ALL APPLICATIONS WITH PHOTOS INCLUDING YOUTH UNDER THE AGE OF 18 MUST INCLUDE A SIGNED PUBLICATION RELEASE FORM FOR EACH YOUNG PERSON INVOLVED. 

Youth Awards (Pre-K - High School) and Contests K-9

*Awards that are labeled "Contest" are for Clubs Sponsoring the Youth (Pre-K - 12) in contests that do not require the  membership of a Junior, Intermediate, High School Gardening Club.

  • Click here and Download - 2021-2023 FFGC Awards Application* 
  • *(Awards 1-81, District Awards, Girl Scout, Intermediate, High School and FFGC J-1 - J-3)


Jill Anderson, Chair 

Mail Posters to: Jill Anderson 8014 12th Avenue S St. Petersburg 33707-2709 

All Florida Children from first to fifth grade that are sponsored by a FFGC Garden Club may participate 



Children from first through fifth grade are invited to participate in the 2022 National Garden Clubs, Inc. Poster Contest! 

CONTEST Smokey Bear/ Woodsy Owl  Due January 20

ALL Children Grades 1 - 5 

Click here Visit NGC Youth Contest Site for all the Poster Information 

All Florida Children from first to fifth grade that are sponsored by a FFGC Garden Club may participate.

NGC should have the contest updated by 9/1/2021 but the rules for the contest still apply.

Smokey Bear:  

Donor:  1st Grade) Ingrid Velez  2nd Grade) Ingrid Velez 3rd Grade) Linda Schoelhorn  4th Grade) Brenda Norris  5th Grade) Sue Roberts

$25.00 may be award to each winner grades 1-5

Woodsy Owl:

Donor:  1st Grade)  Linda Stott  2nd Grade) Julie Jonson  3rd Grade) Brenda Norris 

4th Grade) Ingrid Velez 5th Grade) Ingrid Velez

$25.00 may be award to each winner grades 1-5


Only You Can Prevent Wildfires!

Smokey Bear is recognized nationally and internationally as the symbol for fire prevention. The original Smokey Bear appeared in 1944. Smokey's message, "Only You Can Prevent Wildfires!" encourages personal responsibility for fire prevention. Smokey Bear teaches children and adults to be careful with campfires, barbecues, trash fires, and matches.

Lend a Hand Care for the Land!

Lend a Hand, Care for the Land! Woodsy Owl is America's icon for the conservation of the environment. Since 1971, Woodsy has helped parents and teachers inspire children to observe, explore, and care for the environment. He challenges children to "Lend a Hand, Care for the Land!" and to take an active role in caring for the land through recycling, reusing, and reducing waste, planting and caring for trees, using resources wisely, and not littering.

Certificates and Entry Stickers

Certificates of Participation and Poster Entry Stickers can be requested for free by sending an email to symbols@fs.fed.us with your name, mailing address, and quantity of certificates and/or stickers you are requesting.


ALL APPLICATIONS WITH PHOTOS INCLUDING YOUTH UNDER THE AGE OF 18 MUST INCLUDE A SIGNED PUBLICATION RELEASE FORM FOR EACH YOUNG PERSON INVOLVED. 

FFGC Award S -1  Scout Florida Arbor Day (New)

Donors: A)  Barbara Rao B) Sue Killion  

Purpose : To recognize a Garden Club that works with Scouts to encourage them to create an activity that promotes FFGC/NGC goals and objectives for Florida Arbor Day.

Proof of Accomplishment: Narrative style. Photographs of this activity can show the progression of the event and how it was presented. The program should involve activities which include environmental elements or horticulture lesson. The activity may be one day, or one week in length. Project expenses or means of funding should be provided. Number of Garden Club members and Scout numbers should be included. Continued involvement should be mentioned. All age groups are included. The younger ones will be helped by leaders.

An award of $25 is offered to one (1) individual Garden Club or Circle.

Due: January 30

Submissions sent to: Barbara Rao,872 Bayport Circle, Venice, FL 34292email: barbara_rao@hotmail.com


ALL APPLICATIONS WITH PHOTOS INCLUDING YOUTH UNDER THE AGE OF 18 MUST INCLUDE A SIGNED PUBLICATION RELEASE FORM FOR EACH YOUNG PERSON INVOLVED. 


