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June 2015 — The Botanical Artists for Education & the Environment (BAEE) is happy to announce that the BAEE book, American Botanical Paintings: Native Plants of the Mid Atlantic was given a Distinguished Technical Communication award in the Society for Technical Communication (STC) 2014-2015 International Summit Awards (ISA) competition!

Distinguished Technical Technical Communication:
An entry that wins an award of Distinguished Technical Communication is clearly superior in all areas. The entry contains no major flaws and few, if any, minor flaws. It applies the principles of technical communication in an outstanding way, particularly the way that it anticipates and fulfills the needs of its audience.
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Dust Jacket for "American Botanical Paintings Native Plants of the Mid Atlantic"
Contributors
Bonnie S. Driggers; Botanical Artists for Education & the Environment (BAEE); Karen Ringstrand; Countess Clarissa Bonde, BAEE Board Member; Nancy Christmus, Nativescapes Horticultural Consulting; Dr. Marc Epstein, California Dept. of Food and Agriculture; Cynthia Lockley; Lydia Inglett, Ltd Book Publishing; Jean Morra; Dr Douglas Tallamy, Prof. of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, U of Delaware; Keith Tomlinson, Meadowlark Botanical Gardens; Kyle Wallick, Botanist at the USBG.

2015 — The BAEE book, Native Plants of the Mid Atlantic, won a Gold Award as a finalist in the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) Benjamin Franklin Awards for 2015, one of the highest national honors for independent publishers. The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards include fifty-five categories that recognize excellence in book editorial and design. This is regarded as one of the highest national honors for independent publishers.

The book is shown in the Home and Garden category at https://www.ibpa-online.org/news/323642/27th-Annual-IBPA-Benjamin-Franklin-Award-Finalists.htm#home. The award description about the book is

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IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Gold Winner badge

American Botanical Paintings
Editor: Bonnie S. Driggers | Publisher: Lydia Inglett Ltd. Publishing | ISBN: 978-1-938417-11-5
Purchase: Amazon

Don't take the risk of missing out on this opportunity to have a highly acclaimed book of reproductions of original, juried botanical art that includes both native plants and insect pollinators.

March 2015 — The BAEE website, American Botanical Paintings: Native Plants of the Mid Atlantic is awarded a Distinguished Technical Communication award in the 2014 Society for Technical Communication (STC) Washington, DC-Baltimore Chapter's Summit Competition for Technical Communication.

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Book Cover and Dust Jacket for "American Botanical Paintings Native Plants of the Mid Atlantic".

An entry that wins an award of Distinguished Technical Communication is clearly superior in all areas. The entry contains no major flaws and few, if any, minor flaws. It applies the principles of technical communication in an outstanding way, particularly the way that it anticipates and fulfills the needs of its audience.

STC 2014 Handbook for Judges

November 2014 — The BAEE book, American Botanical Paintings: Native Plants of the Mid Atlantic is the Winner in the Home and Garden category of the 11th Annual USA Best Book Awards.

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USA Best Books Awards Winner badge

Winners and finalists traversed the publishing landscape: Simon & Schuster, Penguin, John Wiley & Sons, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Kensington Books, Harlequin, McGraw-Hill, Llewellyn, Yale University Press, Cornell University Press, University of Missouri Press, White House Historical Association, Wisconsin Historical Society Press, American Bar Association and hundreds of independent houses contributed to this year's outstanding competition.

Image of the Book Cover dust jacket – Inglett Publishing
Dust Jacket for "American Botanical Paintings Native Plants of the Mid Atlantic"

A complete list of the winners and finalists in each category can be found in the 2014 Awards Announcement in the USA Book News page. They are listed alphabetically by category. The BAEE book is listed as:

Home & Garden
Winner
American Botanical Paintings: Native Plants of the Mid Atlantic,
edited by Bonnie Driggers
Lydia Inglett, Ltd. Book Publishing
978-1938417115


Los Angeles, 12 November 2014, USABookNews.com—the premier online magazine featuring mainstream and independent publishing houses, announced the winners and finalists of The 2014 USA Best Book Awards on November 12, 2014. Over 100 winners and 300 finalists were announced in over 100 categories. Awards were presented for titles published in 2012-2014. Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of USA Book News, said this year's competition yielded over 2,000 entries that were judged by a "distinguished panel of industry judges who bring to the table their extensive editorial, PR, marketing, and design expertise.

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