Awards

AWARDS

ELIGIBILITY – Federated Garden Clubs or groups of clubs within the Federation are eligible to apply for State, Central Region and National Awards. Youth Gardeners must be sponsored by a Senior Federated Garden Club or individual members of a Senior Federated Garden Club in order to be eligible for State Awards.

AWARD YEAR – Awards are given for work completed within the calendar year—January 1 to December 31.

STATE AWARDS – FGCM Awards are offered for Flower Shows, Club Projects, Publications and Youth and Special Projects which are judged by the appropriate State Awards Chairman from Applications and/or Books of Evidence received by November 30. Yearbooks to District Awards Chairman by February 1. (3/2020)

EXCEPTION – Christmas Flower Show Applications with Books of Evidence, Publicity Application Awards and Award of Honor Nominations are to be received by December 20.

Winning entries are forwarded by the State Awards Chairmen to the respective NGC Awards Chairmen for National judging. A complete list of entries from each state must be included with the NGC submissions.

State Awards are announced during the Annual State Convention and published annually. Winning entries are forwarded by the State Awards Chairmen to the publisher of the Awards Booklet, appointed by the State President, and are available at the Annual State Convention. Chairmen may award cash, where applicable, and first (blue), second (red) and third (yellow) places, when merited. Cash awards will be divided equally in the event of tie.

AWARD APPLICATIONS

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS – Applications for Awards MUST be made on the Application Form for State Awards which appears in the fall issue of THE GARDEN FORUM and on the website. Application form must accompany the Book of Evidence of supporting data. When a club is applying for a Flower Show Award, advance application must be made to the State Flower Show Chairman thirty (30) days before the show is staged in order to arrange for a Judges’ Evaluation of the Flower Show.

When a club is applying for a Garden Tour Award, advance application must be made to the State Garden Tours Chairman thirty (30) days before the tour date in order to arrange for a Judges’ Evaluation. All Books of Evidence are to be sent to the State Awards Chairman before November 30 with the exception of Christmas Flower Shows which are to be sent before December 20.

Paperclip the STATE Application Form with Yearbook, Projects, Flower Show, Special, Publication and Youth Awards. This Form will be attached to the appropriate place as indicated in award description. The Application Form is published in the Fall Issue of THE GARDEN FORUM and on the State website.

Construction of Book of Evidence or description of project shall present an accurate picture of the Flower Show or Project. Data shall be brief, neat and concise. All script shall be typed, using double or 1 ¾ spacing.

SEE CRITERIA FOR JUDGING—SCALE OF POINTS FOR EACH AWARD MAY BE LISTED OR CONSULT THE NGC WEBSITE: gardenclub.org FOR COMPLETE LISTING OF AWARDS, NEEDED FORMAT AND JUDGING SCALE OF POINTS.

STATE AWARDS CHAIRMAN – First place winners in each category must be sent by mail or email by the State Awards Chairman to the NGC Awards Chairman to arrive no later than January 15, or to the Awards Committee member designated in the rules. Exceptions noted.

NATIONAL AWARDS (NGC) – All National Award applications are made by the State Awards Chairman. To be eligible for National Competition, an application must comply with National requirements. Descriptions of National Awards appears in the September-October issue of THE NATIONAL GARDENER at the beginning of each administration (the odd-numbered year) and on the NGC website, with corrections and additions printed at the beginning of each new term. These Awards are listed under Awards on the NGC website. Clubs interested in being eligible for a National Garden Club Award shall study and comply with the requirements published in these issues. NGC Awards are announced at the NGC Annual Convention.

NATIONAL PRESIDENT’S PROJECT AWARD AND CENTRAL REGION AWARDS – Applications may be sent directly to the appropriate person by clubs. Please check websites for requirements, application format and winning recipients.

1. AWARDS YEAR January 1 to December 31. This applies to all Projects submitted with the three-page NGC Application Form. All awards may be presented annually, if merited. Any exceptions will be noted.

2. ELIGIBILITY Only National Garden Clubs are eligible to apply for NGC awards unless otherwise stated in the award description.

3. APPLICATIONS FORMS – NGC has an Application Form and procedure for applying for awards. The Application Form contains topics to be addressed along with any supporting photographs.

- There is a three (3) page limit, using only the front page. Exceptions noted.

- Binders and vinyl sheet protectors are no longer required or allowed. Exceptions noted.

- Applications will not be returned.

- Applications may be submitted electronically or by hard copy to the State Awards Chairman and National Awards Chairman where applicable.

- Forms are available on the NGC website: gardenclub.org and from State Awards Chairman.

NGC NOTE – A BOOK OF EVIDENCE Should Be Prepared for the Following Only:

A. Member Award of Honor – Not to exceed Three (3) Pages

B. Flower Show Achievement Awards – Ten (10) Pages Only, to Total 20 pp. Front & Back (3/2020)

PREPARING A BOOK OF EVIDENCE

A Book of Evidence is the compilation of facts and information related to a Project or a Flower Show.

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

1. Construction of Book of Evidence should present an accurate picture of the Project or Show. Data should be brief, neat and concise. Material should be attached securely to pages. For Project Award: A maximum of three (3) page limit, using only front of the page. (EXCEPTION: Publications have no page limit.) Flower Show Achievement Awards – Ten (10) pages only, to total 20 pp., Front and Back. (3/2020)

2. One completed Application Form (fall issue of THE GARDEN FORUM) should be attached to the front of the Book of Evidence with a paper clip for easy removal.

