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     Awards are ordered below by number. Be sure to read the award description carefully        to gain understanding of the submission requirements, due date, any particular            circumstances related to the award, and who is the donor for the award. This information is not listed elsewhere and not all requirements are the same. 
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Award Area: Leadership 

Awards 1, 2, and 3 are judged by An Anonymous Committee appointed by the FFGC President

A garden club leader is one who accepts responsibility, provides a cooperative spirit and shares honor where honor is due in all phases of garden club work. Each Garden Club and each Federation or Council of garden clubs may nominate one member each year for Awards 1, 2, and 3. Circles may also nominate one member for Award #3.

#1   BLANCHE CAPEL COVINGTON LEADERSHIP    FFGC Book of Evidence Handbook.pdf

Donor: Heirs of Blanche Capel Covington

Description/Purpose: This award was established in 1943 by Mrs. Covington, a former FFGC President. It is perpetuated through a trust fund by her heirs. To obtain from clubs reports of outstanding personal contributions and/or outstanding club accomplishments achieved through sustaining strong leadership by nominee in one or more of the following areas: Civic development, horticulture therapy, youth activities, conservation, landscape design, horticulture, floral design, or all-around excellence. A list of prior award winners can be viewed here.

Proof of accomplishment: A Book of Evidence (BOE) is required. It should be no more than six (6) pages, front and back, for a maximum of twelve (12) surfaces. It should include publicity, photographs, copies of citations, letters from officials and other pertinent evidence. Guidelines for preparing BOE are found under Awards General Rules. 

Eligibility: Any member who currently serves or has ever served on the NGC Board of Directors is not eligible for NGC Member Award of Honor.

Award:A gift silver pin/pendant with a value of $300 each be awarded to the winner. The winning nominee will be forwarded to Deep South Region for consideration for the Member Award of Honor if eligible. (If the winner is ineligible, winners of Awards 2 or 3 may be considered as Florida’s entries for the Deep South and National Member Award of Honor.

Submission: Send 2 copies of Awards Application and BOE to FFGC Headquarters, attention of Claudia Bates, FFGC President, by November 30, 2018


#2   OUTSTANDING SERVICE

Donor: Ribault Garden Club

Description/Purpose: To recognize an individual who has, over the period of not less than two years, continuously sustained and developed any one or more phases of garden club work, with particular emphasis being given to work undertaken and promoted at the club or federation level.

Proof of accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application to make a full report of personal contribution or accomplishment.  

Award: $50 is offered annually for outstanding service in garden club work.

Submission: Send 2 copies of Awards Application to FFGC Headquarters, attention of Claudia Bates, FFGC President, by November 30, 2018.


#3   LEADERSHIP

Donor: Marianne Burbach, Freeport

Description/Purpose: To recognize the potentialities of leadership displayed by younger (from point of affiliation) members of FFGC new to garden club work, to encourage further development of such qualities and to give clubs the opportunity to report on outstanding personal contributions, activities, and progress of such members.

Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application to report. Nominee should: display an awareness of the goals of National Garden Clubs; contribute to his/her club’s or circle’s progress, and serve in various posts (chairmanships, club officer, etc.); be cooperative and congenial; be willing to serve; have broad interests and shares knowledge gained with others, including non-garden club members. 

Award: $50 is offered annually to recognize leadership in worthy individuals who have been members of clubs or circles                                                  in FFGC during a period of 5 years but not more than 7 years.

Submission: Send 2 copies of Awards Application to FFGC Headquarters, attention of Claudia Bates, FFGC President, by November 30, 2018.


Award Area: Special Achievement and Excellence

The FFGC Excellence awards are based on accomplishments during the garden club year promoting Federation aims and objectives. An Anonymous Committee of three judges appointed by the president will consider all entries

#4   FFGC AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FOR A CLUB

Donor: Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc.

Special Submission Requirements & Early Due Date

Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application and report in narrative style. Proofs of accomplishment, newspaper clippings and/or pictures, must be included. Award is judged using the Scale of Points below:

Service to the community:................................................................................................. 30
Civic & roadside development, city public planting, garden therapy projects,
litter control programs
Educational projects:.......................................................................................................... 40
Examples: Conservation, horticulture, landscape design, Standard Flower Shows,
organization of youth units. 
Involvement in Federation Projects................................................................................. 10
Examples: Attendance at FFGC Convention, District Meetings, Short Courses,
Flower Show Symposiums, NGC Schools
Participation......................................................................................................................... 10
Examples: FFGC State Flower Show, Blue Star Marker, Arbor Day,
Establishment of bird/butterfly/bee sanctuaries, submission for FFGC, Deep South,
& NGC awards, Goal of 100% of members receiving National Gardener 
Contributions....................................................................................................................... 10 
Monetary contributions for Garden Therapy projects, Headquarters & Endowment,
Wekiva Youth Camp, SEEK, World Gardening, others.
TOTAL................................................................................................................................... 100

Submission: 2 copies of Entry is to be sent to District Director by November 1.  District Director will forward winning Awards Application to FFGC Headquarters, attention of Claudia Bates, FFGC President, by November 30, 2018.


#5  SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT

Donors: A) TBA  B) Mary Beth Wilson C) Janice Hamlin

Description/Purpose: To recognize and award especially outstanding garden club work during the year in the three classes listed below. The application should demonstrate promotion of FFGC objectives in civic development, beautification, garden therapy, and other related areas. Youth involvement is encouraged. The uniqueness of a single project and the scope of benefit to the Club and/or District will be considered by the judges.

Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application and report in narrative style.                                                                                             Proofs of accomplishment, newspaper clippings, and/or pictures, must be included.

Award: $25 may be awarded in each Class listed below. 

Classes:

Class A - Club or Circle
Class B - Individual Member

Class C - District

Submission: Send 2 copies of Awards Application to FFGC Headquarters, attention of Claudia Bates, FFGC President, by November 30, 2018


#6  MEDAL FOR INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN HORTICULTURE

Donor: Florida Federation of Garden Clubs

A committee will be appointed by the FFGC President to seek and nominate candidates for this award. Letters of recommendation stating achievements may also be sent to the FFGC President. Use the FFGC Awards Application. 

Award: If merited, an appropriate medal will be awarded each year to an individual, whether a garden club member or not, for outstanding horticultural achievement. This medal may be awarded in recognition of a lifetime of dedicated service in the field of horticulture or for a unique contribution of permanent scientific or technical importance, such as hybridization, genetics and propagation.

Submission: Send  2 copies of Awards Application to FFGC Headquarters, attention of Claudia Bates, FFGC President, by November 30, 2018.


#7  CERTIFICATE OF DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO A STATE PRESIDENT

The Florida Federation of Garden Clubs owes much of its program and development to wise leadership. In grateful appreciation of outstanding achievement and guidance by a state president, a Certificate of Distinguished Service will be awarded upon completion of the president’s term of office. 


#8   GARDEN CLUB OF THE YEAR        FFGC Book of Evidence Handbook.pdf

Donor: Marion Hilliard, Orange Park

Description/Purpose To recognize a garden club in Florida which excels in all aspects of garden club activities. The winning entry will automatically be submitted for the Deep South Garden Club of the Year Award.

Proof of Accomplishment: A Book of Evidence (BOE) is required. It should be no more than six (6) pages, front and back, for a maximum of twelve (12) surfaces. Guidelines for preparing BOE are found under Awards General Rules. The award is judged using the Scale of Points below and BOE should include information requested in Scale of Points. 

Membership Increase (for one year)................................................................................. 20 

# of members on 1/1- ________ and # of members on 12/31-  ________

If membership is limited, to what number? ________ 

Service................................................................................................................................... 10

Continuing service provided by club members 
Communications (describe briefly)

Other (describe briefly)

Club Programs...................................................................................................................... 20
Horticulture, Design, Environmental Concerns, and/or Regional Project.
Member participation in presenting either programs or workshops.
Describe briefly and include yearbook page copy showing programs.
Club Representation............................................................................................................ 20
 Average # of members attending club meetings. # of members attending Spring/Fall
 District Meetings. 
The following numbers are not required, but will be used in case
of a tie: # of members attending FFGC Convention, DS Region Convention,

& NGC Convention

Club Project(s)...................................................................................................................... 20
Describe briefly and two photos may be included.
Club Finances...................................................................................................................... 10
Are dues the only source of income?
Fundraisers – describe briefly and give amount of money raised

TOTAL...................................................................................................................................  100 

Award: A cash award of $50 may be awarded to a garden club which excels in all of the qualities stated in above Scale of Points.

Submission: Send 2 copies of Awards Application to FFGC Headquarters, attention of Claudia Bates, FFGC President, by November 30, 2018


#9   SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP INCENTIVE NEW DEADLINE DATE March 15, 2018 --

Also See AWARD #70 President's Project Due in 2019

Donors: A) Jim and Helen Simmons in memory of Jean Port, DeLand  B) Marjorie Hendon and Barbara Hadsell      

Description: Awarded every other year at the end of each administration. Next Due Date will be in December 2020.

Proof of Accomplishment: Club or circle must apply by letter indicating TOTAL number of paid members on June 1, 2017 and TOTAL number of paid members on March 15, 2018. To accomplish this, a Garden Club would need to collect their dues and have it sent in by March 10th for the 2018-2019 Membership Dues,

Award: A cash award of $50 will be given at the end of each administration in the following Classes:

Class A - Club showing the greatest increase in paid memberships, percentage-wise, to be determined from the numbers reported in the BOE, in even numbered years.

Class B - Club showing the greatest increase in paid memberships, to be determined from FFGC membership records, in even-numbered years.

Submission: 2 copies of Book of Evidence or applications must be sent to the FFGC Membership Chairman Jo-Anne Snyder 605 137TH ST E 
BRADENTON, FL34212-9230  Due Date: March 15, 2018.


#10   MENTORING AWARD FFGC Book of Evidence Handbook.pdf

In honor of Carol L. Hall, FFGC President 2009-2011, for her theme, “Reach Out, Be a Mentor.”

Donor: Jan Sillik, Jacksonville

Description/Purpose: A mentor goes above the call of normal garden club duties and is a loyal member willing to give assistance and/or support to garden club officers and members across the state.

Proof of Accomplishment: A Book of Evidence (BOE) is required. It should be no more than four (4) pages, front and back, for a maximum of eight (8) surfaces. It should include how the nominated individual has been a Mentor in garden club work within the state. Up to three actual photographs or media pictures may be included in the book. 

Award: An award of $50 plus a certificate will be offered annually to recognize an outstanding Mentor who has provided leadership, inspiration, guidance, and encouragement to a member or members of FFGC. 

Submission: Send 2 copies of Awards Application and BOE to FFGC Headquarters, attention of Claudia Bates, FFGC President, by November 30, 2018.


Award Area: Publication & Social Media

Publication awards 11 - 13 have special requirements. Please read carefully and completely.

#11 YEARBOOK AWARD    Award 11 Yearbook Award Explained.pdf

Yearbook Data to update your yearbooks

Early Due Date & Special Submission Requirements - November 1

Donor: Family of Ella Wood in her memory

Description/Purpose: To award Garden Clubs/Circle with the most outstanding yearbooks in each of the categories named below. Category is determined by number of members, including Life members, on whom FFGC dues are paid. Winning entries will be sent to Deep South Awards Chairman for judging at that level. If the yearbook wins the DS Yearbook Award, it will be sent to NGC for judging at that level.

Proof of Accomplishment: Send two copies of the yearbook. Complete the top portion of the Award Application form and securely fasten two copies inside the front of each cover. If a permanent binder is used by club members, substitute a paper cover with the required information and make note of this on application. Staple a 3” x 5” card to the cover with name and number of award, category number, district number, name of club/circle, and city. Yearbooks will be judged using the Scale of Points listed below:

Format.................................................................................................................................. 15

Book Structure........................................................................................................ 2 

            Practical, convenient size, durable, neat

            Material should be well placed with ample margins, & font size

            suitable for members to read

Cover ....................................................................................................................... 2

            Include name of club, town, state organization, year, & appealing design

Title Page................................................................................................................. 2

            Include name of club, town, state organization, year, # of dues

            paying members, & affiliated organizations (district, state, region, NGC)

Table of Contents................................................................................................... 1

            Number the yearbook pages and list topics on this page.

Subsequent pages can be in any order most useful to members & best fit for page placement. Information in a club yearbook should be in logical order. National and State information does not have to be in front.


Membership Roster................................................................................................ 2

            Include complete mailing addresses, telephone numbers, &

            e-mail addresses (if applicable).

            Avoid crowding.

List of Club Officers & Committee Chairmen..................................................... 1

District, FFGC, Deep South Information............................................................. 2

            Include name, contact information, & administration themes

            for District Director, FFGC President, and Deep South Region

            Director. List website addresses for District, FFGC & DS

NGC Information..................................................................................................... 1

            Include name & contact information for NGC President.

            Include theme & projects. List address, phone number, &

            website address for NGC Headquarters in St. Louis.

            (Locate this information at www.gardenclub.org)

Calendar of Events................................................................................................ 2

            List dates & locations for District, FFGC, DS, & NGC meetings

            & events. Encourage members to attend & eliminate the setting

            of conflicting dates.

Programs............................................................................................................................ 50

            Topics should cover a variety of FFGC & NGC goals & objectives

            Indicate if this is a special interest club, e.g. Horticulture, only; Design, only; etc.

            Meets minimum number of meetings required by FFGC.................... 3

            List date & time of meeting, locations with addresses.......................... 3

            List name speakers, qualifications (brief), program title....................... 4

            Variety of program topics (theme not required)...................................... 14

            Variety of styles of programs (lectures, power point, tours, etc.)......... 12

            Variety of speakers (specialists, members, panel, etc.)........................ 14

Projects............................................................................................................................... 35

            Projects involve actual membership participation that benefit the

            community & further FFGC & NGC Goals & Objectives.

            Some fund raisers may help to beautify the community, as well

            as produce revenue for clubs. Some fund raisers may help promote

            NGC Member Services as well as publicize our organization & goals.

            Certain social activities may lead to membership increase.

            State such in description.

            List Continuing & New Projects (new projects are not required)........ 15

            Give brief word description of projects. Include location, name......... 20

            Include location, name of chairman, how members participate,

            list of donations if applicable, in-kind donations if applicable,

            plans for maintenance, if applicable.

            e.g. Establish a Teaching Garden at Atkins Elementary School,

            afterschool program with planned curriculum, 4 days a week

            from 3-5pm, Laurie Benson, Chairman.

Optional information as needed by your club can be included, but will not

be given points.

Total ....................................................................................................................... 100


Award: An Award of $25 is offered to the following
Categories:
 

1. Club/Circle - under 20 members 
2. Club/Circle - 20-29 members
3. Club/Circle - 30-44 members
4. Club/Circle - 45-69
5. Club/Circle - 70-99
6. Club/Circle - 100-299

7. Club/Circle - 300 or more

Submission: 2 copies of Entries must be sent directly to Tina Tuttle, FFGC Third Vice President at 6755 Highway 99, Molino, FL 32577-4048 by       November 1. Follow the instructions carefully.

The Garden Club/Circle with the most outstanding Yearbooks in the following categories determined by number of members, including Life members. Yearbooks may be accepted for competition on the calendar year or the club year.

Fill out the award application topics #1-6, your Yearbook topic #7 is your evidence.

Eligibility: Garden Clubs and Circles.        Councils are NOT eligible.




#12   NEWSLETTER/MAGAZINE/BULLETIN 

Donors: 1 Sarasota GC  2) KC Jeronimo 3) Susan Slayter 4) Helen Nelson 5) Bea Imhoff  6) Marion Dunn

Description/Purpose: To encourage inter-communication within clubs and/or circles through the use of newsletters.

Proof of Accomplishment: Complete the FFGC Awards Application and include the number of members receiving the newsletter/publication. Also show evidence that all members receive the newsletter/publication (i.e. post office stamp receipt or signed statement by member responsible for circulation.) Submit three (3) sample issues and give the number of issues per year.

Presentation........................................................................... 5
        On the Award Application, include a brief description
        of the publication and the club membership.
        No limit on number of pages in publication.
Achievement.......................................................................... 65
        Educational value, informative, accurate, clarity,
        quality of printing, photography and/or graphics,
        coverage received, general appeal,
        Indication that your organization is a member of NGC.
Promotes NGC Objectives..................................................... 15
Record of Documentation...................................................... 15
        On the Award Application, include the number of copies distributed/sold & method of distribution.      
        Include financial data as to cost of publishing, price if sold & the market seen.

Total.......................................................................................   100

Fill out the award application topics #1-6 your Newsletter/Magazine topic #7 is your evidence.

