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 This page is designed to provide all the information necessary to      understand and apply for awards.  After reading through the  requirements, click on either FFGC, or NGC, here or at the bottom of this page to be taken to the appropriate awards area.


FFGC Awards 

Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman

2017-2019 FFGC Adult Awards #1-81 document in a pdf format click here 

FFGC Awards Rules click here  Most FFGC Adult Awards Due 11/26/2019

#11 YEARBOOK AWARD DUE NOVEMBER 1, 2019

Please NOTE this award is to be mailed to FFGC 3rd Vice President, Christy Linke 2909 Aston Ave. Plant City 33566-9301

Yearbook Data to update your yearbooks 2019-2021 coming soon

MOST FFGC Adult AWARDS DUE November 26, 2019 and mailed to

FFGC Headquarters, except where noted.

Most Adults AWARDS will be JUDGED - DECEMBER 5, 2019  8:30AM

FFGC Compatibility Chart with Deep South and NGC Awards

Award Compatibility Chart FFGC/DS/NGC Click here

FFGC, Deep South and NGC Awards

2018  FFGC and Deep South Winning Awards

2018 NGC Awards (awarded 4/30/2019 at NGC 90th Annual Convention in Biloxi, Mississippi) winners posted on 5/1/2019

2018 NGC Winning Awards

Joanne MulinaireNGC/DS Awards Chairman


NGC Awards - Information will be updated for 2019-2021

when it becomes available

2017-2019 NGC Award Rules Click here

2017-2019 NGC Award Application - The application is a fillable application. If you are applying for a NGC Award that is not one that is compatible with an FFGC Award.

Fill out this application and mail it to FFGC Headquarters

by Award Due Date of 11/30/18 http://gardenclub.org/awards/awards-applications.aspx

Joanne MulinaireNGC/DS Awards Chairman

Deep South Awards-- Information will be updated for 2019-2021 when it becomes available

Deep South Garden Clubs Project Award Rules 2017-2019 click here Due Date  November 28, 2018 

Deep South Garden Clubs Awards 2019-2021 coming soon

Deadline November 26, 2019. If applying for a Deep South Award

that is not compatible with FFGC Award,

please mail to headquarters the Deep South Application Form

below to avoid confusion.

Deep South Garden Clubs Award Application  coming soon

Deep South Garden Clubs Unified Project Rule 2019-2021 

Gina Jogan, FFGC/DSGC Unified Project Chairman 

FFGC Award Donors:

We Thank our Award Donors! If you would like to become an Award Donor for FFGC Award contact: 

Carol Wood, FFGC Award Donors Chair

Kristine Blake, Publicity Press Book Awards

General Rules of Application, Scale of Points, and Contact Information 

click here to download FFGC Award Rules

Award Due Dates 2019-2020

Yearbook Award …………………………………………….   November 1

Most FFGC Awards …………………………………………. November 26

Flower Show Achievement Awards ……………………...... November 30

Flower Show Related Awards ……………………………... November 30

Deep South & NGC Awards to Awards Chair ……………  November 26

Jr Gardener FFGC Awards J-1 - J-6 ……………………… November 26

 2020

Jr Gardener Awards J-10 - J-49 ……………………………  January 30

Intermediate Gardeners I-4 - I-26 …………………………   January 15

High School  HS-12  .............………………………………   January 1

High School HS-15-16 ......................................................  January 15

HS 20 Essay …………………………………………………  January 15

Poetry Contest .................................................................. January 15

Youth Sculpture ……………………………………………… January 15

Smokey Bear Woodsy Owl …………………………..........  January 24

Tree Record Deadline ....................................................... March 3




