Flyer to give to local schools, churches and other youth organizations about National Awards
Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc. Awards
Awards are given at the state, regional and national levels. Regional award winners are selected from the entries submitted by the state chairman; national winners come from the regional winners. This is the reason for the necessity to have your SAR and National award entries in your state chairman’s hands by December 1st.
There are some upcoming dates and deadlines.
December 1: All entries for South Atlantic Regional awards must arrive to the Third Vice President. Any entry arriving after the due date will not be considered for an award.
January 20: All entries for Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl are due to 3rd Vice President of GCNC by this date .Winners are forwarded to the South Atlantic Regional Chairman. The awards going forward will not be returned so please make a copy!
March 1: Youth Garden Club dues and Rating forms due. Mail these and a check for $10 payable to GCNC to GCNC Youth Chairman.The link to the form is Youth_Dues_and_Rating_Form15-17f
March 1:Youth Awards applications due.Please follow the instructions in detail to validate the entry.
April 1: Deadline for the table favors for the Youth Banquet at the GCNC Annual Meeting. Inform the GCNC Youth Chairman and/or your District Director that you are doing this activity and how many you will provide. Give to your District Director to bring to the meeting.
- Entries for the GCNC youth awards MUST be received by the state youth chair no later than March 1. Entries received after that date will not be judged. Applications should be sent to the current youth chair listed on the front cover of the youth handbook and also listed in The Gardener.
- For Awards 2, 3, 4, 5, 9,11, and 12: The entry should include a brief narrative form: Percentage of members participating, approximate number of hours spent, cost, publicity, before and after pictures, and a description of what was accomplished. Place in a green folder with a completed Youth Awards Application attached to the outside. *Please denote age category which represents the majority of your members as some clubs include several ages of members.
- Exceptional Children Clubs may compete for all awards. Award #13 is available only to children with special needs.
- Youth Awards Entry Form is available at www.gardenclubofnc.org
- Entries will be returned at the State Annual Meeting to the Youth Leader, Club President, or District Director. The person receiving the entries and award checks must sign as having received those documents.
- SAR and NGC awards are listed at the end of the GCNC Youth Awards Listing
GCNC Youth Awards
Unless indicated all awards are $10.00 cash awards
#1 Best All Around Club Given to the club participating in all facets of Youth Gardening and achieving outstanding results as indicated on the Youth Rating Sheet.
1A K-3 Sponsor: Robin Weisner 1B 4-6 Sponsor: Ruth Yarborough 1C 7-9 Sponsor: Jenene Smith 1D 10-12 Sponsor: Dan/Ann Payne
#2 Horticulture Given to the club with the most outstanding work in horticulture. *Rule 2 applies
2A K-3 Sponsor: Judy Barnes 2B 4-6 Sponsor: Lewisville G.C. 2C 7-9 Sponsor: Rita Mercer 2D 10-12 Sponsor: Faye Canupp
#3 Civic Development/Beautification Given to the club executing the most outstanding project(s) in the areas of beautification, conservation, ecology, or litter control.
3A K-3 Sponsor: Phebe Kirkman 3B 4-6 Sponsor: Phebe Kirkman 3C 7-9 Sponsor: Lewisville Garden Club 3D 10-12 Sponsor: Mooresville GC
#4 Wildflowers Given to the individual member having the most outstanding wildflower project. *Rule 2 applies 4A K-3 Sponsor: Jenene Smith 4B 4-6 Sponsor: Faye Canupp 4C 7-9 Sponsor: Rita Mercer 4D 10-12 Sponsor: Faye Canupp
#5 Bird Project Given to the club having the most outstanding bird project. *Rule 2 applies 5A K-3 Sponsor: Garden Lovers/Mtbrook 5B 4-6 Sponsor: Lila Peterson 5C 7-9 Sponsor: Ginny Parker 5D 10-12 Sponsor: Ginny Parker
#6 Bluebird Drawing Given to an individual member for the best drawing of a bluebird. Must be freehand; no computer or photocopied templates. Must be colored and be signed by the artist. 6A K-3 Sponsor: Marcia Loudon 6B 4-6 Sponsor: Pat Cashwell 6C 7-9 Sponsor: Wava Howard 6D10-12 Sponsor: Mary Lou Goodman
#7 Cardinal Drawing Given to an individual member for the best drawing of a cardinal. Must be freehand; no computer or photocopied templates. Must be colored and be signed by the artist. 7A K-3 Sponsor: Robin Weisner 7B 4-6 Sponsor: Robin Weisner 7C 7-9 Sponsor: Banner Elk GC 7D 10-12 Sponsor: Gail Hill
#8 Bird Essay Given to an individual member writing the best essay about a bird found in North Carolina.
