About GWA Honors
Members can recognize the achievements of their peers with an Honors Nomination. Nominations for 2017 Honors are now Open!
GWA Honors include...
Hall of Fame 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. Learn more here
Honorary Member 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. Learn more here
Fellow 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. Learn more here
Wilfred J. Jung Distinguished Service Medal 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. Learn more here
Emergent Communicator Award 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. Self-nominations are welcome. Only one award winner may be named each year. Learn more here
NEW! GWA Green Medal Sustainability Award recognizes the accomplishments of individuals or allied organizations working to address wise and respectful use
of the land. Self-nominations are welcome. Submit or learn more here.
NEW! Cynthia Westcott Scientific Writing Award recognizes individuals with PhDs who communicate new ideas, concepts or scientific findings related to horticulture and gardening in terms that are easily understood by laypersons. Learn more here.
Note: Sitting officers and directors of GWA are not eligible for GWA Honors.
2016 GWA Honors
GWA congratulates recipients of its 2016 Honors, recognizing excellence and service in the green communicators industry. Honorees were presented their awards during the 2016 Awards & Honors Dinner at the GWA Annual Conference & Expo in Atlanta, GA.