Garden Center magazine recognized with 2017 awards

Garden Center magazine recognized with 2017 awards

ASBPE honored the editorial and design teams of the independent garden center B-2-B publication at an awards ceremony in April.

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May 8, 2017
Michelle Simakis
Industry News

Valley View, Ohio – The editorial, design and contributing writer team of Garden Center magazine, a B-2-B publication serving the independent garden center industry, won several awards for their work at a recent ceremony organized by The American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE).

ASBPE, the professional association for full-time and freelance editors, writers, art directors, and designers employed in the business, trade, and specialty press, presented Garden Center magazine with five awards for 2017.

Designer Stephanie Antal won gold for the second year in a row in the Infographics category in the Heartland region, which is comprised of Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and West Virginia. She is also a finalist in the National award for that same category. Antal, editor Michelle Simakis, Lawn & Landscape designer Justin Armburger and illustrator Matthew Laznicka won silver for their conceptual work on the November 2016 State of the Industry issue cover, an illustration by Laznicka. Antal also took home the regional bronze award for Feature Article Design for her design work on "Garden art is cool again."

Simakis won a regional silver award in the Company Profile category for "Proud to Partner," the story of how two independent garden centers in Baton Rouge came together after a devastating flood in August.

Contributing writer Brooke N. Bates also took home a Bronze award for Feature Article, General Interest for her miniature gardening plant feature, "Think big, plant small."

The following sister publications from GIE Media also won several awards from ASBPE:

Greenhouse Management magazine:

Regional Bronze Award, front cover photo design, "Beyond the paycheck," Jamie Winebrenner, graphic designer
Regional Bronze Award, Inforgraphic design, "Future of the Industry Report," Jamie Winebrenner, graphic designer

Nursery Management magazine:

Regional Bronze Award, Cover story opening spread design, December 2016 issue, Katelyn Boyden, graphic designer

Ornamental Breeder magazine:

Regional Bronze Award, Individual Profile, "Think Outside the (Raised) Box," Brooke N. Bates, contributing writer

Cannabis Business Times:

Finalist, National Magazine of the Year award
Regional Bronze Award, Company Profile, "The House That Dankness Built"
Regional Gold Award, Magazine Design
Regional Bronze Award, Regular Column, "Tomorrow in Cannabis"
Regional Gold Award, Front Cover Photo, "Big Fish"
Regional Silver Award, Opening Page/Spread Typographic, "The Dark Side"