Members can recognize the achievements of their peers with a 2018 Honors Nomination. To honor individuals who have made a significant contribution to the GWA objectives, please complete the nomination form below. Self- nominations as welcome for all awards and honors.
Winners will be honored during the Awards & Honors Dinner on August 16 as part of the 2018 GWA Annual Conference & Expo in Chicago.
Hall of Fame Member ( See past winners ) is the highest honor GWA can bestow on a person whose life and career has materially affected and advanced the mission and values of GWA. Self-nominations are welcome.
Honorary Member ( See past winners ) recognizes a non-member who has contributed measurably to the GWA mission and values through professional or avocational activities, but is not otherwise qualified for GWA membership. Self-nominations are welcome.
Fellow ( See past winners ) recognizes a member in good standing who has demonstrated exceptionally high degrees of skill, professional ethics and dedication to the GWA mission and values. Two members may be elected Fellows each year. Self-nominations are welcome.
Wilfred J. Jung Distinguished Service Medal ( See past winners ) is awarded to an allied member who has contributed significantly to the promotion of home gardening and garden communications. Only one award winner may be named each year. Self-nominations are welcome.
Emergent Communicator Award ( See past winners ) recognizes a member under the age of 40 who has demonstrated exceptionally high degrees of skill, professional ethics and dedication to the GWA mission and values. One award winner will be named each year. Self-nominations are welcome.
Cynthia Westcott Scientific Writing Award ( See past winners ) recognizes individuals who communicate new ideas, concepts or scientific findings related to horticulture and gardening in terms that are easily understood by laypersons. Self-nominations are welcome.
Green Medal Sustainability Award ( See past winners ) recognizes the accomplishments of individuals or allied organizations working to address wise and respectful use of the land. Self-nominations are welcome.
Note: Sitting officers and directors of GWA are not eligible for GWA Honors.
Announcing 2018 GWA Honors
GWA congratulates recipients of its 2018 Honors, recognizing excellence and service in the green communicators industry. Honorees were presented their awards during the 2018 Awards & Honors Dinner at the GWA Annual Conference & Expo in Chicago, IL on Thursday, August 16.
A special thank you to the 2018 Honors Committee, including chair Debra Prinzing, Rob Cardillo, Melinda Myers and Nan Sterman, as well as the Sustainability Committee for all their work in selecting this year's honorees.
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