Award: An Award of $25 is offered to the following 

Categories:

1. Small Clubs/Circles 29 members and under 
2. Medium Clubs/Circles with 30-59 members 
3. Large Clubs/Circles with 60-99 members
4. Ex-Large Clubs/Circles with 100 members

5. District

Submission:  Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.


#13  PUBLICATION

Donors: 1) Lois F. Silverberg 2) Cissy Richardson 3) Susan J Hillson 4)District II 5) Lillian McManus 6) Pat Clarke

Description/Purpose: This award is available for: Manuals, Handbooks, Educational pamphlets & brochures, Membership publications, Calendars, Cookbooks, etc. This award is NOT available for a Flyer or Notice of one a one time event. This award is NOT available for Newsletters. Judges will consider the uniqueness of the project and the scope of benefit to the club and/or community.

Proof of Accomplishment: Complete the FFGC Application Form with information requested under Scale of Points. Submit the entry in an envelope. Attach one application to outside of envelope and place a copy of the application inside the envelope (Use a larger envelope for mailing.)

The following Scale of Points will be used for judging.
Presentation........................................................................... 5
        On the Award Application, include a brief description
        of the publication and the club membership.
        No limit on number of pages in publication.
Achievement.......................................................................... 65
        Educational value, informative, accurate, clarity,
        quality of printing, photography and/or graphics,
        coverage received, general appeal,
        Indication that your organization is a member of NGC.
Promotes NGC Objectives..................................................... 15
Record of Documentation...................................................... 15
        On the Award Application, include the number of copies distributed/sold & method of distribution.      
        Include financial data as to cost of publishing, price if sold
& the market seen.

Total.......................................................................................   100

Award: An award of $25 is offered in the following

Categories:

1. Small Clubs/Circles 29 members and under 
2. Medium Clubs/Circles with 30-59 members 
3. Large Clubs/Circles with 60-99 members

4. Ex-Large Clubs/Circles with 100 members

Submission:  Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.




#14 DEPALMA/SILLIK WEBSITE AWARD

Donors: 1) Susan M. Clark  2) Libby Curnow  3) Marjorie H. Hendon   4)  Jan Sillik & M. E. DePalma  5) Jean Kelly

Description/Purpose: To recognize and award outstanding achievement in the area of creation and maintenance of garden club websites The site must foster the aims, purposes, and goals of FFGC and NGC.

Proof of Accomplishment: Complete the the FFGC Awards Application form. Include your website address, who maintains the site, how often it is updated, and the cost. Judges will access the website for judging and will consider ease of navigation while judging from the current site. The following Scale of Points will be used for judging. Winner will be forwarded to NGC to compete for NGC Award MP-3 (A) Social Media/Website .

Presentation:........................................................................................... 25

          Design/appearance; attractive, engaging, easy to read, layout

Navigation:............................................................................................... 35

          Ease of navigation, navigation system (bar, map, etc.),

          Logical flow of pages, clear page headers, links active

Achievement:........................................................................................... 20

          Club/group information present/ease to find, educational

Promotion................................................................................................. 10

          Promotes NGC objectives

Maintenance:........................................................................................... 10

          Does it appear to be updated?

Total ......................................................................................................... 100

Award: An award of $50 is offered in the following
Categories:

1. Small Clubs/Circles 29 members and under
2. Medium Clubs/Circles with 30-59 members
3. Large Clubs/Circles with 60-99 members
4. Ex-Large Clubs/Circles with 100 members +,

5. Districts

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.

#14-A FACEBOOK AWARD

Donors: 1) TBA       2) TBA     3) TBA 4) TBA 5)TBA

Description/Purpose:To recognize and award outstanding achievement in the area of creation and maintenance of garden club Facebook page. The page must foster the aims, purposes, and goals of FFGC and NGC.

Proof of Accomplishment: Complete the the FFGC Awards Application form. Include your Facebook address, who is the Administrator, how often it is updated, and the cost (if any). Judges will access the Facebook page for judging and will consider the Facebook posts while judging from the current page.  For the most outstanding Facebook page promoting the sponsoring organization and NGC objectives. The site or page MUST have at least a portion available for viewing by the public, (not just club or state members) to be considered for this award.  The following Scale of Points will be used for judging. Winner will be forwarded to NGC to compete for NGC Award MP-3 (B) Social Media/Website .

Presentation:........................................................................................... 25

          Design/appearance; attractive, engaging, easy to read, layout

Social Posts:............................................................................................ 35

          Events created, flyers, photos, number of people that have liked and 

          following the page, sharing posts of FFGC and NGC

Achievement:........................................................................................... 20

          Club/group information present, links to website, educational

Promotion................................................................................................. 10

          Promotes NGC and FFGC objectives

Maintenance:........................................................................................... 10

          Does it appear to be updated and the frequency?

Total ......................................................................................................... 100

Award:An award of $25 is offered in the following 

Categories:

1. Small Clubs/Circles 29 members and under

2. Medium Clubs/Circles with 30-59 members

3. Large Clubs/Circles with 60-99 members

4. Ex-Large Clubs/Circles with 100 members +,

5. Districts

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.



Award Area: Community Projects/ Historical

#15 GARDEN THERAPY GERIATRIC & EXCEPTIONAL  

Donors: 1) TBA  2) Helen Nelson 3)  Deborah A. Smith  4)Mary Lou Ruiz 5) Sue Swain

Description/Purpose: To stimulate an interest in helping seniors in a supported senior living environment and the mentally and/or physically handicapped of any age through the promotion of programs, demonstrations, workshops, or instructions in a phase of garden club work (such as horticulture, flower arranging, landscaping of facility grounds, etc.)

Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application and report in narrative style. Proofs of accomplishment, newspaper clippings and/or pictures,may be included. 
Award: An award of $25 is offered in the following

Categories:

1. Small Clubs/Circles 29 members and under
2. Medium Clubs/Circles with 30-59 members 
3. Large Clubs/Circles with 60-99 members changes
4. Ex-Large Clubs/Circles with 100 members +
5. District

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.


#17 DECORATION OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS (Historic Preservation Award)

Special Submission Requirements and Due Date

Donors: 1) Lynn Jones,West Palm Beach  2) Pat Morgart  3) Sandra Messer  4) Helen Nelson  5) Barbara Jacobson

Description/Purpose: To recognize and award decoration of historic buildings and/or homes. Decorations are not required to be of the same period as the building, but they should be creative, distinctive, and sympathetic to the building’s style. The designers participating in the decorating have complete freedom in their choice of materials as long as the curator or owner of the building approves. A group of historic buildings, such as in a home tour, can also be included in this award.

Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application and report in narrative style as to the type of decorations used. Include pictures.

Award: An award of $25 is offered in each of two classes listed below:

Class A - Decorations emphasizing plant material, either in its natural form or contrived.
Class B - Decorations using artificial plant material because of restrictions related to the home being decorated.
If warranted, Classes may be sub-divided into the following

Categories:

1. Small Clubs/Circles 29 members and under
2. Medium Clubs/Circles with 30-59 members

3. Large Clubs/Circles with 60-99 members 

4. Ex-Large Clubs/Circles with 100 members

Submission: Send 2 copies of application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at 2606 Bennington Place, DeLand FL 32720 by December 31, 2018. 


#18 HISTORIC PRESERVATION AWARD

Donors: 1) Arlene Rand, Clermont  2) Susan Mello  3) Jayne Hemstreet  4) Pat Morgart

Description/Purpose: To recognize and award outstanding projects of lasting value resulting in the beautification and preservation of a historic building, historic buildings, or historic gardens. This may be accomplished through working with historic preservation organizations, local community members, etc. May include restoration of a building or grounds, and/or ongoing maintenance. Annuals and perennials of the period may be included in the planting of a historic garden.

Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application and report in narrative style. You may include pictures, landscape plans, etc. 

Award: An award of $25 is offered in the following 

Categories:

1. Small Clubs/Circles 29 members and under

2. Medium Clubs/Circles with 30-59 members 

3. Large Clubs/Circles with 60-99 members

4. Ex-Large Clubs/Circles with 100 members +

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards application to Valerie Seinfeld FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.



Award Area: Horticulture Awards

#20 YEAR’S HORTICULTURE PROGRAMS

Donors:  1) Margaret "Cinny" O'Donnell 2) Margaret Kirkpatrick 3) District VII Judges Council 4) Helen Nelson

Description/Purpose: To promote member interest in involvement in the field of horticulture planning, studying, growing, showing, and sharing. Documentation should include the program for the year, the activities, the goals, and the results.

Proof of Accomplishment: Use FFGC Awards Application. Documentation should include goals, a listing of the programs for the year, activities, and the results. A minimum of four (4) principal horticulture programs are required. 
Award: An award of $25 is offered in the following 

Categories:

1. Small Clubs/Circles 29 members and under

2. Medium Clubs/Circles with 30-59 members

3. Large Clubs/Circles with 60-99 members

4. Ex-Large Clubs/Circles with 100 members +

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.


#21 HORTICULTURAL ACHIEVEMENT 

Donor: 1) Rose Vickers, Palmetto  2)  District VII Judges Council  3) Jayne Hemstreet  4) Kathy Echevarria

Description/Purpose: To recognize the most outstanding activities in the field of horticulture and to promote planned gardening activities in the study of horticulture by club members.

Proof of Accomplishment: Use FFGC Awards Application. Report should include an outline of year’s plan, goals, and results. Membership participation is emphasized.

Award: An award of $25 is offered in the following 

Categories:

1. Small Clubs/Circles 29 members and under

2. Medium Clubs/Circles with 30-59 members

3. Large Clubs/Circles with 60-99 members

4. Ex-Large Clubs/Circles with 100 members +

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.


#22 HORTICULTURE - SPECIAL PROJECT 

Donor: 1) Pachira Garden Circle  2) TBA           3)  TBA           4) Carol Lucia

Description/Purpose: To recognize clubs/circles for the best work in horticulture. The club/circle should select one specific plant (flower, shrub, tree, etc.) as the project for the year. Members may grow different varieties of the plant if desired. Only amateur growers may participate.

Proof of Accomplishment: Use FFGC Awards Application to summarize the following:

Complete records must be kept by each participating member. Records must include: Name of club/circle, name of member, name of species or variety of plant, date and method of planting, exposure (sunny, shady, part shade, etc.), method of cultivation, record of fertilization, date first growth and bloom (if applicable) noted, growth (luxuriant, medium, or slow), condition of foliage, susceptibility to insects and disease, any method of insect or disease control with name of product and details of treatment(if applicable).

Award: An award of $25 is offered in the following 

Categories:

1. Small Clubs/Circles 29 members and under
2. Medium Clubs/Circles with 30-59 members
3. Large Clubs/Circles with 60-99 members

4. Ex-Large Clubs/Circles with 100 members +

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.


#26 PIONEERS IN FLORIDA HORTICULTURE 

This recognition is for those early horticulturists who contributed significantly to the knowledge of horticulture grown in the diverse climate of the

State of Florida.

Donor: Florida Federation of Garden Clubs

Description/Purpose: This recognition is for the early horticulturists who contributed significantly to the knowledge of horticulture grown in the diverse climate of the state of Florida. Garden clubs can recognize the individuals and the plant genus or family most associated with that individual and plan garden club programs and activities featuring those plants.

PRIOR WINNERS OF PIONEERS IN FLORIDA HORTICULTURE AWARD

1999 – Dr. Henry Nehrling

 2000 –William Bartram

2013 – Thomas A. Edison

Submission: Recommendations, with qualifications, may be sent to Claudia Bates, FFGC President at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.

#28 HORTICULTURE LEADERSHIP AWARD FFGC Book of Evidence Handbook.pdf

Donor: Jo Ann Guise, Boca Raton

Description/Purpose: To recognize and award a garden club member for continued participation and leadership in horticulture on the local club level for a minimum of five (5) years.

Proof of Accomplishment: A Book of Evidence is required. The BOE should be no more than 6 (six) pages front and back for a total of twelve (12) surfaces. The information in the BOE should show that the individual nominated has:

1. Given horticulture programs to garden clubs, judge’s councils, civic organizations, etc. Evidence could include a picture of the applicant giving a program or teaching a class, an article from a newspaper giving the name of the horticulturist and telling about the program, a thank you note from someone who attended the program, etc.

2. Entered and won Top NGC Exhibitor Award ribbons in horticulture in Standard Flower Shows and has served on flower show committees in some capacity. Evidence should include two entry cards with top awards indicated.

3. Been involved in the community and shows initiative beyond garden club by working with youth on horticulture, sharing horticulture expertise with church, library, historic places, etc. Include a picture or news article showing the program and participation in the community.

Books of Evidence will be judged using the Scale of Points below:

Presentation is neat and attractive........................................................................................ 20

Summary of activities highlighting how member has shared knowledge of horticulture.......... 40

Proof of accomplishments.................................................................................................. 40

            Photos, letters, news articles, entry cards & photographs

            of horticulture winning top NGC awards, publicity

Total   ................................................................................................................................... 100

Award: An award of $50 

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards application and BOE to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.


Award Area: Civic Awards

#29 COMMUNITY SERVICE DESIGN AWARD

Donors: A) Joyce Droege B) Lorraine Gabler

$25 is offered to the entry judged the best in Section A) and B).

Description/Purpose: To recognize and award clubs that provide floral designs or container grown plants in public places.

Proof of Accomplishment: Use FFGC Awards Application form.

Award: An award of $25 is offered in each 

Class:

Class A - Community Service by a Club:    A weekly or monthly exhibit of a design of designer’s choice or container grown plant in a building open to the public (city hall, library, welcome station, hospital, school, etc.). Club name must be displayed. No artificial plant material permitted. Minimum number of six (6) per garden club year. The work may have been accomplished during the current year or continued from the preceding year.

Class B - Community Service by one (1) or more clubs, or group of garden club members for a one-time event, with at least six (6) designs and/or specimen plants. Designs may be placed in a tour of homes, special exhibit, churches, grand opening, or table designs for a public gathering (other than garden club activity), etc.

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.


#30 COMMUNITY GARDENS

Donors: 1) Margaret "Cinny" O’Donnell, Pensacola  2) Lunette Wilson  3) Linda J. Henderson 4) Janice Hamlin

Description/Purpose: To recognize and award the best community garden project sponsored by an FFGC garden club.

Proof of Accomplishment: A community garden is one in which each individual maintains his/her own assigned plot. These may include container gardens, vegetable and flower gardens, children’s gardens, hydroponic gardens, etc. Projects may include adults or adults and youth. Extra credit will be given for those including youth.Use FFGC Awards Application Form. Report narrative style. Pictures and landscape plans may be included.

Award: An award of $50 is offered in the following

Categories:

1. Small Clubs/Circles 29 members and under

2. Medium Clubs/Circles with 30-59 members 

3. Large Clubs/Circles with 60-99 members 

4. Ex-Large Clubs/Circles with 100 members +

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by

November 30, 2018.

#31 THE MADIRA BICKEL CIVIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 

Donor: Sarasota Garden Club, Inc.

Description/Purpose: To recognize and award a Club/Circle for the most outstanding contribution for achieving civic beauty in the community.

Proof of Accomplishment: Some suggested projects include: Inspiring civic planting projects, or city-wide cleanups; providing an active bureau of information, instructional garden center, garden plot for juniors, or providing helpful information to citizens through a continued series of radio broadcasts, newspaper articles, open lectures, or any notable effort. The work may have been accomplished during the current year or continued from the preceding year. Use the FFGC Awards Application Form. Report narrative style. Pictures and landscape plans may be included.

Award: An award of $50 

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.


#32 PARK/CITY PLANTING

Honoring Kitty Parkinson, first president of the Landscape Design CouncilPensacola Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc.

Donors: 1) Sarasota Garden Club, Inc.  2) FFGC Landscape Consultants Council  3)Linda J. Henderson  4) Joanne Mulinare  5) Joanne Mulinare

Description/Purpose: To encourage garden club groups to put into practical use their knowledge of good landscape design by initiating or revising landscaping, according to the principles of landscape design on public lands.

Proof of Accomplishment: This may be a public park or grounds surrounding a public building - city or municipal public property. The planting must be inspired, designed, or initiated by a member(s) club or circle. Use the FFGC Awards Application Form. Report narrative style. Pictures and landscape plans may be included. Project may have been started at any time, but must be completed within the year in which application is made.

Award: An award of $25 is offered in the following 

Categories:

1. Small Clubs/Circles 29 members and under

2. Medium Clubs/Circles with 30-59 members 

3. Large Clubs/Circles with 60-99 members 

4. Ex-Large Clubs/Circles with 100 members +

5. Individual

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.


