GIE Media, Inc. publications win 26 regional Azbee Awards of Excellence

GIE Media, Inc. publications win 26 regional Azbee Awards of Excellence

Garden Center, Cannabis Business Times, Cannabis Dispensary, Nursery Management, Lawn & Landscape, Golf Course Industry, Greenhouse Management and Produce Grower took home several editorial and graphic design accolades.

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The American Society of Business Publication Editors honored GIE Media Horticulture Group publications with multiple regional awards during its 2018 Heartland Region Azbee Awards of Excellence luncheon on April 20, with additional entries from GIE Media publications in the final running for national awards. National winners will be announced at the national Azbee Awards of Excellence banquet May 10 in Washington, D.C.

Winning entries from GIE Media Horticulture Group publications, along with category information, are listed below: 

  • Cannabis Business Times - Category: Print > Company Profile > Heartland Award Level: Regional Gold Award - Title of Entry: Patients Over Profits - Jim Gilbride, Group Publisher; Noelle Skodzinski, Editorial Director; Brian MacIver, Associate Editor; Katelyn Boyden, Graphic Designer
  • Cannabis Business Times - Category: Category: Print > Regular Column, Contributed > Heartland Award Level: Regional Silver Award - Title of Entry: Hort How-To - Jim Gilbride, Group Publisher; Noelle Skodzinski, Editorial Director; Kerrie Badertscher, Columnist; Kurt Badertscher, Columnist; Katelyn Boyden, Graphic Designer
  • Cannabis Dispensary - Category: Design > New Publication Design > Heartland Award Level: Regional Gold Award ­- Title of Entry: November 2017 Cannabis Dispensary - Justin Armburger, Art Director; Jim Blayney, Creative Director
  • Cannabis Dispensary Category: Design > Opening Page/Spread-Photo > Heartland Award Level: Regional Bronze Award - Title of Entry: November 2017 Guest Interview - Justin Armburger, Art Director
  • Cannabis Dispensary - Category: Print > Case History > Heartland Award Level: Regional Bronze Award - Title of Entry: Breeding Cannabis Experts - Jim Gilbride, Group Publisher; Noelle Skodzinski, Editorial Director; Cassie Neiden, Managing Editor; Scott Guthrie, Senior Editor; Brian MacIver, Associate Editor; Melissa Schiller, Assistant Digital Editor; Justin Armburger, Art Director
  • Garden Center - Category: Design > Infographics > Heartland Award Level: Regional Gold Award Title of Entry: Infographics - Stephanie Antal, Art Director
  • Garden Center Category: Design > Opening Page/Spread-Photo > Heartland Award Level: Regional Bronze Award - Title of Entry: Bet the Farm - Stephanie Antal, Art Director; Tracy Walsh, Photographer
  • Garden Center - Category: Print > Company Profile > Heartland Award Level: Regional Silver Award - Title of Entry: Bet the farm - Michelle Simakis, Editor
  • Garden Center - Category: Print > Feature Article - General Interest > Heartland Award Level: Regional Bronze Award - Title of Entry: Why aren't garden centers hooked on 'ponics? - Brooke N. Bates, Contributing Editor
  • Garden Center - Category: Print > How-To Article > Heartland Award Level: Regional Silver Award - Title of Entry: Brand Visibility - Brooke N. Bates, Contributing Editor
  • Garden Center - Category: Print > News Analysis > Heartland Award Level: Regional Silver Award - Title of Entry: When the Storm Breaks - Conner Howard, Associate Editor
  • Golf Course Industry - Category: Design > Feature Article Design > Heartland Award Level: Regional Bronze Award - Title of Entry: When the Creek Rises - Jim Blayney, Creative Director
  • Golf Course Industry - Category: Print > Feature Series > Heartland Award Level: Regional Silver Award - Title of Entry: When the Creek Rises - Golf Course Industry Staff
  • Greenhouse Management - Category: Design > Front Cover-Illustration > Heartland Award Level: Regional Silver Award - Title of Entry: State of the Industry Illustrated Cover - Allison Krieg, Graphic Designer; Alicia Jordan, Illustrator
  • Greenhouse Management - Category: Design > Infographics > Heartland Award Level: Regional Silver Award - Title of Entry: State of the Industry Report Infographic - Allison Krieg, Graphic Designer
  • Lawn & Landscape - Category: Design > Contents Page or Pages > Heartland Award Level: Regional Gold Award - Title of Entry: July 2017 Contents - Justin Armburger, Art Director
  • Lawn & Landscape - Category: Design > Front Cover-Illustration > Heartland Award Level: Regional Gold Award - Title of Entry: July 2017 Cover - Justin Armburger, Art Director
  • Lawn & Landscape - Category: Design > Opening Page/Spread-Illustration > Heartland Award Level: Regional Gold Award - Title of Entry: September 2017 Cover Story - Justin Armburger, Art Director
  • Lawn & Landscape - Category: Design > Opening Page/Spread-Photo > Heartland Award Level: Regional Gold Award - Title of Entry: March 2017 Cover Story - Justin Armburger, Art Director
  • Lawn & Landscape - Category: Print > Individual Profile > Heartland Award Level: Regional Silver Award - Title of Entry: Control in the chaos - Brian Horn, Editor
  • Lawn & Landscape - Bantamedia - Category: Print > Company Profile > Heartland Award Level: Regional Bronze Award - Title of Entry: Out of the Storm - Brooke Bilyj, Contributing Editor; Brian Horn, Editor
  • Nursery Management - Category: Design > Infographics > Heartland Award Level: Regional Bronze Award - Title of Entry: Purpose & Perseverance - Tiana Kropko, Graphic Designer
  • Nursery Management - Category: Print > Case History > Heartland Award Level: Regional Gold Award - Title of Entry: Burning bright - Matt McClellan, Managing Editor
  • Nursery Management - Category: Print > Individual Profile > Heartland Award Level: Regional Gold Award - Title of Entry: Grower of the Year - Kelli Rodda, Editor
  • Nursery Management – Bantamedia - Category: Print > Case History > Heartland Award Level: Regional Silver Award - Title of Entry: Strength in Unity - Brooke Bilyj, Contributing Editor 
  • Produce Grower - Category: Design > Front Cover-Photo > Heartland Award Level: Regional Bronze Award - Title of Entry: Man of Tomorrow - Jamie Winebrenner, Art Director

