Award List

ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

APPLY TO CATEGORY CHAIRMAN: Darene Fann Honeycutt
167 Hudsontown Road
Dunn, North Carolina 28334
910-567-6283
honeycuttdarene@gmail.com or darenehoneycutt@yahoo.com

1. THE MASLIN AWARD

Given in memory of the first President of The Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc., Miss Edna Maslin. May be awarded to a qualified, living member of The Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc., who has contributed the most over a period of years to further its aims and projects. Emphasis will be based on outstanding, active participation on the state level. APPLICATIONS SHALL INCLUDE GARDEN CLUB RELATED ACTIVITIES ONLY. *DO NOT include local garden club work! Entries, signed by the nominee’s current club president, must come from nominee’s club, council, or district. It must be typed, single spaced and not exceed 500 words.

All requirements must be met.

Applications must be sent to the State Awards Chairman by February 25. The Awards Chairman shall mail completed, unabridged copies of all qualified entries to each member of the Executive Committee by March 15. Ballots shall be returned by mail to the Awards Chairman by March 25. The Awards Chairman will not vote except in the event of a tie. Decision shall be by majority vote. NO BALLOTS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER MARCH 25.

The State Awards Chairman shall tally all ballots. The State Awards Chairman will immediately report decision to the

State President only. She will approve the selection and purchase of recipient’s award. Names of nominees, including the winner, must be kept secret.

 

2. MEMBER AWARD OF HONOR *A GCNC, SAR, and NGC award

Honors one garden club member in each District and one GCNC recipient chosen from the District winners whose volunteer efforts, during a period of five years or more, have made outstanding contributions to club and community in one or more of the following areas: Civic Development, Horticulture Therapy, Youth Activities, Conservation, Horticulture, Design, Landscape Design, and/or All Around Excellence.

Eligibility: Any member of a State Garden Club who has never served as a member of the National Garden Club

Board of Directors, including as State President.

Deadline Date: Each District Director shall send their District winner’s Book of Evidence to the State Awards Chairman by January 2. After being judged by a State Awards Committee, the State Awards Chairman shall forward the State winner’s Book of Evidence to the Regional Awards Chairman by January 25.

Rules: BOOK OF EVIDENCE IS TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE DISTRICT DIRECTOR. The District Director judges the applicants and sends the winning Book of Evidence to the State Awards Chairman. Book of Evidence is not to exceed 6 pages (total), must be typed and secured in a green folder. No loose pages. Include the following:

1. A short, typed description of the nominee’s accomplishments.

2. Title Page includes: the name of the State Federation (GCNC) and the Region (SAR).

3. The area/s (listed above) of nominee’s outstanding contribution/s.

4. Name, complete mailing address and phone number of nominee, sponsoring club, including club president’s name, address and signature.

Supporting Information to include:

Maximum 2 page outline listing accomplishments of nominee (including offices and chairmanships held), a photograph of nominee (name of nominee/complete mailing address must be on back of picture). Please secure photo by stapling so it does not get lost.

NOTIFICATIONS:

State Winners: Each state winner will receive a certificate from their State Awards Chairman.
Regional Winners: State Awards Chairman will forward the state winner and Book of Evidence to the Regional Awards
Chairman by January 25 to be judged by a panel on the Regional Level.

REGIONAL WINNERS AUTOMATICALLY BECOME THE NATIONAL WINNER FROM THAT REGION.

The Regional Chairman will notify the winner and send the winning Book of Evidence to the National Member Award of Honor Chairman.

Awards Presentation: Regional/National Winners will be presented with a certificate and pin at the National Convention and will be listed in the Awards Booklet and The National Gardener. The Books of Evidence will be returned at this time.

3. AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
Donor: Starmount Garden Club
$25.00 awarded to the club with the highest score per member (determined by dividing the total number of points by the number of members) on their ANNUAL CLUB REPORT. The District Director will submit the name of the club and the number of points per member on the ANNUAL DISTRICT REPORT to the 1st Vice-President. The First Vice‐President will forward this information to the State Awards Chairman by March 15th.

4. CLUB OF THE YEAR AWARDS
Donor: The Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc.
Awarded to clubs that best meet the objectives of the Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc., as listed in Article II, items 3,
4 and 5 of the Bylaws. The Book of Evidence should be a complete report of club’s activities with supportive evidence such as pictures, plans, letters, cancelled checks, receipts, newspaper coverage, etc. General rules for state awards apply. CLUB OF THE YEAR AWARDS ARE GCNC AWARDS ONLY AND ARE FOR LARGE SUMS OF MONEY, THEREFORE BOOK OF EVIDENCE IS REQUIRED AND SHOULD INCLUDE:

COVER
Number and Name of Award
Club Name
City and State
District Number (Arabic – 1, 2, 3) INSIDE COVER
Name of Club President
Name and address of person compiling the Book of Evidence
(type label and attach to the inside cover) FIRST PAGE
Name of State
Number and Name of Award Club Name and Address
Number of Club Members
Brief Description of Activities
No Table of Contents Needed

Presentation not to exceed six pages, front and back, for a maximum of 12 pages, not including the manuscript cover. Reports must be typed and material must be attached to page. No loose items will be accepted. All entries must be compiled neatly and concisely in a theme/manuscript cover. Pages must not extend beyond the binder’s edges. No scrapbook will be accepted.

A. Club with membership of 18 or less: First Place: $300.00, Second Place: $150.00, Third Place: $50.00
B. Club with membership of 19 through 40: First Place: $300.00, Second Place: $150.00, Third Place: $50.00
C. Club with membership of 41 or more: First Place: $300.00, Second Place: $150.00, Third Place: $50.00

 

5. SCROLL: DISTRICT WITH THE LARGEST NUMBER OF AWARD APPLICATIONS

Awarded to the District with the largest number of GCNC, SAR, and NGC award applications prorated by the number of garden club members in the District (number of applications divided by number of members). Winner determined from the records of the State Awards Chairman.

6. SCROLL: SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT

Awarded for outstanding work by a garden club member, club or council that best meets the objectives of The Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc. Written report not to exceed 2 pages typed required.

7. Outstanding Innovative Endeavor
Donor: Frances Baynor Parnell
$50 awarded for an outstanding conservation, or flower arranging, or garden therapy, or horticulture-related endeavor. It will be given to a club that has made a significant achievement that is not covered by any of the existing awards.

