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. This year's deadline for entry is September 16, 2016.

There are three (3) divisions that you can enter:

  • Seeds, Bulbs and Plant Material
  • Gardening Tools, Accessories and Aids
  • Edible Plants

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

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  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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 an exciting, new product that was offered for sale to the general public after September 16, 2015, you need to enter the Green Thumb Awards program!

For more information on the 2017 Green Thumb Awards program, please read the Call for Entries.

To submit an entry to the 2017 Green Thumb Awards, please complete the following application.

Entries are due by 5:00 PM on September 16, 2016.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact the program administrator, Sarah Ann Keeter, 706-298-0022.

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Click here to see the list of 2016 GTA Winners in Category 1: Plants, Seeds and Bulbs.

Click here to see the list of 2016 GTA Winners in Category 2: Tools, Supplies and Accessories.

Click here to see the list of 2015 GTA Winners in Category 1: Plants, Seeds and Bulbs.

Click here to see the list of 2015 GTA Winners in Category 2: Tools, Supplies and Accessories.

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

Click here to see a full list of winners from 2007 - 2015.