What??? You thought you’d seen the last of the OMG! Gardening Awards, well think again. It’s back for 2011, although I hasten to add, not bigger or better, just back. For those that don’t know what the hell I’m wittering on about, let me explain…
Every year the great and the good of the gardening world, along with some of the not so good, gather at a secret location in London to witness an act of debauchery known as The Garden Media Guild (GMG) Awards. Apparently, this year’s event is being held on November 30th, when a string of glittering gongs, boasting a blinginess that out dazzles the Academy Award trophy or ‘Oscar’ (it’s actually a photocopied certificate in an Ikea picture frame , Ed) will be dished out to winners of categories such as Best Journalist, Best Magazine and Lifetime Achievement Award.
Well, the OMG! Gardening Awards is the antithesis of the fusty old GMG Awards (the only thing they have in common is an annoying acronym) and was established in 2009 by a group of industry heavyweights. Inspired by the infamous Smash Hits Poll Winners Party of yesteryear and the BRAT Awards (launched by the NME music paper as a lighter hearted, ruder version of the BRIT Awards), the OMG!s have become a refreshing left-field alternative to establishment.
So, don’t expect to find any categories here for best books, photographs or TV shows. What we like celebrate is the Most Snoggable Male, Worst Dressed Gardener and other things that really, really matter.
The rules? There aren’t any. The awards are open to all, wherever you are in the world. You can vote for anybody, whether they be a writer, author, blogger, TV star, tweeter, garden designer etc.
So come on, don’t be shy. Start voting now. The deadline for casting your votes is 11pm on November 29th and the results will be unveiled at a glittering ceremony at this very site on the morning of November 30th.
OMG! Awards 2011 – The Categories
1 Most Snoggable Male
2 Most Snoggable Female
3 Best Dressed Gardener
4 Worst Dressed Gardener
5 Hirsutes You, Sir! (gardener with the best facial hair – male or female) Click HERE for inspiration
6 Yawn Chorus Award (gardener with an over inflated opinion of themselves, who bores the pants off the rest of us)
7 Missing in Action (the blogger, writer, gardener etc who seems to have disappeared off the face of the earth)
8 A Good Sport (gardener most likely to take part in the 2012 Olympics)
9 Ooh, Get Her! (a special award given to a prima donna or person most likely to throw a tantrum if they don’t get their own way)
10 Gardening’s Got Talent (person with a secret gift that would help them win a talent show)