#33 CLYDE D. WARE AWARD FOR CIVIC DEVELOPMENT  

Donors: 1) Debbie Smith  2) Ribault Garden Club  3) Panama City Garden Club   4) Cocoa-Rockledge Garden Club

Description/Purpose: To recognIze and award outstanding civic development projects that stress community involvement.

Proof of Accomplishment: This may be a continuing project but the major portion of worthiness must have been accomplished within the year of applying for this award. Use the FFGC Awards Application and include documentation that demonstrates: the scope of the project and the extent of involvement by other community group/s and garden club members; pictures of various phases of progress; publicity, financing, landscape plan or sketch, etc.

Award: An award of $50 is offered in the following 

Categories:

1. Small Clubs/Circles 29 members and under

2. Medium Clubs/Circles with 30-59 members 

3. Large Clubs/Circles with 60-99 members 

4. Ex-Large Clubs/Circles with 100 members +

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.


#36 COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD  

Donors: 1) Orlando Garden Club  2) Nina Ring   3)Jo Compton   4) Christia "Li" Roberts   5) Valerie Seinfeld

Description/Purpose: To recognize outstanding community service projects. This award was designed to stimulate new ideas for meeting the needs of the community and to create a closer relationship between the community and garden clubs.

Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application to submit a complete, brief report covering the project. Include pictures, publicity, size of project, and other supporting evidence.

Award: An award of $25 is offered in the following 

Categories:

1. Small Clubs/Circles 29 members and under

2. Medium Clubs/Circles with 30-59 members 

3. Large Clubs/Circles with 60-99 members 

4. Ex-Large Clubs/Circles with 100 members +

5. Districts

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.


#37 SCHOOL GROUNDS BEAUTIFICATION 

Donors: 1) Jana Walling  2) Elaine Waidelich  3) Joan Graff  4) Pat Caren

Description/Purpose: To recognize a project that shows the greatest improvement in landscaping of an established school yard or in landscaping of a new school.

Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application to submit a narrative report. Include  before/during/after pictures; landscape plan; and a list of materials used.

Award: An award of $25 is offered in the following 

Categories:

1. Small Clubs/Circles 29 members and under

2. Medium Clubs/Circles with 30-59 members

3. Large Clubs/Circles with 60-99 members

4. Ex-Large Clubs/Circles with 100 members +

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.


#38 CIVIC BEAUTIFICATION/ GARDEN OF THE MONTH AWARD 

Donors: 1) Andrea Little   2) Liz Shaw   3) MaryLou Ruitz   4) Navarre Garden Club

Description/Purpose: To recognize the Garden Club with the most outstanding Civic Beautification Recognition Program. This award is designed for those clubs who recognize beauty in their community with a monthly award.

Proof of Accomplishment: Pictures from at least eight (8) different months must be included. Use the FFGC Awards Application to submit a narrative report. Include a description of how the yards are chosen, a description or picture of how the homeowners are honored, and copies of any publicity or recognition received in the community for this project. before/during/after pictures; landscape plan; and a list of materials used.

Award: An award of $25 is offered in the following 

Categories:

1. Small Clubs/Circles 29 members and under

2. Medium Clubs/Circles with 30-59 members

3. Large Clubs/Circles with 60-99 members

4. Ex-Large Clubs/Circles with 100 members +

Submission: Send  2 copies of FFGC Awards application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.


#39 ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION 

Donors: 1) Temple Terrace Garden Club, Inc. in honor of Hilda Knoche  2) Maureen Tuber  3) Jean Schneider  4) Stephanie L. Susetka

Description/Purpose: To recognize the Garden Club with the most comprehensive program that celebrates the planting of trees in an Arbor Day program.

Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application to submit a narrative report. Pictures may be used.

Award: An award of $25 is offered in the following 

Categories:

1. Small Clubs/Circles 29 members and under

2. Medium Clubs/Circles with 30-59 members

3. Large Clubs/Circles with 60-99 members

4. Ex-Large Clubs/Circles with 100 members +

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.


Category: Landscaping Awards

#40 ARLINGTON DOLLY MORRIS AWARD                                         

Donor: Shirley Wigginton

Description/Purpose: To encourage the practical rather than theoretical application of landscape design in members’ gardens. To reward progress as accomplished in different sections of the home’s grounds.

Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application to submit a narrative report that includes the following: explanation of what was done and why; give the approximate size of landscaping and list the number and varieties of plants used; color photographs of completed project; photograph or sketch of area before landscaping was completed – take the photograph from the same view as photograph of completed project; statement that planting was done by an amateur gardener and not done by a professional landscaper.

Award: An award of $25 is offered to a member who is not a professional landscape designer.

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.


#41 THE SENATOR DIRKSEN MARIGOLD AWARD

Donor: Clearwater Garden Club

$25 is offered each year to the club or circle landscaping a public area with an annual garden featuring marigolds. Presentation must include written statement, “Why Plant Marigolds?” Also, it must include a landscape plan, before and after photos (all seasons), letters of appreciation, news clippings, and/or additional proof.

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.


#43 BLUE STAR MEMORIAL MARKER AWARD             

Donors: A) Jackie Host  B) Pat Clarke  C) Rose Vickers  D) Nina B. Ring

Description/Purpose: To encourage the installation, landscaping, refurbishment, and maintenance of Blue Star Memorial Markers and the beautification of those sites so that these areas may be worthy of honoring the men and women who have served or are serving, in the Armed Forces of the United States, to whom these areas are dedicated. 
To recognize and award to a club/circle or group of member garden clubs for the most outstanding completed Blue Star Marker in Classes explained below. The projects may be carried out on memorial highways (Blue Star Memorial Highway Marker), at veterans’ hospital grounds or veterans’ cemeteries, (Blue Star Memorial Marker) or public parks, historical sites, or other public areas (Blue Star Memorial By-way Marker). The marker and landscaping may be part of a highway department rest area maintained by the department. The project may have been continuous, but major landscaping must be completed within two years. The project may be a replacement of a destroyed or long neglected landscape.
Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application form. You must include the type of Blue Star Memorial Marker that is being landscaped: Blue Star Highway Marker, Blue Star Byway Marker, or Blue Star Memorial Marker.
Additional information about NGC Blue Star Memorial Landscaping Awards: the NGC Blue Star Memorial Landscaping Awards are judged on the basis of landscaping only and dedication of the Blue Star Memorial is not to be considered. The classes that NGC uses for these Awards are based on the type of Blue Star Memorial Markers – Highway Marker, Byway Marker, or Memorial Marker. These classes are then sub-divided into different categories based on whether the project is done by a single garden club, group of member clubs, or a State Garden Club.
*The winning entry in Class B below will be considered for submission to NGC for NGC Award #L2 – Blue Star Memorial Landscaping.

Award: An award of $25 may be awarded in each of the
Classes below.

Class A - Installation and dedication of a new Blue Star Memorial Marker
Class B - New landscaping for an existing Blue Star Memorial Marker
Class C - Refurbishment and re-dedication of an existing Blue Star Memorial Marker
Class D - Long term maintenance program established for a landscape plan with proof of at least five (5) years of continuous maintenance prior to the award year.

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.


#44 NATIVE PLANT LANDSCAPING  

Donors: 1) Jean Schneider  2) TBA                              3) FFGC Landscape Consultants Council   4) Sue Swain 5) Navarre Garden Club

Description/Purpose: To recognize and award clubs, circles, and individuals for the most effective use of native trees and wildflowers in a landscape design of a private residence, public or commercial area or building.

Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application to submit a narrative report that includes the following: a sketch or landscape plans with botanical and when possible, common names of plants. Planting must use a minimum of 5 trees in a residence and a minimum of 10 trees in public or commercial places. A landscape design which insures permanent beauty of the garden is a prime consideration.

Award: An award of $25 is offered in the following 

Categories:

1. Small Clubs/Circles 29 members and under

2. Medium Clubs/Circles with 30-59 members

3. Large Clubs/Circles with 60-99 members

4. Ex-Large Clubs/Circles with 100 members +

5. Individual

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.


#45 WATER GARDEN AWARD

Donor: Amaryllis Circle, Gainesville Garden Club

Description/Purpose: To recognize and award the Club or Circle with best water garden project. The water garden can be constructed at a garden club center, park, or other recreational area.

Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application to submit a narrative report that includes the following: a planting plan with a list of plants used; a brief written account of the work as it progressed; photographs taken before/during/ and after completing of project.

Award: An award of $25 is offered for the best project by a Club or Circle.

Submission:Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.


#46 GARDEN TOUR AWARD 

Donors:  1) Marie Harrison, Valparaiso   2) Carol L. Hall   3) Barbara Rao   4) Manatee River Garden Club

Description/Purpose: To recognize and award the garden club with the most outstanding garden tour project.

Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application. Include the following information: 

  • Photographs of at least four residences on the tour that  show views of each garden (including one focal area and/or entrance area).
  • A brief description of each garden should be included indicating approximate size of the garden and listing of plant material.
  • Publicity
  • Evidence of club and community participation.
Award: An award of $25 may be given in the following

Categories:

1. Small Clubs/Circles 29 members and under
2. Medium Clubs/Circles with 30-59 members
3. Large Clubs/Circles with 60-99 members

4. Ex-Large Clubs/Circles with 100 members +

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.


#47 HABITAT FOR HUMANITY AWARD 

Donors: 1) Jo Williams, Delray Beach   2) Mary Silas   3) Joan Lasek   4) Margaret Chodosh

Description/Purpose: To recognize and award the garden club with the most outstanding Habitat for Humanity Landscaping project.

Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application: Include the following information:

  • Photographs before/ after/ and during project.
  • Design plan with a list of plants used. 
  • Maintenance program for the future.
  • Financial information including a cost sheet
  • Evidence of publicity and involvement by club & community members
  • Publicity and club/community participation are stressed. Youth participation is also important.

Award: An award of $25 may be given in the following 

Categories:

1. Small Clubs/Circles 29 members and under

2. Medium Clubs/Circles with 30-59 members

3. Large Clubs/Circles with 60-99 members

4. Ex-Large Clubs/Circles with 100 members +

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.

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Award Area: Tree Planting


#48 FLOWERING TREE    

Donors: 1) Ann Schandelmayer   2) Shirley "Daisy" Thompson   3) Arlene Rand   4) Kathleen J. Hawryluk

Description/Purpose: To promote the planting of flowering trees along streets, highways, parks, school grounds, etc.

Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application Form to submit a narrative report. Include a description and the botanical names of the trees planted. Explain how the project enhanced the area.


Award: An award of $25 may be given in the following

Categories:

1. Small Clubs/Circles 29 members and under
2. Medium Clubs/Circles with 30-59 members
3. Large Clubs/Circles with 60-99 members
4. Ex-Large Clubs/Circles with 100 members +

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018


#49 TREE PLANTING ACHIEVEMENT (FFGC Only - Awarded Every Other Year)   

Donor: District VIII

At the end of each FFGC administration $25 will be given to the club that has accomplished the best tree planting in a public area. The trees must be quality trees requiring low maintenance. Names and pictures of trees planted along with how planting enhanced the site are required in application. Additional credit will be given for planting of Native Trees.


Award Area: Conservation

#50 ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AWARD

Donors:  A) B) & C) FFGC Environmental Consultants' Council

Description/Purpose: To encourage the most comprehensive accomplishment in the field of environmental education.
To explore and expand methods for preserving, protecting, and improving the environment through education and to share this knowledge with as many people as possible.

Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application Form to report in narrative on the project. The project may be in the form of a literary production, series of published articles, study course, or some other educational activity. The achievement must be of exceptional merit.

Award: An award of $25 may be offered in the following 

Classes:

Class A - Club or Circle
Class B - Individual
Class C -
 Group of Clubs or District

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.

#51 ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INVOLVING YOUTH AWARD   

Donors: 1) Pat Carver   2) & 3) FFGC Environmental Consultants’ Council   4) Eileen M. Zebroski  5) Joan R. Ochs

Description/Purpose: To encourage the most comprehensive accomplishment in the field of environmental education which involves children.

To recognize projects that educate children on preserving, protecting, and improving their environment.

Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application Form to report in narrative on the project. The project may be in the form of a literary production, series of published articles, study course, or some other educational activity. The achievement must be of exceptional merit.

Award: An award of $25 may be given in the following 

Categories:


1. Small Clubs/Circles 29 members and under

2. Medium Clubs/Circles with 30-59 members

3. Large Clubs/Circles with 60-99 members

4. Ex-Large Clubs/Circles with 100 members +

5. Individual

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.

#52 ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD INVOLVING COMMUNITY EDUCATION 

Donors: 1) Garden Club of St. Augustine, Inc.  2) Owaissa Vandeberg  3) Susan Swain  4) Tom Massfeller,

Description/Purpose: To encourage public educational programs about the environment over a one year period. To educate, stimulate, and raise awareness of environmental issues for a large number of adults in a District or community.

Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application Form to report in narrative on the project. The report should demonstrate inclusive community effort in planning, designing, and presenting a single or series of public educational environmental programs over a one year period. Applicants are encouraged to include other environmental groups, colleges & universities, and experts in the field(s) for the design and presentation of these programs.

Award: An award of $50 may be given in the following 

Categories:

1. Small Clubs/Circles 29 members and under
2. Medium Clubs/Circles with 30-59 members
3. Large Clubs/Circles with 60-99 members

4. Ex-Large Clubs/Circles with 100 members +

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.

#55 ELOISE SNIFFEN CONSERVATION AWARD  

Donors: 1) Sandra Lynch   2) Joan Ochs   3)  Lynda Filakosky  4)   Marlene "Micki" Ascheryl         

Description/Purpose: To encourage effective and productive accomplishments in conservation, particularly in the field of preserving native trees and plants. Suggestions for types of projects and programs: planting of roads and highways with native plants and/or wildflowers, beautifying public areas with native plant materials, encouraging the practice and knowledge of conservation of air, water, soil, and minerals with our youth; developing wider protection of endangered flora and fauna. This may have been a continuing project, but must be completed within the year application is made.

Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application Form to report in narrative on the project. Consideration will be given to clubs/ circles having a high percentage of participation.

Award: An award of $25 may be given in the following

Categories:

1. Small Clubs/Circles 29 members and under
2. Medium Clubs/Circles with 30-59 members
3. Large Clubs/Circles with 60-99 members

4. Ex-Large Clubs/Circles with 100 members +

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.

#56 BUTTERFLY CONSERVATION AWARD 

Donors: 1) Rita Hilton   2) Margarete R. Ruth   3) Pat Carver 4) Louise Allen

Description/Purpose:To increase butterfly population by improving their ecology, learning to identify butterflies at all stages and growing plants which provide food and shelter.

Proof of Accomplishment:Use the FFGC Awards Application Form to report in narrative on the project

Award:An award of $25 may be given in the following 

Categories:

1. Small Clubs/Circles 29 members and under
2. Medium Clubs/Circles with 30-59 members Added to reflect DSR & NGC
3. Large Clubs/Circles with 60-99 members changes
4. Ex-Large Clubs/Circles with 100 members + Changes existing designations

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018


#57 BIRD OR BUTTERFLY SANCTUARY ON SCHOOL GROUNDS 

Donors: BIRD 1) Gale Polk   2) Janice Miller   3) Jasmine Garen Club 4) Jasmine Garden Club

              BUTTERFLY  1) Lois Weber  2) Sylvia Jameson  3) Barbara Jacobson  4)  Barbara Jacobson


Description/Purpose: To encourage establishment of bird or butterfly sanctuaries on school grounds.

Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application Form to report in narrative on the project.

Award: An award of $25 may be given in the following 
Classes:
Class A -  Bird Sanctuary
1. Small Clubs/Circles 29 members and under
2. Medium Clubs/Circles with 30-59 members
3. Large Clubs/Circles with 60-99 members
4. Ex-Large Clubs/Circles with 100 members +
Class B -  Butterfly Sanctuary
1. Small Clubs/Circles 29 members and under
2. Medium Clubs/Circles with 30-59 members
3. Large Clubs/Circles with 60-99 members
4. Ex-Large Clubs/Circles with 100 members +

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.

#58 PROMOTING BEES THROUGH KNOWLEDGE 

Donors: A) Christy Linke   B) Stephanie Susetka

Description/Purpose: To encourage education about the loss of our bee population and the importance of bees to the food chain.

Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Award Application Form to report and include the following: description of the program, description of who is participating, pictures. Youth involvement is considered important to this project.

Award: An award of $25 award for the following 

Classes:
Class A - Individual
Class B - Club or Circle

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.


#59 WILD FLOWERS MATTER

Donors: 1) Dara Dobson   2) Dee Bartcher   3) Marion Hilliard   4) Brenda Norris   5) Jackie Host

Description/Purpose: to promote use of Florida native ecotype wildflower seeds.