Note: The Beautification/Civic Development category has been divided due to the high volume of entries to be judged.

BEAUTIFICATION

APPLY TO CATEGORY CHAIR: Eleanor Broderick
109 Perquimans Drive, Chocowinity, 27817
(252)974-0369; ebroderick707@gmail.com

13. LUCILLE HIPP AWARD
Donor: Lucille Hipp
$25.00 awarded to a single club with 24 or less members completing the most outstanding beautification project of a two–year duration.

14. PAT OLEJAR HOLIDAY DECORATION AWARD
Donor: Raleigh Garden Club
$50.00 given in memory of Pat Olejar for the best holiday decoration of a public or historic building by a garden club/s. The decoration should use plant materials and include both the interior and exterior of the building. It may be for any holiday season.

CATEGORIES:
14-­‐A Clubs with less than 50 members
14-­‐B Clubs with 50 or more members

 

15. ALL DECKED OUT GARDEN CLUB AWARD
Donor: Two Green Thumbs Garden Club
$25.00 awarded for the best decoration of a garden club’s meeting place celebrating any holiday or special event.

 

16. VICKIE KORNEGAY AWARD
Donor: Emerald Isle Garden Club
$25.00 awarded to a garden club or individual member for an outstanding entrance decoration (private home or public building). It may be any holiday season.

NOTE for awards 14, 15, & 16: Since the award applications deadline is December 1, if the application is for the Christmas Holiday, photos may be used from previous year. However, application must include design plans to be implemented and state if the decorations will be the exact same as in the photo or state changes. Example: We will be using the same Christmas wreaths from last year, but will change the ribbon color from red to gold.

23. MOUNTAIN VIEW GARDENERS ‘PLANT IT PINK’ AWARD
Donor: Mountain View Gardeners Garden Club
In loving memory all North Carolina breast cancer victims and breast cancer survivors.
$25.00 awarded to the club that plants a new pink garden in any public place that best promotes awareness of the fight against breast cancer. Must be a one-­‐year project with plantings made in the current garden club year. (SAR #17)

 

24. MARCY HEGE “GET YOUR GREEN ON” AWARD
Donor: Raleigh Garden Club
For a club which completes the best project of their choice with the vision and passion of creating a green beauty spot with a focus on beautification, preservation and conservation. This will be for a project that establishes a permanent place of “lasting beauty for generations to come”. The project is to be planned and completed by club members; no commercial project is eligible. The application must include a landscape design plan, a listing of the plants, project cost, and information about the club members’ participation, including one or two pictures of the project.

CATEGORIES:
24-­‐A Clubs with less than 50 members
24-­‐B Clubs with 50 or more members

26. THE CHARLOTTE MADDOX “Notice the Small Things” AWARD
Donor: The Emerald Isle Garden Club
Given in memory of the founding president, Charlotte Maddox, of the Emerald Isle Garden Club. $25 awarded to a garden club for an outstanding fresh flower design created by a garden club and used as a centerpiece on a card table for a garden club event. The criteria used to evaluate this design will be presentation, appropriateness, theme, creativity and the use of principals of design. Applicants are required to mail a hard copy of the award to the Emerald Isle Garden Club in addition to the copies mailed to the category chair.

 

27. SIMPSON ART IN THE GARDEN AWARD
Donor: Fran Summerlin
$50 awarded to a garden club for artwork permanently placed in an outdoor community setting, such as a public garden. It should be hand crafted and inspired by nature. If the artwork is a commissioned piece, the submitting group must have been significantly involved with the designing of the piece, preferably “hands on”. The art might be made of wood, stone, metal, clay or of a manufactured material. The artwork, if not permanently located, may be created specifically for and displayed during a temporary outdoor event that lasts for a minimum of two days.

 

CIVIC DEVELOPMENT

APPLY TO CATEGORY CHAIR: Charlotte Dawson
2730 Dunn Road, Eastover 2831
(910)483-7977; charlottedawson@gmail.com

11. LONGLEAF GARDEN CLUB AWARD FOR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Donor: Sue Scull
$25.00 awarded to a club or council completing the most outstanding beautification project working with Habitat for
Humanity. (SAR #11)

 

12. VIOLA KIKER AWARD FOR CIVIC BEAUTIFICATION
Donor: Mrs. Frances Hunley
$25.00 awarded to a club with 25 or more members, completing the most outstanding beautification project of two year duration.

 

17. PUBLIC SCHOOL BEAUTIFICATION
Donor: Jenene Smith
$25.00 awarded to a single club completing the most outstanding beautification project at a public school. The project may be of a one-year duration or a continuing project. (If native flowering trees/shrubs were used, apply for SAR #10)

 

18. DAYLILY GARDEN CLUB DANIEL BOONE GARDEN AWARD
Donor: Daylily Garden Club
$25.00 award donated to the Daniel Boone Gardens in honor of the club with the largest contribution to the Daniel Boone Gardens. All contributions must be channeled through State Headquarters and the winner will be determined by the State Treasurer’s records.

 

19. THE ROSE GARDEN CLUB AWARD FOR CIVIC DEVELOPMENT
Donor: The Rose Garden Club
$25.00 awarded to any single club of 24 or less members completing the most outstanding civic beautification project in a city park or recreation area in one year.

 

20. MARTHA FRANCK FRAGRANCE GARDEN AWARD
Donor: Faye Canupp
$25.00 donated to the Martha Franck Fragrance Garden in honor of the club with the largest contribution to the Martha Franck Fragrance Garden. All contributions must be channeled through State Headquarters and determined by the State Treasurer’s records.

21. FRIENDS OF ELIZABETHAN GARDENS

Donor: Friends of Elizabethan Gardens.
$25.00 awarded to the club reporting the highest percentage of members that join or renew membership in the Elizabethan Gardens as verified by State Headquarters. To qualify, state the total number of members and list the members who have joined or renewed in the calendar year, January through December. WRITTEN REPORT NOT TO EXCEED ONE PAGE, DOUBLE SPACED, REQUIRED. Winner determined by the State Awards Chairman from verified report.

