The Garden Media Guild Online Media Awards 2011
The Garden Media Guild Awards celebrate the best in garden writing - including books, newspapers and magazines - photography, broadcasting - TV and radio - and new media - including gardening websites and gardening blogs. They are the garden media 'Oscars'.
Online Media Awards
Website of the Year
Winner www.gardenersworld.com edited by Daniel Haynes.
Judges’ comments The Gardeners’ World website provides a great resource for British gardneners with monthly tasks, a great plant database and how tos. Words, great photography and video clips combine to entertain, educate and inform visitors to the site. In addition, there’s some lively blogs, competitions and offers. All in all, it’s a comprehensive and useful source of information that’s lively, interactive and easy to negotiate.
www.shootgardening.co.uk edited by Nicola Gammon.
www.my-garden-school.com edited by Elspeth Briscoe.
www.gardenersclick.com, contributors Terry Walton & the team.
www.growfruitandveg.co.uk, Website Manager David Mason & Publishing Director Helen Tudor.
Blog of the Year
Winner Mark Diacono for Otter Farm Blog, www.otterfarmblog.co.uk
Judges’ comments Mark Diacono’s blog from Otter Farm is highly personal, entertaining, beautifully written and full of diverse elements – some educational, some just plain funny. Most recently these include Mark attempting to play cricket with pigs to a description of him trapped sweating in a tractor cab after having run over a wasps’ nest. He fully exploits the medium using not only timely, well-wrought words, but also beautiful photography and video clips. The site is easily negotiated and packed with interest.
James Alexander-Sinclair for Blogging from Blackpitts, www.blackpitts.co.uk/blog
Dawn Isaac for Little Green Fingers, www.littlegreenfingers.com
Lia Leendertz for Midnight Brambling, lialeendertz.wordpress.com
Graham Rice for Transatlantic Gardener, TransatlanticGardener.com