Fairchild’s quarterly magazine, The Tropical Garden, was recently awarded six Charlie Awards by the FMA (Florida Magazine Association), which recognizes industry publications that have had noteworthy impact for readers. This year the judges looked through more than 700 entries to find the best of the best.
On Friday, August 17, members of the editorial and production team from The Tropical Garden received the various awards at the Annual Publishing Conference & Exposition that took place in Orlando, Florida this year. The six awards were given in the areas of writing and design of the magazine. The coveted Charlie Awards represent the pinnacle of achievement in Florida magazine publishing.
Fairchild won Charlie awards in the following categories: Silver Award for Best Column, Bug Beat, by Jeff Wasielewski and Georgia Tasker; Bronze Award for Best Service Feature, Planting Natives by Georgia Tasker, Photos by Benjamin Thacker; Bronze Award for Best Feature Headline, Exploring the Cycads in the Bahama Archipelago; Chocolate is American History; Behind the Scenes: Two Men Who Helped the Garden Take Root; Bronze Award for Best Single, Original B&W Photo, Fairchild Archives photo of Erwin Smith, 1922; Bronze Award for Best Illustration, The Colonel’s Conifers, Winter 2012, Illustration by Julio Figueroa; Silver Award for Best Use of Photography, Spring 2011, Summer 2011 and Winter 2012.
About Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is dedicated to exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants. Considered the greatest tropical botanic garden in the world, Fairchild exhibits some of the tropical world‘s rarest and most beautiful plants within the tapestry of an iconic landscape design. Fairchild is a one of the world‘s best science, conservation and education-based gardens and a recognized international leader in both Florida and international conservation. It has conservation programs in over 20 countries throughout the tropical world including the Indonesia, South America, the Caribbean, and Southeast Asia. Fairchild’s palm and cycad collections are considered the best collections in the world and are nationally recognized by the American Public Gardens Association. It is also home to the American Orchid Society. The Fairchild Challenge is the largest science-based education program in the U.S. reaching more than 150,000 schoolchildren. Fairchild hosts popular events like the Chocolate, Mango, Orchid, Food and Garden, Ramble and Edible Garden Festivals, as well as an internationally acclaimed Art Program, GardenMusic Festival, concerts, plant shows and sales, and evening events and is the cultural and community hub in South Florida. Fairchild is a not-for-profit organization with 45,000 members and over 1,200 volunteers. Fairchild is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, Florida, 33156. Admission is $25 for adults, $18 for seniors, $12 for children 6-17 and free to children 5 and under and Fairchild members. Information at www.fairchildgarden.org and on Facebook and Twitter.