Aug. 6 2018 11:17 AM

The awards recognize the publishing industry’s best in editorial and design.

March 2018

Irrigation & Green Industry magazine has announced it is among the finalists of the Folio: Eddie and Ozzie awards. The prestigious awards are the most comprehensive magazine publishing industry awards and IGIN 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 & 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, Fairfax, Virginia, purchased IGIN 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 IGIN in December, it was clear that a new design was a priority. I think we should be extremely proud 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 & Ozzie Awards will be celebrated at an awards gala on Oct. 9, 2018, during The Folio: Show at the Hilton Midtown in New York City.

Irrigation & Green Industry is a business publication serving landscape, irrigation and maintenance contractors. Through its monthly magazine, news and product e-newsletters, website ( and app, Irrigation & Green Industry has been providing valuable industry content for more than 20 years.