YOUTH SCULPTURE CONTEST https://gardenclub.org/youth-sculpture-contest . Due January 15

Eligible for Grades 4-8 Sponsored by a Garden Club

Donor: 4th) MaryLou Ruiz  5th) Parke Finold  6th) Becky Shubert 7th) Jeanice Gage  8th) Ingrid Velez

Purpose

To encourage youth to keep our planet green and to get involved with saving the environment.

Contest Rules

  • 1. Children in 4th grade through 8th grade will be eligible to enter the contest
  • 2. The sculpture is limited to a size that would fit on a 8 1/2" 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 your State Deadline. State Winners must be sent to Region Chairman by February 1 and Region Winners must be sent to National Chairman by March 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%

To Download Rules and Entry Form click on this link: http://gardenclub.org/youth/youth-sculpture-contest.aspx

Submission: Send entries to Sandra T. Lynch, 333 Sunset Drive, #1107, Fort Lauderdale FL 33301 by  January 15

National Poetry Contest 

Grades K - 9 Eligible Sponsored by a Garden Club

2021-2022 Theme: Sing with the Songbirds- Exploring the Glory of Nature

https://gardenclub.org/poetry-contest

Donors:  K) TBA  1st) Pat Caren 2nd) Susan Brecht in memory of Gloria Shiply   3rd) Milton GC  4th) Pioneer GC

5th) Pioneer GC   6th) Pioneer GC  7th) Betty J. Moss  8th)  Daisy Circle of Deland  9th) Honeysuckle GC

Excite and encourage our Youth to express and explore their creative thoughts through different types of poetry. NGC's Poetry Contest enables our Youth to embrace their creativity through the art of writing. Be imaginative and join the winners to see your poetry in a printed booklet!

Eligibility:

Special Education and English as a Second Language: Kindergarten through Ninth Grade.
General Education: Kindergarten through Ninth Grade. 

Contest Rules

  • 1. All entries must be typed and titled
  • 2. Include name, address, age, grade, and school of participant on the back of entry
  • 3. Sponsoring garden club and state garden club name must also be identified
  • 4. Sponsoring garden club may be that of a grandparent
  • 5. All entries become the property of National Garden Clubs, Inc.
  • 6. Poems do not have to rhyme
  • 7. Poems may be traditional verse, acrostics, blank verse, cinquains, diamond poems, limerick, or Haiku

Scale of Points

  • Title: 10%
  • Content: 40%
  • Creativity: 30%
  • Style: 20%
  • Total: 100%

Submission: Send entries to Sandra T. Lynch, 333 Sunset Drive, #1107, Fort Lauderdale FL 33301 by  January 15


NGC Youth Grant Opportunities https://gardenclub.org/youth-pollinator-gardens-grant

National Garden Clubs, Inc. is excited to provide a grant opportunity for Garden Clubs working with youth clubs or groups planning and planting Pollinator Gardens. Grants, up to $200, are available for projects that include educational materials on the vital role pollinators play in nature and youth involvement in planning and planting gardens providing nesting and food sources for pollinators. Youth will learn the importance of providing appropriate food sources, nesting areas, shelter, and practicing sustainable gardening practices for pollinators by planning, planting, and maintaining these pollinator gardens.

To apply for a grant, complete an NGC Grant Application, provide detailed information about the project, and submit your request to the NGC Youth Committee Chairman for approval. Click here to Download Application https://gardenclub.org/youth-pollinator-gardens-grant


ALL APPLICATIONS WITH PHOTOS INCLUDING YOUTH UNDER THE AGE OF 18 MUST INCLUDE A SIGNED PUBLICATION RELEASE FORM FOR EACH YOUNG PERSON INVOLVED.


Youth Awards  

2021 FFGC Revised Youth and Intermediate Awards


  • Click here and Download - 2021-2023 FFGC Awards Application*
  • *(Awards 1-81, District Awards,  Scout, Intermediate, High School and FFGC J-1 - J-4)

All entries should be sent to: 

FFGC High School & Intermediate Gardeners’ Awards Chairman, Sandra Lynch, 333 Sunset Drive, Apartment 1107; Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301­2661 Email: sashandbob@aol.com; Phone: 954-­463­0246.   Due Date January 15.

