Slow Flowers Journal wins 2022 GardenComm Media Awards Silver Medal of Achievement

[August 9, 2022] – Slow Flowers Society and BLOOM Imprint received the 2022 Media Awards Silver Medal of Achievement for Slow Flowers Journal: Botanical Couture 2021, presented by GardenComm: Garden Communicators International.

This national award recognizes individuals and companies who achieve the highest levels of talent and professionalism in garden communications. The 2022 competition had more than 165 entries in 67 categories.  Recipients of the Silver Medal represent the best in their category and will now compete for Gold Medals in their category.

Slow Flowers Society founder and BLOOM Imprint Editorial Director Debra Prinzing and its Creative Director Robin Avni received the Silver Medal of Achievement for their digital project, Slow Flowers Journal: Botanical Couture, in the Trade: Special Project category. The e-zine was published in June 2021 via and features the cover fashion and photography of Niesha Blancas of Fetching Social Media and model Jada Cruz.

“The GardenComm Media Awards showcase writers, photographers, editors, videographers, social media managers, publishers, and trade companies that have demonstrated excellence in garden communications in print or electronic communications,” says Maria Zampini, president of GardenComm.

In conjunction with American Flowers Week 2021, Slow Flowers Society and publishing partner, BLOOM Imprint, released a special digital issue of Slow Flowers Journal, available for free download. The publication features one dozen wearable floral ensembles designed with iconic American-grown botanicals.

DOWNLOAD the Award-winning project here.

Since the early 1980s, the GardenComm Media Awards program has recognized outstanding writing, photography, graphic design and illustration for books, newspaper stories, magazine articles and other works focused on gardening.

The full list of Silver Medal winners is available on the GardenComm website. Gold Medal winners will be announced at the 2022 Annual Honors & Awards virtual event on October 15th at 2:30 pm ET held in conjunction with the GardenComm Virtual Conference, October 12 – 15.  For more information about this award, contact Chris Sabbarese via email at

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