3. All script must be typed – Use double or 1 ½ spacing.

4. Important: Be BRIEF AND CONCISE. Organize your evidence in a logical manner.

5. Anyone applying for an award that may be submitted to NGC should contact the FGCM Flower Show Chairman for the proper Flower Show Application Form and the State Awards Chairman for the proper Projects Application Form.

AWARD OF HONOR — The Highest State Honor for Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri, Inc.members, whose volunteer efforts, during a period of five or more years, have made outstanding contributions to club and community in one or more of the following areas: Conservation, Design, Garden Therapy, Horticulture, Landscape Design, Youth Activities and/or All-Around Excellence.

Any member of a Federated Missouri Garden Club who has never served as a member of NGC Board of Directors is eligible for this award. State Presidents are ineligible.

SEND BOOK OF EVIDENCE FOR NOMINATION TO YOUR STATE AWARD OF HONOR CHAIRMAN. DEADLINE: DECEMBER 20

Book of Evidence shall not exceed three (3) typed pages (with the exception of Flower Shows and Publicity Press Books), and is to be secured in a folder with no loose pages. To Include:

A. Title Page

1. Name of Your State Federation and Region

2. Area/s of Nominee’s Outstanding Contribution/s

3. Nominee’s Name, Complete Mailing Address and Phone Number

4. Nominee’s Garden Club/s

5. Sponsoring Club with Club President’s Name, Mailing Address and Signature

B. A Short, Typed Description of Nominee’s Accomplishments

C. Supporting Information

1. Maximum Two (2) Page Outline Listing Accomplishments of Nominee – Offices and Chairmanships held, etc.

2. A Picture of Nominee (minimum 3”x 5” – prefer 5”x 7” reproduction quality) Nominee’s Name and mailing address MUST be on the back; to prevent damage use an adhesive label. Place picture in a self-addressed mailing envelope.

SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS – FLOWER SHOWS

Requirements of Preparing a Book of Evidence for Flower Show Achievement Award – Please refer to NGC HANDBOOK FOR FLOWER SHOWS, REVISED 2017 and the NGC website: gardenclub.org for detailed information.

A. Use a theme folder. Attach envelope to inside back cover for Schedule and Evaluation Forms. Book shall be a maximum of 10 pages with 20 surfaces, front and back. Use clear protective page, except for State Application Form.

B. The Title Page should begin three (3) inches down and include: the name of State Garden Club; the name of applicant (Club, Council, District, or State) with complete address (President or Director); total membership at the time of the show; number of members exhibiting in the show; number of non-members exhibiting in the show and a brief description of the show.

C. For Complete Content required for the Book of Evidence, see NGC HANDBOOK OF FLOWER SHOWS, REVISED 2017 and the NGC website: gardenclub.org Include:

1. Title page

2. Table of Contents

3. Description of Show – 300 Words or Less

4. Show Data on Form provided by State Flower Show Chairman

5. Include One Schedule – in Envelope inside Back Cover

6. Photographs – Theme Staging, Top Exhibitor Award, Winning Exhibits, All Pictures Labeled with Descriptions

7. Publicity – Pre- and Post-Show

8. Distinction – Evidence of Creative Staging, Unity and Special Features

9. Conformance to Requirements and Sequential Order

For an NGC Award, the appointed Chairman is encouraged to compile the Book of Evidence for Flower Show Achievement Award and save in .pdf format, then put on a CD/DVD. Any format such as Power Point, Publisher, Word, etc. may be used as long as it is saved in .pdf format. Label should be placed on CD/DVD. Place CD/DVD along with a copy of the Flower Show Schedule, the Awards Application Form Sheets, and Evaluations in an envelope. Submit entry to your State Awards Chairman.

FLOWER SHOW AWARDS —

FOR A COMPLETE LISTING OF ALL STATE AND NATIONAL GARDEN CLUB FLOWER SHOW AWARDS, JUDGING CRITERIA AND DETAILED INFORMATION, PLEASE CONSULT THE SECTION ON FLOWER SHOWS AND THE AWARDS SECTION OF THIS MANUAL, THE NGC HANDBOOK ON FLOWER SHOWS, REVISED 2017 AND THE NGC WEBSITE: gardenclub.org

PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING FOR PROJECTS

- PROJECTS – Complete the FGCM and NGC Application Forms. Submit the original form (three pages, only—Exceptions noted) to your State Awards Chairman by the deadline set by your state. If submitting by mail, include original and one copy. See NGC website for information concerning specific awards and guidelines for Club Projects.

- When the same project is eligible for various awards, submitting exact duplication of the application is not acceptable. A significant change must be evident in the summary regarding the projects.

- Keep one copy of the completed application for your records.

SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROJECT AWARDS

SCALE OF POINTS FOR ALL NGC AWARDS (Exceptions: Promotions, Publications, Yearbooks, Flower Show Achievement Award, and Website, as noted).

5 pts. Presentation – Neat, concise, includes all required information on the NGC Awards Application Form (three (3) pages allowed, front only) or Book of Evidence, if required.

65 pts. Achievement – Scope of project; need and fulfillment; benefit; accomplishment; comprehensiveness of work; activities to attain goals; evaluation of goals reached; educational; prior planning; very brief history if continuing project; financial report; other.

15 pts. Participation – Size of club; involvement: members, community, government agencies, professionals, youth, residents in facilities, others. Not all of these have to be involved.

15 pts. Record or Documentation – Supporting data (as applicable),clear, well-labeled and neatly attached before and after photographs if applicable; landscape plan (does not have to be professionally drawn), financial report, letters of appreciation, community awards, newspaper or magazine articles (if possible), radio or TV script (if possible), etc. Photocopies are permitted.

