IA Times, September 2018

Irrigation & Green Industry named finalist for publishing award

Irrigation & Green Industry magazine has announced it is among the finalists of the Folio: Eddy and Ozzie awards. The prestigious awards are the most comprehensive magazine publishing industry awards, and Irrigation & Green Industry is honored to be among the finalists. The monthly magazine, which is delivered to 47,000 subscribers is a finalist in the redesign category.

“The Eddie and Ozzie Awards recognize the pillars of magazine and digital publishing — outstanding journalism and content, photography, design and the extremely talented people who produce it,” says Caysey Welton, content director at Folio:. “No other program celebrates a wider range of publications. Whether it’s a niche magazine with an audience of 5,000, or an online trade publication, or a mass consumer brand that reaches tens of millions of readers on multiple platforms, these awards shine a light on all their brilliant work.”

The Irrigation Association purchased Irrigation & Green Industry in 2017 and debuted its redesign issue in March 2018. Karen Carr, creative director, worked closely with Editor-In-Chief Kristin Smith-Ely and Publisher Deborah Hamlin to develop the new design and present content in a modern and professional format.

“When I joined Irrigation & Green Industry in December, it was clear that a new design was a priority. I think we should be extremely proud of how far we’ve come in just a short period of time,” says Smith-Ely. “Karen’s talented work on the redesign, and in each issue thereafter, has gone a long way in raising our profile and helping us achieve our goal of being the leading publication serving landscape professionals. Having those efforts recognized by Folio: just validates everything we are doing to create a relevant publication our readers can rely on.”

The winners and honorable mentions of the Folio: Eddie and Ozzie Awards will be celebrated at an awards gala on Oct. 9 during The Folio: Show in New York City.


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