Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Field Guide wins top honors at 2016 Colorado Independent Publishers Association Awards Banquet

Bernie Nagy Photographer CIPA EVVY Awards Colorado Native Plant Society Colorado Wildflowers Linda Nagy Author Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Field Guide Rocky Mountains wildflower book wildflower identification

Bernie and Linda of Fairplay, South Park, CO published informative pocket guide featuring over 270 Varieties of Wildflowers

(DENVER, Colorado) August 20, 2016 –

The artist/writer couple, Bernie and Linda Nagy received top awards in the Science, and Academic Reference Categories and second place in Illustrations at the 22nd Annual CIPA EVVY Awards ceremony. An Ebook version of Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Field Guide produced by Yellow Studios also received a first place award. CIPA, Colorado Independent Publishers Association has one of the longest running awards competitions for Indie publishers.

Linda and Bernie Nagy are always on the lookout for great photo opportunities. The Nagys are retired from a direct marketing business and are now professional photographers and artists in South Park Colorado. Prior to this year they published four books including two photography coffee table books showing the beauty of South Park, a Park County History book, and the first edition of their Rocky Mountain Wildflower Guide, all of which won several top book publishing awards.


 “We started a wildflower guide 3 years ago because we felt there was a definite need for one to fit easily in a back pocket to take on hiking trips. Our now enhanced second edition that was released in March of this year is continually receiving compliments and sold well during the wildflower season. We just wanted to get the best possible high quality book on the market with color coded pages, rounded corners, updated detailed information including new family names, and as before, clear color photos in a book to be sold for a reasonable price,” said Bernie who did the photography as well as the cover and overall page design for its second edition.  Winning four top awards this month attests to the quality of the Nagys’ book.

Besides book publishing, Bernie is a media correspondent, travel writer and lifelong press and nature photographer. 

 “It took me several years of studying wildflowers, researching online, and taking many Colorado Native Plant Master Courses to finally achieve my Colorado Flora and my Native Plant Master Certificates this year,” said Linda Nagy. 

Linda Nagy, an artist and graphic designer, also writes articles for local newspapers, publications, and the popular Colorado Life Magazine.

The award-winning expanded second edition of Rocky Mountain Wildflowers is available through, numerous book and gift retailers, and has a 5-star rating on  The new award-winning EBook version is also available through Amazon’s Kindle store and Barnes & Noble.

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