100 points TOTAL

PUBLICATION AWARDS — Publication Awards are offered at State and National levels for one club, multiple clubs, Councils, District and State publications. Send Publication with Application Form to the respective State Awards Chairmen by October 31.

Ribbons will be awarded for Publications by Categories of Editorial Content. Example: Cookbooks, Manuals, Handbooks, Histories, Newsletters, etc.

Excluded: Notices and Flyers Relative to One-Time Events

PUBLICATIONS – Submit entries for awards in an envelope with one Application Form secured to outside and one enclosed inside envelope if sending by mail. Questions on Application Form must be answered. Details are important. Electronic submissions permitted. Submit entries to your State Awards Chairman by deadline set by state.

Be sure to attach an FGCM Award Application and NGC Award Application if you want it to be considered for an NGC Award. You will need to fill out the State Application Form as part of your three (3) pages.

SCALE OF POINTS FOR EVALUATING PUBLICATIONS

General Character- Informative and/or Educational Value 40 Points

Style and Appearance 40 Points

Readability 20 Points

TOTAL 100 Points

YEARBOOKS — Yearbook Awards are offered at District, State and National levels; rewarding attention to both format and content. Recognition is given at the District Annual Meeting, the State Annual Convention and the NGC Annual Convention.

The NGC Application Form (found on gardenclub.org) with the top portion completed must accompany all Yearbooks. The six (6) questions need not be completed for Yearbooks. Attach the FGCM Application Form to the Yearbook and mail to the DISTRICT YEARBOOK Chairman and other designated people by February 1.

Yearbooks are judged by a District Committee and all Yearbooks scoring 95 or above will be forwarded to the STATE Yearbook Chairman by February 20. The State Yearbook Chairman forwards the winning Yearbook to the Central Region Chairman by March 10 of the following year.

The NGC awards a Certificate of Commendation with First Place recognition may be awarded for outstanding Yearbooks in each of the following categories, determined by number of members, including NGC Life Members, on whom NGC dues are paid. Yearbooks may be accepted for competition on the calendar year or the club year (the same Yearbook may be submitted only one time in awards year). No envelope necessary. State Awards Chairman submits Yearbook winner in each category to the Regional Awards Chairman.

District Awards Chairman shall submit ALL Yearbooks scoring 95 or above to the State Yearbook Awards Chairman for State competition: First (blue), Second (red), and Third (yellow) Places (11-14)

GARDEN CLUB YEARBOOKS are judged at both District and State levels according to the following Categories:

Categories for NGC Award for Yearbooks: Single Member Garden Club

1. Club fewer than 20 members

2. Club 20-29 members

3. Club 30-44 members

4. Club 45-69 members

5. Club 70-99 members

NGC SCALE OF POINTS FOR YEARBOOKS—

#16 A. Single Member Garden Club

FORMAT

2 pts. Book Structure: Practical, convenient size for membership, durable, neat. Yearbooks may be stapled, spiral or 3-ring binders. Material should be well placed with ample margins and font size suitable for members to read.

2 pts. Cover: Include name of club, town, state organization, year and appealing design or photo. If 3-ring binder cover is used, substitute with paper cover and include required information listed above, and so note.

2 pts. Title Page: Include name of club, town, state organization, year, number of dues paying members and affiliated organizations (district, region, NGC). If state and national dues are paid on association/inactive /honorary members, they are counted in total membership.

1 pt. Table of Contents: Number the Yearbook pages and list topics on Table of Contents Page.

Subsequent Pages: In any order most useful to members and 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:

2 pts. Membership Roster: Complete mailing addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses (if applicable). Avoid crowding. Suggestion to save space: “All area codes are ___ and postal zip codes are ___ (nine digits) unless noted.”

1 pt. List of Club Officers and Committee Chairmen

1 pt. NGC Information: Name of NGC President with mailing and e-mail address, theme and projects. List address and phone number of NGC Headquarters in St. Louis. List NGC website address. Locate above information at: gardenclub.org

2 pts. Other Information: Name, address, phone number and e-mail of Regional Director, State President, District Director, State Treasurer, District Treasurer, District Awards Chairman and Council President (if applicable). List themes for Regional Director and State President. List website addresses for State (fgcmo.org) and Central Region (ngccentralregion.org).

2 pts. Calendar of Events: list dates and locations for district, state, region and national meetings and events to encourage members to attend and to eliminate the setting of conflicting dates.

Programs: Topics should cover a variety of NGC goals and objectives such as Birds, Blue Star Memorials, Butterflies, Conservation, Environment, Floral Design, Horticulture, Therapy, Recycling, NGC and State President’s Projects, etc. (indicate if special interest club, e.g. Horticulture, only; Design, only):

3 pts. 1. Meets minimum number of meetings (10) required by state

3 pts. 2. List date and time of meeting, location with address

4 pts. 3. List name of speaker/s, qualifications (brief), program title

14 pts. 4. Variety of program topics (theme not required)

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

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

Projects: Projects involve actual membership participation that benefits the community and further NGC Goals and objectives. Some fundraisers (sale of bulbs, bedding plants, herbs, etc.) may help to beautify the community, as well as produce revenue for clubs. Some fundraisers may help promote NGC Member Services as well as publicize our organization and goals. Certain social activities may lead to membership increase. State such in descriptions:

15 pts. 1. List Continuing and New Projects (a club is not required to have new projects).

20 pts. 2. Give brief word description of projects. Include location, name of chairman, how members participate, list of donations, if applicable, in-kind donations, if applicable, plans for maintenance, if applicable, etc. e.g. ‘Establish a Teaching Garden at Adkins Elementary School, after school program with planned curriculum, four days a week from 3:30-5:00 pm. Laurie Benson, Chairman.’

