2010 GWA Media Awards Recipients

For over 25 years, the GWA has conducted an annual awards program for talent and products published or aired in the field of garden communications. The purpose of the program is to provide recognition for the vast talents of the GWA membership in the area of writing, photography, graphic design, illustration and electronic media such as radio, television and Internet programming. It is a means of showcasing the many exceptional works created and/or published every year.

From 238 awards entries, 38 works were recognized for individual or collective achievement in 2009. Working in category teams (writing, photography, etc.), judges reviewed every entry based upon an objective point system evaluating information accuracy, content, organization, style and originality. Entries placing in the top 10% of this non-competitive scoring receive the Silver Award of Achievement and become semi-finalists for the Gold Awards for Best Talent or Best Product.

The second stage of judging becomes competitive. From the 38 Silver Award of Achievement recipients, the judges, as a group, subjectively evaluate talent (writing, photography, on-air personality, etc.) and product (book, magazine, calendar, etc.) entries for “Best Talent” or "Best Product" awards.

Awards Chair Judy Lowe is pleased to announce the following recipients of the 2010 GWA Media Awards.

2010 Gold Awards for Best Talent and Best Product

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Best Magazine Writing
Irene Virag for “Ultimate Eater” published by Nature’s Garden.

Best Newspaper Writing
Mariana Greene for “A Bit of the U.K. in Bloom” published by The Dallas Morning

Best Book Writing
Julie Moir Messervy for Home Outside published by Taunton Press.

Best Bulletin Writing
Wendy Scott for “Our Urban Forest” published by Delaware Center for Horticulture.

Best Electronic Media Writing
Irvin Etienne for “Indianapolis Museum of Art Blog” published by the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Best Photography
Roger Foley for the book A Clearing in the Woods: Creating Contemporary Gardens published by Monacelli Press.

Best Illustration
Sharon Lovejoy for Toad Cottages & Shooting Stars published by Workman Publishing.

Best Graphic Design
Robin Horton for “Urban Gardens Blog” published on www.urbangardensweb.com.

Best Magazine
Garden Design: Sept./Oct. 2009 published by Bonnier Corporation.

Best Book
The American Meadow Garden published by Timber Press.

Best Technical Book
Rain Gardening in the South published by ENO Publishers.

Best Electronic Media
www.gracedesignassociates.com created by Grace Design Associates.

Best Trade
“David Austin Handbook of Roses 2010” published by David Austin Roses.

2010 Silver Awards of Achievement

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Writing - Magazine
Jenny Andrews, “A Change in the Weather”, Garden Design
Doreen Howard, “Gardens for Recovery”, The American Gardener
Irene Virag, “Garter Snakes Will Charm You”, Nature’s Garden
Irene Virag, “Ultimate Eater”, Nature’s Garden

Writing - Newspaper
Lisa Albert, “Put on a Show With Containers”, The Oregonian
Mariana Greene, “A Bit of the U.K. in Bloom”, The Dallas Morning News
Kim Palmer, “Farming Out the Back Yard”, Star Tribune

Writing - Book
judywhite, Bloom-Again Orchids, Timber Press
Julie Moir Messervy, Home Outside, The Taunton Press

Writing – Technical Book
David Deardorff & Kathryn Wadsworth, What’s Wrong With My Plant? (And How Do I Fix It?), Timber Press

Writing - Newsletter/Bulletin/Brochure
Wendy Scott, “Our Urban Forest,” Delaware Center for Horticulture

Writing - Electronic Media
Rhonda Fleming Hayes, “The Garden Buzz”, www.thegardenbuzz.com
Irvin Etienne, “Indianapolis Museum of Art Blog”, Indianapolis Museum of Art
Linda Lehmusvirta, “Central Texas Gardener”, KLRU-TV

Photography - Magazine
Jonathan Whittle, “Brazillian Bravura”, Garden Design

Photography - Book
Roger Foley, A Clearing in the Woods: Creating Contemporary Gardens, The Monacelli Press

Photography - Calendar
Robin Bachtler Cushman, “The Organic Kitchen Garden 2010 Calendar”, Amber Lotus Publishing

Photography - Portfolio
Walter Chandoha, Homegrown Vegetables Portfolio

Photography – Electronic Media
Rob Cardillo, www.RobCardillo.com

Illustration - Book
Sharon Lovejoy, Toad Cottages & Shooting Stars, Workman Publishing

Graphic Design - Magazine
Donna Reiss, “Reading Palms,” Garden Design

Graphic Design - Book
Dan Williams, The Dirt Cheap Green Thumb, Storey Publishing

Graphic Design – Electronic Media
Robin Horton, Urban Gardens blog, www.urbangardensweb.com

On-Air Talent - Radio
Willi Evans Galloway, Greg Rabourn and Marty Wingate, Greendays Gardening Panel, NPR, KUOW Seattle

Overall Product – Magazine: Over 100k
Bonnier Corporation, Garden Design Magazine: Sept./Oct. 2009

Overall Product - Book
Timber Press, The American Meadow Garden
Stewart, Tabori & Chang, Power of Gardens

Overall Product – Technical Book
ENO Publishers, Rain Gardening in the South

Overall Product – Newsletter
Morris Arboretum, “SEASONS: Fall 2009”

Overall Product – Calendar
Theresa M. Forte, “Gardens of Inspiration 2009 Calendar”

Overall Product - Electronic Media
Grace Design Associates, www.gracedesignassociates.com

Trade - Newsletter
Monrovia, “Plant Savvy: July/August”

Trade - Catalog
David Austin Roses, “David Austin Handbook of Roses 2010”

Trade - Magazine
Randall-Reilly Publishing, Total Landscape Care: November 2009

Trade – Television
University of Florida, Your Southern Garden

Trade – Article
Total Landscape Care, “And Now For Something Completely Different”

Trade – Special Projects
Linden Hill Gardens, Lessons from Linden Hill: Design Tips and Planning Pointers

Trade – Calendar
Syngenta Flowers, “Syngenta Flowers/Goldsmith Seeds 2010"

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