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NGC Awards

Objective of NGC Awards

Individual members, clubs, groups of clubs, states and regions all work together to promote the love of gardening, floral design, and civic and environmental responsibility, fulfilling the mission of National Garden Clubs, Inc. The NGC Awards Program recognizes the time, effort, and resources expended by each throughout the year. To each entity we extend our sincere thanks for all that you do. We hope that you will take a bit of time along the way to submit awards applications for the many good works you accomplish so that you can be recognized and provide inspiration to others.


The NGC Awards Handbook: Plant America-Play Outdoors Awards 2021-2023

Download the Awards Handbook here!


General Information About Applying for Awards

  • Awards year is January 1 – December 31.
  • Awards are open to NGC Members and Affiliates with the exception of the Award of Excellence for Non-Members and High School Distinguished Service Project
  • All applications must include NGC Application Cover Sheet.
  • All applications should be sent electronically with very few exceptions.
  • PDF is the preferred format; WORD is accepted
  • No application will be returned
  • Do not submit an exact duplicate application for more than one award.
  • General Scoring Rubric will be used for scoring unless otherwise indicated in award description
  • Certificates to be awarded are:

 

                            1. Certificate of Commendation – runners up

                            2. Certificate of Appreciation – other award submissions received by NGC

                            3. Certificate of Merit – overall winner of each award

 

Award Size Groups:

 

 
     Clubs
     States
Small
     1-20 Members
     1-55 Clubs
Medium
     21-50 Members
     56-149 Clubs
Large
     51+ Members
     150+ Clubs
 
 
*Find details about award categories, eligibility and forms by clicking the links in bold text below.
 
Award Category Awards Included

Eligibility & Exceptions

Forms

COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENTS

(CE)

CE 1 Community Gardens

 

CE 2 Permanent Community Improvements

 

CE 3 Food Bank Donations

 

CE 4 Roadside Plantings

 

CE 5 Beautification Project

 

CE 6 Community Project with Native Plants/Wildflowers

 

CE 7 Blue Star/Gold Star Marker Landscaping

 

CE 8 Landscaping of Public or Religious Grounds

 

CE 9 Landscaping of Historic Areas

CE Eligibility & Requirements

Application

 

General Scoring Rubric

 

CE 3 Specific Scoring Rubric

 

 

ENVIRONMENT & CONSERVATION

(EC)

EC 1 Conservation Activities

 

EC 2 Conservation Education

 

EC 3 Wildlife Survival

 

EC 4 Water

 

EC 5 Native Plants & Wildflowers

 

EC 6 Organic Practices

EC Eligibility & Requirements

Application

 

General Scoring Rubric

 

EC 3 Specific Scoring Rubric

FLORAL DESIGN

(FD)

FD 1 Calendar Arranger of the Year

 

FD 2 Floral Design Program

FD Eligibility & Requirements

 

FD 1 Includes International Affiliates (see COMAAI website)

 

FD 1 Due Date is July 1

FD 1 Vision of Beauty Entry Form

 

FD 2 Application

 

FD 2 Specific Scoring Rubric

FLOWER SHOW ACHIEVEMENT

(FS)

FS 1 Club Standard Show

 

FS 2 Holiday Standard Show

 

FS 3 Patriotic Standard Show

 

FS 4 Petite Standard Show

 

FS 5 Club Small Standard Show

 

FS 6 Holiday Small Standard Show

 

FS 7 Patriotic Small Standard Show

 

FS 8 Petite Small Standard Show

 

FS 9 Near-Club Standard Show

 

FS 10 Council Standard Show

 

FS 11 District/Region Standard Show

 

FS 12 State Flower Show

 

FS 13 Youth Flower Show

 

FS 14 Plant Society Show

 

FS 15 Horticulture Specialty Show

 

FS 16 Design Specialty Show

 

FS Eligibility & Requirements

 

FS 2, 4, 8, 16 Include International Affiliates (see COMAAI website)

 

All FS Due Dates are January 15

Flower Show Achievement Award Application

 

FS Achievement Award Show Data

 

FS Scale of Points for Judges

 

FS Achievement Award Evaluation

 

Award Application Details

GARDENING

(G)

 

G1 Container Gardening

 

G2 Edible Gardening

 

G3 Therapy Gardens

 

G4 Public Wildlife Gardens

G Eligibility & Requirements

 

G1, 2 Include International Affiliates (see COMAAI website)

Application

 

General Scoring Rubric

 

G1 Specific Scoring Rubric

 

G2 Specific Scoring Rubric

 

G4 Specific Scoring Rubric

MEMBERSHIP ADVANCEMENT & EDUCATION

(MAE)

MAE 1 Membership Awareness

 

MAE 2 Social Media/Website

 

MAE 3 Digital Media Presentation

 

MAE 4 Publications

 

MAE 5 National Garden Week

 

MAE 6 Membership Increase

 

MAE 7 Life Memberships

MAE Eligibility & Requirements

 

MAE 4 Includes International Affiliates (see COMAAI website)

 

MAE 6 and MAE 7- No Application

Application

 

General Scoring Rubric

 

MAE 1 Specific Scoring Rubric

 

MAE 2 Specific Scoring Rubric

 

MAE 3 Specific Scoring Rubric

 

MAE 4 Specific Scoring Rubric

SERVICE & RECOGNITION

(SR)

SR 1 Award of Excellence for Non-Members

 

SR 2 Award of Excellence for States

 

SR 3 Award of Excellence for Regions

 

SR 4 Member Award of Honor

 

SR 5 Citation for Distinguished Service

 

SR 6 Presidential Citation

 

SR 7 NGC Award for Major Non-Standard Flower Shows

SR Eligibility & Requirements

 

SR1 Non- Member Award

 

SR 1, 2, 3 Due Date is January 1

 

SR 4 Due Date is February 20

 

SR 7 Request 6 months prior to Show

SR 1, 2 and 3 Application

 

SR 4 Application

 

SR 1 Scale of Points

 

SR 2 Scale of Points

 

SR 3 Scale of Points

 

YOUTH WORK

(YW)

YW 1 Youth Garden Club Outstanding Sponsor

 

YW 2 Horticulture Activity for Youth Garden Club

 

YW 3 Outdoor Planting with Youth Garden Club

 

YW 4 Environmental Activity with Youth Garden Club

 

YW 5 Junior Garden Club Wildlife Gardening Education Project

 

YW 6 High School Garden Club Outstanding Sponsor

 

YW 7 High School Distinguished Service Project

 

YW 8 Horticulture Education for Youth

 

YW 9 Environmental Education Project with Youth

 

YW 10 Individual Outstanding Service to Youth

YW Eligibility & Requirements

 

YW 7 Non- Member Award

Application

 

General Scoring Rubric

 

YW 5 Specific Scoring Rubric



State & Regional Chairmen

Important Details for Chairmen

Report Form


How to Sponsor an Award

Any state, club, or individual desiring to sponsor the monetary portion of an available award must fill out the Award Sponsorship Agreement Form.  If you have questions regarding award sponsorships, please contact NGC Awards Vice-Chairman, Leila Johnson.


Resources

For Questions or More Information contact:

NGC Awards Chairman Diane Harbin
or NGC Awards Co-Chairman Marilyn McDonnell