Options: No points given (Could fill available space) – Some Clubs include Bylaws, Budget, Fundraising, Roll Call, and/or Former Club Presidents. Club theme: If theme is used, it should be evident throughout the book. Themes may be interpreted with monthly program topics and/or titles, graphics, quotes. Projects do not need to be limited to theme.

NGC Mission Statement

NGC conservation Pledge

NGC Environmental Mission Statement

NGC Water Conservation Platform

Club Collect

List of members who are Life Members in State, Region NGC

Awards received previous year

100 pts. TOTAL

NGC SCALE OF POINTS FOR YEARBOOKS—

# 16 B. Group of Member Clubs, Councils, District

FORMAT

3 pts. Book Structure: Practical, convenient size for membership, durable, neat. Yearbooks may be stapled, spiral or 3-ring binders. Material should be well placed with ample margins and font size suitable for members to read.

3 pts. Cover: Include name of club, town, state organization, year and appealing design or photo. If 3-ring binder cover is used, substitute with paper cover and include required information listed above, and so note.

2 pts. Title Page: Include name of club, town, state organization, year, number of dues paying members and affiliated organizations (district, region, NGC). If state and national dues are paid on association/inactive /honorary members, they are counted in total membership.

2 pt. Table of Contents: Number the Yearbook pages and list topics on Contents Page.

Subsequent Pages: In any order most useful to members and 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:

10 pts. Organizational Information: List organizational officers and committee chairmen. Include complete mailing addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses and club affiliation for each. List addresses for State garden club website, Regional and NGC websites.

10 pts. Calendar of Events: List meeting dates for your organization, for your state meetings, region and national meetings, as well as schools, symposia and special events. This will eliminate the setting of conflicting dates.

10 pts. Bylaws, Policies and Objectives

20 pts. Programs: List meeting topics, include dates, time and place (give address). Give name of speaker. Indicate if program is a presentation, tour, workshop, sharing activity, etc.

20 pts. Projects: List projects as continuing or new, including name of chairman, location and description of project. Indicate if fundraising is a part of the project (some fundraisers may help with beautifying the community or education of public, as well as produce revenue for your organization).

20 pts. Member Club Information: List of member clubs, including Club President names, addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses. Include meeting dates for each club. List total number of dues paying members.

Options: No points given for listing – Former Presidents, Yearly Themes, Collect, Mission Statement

100 pts. TOTAL


SPECIAL AWARDS — Special Awards are offered by the State, Central Region and National. These require special applications and deadline dates with the rules being found in the September/October Issue of THE NATIONALGARDENER, on the NGC website: gardenclub.org and the summer and fall issues of THE GARDEN FORUM.

YOUTH AWARDS — Youth Garden Groups are eligible to apply for the Project Awards listed later in this Chapter and for all other Youth Awards and Contests are listed in this Manual.

YOUTH CONTESTS

YOUTH POSTER CONTEST – An annual poster contest is held for Grades one through five (Gr. 1-5) promoting Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl conservation practices. Current contest rules are published in the fall issues of THE GARDEN FORUM, THE NATIONAL GARDENER and on the State and NGC websites. Clubs may also contact the State Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl Chairman for information.

GENERAL RULES FOR

SMOKEY BEAR AND WOODSY OWL POSTER CONTEST

1. All poster entries must be sponsored by a local Garden Club.

2. Posters must feature Smokey Bear or Woodsy owl and must not feature both together.

3. Smokey Bear posters must include Smokey’s wildfire prevention message: Only You Can Prevent Wildfires! Woodsy Owl posters must include Woodsy’s conservation message: Lend a Hand, Care for the Land!

4. Posters should encourage children to take a personal role in preventing wildfires or conserving natural resources.

5. Each entry should be 11 x 17 inches in size.

6. Material that can be used include: crayons, markers, poster paints, watercolors, etc.

7. No three-dimensional posters, computer scanned, or electronically generated images will be accepted.

The following information should be written on the back of the poster in the lower-right corner: the artist’s name, address, home phone number, grade level, school, teacher’s name, city and state. Should school policy preclude giving students’ address and phone number, please include the school address and phone number. Each poster must also show the name of the sponsoring local Garden Club as well as an address, phone number and email for the local Garden Club. (Do not use a dark marker for this information as it may show through.)

8. Posters are to be completed by individual student artists. Competition may include students from first to fifth grade.

9. The local Garden Club Chair must submit the poster entries to his/her District Chairman no later than November 30. The State Garden Club Chair must submit the five winning posters from his/her state to Regional Garden Club Chairman by the required date.

10. Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl are official icons protected by law, the color of their clothing need to be accurate. Check the colors on the website: www. fs.usda.gov/learn/kids

11. Students should be reminded to check spelling. Posters with spelling errors will be disqualified.

12. Any group of children can participate. Scout troops, after school programs, and the like are perfectly appropriate. The child’s grade must be included on the poster so that the participant can compete in the correct grade category.

13. Winning posters should be copied as they cannot be returned.

14. Posters will be Judged 20% each for:

Slogan, Artwork, Originality, Design and Overall Effectiveness of Message

15. Please check the NGC website: gardenclub.org for additional information.

YOUTH HIGH SCHOOL ESSAY CONTEST

The 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 without accrued interest until such time that the student enters college. Students should write the essay so it is suitable to be published in the NGC publication, THE NATIONAL GARDENER.

Length of Essay: Between 600-700 words. The entry will be penalized if the essay does not conform to the required length. All entries must be typed and titled.

