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2014 GWA Media Awards Recipients
For more than 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.
Because of the recent explosion of new media channels and in response to member suggestions, a special task force was created last year to review and update the awards program categories and criteria. The modernization was specifically designed to enable more garden communicators the opportunity to receive recognition for their unique works and talents.
This year’s awards program continued the modernization process by moving to a new, online program for electronic entries and judging. The Association partnered with the leading newspaper awards program created by Better BNC/Smalltown Newspapers for the first Green Industry online awards program.
In the first round of judging, 260 awards entries were reviewed and 51 works were recognized with Silver Awards for individual or collective achievement in 2014. 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 Award of Achievement for Best Talent or Best Product.
The second stage of judging becomes competitive. From the 51 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.
The 2014 GWA Gold Media Awards will be revealed during the GWA Annual Symposium in Pittsburgh, Pa., Aug. 11. Awards Chair Geri Laufer is pleased to announce the following recipients of the 2014 GWA Silver Garden Media Awards of Achievement.
Writing - Book (general readership)
Writing - Book (technical/reference)
Writing – Magazine Article
Writing - Magazine Column
Writing - Newpaper Article
Writing - Newsletter/Bulletin/Brochure
Writing - Newspaper Column
Photography - Book (general readership)
Photography - Calendar
Photography - Cover Photo
Photography - Magazine Article
Photography - Newspaper
Photography - Portfolio
ELECTRONIC MEDIA - BROADCAST
Electronic Special Project
Radio Program - Overall
Radio Program - Talent
TV Program - Overall
TV Program - Talent
ELECTRONIC MEDIA - ONLINE
Podcast Series - Talent
Video - Overall
Video - Talent
Website - Article
ELECTRONIC MEDIA - SOCIAL MEDIA
E-newsletter - Article
E-newsletter - Overall
PUBLISHER – OVERALL PRODUCT
Overall Book (General readership)
Overall Book (technical/reference)
Magazine over 100K Circulation
Magazine under 100K Circulation
Newspaper Garden Feature Page or Section
Trade - Catalog
Trade – Magazine
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