Category: Intermediate Awards

Donor: Gwen Carter, Clermont

I-1 Youth Environmental Educational Award

Description and Purpose:  To the overall winner of a Youth Garden Club, sponsored by a FFGC Garden Club, for the most significant effort in planting and growing horticulture in an outdoor area.  Participants may seek advice from any source but must do the actual gardening themselves.

Proof of Accomplishment:  Use FFGC Awards Application and report in narrative style. Entry should include:

1.     Size of Outdoor Area planted

2.     Names and Amount of Horticulture Planted

3.     Names and Amount of Horticulture Harvested

4.     Those Benefiting from Your Outdoor Garden

Category:                                

1. Grades 6-8

An award of $25 is offered.

Submissions sent to: Sandra Lynch, 333 Sunset Drive, Apartment 1107; Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2661  Email: sashandbob@aol.com; Phone: 954-463-0246


I-4  Field Trip Award   (Revised)                                                                                                                         

Donor: Debra Gaffney, DeLand                                                                                                                               

Description and Purpose: Where did you go and what did you learn on your field trip?

Proof of Accomplishment :Give specifics in your electronically produced report  (100-200 words) about the information you gained at the park, school, garden, nursery, program, flower show, or urban garden center, and talk about your participation.

An award of $25 is offered.

Due: January 30

Submissions sent to: Sandra Lynch, 333 Sunset Drive, Apartment 1107; Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2661  Email: sashandbob@aol.com; Phone: 954-463-0246

I-8  Wildflower Folder Award   (Revised)

Donor: Betty J. Moss, Miami

Description and Purpose: An award may be given to the Intermediate Youth Gardener compiling the best folder about wildflowers.

Proof of Accomplishment:   Include drawings or pictures of at least 5 wildflowers, identified botanically, with information on each one.  Tell about their culture: blooming time, how and where they grow, their usage and importance. 

Attach the completed FFGC Awards Application to folder.

An award of $25 is offered.

Due: January 30

Submissions sent to: Sandra Lynch, 333 Sunset Drive, Apartment 1107; Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2661 Email: sashandbob@aol.com; Phone: 954-463-0246

I-10  THE MARY NEWSOME AWARD FOR  A FLORIDA STATE PARK (Revised)

Donor: Miami Beach Garden Club

Description and Purpose: The Intermediate Youth Gardener who submits the best folder on a Florida State Park.

Proof of Accomplishment: Your folder should include the history of the park, its importance, location, available facilities, drawings or pictures of plants, photographs, maps, and information on wildlife within the park. Report needs 100-200 words. 

Attach the completed FFGC Awards Application to folder.

An award of $25 is offered

Submissions sent to: Sandra Lynch, 333 Sunset Drive, Apartment 1107; Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2661 Email: sashandbob@aol.com; Phone: 954-463-0246

Due January 30

I-16  THE MRS. MORGAN P. GILBERT TREE AWARD (Native Tree Award)   (Revised)

Donor: Junior and Intermediate Gardeners – Miami Beach Garden Club

Description and Purpose: The Intermediate Youth Gardener who provides the best report on a Florida native tree.

 Proof of Accomplishment: Provide its botanical name and common name, benefits of growing this tree. Does it have edible fruit, is it ornamental, or grown for its wood?  Photographs or drawings of the entire tree are necessary. Other visual presentations may include leaves, flowers, fruit and/or byproducts of the tree. Discuss its growth, positive impact and how it survives in the Florida landscape. Attach the completed FFGC Awards Application to folder.

An award of $25 is offered.

Due: January 30

Submissions sent to: Sandra Lynch, 333 Sunset Drive, Apartment 1107; Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2661 

Email: sashandbob@aol.com; Phone: 954-463-0246

I-18 Butterfly Conservation Award

Donor: Judy Greenberg in memory of Marion Miller

Description and Purpose: An award to an Intermediate Youth Gardener for the most informative report of on the life cycle of one or more butterflies.

 Proof of Accomplishment: The report should have 100 – 200 words and include pictures or drawings with information on habits and plant hosts. 81/2” X11” paper size

An award of $25 is offered

Due: January 30

Submissions sent to: Sandra Lynch, 333 Sunset Drive, Apartment 1107; Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2661  Email: sashandbob@aol.com; Phone: 954-463-0246

Category: HIGH SCHOOL AWARDS

ALL APPLICATIONS WITH PHOTOS INCLUDING YOUTH UNDER THE AGE OF 18 MUST INCLUDE A SIGNED PUBLICATION RELEASE FORM FOR EACH YOUNG PERSON INVOLVED. 

