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CATEGORIES

This year's contest features over 60 categories across 6 disciplines. To learn more about each category and entry requirements, click the headers below. 

Writing • Photography • 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 Writing Style & Content Writer/Publisher Writer Only
Magazine Column (Circulation > 20K) 3 Publication Links/Files Writing Style & Content Writer/Publisher Writer Only
Magazine Article (Circulation < 20K)  1 Publication Link/File Writing Style & Content Writer/Publisher Writer Only
Magazine Article (Circulation > 20K)  1 Publication Link/File Writing Style & Content Writer/Publisher Writer Only
Newspaper Column (Circulation < 20K) 3 Publication Links/Files Writing Style & Content Writer/Publisher Writer Only
Newspaper Column (Circulation > 20K) 3 Publication Links/Files Writing Style & Content Writer/Publisher Writer Only
Newspaper Article (Circulation < 20K) 1 Publication Link/File Writing Style & Content Writer/Publisher Writer Only
Newspaper Article (Circulation > 20K) 1 Publication Link/File Writing Style & Content Writer/Publisher Writer Only
Book - General Readership 3 Copies + Link/File Writing Style & Content Writer/Publisher Writer Only
Book - Technical/Reference 3 Copies + Link/File Writing Style & Content Writer/Publisher Writer Only
E-Book (Self-Published) 1 Publication Link/File Writing Style & Content Writer/Publisher Writer Only
E-Newsletter Article 1 Publication Link/File Writing Style & Content Writer/Publisher Writer Only
E-Zine Article 1 Publication Link/File Writing Style & Content Writer/Publisher Writer Only
Blog Writing - Single Post 1 Publication Links Writing Style & Content Writer/Publisher Writer Only
Blog Writing - Overall 3 Publication Links Writing Style & Content Writer/Publisher Writer Only
Newsletter, Bulletin or Brochure 1 Publication Link/File Writing Style & Content Writer/Publisher Writer Only
Student Writing - Newspaper, Magazine, Book, Blog 1 Publication Link/File Writing Style & Content Writer/Publisher Writer Only

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

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

 

DIGITAL MEDIA

Categories What to Submit Judged For Who May Enter Who Gets Award
Blog - Overall Site 1 Publication Link Overall Writing, Photo & Usability Site Owner Site Owner*
Website - Individual Overall 1 Publication Link Style, Content & Usability Site Owner Site Owner*
Website - Commercial Overall 1 Publication Link Style, Content & Usability Site Owner Site Owner*
Video (YouTube, Vimeo) - Single Video 1 Publication Link/File Content & Presentation Copyright Owner Copyright Owner*
Student Digital Media - Blog, Website, Video 1 Publication Link/File Style, Content & Usability Site Owner Site Owner*

 

BROADCAST MEDIA

Categories What to Submit Judged For Who May Enter Who Gets Award
Television Program - Talent 3 Program Links Style & Presentation On-Air Talent On-Air Talent
Television Program - Overall 3 Program Links Content & Presentation Copyright Owner Copyright Owner*
Television Feature - Talent 1 Program Link Style & Presentation On-Air Talent On-Air Talent
Television Feature - Overall 1 Program Link Content & Presentation Copyright Owner Copyright Owner*
Radio Program - Talent 3 Program Links Style & Presentation On-Air Talent On-Air Talent
Radio Program - Overall 3 Program Links Content & Presentation Copyright Owner Copyright Owner*
Radio Feature - Talent 1 Program Link Style & Presentation On-Air Talent On-Air Talent
Radio Feature - Overall 1 Program Link Content & Presentation Copyright Owner Copyright Owner*
Podcast Series - Talent (NEW) 3 Program Links Style & Presentation On-Air Talent On-Air Talent
Podcast Series - Overall 3 Program Links Content & Presentation Copyright Owner Copyright Owner*
Digital/Broadcast Special Project
(Ex: Livestream, Twitter Chat, Distance Learning, Garden App/Games, etc.)
1 Project Link/File Content & Presentation Copyright Owner Copyright Owner*
Student Broadcast Media - Television, Radio, Podcast 1 Program Link/File Content & Presentation 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 Writing, Photos & Presentation Publisher Publisher
Magazine (Circulation > 20K) 4 Copies + Link/File Writing, Photos & Presentation Publisher Publisher
Newspaper Garden Feature Page/Section 1 Publication Link/File Writing, Photos & Presentation Publisher Publisher
Book - General Readership 3 Copies + Link/File Writing, Photos & Presentation Publisher Publisher
Book - Technical/Reference 3 Copies + Link/File Writing, Photos & Presentation Publisher Publisher
Newsletter, Bulletin or Brochure 1 Publication Link/File Writing, Photos & Presentation Publisher Publisher
Calendar 1 Publication Link/File Writing, Photos & Presentation Publisher Publisher
E-Zine 1 Publication Link/File Writing, Photos & Usability Publisher Publisher
E-Book 1 Publication Link/File Writing, Photos & Usability Publisher Publisher
E-Newsletter 1 Publication Link/File Writing, Photos & Usability Publisher Publisher
E-Newspaper 1 Publication Link/File Writing, Photos & Usability 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, Bulletin or Brochure 1 Publication Link/File Writing, Photos & Presentation Publisher Publisher
Catalog 1 Publication Link/File Writing, Photos & Presentation Publisher Publisher
Press Release, Press Kit or Promo Publication Package Link/File Editorial Content & Presentation Publisher Publisher
Magazine  1 Publication Link/File Writing, Photos & Presentation Publisher Publisher
Special Projects
(Ex: News Releases, Radio & TV Tips, Print Columns & Calendars)
1 Publication Link/File Writing, Photos & Presentation 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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