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 recognizes the top professional horticultural communicators in the areas of writing, photography, digital media, broadcast media, publishing and trade. All works primarily focused on horticulture and gardening topics are eligible. All individuals, producers, and publishers may enter. GWA membership is not required, but GWA membership does qualify entrants for discounted entry fees.
The 2018 GWA Media Awards will be launching in late 2017. Check back to additional information and get your entries ready!
2018 Media Awards Committee Co-Chairs: Dee Nash & Ellen Zachos
Award entries should be submitted in electronic form. However, books and magazines (in the Publisher category) are encouraged to be submitted in BOTH their digital and original published forms, submitted via mail or courier.
2018 CONTEST ELIGIBILITY
Only works first published and copyrighted between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017, are eligible for entry. The official copyright date will be the eligibility determinant. You do not need to be a GWA member to enter. Any writer, editor, publisher, producer, etc. may enter. Fees will be based upon the membership status of the award recipient only. GWA Awards Committee members and judges are not eligible to enter. GWA 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 February 15, 2018 are eligible for a special early-bird discount of $25 off the standard entry fee per entry, and all entries must be received no later than March 15, 2018. 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. Judges may not submit entries of their own work.
Interested in becoming a judge? GWA is currently seeking judges specializing across all award genres, including writing, photography, digital media, broadcast media, publishing and trade. Please contact GWA Media Awards co-chair, Ellen Zachos at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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 May 2018. Winning entries will be displayed at the 2018 GWA Annual Conference & Expo in Chicago, IL, August 13-16, 2018, and presented during the Annual Awards & Honors Dinner, when the Gold Awards will be announced.