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Headquarters:
Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc.
P. O. Box 33520
Raleigh, NC 27636-3520
919-834-0686

 

Physical Location:
J.C. Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Road
Raleigh, NC

 

Email: theGCofNC1@aol.com
Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9:00-5:00

 

For Website Submissions:
See the Website Submission
Rules in Members Only
Contact:
Marcia Loudon, Website Chairman
gcnc.web@gmail.com
919-338-3957

Youth Awards

Flyer to give to local schools, churches and other youth organizations about National Awards

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 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.

DEADLINES

ALL ITEMS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE GCNC YOUTH CHAIRMAN ON OR BEFORE THE DATE INDICATED BELOW:

December 1 – Entries for all SAR and NGC awards (except for the Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl poster contest; that deadline is January 21st.)

March 1Rating sheet for YGC 2017-19 and a check for $10.00 payable to GCNC and MAILED to the GCNC State Office and the Rating Form EMAILED to State Youth Chairman . (New instructions this year)

YGC dues form.    mail to the GCNC State Office

Rating sheet for YGC 2017-19 e-mail the State Youth Chairman

March 1 – Entries for all GCNC awards

April 1 – Favors for the Youth Banquet at the GCNC Annual Meeting

 

GCNC Youth Awards

For printing follow these links

             GCNC-Youth-Awards-2017-19. docx

             GCNC-Youth-Awards 2017-19. pdf

Application:

-Youth-Awards-APPLICATION17-19. pdf

        -Youth-Awards-APPLICATION17-19. docx

2017-2019 Rules

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Exceptional Children Clubs may compete for all awards.  Award #13 is available only to children with special needs.

4. Youth Awards Entry Form is available at www.gardenclubofnc.org

5. 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.

6. 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

CONTEST RULES

  • 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

 

  1. 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.

  1. Grades 1 – 3    B. Grades 4 – 6     C.       Grades 7 – 9     D. Other       (NGC # 10-J)

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

Encourage Creative Writing

2017-2018 Theme: “Let it Grow”

2018-2019 Theme: “Pop Goes the Seed”

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.

Dates for Submission

Club entries must be sent to YOUR State Youth Chairman; observe your State Deadline.
State Winners must be sent to Regional Chairman by February 1.
Regional Winners must be sent to National Chairman by March 1

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%

Note: Only regional winners are considered in the judging for national winners. Contest winners will not be allowed to win two consecutive years. All of the winning entries will be compiled into a booklet, which will be made available to the winners.

Resources

For more information, contact:
Jan Thomas, Chairman: Poetry Contest

 

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.

 

  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

lilyan@bellsouth.net

Name of Regional Winner must be sent to SAR Awards Chairman by February 1.

Essay Contest Themes

2017-2018 “Community Gardens – A Solution to Blight, Crime, and Hunger”

2018-2019 “The Impact of Bottled Water on the Environment and the Water Supply”

Essay Contest Rules 2017-2019

pastedGraphic.pngThe High School Essay Contest is open to High School students attending 9th through 12th grades. A $1,000 National Garden Club 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.

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. Students should write the essay so it is suitable to be published in the NGC publication, The National Gardener.

Eligibility: Contests are open to High School students attending 9th through 12th grades. 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.

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 (Photo Optional): 5 points
  • Neatness and legibility: 5 points

Contest Deadlines

Club entries must be sent to YOUR State Youth Chairman; observe your State Deadline.
State Winners must be sent to Regional Chairman by February 1.
Regional Winners must be sent to National Chairman by March 1.

Resources

For more information, contact:
Lynne Ehnert, Chairman: High School Essay Contest

  1. YOUTH RECYCLABLE SCULPTURE CONTEST

    ngc-youth-sculpture-contest-entry-form-2017.   pdf.  ENTRY FORM 2017-19

 

The purpose of this contest is to encourage youth to keep our planet green

and to get involved with saving our environment.

Contest Rules:

1. Children in 4th through 8th grade will be eligible to enter the contest

2. Sculptures must consist of recyclable, reused and reduced materials

3. Width of the sculpture can be no more than 8 1/2 x 11 inches

4. Height should be in proportion to width

5. Entry form can be found on the NGC website, www.gardenclub.org

6. Entries should include as many photographs as can be printed on the back

of the entry form but two 2×6 photographs are recommended

7. Club entries must be sent to State Chairman. Observe State Deadlines.

First place entries must be sent to Region Chairman/Awards Chairman by

February 15, 2018 and Region first place entries must be sent to National

Chairman by March 17, 2018

8. Scale of Points

Creative use of materials and self-expression-60 points

Description of sculpture and materials used-30 points

Craftsmanship and technique-10 points

9. For additional information, contact Terry Critchlow, NGC Youth Sculpture

Contest Chairman at tcritchlow.aol.com

 

 

  1. 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.

 

NGC AWARDS

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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

Bringing gardening and our youth together is an exciting process and can be fun for parents, grandparents, or other adult friends.

The High School Distinguished Service Project Award along with $100 for first place and $50 for second place may be awarded to a high school student, grade 9-12, for an outstanding civic project making a significant improvement for public benefit, e.g. environment, conservation, landscape, horticulture, recycling, horticulture therapy, etc.

single member club, group of member clubs, districts or a state garden club must sponsor the contest.

Reach out to youth groups already formed or classes at school. Our youth have been exposed to many different types of gardens. Those that prove to be the most successful are those that relate to their experiences.

If you know of someone who has done an outstanding civic project consider applying for Award #76, High School Distinguished Service Project under Youth Awards.

Follow your state award application process in order to submit a candidate to the NGC Awards Chairman.

For more information, contact:
Lynne Ehnert, Chairman: High School Distinguished Service Project

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