Friday, August 12, 2022

We received two the 2022 Media Awards!

I've got some Big News to share! Washington Gardener Magazine received the 2022 Media Awards Silver Medal of Achievement for Consumer Magazine > Magazine (Circulation < 20K), presented by GardenComm: Garden Communicators International.


We won another silver award for Social Media for our @WDCgardener account on Twitter! The social media category is a new one this year and was judged for "accuracy, content, and style."

Now we are up for golds medal levels in both categories and will find out in October who won those honors.


Here is the official press release:

For Immediate Release 

Contact: Chris Sabbarese 

  Ph: 951.899.5015

Washington Gardener Magazine Receives

2022 GardenComm Media Awards Silver Medal of Achievement

August 12, 2022 Washington Gardener Magazine recently received the 2022 Media Awards Silver Medal of Achievement for Consumer Magazine > Magazine (Circulation < 20K)  , presented by GardenComm: Garden Communicators International.

This national award recognizes individuals and companies who achieve the highest levels of talent and professionalism in garden communications. The 2022 competition had more than 165 entries in 67 categories.  Recipients of the Silver Medal represent the best in their category and will now compete for Gold Medals in their category.

Kathy Jentz received the Silver Medal of Achievement for her editing and production of Washington Gardener Magazine. Washington Gardener Magazine is the gardening publication published specifically for the Washington, DC area and its near and far suburbs. We sent out our premiere issue in March/April 2005 and we are now about to be celebrating our 17th anniversary. 

“The GardenComm Media Awards showcase writers, photographers, editors, videographers, social media managers, publishers, and trade companies that have demonstrated excellence in garden communications in print or electronic communications,” says Maria Zampini, president of GardenComm.

Since the early 1980s, the GardenComm Media Awards program has recognized outstanding writing, photography, graphic design and illustration for books, newspaper stories, magazine articles and other works focused on gardening. 

The full list of winners will be available on the GardenComm website following the 2022 Annual Honors & Awards virtual event on October 15th at 2:30 pm ET held in conjunction with the GardenComm Virtual Conference, October 12 - 15.  For more information about this award, contact Chris Sabbarese via email at

About GardenComm 

GardenComm, Garden Communicators International, is an organization of professional communicators in the green and garden 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 GardenComm members. Learn more at


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