Scranton Gillette Communications’ Horticulture Publications Win 2012 Eddie Awards


Arlington Heights, IL (November 19, 2012) — GPN (Greenhouse Product News) and Lawn & Garden Retailer magazines, published by Scranton Gillette Communications’ Horticulture Group, were named by FOLIO magazine as 2012 Eddie Award winners for Best Full Issue in their respective categories. GPN’s July 2011 issue captured a bronze award while Lawn & Garden Retailer’s May 2012 issue captured silver.

“It is truly an honor for both GPN and Lawn & Garden Retailer to be recognized in their respective categories by one of the largest and toughest competitions in the magazine publishing industry. We appreciate this acknowledgement of the editorial quality that the SGC Horticulture Group produces in each and every issue,” says Editorial Director Tim Hodson.

According to FOLIO, the FOLIO team and a panel of more than 300 judges whittled down more than 2,000 entries to approximately 400 finalists in both editorial and design categories. Announcement of the winners, originally scheduled during FOLIO’s MediaNext Conference in New York City on October 31, was postponed to November 14 due to Hurricane Sandy. The prestigious Eddie Awards competition recognizes editorial excellence in magazine publishing.

For more information about GPN, Lawn & Garden Retailer or Scranton Gillette Communications, please contact Sandi Stevenson, Director of Creative Services & Promotion, at [email protected]; 847.391.1010.