 

25. The North Carolina Arboretum Award
Donor: Mary Reeves
The purpose of this award is to inform NC residents and visitors about the NC Arboretum. $75 awarded to the club with the most outstanding program or project demonstrating a collaboration of the garden club with other civic organizations, people, plants, wildlife, and/or conservation in landscaping. Any GCNC Club is eligible for this award if the club has: completed a project whose purpose exemplifies both exhibits or themes of The Arboretum and of NGC, Inc. (and of GCNC) during the past 3 years. For instance: Bees, butterflies, any pollinators, birds, Plant America, Native Plants (the list goes on).

 

BIRDS/BUTTERFLIES/WILDLIFE AWARDS

APPLY TO CATEGORY CHAIRMAN: Marilyn Wright
818 Jakes Mountain Road, Deep Gap, 28618;
828-­‐264-­‐9727; wrightstuff48@bellsouth.net

 

30. THE MARTHA GARRICK BIRD AWARD
Donor: Martha Garrick
$25.00 awarded to a club reporting the most comprehensive and effective project for bird protection and welfare; e.g., sanctuaries, providing food, water and housing, and promoting law enforcement relative to bird welfare. (SAR #2)

 

31. JENENE CURTIS SMITH BIRD AWARD
Donor: Jenene Curtis Smith
$25.00 awarded to the club with the highest prorated percentage of members with bird baths, bird feeders and bird houses. Must include how many in each category. (example: 10 bird baths, 3 bird feeders, 2 bird houses, etc.)

 

32. FRANCES BOYD BLUE BIRD AWARD
Donor: Frances Boyd
$25.00 awarded to the club establishing the most outstanding blue bird trail. A minimum of six bird houses are required. Report should show the number of baby birds fledged from these houses, if possible. Photos required.

 

33. THE HUMMINGBIRD AWARD
Donor: Bettie Woodard
$25.00 awarded to a club reporting the most outstanding project promoting observation of the hummingbird for the purpose of preserving/protecting the species. Give percentage of members maintaining at least one hummingbird feeder for the season. Club programs/projects should educate members on their habits and plants to lure the birds.

 

34. CONSERVATION OF BUTTERFLIES AWARD
Donor: Mary Lou Goodman
$25.00 awarded to a club reporting the most comprehensive and effective project on butterflies; e.g., habitat protection, protection of migratory routes, public education, establishment of a butterfly garden at school or community site. (SAR #3)

 

35. KAREN SUZANNE BRENZA BUTTERFLY GARDEN AWARD
Donor: Rowena Sewell
$100.00, given in memory of Karen Susanne Brenza, is awarded to the club that plants a new butterfly garden or refurbishes an existing butterfly garden. (SAR #3)

 

40. GARDEN FOR WILDLIFE AWARD
Donor: Betty Gorrie
$25.00 awarded to the club reporting the most comprehensive and effective project for Gardening for Wildlife, following the guidelines of a backyard habitat by the National Wildlife Federation, in a public garden or park, school grounds, or a nursing home to attract pollinators, butterflies, birds and other wildlife by providing food, water, cover and a place to raise their young.

 

BLUE STAR MEMORIAL – ROADSIDE DEVELOPMENT

APPLY TO CATEGORY CHAIRMAN: Paula Hartman
510 W. Wilson Creek Dr., New Bern, 28562;
252-­‐636-­‐0101; lilsra@suddenlink.net

45. ROWENA P. SEWELL BLUE STAR MEMORAL HIGHWAY AWARD
Donor: Rowena Sewell
$25.00 awarded to a club, council or district submitting the most outstanding report on the dedication of a new marker or further beautification of an existing marker, including copies of programs, dedication, pictures and plantings. Consult the Blue Star Memorial Chairman for suggestions. (SAR #19; NGC #L-1B, L-2B, L-3B)

46. New Award: GOLD STAR MEMORIAL AWARD
Donor: Two Green Thumbs Garden Club
$25 award to a club, council, or district submitting the most outstanding report on the dedication of a new Gold Star marker and/or a yearly tribute offered to the families of Gold Star veteran’s or further beautification of an existing marker. This should include copies of programs, dedication, pictures and plantings. Consult the Gold Star Memorial Chairman for suggestions.

 

ENGAGEMENT CALENDARS

CATEGORY CHAIRMAN: Joan Eccard
2152 Arnold Palmer Dr., Shallotte, 28470;
910-­‐755-­‐7582; joan.eccard@gmail.com

50. SCROLL: ENGAGEMENT CALENDAR AWARD (SALES)
Awarded to the club selling the largest number of calendars per club member, as determined by State Headquarters.

51. SCROLL: ENGAGEMENT CALENDAR PHOTO AWARD
A. For the best color photo of a floral design used in the calendar as determined by Category Chairman.
B. For the best non-­‐design color photo used in the calendar as determined by Category Chairman.

CLUB/COUNCIL HISTORY

(Refer to “Club History Book of Evidence”; must be for the calendar year, not the club’s year.)
APPLY TO CATEGORY CHAIRMAN: Beverly Shearon
4325 Galax Drive, Raleigh 27612; 919-782-1062/cell 919-971-4574
bshearon2@nc.rr.com

55. AWARD FOR BEST ONE YEAR CLUB HISTORY
Donor: ____________
$25.00 awarded to a club for the best one-year history. Book of Evidence required.

56. AWARD FOR BEST ONE YEAR COUNCIL HISTORY
Donor: Robin Weisner
$25.00 awarded to a Council for the best one-year Council history. Book of Evidence required.

57. RUTH MERTZ AWARD FOR BEST FIVE YEAR HISTORY
Donor: Nancy Wilson
$25.00 awarded to a club for the best five-year history. Book of Evidence required.

58. AWARD FOR THE BEST TWENTY-FIVE YEAR HISTORY
Donor: Brenda Crocker
$25.00 awarded to a club for the best twenty-five-year history. Book of Evidence required.

59. JERRY MONCRIEF AWARD FOR BEST FIFTY YEAR HISTORY
Donor: Cindy Findley
$25.00 awarded to a club for the best fifty-year history. Book of Evidence required.

60. LEAKSVILLE GARDEN CLUB AWARD FOR BEST SEVENTY-FIVE YEAR HISTORY
Donor: Mrs. Burton W. Younts
$25.00 awarded to a club for the best seventy‐five-year history. Book of Evidence required.

