Monday, July 09, 2018

Washington Gardener Magazine Receives 2018 GWA Media Awards Silver Medal of Achievement

We Won an Award!
There were no others awarded in our small-circulation magazine category and now we are up for the Gold Award against all the other "big" publications, wish us luck! The Gold Award winners will be announced in August at the GWA Annual Meeting in Chicago.

Here is the official press release:

Contact: Crystal Goodremote

 Washington Gardener Magazine Receives
2018 GWA Media Awards Silver Medal of Achievement

7/9/18 – Washington Gardener magazine and the magazine’s founder Kathy Jentz received the 2018 Media Awards Silver Medal of Achievement for Magazines (under 20K circulation), presented by GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators.

This national award recognizes individuals and companies who achieve the highest levels of talent and professionalism in garden communications. The 2018 competition had more than 260 entries in 56 categories.  Recipients of the Silver Medal represent the top winners each competition category and will now compete for best of group in the areas of writing, photography, digital media, broadcast media, publishing and trade.

“The GWA Media Awards showcase the writers, photographers, editors, publishers and trade companies that have pursued excellence in gardening communication in print or electronic communications,” says Becky Heath, president of GWA.  “The Media Award winners have been judged by industry experts and show significant distinction and merits that exemplify exceptional work.”

Kathy Jentz is editor and publisher of Washington Gardener magazine. A life-long gardener, Kathy believes that growing plants should be stress-free and enjoyable. Her philosophy is inspiration over perspiration. Washington Gardener magazine is the gardening publication published specifically for Washington, DC, and its suburbs.

Since the early 1980s, the GWA Media Awards program has recognized outstanding writing, photography, graphic design and illustration for books, newspaper stories, magazine articles and other works focused on gardening. In recent years, the awards program has expanded to include on-air talent, production and direction for radio, television, video, Internet and other electronic media.

To view all the 2018 GWA Media Award recipients, visit For more information about this award, contact Crystal Goodremote 212.297.2198 or

About GWA
GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators, formerly the Garden Writers Association, is an organization of professional communicators in the green industry including book authors, bloggers, staff editors, syndicated columnists, free-lance writers, photographers, speakers, landscape designers, television and radio personalities, consultants, publishers, extension service agents and more. No other organization in the industry has as much contact with the buying public as GWA members. Learn more at 

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