Proof of Accomplishment: Use FFGC Awards Application and report in narrative style. You may include pictures. This award is for the best planting using Florida native ecotype wildflower seeds. The project may be started in the previous year. The planting may be on school property, city parks, libraries, any public place, or garden club property. Proof of seed purchase from the Florida Wildflower Seed and Plant Growers Association of FFGC Native Plants and Wildflower Chairman is required. The planting may be combined with other plant species; extra value if all species in planting are Florida natives.

Award: An award of $25 is offered in the following 

Categories:

1. Small Clubs/Circles 29 members and under
2. Medium Clubs/Circles with 30-59 members
3. Large Clubs/Circles with 60-99 members
4. Ex-Large Clubs/Circles with 100 members +

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.


#61 NELL COE AWARD - click here  for all of Nell Coe Award information.

Awarded every other year and revised each administration, 1966--- "COLOR OUR CANOPY"

Due Date: November 30, 2018

Click here to download a pdf on writing #61 Nell Coe Award

Donors: 1)  2)  3)   4)

Description/Purpose: To recognize and award the completion of an exemplary project in some phase of work set forth by the President of FFGC. The large Nell Coe Tray will remain on permanent display at Headquarters.

The theme of the 2017-2019 Administration, “Color Our Canopy” represents the opportunity for our Garden Clubs to shape the future of the "Flowering Tree Canopy"  throughout the State of Florida.

One of our primary objectives is to have an educational experience of determining the need to restore or establish a beautiful Canopy of Flowering Trees throughout our State. Increasing awareness of FFGC member’s responsibility to contact our State DOT to have flowering trees planted at interchanges throughout Florida and insisting that developers plant flowering trees in residential and commercial developments. Engage with local government to push for placing Flowering Trees in landscaped medians, local parks and along scenic roadways.

Proof of Accomplishment: Must be well documented, date planted, where planted, size of trees, photos of planting, educational experience for your club and/or public, publicity, detailed financials, locations of plantings: Public places, Commercial Areas, Neighborhood Plantings, School Grounds, Garden Centers, Parks, Private Property and Roadsides. Are you replacing a flowering tree with another flowering tree, replacing a tree with weather damage, is this a new planting? How are these trees maintained after the planting? Contact your FDOT and ask them how you can plant Flowering Trees along the Roadside. Show proof of your efforts.

An award of $250.00 is offered in each of 4 Categories for the award to be given to a FFGC Garden Club who plants the most FLOWERING TREES in Florida, keeping mind that the size of the trees and place they are planted are given weight throughout the judging process, during the 2017-2019 administration.  Although this project may not be submitted until November 30, 2018, any project competing for an award in 2017 may be resubmitted in 2018.

The project may include community projects involving the club or district, the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Deep South Region, and National Garden Clubs, Inc.

Award: $250 may be awarded in  Categories  1, 2, 3 & 4 listed below. 

 Categories:

1. Small Club with 50 members and under

2. Medium Club with 51-100 members

3.. Large Club with 101 - 199 members

4.. Ex-Large Clubs/Circles with 200 members and more

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards application to Claudia Bates, FFGC President at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.

Click here  for all of Nell Coe Award information.

#62 MARY S. COMPTON AWARD FOR PUBLICITY  Book of Evidence

Special Submission Requirements and Due Date

FFGC Book of Evidence Handbook

Donors: 1) Ellen H. Noll   2) Andrea Little   3) Emilie Palmieri   4) Claudia Davis

Description/Purpose: To recognize and honor clubs/circles for excellent coverage of club activities.

Proof of Accomplishment: Submit a Book of Evidence (number of pages is unlimited) using the requirements listed below:

1. Label on outside cover with name of award plus number and category, name of club, district number, city.

2. Submit in report cover or folder 8½ x 11 inches or 9 x 12 inches. No heavy scrapbooks or over-sized portfolios. There is no limit on the number of pages. Plastic page protectors may be used.

3. Material must consist of any of the following: newspaper, magazine, newsletter, notices or flyers for one-time events, or any printed publication clippings such as from The Florida Gardener with the name and date of publication over each article. Clear photocopies are permitted; reduced photocopies of large or lengthy articles are permitted. Downloading of published newspaper articles from the Internet is permitted.

4. No page numbering or Table of Contents is needed. Affix contents in chronological order January 1 through December 31. Clippings should be evenly cut; no loose clippings are permitted.

5. Each published item must contain the name of the organization and/or individual/s identified as a member of the organization. Underline first use of name of organization and/or member in each article.

6. Articles should include who, what, when, where, etc. where applicable; publicity promotion of FFGC and NGC objectives and goals.

Award will be judged using the following Scale of Points:

Scale of Points
Presentation .................................................................................................. 15
            meets all requirements
Quality                                                                                                             40
            articles well written; publicity related to projects and/or activities
Quantity ......................................................................................................... 25
            articles for each month, use of varied publications and media
Diversity ......................................................................................................... 20
            local papers, district news, state and national magazines

TOTAL ........................................................................................................... 100

Award: An award of $25 will be given to each winner in the following

Categories:

1. Small Clubs/Circles 29 members and under
2. Medium Clubs/Circles with 30-59 members Added to reflect DSR
3. Large Clubs/Circles with 60-99 members & NGC changes
4. Ex-Large Clubs/Circles with 100 members +
5. Districts

Submission: Send 2 copies of the FFGC Awards Application and BOE to: Kristine Blake, FFGC Publicity Press Book Chairman at PO Box 5391, Fort Lauderdale FL 33310-5391 by January 15.



#63 GARDEN CENTER PROGRAMS 

Donors: 1) Joan Lasek   2) Shirley "Daisy" Thompson   3)  Marilyn Barry    4) FFGC Distrivt V

Description/Purpose: To recognize and award garden clubs who provide exceptional information, advice, and inspiration to garden club members and to the community


Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application and report in narrative style. Proof of participation in a number of the services to members and to the public is required. See suggested services below.
  • Programs, demonstrations, workshops, public forums given to stimulate interest in subjects related to garden club work.
  • Information and instruction in gardening, home landscaping, conservation, corsage making, flower arranging, etc.
  • Plant identification and plant exchange.
  • Garden books, CD’s or photographs/slides in library for loan to members. Magazines, pamphlets, planting directions available to public.
  • Promotion of gardening among junior gardeners, high school gardeners, and youth groups.
Award: An award of $25 may be given in the following

Categories:

1. Small Clubs/Circles 29 members and under
2. Medium Clubs/Circles with 30-59 members
3. Large Clubs/Circles with 60-99 members
4. Ex-Large Clubs/Circles with 100 members +

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.


#64 LIBRARY

Donors: A) & B) The Garden Club of St. Petersburg

Description/Purpose: To recognize and award clubs or circles who improve and encourage the use of garden club libraries.

Proof of Accomplishment: Use FFGC Awards Application and report in narrative style. Report should include:

  • Date Library was established & methods of acquisition of books
  • Categorical list of books and magazines
  • Catalog system loan procedures
  • Extent library is used by members and non-members
  • Report may include newspaper clippings with dates, photographs, letters, etc.
Award: Two awards of $25 each may be awarded in the following
Classes:

Class A. Club or circle with a library in their own garden center building.

Class B. Club or circle without a garden center building, which maintains a library on a public shelf, member’s home, a store, a traveling library, or any public building. 

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards Application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.

#65 CONVENTION DELEGATE  Award Updated 5/30/2018

Donor: Jayne Hemstreet

Description/Purpose: To encourage representation of clubs and circles at convention and to stimulate delegates to report valuable information to the members at home.

Proof of Accomplishment: Use FFGC Awards Application to report narrative style. Delegates report on total coverage of business sessions, forums, workshops, presentation at club meeting including information on date report given at meeting, time allotted, number of members presentPress notices following Convention. A copy of the Convention Registration Form or Convention Name Badge must be included as proof of eligibility. The report will be judged using the following Scale of Points:

Total coverage of business sessions, forums, workshops, etc............................................... 30
Comprehensiveness of coverage........................................................................................... 40
Presentation at club meeting following Convention................................................................. 10
            Date report given at meeting, time allotted, number of members present,
            Press notices from Convention
Preparation – clear & concise reporting.................................................................................. 20

TOTAL ................................................................................................................................... 100

Award: An award of $25 may be given

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards Application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.


#66. NATIONAL GARDEN WEEK AWARD 

Donors: 1) Joan Garrison   2) Andrea Finn   3) TBA           4) Barbara Horan   5) Katherine Echevarria

Description/Purpose: To recognize and award garden clubs who have outstanding promotion of National Garden Week programs.

Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application and report in narrative style. Entry should show community awareness throughout the entire week and include local and/or state proclamations. Photographs may be included.

Award: An award of $25 may be given in the following 

Categories:

1. Small Clubs/Circles 29 members and under
2. Medium Clubs/Circles with 30-59 members
3. Large Clubs/Circles with 60-99 members
4. Ex-Large Clubs/Circles with 100 members +
5. District

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018. Winning applications will be sent for NGC Award #53 competition.


#67 PRESSED WILDFLOWER COLLECTION        FFGC Book of Evidence Handbook.pdf

Donors: A) Virginia Geiger   B) Darcy Stottlemyer

Description/Purpose: To stimulate interest in wildflowers, their identification, and preservation.

Proof of Accomplishment: This award requires a Book of Evidence. The BOE may contain a maximum of twelve (12) sheets front and back for a total of twenty-four (24) surfaces. The following requirements must be met:

  • Collection of a minimum of fifteen (15) pressed Florida wildflower specimens
  • Presented in a folder
  • All specimens must have a minimum of one leaf included.
  • Specimens in flower or fruit are to be secured to the pages. Suggested methods are: with adhesive, transparent contact paper, or lamination.
  • Each specimen must be labeled with the plant family, full botanical name, common name, geographic location, habitat where collected, date of collection, (and if applying in Class B, the name of collector).
Entries will be judged by the following Scale of Points.

Artistic eye appeal - 25 points

Complete & accurate identification of each specimen - 20 points

Diversity of families & collection dates - 20 points

Diversity of environmental locations - 20 points

Neatness & clarity - 15 points

Total - 100 points

Award: An award of $25 is offered in the following 
Classes.
Class A - Individual club member
Class B - Club or Circle for the most outstanding collection of pressed Florida wildflower specimens. One specimen by each member. Members’ submissions should have their name listed with the plant identification information.

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards application and BOE to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at 

FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.

#68 CELEBRATE COREOPSIS AWARD 

Donor: Parkinsonia Garden Circle

An award of $25 is offered for the promotion of the planting of Florida’s State wildflower, the coreopsis. Planting may be on private property, city parks, libraries, chamber of commerce, or garden club property. If the planting is on a state highway it must be accomplished in cooperation with the Florida Department of Transportation. Plans and locations for plantings in cooperation with the Florida Department of Transportation must be included. Plantings on private property must have the approval of the club or circle, as well as the property owner.

An award of $25 is offered for the promotion of the planting of Florida’s State wildflower, the coreopsis.


#69 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS -Class C update 5/30/2018

Donors: A) Barb Jacobson   B) Jean Skoien   C) Carolyn Stevens   D) Clermont Garden Club   E) Elise Haymans   F) Mary May

Description/Purpose:To recognize and award outstanding digital photographs by a non-professional photographer. 

Proof of Documentation: The photographer must be a member of FFGC and may submit one entry per class. Each entry shall be a collection of five (5) photographs. Use the FFGC Application Form and include each photograph along with informative descriptions of each photograph (names of birds or butterflies, botanical names of plants, location where each photograph was taken, date, etc.) Each photo should be numbered.  Each Class has specific requirements for the particular type of photographs to submit. Matte Finish Photo For each class, submit a CD or flash drive with the same images that are on the Application form. Because it is necessary to keep the FFGC Awards Application and the CD or flash drive together, submit application in a top-loading plastic sleeve along with the CD or flash drive.

After submission, the CD and/or flash drive becomes the property of FFGC, Inc., and if used for program material, all rights and assigns shall derive to FFGC, Inc.

Entries will be judged using the following criteria:

  • Quality of the photographs including interesting subject material
  • Good composition
  • Clarity
  • Presents the unique
  • Captures subject matter well 

Award: An award of $25 may be given in the following 

Classes:

Class A - Photographs of Birds and/or Butterflies
Five (5) digital photographs of birds and/or butterflies or both are to be in a natural setting (not confined in a show area). On the FFGC Application Form, include a short description that identifies each bird or butterfly and gives the location of each picture. A CD or flash drive with the same images must be included.
Class B - Photographs of a landscaped Florida garden
Five (5) digital photographs of a landscaped Florida garden with a brief description of the various locations depicted in the collection. No people should be in the photographs. A CD or flash drive with the same images must be included.
Class C - Photographs of a Florida wildflower, preferably in its natural habitat - wording updated 5/30/2018

Five (5) photographs of one species of a Florida wildflower. Two (2) of the photos should be designed to show the micro-environment and three (3) should be close-ups of different plants of the same species chosen, in the same location. A CD or flash drive with the same images must be included.

Class D - Photographs of a flowering tree growing in Florida.

Five (5) digital photographs of a flowering tree in bloom and growing in Florida. Two (2) of the photos should show the entire tree from different viewpoints. Three (3) of the photos should be close-ups of individual blooms or branches. A CD or flash drive with the same images must be included.
Class E - Photographs of plants on the Florida Conservation List
Five (5) digital photographs of plants that appear on the Florida Conservation List. Plants should be photographed in their natural habitat. A CD or flash drive with the same images must be included. 

Class F - Photographs of plants in one of the following subjects: 1) plants in a specific garden 2) life cycle of a specific plant or 3) Florida scenery. Five (5) digital photographs of plants from one of the above categories. List where each photograph was taken. A CD or flash drive with the same images must be included.

Please send your submissions in a plastic top loading sheet, label your CD, Flash Drive.

2 copies of Award application and the 2 pages. Matte Finish Photos.

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards application along with CD or flash drive to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by 

November 30, 2018.


#70 President’s Project- Membership Incentive Award - 2 year award 

DUE March 15th, 2018 .  So get your Club to pay their Dues Early!      FFGC Book of Evidence Handbook.pdf

Click on Slide Show Presentation from 2018 FFGC Convention workshop on Writing Award #70

Plant, Bloom and Grow Your Membership

Which will be awarded at FFGC Convention 2019 

(World Golf Village, St. Augustine, FL, on April 6-9, 2019.

Donor: Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc.

Description/Purpose: This special award is to show a significant increase in overall membership, not only with an increase in the numbers of new members but the retention of current members. 

Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application and a Book of Evidence 

Use the FFGC Awards Application and a Book of Evidence should be no more than 6 (six) pages front and back for a total of twelve (12) surfaces, 

showing methods of HOW your clubs and/or districts obtained new members. Include the following information:

  • Events: Membership teas, socials, community affairs, programs, classes, etc.
  • Maintenance program: for the enrolling future members and retention of these new members.
  • Proof of your beginning number of members at the start this project, retention of members, and the addition of new members. 
  • Financial information: including a budget for various events that garnered new members. 
  • Visual evidence with photos of membership events
  • Publicity and club/community participation resulting in a significant membership increase is stressed over a cumulative 2 year period.

Award: $250. may be awarded in  Classes  A, B,C & D listed below. 

 Classes:

A. Small Club with 50 members and under

B. Medium Club with 51-100 members

C. Large Club with 101 - 199 members

D. Ex-Large Clubs/Circles with 200 members and more

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards  application and BOE must be sent to the FFGC Membership Chairman Jo-Anne Snyder
 her Address TBA by March 15, 2019.


#71 THE ELLA JOYCE BOALS PROGRAM AWARD

Donor: Virginia P. Redmond

Description/Purpose: To recognize and award the presentation of an outstanding program by a Club or Circle

Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application to report in narrative about the program. The program must have been give at ONE meeting during the garden club year. The program must relate to horticulture and stimulate an interest or education in gardening. The program must be adaptable to other clubs or circles of comparable size for presentation. Applications will be judged using the following Scale of Points.

Identification................................................................................................... 15
            Theme/title of programs; Date/s; # of members present;
            Short summary of program/s
Quality of program ......................................................................................... 50
            Activities used to prepare for program; appeal to audience;
            Explain new or fresh approach used by presenter;
            Explain adaptability to other groups.
Presentation................................................................................................... 25
            Application neat, simple, attractive, easy to read, well organized
Publicity.......................................................................................................... 10
            Should have at least two of the following: photographs,
            letters of appreciation, clippings from papers (scans),
            including name and date of paper

TOTAL ........................................................................................................... 100

Award: An award of $25 award is offered to a club or circle for the presentation of the most outstanding program.

