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2014 Award Winners

NGC Announces 2014 Award of Excellence Winners

National Garden Clubs Inc. announces the winners of its highest honor: the 2014 Award of Excellence. The winners who were announced at NGC's annual convention, include Dr. Waddell Barnes of Macon, Ga., and Judith Seydel of Idaho Falls, Idaho. NGC is recognized as the largest volunteer gardening organization in the world.

2014 Awards Banquet Presentation and Winners

Presentations were made at the 85th Annual Convention in Norman, Oklahoma with the theme "Black Gold & Red Earth". Congratulations to all for outstanding applications!

The awards presented during this 85th convention of National Garden Clubs are for entries that reflect projects/activities that occurred in 2013. Exceptions are noted. A project may be new or continued. Yearbooks and Press Books were judged on the state and regional levels. Each region selected First Place winners in each category to be awarded NGC certificates.

2014 Scholarship Winners Announced

Presentations were made at the 85th Annual Convention in Norman, Oklahoma. Congratulations to our winners and best wishes for your future education!

Awards Overview

The following is an abbreviated listing of the awards for 2013-2015. Click here to jump to the Awards List web page for the complete list with more details and descriptions.

Awards of Excellence

  • Award of Excellence
  • Award of Excellence for State Garden Clubs
  • Award of Excellence for Regions

Civic Achievement

  • Civic Achievement
  • Garden Center Achievement
  • Special Civic Achievement

Conservation & Environment

  • Conservation
  • Roadside Beautification
  • Litter/Recycling/Reclamation
  • Conservation Education
  • Bird Protection
  • Butterfly

Historic Preservation & Historic or Memorial Gardens

  • Historic Preservation
  • Decoration of Historic Building


  • Horticultural Achievement

Horticulture Therapy & Garden Therapy

  • Horticulture Therapy
  • World Gardening
  • Horticulture Therapy Garden Project

Landscaping & Landscape Design

  • Landscape Design Education
  • Landscape Design for Church Gardens
  • Blue Star Memorial Landscaping Certificates of Merit
  • Landscape Design Consultants
  • Community Landscape Design
  • Landscape Design

Non-Competitive Awards

  • Life Membership Award
  • Membership
  • The National Gardener Award

Operation Wildflower Awards

  • The Roadside Award
  • The Civic Projects with Native Plants Award
  • Outdoor Classrooms, Nature Trails


  • Radio and/or TV
  • Publicity Press Book
  • National Garden Week
  • Website
  • Video/CD/DVD

Publication Awards

  • Literary Horticultural Interest
  • Publications I
  • Publications II

Service & Recognition Awards

  • Award of Distinguished Service
  • Citation for Distinguished Service
  • Member Award of Honor
  • Presidential Citations

Vision of Beauty Calendar

  • Calendar Flower Arranger of the Year

For questions concerning awards, contact:
Bobbie Verser
NGC Awards Chairman