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CATEGORIES

This year's contest features over 50 categories across 7 disciplines. To learn more about each category and entry requirements, click the headers below. 

Writing • Photography • Speaking • Digitial Media • Broadcast Media • Publisher/Producer • Trade

WRITING

Categories What to Submit Judged For Who May Enter Who Gets Award
Magazine Column (Circulation < 20K) 3 Publication Links/Files Accuracy, Content, Style Writer/Publisher Writer Only
Magazine Column (Circulation > 20K) 3 Publication Links/Files Accuracy, Content, Style Writer/Publisher Writer Only
Magazine Article (Circulation < 20K)  1 Publication Link/File Accuracy, Content, Style Writer/Publisher Writer Only
Magazine Article (Circulation > 20K)  1 Publication Link/File Accuracy, Content, Style Writer/Publisher Writer Only
Newspaper Column (Circulation < 20K) 3 Publication Links/Files Accuracy, Content, Style Writer/Publisher Writer Only
Newspaper Column (Circulation > 20K) 3 Publication Links/Files Accuracy, Content, Style Writer/Publisher Writer Only
Newspaper Article (Circulation < 20K) 1 Publication Link/File Accuracy, Content, Style Writer/Publisher Writer Only
Newspaper Article (Circulation > 20K) 1 Publication Link/File Accuracy, Content, Style Writer/Publisher Writer Only
Book - General Readership 3 Copies + Link/File Accuracy, Content, Style Writer/Publisher Writer Only
Book - Technical/Reference 3 Copies + Link/File Accuracy, Content, Style Writer/Publisher Writer Only
E-Book (Self-Published) 1 Publication Link/File Accuracy, Content, Style Writer/Publisher Writer Only
Blog Overall 3 Publication Links Accuracy, Content, Style Writer/Publisher Writer Only
Blog Post 1 Publication Links Accuracy, Content, Style Writer/Publisher Writer Only
Newsletter or Brochure 1 Publication Link/File Accuracy, Content, Style Writer/Publisher Writer Only
Newsletter Article 1 Publication Link/File Accuracy, Content, Style Writer/Publisher Writer Only

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

Categories What to Submit Judged For Who May Enter Who Gets Award
Magazine (Circulation < 20K) 1 Publication Link/File Technique, Composition, Creativity Photographer/Publisher Photographer Only
Magazine (Circulation > 20K) 1 Publication Link/File Technique, Composition, Creativity Photographer/Publisher Photographer Only
Newspaper (Circulation < 20K) 1 Publication Link/File Technique, Composition, Creativity Photographer/Publisher Photographer Only
Newspaper (Circulation > 20K) 1 Publication Link/File Technique, Composition, Creativity Photographer/Publisher Photographer Only
Book - General Readership  3 Copies + Link/File Technique, Composition, Creativity Photographer/Publisher Photographer Only
Book - Technical/Reference  3 Copies + Link/File Technique, Composition, Creativity Photographer/Publisher Photographer Only
Newsletter, Catalog or Brochure 1 Publication Link/File Technique, Composition, Creativity Photographer/Publisher Photographer Only
Calendar 1 Publication Link/File Technique, Composition, Creativity Photographer/Publisher Photographer Only
Cover 1 Publication Link/File Technique, Composition, Creativity Photographer/Publisher Photographer Only
Portfolio 3-10 Link/Files with Proof of Publication Technique, Composition, Creativity Photographer/Publisher Photographer Only

 

SPEAKING

Categories What to Submit Judged For Who May Enter Who Gets Award
Live Presentation 1 Program Link/File
Limit 60 minutes
Accuracy, Content, Style Speaker Speaker

 