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.


#73 PUBLIC PROGRAM

Donors: 1) Jayne Hemstreet, Tampa   2) Gloria Blake   3)  Carolyn Stevens     4) TBA   5) Carolyn Stevens

$25 is offered to a club or circle for the presentation of an outstanding public program at ONE PUBLIC MEETING.

Description/Purpose: To encourage garden clubs to share with their communities ideas and information which will enrich the life of the community.

Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application Form to report in narrative about the program. The program must pertain to horticulture, flower arrangement, conservation, civic beautification, roadside development, landscape design, or any other related subject. The presentation may be in the form of a speaker, demonstration, panel, forum, film, slides, a combination of these or any effective plan of presentation. Include a brief report of the public program, the invitation to the public, press reports, pictures of participants and any related display or exhibit. Applications will be judged using the following Scale of Points.
Identification................................................................................................... 15
            Theme/title of programs; Date/s; # of members present;
            Short summary of program/s
Quality of program ......................................................................................... 50
            Activities used to prepare for program; appeal to audience;
            Explain new or fresh approach used by presenter;
            Explain adaptability to other groups.
Presentation................................................................................................... 25
            Application neat, simple, attractive, easy to read, well organized
Publicity.......................................................................................................... 10
            Should have at least two of the following: photographs,
            letters of appreciation, clippings from papers (scans),
            including name and date of paper

TOTAL ........................................................................................................... 100

Award: An award of $25 may be offered in the following

Categories:

1. Small Clubs/Circles 29 members and under
2. Medium Clubs/Circles with 30-59 members
3. Large Clubs/Circles with 60-99 members
4. Ex-Large Clubs/Circles with 100 members +

5. District

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.


#74 YEAR’S PROGRAMS  

Donors: A) Lake County Council of Federated Garden Clubs, B) Jasmine GC.

Description/Purpose: To encourage clubs and circles to stimulate the members in gardening by selecting a theme for the year and developing it at the club’s monthly meetings. This is done by coordinating at least three objectives such as horticulture, flower arrangement, corsage craft, garden therapy, landscape design, birds, and conservation. Presentations can be: speakers, demonstrations, workshops, field trips, digital photographs, power point presentations, videos, or a combination of any of these. Please note that this award is for the best "overall" series of programs for a garden club year.

Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application Form. Include the year's theme and monthly topics. Include methods of presentation, press reports, pictures of participants, and/or other activities. Applications will be judged using the following Scale of Points. 

Identification................................................................................................... 15
            Theme/title of programs; Date/s; # of members present;
            Short summary of program/s
Quality of program ......................................................................................... 50
            Activities used to prepare for program; appeal to audience;
            Explain new or fresh approach used by presenter;
            Explain adaptability to other groups.
Presentation................................................................................................... 25
            Application neat, simple, attractive, easy to read, well organized
Publicity.......................................................................................................... 10
            Should have at least two of the following: photographs,
            letters of appreciation, clippings from papers (scans),
            including name and date of paper

TOTAL ........................................................................................................... 100

Award: An award of $50 may be awarded in the following
classes:

Class A - Circle

Class B - Club

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.


#75 “FUN WITH FLOWERS” PROGRAM

Donor: TBA

This award is in honor of Jan Sillik, the founder and first FFGC Chairman of the “Fun with Flowers” program, and who, along with Lilly Craig, first began the program in Jacksonville in 1993.

Description/Purpose: To recognize and award the garden club with the most outstanding “Fun with Flowers” program. This is for a single program, holiday, seasonal, or general.

Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application. Include a brief description of the program; publicity; club and community participation. You may include photographs. 

Award: An award of $25 may be given to the garden club with the most outstanding single program.

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards Application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.


#76 “FUN WITH FLOWERS” SERIES AWARD  

Donor: Jan Sillik

This award established in honor of Joan Pryor who saw a need and had a vision to establish : “Fun with Flowers” as an FFGC Program and who recognized the value it would have for our members and the public, statewide.

Description/Purpose: To recognize and award the garden club with the most outstanding series of “Fun with Flowers” programs. The series should consist of three or more programs in a club year.

Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application. Include a brief description of each program; publicity; club and community participation. You may include photographs. 

Award: An award of $25 may be given to the garden club with the most outstanding series of programs.

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards Application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.


#78 PARKS AND GROUNDS PROGRAM                                

Donor: Jean Schneider

Description/Purpose: To recognize and award a club/circle for the most informative field trip.

Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application Form to report in narrative style about a field trip to a park, garden, or greenway. The field trip should be guided by a Park Ranger, an expert on the area visited, a Master Gardener or Master Naturalist, a garden club member with extensive knowledge of the area. Include pictures of the trip that show the expert guide and garden club members enjoying the trip.

Award: An award of $25 may be given to the club or circle with the most informative field trip.

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards Application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.


#79 SPECIAL YOUTH PROGRAM(S)


Donors: 1) Sandra Messier   2) Kathy Echevarria   3) Navarre Garden Club   4) Andrea L. Hellman

Description/Purpose: To recognize Clubs/Circles working with youth and encourage them to start these activities on a small scale to develop a comprehensive junior gardener program.

Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application Form to report in narrative style about a program that involves a minimum of one-hundred (100) children. The program should not be part of a comprehensive or Junior Gardener program (one that requires 5+ members and 5+ or more meetings. The program should involved environmental, horticulture, or floral design activities. The program may be a one-day program or a series of programs.

Award: An award of $50 may be given in the following 

Categories:

1. Small Clubs/Circles 29 members and under
2. Medium Clubs/Circles with 30-59 members
3. Large Clubs/Circles with 60-99 members
4. Ex-Large Clubs/Circles with 100 members +
5. District

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards Application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.


#80 DISABLED VETERAN HUMANITARIAN AWARD                  

Donor: 1) Becky Lindhorst   2) Emilie Palmieri  3) Rosita Aristoff   4) JoAnn Guise   5) TBA

Description/Purpose: To recognize Clubs/Circles working with disabled veterans.

Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application Form to report in narrative style about an activity that is consistent with the goals of FFGC that involves one or more Disabled Veterans.

Award: An award of $25 may be given in the following 

Categories:

1. Small Clubs/Circles 29 members and under
2. Medium Clubs/Circles with 30-59 members
3. Large Clubs/Circles with 60-99 members
4. Ex-Large Clubs/Circles with 100 members +
5. District

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards Application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018 .


#81 FLORAL DESIGNER’S AWARD                               

Donor: District I Judges Council

Description/Purpose: To recognize garden club members/floral designer who has shared her/his design knowledge for five (5) or more years by giving design programs, teaching Floral Design Study classes, Fun with Flowers, or other design related educational opportunities.

Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application Form to report in narrative style. Include documentation that shows the person nominated meets the following criteria:

1. Has given design programs to garden clubs, judge’s councils, civic organizations, etc. Evidence could include a picture of the applicant giving the program, a newspaper/letter/article giving the name of the designer, telling about the program, a thank you note from someone who attended the program, etc.
2. Has entered and won Top NGC Award ribbons in Standard Flower Shows and has served on flower show committees in some capacity. Evidence should include two entry cards with top awards indicated.
3. Has submitted designs for the Florida Flower Arrangement calendar. Include a picture of one design from the calendar.
4. Is involved in the community and shows initiative beyond garden club by working with youth on designs, doing designs for church, library, historic places, etc. Include a picture or news article showing the program and participation in the community.
5. Is an active member of FFGC, Judges Council, CFAA, NFA, AFID or Ikebana.

The application will be judged using following Scale of Points:

Presentation............................................................................................................... 20
        Neat and attractive
Summary of activities highlighting how member has shared knowledge of design...... 40
Proof of accomplishments.......................................................................................... 40
Photos, letters, newspaper/newsletter articles, calendar photo,
Award winning design photos, entry cards, publicity)

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................... 100

Award: An award of $50 may be given. 

Submission: Send 2 copies of FFGC Awards Application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.


#82 FLORIDA FLOWER ARRANGEMENT CALENDAR COVER AWARD Donor: Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc.

An award to be given annually to the designer of the best arrangement in each edition of the Calendar, judged by a panel of Master Judges, selected by the editor of the Calendar.  The Trophy, value not to exceed $25, is selected by the Editor and will be presented at the FFGC Convention


#83 FLORIDA FLOWER ARRANGEMENT CALENDAR CRYSTAL AWARD                  Donor: Inez Brooker, Gainesville

An award to be given annually to the designer of the runner-up best arrangement in each edition of the Calendar, judged by a panel of Master Judges, selected by the editor of the Calendar.  The Trophy, value not to exceed $25, is selected by the Editor and will be presented at the FFGC Convention.


#84 FLORIDA FLOWER ARRANGEMENT CALENDAR BACK COVER AWARD       Donor: Jill Anderson, St. Petersburg

An award to be given annually to the photo that is selected for the back cover of the Calendar, judged by a panel of Master Judges, selected by the editor of the Calendar.  The Trophy, value not to exceed $25, is selected by the Editor and will be presented at the FFGC Convention.

Category: Flower Show Achievement Awards

Note: Only use the following application for Flower Show Achievement Awards click here.

All Flower Show Achievement Awards require a Book of Evidence. 

Special Submission requirements for Flower Show Achievement Awards.

Submission: Send Book of Evidence, Flower Show Achievement Awards application to Consultant, Barbara May, click on name to email Barbara May; 4521 Barclay Fairway, Wellington FL 33449 by November 30, 2018. 

NGC 2018 Flower Show Achievement Awards click here

NGC Flower Show Award Checklist click here


FFGC #101 A, B,    Council Standard Flower Show

Donors:  A. B. FFSJ                                                                               

                                                                                                                

A. Council of Garden Clubs Standard Flower Show, sponsored by at least three (3) NGC member clubs belonging to an association, federation, group, circle, etc. and recognized by the State Garden Club. Minimum of three (3) Special Exhibits required.

B. Judges Council or Councils Standard Flower Show. Minimum of three (3) Special Exhibits required.

$50 award for each category is offered. Entries winning FFGC Award will be sent to NGC for consideration of a NGC Rose Rosette. Winning council is not eligible to win this award in consecutive years.

Submission: Send Book of Evidence and Flower Show Achievement Award Application to FFGC Flower Show Consultant, Barbara May,  

4521 Barclay Fairway, Wellington FL 33449 by November 30, 2018.

FFGC #102 A, B, C         Holiday Standard Flower Show

Donor: A. B. C. Orlando Garden Club  &  FFSJ

                                                

A. One (1) member club. Minimum of two (2) Special Exhibits required.

B. Two (2) or more member clubs. Minimum of three (3) Special Exhibits required.

C. Council of Garden Clubs, Judges Council, State District of Garden Clubs. Minimum of three (3) Special Exhibits required.

$50 award is offered for best entry in each of these classes. Entries winning in any of these classes will be sent to NGC for consideration of a NGC Red and Green Rosette. 

 by November 30, 2018

FFGC #103, A, B, C, D, E    Home Standard Flower Show

Donor: A. B. C. D. E. Garden Club of Jacksonville, Inc.  & FFSJ                                                                          

A. One (1) member club, one or more homes; garden/s optional. Minimum of two (2) Special Exhibits required.

B. One (1) member club, one or more homes, in combination with some exhibits staged in a public building; garden/s optional. Minimum of two (2) Special Exhibits required.

C. Two (2) or more member clubs, one or more homes; garden/s optional. Minimum of three (3) Special Exhibits required.

D. Two (2) or more member clubs, one or more homes, in combination with some exhibits staged in a public building; garden/s optional. Minimum of three (3) Special Exhibits required.

E. Council of Garden Clubs, Judges Council, NGC District/s of Garden Clubs, one or more homes; garden/s optional. Minimum of three (3) Special Exhibits required.

$50 award, one (1) in each membership category, is offered. Entries winning FFGC Award will be sent to NGC for consideration of NGC Blue Rosette 

 by November 30, 2018


FFGC #104 A    Near-Club Standard Flower Show

Donor: A. Gloria Blake, Cocoa  & FFSJ                                                                      

A. Two (2) or more member clubs located near one another. Minimum of three (3) Special Exhibits required. Near clubs must share sponsorship of the show and not merely be exhibitors in the show.

Show may be held in home/s and/or public buildings. Councils of Garden Clubs, Judges Councils, State Districts of Garden Clubs are not eligible for this award.

$50 award is offered. Winning entry will be sent to NGC for consideration of NGC Blue and White Rosette.

 by November 30, 2018

FFGC #105 A, B, C       Patriotic Standard Flower Show

Donor:  A)  Kathleen J. Hawryluk & FFSJ   B) Council of GC Presidents of Dade City & FFSJ  C) Sandra Walters & FFSJ

A. One (1) member club. Minimum of two (2) Special Exhibits required.

B. Two (2) or more member clubs. Minimum of three (3) Special Exhibits required.

C. Council of Garden Clubs, Judges Council, District of Garden Clubs. Minimum of three (3) Special Exhibits required.

$25 award is offered for best entry in above three classes. Entries winning FFGC Awards will be sent to NGC for consideration of NGC Red, White, & Blue Rosette.

 by November 30, 2018

FFGC #106 A, B     Standard Flower Show Staged in a Public Building

Donors: A) Kathleen J. Hawryluk & FFSJ    B) District VI Judges Council & FFSJ

A. One (1) member club. Minimum of two (2) Special Exhibits required.

B. Two (2) or more member clubs. Minimum of three (3) Special Exhibits required.

Councils of Garden Clubs, Judges Councils, State Districts of Garden Clubs are not eligible for this award

$50 award is offered in categories A and B. Entries winning FFGC Award will be sent to NGC for consideration of NGC Burgundy and Pink Rosette.

 by November 30, 2018

FFGC #107 A, B, C, D           Club Standard Flower Show

Donor: A. B. C. D. Tampa Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc.  & FFSJ                                                                

A. Membership fewer than 21. Minimum of one (1) Special Exhibit required

B. Membership 21 – 49. Minimum of (2) Special Exhibits required

C. Membership 50 – 99. Minimum of three (3) Special Exhibits required.

D. Membership 100 or more. Minimum of four (4) Special Exhibits required.

$50 award, one (1) in each membership category, is offered. Entries winning FFGC Award will be sent to NGC for consideration of NGC Purple Rosette. Winning club is not eligible to receive this award in consecutive years.

 by November 30, 2018

FFGC #108 A, B, C   Petite Standard Flower Show of Miniature and/or Small Exhibits

Donor: A) Inger Jones & FFSJ  B) Carol L. Hall & FFSJ   C) Lorene Junkin & FFSJ

A. One (1) member club. Minimum of two (2) Special Exhibits required.

B. Two (2) or more member clubs. Minimum of three (3) Special Exhibits required.

C. Council of Garden Clubs, Judges Council, State District of Garden Clubs. Minimum of three (3) Special Exhibits required.

$50 award is offered for best entry in above two classes. Entries winning in any of these classes will be sent to NGC for consideration of NGC Small Yellow Rosette. Winning organization is not eligible to receive this award in consecutive years.

 by November 30, 2018

FFGC #110 A          Small Standard Flower Show

Donor: Marian C. Sandlas, Homosassa & FFSJ

Requirements – Flower show may be held in any suitable facility; it must meet all requirements for a Small Standard Flower Show as described in Handbook for Flower Shows, 2007; it may or may not include a Special Exhibit Division. Refer to Rules and Requirements as published in Handbook for Flower Shows, current edition for preparing Book of Evidence. It will be evaluated using the Scale of Points for Standard Flower Show Evaluation as listed in Handbook for Flower Shows, 2007. If Special Exhibits are not included, the 10 points normally designated for this section, will be divided between Design and Horticulture. Thus if all the design classes are filled with the total number appropriate for the size of the sponsoring organization, the number of possible points in the evaluation will be 15 + 5 = 20; and in the horticulture division, if the number of entries is appropriate for the size of the sponsoring organization, the number of possible points in the evaluation will be 15 + 5 = 20.