Club History Book of Evidence

A club history is the combination of a narrative account and a collection of pictures, newspaper clippings, etc.
A one-year history shall cover the most recently completed club calendar year. A five, ten or twenty‐five-year history shall cover the most recently completed years. Club histories must meet state specifications and follow the rules for GCNC awards. (Exception: No limitation to a specific number of pages.)

Contents:

1. On the cover, list the club name, town, district (Arabic numerals, 1, 2, etc.) and period covered.
2. On the Title page, list the club name, town, district, period covered, names and addresses of the president, and person compiling the information. State number of members.
3. On subsequent pages, in order, list:

a. Purpose of club
b. Brief narrative of founding, including date, place, names of charter members (if available), officers and other information of interest.
c. List names of presidents for period covered.
d. List programs, speakers, and any other pertinent information for each year covered.
e. List projects, giving descriptions, member participation and photographs, if available. Projects listed should have benefited the community.
f. List awards or recognitions.
g. List members who are, or have been, officers and/or chairmen of GCNC, SAR, or NGC.
h. List GCNC, SAR, and NGC life members.
i. List members who are NGC Accredited Flower Show Judges or Landscape Design Consultants.
j. Give a summary of each year’s activities. All items should be listed in chronological order.

4. Send Book of Evidence, with completed Application, to the Category Chairman by December 1.

EDUCATION

 

APPLY TO CATEGORY CHAIRMAN: Teresa Langley
1425 North King Charles Rd., Raleigh 27510; 919-829-3881
teresa.langley@gmail.com

65. PEGGY POLAK AWARD FOR YOUTH EDUCATION
Donor: Woodland Garden Club
$25.00 awarded to a club providing education for a youth garden club/s in any setting, i.e., classroom, daycare, 4-­‐H or Scouts. (SAR #25; NGC #YR-2)

 

66. CHARLOTTE COUNCIL EDUCATION AWARD
Donor: Charlotte Council of Garden Clubs
$50.00 awarded for the best horticulture or environmental project/s that provides education to the public. This could include but is not limited to: seminars, workshops, programs, establishment of educational programs for a group, etc.

 

67. THE SYLVIA GATZY AWARD
Donor: Chapel Hill Garden Club
$25.00 awarded to a club member or a senior club reporting the most outstanding mentoring project. This may include, but is not limited to, mentoring youth garden groups, school groups, floral designers or those interested in horticulture. * *3 page GCNC Application required.

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS

APPLY TO CATEGORY CHAIRMAN: Maggie Larson
305 Fairwinds Dr., Cary 27518; 919-­‐233-­‐8280; maggielarson44@att.net

 

71. CONSERVATION AWARD
Donor: Sarah Johns
$25.00 awarded to a club for the most comprehensive work and/or studies in conservation and promotion of conservation. This award may also be given for Energy Awareness Programs. (SAR #5; SAR #21 if Water Conservation)

 

72. ELEANOR YATES NATURE CONSERVANCY AWARD
Donor: Sue Scull
$25.00 awarded to the club reporting the largest contribution by the club or an individual member to the Nature Conservancy. All contributions must be channeled through the Nature Conservancy Chairman, Bootsie Seabrook, and State Headquarters. Winner determined by Nature Conservancy Chairman and state records.

 

73. MARGARET HOLTON ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD
Donor: Mary Lou Goodman
$25.00 awarded to the club submitting the most outstanding program and/or project promoting protection of North Carolina water, land or air quality. (SAR #5; SAR #21 is Water Conservation)

 

74. THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY AWARD
Donor: Old Salem Garden Club
$25.00 awarded to the club presenting or having a program relating to the Blue Ridge Parkway. These programs may be about wildflowers; invasive species; butterflies; the history and/or preservation of the Parkway; or any other topic that relates to the Blue Ridge Parkway and/or plants that are found in the area. Example: a program such as wildflowers may not deal directly with the Parkway but must be relevant to it. (Possibly SAR #14 and NGC #CS-1, NGC # NPW-1B)

 

FLOWER SHOWS

 

APPLY TO CATEGORY CHAIRMAN: Mary Lou Goodman
1030 Friendship Road, Statesville 28625,
704-­‐876-­‐3922, marylougoodman@hotmail.com

REFER TO RULES/REQUIREMENTS AS PUBLISHED IN THE HANDBOOK FOR FLOWER SHOWS TO COMPILE THE REQUIRED BOOK OF EVIDENCE

80. GREENSBORO COUNCIL FLOWER SHOW AWARD
Donor: Greensboro Council of Garden Clubs
$25.00 awarded to a club reporting the best Standard Flower Show and/or House and Garden Tour. Book of Evidence required.

 

81. LAWNDALE GARDEN CLUB FLOWER SHOW AWARD
Donors: Lawndale Garden Club
$25.00 awarded for the best Standard Flower Show sponsored by two or more garden clubs located near each other or a council composed of five or less clubs. All requirements for a Standard Flower Show as set forth in the Handbook for Flower Shows, 2007 Edition, the award description and rules must have been met by both schedule and application.

Book of Evidence required.

82. SHIRLEY VALENTINE CREATIVE HOLIDAY FLOWER SHOW AWARD
Donor: Waynesville Garden Club
$50.00 awarded to a club or council for the best Standard Holiday Flower Show with creative staging and a creative schedule. Any holiday may be represented. Book of Evidence required.

 

83. COUNCIL STANDARD FLOWER SHOW AWARD
Donor: The Charlotte/West Piedmont Judges Club
$25.00 awarded to a council for the best Standard Flower Show sponsored by a Garden Club Council. The Show shall have five or more classes of design and horticulture and one or more of the recommended division exhibits. Quality in all divisions must be indicated. Book of Evidence required.

