Awards Program

The 2014 Awards Manual has been posted (see link below)
Evaluation forms are in process of being updated.
You can use the 2013 evaluations as guidelines but be aware that there may be changes.

CGCI AWARDS

For the complete list of Awards-2013 - click HERE

CGCI AWARDS

  • Awards Year:             January 1 - December 31
  • Youth Awards Year:   June 1 - December 31

NGC & PACIFIC REGION AWARDS

  • CGCI. participates in the Awards Program of National Garden Clubs Inc. (NGC) and the Pacific Region (PR)
    • 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 clubs/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, publicity press books 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 Pacific Region and/or NGC through the CGCI Awards Chairman as long as they meet the required deadline for submission and the criteria set forth in the Pacific Region and NGC Awards Manuals. 
  • A complete list of NGC/PR Awards is provided below
  • Complete NGC awards information

 DEADLINES:

  • Failure to meet the deadline will result in maximum point deduction.
  • Submission dates are stated in description of each award in the manual
December 1
All entries eligible for NGC/Pacific Region awards
  • B-2; C-7; G-1; G-2; G-3; PR-2 sections 1,2,4; PR-4; PR-5; PR-6;
  • Community Impact;
  • Y-2 Poetry Contest; Y-3 Youth Sculpture Contest; Y-5 Essay Contest;
  • NGC Flower Show Achievements
January 10
All other CGCI awards & recommendations for:
  • Lifetime Achievement, Lifetime Service 
  • CGCI Man & Woman of the Year
  • Award of Honor; Awards of Merit;
  • all other special awards.
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: C-6 (Wildflower Regular Portfolio) and G-17 (Garden photo collection)
    • Publicity Award: PR-1
    • Flower Show Awards: FS-1A; FS-3; FS-7; FS-9; FS-14; NGC #5; NGC #30; NGC #57
 
 
NGC AWARDS:
CIVIC ACHIEVEMENT
#1 Civic Achievement (CGCI Community Impact)
#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(CGCI #B-2)
#40 Landscape Design Consultants
#49 Community Landscape Design
#62 Landscape Design
OPERATIONWILDFLOWER
#71 Roadside Award          (CGCI #C-7)
#73 Civic Projects with Native Plants(CGCI #C-7)
#74 Outdoor Classrooms, Nature Trails  (CGCI #C-7)
PROMOTION
#27 Radio and/or TV
#44 Publicity Press Book (CGCI #PR-1)
#53 National Garden Week (CGCI #PR-4)
#63 Website A and B (CGCI #PR-5)
#68 Video—CD/DVD/Flash Drive (CGCI #PR-6)
PUBLICATIONS
#3 Literary Horticultural Interest
#12 Newsletter(CGCI #PR-2 Sections 1 & 2)
#13 Publications (any other) (CGCI #PR-2 Sections 3 & 4)
 
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          (CGCI #G-2)
#16B District Yearbook      (CGCI #G-3)
#16E Judges Councils/Consultants
     (CGCI #G-1)
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 (CGCI #PR-2 Section 3)
2.  Newsletters or official publications. (CGCI #PR-2 Sections 1 & 2)
3.  Yearbook. (CGCI #G-1, #G-2, #G-3)
4.  Any other publication (membership)
5.  Any other publication (non-membership) (CGCI #PR-2 Section 4)
9.  Civic Beautification. (CGCI #B-1 & #HT-2)
10. Blue Star Memorial Marker Landscaping. (CGCI #B-2)
11  Fundraising Project or Event. (CGCI #G-11)
12  Garden Therapy Program. (CGCI #G-18)
13  Membership Campaign. (CGCI #G-5)
14  Standard Flower Show Schedule. (CGCI #FS-6)
15  Small Standard Flower. (CGCI #FS-3)
16  Native Flora Education.
17  Youth Activities.
NGC Member Award of Honor.