Keatley Garvey wins awards
Kathy Keatley Garvey, communications specialist with the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, which is affiliated with the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has won four awards from the international Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life and Human Sciences (ACE).
Keatley Garvey won a gold or first-place award in “Writing for Newspapers”; a silver or second-place award for “Writing for the Web” and two bronze or third-place awards for her photographs, one for a feature photo and the other for a service photo.
Keatley Garvey’s winning article for best news writing was a light feature on forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey’s plans for a field trip to Alcatraz, a day that happened to fall on Super Bowl Sunday. It was titled “Football Game? What Football Game?” The judges gave the story a perfect score, 100 out of 100.
Keatley Garvey’s silver award for web writing, “What’s for Lunch?”, focused on a lady beetle eating aphids. It appeared on her Bug Squad blog on the UC Agricultural and Natural Resources website. She writes the blog every night, Monday through Friday, and has never missed a post since launching it on Aug. 6, 2008.
Wrote one judge:
“I admire anyone who can write a blog a day. Congratulations. I love that that the author replies to comments from readers and is active on multiple social networks. And again, kudos on the photography.”
Keatley Garvey received a bronze award for a feature photo on her Bug Squad blog. It depicts a praying mantis eating a western tiger swallowtail.
In addition, Keatley Garvey received a bronze award for a service photo, of two participants at the 2014 “Bugs and Beer” event sponsored by the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science. It showed a UC Davis student and his friend sharing a bug: one photographing it and one ready to eat it.
Since 2008, Garvey has won a total of 13 gold awards from ACE for her writing and photography. She was named the recipient of the Outstanding Professional Skill Award for Writing in 2011 and the Outstanding Professional Skill Award for Photography in both 2012 and 2013.
Keatley Garvey is an iPinion Syndicate contributor, and has her own photo gallery where she displays some of her work.