HMAA Laurel Awards

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The HMAA Laurel Awards recognise writers, photographers, educators, researchers, and broadcasters who have demonstrated exceptional creativity in communicating the benefits and joys of gardening to the community.

The Laurels began back in 2000 – a brief history appears here.

In the 21st century, it doesn’t matter whether your words exist on a piece of paper or a file in the cloud; it doesn’t matter whether you work for a TV station or shot your YouTube video on a phone.

What matters is what you have to say and how you say it.

We write, we talk and we present to entertain and educate people of all ages about the joys and benefits of gardening. This is our craft, and the 2018 HMAA Laurels are unashamedly craft based.

“Our Time To Shine”

 Entries for the 2018 Laurel Awards are now open!


Changes have been made to the categories and the number of entries a member may submit in each since 2016

Listen to HMAA President Jim Fogarty
and Laurels 2018 Judging Co-ordinator Rob Pelletier

talking about these and aspects of the judging process

Download the Entrants’ Information brochure and Entry Form via the links below

Information for Laurels 2018 Entrants

2018 HMAA Laurel Awards Entry Form



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The HMAA Laurel Awards Dinner will be held in Melbourne on MIFGS Eve, Tuesday, March 20, 2018.
Put the date in your diary now!

Previous Laurel Award Winners

2016 Award Winners

2014 Award Winners

2011 Award Winners

2009 Award Winners

2007 Award Winners

2004 Award Winners

2002 Award Winners

2000 Award Winners