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All New ONLINE Awards Program

GWA Media Awa rds 2014 Call for Entries
Opens January 3, 2014

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INTRODUCTION
The Garden Writers Association is pleased to announce that latest modernization of its Garden Media Awards Program to an ALL NEW online entry and judging process. We believe this is the only national online media awards contest for the Gardening Communications Industry. GWA will be awarding the prestigious GWA Media Awards to the top professional communicators in the lawn & garden genre for 2013. All works primarily focused on gardening are eligible for the 2014 Garden Writers Association Media Awards Program and may be submitted by individuals or publishers that are GWA members or non-members.

BACKGROUND
For more than 20 years, the Garden Writers Association has conducted an annual awards program. Originally the Quill & Trowel Awards, the program expanded into the current GWA Garden Media Awards. Throughout its evolution, the GWA awards program has maintained its primary goal of providing public recognition for excellence in gardening-related communications in all media.

ON-LINE SUBMISSIONS
Although book and some photo entries still may be submitted in original published form via mail or courier, all other award entries are now being accepted in electronic format. For information or assistance creating electronic files, please contact the GWA office at 806.832.1870 or media@gardenwriters.org.

ELIGIBILITY
Only works first published and copyrighted between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013, 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. Judges and committee members 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.

DEADLINES
All entries must be received no later than March 15, 2014. Late entries will not be accepted.

JUDGES' COMMENTS ARE BACK!
Limited time and resources forced the elimination of judges' comments years ago. NOW THEY ARE BACK! Each entry can opt to receive judges' comments to help guide their future work development. GWA is pleased to bring back this valuable service as a learning tool for members.

AWARDS
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 (writing, photography, etc.) and the best of each product (book, magazine, etc.). Silver Awards will be announced in May 2014. Winning entries will be displayed at the GWA Annual Symposium and awards will be presented during the Annual Awards Banquet. The Gold Awards will be unveiled during the 66th Garden Writers Association Awards Banquet Aug. 11, 2014, in Pittsburgh, PA.

PRESENTATION OF AWARDS
Silver Awards will be announced in May 2014. Winning entries will be displayed at the GWA Annual Symposium and awards will be presented during the GWA Annual Awards Banquet on August 11, 2014, in Pittsburgh, PA.

GOLD AWARDS
The Gold Awards will be unveiled during the 66th Garden Writers Association Awards Banquet August 11, 2014, in Pittsburgh, PA.

2014 Awards Chair: Geri Laufer

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