Costa Farms receives 2016 GWA Media Awards Silver Medal of Achievement

Costa Farms, US plant growers, received the 2016 Media Awards Silver Medal of Achievement for electronic media excellence for its website,, presented by GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators.

This national award recognizes individuals and companies who achieve the highest levels of talent and professionalism in garden communications. The 2016 competition had more than 250 entries in 56 categories. Recipients of the Silver Medal represent the top 10 percent of each competition category and will now compete for best of group in the areas of writing, photography, electronic media, publishing and trade.

“The GWA Media Awards showcase the writers, photographers, editors, publishers and trade companies that have pursued excellence in gardening communication in print or electronic communications,” says Kirk Brown, president of GWA. “The Media Award winners have been judged by industry experts and show significant distinction and merits that exemplify exceptional work.”

“It’s an honor being recognized for our leadership in the horticultural communications field via,” says Justin Hancock, website manager at Costa Farms. “We’ve worked to create an experience that’s easy to navigate and gives everyone confidence to be more successful with all the plants they grow.”

Since the early 1980s, the GWA Media Awards program has recognized outstanding writing, photography, graphic design and illustration for books, newspaper stories, magazine articles and other works focused on gardening. In recent years, the awards program has expanded to include on-air talent, production and direction for radio, television, video, Internet and other electronic media. To view all the 2016 GWA Media Award recipients, visit

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