 

84. SCROLL: BEST STANDARD FLOWER SHOW SCHEDULE WITHOUT FINANCIAL AID.
Schedule required. (SAR #15)

 

85. SCROLL: BEST STANDARD FLOWER SHOW SCHEDULE WITH FINANCIAL AID Schedule required. (SAR #15)

 

86. SCROLL: FLOWER SHOW AWARD
Scroll awarded to a club or council with the best entry for a NGC Flower Show award not submitted to NGC after judging by the State Awards Committee. Scroll awarded only if merited. Awards Committee makes decision from Flower Show entries. No additional Book of Evidence or application required

 

87. MARGE COMER HORTICULTURE DIVISION AWARD
Donor: Coastal Garden Club
In honor of founding member and first club president. $25.00 awarded to a club for a schedule with correct scientific nomenclature of horticulture classes, number of horticulture entries and the number of correctly labeled entries. The award shall be based on percentage of entries and correct nomenclature. Horticulture schedule required.

 

88. SMALL STANDARD FLOWER SHOW AWARD
Donor: The Judges Council of The Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc.
$25.00 awarded to a member club for the best Small Standard Flower Show that meets all requirements of NGC. (A Small-Standard Flower Show is defined in the Handbook for Flower Shows). Book of Evidence required.

 

GARDEN /COUNCIL CENTERS

APPLY TO CATEGORY CHAIRMAN: Beverly Cooper
1128 Westridge Rd., Greensboro 27410; 336-­‐854-­‐0408 c/336-­‐312-­‐0313;
bevcooper91744@gmail.com

91. ETHEL DAUGHTRIDGE GARDEN CENTER AWARD
Donor: Rocky Mount Garden Club
$25.00 awarded to the Council/Garden Center with the most educational value to the public. This may be an exhibit space in a public area that disseminates information of benefit to the community on flower arranging, horticulture, etc. Suggested exhibit areas may be in libraries, businesses, educational centers, etc.

92. JACKIE RODGERS COUNCIL AWARD (6 CLUBS OR LESS)
Donor: Cindy Weisner
$25.00 awarded to the council composed of six or less clubs, with 100% membership in The Garden Club of North
Carolina, Inc., reporting the most complete and well rounded program in garden club work.

93. COUNCIL AWARD (7-­‐20 CLUBS)
Donor: Charlotte Council of Garden Clubs
$25.00 awarded to the council composed of 7-­‐20 clubs, with 100% membership in The Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc., reporting the most complete and well rounded program in garden club work.

94. COUNCIL AWARD (21 OR MORE CLUBS)
Donor: Anne Brown
$25.00 awarded to the council composed of 21 or more clubs with 100% membership in The Garden Club of North
Carolina, Inc., reporting the most complete and well-­‐rounded program in garden club work.

GARDEN THERAPY

APPLY TO CATEGORY CHAIRMAN: Jo Lasker
253 Riverwood Dr., Brown Summit 27214; 336-342-7448
jolasker@bellsouth.net

100. MARY PARDUE BOST GARDEN THERAPY AWARD
Donor: Mary Bost
$25.00 awarded to a club reporting the most outstanding project among a group of children who have received therapeutic values in gardening or horticulture.

101. HERITAGE OF DURHAM AWARD FOR GARDEN THERAPY
Donor: Heritage Garden Club
$25.00 awarded to a club reporting the best garden club activity with the handicapped. Evidence must show that the handicapped have actually participated in the work. (SAR #6)

102. THE ASHEVILLE GARDEN CLUB AWARD FOR GARDEN THERAPY
Donor: Ashville Garden Club
$25.00 awarded to the garden club reporting the best project of service for an activity with handicapped, shut-­‐ins, lonely and/or sick people of all ages.

103. GARDEN THERAPY AWARD
Donor: Edgecombe Garden Club
$25.00 awarded to a club who has helped restore a public or private garden, a city entrance or park that has been destroyed by a disaster such as fire, tornado, hurricane or flood.

104. ALTA KORNEGAY AWARD FOR GARDEN THERAPY
Donor: Brenda Crocker
$25.00 awarded to a club reporting the best garden club related program involving senior adults. The senior adults must not be members of the applying club and must participate in the program.

105. Dr. James Atkins Garden Therapy Colors for Cure
Donor: Darene Fann Honeycutt in honor of Dr. James Atkins
$25.00 awarded to the club that plants a new garden at an oncology center or hospital that best promotes awareness of the fight against cancer. Evidence must show that cancer victims and/or survivors, their families and/or friends have actually participated in the work. May be a container garden. Must be a one-­‐year project with plantings made in the current garden club year (SAR #105)

GARDENS OF AMERICA – HISTORIC PRESERVATION

APPLY TO CATEGORY CHAIRMAN: Sandi Dabrowski
265 Mailman Road, Knightdale, 27545-8427; 919-266-3507
sandidnc@msn.com

110. POLLY BENNETT CONSERVATION AND PRESERVATION AWARD

Donor: Mary Ann Spainhour
$25.00 awarded to a club, council or group of clubs for completion of a unit of an historic preservation project such as the restoration of a park, trail, cemetery, and/or grounds around an historic building. (SAR #110)

111. HANNAH MCMILLAN MEMORIAL GARDENS AWARD
Donor: Bobbie Britt
$25.00 awarded to the club submitting the best report on a memorial garden or planting. This may be a new project or development and maintenance of an established garden or planting.

112. CAPE FEAR GARDEN CLUB 60TH ANNIVERSARY AWARD
Donor: Cape Fear Garden Club
$25.00 awarded to a garden club, group of clubs or Council for organizing and administering the most outstanding garden tour with at least five gardens. The proceeds from the tour must be used for community beautification projects. Application should include number and percentage of club members participating.

HORTICULTURE/COMMUNITY GARDENING

APPLY TO CATEGORY CHAIRMAN: Carolyn Ashbrook
1110 Lafayette Ave., Rocky Mount 27803; 252-­‐442-­‐9311; cashbrook2@suddenlink.net

116. DOT HARMON HORTICULTURE AWARD
Donor: Shorts ‘N’ Jeans Garden Club
$25.00 awarded for the best year round project in growing new plants, excluding dogwood and crape myrtle, with accompanying horticulture studies. Report must show how information gained was used for club and community education and/or civic beautification.

117. WESTRIDGE GARDENERS HERB AWARD
Donor: Westridge Gardeners Garden Club
$25.00 awarded to the garden club reporting the most originality in fulfilling the following requirements:

A. Club programs that include study of uses for herbs, history of herbs, and a visit to an herb garden with
B. The majority of membership participating and growing at least three different herbs.