DIGITAL MEDIA

Categories What to Submit Judged For Who May Enter Who Gets Award
Blog - Overall Site 1 Publication Link Accuracy, Content, Style Site Owner Site Owner*
Website - Individual Overall 1 Publication Link Accuracy, Content, Style Site Owner Site Owner*
Website - Commercial Overall 1 Publication Link Accuracy, Content, Style Site Owner Site Owner*
Video (YouTube, Vimeo) - Single Video 1 Publication Link/File Accuracy, Content, Style Copyright Owner Copyright Owner*
Digital Special Project 1 Project Link/File Accuracy, Content, Style Copyright Owner Copyright Owner*

 

BROADCAST MEDIA

Categories What to Submit Judged For Who May Enter Who Gets Award
Television Program - Talent 3 Program Links
Limit 30 minutes each
Accuracy, Content, Style On-Air Talent On-Air Talent
Television Program - Overall 3 Program Links
Limit 30 minutes each
Accuracy, Production Value, Content Copyright Owner Copyright Owner*
Television Feature - Talent 1 Program Link
Limit 30 minutes
Accuracy, Content, Style On-Air Talent On-Air Talent
Television Feature - Overall 1 Program Link
Limit 30 minutes
Accuracy, Production Value, Content Copyright Owner Copyright Owner*
Radio Program - Talent 3 Program Links
Limit 30 minutes each
Accuracy, Content, Style On-Air Talent On-Air Talent
Radio Program - Overall 3 Program Links
Limit 30 minutes each
Accuracy, Production Value, Content Copyright Owner Copyright Owner*
Radio Feature - Talent 1 Program Link
Limit 30 minutes
Accuracy, Content, Style On-Air Talent On-Air Talent
Radio Feature - Overall 1 Program Link
Limit 30 minutes
Accuracy, Production Value, Content Copyright Owner Copyright Owner*
Podcast Series - Talent 3 Program Links
Limit 30 minutes each
Accuracy, Content, Style On-Air Talent On-Air Talent
Podcast Series - Overall 3 Program Links
Limit 30 minutes each
Accuracy, Production Value, Content Copyright Owner Copyright Owner*
Broadcast Special Project 1 Project Link/File
Limit 30 minutes
Accuracy, Production Value, Content Copyright Owner Copyright Owner*

 

PUBLISHER/PRODUCER
For publishers, producers and packagers only. Must be consumer oriented.

Categories What to Submit Judged For Who May Enter Who Gets Award
Magazine (Circulation < 20K) 4 Copies + Link/File Accuracy, Content, Style Publisher Publisher
Magazine (Circulation > 20K) 4 Copies + Link/File Accuracy, Content, Style Publisher Publisher
Newspaper Garden Feature Page/Section 1 Publication Link/File Accuracy, Content, Style Publisher Publisher
Newsletter or Brochure 1 Publication Link/File Accuracy, Content, Style Publisher Publisher
E-Newspaper 1 Publication Link/File Accuracy, Content, Style Publisher Publisher
Book - General Readership 3 Copies + Link/File Accuracy, Content, Style Publisher Publisher
Book - Technical/Reference 3 Copies + Link/File Accuracy, Content, Style Publisher Publisher
E-Book 1 Publication Link/File Accuracy, Content, Style Publisher Publisher

 

TRADE
Works created by plant producers, botanical institutions or other agencies for industry/trade use. 

Categories What to Submit Judged For Who May Enter Who Gets Award
Newsletter or Brochure 1 Publication Link/File Accuracy, Content, Style Publisher Publisher
Catalog 1 Publication Link/File Accuracy, Content, Style Publisher Publisher
Press Release, Press Kit or Promo Publication Package Link/File Accuracy, Content, Style Publisher Publisher
Magazine  1 Publication Link/File Accuracy, Content, Style Publisher Publisher
Calendar 1 Publication Link/File Accuracy, Content, Style Publisher Publisher
Special Projects 1 Publication Link/File Accuracy, Content, Style Publisher Publisher

* Site or copyright owners who are individuals pay individual entry fees. Site or copyright owners who are companies pay publisher's entry fee.

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