In addition to the regional victories, GIE Media publications are also finalists for several awards on the national level. Finalists for national 2018 Azbee Awards of Excellence are:

  • Cannabis Business Times - Category: Overall Excellence > Magazine of the Year
  • Cannabis Business Times - Category: Print > Company Profile > Heartland – Title of Entry: Patients Over Profits
  • Cannabis Dispensary - Category: Design > New Publication Design > Heartland – Title of Entry: November 2017 Cannabis Dispensary
  • Garden Center - Category: Design > Infographics > Heartland – Title of Entry: Infographics
  • Garden Center - Category: Print > Company Profile > Heartland ­– Title of Entry: Bet the farm
  • Golf Course Industry - Category: Print > Feature Series > Heartland – Title of Entry: When the creek rises
  • Greenhouse Management - Category: Design > Infographics > Heartland – Title of Entry: State of the Industry Report Infographic
  • Lawn & Landscape - Category: Design > Contents Page or Pages > Heartland – Title of Entry: July 2017 Contents
  • Lawn & Landscape - Category: Design > Front Cover-Illustration > Heartland ­– Title of Entry: July 2017 Cover
  • Lawn & Landscape - Category: Design > Opening Page/Spread-Illustration > Heartland – Title of Entry: September 2017 Cover Story
  • Lawn & Landscape - Category: Design > Opening Page/Spread-Photo > Heartland – Title of Entry: March 2017 Cover Story
  • Nursery Management - Category: Design > Infographics > Heartland – Title of Entry: Purpose & Perseverance