118. DOROTHY SECREST POPE AWARD
Donor: Four Seasons Garden Club of Lillington $25.00 awarded to the club, or individual member, using art in any form to enhance the knowledge of horticulture and gardening. Examples may include, but are not limited to, art in flower shows, student art, or art in the garden. Applications must include a description of how art was used in the project and how it enhanced knowledge of horticulture and gardening. At least two photos are required.

LANDSCAPE DESIGN

APPLY TO CATEGORY CHAIRMAN: Linda McLendon
115 Cedar St., Dudley 28333; 919-736-1255
mclendonl@nc.rrr.com

(All Landscape Design awards require landscape plans. They do not have to be professionally drawn.)

121. PAT RODGERS LANDSCAPE DESIGN AWARD
Donor: Charlotte Council of Garden Clubs
$25.00 awarded to a club for the best landscape design project. Before and after photographs, a landscape design plan and accomplishments should be included in the APPLICATION. This award may be given for a continuing project or completed project.

122. ANNIE HORNE LITTLE AWARD FOR CHURCH GARDEN
Donor: Robin Weisner
$50.00 awarded to an individual member, a club or a group of garden clubs that has promoted the planning and/or planting of a church or a synagogue garden. The appropriateness of the garden will be the major consideration; however, plantings, paved terraces, outdoor altar, barbecue facilities, etc. will be taken into consideration. A sketch or architect’s plan, indicating proportion and materials used, together with at least one photograph of the garden must accompany application. (SAR #16; individuals may apply for NGC #L-6)

123. LANDSCAPE CONSULTANTS AWARD
Donor: Landscape Design Consultants
$25.00 awarded to a council or group of clubs for the best designed landscape project. Before and after photographs, a landscape design plan, and all accomplishments should be included in the Book of Evidence. This award may be for a continuing or completed project.

124. LANDSCAPE DESIGN AWARD
Donor: Maggie Larson
$25.00 awarded to a single club for the best completed, designed landscape project of one or two-year duration. Before and after photographs, a landscape design plan, and all accomplishments should be included in the Application.

125. CARY GARDEN CLUB LANDSCAPE AWARD
Donor: Cary Garden Club
$25.00 awarded to the club, 24 members or less, completing the most outstanding beautification project at a public school or public building in a one-year project. (SAR #10)

126. LAKE TRACE GARDEN CLUB LANDSCAPE AWARD
Donor: The Lake Trace Garden Club
$25 awarded to the garden club, 25 members or more, completing the most outstanding beautification project at a public school or public building in a one-year project. *This differs from Award # 125 in that it is for a club with 25 or more members rather than 24 or less. (SAR # 10)

Note: Read the SAR #4 award description to see if your GCNC Landscape Design Award application could also be used for SAR #4. GCNC #121 & #125 may be good choices, as well as GCNC #24.

LIFE MEMBERSHIP

APPLY TO CATEGORY CHAIRMAN: Faye Canupp,
2616 Ladley Court, Charlotte 28226; 336-469-4674; RNGRAMMY69@GMAIL.COM

131. SCROLL: BEST LIFE MEMBERSHIP REPORT
Awarded for the best report from a club or council outlining gardening activities ONLY of the recipient over a period of years. Maximum two pages, typed, double space. Written Report required.

132. SCROLL: BEST LIFE MEMBERSHIP PROJECT
Awarded for the best report from a club or council, covering a project/s designed and executed for the purpose of obtaining life membership/s in the current year. Maximum 2 pages, typed, double spaced. Written Report required.

133. SCROLL: DISTRICT PRESENTING LARGEST NUMBER OF “NEW” NGC LIFE MEMBERSHIPS
Determined from the report of the Life Membership Chairman.”

134. SCROLL: DISTRICT PRESENTING LARGEST NUMBER OF NEW GCNC LIFE MEMBERSHIPS
Determined from the report of the Life Membership Chairman.

135. SCROLL: DISTRICT PRESENTING LARGEST NUMBER OF NEW SAR LIFE MEMBERSHIP
Determined from the report of the Life Membership Chairman. (SAR #23 is awarded at the SAR Convention to the state with the most new memberships).
*Note: NGC Award #MP-8 is presented to the state gaining the most National Life Members during the award year (pro-rated).

LITTER CONTROL/RECYCLING

APPLY TO CATEGORY CHAIRMAN: Martha Sanderford
3412 Cheek Rd., Durham 27704; 919-680-0105H/919-632-1687c
jsanderford2@nc.rr.com

141. RECLAIM, RECYCLE AND REUSE OUR NATURAL RESOURCES
Donor: Martha Sanderford
$ 50.00 awarded for the most comprehensive recycling/reclamation activity/project. Report should include type of organization used to collect recyclable materials, public involvement, member participation percentage, costs, profits, and amount of materials collected for recycling with publicity photos.

142. MARJORIE FARMER O’KEEFFE AWARD
Donor: Nancy McLean and Jane Owen Barbot
$25.00 awarded to a club or council presenting the most outstanding educational activity/project on litter control.

143. MARGIE O’KEEFFE AWARD FOR LITTER CONTROL
Donor: Marjorie Castleberry
$25.00 awarded to a club reporting the most outstanding litter control project.

144. New Award: LINDA SCHMITT HOLIDAY DECORATION AWARD
Donor: Hillsborough Garden Club
$25 award for the best holiday decoration of a public or historic building by a garden club, using recycled/uncycled/reclaimed materials in creative and fun ways.

MEMBERSHIP

CATEGORY CHAIRMAN: Brenda Crocker
PO Box 7847, Rocky Mount 27804; 252-443-6513
bcrocker3358@embarqmail.com

150. SCROLL: DISTRICT WITH THE LARGEST NUMBER OF NEW CLUBS
Awarded to the district reporting the largest number of new clubs. This award is determined from the report of the State Membership Chairman.

YOUTH MEMBERSHIP AWARD

CATEGORY CHAIRMAN: Betty Gorrie
182 Corn Tassel Trail, Stoneville 27048; 336-623-0633
bettys_garden@hotmail.com

152. SCROLL: YOUTH MEMBERSHIP AWARD
Awarded to the club with the largest membership in a NEW youth garden club. This award is to be determined from the report of the Youth Garden Club Chairman.