All entries must be sent to State Youth Awards Chairman by contest deadline. For additional Information, Current Theme, Essay Rules, Scale of Points for Judging and Deadlines – See the NGC website: gardenclub.org/youth programs/youth contests

YOUTH POETRY CONTEST

A poetry contest for is sponsored by local garden club and open to all eligible students Kindergarten through Ninth grade (K-Gr. 9). Check the NGC website for the current annual theme, guidelines and deadlines and the summer/fall issues of THE NATIONAL GARDENER.

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, chinquapin, diamond poems, limerick or Haiku

Scale of Points

Title 10%

Content 40%

Creativity 30%

Style 20%

TOTAL 100%

YOUTH PROJECTS

PREPARING A BOOK OF EVIDENCE: All general rules for constructing a Book of Evidence apply to Youth Gardeners. The age span and grades of participating groups must be included. The sponsoring garden club’s Yearbook which describes youth activity must be included.

YOUTH SCULPTURE CONTEST

The purpose of the Youth Sculpture Contest is to encourage youth to keep our planet green and to get involved with saving the environment. See NGC website for additional information.

Contest Rules

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

2. The sculpture is limited to a size that would fit on a 8 ½ “ 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 State Deadline. State Winners must be sent to Region Chairman by February 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%

FEDERATED GARDEN CLUBS OF MISSOURI, INC.

AWARDS LIST

STANDARD FLOWER SHOW AWARDS FOR ONE CLUB

F-1 SOPHIE CONNOR STANDARD FLOWER SHOW AWARD

$25.00 may be awarded annually for a Standard Flower Show sponsored by one club with 15 or fewer members. (04-05)

F-2 KASSIE SMILEY STANDARD FLOWER SHOW AWARD

$25.00 may be awarded annually for a Standard Flower Show sponsored by one club of 26 or more members. (06-03)

F-3 SHERI MENSCHER STANDARD FLOWER SHOW AWARD

$50.00 may be awarded annually for a Standard Flower Show sponsored by one club or 25 members or less. (11-15)

F-4 BETTY HARDIN STANDARD FLOWER SHOW AWARD

$50.00 may be awarded annually to one club for a Standard Flower Show held in a public building.

F-5 SHARON PARSONS STANDARD FLOWER SHOW AWARD

$50.00 may be awarded annually for a spring Standard Flower Show. (11-15)

FLOWER SHOW AWARDS FOR ONE OR MORE GARDEN CLUBS

F-11 IRENE SHADE MEMORIAL STANDARD FLOWER SHOW AWARD $50.00 shared equally, may be awarded annually for a Standard Flower Show sponsored by two or more clubs. Sponsored by Jimmie Meinhardt. (11-94)

F-12 BETTY MCKINNEY STANDARD FLOWER SHOW AWARD

$50.00 may be awarded annually to one or more clubs sponsoring a Standard Flower Show held in a public building.

F-13 HELEN NEAL SIMON MEMORIAL PATRIOTIC STANDARD FLOWER SHOW AWARD $25.00 may be awarded annually for a Patriotic Standard Flower Show sponsored by one or more clubs. The flag of the United States of America shall be correctly and conspicuously displayed. Sponsored by Cheerful Tillers Garden Club.

F-14 KAY SCHAEFER CREATIVE STANDARD FLOWER SHOW AWARD $50.00 may be awarded annually to one or more clubs sponsoring a Standard Flower Show exhibiting outstanding creativity in scheduling, design and/or staging.

F-15 CLAUDIA CHOPP STANDARD FLOWER SHOW AWARD

$50.00 may be awarded annually to one or more clubs jointly sponsoring a Standard Flower Show. (04-05)

F-16 THE BOONE COUNTRY GARDEN CLUB FLOWER SHOW AWARD $50.00 may be awarded annually for a Standard Flower Show sponsored by one or more clubs.

STANDARD FLOWER SHOW AWARDS

FOR DISTRICT OR ASSOCIATION/COUNCIL

F-20 JUDY SHEETS DISTRICT STANDARD FLOWER SHOW AWARD $50.00 may be awarded annually for a District Standard Flower Show sponsored by one District. (11-04)

F-21 THE MID-CENTRAL DISTRICT FLOWER SHOW AWARD

$50.00 may be awarded annually for a Flower Show sponsored by an Association or Council. (11-15)

SMALL STANDARD FLOWER SHOW AWARDS

FOR ONE OR MORE GARDEN CLUBS

F-26 ST. LOUIS COUNTY GARDEN CLUB SMALL STANDARD FLOWER SHOW AWARD $50.00 may be awarded annually for a Small Standard Flower Show sponsored by one or more clubs. (04-10)

F-27 OAKCREST GARDEN CLUB SMALL STANDARD FLOWER SHOW AWARD $25.00 may be awarded annually to a club sponsoring a Small Standard Flower Show. The Book of Evidence submitted should have one page only describing the Flower Show, a copy of the Schedule and no more than three pages of pictures. The Small Standard Flower Show is not eligible for National Awards. To apply for this award; the show must be evaluated by the panel of Judges.