8A K-3 Sponsor: Adaline Pasour 8B 4-6 Sponsor: Troutman GC 8C 7-9 Sponsor: Ginny Parker 8D 10-12 Sponsor:Barbara Blackwelder
#9 Flower Show Given to the club entering the competitive classes of a youth section in an Adult Standard Flower Show, or staging its own Flower Show.*Rule 2 applies 9A K-3 Sponsor: Betty Wright 9B 4-6 Sponsor: Mary Reeves 9C 7-9 Sponsor: Mary Reeves 9D 10-12 Sponsor: Mary Reeves
#10 Scrapbooks Given to the club submitting the best and most complete scrapbook. 10A K-3 Sponsor: Two Green Thumbs 10B 4-6 Sponsors: Pat Cashwell & Jean Gurtner 10C 7-9 Sponsor: Jenene Smith 10D 10-12 Sponsor:Two Green Thumbs
#11 Arbor Day Given to the club executing the most outstanding tree project. *Rule 2 applies 11A K-3 Sponsor: Rowena Sewell 11B 4-6 Sponsor: Betty Wright 11C 7-9 Sponsor: Ginny Parker 11D 10-12 Sponsor:Margaret Cerehiara
#12 Butterfly Given to the club executing the most outstanding butterfly project. *Rule 2 applies 12A K-3 Sponsor: Ruth Garver 12B 4-6 Sponsor: Mary Spainhour 12C 7-9 Sponsor: ____________ 12D 10-12 Sponsor: _____________
#13 Special Needs Club Open only to Special Needs Clubs. All grade levels are eligible. Two $10.00 awards are given. One on each of the following topics:
13A My Favorite Flower submitted as a poster Sponsor: Martha Blake
13B The Best Part of Garden Club Submitted as an essay.
6A K-3 Sponsor: Marcia Loudon 6B 4-6 Sponsor: Pat Cashwell
#14 National Contests Award Given to the club submitting the most entries for National Garden Clubs, Inc. awards to include: Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl poster contests, Essay, Poetry, and Sculpture contests.
14A K-3 Land O’Sky Garden Club 14B 4-6: Mary Spainhour
14C 7-9: Honeycutt Enterprise, Inc. 14D 10-12: Honeycutt Enterprise, Inc.
Note: All Entries for National Youth Contests and Awards are due to the GCNC Youth Awards Chairman by dates specified by NGC. State winners are sent to SAR.
SOUTH ATLANTIC REGION (SAR) YOUTH AWARDS
- Entries must be received by the State Youth Chairman no later than December 1st.
- An NGC Youth Poster Contest Entry Form is enclosed and can also be found at gardenclubofnc.org.
- Each entry must be drawn and titled by the student on 11” x 17” inch paper.
- Materials that can be used include: crayons, markers, poster paints, water colors, etc.
- No three-dimensional posters, computer scanned, or electronically generated images will be accepted!
YOUTH ACTIVITIES & CONTESTS
- YOUTH CLUB AWARD Donor:
$25 may be awarded to the overall best Junior / Intermediate Garden Club and the MEMBER GARDEN CLUB sponsoring the youth club, which has been most successful in promoting all phases of garden club work. Indicate grade/s, sponsor, list of programs presented to the youth, meeting dates, and number of youth involved. Do not duplicate with other junior / intermediate awards.
- Grades 1 – 3 B. Grades 4 – 6 C. Grades 7 – 9 D. Other (NGC # 10-J)
- YOUTH ACTIVITIES AWARD Donor: Judy Ann Fray
$25 may be awarded to a Youth Group for the most outstanding work in any of the National Garden Club objectives. This includes outstanding local projects with full information provided. Include pictures, publicity and comments. Extra credit for groups organized through garden clubs as Junior, Intermediate and High School Gardeners.
- NGC YOUTH POETRY CONTEST Donors: Edith Nelson,
$10 and an Honor Certificate will be presented to the winners of grade levels K—9th grade and Special Education & ESL Students. A $25 award will be given to the student with the overall best poem.
Theme, 2015 – 16: “Croaking, Leaping Frogs”
Theme, 2016-17: “We Three: Bees, Butterflies and Me”
DEADLINE both years: February 14.
Students MUST FOLLOW NGC Rules. Find those and other details: www.gardenclub.org/youth/youthcontests/poetrycontest.
State Youth Poetry Contest Chairman sends the State Winners to the SAR Youth Poetry Chairman: Susan Throneberry 270-781-0000
4621 Old Scottsville Road
Alvaton, KY 42122
The list of winners is then submitted to the SAR Awards Chairman by March 1.
