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Lalage Snow picks up the Garden Media Guild’s The Alan Titchmarsh New Talent Awa

Lalage Snowpicks up the Garden Media Guild’s The Alan Titchmarsh New Talent Award2014

The Garden Media Guild Awards were held at The Savoy, London today. The awards recognise the very best communicators and media professionals across the gardening and horticultural industries. Lalage Snowbeat other top nominees to scoop the The Alan Titchmarsh New Talent Award for her feature in The Garden, Edens beyond the razor wire.

The Garden Media Guild works to raise the quality of writing, photography and broadcasting in the gardening and horticultural world and works with professionals across all communication disciplines.

Photographer, journalist and filmmaker, Lalage Snow graduated from the University of Bristol in 2002 with a degree in ancient history. She worked for national and international publications as a writer before honing her visual skills in 2007 with a Master’s at the London College of Communication in photojournalism and documentary photography, achieving distinction.

Lalage has since worked for Agence France Presse and freelanced in The Middle East, Europe, Central and South East Asia before moving to Kabul, Afghanistan in 2010. She has worked  for the Daily Telegraph, Granta, Look, The Glasgow Herald, Glamour Magazine, The Daily Mail, The Sunday Mirror, Wall Street Journal, BBC, Guardian, Sunday Times, Washington Post, Elle, Grazia and the Sydney Morning Herald, both writing and photographing features.

Speaking about the award, Lalage said: “Winning is an immense honour, I’m speechless. I’m a journalist by trade, not a photographer, so to get this recognition is overwhelming.”

Speaking about the feature, the judges commented: “The judges were encouraged and inspired to see so many entrants for the Alan Titchmarsh New Talent award that covered, this year, the many aspects of Horticulture within the garden media. They both felt that there was one clear winner, Lalage Snow, with her pictorial article entitled ‘Edens beyond the razor wire’. Lalage, not only showed a unique perspective on plants with extremely good photography which clearly illustrated the adage ‘a picture speaks a thousand words’ but also showed that the power of plants in adverse conditions could heal and give hope for the future. We look forward to seeing future work by this talented young lady.”

The Garden Media Guild Awards 2014 are open to everyone who creates or publishes gardening material, not just Guild members. The awards provide an opportunity for new talent and established players to demonstrate their skill within the industry.

The 2014 Awards Lunch offered a unique chance to network among some of the best-known faces and most influential players in the gardening world.

 Sponsors of the Garden Media Guild Awards 2014 include:

              Briggs & Stratton

              Hartley Botanic

              HTA (Horticultural Trades Association)


              Westland Horticulture

              Scotts Miracle Gro

              Thompson & Morgan (UK) Ltd

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For a full list of 2014 winners, click here 


For more information contact:
Emma De Maio
Tel: 07921 160 134