F-28 SHIRLEY KNIGHT MEMORIAL FLOWER SHOW AWARD

$25.00 may be awarded annually to one or more clubs sponsoring a Youth Division in a Standard Flower Show or a Small Standard Flower Show. Sponsored by Gene Knight. (04-05)

F-29 HORTICULTURE SPECIALITY FLOWER SHOW AWARD

$50.00 may be awarded annually for one or more clubs or a Council or District sponsoring a Horticulture Specialty Flower Show. Award Sponsored by Flower Show Judges Council of Central Missouri. (11/19)

F-30 DESIGN SPECIALTY FLOWER SHOW

$50.00 may be awarded annually for one for more clubs or Council or District sponsoring a Design Specialty Flower Show. Award Sponsored by Flower Show Judges Council of Central Missouri. (11/19)

PROJECT AWARDS

BIRD PROGRAM AWARDS

FOR ONE OR MORE CLUBS

P-1 JUNE M. KUMMER MISSOURI BIRD PROGRAM AWARD

$100.00 may be awarded annually to one club for overall excellence in a year’s program on birds, although it does not have to be 100% inclusion of their monthly programs. This could include a study of Missouri birds and their characteristics, habits, economic or aesthetic value; study of plants native to Missouri that are useful to birds; study of conditions and practices used to protect our bird life or other studies to fulfill the goals of this award.

SCALE OF POINTS

Presentation 10

Ingenuity of Program Substance with a Brief Explanation of Each 70

Actual Member Participation and Supporting Data: Photos, Clippings, etc. 10

Brief Personal Summary of Each Member As to the Value of this Program 10 Total 100

P-2 LETA LEWIS BAHN BIRD EDUCATION AWARD

$50.00 may be awarded annually to a club that presents an educational program on birds for any elementary grade students, Kindergarten through grade six (K-6). Topics may include habitat, food, native Missouri birds, protection, migration, and/or life cycles. Pictures, hand-outs or showing of live birds by a Missouri Conservation Agent may also be included in program. Sponsored by Nancy Bahn. (11-14)

P-3 MINNIE RUBENSTEIN PROTECTION OF BIRDS AWARD

$30.00 may be awarded annually to one or more clubs for conducting the most comprehensive and effective program of activities for bird protection and welfare, such as establishing sanctuaries, furnishing food, homes and promoting law enforcement relative to bird welfare. Sponsored by Pat Schnarr.

BLUE STAR MEMORIAL MARKER AWARDS

P-6 DONNA LANTRY BLUE STAR MEMORIAL AWARD

$50.00 given annually to the first club that has their application approved by the State Blue Star Chairman, the State President and the NGC Blue Star Chairman for the installation of a Blue Star Memorial Marker or Memorial Highway Marker. One award shall be made in a calendar year. Sponsored by Gayle Fry. (11-10)

P-7 JIMMIE J. MEINHARDT BLUE STAR MEMORIAL LANDSCAPE AWARDS One $50.00 First Place and one $25.00 Second Place may be awarded annually to a member garden club or group of member garden clubs for the most outstanding completed landscaping project around a Blue Star Memorial Marker, a Memorial Highway Marker or a By-Way Marker. This now-completed project may have been continuous, but must stress the landscaping of the marker completed within the current award year. Should this landscaping project be completely destroyed, the new landscaping project may be eligible for this award again. The Marker and landscaping may be part of a highway department rest area maintained by MODOT.

Design, Fitness, Suitability, Beauty 25

Plant Material: Low maintenance, Suitability 25

Fulfillment of Purpose 25

Maintenance _______ 25

TOTAL 100


CIVIC PROJECT/LANDSCAPE/BEAUTIFICATION AWARDS

P-10 HABITAT FOR HUMANITY LANDSCAPING AWARD: $50.00 may be awarded annually to one club that successfully landscapes a Habitat for Humanity Project. Sponsored by Marty Toll

P-11 JARDIN DU LAC GARDEN CLUB LANDSCAPE DESIGN AWARD: $25.00 may be awarded annually for a completed landscape design project sponsored by one club.

P-12 MEHVILLE GARDEN CLUB CIVIC BEAUTIFICATION AWARD

$25.00 may be awarded annually to one club for a civic project making permanent improvements for public benefit. Applications should include before and after pictures and be completed in year of application, but may have been started in previous year. A club may not win this award in consecutive years. (04-16)

P-13 MAISIE KEESER CIVIC PROJECT AWARD

$50.00 may be awarded annually for a civic project, such as civic improvement, community beautification or any other project for public benefit. (11-04)

P-14 THEKLA NEUNER MEMORIAL CIVIC PROJECT AWARD

$50.00 may be awarded annually for a civic project, such as civic improvement, community beautification or any other project for public benefit sponsored by one club. Sponsored by Eleanor Langemach.

P-15 MOUNTAIN VIEW GARDEN CLUB FGCM OBJECTIVES AWARD $75.00 may be awarded annually for a garden related civic project in relation to conservation; beautification or roadside improvements which best advances landscape design and the study of horticulture and environmental issues; aids in the protection and conservation of natural resources, protects civic beauty and encourages the improvement of roadsides and parks. Sponsored by the Mountain View Garden Club. (04-16)

P-16 MISSOURI LANDSCAPE DESIGN COUNCIL AWARD

$200.00 may be awarded annually for First Place to a club with a civic landscape project, and $100 may be awarded to a club for Second Place. A detailed landscape plan and cost estimates are required. The landscaping must be at least one quarter completed before applying for this award and must be completed with two (2) years. To be judged by the Missouri Landscape Design Council.

P-17 DOTTIE WARREN SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

$50.00 may be awarded to one club annually for outstanding activity, club project for improvement or any accomplishment not included in above awards.

