Entries Are Now Being Accepted for the 2020 Green Thumb Awards

Green Thumb Awards

New plants and garden product entries are now being accepted for the 2020 Green Thumb Awards presented by the Direct Gardening Association (DirectGardeningAssociation.com). For the first time, ALL COMPANIES with plants and garden products may enter their new products in the Green Thumb Awards competition — not just companies that are members of the Direct Gardening Association.

Three categories of new gardening products are eligible for entry into the 2020 Green Thumb Awards competition: Ornamental Plants, Garden Products and Accessories, and Edible Plants. The deadline for entries is Sept. 17, 2019.

“Any company can enter its plants or products into the 2020 Green Thumb Awards competition,” said Greg Key, President of the Direct Gardening Association. “We encourage entries from DGA member companies and non-members alike because we want the 2020 Green Thumb Award winners to reflect the very best of the new products available throughout the garden industry.”


The Green Thumb Awards recognize outstanding new garden products available directly to consumers via mailorder or online. Winners of the 2020 Green Thumb Awards will be chosen by an independent panel of garden writers and editors. The judging criteria includes product uniqueness, technological innovation, ability to solve a gardening problem or provide a gardening opportunity, and potential appeal to gardeners.

Last year, a total of six products won Green Thumb Awards. Two ornamental plants, two garden products and two edible plants were honored with a Green Thumb Award. Winning the award can boost a product’s sales and visibility because the Green Thumb Award logo can be used in the sales and marketing of award-winning plants and products. To read about the 2019 Green Thumb Award winners, visit https://homegardenandhomestead.com/new-plants-garden-products-win-2019-green-thumb-awards/.  

The Green Thumb Awards are sponsored by the Direct Gardening Association (DGA), a nonprofit association of companies that sell garden products directly to consumers via catalogs and websites. Founded in 1934, the organization meets twice annually to discuss and implement ways to make mailorder and online shopping for garden products the best choice for consumers. Through its meetings, the DGA helps build strength, synergy and success for the gardening industry.

The 2020 Green Thumb Awards competition is for new products introduced to the public after Sept. 17, 2019. For additional information and a link to the entry form for the 2020 Green Thumb Awards program, visit https://www.directgardeningassociation.com/green-thumb-awards. The deadline for entries is Sept. 17, 2019.

Source: Direct Gardening Association

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