HMAA Laurels 2007 winners

The winners of the 2007 Laurel Awards were announced at the Awards Dinner held in Adelaide on Thursday 11th October 2007.

HMAA Paper Laurel (journalism)
Outstanding achievement in communicating through print media (magazine or newspaper).
WINNER – Catherine Stewart for “The Death of the Mixed Shrubbery”

HMAA Paper Laurel (publication)
Three entries were short-listed but the judges were unable to determine an outright winner. No Laurel awarded.
NO WINNER AWARDED

HMAA Book Laurel
Original book by an Australian or New Zealand writer published between 1 August 2004 and 30 June 2007.
WINNER – Penny Woodward and Pam Vardy for Community Gardens

HMAA Image Laurel
Outstanding achievement in communicating through visual means (photography/ illustration/ camera work), judged on a single image or series of images or segments.
WINNERS – Jane Davenport for The Garden Guardians and Lorna Rose for Small by Design

HMAA Information Technology (IT) Laurel
Outstanding achievement in digital communication (website or CD-ROM).
WINNER – Gardening Australia for ABC TV ON Line

HMAA Radio Laurel
Outstanding achievement in communicating through a radio programme, segment or series.
NO OUTRIGHT WINNER so no Laurel awarded

HMAA Television Laurel
Outstanding achievement in communicating through a television programme, segment or series.
WINNER – Josh Byrne for Permaculture and Organic Gardening. ABC TV.

HMAA Educational Laurel
Outstanding achievement in communicating specific horticultural education (writer, broadcaster, publisher or educator).
WINNERS – Susan Burns and Miffy Gilbert for Horticolour Foundation Plantdeck

HMAA Hall of Fame Silver Laurel
Hall of Fame Award for longstanding contribution to communicating and encouraging a love of gardening to the public.
WINNER – Michael Keelan

HMAA Hall of Fame Silver Laurel
Hall of Fame Award for longstanding contribution to communicating and encouraging a love of gardening to the public.
WINNER – Don Burke

HMAA Gold Laurel
Most outstanding communicator of the last two years
WINNER – Gardening Australia for ABC TV Online

Anita Boucher Young Achievers Award
WINNER – Linda Ross

Horticultural Media Association Australia Inc. has decided to honour Anita Boucher by naming an Award in her memory. Keeping in mind Anita’s achievements in our industry, and in consultation with her family, we have decided to rename the HMA Young Achiever’s Award as the ‘Anita Boucher Young Achiever’s Award’.

The horticultural media plays a significant role in the health and vitality of the horticultural industry and for this to continue new people need to join the ranks of those already in print, on radio and television, bringing fresh perspectives and renewed enthusiasm to the gardening scene.

‘Anita Boucher Young Achiever’s Award’ is given as encouragement to a young person who is already demonstrating a vision and commitment above and beyond the call of duty, someone who is showing that they will be a real asset to the horticultural media family.