Awards Program

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.