All FFGC Awards Rules apply to High School Gardener Award Entries. 

All entries must be on or accompanied by the official FFGC Awards Application.

  • Click here and Download - 2021-2023 FFGC Awards Application*
  • *(Awards 1-81, District Awards, Girl Scout, Intermediate, High School and FFGC J-1 - J-3)

Note that the all entries must be postmarked no later than January 1st and must be sent to the HS and Intermediate Gardening Awards Chairman, Sandra Lynch. (Exception: HS-20-See below.)

Due: January 30th  Exception  HS-12 Due January 1st

Submissions sent to: Sandra Lynch, 333 Sunset Drive, Apartment 1107; Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-­2661 Email: sashandbob@aol.com; Phone: 954-­463­0246


HS-1 Youth Horticulture Educational Award   (New)

Donor: Gwen Carter, Clermont

Description and Purpose:  To the overall winner of a Youth Garden Club, sponsored by a FFGC Garden Club, for the most significant effort in planting and growing horticulture in an outdoor area.  Participants may seek advice from any source but must do the actual gardening themselves.

Proof of Accomplishment:  Use FFGC Awards Application and report in narrative style. Entry should include:

1.     Size of Outdoor Area planted

2.     Names and Amount of Horticulture Planted

3.     Names and Amount of Horticulture Harvested

4.     Those Benefiting from Your Outdoor Garden

Category

1. Grades 9-12

Due January 30

An award of $25 is offered.

Submissions sent to: Sandra Lynch, 333 Sunset Drive, Apartment 1107; Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2661 Email: sashandbob@aol.com; Phone: 954-463-0246

HS-2  Field Trip Award   (Revised)

Donor: None

Description and Purpose: The High School Youth Gardener who provides the best report (300-500 words) about a field trip to a garden, park, landscape center, school, urban gardening center, program or flower show.

Proof of Accomplishment: Information and knowledge gained from this field trip should be included in your report that is electronically produced on the FFGC Awards Application.  

An award of $25 is offered.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Due: January 30

Submissions sent to: Sandra Lynch, 333 Sunset Drive, Apartment 1107; Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2661 Email: sashandbob@aol.com; Phone: 954-463-0246



HS-12  HIGH SCHOOL DISTINGUISHED SERVICE PROJECT Different Deadline


Donor: Mary Whisler

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT, grades 9-12, for an outstanding civic project making a significant improvement for public benefit, e.g. environment, conservation, landscape, horticulture, recycling, horticulture therapy, others. A single member garden club, group of member clubs, district, or a state garden club must sponsor the project. 

Include proof of accomplishment on official FFGC Awards Application. 

Due: January 1st

AWARD AMOUNT: $50.00

Submissions sent to: Sandra Lynch, 333 Sunset Drive, Apartment 1107; Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-­2661 Email: sashandbob@aol.com; Phone: 954-­463­-0246

HS-20   HIGH SCHOOL ESSAY AWARD -  TOPIC "THE IMPORTANCE OF THE FLORIDA WILDLIFE CORRIDOR" - 2021

Donor: Reina Snyder

An award of $100 is offered to a High School Student for the best environmental essay on this year's topic.

The High School Essay Contest is open to all High School students attending 9th through 12th grades.

.The contest must be sponsored by: a single garden club, group of member clubs, councils or districts or a State Garden Club.

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

Content = Total 65 points

  • Knowledge of Subject: 25 points
  • Practicality of Proposal: 10 points
  • Originality: 15 points
  • Subject matter well organized/Clarity of presentation: 15 points

Composition = Total 25 points

  • Vocabulary: 15 points
  • Conformance to length: 10 points

Manuscript = Total 10 points

  • Name, Address, Phone Number, School Attending, Grade, List of Activities, and Sponsoring Club : 5 points

(Should school policy preclude giving students’ name. address and/or phone number, please include the school address and phone number.)

  • Neatness and legibility(a plastic folder keeps the manuscript neat): 5 points

Due January 30

Submissions sent to: Sandra Lynch, 333 Sunset Drive, Apartment 1107; Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301­2661 Email: sashandbob@aol.com; Phone: 954-­463­0246


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