NATIONAL GARDEN WEEK

APPLY TO CATEGORY CHAIRMAN: Tamra Thomas
660 Kingsbury Circle, Winston-Salem, NC 27106-5711; 336-748-1339
tamrathomas@triad.rr.com

155. NATIONAL GARDEN WEEK AWARD
Donor: Sandra Dutton
$25.00 awarded to a club or council for the most outstanding program, display or gardening activity promoting National Garden Week. Emphasis should be on community awareness throughout the week. Pictures, programs and/or other publicity should be included. (SAR #11)

PROGRAMS

APPLY TO CATEGORY CHAIR: Frances Eder
613 West Wilson Creek Dr., New Bern 28562; 252-634-4114
minfrances@gmail.com

160. MARY ELLEN PENN DESIGN PROGRAM AWARD
Donor: Blue Ridge Garden Club
$25.00 awarded for the most outstanding program given by a garden club, using the elements and principles of design and how they relate to art.

161. GEORGIA MIXON PROGRAM AWARD
Donor: Georgia B. Mixon
$25.00 awarded to the individual member or members of a club submitting the most outstanding program to be placed in the Program Lending File. Program required. (SAR # 12B)

162. SLIDE, POWER POINT, VIDEO PROGRAM AWARD
Donor: Wildwood Garden Club
$25.00 awarded to the individual or club submitting the most outstanding program with slides, power point, or video to be placed in the Program Lending File. Program required. (SAR #12A)

163. YOUTH GARDENERS PROGRAM AWARD
Donor: Garden Club of the Sandhills
$25.00, in honor of Barbara Boyce, former leader of Butterflies Youth Gardeners of Greensboro, awarded for the best program for a youth garden club, prepared and submitted by a senior garden club or by a member of a senior garden
club.

164. THE MARY JANE KNIGHT YOUTH PROGRAM AWARD
Donor: Garden Club of the Sandhills
$25.00 awarded for a youth program presented by a senior garden club or individual member.

PRESS BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS

 

APPLY TO CATEGORY CHAIRMAN:
Marcia Loudon
P.O. Box 4, Semora, NC 27343; (919)338-3957
Gmama4@gmail.com

170. MARGIE O’KEEFE PUBLICITY PRESS BOOK AWARD
Donor: Marjorie Castleberry $50.00 awarded for the best publicity press book. Press Book required. State winners will be forwarded to SAR for Award #27. Please provide contact information.

DUE DATES:

  • To Press Books and Publication Category Chairman by January 1st (see contact information above)
  • Category Chairman to State Awards Chairman by January 15th
  • State Awards Chairman sends first place winners in each category to SAR Awards Chairman by January 25th
  • SAR Awards Chairman sends names only of first place winners in each category to NGC Awards Committee.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR PREPARING PUBLICITY PRESS BOOK:

 

1. Label on outside cover: number and name of GCNC award, category, name of club/s, city and state.

2. Submit in green report cover or folder; 8½ x11” or 9×12”. No heavy scrapbooks or oversized 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 fliers for one-time event, or any printed publication clippings (Example: Your state or regional official publication, The National Gardener, etc.), 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. Judges take into consideration the difficulty in securing newspaper publicity.

4. No page numbering of Table of Contents needed. Affix contents in chronological order: January 1 through December 31.

5. Clippings evenly cut. No loosed clippings permitted.

6. Each published item must contain the name of 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.

7. Articles should include who, what, when, where, etc., where applicable; publicity should relate to organization’s or individual’s projects and/or activities; promotion of NGC objectives and goals.

 

SCALE OF POINTS FOR NGC AWARD #44 PRESS BOOK AWARD

 

Presentation: Meets all requirements, neatly presented 15 points

Quality: Articles well written; publicity related to projects and/or activities 40 points

Quantity: Articl es for each month (take in consideration dark months), us of varied publications and media (newspaper coverage is difficult, especially in larger cities), magazines, newsletters, notices/fliers, journals, etc. 25 points

Diversity: Local, council, district, state, national, other 20 points

TOTAL 100 Points

 

171. SCROLL: PUBLICATIONS
Awarded to single garden clubs for the best entries in Categories 1 and 2. Must be published at least three times a year under one editorship or management. Publication size must be 8.5 x 11” or 8.5 x 14”. Notices and fliers for one-time events do not qualify. Submit only three issues. (SAR #9; NGC #PUB-1, 2B, 3B, 4B)

 

Category 1. Newsletter: 1-12 pages Category 2. Magazine: More than 12 pages

 

Eligibility for Categories 1 and 2: A. Single Garden Clubs

i. Small club: 29 members or less
ii. Medium club: 30-99 members
iii. Large club: 100 members or more

172. WEBSITE AWARD
Donor: Marcia Loudon

$25 awarded to winner for the most outstanding website promoting GCNC, SAR, and NGC objectives. Provide on the GCNC Awards Application form: club website, address, who maintains the site, how often updated, and cost. Ease of navigation will indicate whether the site was professionally designed or designed and managed by club member(s). (SAR #22; NGC #MP-3A) SCALE OF POINTS FOR WEBSITE JUDGING:

 

Presentation: Design/Appearance; attractive, engaging, easy to view, layout 25 points

Navigation: Ease of navigation, navigation system (bar, map, etc.) logical flow of pages, clear page headers, links active 35 points

Achievement: Club, group information present/easy to find, educational 20 points

Promotion: Promotes GCNC, SAR, and NGC objectives 10 points

Maintenance: Does it appear to be updated? 10 points

Total 100 POINTS

 

173. JENNIFER CORSER BLOG AND SOCIAL MEDIA AWARD
Donor: Marcia Loudon
$25.00 for the winner for the most outstanding social media site promoting GCNC ,SAR and NGC objectives. Provide on the GCNC Awards Application Form your media address, who maintains the site, how often updated and cost. Ease of navigation will be considered while judging from the site. You must indicate whether the site was professionally designed or designed and managed by club member/members.