- NGC HIGH SCHOOL ESSAY CONTEST Donor: South Atlantic Region
$200 will be awarded to the SAR Essay Contest winner. Open to all high school students. See NGC Contest Rules. State winner must be sent to Regional Essay Contest Chairman by JANUARY 1. Send to: Lilyan Carlson 803-345-0186
114 Libby Ariail Court
Chapin, SC 29036
Name of Regional Winner must be sent to SAR Awards Chairman by February 1.
- YOUTH RECYCLABLE SCULPTURE CONTEST Donors:
$10 and an Honor Certificate will be awarded to the SAR youth sculpture winners of grade levels 4 – 8. $25 will be awarded to the student with the overall best sculpture made of recyclable items for designated grade levels. Students must follow NGC rules. Photos of the State winners are sent to the SAR Youth Sculpture Contest Chairman:
Trish Bender 843-795-2112
2171 Welsh Avenue 843-276-1618 (c)
Charleston, SC 29412
- SMOKEY BEAR / WOODSY OWL POSTERS
Donors: Barbara S. Ohmsen,
$10 and Honor Certificate will be awarded to the SAR poster winners of each grade level
(Grades 1 – 5). States are to send only one winner in each grade level to the SAR Smokey Bear / Woodsy Owl Chairman. Posters must follow the rules of NGC and the US Forest Service flyer. Send state winners to:
Barbara S. Ohmsen, 2881 E. Meadow Wood Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23321-4243
Due Dates: February 15 of both 2016 and 2017.
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#8 Youth Horticulture Education The Helen Hussey Champlin Award and a $50 donation may be awarded for the best promotion of gardening among youth; based on belief that youth should be educated to become future horticulturists.
#10 Junior and/or Intermediate Garden Club Augusta H. Brewer Certificate/s of Merit may be awarded to the Junior and/or Intermediate Garden Club sponsored by a member garden club, which through its own efforts has been most successful in promoting all phases of garden club work. Indicate grade/s, sponsor, and include Yearbook in Book of Evidence. Do not duplicate with other junior/intermediate awards.
#14 Horticulture Achievement by a Junior and/or Intermediate Garden Club The Hessie Thomson Morrah Award and a $50 donation may be awarded for outstanding horticulture activity by a Junior and/or Intermediate Garden Club sponsored by a member garden club. Indicate grade/s, sponsor, and include Yearbook in Book of Evidence. Do not duplicate with other junior/intermediate awards.
#32 Conservation Award for Junior and/or Intermediate Garden Club A Certificate of Merit and a $10 donation may be awarded to the Junior and/or Intermediate Garden Club sponsored by a member garden club, which has successfully carried out the most outstanding conservation project. Include Yearbook in Book of Evidence.
#33 High School Gardeners Accomplishment The Carrie Buhrman Nettleton Award and a $100 donation may be awarded to a High School Gardeners club sponsored by a member garden club that has carried out the best all-around gardening program. Indicate grade/s, sponsor, and include Yearbook in Book of Evidence.
#47 Youth Flower Show or Youth Section of an Adult Standard Flower Show, Red Rosette. Youth organization/s or group/s e.g., Youth Garden Club, Scouts, Campfire Girls, school class, etc. Number of classes and exhibits in horticulture and design must satisfy the minimum requirements of a Small-Standard Flower Show. Minimum of two (2) judged Education Exhibits require. Evaluating panel of judges must use Scale
#54 Environmental Education The Jesse M. Connor Award and a $100 donation may be awarded for the most comprehensive program in the field of environmental education involving youth
#55 Youth Environmental Concern Award The Winifred F. Fink Award and a $25 donation may be awarded to a youth garden club sponsored by a member garden club for the most comprehensive program in the field of environmental concern, e. g. horticulture, landscaping, anti-litter, restoration, others
#60 Junior Leadership Award The Mary Louise Michie Award and a $100 donation may be awarded to an individual who has given outstanding service to youth as a leader of a Junior Garden Club.
#65 Junior Garden Club Horticulture Award A Certificate of Merit may be awarded to a Junior Garden Club sponsored by a member garden club for the most significant effort in planting and growing horticulture in an outdoor area. Participants may seek advice from any source, but must do the actual gardening themselves.
#76 High School Distinguished Service Project The High School Distinguished Service Project Award and $100 for first place and $50 for second place may be awarded to a high school student, grades 9-12, for an outstanding civic project making a significant improvement for public benefit, e.g. environment, conservation, landscape, horticulture, recycling, horticulture therapy, others. A single member garden club, group of member clubs, districts, or a state garden club must sponsor the contest.