Awards

Chairman:     Berni Hendrix
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 (NEW 2017).
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.
 

Rules

 
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
Changes
  • are effective immediately and apply to the 2017 awards year.
  • All entries submitted December 1, 2017 must adhere to the guidelines in the 2017 Awards Manual.
  • Please note: Nothing was "added" to the requirements/guidelines that would affect projects/activites/events already held (January to June).
  • 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
 
 
REQUIREMENTS:
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 #1)
#2 - Blue Star Site Beautification (Eligible for PR #16 and NGC #29)
#3 - Civic Development  (Eligible for PR #10)
#6 - Memorial Planting  (Eligible for PR #16)
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)
Environment/Horticulture
#25 - Operation Wildflower (Sec A-C) (Eligible for NGC #71, #73 or #74)
Photography Awards
Publications/Media Awards
#50 - Section 1:  Newsletter-District (Eligible for PR Award #2; NGC Award #12)
#50 - Section  2: Newsletter-Club (Eligible for PR Award #2; NGC Award #12)
#51 - Section 1:  Article by Individual (Eligible for PR Award #1) 
#51 - Section 2:  Other Publications (Eligible for PR Award #5 (A & B); NGC Award #13)
#52 - National Garden Week (Eligible for NGC Award #53)
#53 - Website (Eligible for NGC Award #63)
 

Flower Show 

 
#30 - Flower Show Standard (California Achievement Award)
#30 - FS Standard Book of Evidence (Guidelines)
#31 - Small Standard Show - Eligible for PR #17
#35 - Standard Flower Show Schedule - Eligible for PR #4
  • Flower Show Judge of the Year
    Application/Nomination form

Yearbook

#54 - Yearbook-Club (Eligible for PR #3(a-g) and NGC #16A)
#55 - Yearbook-District  (Eligible for PR #3(h) and NGC #16B)
 

Youth

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)
#63 - High School Essay (Eligible for Pacific Region/NGC Award)



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 www.gardenclubs.org
NGC AWARDS:
CIVIC ACHIEVEMENT
#1 Civic Achievement
#2 Garden Center
#7 Special Achievement
CONSERVATION/ENVIRONMENT
#6 Conservation
#20 Roadside Beautification
#39 Litter/Recycling/Reclamation
#41 Conservation Education
#42 Bird Protection
#43 Butterfly Project
HISTORIC PRESERVATION
#50 Historic Preservation
#51 Decoration of Historic Building
HORTICULTURE/GARDEN THERAPY
#19 Horticulture Therapy
#46 World Gardening
#48 Horticulture Therapy Garden Project
LANDSCAPING/LANDSCAPE DESIGN
#26 Landscape Design Education
#28 Landscape Design/Church Gardens
#29 Blue Star Memorial Landscaping
#49 Community Landscape Design
#62 Landscape Design
OPERATION WILDFLOWER
#71 Roadside Award
#73 Civic Projects with Native Plants
#74 Outdoor Classrooms, Nature Trails
PROMOTION
#27 Radio and/or TV
#44 Publicity Press Book
#53 National Garden Week
#63 Website A and B
#68 Video—CD/DVD/Flash Drive
PUBLICATIONS
#3 Literary Horticultural Interest
#12 Newsletter
#13 Publications (any other)
 
SERVICE & RECOGNITION
Award of Distinguished Service
#9 Citation for Distinguished Service Member Award of Honor
#37 Presidential Citation
#56 Non-Standard Flower Show Award
FLOWER SHOW-RELATED AWARDS
#5 Club Standard Show
#17 Home Standard Show
#18 Council Standard Show
#21 Patriotic Standard Show
#22 Holiday Standard Show
#25 Petite Standard Show
#30 District Standard Show
#34-3 Plant Society Standard Show
#35 Near-Club Standard Show
#47 Youth Flower Show or Section of Adult Show
#57 Standard Show Staged in Public Bldg.
#56 NGC Award of Major Non-Standard Flower Shows
YEARBOOKS
#16A Club Yearbook
#16B District Yearbook
#16E Judges Councils/Consultants
YOUTH AWARDS
#10 Junior/Intermediate Garden Club
#14 Horticulture Achievement Junior/ Intermediate Garden Club
#32 Conservation Award Junior/ Intermediate GC
#33 High School Gardeners Accomplishment
#55 Youth Environmental Concern Award
#65 Junior Garden Club Horticulture Award
#76 High School Distinguished Service Project
YOUTH RELATED-ADULT WORK WITH YOUTH
#8 Youth Horticulture Education
#54 Environmental Education
#60 Junior Leadership Award
PACIFIC REGION AWARDS
 
1.  Published Article, Pamphlet or Book
2.  Newsletters or official publications
3.  Yearbook
4.  Any other publication (membership)
5.  Any other publication (non-membership)
9.  Civic Beautification
10. Blue Star Memorial Marker Landscaping
11  Fundraising Project or Event
12  Garden Therapy Program
13  Membership Campaign.
14  Standard Flower Show Schedule
15  Small Standard Flower
16  Native Flora Education
17  Youth Activities.
 NGC Member Award of Honor.