Award: An award of $50 will be given to the winner. Winning entry will be send to Deep South for consideration of Deep South Small Standard Flower Show Award. 

 by November 30, 2018


NGC FLOWER SHOW ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS


SUMMARY KEY*:
Besides the minimum number of exhibits required in the Horticulture and/or Design Division, each sponsoring organization must also have the following minimum number of nonHorticulture/non-Design exhibits based on the size of the sponsoring organization. i. One (1) educational exhibit (more educational exhibits permitted) ii. One (1) educational exhibit, and at least one (1) additional educational exhibit, Botanical Arts Division section, or Youth/Sponsored Group Section. iii. One (1) Educational exhibit and at least two (2) of any combination of additional educational exhibits, Botanical Arts Division Sections, or Youth/Sponsored Group iv. Two (2) educational exhibits, and at least two (2) of any combination of additional educational exhibits, Botanical Arts Division sections, or Youth/Sponsored Groups Sections. v. STATES: 1. Small State (less 100 member clubs): Two (2) educational exhibits, and at least any combination of three (3) additional education exhibits, Botanical Arts Division Sections, or Youth/Sponsored Groups Sections. 2. Large State (100 or more member clubs): Five (5) educational exhibits, and at least any combination of five (5) additional education exhibits, Botanical Arts Division Sections, or Youth/Sponsored Groups Sections.

Submission: Send Book of Evidence, Flower Show Achievement Award Application to FFGC Flower Show Consultant, Barbara May, click on name to email Barbara May; 4521 Barclay Fairway, Wellington FL 33449 by November 30, 2018. Click here Use this application 

NGC 2018 Flower Show Achievement Awards click here
NGC Flower Show Award Checklist click here





Category: Flower Show Related Awards

NEW! Flower Show Related Award Application: click here

All Flower Show Related Awards use the Flower Show Related Application Form and are to be sent to:

Mary Silas, FFSJ President at 301 Waters Edge Drive S., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 904.285.1411  by November 30, 2018.

FFGC #120 FLOWER SHOW FOCAL AREA AWARD

Donor: Floralia VI, District VIII

Description/Purpose: To encourage the use of focal area to enhance the aesthetic quality of the overall show.

Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application Form (3 pages). Include the title of the show and a description of the area as well as photographs. Entries judged as to neatness, originality, practicality, aesthetic quality and adherence to theme of show.

Award: Two awards of $25 each may be offered annually to a club, circle, or a group of clubs or circles, for the most effective focal area in a Standard Flower Show.

            A. Club/circle/group with 100 or fewer members

            B. Club/circle/group with 101 or more members

Submission: Send FFGC Awards Application to Mary Silas FFSJ President, 301 Waters Edge Drive S., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 904.285.1411 by November 30, 2018. 


FFGC #121 FLOWER SHOW STAGING AWARD

Donor: District IV, FFSJ

Description/Purpose: To stimulate clubs toward progressive staging in both Horticulture and Design Divisions.

Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application Form. Application must include a scale drawing of the one staging idea with written specifications and directions on how to duplicate this idea. Include one or more photographs of this staging method as used in the flower show and an excerpt from the Flower Show Schedule listing the Section/Class in which the staging was included.

Award: Two (2) awards of $25 each may be offered to a club or group of clubs submitting the best single staging idea in Horticulture and/or Design Divisions in the following classes:

            A. Single idea in staging of horticulture

            B. Single idea in staging of design

Submission: Send FFGC Awards Application to Mary Silas, FFSJ President, 301 Waters Edge Drive S., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 904.285.1411  by November 30, 2018.


FFGC #122 STANDARD FLOWER SHOW SCHEDULE

Donor: FFSJ

Description/Purpose: To recognize the best completed Flower Show Schedules.

Proof of Accomplishment: Complete the top portion of FFGC Awards Application Form and submit with three (3) Flower Show Schedules. Attach the application form to one of the schedules. The winning schedule will be filed at State Headquarters at close of FFGC Convention and will be available upon request. Applications will be judged using the Scale of Points for Standard Flower Show Schedules as listed on page 132 in the Handbook for Flower Shows, Revised, 2017.

Award: An award of $25 each may be offered to an individual club or circle or a group of clubs or circles for the best completed Flower Show Schedule in the following classes:

            A. 10-49 members

            B. 50-99 members

            C. 100-299 members

            D. 300 or more members

Awarded amount $50.00 

Submission: Send FFGC Awards Application to Mary Silas, FFSJ President, 301 Waters Edge Drive S., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 904.285.1411 by November 30, 2018.


FFGC #123 FFSJ TRICOLOR AWARD

Donor: FFSJ

Description/Purpose: To recognize the most outstanding floral design that has received the Tricolor Award in a Standard Flower Show during the current year.

Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application Form. Evidence shall include two color photographs of the floral design, a copy of the entry card signed and dated by a member of the judging panel, and an excerpt from the Flower Show Schedule listing the Section/Class in which design was included.

Award: An award of $25 may be offered. 

Submission: Send FFGC Awards Application to Mary Silas, FFSJ President, 301 Waters Edge Drive S., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 904.285.1411 by November 30, 2018.


FFGC #124 FLORALIA II DESIGNER’S CHOICE AWARD

Donor: Jean Skoien

Description/Purpose: To recognize the most outstanding floral design that has received the Designer's Choice Award in a Standard Flower Show during the current year. 

Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application Form. Evidence shall include two color photographs of the floral design, a copy of the entry card signed and dated by a member of the judging panel, and an excerpt from the Flower Show Schedule listing the Section/Class in which design was included.

Award: An award of $25 may be offered.

Submission: Send FFGC Awards Application to Mary Silas, FFSJ President, 301 Waters Edge Drive S., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 904.285.1411  by November 30, 2018.


FFGC #125 FLORALIA VI AWARD OF DISTINCTION AWARD

Donor: Floralia VI, Tampa of District VIII

Description: To recognize the most outstanding floral design that has received the Award of Distinction in a Standard Flower Show during the current year. 

Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application Form. Evidence shall include two color photographs of the floral design, a copy of the entry card signed and dated by a member of the judging panel, and an excerpt from the Flower Show Schedule listing the Section/Class in which design was included.

Award: An award of $25 may be offered.

Submission: Send FFGC Awards Application to Mary Silas, FFSJ President, 301 Waters Edge Drive S., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 904.285.1411 by November 30, 2018.


FFGC #126 ESTHER BROSCHE EDUCATIONAL EXHIBIT AWARD

Donor: Mike Brosche in memory of Esther Brosche

Description: To recognize the most outstanding educational exhibit that has received the Educational Award in the Special Exhibits Division of a Standard Flower Show during the current year.

Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application Form. Evidence shall include two (2) color photographs, a copy of the entry card signed and dated by a member of the judging panel, and an excerpt from the Flower Show Schedule listing the Section/Class in which exhibit was included.

Award: An award of $50 may be offered.

Submission: Send FFGC Awards Application to Mary Silas, FFSJ President, 301 Waters Edge Drive S., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 904.285.1411 home by November 30, 2018.


FFGC #127 TABLE ARTISTRY AWARD

Donor: Joyce Droege

Description: To recognize the most outstanding floral design that has received the Table Artistry Award in a Standard Flower Show during the current year. 

Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application Form. Evidence shall include two color photographs of the floral design, a copy of the entry card signed and dated by a member of the judging panel, and an excerpt from the Flower Show Schedule listing the Section/Class in which design was included.

Award: An award of $25 may be offered.

Submission: Send FFGC Awards Application to Mary Silas, FFSJ President, 301 Waters Edge Drive S., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 904.285.1411 by November 30, 2018.


FFGC #128 PETITE AWARD

Donor: Floralia II, Tampa

Description: To recognize the most outstanding floral design that has received the Petite Award in a Standard Flower Show during the current year. 

Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application Form. Evidence shall include two color photographs of the floral design, a copy of the entry card signed and dated by a member of the judging panel, and an excerpt from the Flower Show Schedule listing the Section/Class in which design was included.

Award: An award of $25 may be offered.

Submission: Send FFGC Awards Application to Mary Silas, FFSJ President, 301 Waters Edge Drive S., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 904.285.1411 by November 30, 2018.


FFGC #129 LEONA VENETTOZZI COLLECTIONS AWARD

Donor: Gina Jogan and Tina Tuttle, Molino

Description: To recognize the most outstanding exhibit that has received the Collector's Showcase Award for a Collection in a Standard Flower Show during the current year. 

Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application Form. Evidence shall include clear, color close-up photograph(s) of collection with ribbons and awards as it appears in the flower show, a copy of the entry card signed and dated by a member of the judging panel, and an excerpt from the Flower Show Schedule listing the Section/Class in which collection was included.

Award: An award of $25 may be offered.

Submission: Send FFGC Awards Application to Mary Silas, FFSJ President, 301 Waters Edge Drive S., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 904.285.1411 by November 30, 2018.


FFGC #130 DISPLAY AWARD

Donor: Jan Griffin, Plant City

Description: To recognize the most outstanding exhibit that has received the Collector's Showcase Award for a Display in a Standard Flower Show during the current year. 

Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application Form. Evidence shall include clear, color close-up photograph(s) of display with ribbons and awards as it appears in the flower show, a copy of the entry card signed and dated by a member of the judging panel, and an excerpt from the Flower Show Schedule listing the Section/Class in which display was included.

Award: An award of $25 may be offered.

Submission: Send FFGC Awards Application to Mary Silas, FFSJ President, 301 Waters Edge Drive S., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 904.285.1411 by November 30, 2018.


FFGC #131 DISH GARDEN   

Donor: TBA

Description: To recognize the most outstanding dish garden that has won a Grower's Choice Award in a Standard Flower Show during the current year. 

Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application Form. Evidence shall include two clear, color close-up photograph(s) of dish garden. One photograph should show the dish garden with the ribbon/s won and one photograph should show the dish garden without ribbon/s. Include a copy of the entry card signed and dated by a member of the judging panel. The entry card or picture should include botanical names and locations for all plants. Entries will be judged using the following Scale of Points:

Distinction of combination, compatibility of plants and accessories - 45 points

Photographs - 25 points

Entry card or picture showing botanical names & locations for all plants - 25 points

Neatness and clarity of presentation - 5 points

Award: An award of $25 may be offered.

Submission: Send FFGC Awards Application to Mary Silas, 301 Waters Edge Drive S., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 904.285.1411  by November 30, 2018.


FFGC #132 BROMELIAD AWARD

Donor: Town & Country Garden Club, Lake Worth, District X in memory of Elizabeth Groszberg.

Description: To recognize the most outstanding bromeliad exhibit that has received an award higher than a blue ribbon in a Standard Flower Show or plant society show during the current year. 

Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Awards Application Form. Evidence shall include a complete record of the plant's progress and cultivation. Include at least one clear, color photograph of bromeliad, a copy of the entry card signed and dated by a member of the judging panel, and an excerpt from the Flower Show Schedule listing the Section/Class in which display was included. Entries will be judged using the following Scale of Points:

Distinction of plant - 35 points

Description of plant culture - 35 points

Photographs - 20 points

Neatness and clarity of presentation - 10 points

Award: An award of $25 may be offered.

Submission: Send FFGC Awards Application to Mary Silas, FFSJ President, 301 Waters Edge Drive S., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 904.285.1411  by November 30, 2018.


FFGC Award GS -1  Girl Scout Arbor Day   

Check out the "Arbor Day" Lesson Plan in this Junior Gardener Document on page 72 Click here

Donors: A) Barbara Rao    B) Sue Killion   C) Sarasota Garden Club   D) Lemon Bay Garden Club                                                            

Description- an award that will identify a troop or individual Girl Scout who has participated in an activity to promote Florida Arbor Day which is held on the Third Friday in January.

Purpose- To recognize clubs / circles who are working with Girl Scouts and encourage them to participate in activities that will promote FFGC’s/ NGC goals and objectives for Arbor Day Trees planted on Arbor Day show a concern for future generations. The simple act of planting a tree represents a belief that the tree will grow and some day provide wood products, wildlife habitat, erosion control, shelter from wind and sun, beauty, and inspiration for ourselves and our children.

Proof of Accomplishment: Narrative style. Photographs of this activity can show the progression of the event and how it was presented. The program should involve activities which include environmental elements or horticulture lessons. The activity may be one day or one week in length. Project expenses or means of funding should be provided. Number of garden club members and troop members should be included. Continuing involvement mentioned.  (Should encompass all the age groups, the younger ones will be helped by the leaders.)

Award: An award of $25 may be offered to Garden Club in the following 

Classes:

A. Pre K-1st    

B. 2nd-3rd   

C. 4th-6th   

D. 7th-12th

Submission: Send FFGC Awards Application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018.


Category: Junior Gardeners

All award applications are sent to Junior Gardener Chairman, Marci Wilcox

P.O. Box 775, Thonotosassa, FL 33592-0775     813-215-0050

J-10 thru J-49  Awards Due Date: January 30

Applicant must be a registered Junior Garden Club or member of a registered Junior Garden Club

Submit:  Junior Gardener Award Application form 

Click Junior Gardeners Award Application Form to download the application form for J-10 thru J-49 Junior Gardeners Awards. 


FFGC Awards J-1 thru J-9  Due Date: November 30, 2018

Applicant must be a registered Junior Garden Club

Submit:  Standard FFGC Award Application form and conform to the required criteria   Click here and download 


FFGC J-1  JUNIOR DESIGN AWARD

Donors:  A. Royal Palm Garden Club, Ft. Myers B. Joan Lasek

Description/Purpose: To recognize and award the best blue ribbon design exhibited by a junior gardener during the current award year in the youth division of any Standard Flower Show, or in any youth show adhering to National Garden Club standards.

Proof of Accomplishment: Complete the FFGC Awards Application and include two color photographs of the design exhibit. Include photocopies of the entry card and ribbon dated and signed by the flower show judges evaluating the design. The age and grade of the exhibitor should be indicated. Copy and paste an excerpt from the Flower Show Schedule that includes the section/class of the exhibit.

Submission: Send completed application to 

Junior Gardener Chairman, Marci Wilcox  P.O. Box 775, Thonotosassa, FL 33592-0775    813-215-0050

In addition, send a copy of the application to Flower Arrangement Calendar Editor.

Due: November 30, 2018

Award: An award of $25 may be offered in the following 

Classes:

A. Grades 3 and 4

B. Grades 5 and 6

FFGC J-2 YOUTH FLOWER SHOW OR YOUTH SECTION OF AN ADULT STANDARD FLOWER SHOW

Donors: A) Barbara Willey B.) Cecelia H. Richardson   C) District VII Judges Council

$25 is offered in Categories A, B, and C. Entries winning in any of these classes will be sent to NGC for consideration of NGC Red Rosette.

A. Youth flower show held by one (1) NGC Youth club or Youth group, sponsored by an NGC member club.

B. Youth Flower show held by two (2) or more NGC Youth clubs or Youth Groups, sponsored by an NGC member club.

C. Youth participation in an adult Standard Flower Show.

Due: November 30, 2018

Submission: Send completed application to 

Junior Gardener Chairman, Marci Wilcox  P.O. Box 775, Thonotosassa, FL 33592-0775    813-215-0050

 In addition, send a copy of the application to Flower Arrangement Calendar Editor.

FFGC J-3   SCHOOL GROUND BEAUTIFICATION

Donors:  A) Garden Club of St. Petersburg     B) Garden Club of St. Petersburg

$25 is offered annually for the greatest improvement in an established school yard or for contributions in the landscaping of a new school.

Photographs before, during and at the completion of work on the project will be required, along with a written account, a planting plan, and a list of materials used. It is the intention of this award to encourage Junior Garden Clubs, Scouts, 4-H groups, Future Farmers, and students to cooperate in the beautification of the school grounds of Florida.

Class:

A. K-2nd grade class          B. 3rd-6th grade class

Due: November 30, 2018

Submission: Send completed application to 

Junior Gardener Chairman, Marci Wilcox  P.O. Box 775, Thonotosassa, FL 33592-0775    813-215-0050

FFGC J-4  CONSERVATION PROJECT

Donors: A) Bernese Davis B) Melba Campbell  C) Wellington Garden Club

An award of $25 will be given to each Junior Garden Club completing the most outstanding conservation project within one school year.  Evidence should include the place and time of the project and the results obtained, as well as supporting evidence such as pictures or newspaper clippings.  Conservation is interpreted as the preservation or restoration of our natural resources, such as plant life, water, soil, wildlife, and minerals.

Class:

 A.  Pre K- 1st grade                 B.  2nd - 3rd grade                     C.  4th - 6th grade

Due: November 30, 2018

Submission: Send completed application to 

Junior Gardener Chairman, Marci Wilcox  P.O. Box 775, Thonotosassa, FL 33592-0775    813-215-0050

FFGC J-5  BIRDS AT SCHOOL

Donors: A) Eugenia Tucker B) District VIII   C) District VIII 

Three (3) awards of $25 each will be given to the Junior Garden Club having the most interesting project(s) designed to increase bird population on the school grounds. Book of Evidence should include overall plan and activities used to carry out the project.