CIVIC PROJECT/LANDSCAPE/BEAUTIFICATION AWARDS

FOR ONE OR MORE CLUBS/DISTRICT/ASSOCIATION

P-20 EDNA RUTH FISCHER ROADSIDE IMPROVEMENT AWARD

$25.00 may be awarded annually to two or more clubs for outstanding Roadside improvement. The adoption and accomplishment of a program for permanent roadside beautification shall be the basis of this award. Such a program may be continuous yet shall have reached an advanced degree of completion prior to making application for the award. A program for roadside development which includes a long range plan and/or the cooperative abolishment of roadside dumping grounds, billboards, auto-wrecking yards, unsightly conditions of roadside refreshment stands, etc. may constitute acceptable achievement.

P-21 RAYTOWN GARDEN CLUB HORTICULTURE AWARD

$50.00 may be awarded annually to one or more clubs participating in an extensive planting project of continuing benefit to the community.

P-22 WEBSTER GROVES ASSOCIATION PROJECT

$50.00 may be awarded annually to a garden club, association/council or group of garden clubs for an outstanding, unusual and completed project that exemplifies the objectives of FGCM, and is worthy of state recognition.

P-23 JACKIE REYNOLDS BEAUTIFICATION AWARD

$100.00 may be awarded annually to a garden club or district making permanent improvements for public benefit. ‘Before and After’ pictures should accompany the Book of Evidence.

CONSERVATION/ECOLOGY/ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS

P-30 ELEANOR LANGEMACH CONSERVATION AWARD

$25.00 may be awarded annually for a project which promotes all phases of ecology, conservation of soil, wildlife, water or plants, sponsored by one club.

P-31 MISSOURI ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL AWARD

$25.00 may be awarded annually to one club for either:

A. Where over half (50%) of its members plant a Missouri native plant/s in each of their gardens. Must list native plants used.

or B. Where over half (50%) Missouri native plants are planted in a Club Beautification Project. Must list native plants used.

P-32 SUE REED ENVIRONMEMNTAL EDUCATION AWARD $50.00 may be awarded annually to one club for over-all excellence and well balanced year’s conservation programs and activities. Yearbook may be included in application.

P-33 MAXINE CLINGAN LITTER CONTROL AWARD

$50.00 may be awarded annually to a club showing the most successful litter control activity, stressing community involvement. Sponsored by Jackie Reynolds. (11/19)

P-34 EMILY HOLDEN MEMORIAL AWARD FOR YOUTH EDUCATION $75.00 may be awarded to a Senior Club for the most outstanding service toward the promotion of gardening among Youth (Grades 1-8). Sponsored by Mountain View Garden Club. (05-16)

P-35 RITA ORR GREENING OF AMERICA AWARD

$25.00 may be awarded annually to one or more clubs sponsoring the most innovative environmental ideas. The idea could make a difference in our natural resources and help preserve our planet. Sponsored by Jackie Reynolds.

P-36 BOWEN/WHITMAN WATER CONSERVATION AWARD

$50.00 may be awarded to the club or group of clubs that does the most to educate its members and the public about the need for water conservation, as well as demonstrating means to conserve water; such as through rain barrels, establishing a rain garden in a public place and/or planting a xeriscape garden. Sponsored by Joan Bowen. (11-14)

GARDEN THERAPY/GARDEN CENTER AWARDS

P- 40 JEAN ROSEMAN GARDEN THERAPY AWARD

$25.00 may be awarded annually for a project sponsored by one club whereby handicapped persons in one or more institutions have received noteworthy benefit. Sponsored by Linda Bolhofner.

P-41 JOYCE LEWIS GARDEN CENTER AWARD #A

$50.00 may be awarded annually to a garden center maintained by one club which, in proportion to size, has performed the greatest service to the community. (11-04)

P-42 JOYCE LEWIS GARDEN CENTER AWARD #B

$50.00 may be awarded annually to a garden center maintained by one club which, in proportion to size, has had the greatest influence on the children of the community. (11-04)

GARDEN TOUR AWARDS FOR ONE CLUB

P-45 GEORGIA VENTLING GARDEN TOUR AWARD

$25.00 may be awarded annually for a Garden Tour sponsored by one club. Tour shall consist of no less than five (5) gardens toured in one day. Advance notice is required. (See Chapter X, GARDEN TOURS.) Presented by Marshfield Garden Club.

P-46 LANDSCAPE DESIGN COUNCIL NATIVE GARDEN TOUR AWARD $50.00 may be awarded to a club for a Garden Tour of three (3) members’ gardens each featuring a native garden area with native United States plants; attended and judged by at least

one (1) Landscape Design Consultant, Environmental Study Consultant, Gardening Study Consultant or Flower Show Judge. (5/16)

P-47 MARLENE WHITEMAN GARDEN TOUR AWARD

$75.00 may be awarded annually for a Garden Tour sponsored by one (1) club. Tour shall consist of five (5) members’ gardens toured in one day. (See Chapter X, GARDEN TOURS.)

GARDEN TOUR AWARD

FOR ASSOCIATION/COUNCIL OR GROUP OF CLUBS

P-50 NAN MCCABE STANDARD GARDEN TOUR AWARD

$100.00 may be awarded annually for a Garden Tour sponsored by an Association, Council or group of clubs. Tour shall consist of no less than seven (7) gardens. All judging panels must have three (3) Judges. Two must be accredited Landscape Design Consultants, and one may be an accredited Gardening Study Consultant. (11-14)

HISTORIC PRESERVATION AWARD

P-53 KAREN BLACKMORE AWARD FOR PRESERVATION OF BEAUTY $50.00 may be awarded annually to one or more clubs for the completion of a historic preservation project such as the restoration of a park, a building and/or garden of importance to the heritage of a particular locality. (11-15)

HORTICULTURE AWARDS

P-55 SHARON PARSONS HORTICULTURE WORKSHOP AWARD

$35.00 may be awarded annually to a club which sponsors one or more Horticulture workshops in which members learn how to cut and groom specimens to exhibit in a Standard Flower Show. Requires a Book of Evidence.

