Green Thumb Awards


The DGA Green Thumb Awards recognize outstanding new garden products available by mail or online. The awards are sponsored by the Direct Gardening Association, the world’s largest non-profit association of companies that sell garden products directly to consumers.

Some of the benefits of participating in the Green Thumb Awards program are:

  1. Winners are promoted via press releases to Garden Writers, Gardening Magazines, Garden Industry Periodicals and online gardening sites.
  2. New products receive greater visibility and brand recognition more quickly than they might otherwise get.
  3. DGA members testify that when their products receive the Green Thumb Awards, incremental sales are usually 10-20% higher (or more in some cases) than new products that did not receive the award.
  4. Companies who win the Green Thumb Award may in turn use the GTA logo in their catalog, on their websites and in other print media to help further increase sales.
  5. Companies are recognized and honored by their peers as providing award-winning, quality and innovative products to the gardening community.

If your company has as a exciting, new product for 2014 that is for sale to the general public after September 16, 2013, therealt is no better way to promote it than by entering the Green Thumb Awards program!

It's quick, it’s easy, and winning can increase sales to your company.

The Green Thumb Awards program for this year will open in July.  The winners will be announced at the 2015 DGA Winter Conference in January 2015.

Click here for a full list of details regarding the 2014 Green Thumb Awards. To apply for the awards, please complete the following application.  The deadline for entries is Tuesday, September 16th, 2014.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact the program administrator, Shanan Atkinson, 706-298-0022.



Click here to see the list of 2014 GTA Winners in Category 1: Plants, Seeds and Bulbs.

Click here to see the list of 2014 GTA Winners in Category 2: Tools, Supplies and Accessories.

Click here to see the list of 2013 GTA Winners

Click here to see the list of 2012 GTA Winners

Click here to see the list of 2011 GTA Winners


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