Class:

A. K – 1st grade        B. 2nd – 3rd grade        C. 4th – 6th grade

Due: November 30, 2018

Submission: Send completed application to 

Junior Gardener Chairman, Marci Wilcox  P.O. Box 775, Thonotosassa, FL 33592-0775    813-215-0050

FFGC J-6  WILDFLOWER WHIZ

Donors: A) Jean Schneider  B)  Barbara Rao C) Eileen Zebroski

To encourage the study and culture of wildflowers a $25 award is offered annually in each of three (3)

grade levels to a Junior Garden Club for the best planting of a wildflower garden.

The garden should be located in a selected public area provided permission has been granted by the proper authorities. Book of Evidence: brief summary of project, pictures, sketch, or plan of garden, etc.

Class:

A. K – 1st grade                      B. 2nd – 3rd grade                    C. 4th – 5th grade

Due: November 30, 2018

Submission: Send completed application to 

Junior Gardener Chairman, Marci Wilcox  P.O. Box 775, Thonotosassa, FL 33592-0775    813-215-0050

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J-10 thru J-49  Awards Due Date: January 30

Applicant must be a registered Junior Garden Club or member of a registered Junior Garden Club

Submit:  Junior Gardener Award Application form 

Click Junior Gardeners Award Application Form to download the application form for J-10 thru J-49 Junior Gardeners Awards. 

ENVIRONMENT

J-10. CLASSROOM PROJECT

Donor: A, B & C   Joan Black, Vero Beach

Three (3) awards of $25 each offered annually to the Junior Garden Club making the best group of environmental posters in each grade level division. Computers may be used. Any environmental subject may be chosen by classroom leader/teacher. All club members are to be involved. Size of poster 11 inches b y 14 inches. Judged on presentation of subject, originality, and neatness.

Class:

A. K – 1st grade                      B. 2nd – 3rd grade                    C. 4th – 5th grade

Due: January 30, 2019

Submission: Send completed application to 

Junior Gardener Chairman, Marci Wilcox  P.O. Box 775, Thonotosassa, FL 33592-0775    813-215-0050

J-11  LITTER CONTROL POSTER

Donor: A) Davis Islands Garden Club   B)  Davis Islands Garden Club    C) Kathy Echevarria, Tampa

Three awards of $25 each is offered annually to the child making the best litter control poster.

Poster to be 11 inches by 14 inches.

Evaluation: Presentation of subject (50 points); Originality (30 points; Neatness (20 points)

The forceful presentation of the litter control idea as interpreted will be given greater consideration than the artistry of the work.

Class:

                   A. 1st - 2nd grades                         B. 3rd - 4th grades                     C. 5th - 6th grades

J-12  LAND TRUST ESSAY AWARD

Donors:  A) Shirley Kalter   B) Jane Mills, Jensen Beach   C) Lola Duckworth

An award of $25 will be given to a member of Junior Garden Club in each grade level division submitting the most outstanding essay on the subject “Save Land for Tomorrow.” The essay shall be neatly written or typed.

Approximately 30 words for 1st-2nd grade; 60 words for grades 3-4; 100 words for grades 5-6  

Class:                               

          A. 1st - 2nd grade                       B. 3rd - 4th grade           C. 5th - 6th grade

Due: January 30, 2019

Submission: Send completed application to 

Junior Gardener Chairman, Marci Wilcox  P.O. Box 775, Thonotosassa, FL 33592-0775    813-215-0050

J-13  JUNIOR GARDENERS/PRE-SCHOOL NATURE POSTERS AWARD, a group project.

Donor: A) Jasmine Garden Club   B) Joan Ellen Black   C) Marti Walker

$25 is offered for the best group of posters on any nature subject. Poster size 11 inches by 14 inches.

Class:

Minimum A. 3 posters: Pre K - K,      B. 4 posters: 1st-2nd grade,      C. 5 posters:  3rd - 6th grade

Due: January 30, 2019

Submission: Send completed application to 

Junior Gardener Chairman, Marci Wilcox  P.O. Box 775, Thonotosassa, FL 33592-0775    813-215-0050

J-14  WATER CONSERVATION – Environmental Poster Contest

Donor: Tampa Federation of Garden Circles, Inc. 

Theme: “We Love Our Water – Let’s Save It”

Objective: To make children aware of the importance of water and the need to conserve it as a precious

resource. Children are to draw pictures illustrating how important water is in their lives and show the need to conserve it.

Poster Contest Rules:  1. Size of Poster – (11 inches by 14 inches)

2. Materials – crayons, markers, poster paints – (Bold colors are best.)

This is an individual award of $25 to a junior gardener in the following grade level divisions.

Class:

  A. 1st – 2nd grade                     B. 3rd – 4th grade                         C. 5th - 6th grade

Due: January 30, 2019

Submission: Send completed application to 

Junior Gardener Chairman, Marci Wilcox  P.O. Box 775, Thonotosassa, FL 33592-0775    813-215-0050

J- 15  THE LOUISE ADAMS FOR WEKIVA YOUTH CAMP REPORT

Donor: A) Eugenia Tucker, Winter Haven   B)  Emilie Palmieri

An award of $25 is given for the best individual report on “MY Week at Wekiva Youth Camp”.  The report should be simple, but informative, about learned and found information such as the description of nature walks, crafts or fun projects, sketches, pictures, pressed plant material, etc. 

Division A - 50 Words (approximately)         Division B - 100 Words (approximately)

            A. 3rd-4th grade                                    B. 5th - 6th grade

Due: January 30, 2019

Submission: Send completed application to 

Junior Gardener Chairman, Marci Wilcox  P.O. Box 775, Thonotosassa, FL 33592-0775    813-215-0050

J- 16  Field Trip Report

Donor: A) Garden Club of DeLand  B)  District VII  C)  District VII

And award of $25 will be given to the Junior Gardener for the best report describing a field trip.  The report must be neatly written.  Points will be given for photographs, maps, wildlife information, drawings or pictures of horticulture native to that particular environment

Division A - 20 Words (approximately), Division B - 50 Words (approximately),   

Division C - 100 Words (approximately)

A. Pre K- 1st grade                  B. 2nd - 3rd grade                      C. 4th - 6th grade

Due: January 30, 2019

Submission: Send completed application to 

Junior Gardener Chairman, Marci Wilcox  P.O. Box 775, Thonotosassa, FL 33592-0775    813-215-0050

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HORTICULTURE

J-20  JUNIOR HORTICULTURE

Donor: FFGC Tri-Council

An award of $25 will be offered annually in each of three (3) classes to a Junior Garden Club for the best work in horticulture.

RULES AND SUGGESTIONS: The leader of the unit will select a horticulture project for the year. He/she will see that the juniors participating are instructed and advised but that the project is the work of the students. The written report may be the work of one or several members of the unit. Pictures or drawings ma y be added to illustrate. PROJECT IDEAS: 1. Ways of propagating plants. Grow one plant (or plants) so propagated. 2. Insect friends and enemies of plants.  3. Identify twenty-five flowering plants.  4. A study of poisonous plants.

A. K - 1st grade,          B. 2nd - 3rd grade,          C. 4th - 6th grade  

Due: January 30, 2019

Submission: Send completed application to 

Junior Gardener Chairman, Marci Wilcox  P.O. Box 775, Thonotosassa, FL 33592-0775    813-215-0050

J-21  POISONOUS PLANTS

Donor: A) Melbourne Garden Club, Inc.   B) Cissy Richardson   C) Jana Walling

$25 is offered for the best folder of poisonous plants native to the Southeastern United States, made by a Jr. Garden Club.  Material submitted must contain at least 15 plants done in color, showing characteristics, color of bloom (if any), shape of leaf, and where it is grown. Newspaper clippings shall be included substantiating at least one program which has been given to the group.

Judging Considerations: neatness, accuracy in identifying parts of plant to be avoided and identification of the plant (color of bloom, where found, etc.)

Minimum:  5 plants for Division A;  7 plants for Division B:  10 plants for Division C.

Due: January 30, 2019

Submission: Send completed application to 

Junior Gardener Chairman, Marci Wilcox  P.O. Box 775, Thonotosassa, FL 33592-0775    813-215-0050

J-22  PITCHER PLANT PRESERVATION

Donor: A) Sweet Bay Garden Club & Oleander Garden Club, in memory of Carolyn Whitmer    B) Jayne Hemstreet   C)  Judy Clark

$25 will be given to a Junior Garden Club that prepares the best folder of various drawings or colorings of specific pitcher plants. Each drawing or coloring should be done by different individuals in the unit so

that all will learn about pitcher plants and their conservation.

Minimum: 3 plants, grades K-2, 4 plants, grades 3-4, 5 plants grades 5-6

            A. Pre K - K                B. 1st - 3rd grade                      C. 4th - 6th grade

Due: January 30, 2019

Submission: Send completed application to 

Junior Gardener Chairman, Marci Wilcox  P.O. Box 775, Thonotosassa, FL 33592-0775    813-215-0050

J-23  CHILDREN’S GARDENS

Donor: Palm Harbor Garden Club

On a sheet of poster paper (11inches by 14 inches) paste a picture or pictures of your home garden with a story about why you like to garden and who interested you in beginning to garden. This is

an individual award of $25 to a Junior in the following classes:


A. Kindergarten

B. 1st grade

C. 2nd grade

D. 3rd grade

E. 4th grade

F. 5th grade

        G. 6th grade


Due: January 30, 2019

Submission: Send completed application to 

Junior Gardener Chairman, Marci Wilcox  P.O. Box 775, Thonotosassa, FL 33592-0775    813-215-0050

J-24  WILDFLOWER FOLDER

Donor: A)  Carolyn Schaag  B) Sarasota Garden Club- Wild Flower Circle    C) - G)  Sarasota Garden Club

An award of $25 will be given to the individual member of a Junior Garden Club or a Junior Garden Club who compile the best material and original drawings on wildflowers in each grade  level. A brief description of the habitat, such as wetlands, uplands, or meadow must accompany the

drawings.

Minimum:  5 wildflowers for divisions A & B, 8 wildflowers for divisions C & D, 10 wildflowers for division E & F

Evaluation: Drawings of flowers, in color, showing botanical details (50); Correct botanical identification (family, etc.) (15); Layout of book and artistic eye appeal (15); Other important facts, location, time of blooming, use to man or animal (20)

A. Group Pre K-K

B. Individual 1st - 2nd grade

C. Group 1st - 2nd grade.

D. Individual 3rd - 4th grade

E. Group 3rd - 4th grade

F. Individual 5th - 6th grade

G. Group 5th - 6th grade

Due: January 30, 2019

Submission: Send completed application to 

Junior Gardener Chairman, Marci Wilcox  P.O. Box 775, Thonotosassa, FL 33592-0775    813-215-0050

J-25  WILD PLANT SPECIMENS

Donors: A)  Jo Fleming, Clermont     B) Margaret Chodash     C) Jean Schneider

Three (3) awards of $25 each may be offered annually in the following grade levels to a junior gardener for a portfolio containing the best displayed and identified pressed wild plant specimens. Quality of specimens and neatness of workmanship will be considered.

Minimum:  4 plants for grades K-1, 6 plants for grades 2-3, 8 plants for grades 4-5

                     A. K - 1st grade                                    B. 2nd - 3rd grade               C. 4th - 6th grade

Due: January 30, 2019

Submission: Send completed application to 

Junior Gardener Chairman, Marci Wilcox  P.O. Box 775, Thonotosassa, FL 33592-0775    813-215-0050

J-26  NATIVE TREES OF FLORIDA

Donor: A. TBA   B. Sally Flanagan   C. TBA

$25 each will be given annually for the best description and illustration of native trees of Florida prepared by an individual member. May include spatter prints, drawings, or photographs of leaves; should include a map of areas in Florida where the trees are known to grow, preferences as to soil

or water, a list of native trees which can be grown in garden or in public plantings, mention of trees on conservation list or needing protection, and ways of propagating native trees.

A. K – 1st grade                      B. 2nd – 3rd grade                    C. 4th – 6th grade

Due: January 30, 2019

Submission: Send completed application to 

Junior Gardener Chairman, Marci Wilcox  P.O. Box 775, Thonotosassa, FL 33592-0775    813-215-0050

J-27. TREE AWARD

Donor: A) - C) Garden Club of Tarpon Springs   D) Lois Weber   E)  K C Jeronimo   F) Joan Lasek   G) Carol Herdel   H) TBA

Why This Tree is Important to Me.” Paste a picture of yourself with your special tree on a sheet of poster paper (11 inches by 14 inches). Tell why this tree is important to you below the picture.

Include the kind of tree and why it means so much to you, such as if you planted it, why, who helped 

you, or any other special reason. This is an individual award of $25 each to a Junior Gardener in each grade level.


A. Pre K                      B. Kindergarten

C. 1st grade

D. 2nd grade

E. 3rd grade                  F. 4th grade

G. 5th grade

        H. 6th grade


Due: January 30, 2019

Submission: Send completed application to 

Junior Gardener Chairman, Marci Wilcox  P.O. Box 775, Thonotosassa, FL 33592-0775    813-215-0050

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ANIMAL

J-30  THE MARGARET Y. PACE BIRDS SEEN IN FLORIDA AWARD

Donor: A) Eileen M. Zebroski, Ponte Vedra Beach      B)  District I   C)  District 1

An award of $25 will be offered in each of three (3) classes to a junior gardener for a folder on birds seen in Florida. Considerations for judging: number of species (10-15 suggested), comparative size, correct information as to type of food, nesting habits, time of year seen, mannerisms, worthiness of protection, migration route and/or flyways, neatness

A. K – 1st grade,         B. 2nd – 3rd grade,         C. 4th – 6th grade

J-31  BIRDS IN FLORIDA

Donor:  A) Orlando Garden Club   B) JoAnn Guise   C)  Pat Carver    D) New Smyrna Beach GC  

              E) Carla Gout    F) Mina Bloodworth    G) Glenda Dawson

Six awards of $25 each will be offered annually to

                 A. Kindergarten              B. 1st  grade          C. 2nd grade          D. 3rd grade

                 E. 4th grade                      F. 5th grade          G. 6th grade

Evaluated as to:

1. Number of bird species pictured, natural colors preferred, cut out, 

and arranged on notebook pages ................................................................................. (20 points)

2. Correct information clipped from magazines, newspapers, etc, 

and pasted in notebook as to: type of food, nesting habits, migration route, 

worthiness of protection, time of year seen .................................................................. (30 points)

3. Hand drawn pictures of at least three birds actually observed ................................  (20 points)

4. Original descriptions of these birds written after an observation .............................. (20 points)

5. Neatness and attractiveness of arrangement ........................................................... (10 points)

Due: January 30, 2019

Submission: Send completed application to 

Junior Gardener Chairman, Marci Wilcox  P.O. Box 775, Thonotosassa, FL 33592-0775    813-215-0050

J-32  BUTTERFLY CONSERVATION FOLDER

Donor:  A) Kathleen Echevarria  B)  Kathy H. Smith   C) Jill Anderson  D) Christia "Li" Roberts   E) Pat Carver  F) Jean Skoien

$25 will be awarded annually to the Junior Garden Club submitting the best descriptions, pictures, and information about Florida

butterflies.

            A. Pre K - 1st grade               B. 2nd - 3rd grade                      C. 4th - 5th grade

Due: January 30, 2019

Submission: Send completed application to 

Junior Gardener Chairman, Marci Wilcox  P.O. Box 775, Thonotosassa, FL 33592-0775    813-215-0050


J-33  BUTTERFLY AWARD

Donor:  A) District III     B) District III    C) Titusville GC    D) Elaine Waidelich    E) Karen Hall    F. Karen Hall  G)   Marylou Ruiz  

$25 is offered annually in each of six (6) grade levels to the best poster on “Protecting Butterflies.” 

Size of poster to be 11 inches by 14 inches. Purpose of award is to instill an awareness of butterflies in the eco-system.

A. Kindergarten                      B. 1st grade                  C. 2nd grade

D. 3rd grade                             E. 4th grade                 F. 5th grade              G. 6th grade

Due: January 30, 2019

Submission: Send completed application to 

Junior Gardener Chairman, Marci Wilcox  P.O. Box 775, Thonotosassa, FL 33592-0775    813-215-0050


J- 34   REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS FOUND IN FLORIDA

Donor:  A) District X      B)  TBA      C)  TBA

An Award of $25 is offered to the Junior Gardener for compiling the bet material on reptiles or amphibians in Florida.  It should include hand drawings, correct information as to habits, etc., and be neatly and attractively presented.

