2018 GWA Media Awards Gold Winners Announced at #GWA2018
GWA congratulates the winners of the 2018 Media Awards Gold Medals, a special designation recognizing the top talent in competition categories. Gold Medal winners were announced during the 2018 Awards & Honors Dinner at the GWA Annual Conference & Expo in Chicago, IL.
GWA Media Awards is the only national online media awards program for the gardening communications industry. Held annually for more than 20 years, the GWA Media Awards have recognized the top professional horticultural communicators in the areas of writing, photography, digital media, broadcast media, publishing and trade.
This year's program featured over 60 categories in the areas of writing, photography, digital media, broadcast media, publishing, speaking and trade.
A very special thank you to this year's judges, Ellen Zachos (co-chair), Dee Nash (co-chair), Anelle Ammons, Kenneth Brown, Karen Chapman, Aimee Coker, Carmen DeVito, Katie Elzer-Peters, Grace Hensley, Niki Jabbour, Joe L'ampl, Chris Link, Mary-Kate Mackey, Carol Michel, Charlie Nardozzi, Mary Ann Newcomer, Rebecca Reed, Jan Riggenbach, Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, Mark Turner, Jessica Walliser and Paul Wilson.
Learn more about the Media Awards here.
Best Writing: Book
Fresh from the Garden: An Organic Guide to Growing Vegetables,
Berries, and Herbs in Cold Climates, John Whitman
Best Writing: Digital
"On Ants, Aphids and Mutualism", Helen Battersby
Best Writing: Magazine
The Conscientious Gardener: Three-Part Series on The Monarch, Kylee Baumle
Best Writing: Newspaper
"New Flavors Sprout from Nearby Seed Experiments", Debbie Arrington
Chanticleer: Now & Then, Lisa Roper
Best Digital Media
Homestead Brooklyn, Summer Rayne Oakes
Best Broadcast Media
A Growing Passion, Nan Sterman
Best On-Air Talent
Cultivating Place, Conversations on Natural History
& The Human Impulse to Garden, Jennifer Jewell
Best Overall Book
Potted and Pruned: Living a Gardening Life, Carol Michel
Best Overall Periodical
GROW, Summer 2017, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society/Blue Root Media
"Beneficial Bugs in Your Garden Talk by Jessica Walliser", Jessica Walliser
Best Overall Trade
2018 First Editions® Plants Catalog, Bailey Nurseries