GardenComm Media Awards
2020 Awards Program Opening Soon!
GardenComm, the only national online media awards program for the gardening communications industry. Held annually for more than 20 years, the GardenComm Media Awards have recognized the top professional horticultural communicators in the areas of writing, photography, speaking, digital media, broadcast media, publishing and trade. This year's program features over 50 categories (View here). All works primarily focused on horticulture and gardening topics are eligible. All individuals, producers, and publishers may enter. GardenComm membership is not required, but GardenComm membership does qualify entrants for discounted entry fees.
For more than 20 years, GardenComm has conducted our annual awards program. Originally the Quill & TrowelAwards, the program expanded into the current GardenComm Media Awards. Throughout its evolution, the GardenComm awards program has maintained its primary goal of providing public recognition for excellence in gardening-related communications in all media.
Judged for accuracy, content and style, each video can be up to 60 minutes in length and from presentations given between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019.
2020 Awards Committee Co-Chairs
Dee Nash & Carol Michel
Award entries should be submitted in a digital format. However, books and magazines entered in the publishing categories are encouraged to be submitted in BOTH their digital and original published forms.
Only works first published and copyrighted between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019 are eligible for entry. The official copyright date will be the eligibility determinant.
You do not need to be a GardenComm member to enter. Any writer, editor, publisher, producer, company, etc. may enter. Fees will be based upon the membership status of the award recipient only. GardenComm reserves the right to determine an entry ineligible if it is inconsistent with the goals and objectives of the organization. Entrants who submit a work in the wrong category will be asked to move it to the correct one.
Entries received before March 1, 2020 are eligible for a special early-bird discount ($25 savings), and all entries must be received no later than April 9, 2020. Late entries will not be accepted.
A jury of professionals, selected for their experience, expertise and genre perspective, will be assembled to evaluate all entries. While judges may submit entries, they cannot submit entries in any category which they will judge in either the silver or gold rounds. Top entries from the first round of judging will be eligible for Silver Awards. The second round of judging, to determine Gold Awards, will include only Silver Award-winning entries.
Awards will be given at two levels: Silver Awards of Achievement and Gold Awards for Best Talent or Best Product, representing the best of each artistic category and the best of each product. Silver Awards will be announced in June 2020. Winning entries will be displayed at the 2020 GardenComm Annual Conference & Expo in Williamsburg, Virginia, August 9-12, and presented during the Annual Awards & Honors Dinner, when the Gold Awards will be announced.
Check back soon for our 2020 program.
Contact Jenn Perrone, GardenComm Deputy Executive Director at 212.297.2198 or firstname.lastname@example.org.