 

SCALE OF POINTS FOR WEBSITE JUDGING:

Presentation: Design/Appearance; attractive, engaging, easy to view, layout 25 points

Navigation: Variety of topics relating to local, regional, and state activities and events 35 points

Achievement: Club/Group information present/easy to find, educational 20 points

Promotion: Promotes GCNC, SAR, & NGC objectives 10 points

Maintenance: Does it appear to be updated? 10 points

Total 100 points

Scholarships

CATEGORY CHAIRMAN: Judy Barnes
3616 Schoolhouse Ln. Charlotte, 28226 704-553-1413:
ncgardenjudy@gmail.com sdromms@carolina.rr.com

175. GAIL HILL AWARD
Donor: Gail Hill
$25.00 awarded to the club providing the largest financial contribution, in proportion to the membership (amount of contribution divided by the number of members), to the Scholarship Fund. All contributions must be channeled through State Headquarters and determined by the State Treasurer’s records.

176. JUDY BARNES SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
Donor: Judy Barnes
$25.00 awarded to the club which has contributed the most money per member to a student/s attending a North Carolina two or four-­‐year university or college, public or private. The student must be majoring in an area that meets the mission statement of The Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc. The donation may be given to the institution itself for scholarship purposes. The winner will be determined by dividing the amount of dollars by the number of members. A one-­‐page application listing the amount/s, date of the donation/s, and the institution/s and/or student/s receiving the donation must be submitted. The year of the donation must be the academic year preceding the submitting of the
application for the award. For example: for an award presentation in 2014, the academic year would be June 1, 2012 to
May 31, 2013. (This differs from Award # 175 in that the donations are to specific institutions or students rather than the GCNC Scholarship Fund.)

TREES

APPLY TO CATEGORY CHAIRMAN: Charlotte Croft
725 N. Pine Valley Rd., Winston-Salem 27106; 336-416-4871
cchudgens@mindspring.com

180. SHORTS ‘N JEANS AWARD FOR DOGWOOD – CRAPE MYRTLE PLANTING
Donor: Jackie Dellinger
$25.00 awarded to the club planting the largest number of dogwood and/or crape myrtle trees, and/or selling the largest number to others. Winners determined from Horticulture section of Annual Club Reports.

181. BARBARA WILLIAMS LEE TREE AWARD
Donor: Statesville Garden Council
$25.00 awarded to the club and/or individual who promotes the preservation of existing tress and/or the planting of trees other than dogwood and crape myrtle.

182. HANNAH MCNEIL MCMILLAN ARBOR DAY AWARD
Donor: Red Springs Garden Club
$25.00 awarded to a club of 25 members or less for the most outstanding Arbor Day activities.

183. ARBOR DAY AWARD
Donor: Robin Weisner
$25.00 awarded to a single club of 26 members or more for the most outstanding Arbor Day activities.
*GCNC Award applications for #180-183 may qualify for SAR Award # 1. Clubs must complete SAR application.

WILDFLOWERS/NATIVE PLANTS

APPLY TO CATEGORY CHAIRMAN: Andrea Lewis
771 Cornelius St., Hillsborough 27282; 919-732-6762
andrealewisandrea771@hotmail.com

190. WILDFLOWER/NATIVE PLANTS GARDEN AWARD
Donor: Marilyn Wright
$25.00 awarded to an individual, a club or group of clubs planting a public or private wildflower/native plant garden. Newspaper clippings not required.

 

YEARBOOK AWARDS

APPLY TO CATEGORY CHAIRMAN: Judy Ferguson
1201 Camp Branch Rd., Waynesville 28786; 828-456-6944
JLK21@charter.net

*This is a GCNC, SAR, & NGC Award
See section below on Judging Yearbooks: *ABSOLUTE DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 1

195. ELMA K. PORTER BOWDEN YEARBOOK AWARD
Donor: Elma Porter Bowden
$25.00 awarded for the most outstanding yearbook by a club of 71 members or more.

196. ETHEL DAUGHTRIDGE YEARBOOK AWARD
Donor: Margaret Barnes
$25.00 awarded for the most outstanding yearbook by a club of 40-­‐70 members.

197. CATHERINE WILLIAMS YEARBOOK AWARD
Donor: Phebe Kirkman
$25.00 awarded for the most outstanding yearbook by a club of 25-­‐39 members.

198. RUSTY VAN PELT YEARBOOK AWARD
Donor: Greensboro Council of Garden Clubs
$25.00 awarded for the most outstanding yearbook by a club of 18-­‐24 members.

199. LILA PETERSEN YEARBOOK AWARD
Donor: Mary Ann Spainhour
$25.00 awarded for the most outstanding yearbook from a club of 11-17 members.

200. COUNCIL YEARBOOK AWARD
Donor: Barbara Walters
$25.00 awarded for the most outstanding Council yearbook.

201. BEVERLY SHEARON YEARBOOK AWARD
Donor: Beverly Shearon
$25.00 awarded for the most outstanding yearbook by a club of 10 or less members.

 

JUDGING YEARBOOKS

Preliminary judging for State Yearbooks takes place in the District competition. Ribbons are given to the best entries in the Yearbook Award categories listed above. (Districts provide ribbons for district competition.) District ribbon winners are announced at the district meetings.
District winners are not automatically state winners. *PLEASE remove all ribbons before mailing to the category chair! If submitting loose pages (used in binders), please do not use a binder clip as these tend to slip off during the judging process. Please secure the pages with a simple piece of ribbon or a binder ring.

DISTRICT COMPETITION

1. ALL YEARBOOKS SUBMITTED FOR AWARDS MUST HAVE BEEN ENTERED AND WON IN THE DISTRICT COMPETITION.
2. One copy of the Yearbook, accompanied by one copy of the properly completed “Application for State Award”
forms are submitted to the District Awards Chairman.
3. District Competition Deadline: Set by the District or two weeks prior to the District Meeting. District Directors shall inform club presidents of the deadline and the name and address of the District Chairman.

STATE COMPETITION

1. BLUE RIBBON WINNERS IN DISTRICT COMPETITION ARE SUBMITTED BY THE DISTRICT YEARBOOK CHAIRMAN OR THE DISTRICT DIRECTOR TO THE STATE YEARBOOK CHAIRMAN FOR JUDGING AT THE STATE LEVEL. State Winners are submitted to The South Atlantic Region for judging by the state awards chair; do NOT submit yearbook entries directly to SAR. All SAR winners receive a certificate and recognition at the NGC convention.
2. State Competition Deadline for yearbooks is November 1st; no exceptions! Judging is a lengthy process and deadlines to SAR must be met.

 

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