P-56 GILBERT AND ELLA PENNEWILL HORTICULTURE STUDY AWARD $50.00 may be awarded annually to one club showing evidence of conducting the best Horticulture Study. A club may not win this award in consecutive years. This award is in recognition of Ella Pennewill, one of the founding members and Past President of the Garden Appreciation Club of Greater St. Louis. Ella was a Past President of the Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri, Inc., a National and State Life Member and a Nationally Accredited Master Flower Show Judge. Presented by the Garden Appreciation Club of Greater St. Louis.

SPECIAL AWARDS

S-1 THE FEDERATION AWARD OF HONOR

A gift not to exceed $100.00 may be awarded annually by the Federation to the person chosen to receive the State Award of honor. A nomination may be made using the AOH Nominating Form and received by the State Award of Honor Chairman by December 20. (06-03)

S-2 FGCM GARDEN CLUB OF THE YEAR AWARD

$100.00 and a traveling trophy will be awarded annually to the garden club which has excelled in performing best in the most objectives of the FGCM. Performance, not contribution, shall count. The winner shall be determined from the Club presidents’ Annual Report by the Club Ratings Committee. A club may not win this award in consecutive years. No application necessary for this award. (3/2020)

S-3 JUDY GUDDE MEMBERSHIP AWARD

$25.00 may be awarded annually to one club for most increase in its own membership, and/or bringing a garden club into the Federation. Winner is to be determined from State Membership Chairman’s records. No application is necessary for this award. (11-15)

S-4 STATE PRESIDENT’S AWARD

$50.00 may be awarded from the State Treasury at the close of an administration to the garden club whose programs and/or projects most closely promote the current State President’s theme. The winner shall be determined by the State Club Programs Committee for presentation at the Annual Convention in odd-numbered years. No application necessary for this award. (11-03)

S-5 MEMBERS OF THE MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN AWARD District having the highest average contribution per club, based on Club Contributions to the ‘Missouri Botanical Garden Fund.’ Determined from State Treasurer’s Report. No application necessary for this award.

S-6 THE MIZZOU BOTANIC WOODLAND GARDENS AWARD

District having the highest average contribution per club, based on Club Contributions to the ‘Mizzou Botanic Woodland Garden Fund.’ Determined from State Treasurer’s Report. No application necessary for this award.

S-7 MEMBERS OF POWELL GARDENS AWARD

District having the highest average contribution per club, based on Club Contributions to the ‘Powell Gardens Fund.’ Determined from State Treasurer’s Report. No application necessary for this award.

S-8 MEMBERS OF SPRINGFIELD BOTANICAL GARDENS AWARD

District having the highest average contribution per club, based on contributions to the ‘Members of the Garden Fund.’ No application necessary for this award. (04-07)

S-9 MAE JEAN NOTHSTINE PROGRAM AWARD

$50.00 may be awarded annually to the club judged to have the most innovative programming. To be determined from yearbooks submitted to the State Club Programs Chairman. No application necessary for this award.

S-10 ELEANOR LANGEMACH PUBLICITY AWARD

$25.00 may be awarded annually to a garden club for any outstanding publication, newsletter, cookbook or coverage promoting garden club activities. Award to be determined by Special Awards Chairman, receiving Application Form with Publicity by December 20.

YOUTH AWARDS

Y-1 CENTRAL DISTRICT YOUTH ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN AWARD $25.00 may be awarded annually to a Youth Garden Group for outstanding environmental concern activity. Grades Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 (PK-12).

Y-2 NORTH CENTRAL DISTRICT YOUTH HORTICULTURE AWARD $25.00 may be awarded annually to a Youth Garden Group for outstanding horticulture activity. Grades Preschool through Grade Nine (PK-9).

Y-3 EAST CENTRAL DISTRICT YOUTH SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD $50.00 may be awarded annually to a Youth Garden Group for work accomplished in a specific area; such as birds, flower design, garden therapy, nature study or any other project related to garden club objectives. Grades One through Grade 12 (Gr. 1-12). Presented by the East Central District Director.

PLEASE READ ALL NGC AWARD RULES IN SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER ISSUE OF THE NATIONAL GARDENER OR ON THE NGC WEBSITE: gardenclub.org

DETAILS ON COMPLETING STATE AWARD APPLICATION, COMPILING BOOK OF EVIDENCE, JUDGING CRITERIA AND/OR SCALES OF POINTS FOR AWARDS TO BE FOUND IN THIS MANUAL AND ON THE STATE WEBSITE: fgcmo.org

APPLICATION FOR STATE AWARD

Must Accompany ALL Books of Evidence and Yearbooks

Award # ________

Name of Award _________________________________________

Name of Club/s _________________________________________

# of Members _________ City _____________________________

Contact ________________________________________________

Phone # _________________ E-Mail ________________________

All Youth Poetry and Essay Contests Due to District Chairmen by October 31. All Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl Posters Due to District Chair or District Director November 30. Flower Show Books of Evidence, Projects, Publications, Special and Youth Awards Applications Due to State Chairmen by November 30. Christmas Flower Show and Award of Honor Nominations Due to State Chairmen December 20. All Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl Posters Due to State Chairman by January 20.

Check State Garden Club Manual, Revised 2016, for other Award Deadlines and where to send Award Application and Material.

To receive Certification at the District Fall Meeting, MAIL TO YOUR DISTRICT BIRD CHAIRMAN NO LATER THAN August 15th and District Chairman must send to FGCM Chairman by August 31st.