The 14th Annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Awards has named YourGardenShow.com a finalist in the 2011 Community Award category. SXSW has singled out the gardening site as one of five "social networks and wikis that have quickly developed an extraordinarily active multi-user community and an exceptional following of users."
The winner will be revealed at the Interactive Awards ceremony on Tuesday evening, March 15, in Austin, Texas. YourGardenShow.com joins finalists Groupon, The Johnny Cash Project and PBS.
The world’s first social media platform dedicated to gardens and their cultivators,YourGardenShow.com is an easy-to-use, fun site that connects gardeners with knowledge, tools and resources, while inspiring new and seasoned gardeners to share their gardens and experience. YourGardenShow's mission is to grow the global gardening footprint, supporting local gardeners and helping build stronger, healthier communities. Membership is free and open to all.
YourGardenShow.com will be present to participate in the Interactive portion of the SXSW event, where the focus is on forward-thinking technology and creative development. The Community Award nomination is a testament to the rapidly growing interest in all things gardening and signals a huge step for gardeners, foodies and nature lovers worldwide.
SXSW is a Music, Film, and Interactive conference and festival in Austin, Texas. It is a 9-day, one-of-a-kind cultural event, attracting over 20,000 registrants for a "unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies." SXSW Interactive has become the foremost event in social media, and the festival has a reputation as a breeding ground for new ideas and creative technologies. Twitter launched at SXSW Interactive in 2007.