Minimum:  Division A - 5 examples,              Division B - 7 examples          Division C - 10 examples

            A. pre K - 1st grade                 B. 2nd - 3rd grade                      C. 4th - 6th grade

Due: January 30, 2019

Submission: Send completed application to 

Junior Gardener Chairman, Marci Wilcox  P.O. Box 775, Thonotosassa, FL 33592-0775    813-215-0050

J- 35  GARDEN INSECTS FOUND IN FLORIDA

Donor: A) Diana Burgess   B) Joleen King    C) Inez Cone

An award of $25 will be given to the Junior Gardener submitting the best description and illustration of either helpful or harmful garden insects.  Entries should consist of hand drawings, the correct description of the insect and should be neatly and attractively presented.

Minimum:        Division A- 5 examples           Division B - 7 examples          Division C - 10 examples

            A. Pre K - 1st grade                 B. 2nd - 3rd grade                      C. 4th - 6th grade

Due: January 30, 2019

Submission: Send completed application to 

Junior Gardener Chairman, Marci Wilcox  P.O. Box 775, Thonotosassa, FL 33592-0775    813-215-0050


J-36  SHELLS IN FLORIDA

Donors: A) Sally Flanagan    B) Jeanne Corbin   C) Nina Ring 

Three (3) awards of $25 each will be offered in the following classes to the junior gardener for the best information, descriptions, and illustrations, photographs, drawings and/or pictures of shells found in Florida. All materials should be presented securely in a Book of Evidence. Judged on presentation, correct identification, knowledge of shells, and attractiveness/neatness.

A. K – 1st grade          B. 2nd – 3rd grade        C. 4th – 5th grade

Due: January 30, 2019

Submission: Send completed application to 

Junior Gardener Chairman, Marci Wilcox  P.O. Box 775, Thonotosassa, FL 33592-0775    813-215-0050

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COMPREHENSIVE

J-40  JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT

Donor: A) Manatee River Garden Club    B) Barbara Hadsell

$25 will be awarded to a Junior Garden Club best achieving all FFGC objectives in any one of the following:

A. Participation in Flower Show Design or Horticulture or participation in a workshop in design or horticulture and club projects including Arbor Day.

            A. Pre K - 3rd grade,          B. 4th - 6th grade

B. Conducting conservation, clean earth programs and a Nature Study Picnic

            A. Pre K - 3rd grade          B. 4th - 6th grade

C.  Contribute to a nature related organization with financial support, services or goods and create a club scrapbook of the club’s year-long activities including the actions supporting the nature related organization.

            A. Pre K - 3rd grade,          B. 4th - 6th grade

Due: January 30, 2019

Submission: Send completed application to 

Junior Gardener Chairman, Marci Wilcox  P.O. Box 775, Thonotosassa, FL 33592-0775    813-215-0050


Category: Intermediate Gardeners Awards

All entries should be sent to: 

FFGC High School & Intermediate Gardeners’ Awards Chairman, Sandra Lynch, 333 Sunset Drive, Apartment 1107; Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301­2661 Email: sashandbob@aol.com; Phone: 954-­463­0246.   Due date January 1.

I-4  Field Trip Award

Donor: Debra Gaffney, DeLand

$25 will be given for the best essay on a field trip by a member. Report will show what was learned during the trip. Field trip may be a park, nursery, flower show or program where member participated. Essay must be in narrative style, neatly typed or computer generated and may be placed directly on the FFGC Awards Application.

Due: January 1

Submissions sent to: Sandra Lynch, 333 Sunset Drive, Apartment 1107; Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301­2661 

Email: sashandbob@aol.com; Phone: 954-­463­0246

I-7  Pitcher Plant Preservation

Donors: Sweet Bay Garden Club and Oleander Garden Club in memory of Carolyn Whitmer.

$25 will be given to an Intermediate Gardener who writes the best essay on the relevance of pitcher plants to our environment and who includes some drawings to illustrate the pitcher plants being discussed.

Due: January 1

Submissions sent to: Sandra Lynch, 333 Sunset Drive, Apartment 1107; Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301­2661 

Email: sashandbob@aol.com; Phone: 954-­463­0246

I-8  WildFlower Folder

Donor: Betty J. Moss, Miami

An award of $25 will be given to the intermediate gardener compiling the best original drawings of wildflowers.

Scale of Points:

Drawing of flowers in color, showing botanical details......................................................................... 50

Correct botanical identification (genus, family, etc.)............................................................................. 15

Layout of book and artistic eye appeal................................................................................................. 15

Other important facts: location, time of blooming, use to man or animal.............................................. 20

                                                                                                                                           Total           100

Due: January 1

Submissions sent to: Sandra Lynch, 333 Sunset Drive, Apartment 1107; Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301­2661 

Email: sashandbob@aol.com; Phone: 954-­463­0246

I-10  THE MARY NEWSOME AWARD FOR FLORIDA STATE PARKS

Donor: Miami Beach Garden Club

$25 will be given annually for the best report on the study of Florida’s State Parks or a State Park. Include detailed information on location, historical background, facilities available, and significance to surrounding area.

Report of approximately 100 words may be neatly typed on the official FFGC Awards Application, or the report can be presented in a folder, if preferred, with the Awards Application attached to the front of the folder. Points will be given for photographs, maps, wildlife information, drawings, or pictures of horticulture native to that particular environment.

Due: January 1

Submissions sent to: Sandra Lynch, 333 Sunset Drive, Apartment 1107; Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301­2661 Email: sashandbob@aol.com; Phone: 954-­463­0246

I-16  THE MRS. MORGAN P. GILBERT TREE AWARD

Donor: Junior and Intermediate Gardeners – Miami Beach Garden Club

$25 will be given for the best study report not to exceed 50 words on an indigenous or imported tree grown in Florida. Attention should be given to the origin, the culture, and the commercial, ornamental, or edible uses. Both beneficial and detrimental effects of an environmental happening such as fire, flood, high winds, etc. should be especially noted. Points will be given for photographs or drawings of leaf or leaves, flowers or fruit, illustrations of commercial products, or by-products of the tree or its fruit, depictions of landscaping uses, etc.

Due: January 1

Submissions sent to: Sandra Lynch, 333 Sunset Drive, Apartment 1107; Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301­2661 

Email: sashandbob@aol.com; Phone: 954-­463­0246

I-17  BUTTERFLY AWARD

Donor: Jean Schneider

An award of $15 will be given to an intermediate gardener for the best poster on the “Life Cycle of a Butterfly.” Size of the poster should be 11” x 14”. The purpose of the award is to instill an awareness of butterflies in the ecosystem.

Due: January 1

Submissions sent to: Sandra Lynch, 333 Sunset Drive, Apartment 1107; Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301­2661 

Email: sashandbob@aol.com; Phone: 954-­463­0246

I-18  BUTTERFLY CONSERVATION

Donor: Judy Greenberg In memory Marion Miller

An award of $25 will be given an Intermediate Gardener for the most informative report on the life cycle of one or more butterflies. For example: habits, plant hosts, migration patterns.

Due: January 1

Submissions sent to: Sandra Lynch, 333 Sunset Drive, Apartment 1107; Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301­2661 

Email: sashandbob@aol.com; Phone: 954-­463­0246

I-25  WILD PLANT SPECIMENS

Donor: District VII

$25 award is offered annually to an intermediate member for a folder containing the best displayed and identified pressed wild plant specimens. Consideration will be given to quality and quantity of specimens and neatness of workmanship.

Due: January 1

Submissions sent to: Sandra Lynch, 333 Sunset Drive, Apartment 1107; Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301­2661 

Email: sashandbob@aol.com; Phone: 954-­463­0246

I-26  TREE AWARD

Donor: Garden Club of Tarpon Springs                                

 “Why This Tree is Important to Me” Mount a picture of yourself with your special tree on a sheet of 8½” x 11” paper. Tell why this tree is important to you below the picture. Include the kind of tree and why it means so much to you, such as if you planted it, why, who helped you, or any other special reason. This is an individual award of $25 to an intermediate gardener.

Due: January 1

Submissions sent to: Sandra Lynch, 333 Sunset Drive, Apartment 1107; Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301­2661 

Email: sashandbob@aol.com; Phone: 954-­463­0246


Category: HIGH SCHOOL AWARDS

All FFGC Awards Rules apply to High School Gardener Award Entries. (See FFGC Awards Rules.)

All entries must be on or accompanied by the official FFGC Awards Application. Download “FFGC Awards Application” from the website at www.ffgc.org. Note that the all entries must be postmarked no later than January 1st and must be sent to the HS and Intermediate Gardening Awards Chairman, Sandra Lynch. (Exception: HS-20-See below.)

Due: January 1

Submissions sent to: Sandra Lynch, 333 Sunset Drive, Apartment 1107; Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301­2661 Email: sashandbob@aol.com; Phone: 954-­463­0246

HS-12  HIGH SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Donor: Darcy Stottlemyer, Plant City

A $50 Award is offered to a High School Garden Club best achieving five (5) FFGC Objectives:

·         Gardening, horticulture, and botany

·         Floral design

·         Landscape design

·         Environmental awareness through the conservation of natural resources

·         Civic beautification

·         Nature study

·         Instill in youth the love of gardening and the respect for and protection of the environment

Scale of Points will be 20 points for each objective. Include proof of accomplishment on official FFGC Awards Application. Identify the five FFGC Objectives achieved. Scale of Points will be 20 points for each objective.

Due: January 1

Submissions sent to: Sandra Lynch, 333 Sunset Drive, Apartment 1107; Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301­2661 Email: sashandbob@aol.com; Phone: 954-­463­0246

HS-15  PITCHER PLANT PRESERVATION

Donors: Sweet Bay Garden Club and Oleander Garden Club, Pensacola in memory of Carolyn Whitmer

$25 will be given to the High School Gardener who submits the best collection of photographs with labels that identify the plants and their location, thus fostering the appreciation and preservation of the endangered pitcher plants of northwest Florida. A brief description of the habitat must accompany the photographs. Submit on official FFGC Awards Application.

Due: January 1

Submissions sent to: Sandra Lynch, 333 Sunset Drive, Apartment 1107; Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301­2661 Email: sashandbob@aol.com; Phone: 954-­463­0246

HS-16  BUTTERFLY AWARD

Donor: Lillian McManus, Miami

$25 will be given to the High School Gardener who submits the best essay on “Butterflies and Their Importance to Plant Life.” The purpose of the award is to instill an awareness of butterflies in the ecosystem.

The essay is to be approximately 500 words in length and presented on the official FFGC Award Form. Illustrations (pictures and/or drawings may be included). Sources of information/data must be identified.

Due: January 1

Submissions sent to: Sandra Lynch, 333 Sunset Drive, Apartment 1107; Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301­2661 Email: sashandbob@aol.com; Phone: 954-­463­0246

HS-20  ESSAY CONTEST AWARD

Donor: Cordia Garden Circle, Ft. Lauderdale

An award of $25 is offered to a High School Gardener for the best environmental essay. Winning entry will be entered in NGC High School Essay Contest. Each contestant is to submit the entry on an official NGC Awards

The High School Essay Contest is open to all High School students attending 9th through 12th grades. A $1,000 NGC Scholarship will be awarded to the National Winner.

If the winner is an underclassman, the $1,000 Scholarship will be held by NGC, Inc., without accrued interest, until such time that the student enters college. At that time, the money will be forwarded to the Financial Aid Officer of the college that the student will enter. The second place winner will receive $100.

The contest must be sponsored by: a single garden club, group of member clubs, councils or districts or a State Garden Club. All entries become the property of National Garden Clubs, Inc.

2018-2019--"The Impact of Bottled Water on the Environment and the Water Supply" Due 1/15/2019

Essay Contest Rules: Length of essay: Between 600-700 words. The entry will be penalized if the essay does not conform to the required length. All words are to be counted. All entries must be typed and titled. Winning essay will be published in the NGC publication, The National Gardener.

Scale of Points

Content = Total 65 points

  • Knowledge of Subject: 25 points
  • Practicality of Proposal: 10 points
  • Originality: 15 points
  • Subject matter well organized/Clarity of presentation: 15 points

Composition = Total 25 points

  • Vocabulary: 15 points
  • Conformance to length: 10 points

Manuscript = Total 10 points

  • Name, Address, Phone Number, School Attending, Grade, List of Activities, and Sponsoring Club -Wallet-sizePhoto: 5 points
(Should school policy preclude giving students’ name. address and/or phone number, please include the school address and phone number.)
  • Neatness and legibility(a plastic folder keeps the manuscript neat): 5 points

Submission: Send entries to Sandra T. Lynch, 333 Sunset Drive, #1107, Fort Lauderdale FL 33301 by  January 15, 2019

HS-21  LAND TRUST ESSAY AWARD

Donor: Liz Shaw, Gainesville

An award of $25 is offered to the High School Gardener who submits the most outstanding essay on the subject “Land Preservation – Vital for Future Generations.”

The essay is to be approximately 500 words in length and presented on the official FFGC Awards Application. Sources of information/data must be identified.

National Poetry Contest http://gardenclub.org/youth/poetry-contest.aspx

2018-2019 Theme: "Pop Goes the Seed" Due 1/15/19

Excite and encourage our Youth to express and explore their creative thoughts through different types of poetry. NGC's Poetry Contest enables our Youth to embrace their creativity through the art of writing. Be imaginative and join the winners to see your poetry in a printed booklet!


Eligibility:

Special Education and English as a Second Language: Kindergarten through Ninth Grade.
General Education: Kindergarten through Ninth Grade. 

Contest Rules

  • 1. All entries must be typed and titled
  • 2. Include name, address, age, grade, and school of participant on the back of entry
  • 3. Sponsoring garden club and state garden club name must also be identified
  • 4. Sponsoring garden club may be that of a grandparent
  • 5. All entries become the property of National Garden Clubs, Inc.
  • 6. Poems do not have to rhyme
  • 7. Poems may be traditional verse, acrostics, blank verse, cinquains, diamond poems, limerick, or Haiku

Scale of Points

  • Title: 10%
  • Content: 40%
  • Creativity: 30%
  • Style: 20%
  • Total: 100%

Submission: Send entries to Sandra T. Lynch, 333 Sunset Drive, #1107, Fort Lauderdale FL 33301 by  January 15, 2019


YOUTH SCULPTURE CONTEST http://gardenclub.org/youth/youth-sculpture-contest.aspx . Due 1/15/19

Encouraging Youth to Keep Our Planet Green

Purpose

To encourage youth to keep our planet green and to get involved with saving the environment.

Contest Rules

  • 1. Children in 4th grade through 8th grade will be eligible to enter the contest
  • 2. The sculpture is limited to a size that would fit on a 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of paper and must be constructed of recyclable, reused, and reduced material
  • 3. Entries should include as many photographs as can be printed on the back of the entry form; (2) 4x6 photographs are recommended
  • 4. Club entries must be sent to State Chairman by your State Deadline. State Winners must be sent to Region Chairman by February 1 and Region Winners must be sent to National Chairman by March 1
  • 5. Youth sculpture contest winners will be asked to submit a high quality photo of their entry to be used on the NGC website and in other NGC publications

Scale of Points

  • Creative use of materials and self expression: 60%
  • Description of sculpture and materials used: 30%
  • Craftsmanship and technique: 10%
  • Total: 100%

To Download Rules and Entry Form click on this link: http://gardenclub.org/youth/youth-sculpture-contest.aspx

Submission: Send entries to Sandra T. Lynch, 333 Sunset Drive, #1107, Fort Lauderdale FL 33301 by  January 15, 2019


Category: District Awards

D-3 MEMBERSHIP CITATION (Awarded Every Other Year) 

Donor: FFGC

Every two years, an award will be given to the district which shows the greatest increase in membership at the end of the current administration, based on a district’s membership percentage basis. A certificate and a check for $50 will be awarded at the annual convention. No application necessary.

Have each Club in your District give you their starting Membership Numbers June 2017 to February 15, 2019.  Awards Chair must have an email from District Directors by March 1st, 2019. You must have your starting number for each Club and the ending numbers for each Club submitted to you in time for you to submit by March 1, 2019. No late entries will be accepted.

Email Awards Chair by March 1, 2019. 

D-8 DISTRICT HORTICULTURE AWARD 

Donor: Rose Vickers
Description/Purpose: To encourage Districts to present Horticulture programs. Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Award Application Form to report in narrative style about the event. You may include pictures. Some suggested types of event are: horticulture symposium, seminar, or workshop. One subject or several subjects may be included in the course, but all must be on Horticulture.Description/Purpose: To encourage Districts to present Horticulture programs.

Proof of Accomplishment: Use the FFGC Award Application Form to report in narrative style about the event. You may include pictures. Some suggested types of event are: horticulture symposium, seminar, or workshop. One subject or several subjects may be included in the course, but all must be on Horticulture.

Award: An award of $25 may be given to the best application.

Submission: Send FFGC Awards application to Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman at FFGC Headquarters by
November 30, 2018


 
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