A. Practical Book of the Year
One that covers the nuts and bolts of a particular aspect of gardening or plant group that includes proven tips, tools, and may include illustrated step-by- techniques.
B. Reference Book of the Year
A garden or gardening book that includes factual information and is not usually read all the way through, or chapter by chapter. It can include plant monographs, encyclopaedias, directories and garden guides in a one-off or annual publication.
C. Inspirational Book of the Year
Travel tales, biographies, inspirational plant journeys, diaries or stories that inspire the gardener to something new.
D. Garden Publication of the Year
The national, regional or specialist consumer magazine or newspaper with the best gardening content judged from three issues published in three consecutive months.
E. The David Hessayon Garden Writer of the Year Award
The journalist, section editor, editor or contributor who submits the best three features to appear in any single national, regional or specialist newspaper or in any consumer or trade magazine.
F. News Story of the Year
The writer of the best gardening news story published in any national, regional or specialist newspaper or in any consumer or trade magazine or on any website. You are encouraged to submit evidence of how your story has developed.
G. Journalist of the Year
The writer of the best three gardening articles published in magazines, newspapers or on a website or in a horticulture or trade journal. Judged from three pieces of work.
H. Practical Journalist of the Year
The writer of the best practical gardening column, single article or article from a feature or series, published in a magazine or newspaper or website. Judged from three pieces of work.
I. Trade Journalist of the Year
The writer of the best trade column, or article from a feature or series, published in a professional horticulture or trade journal or website. Judged from three pieces of work. Photography
J. Photographer of the Year
The Award will be made for photographic work that has been in the public domain between 1st October 2012 and 1st September 2013. Public domain includes print media, online media, public exhibition space and publication via stock agency. Each image must be accompanied by a verifiable reference, e.g. publication name and date, URL (website address), exhibition ref, stock usage ref etc.
K. Features Photographer of the Year
The Award will be made for photographic work that has been published in print or online between 1st October 2012 and 1st September 2013.
A themed portfolio of five or more images from one editorial feature, in print or online, from an assignment that accounts for at least 80% of all the photographic illustrations published in the context. Enter photos and copies of the published feature.
L. Book Photographer of the Year
The Award will be made for photographic work that has been published in books published between 1st October 2012 and 1st September 2013.
A book where the photographer’s contribution comprises 80% or more of the total photographic content.
M. TV Broadcast of the Year
A national or regional TV gardening broadcast of three minutes or more, including ‘red button’ broadcasts, broadcast for the first time between 1st October 2012 and 1st September 2013. This may be a freestanding item or part of another TV programme.
N. Radio Broadcast of the Year
For the best local or national radio gardening broadcast, whether a single programme or selected programmes from a series or strand, including features, documentaries, interviews, phone-ins first broadcast between 1st October 2012 and 1st September 2013.
P. Environmental Award
The Award will be made to the writer, photographer or broadcaster who has identified and chronicled a project or impact to the guardianship of our environment, such as an increase in biodiversity, conservation, recycling issues, locking up carbon, or impact on the threat of climate change, etc.
This cross media category will be judged on both the environmental benefits of the subject matter and the degree of excellence with which it is communicated. The project must have been started, developed or completed and the coverage must have appeared in the public domain in the period 1st October 2012 and 1st September 2013.
R. The Alan Titchmarsh New Talent Award
The Award will be made to people who have made their first steps in the world of garden media, print, broadcast, photography and/or online between 1st October 2012 and 1st September 2013.
The new garden media person who has demonstrated the best talent and potential in his or her field of communication(s).
S. Digital Media Award
TThe Awards will be made for online media that was live at some point between 1st October 2012 and 1st September 2013.
S(a) - Blog of the Year
For the best blog. Judged from viewing the live blogs plus supporting entry details.
S(b) - Website of the Year
For the best gardening website. Judged from viewing the live website plus supporting entry details
T. New Media Award
The award will be made for software applications (apps) designed to be downloaded to a device operating system such as iPhone and iPad, or the Android equivalent and flip book effect e-magazines/online magazines that have been launched/published between 1st October 2012 and 1st September 2013.
Life Time Achievement Award
Life Time Achievement Award
2011 John Brookes & Nigel Colborn
2010 Andrew Lawson
2009 Peter Beales
2008 Michael Warren
2007 Ken Muir
The Lifetime Achievement Award is made to individuals who have made an exceptional and long-term contribution within the gardening media sector and to the wider industry. It is voted on by members of the Guild.