Chairman:     Lynne Batchelor
CGCI, Pacific Region and NGC awards are given in recognition of outstanding accomplishments, meritorious achievements, creativity and ingenuity in a variety of activities. Descriptions of awards and application procedures may be found in the CGCI Awards Manual (Updated 2019).
Applications & Guidelines - see right sidebar...
Evaluation forms - See tabs below
Judging guidelines & reporting forms (see right sidebar)
The general awards year is January 1 - December 31 (unless otherwise specified). 
The Youth awards year is January 1 - December 31.


Failure to meet the deadline will result in an automatic deduction of at least 5 points 
Submission dates are stated in description of each award in the manual and on each Evaluation Form
AWARDS 2019:  Changes were made to the handbook and several of the evaluation forms.
Please check the Manual and forms before submitting an entry.
  • The Manual can be downloaded, saved and/or printed
  • It is sized to fit an 8 1/2 x 11 folder or binder
  • The information can also be found in the Awards section of the current CGCI Yearbook, Manual & Roster
MOST award entries are submitted on the CGCI, PACIFIC REGION OR NGC APPLICATION FORM (3 page maximum)
Books of evidence are only required for the following:
Photography Awards: Wildflower Portfolio
Flower Show Awards:

General Awards

Civic Beautification
#1 - CGCI Community Impact Award  (Eligible for NGC CS-2, CB-2)
#2 - Blue Star Site Beautification (Eligible for PR #10 and NGC L-1, L-2, L-3)
#3 - Civic Development  (Eligible for PR #9)
#4 - Horticulture Excellence in Gardening (Eligible for NGC L-4)
#6 - Memorial Planting  (Eligible for PR #9)
Club Activities
#10 - Blue Ribbon Certificate of Achievement (Score sheet & Guidelines for clubs)
#11 - Achievement for a Single Event  (Eligible for PR #11)
#14 - Garden Therapy (Eligible for PR #12)
#16 - Membership Promotion (Eligible for PR #13, NGC-MP-1)
#21 - Conservation Projects (Eligible for NGC EC-2)
#23 - Home Garden (Eligible for NGC G2-A)
#25 - Operation Wildflower (Sec A-C Eligible for NGC NPW 1, 2, & 3)
#26 - Pollinator Education (Eligible for NGC EC-5)
Photography Awards
Publications/Media Awards
#50 - Section 1:  Newsletter-District (Eligible for PR #2; NGC PUB-1)
#50 - Section  2: Newsletter-Club (Eligible for PR #2; NGC PUB-1)
#51 - Section 1:  Article by Individual (Eligible for PR #1) (NEW 2019)
#51 - Section 2:  Other Publications (Eligible for PR #5 (A & B); NGC PUB-2) (NEW 2019)
#52 - National Garden Week (Eligible for NGC MP-2)
#53 - Website (Eligible for NGC MP-3) (NEW 2019)

Flower Show 


NGC Flower Show Achievement Awards Guidelines

The following Evaluation Forms become effective January 1, 2018

#30-A - Flower Show Standard (California Achievement Award)
#30-A - FS Standard Book of Evidence (Guidelines)
#31 - California Small Standard Show - Eligible for PR #17
#35 - Standard Flower Show Schedule - Eligible for PR #4
#37 - Flower Arranger of the Year (There is no evaluation form; see description/requirements in the Awards Manual)
Application/Nomination form


#54 - Yearbook-Club (Eligible for PR #3(a-g) and NGC YB-1)
#55 - Yearbook-District  (Eligible for PR #3(h) and NGC YB-3)


The Youth awards year is January 1 - December 31.
#61 - Sculpture Contest (Eligible for Pacific Region/NGC Award)
#62 - Poetry (Eligible for Pacific Region/NGC Award)
#65 - School Garden Award (Eligible for NGC Y-5)

NGC/Pacific Region

  • CGCI participates in the Awards Program of National Garden Clubs Inc. (NGC) and the Pacific Region Garden Clubs, Inc. (PRGC).
  • This nationwide competition allows entrants from California to compete on a regional and national level against other garden clubs and garden club members throughout the United States.
  • All CGCI members in good standing are eligible to apply for NGC and PR awards unless otherwise stated in the award description.
  • The winning entries at the state level in selected categories such as yearbooks, newsletters, and flower show achievement awards will automatically be forwarded to PR and/or NGC.
  • If there is no comparable CGCI award, individuals, clubs or districts may submit entries to the CGCI Awards Chairman for Pacific Region Garden Clubs, Inc. and/or NGC as long as they meet the required deadline for submission and the criteria set forth in the Pacific Region and NGC Awards Manuals.  NO entries are to be submitted directly to PRGC or NGC by individuals, clubs or districts.
  • For additional information on NGC awards go to