Awards

The Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc has an active awards program for its membership. The purpose of the awards program is to recognize the achievements of an individual, a club or group of clubs which further the goals and objectives of The Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc, the South Atlantic Region and National Garden Clubs, Inc.

What better way to celebrate the achievements of an outstanding project than by winning an award! What better way to call attention to the great work your garden club is doing in the neighborhood, city or state than by winning an award! AND, an award winning club will attract new members!

So pick one or several … the awards program has a number of categories from which to choose, not only for North Carolina but for the South Atlantic Region, and for National Garden Club. So, pick one today, complete the work and send in the application. Winning awards is fun for everyone.

Any time a new award is created, there will assuredly be some wrinkles..  I have had  inquiries about award P-6 award under Programs Awards.  I hope to  clarify some of the issues:

P-2  and P-3  are program awards for the Program Lending File.  These are not  regular or ongoing projects.

P-4 and P-5  are programs for youth clubs.

P-6 is an award designed to recognized the use of media – usually a power point but could be slides or a CD – on a regular basis for club programs and presentations.   A one time presentation is not a regular basis.  When constructing this award, the club member in charge should include a description, explain how this activity benefits the club membership, how does this activity meet the objectives of the Garden Club of North Carolina, costs involved with the activity.  These are a few ideas there could be others. The project would be ongoing.

There is no need to send a complete power point or slide program.  Include in the application  some sample pictures showing how the activity is being used.  No thumb drives should be included in the application,  nor CD’s.   But be sure to label the pictures so that the category chairman for Program Awards will understand what she is looking at.

The award should remain within the 3 page requirement of GCNC awards.

The following question was raised by a club member during our recent district visits.

Will the copy of the program be counted as part of the 3 page award application?

CLARIFICATION OF AWARD P-2  GEORGIA MIXON PROGRAM AWARD

This application essentially consists of 2 parts:

PART 1:   APPLICATION FOR AWARD P-2

Submit the 3 pages as you would for any other award.  This part should be judged by the category chairman

PART 2:  PAPER COPY OF THE PROGRAM BEING SUBMITTED FOR THE PROGRAM LENDING FILE.

The paper copy of the program should not be counted as the original  3 pages.  This is the part that will go to our office manager to place in our program files.  However, it will be referenced by the category chairman as she judges the award.  The copy of the program will  likely consists of several pages as details of the program are explained.

Hope this makes sense to everyone

Marilyn Wright

Yearbook Awards category numbers will now be as follows

YB – 1  Emlma Porter Bowden     –  club members 100 or more

YB – 2  Ethel Daughtridge – club with members 70 – 99

YB – 3  Catherine Williams –  club members with 45 – 99

YB – 4  Rusty Van Pelt  – club members 30 – 44

YB – 5  Lila Petersen – club members 20 – 29

YB – 6  Beverly Sharon – club members under 20

WINNERS OF 2019 AWARDS given at the Annual Meeting

2019-Awards-Banquet-Winners-List-5-6-19

Garden Club of North Carolina Awards

AWARD CHAIRMEN###

You are to have ALL ENTREYS in to State Award Chair

by JANUARY 2.  

This is the form you send with your winners.

FORM FOR AWARD CHAIR

KEEP IN MIND
 *  the award must be postmarked or dated December 1
 *  no more than 3 pages.  For the state awards, the cover sheet counts as page 1
 *  90 – 100 points for first place.   Even if you receive several applications
         the entry must earn 90 or above to be considered for first place
     85 – 89 points    second place
     80 – 84 points     third place
 *  NO TIES
 *  I must receive any SAR and NGC awards by January 2.  State awards are also due then.
 
A FEW POINTERS TO HELP WITH JUDGING
 *  Are pictures labeled?  Good quality?  Proportioned to the page?
 *  How many club members participated in the club activity based on club membership?
 *  Does the award application indicate educational value?
 *  Did the award provide a value to the community?  Involve community members?
 *  Is there a statement of income and outlay?
 *  What was achieved by this activity?  Were the goals clear?
 *  Was there prior planning?
SCALE OF POINTS:   USE FOR JUDGING THE AWARD
PRESENTATION         5 POINTS
   Neat    concise    includes all required information for a GCNC award
ACHIEVEMENT:         65 POINTS
   scope of project    need and fulfillment     benefit      accomplishment
   comprehensiveness of work     activities to attain goal     evaluation of goals reached
   educational value      prior planning       brief history if continuing the project
    financial report
PARTICIPATION:      15 POINTS
    size of club    involvement of members    community    government agencies
    professionals     youth      residents in facilities
    (not all of these have to be involved)
RECORD AND DOCUMENTATION      15 POINTS
   supporting data as applicable    landscape plan if needed     financial report
   letters of appreciation      community awards     newspaper/magazine articles
    (photocopies are permitted)
TOTAL      100 POINTS
A category award cover sheet must accompany each award – completed by the category award chairman.  I have included an attachment in this email so you can print these cover sheets
REMEMBER:
Just do your best.  Be fair but judge in such a way that the award application is deserving of its first place recognition.
Marilyn Wright
Awards chairman

NATIONAL GARDEN CLUB Awards information

 

South Atlantic Region of Garden Clubs Awards

NGC-Awards-Application-2019-2021. same application as NGC