Documents to download and use

Frequently Asked Questions about FFGC Awards, click here

Awards Application Explained, click  here

The Key to Award Writing, click here

How to Insert Images, click here

Select an Award to Write, click here

Book of Evidence (BOE)      FFGC Book of Evidence Handbook.pdf  

Yearbook Guide Award 11 Yearbook Award Explained.pdf

Yearbook Data for 2019-2021 click here

Help Desk info.jpg May include in Yearbook

Convention Dates & Location.jpg May include in yearbook

EDUCATIONAL DOCUMENTS for Writing FFGC AWARDS

Below are 2 Slide Presentation on Award Writing from FFGC 92nd Annual Convention


Tricks and Tips for Writing an Award Winning Application click here

Help Where do I begin: How to Write An Award Winning Application click here

FFGC Ella P. Woods "Paths of Sunshine" Award & Roadside Beautification

Brenda Leudeman, Chair   Nomination Form  click here                                                                        Guidelines click here                                                                        Revised Procedures click here

Flower Show Achievement Awards

All Flower Show Achievement Award rules inquiries are directed to Barbara May, Flower Show Consultant - NGC/FFGC Flower Show Achievement Awards Chairman

Flower Show Achievement Awards Application click here

Flower Show Related Awards 

All Flower Show Related Award rules inquiries are directed to Jan GriffinFlorida Flower Show Judges President - Flower Show Related Awards Chairman - Flower Show Related Awards due to Chair by November 30, 2019. Flower Show Related Awards Application

Flower Show Related Awards Application Form New application Coming soon


Junior Gardening
 

Lynda Penry FFGC Junior Gardeners & Junior Gardeners Awards

FFGC Junior Gardeners Award Applications should be sent to Lynda Penry, 561 Pocahontas Drive, Ft. Walton Beach 32547

FFGC Awards #J-1 thru #J-9 are due November 30.

FFGC Awards #J-10 thru J-49 are due January 30Junior Gardener Awards Application for #J10 - #J49

List of Junior Gardening Awards Due Dates click here and download

Youth Awards Sandra Lynch, NGC & Deep South Youth Contests/Awards and FFGC High School & Intermediate Gardeners Awards

FFGC Intermediate & High School Gardeners Award Applications should be sent to Sandra Lynch, 333 Sunset Drive, Apt. 1107, Fort Lauderdale 33301-2661.

NGC High School Distinguished Service Project Award (NGC #76-K) to Sandra Lynch by November 30

NGC Youth Contest entries (except for Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl Environmental Poster Contest) must be mailed to NGC/Deep South Youth Awards Chairman Sandra Lynch, 333 Sunset Drive, Apt. 1107, Fort Lauderdale 33301-2661 by January 15.

Girl Scout Awards 

Barbara Rao, Scouting Liaison "Walk on the Wild Side" Plant Wildflowers- WILDFLOWER Patch for Girl Scouts encourages a partnership between the State Garden Clubs and Girl Scouts

Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl 

Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl  Jill Anderson Click here for all the NGC information...

Cindy Rieger- Donor of all Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl Awards



Awards Year: January 1 to December 31 annually unless otherwise stated. All awards may be presented annually, if merited. Any exceptions will be noted.


UNLESS STATED DIFFERENTLY UNDER THE DESCRIPTION;
ALL AWARD APPLICATIONS ARE DUE TO FFGC HEADQUARTERS BY November 30, 2018.
SUBMIT TWO (2) COPIES OF AWARDS APPLICATION - ONE WILL BE FOR DISPLAY IN AWARDS ROOM AT CONVENTION
ELIGIBILITY:
A. Only Florida Federation of Garden Clubs members are eligible to apply for FFGC awards unless otherwise stated in the award description. Members are: member garden clubs, groups of member clubs, and individual members of garden clubs. Junior, Intermediate, High School Garden Clubs, Individual Youth must be sponsored by a member garden club to be eligible for specific FFGC and NGC awards.
 
B. No club/s, circle/s, or individual/s may win the same award two years in succession; however, when it is an award for a individual project, a different individual in the same club or circle may win in successive years.
 
C. 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.

APPLICATION FORMS:
The application form is available in a format that can be downloaded and completed. It is available in a MS Word form that can be filled in on-line -FFGC Award Application FormThis form should be used for all awards unless otherwise stated in the award description and criteria below (See Flower Show and Youth Awards). Alternately, you can download the form or obtain one from your District Awards Chairman, who can provide an application in “Microsoft Word” format that may be easier for you to work with.

SUBMISSION:

Applications must conform to the following required criteria:

  • There is a three (3) page limit, using only the front of each page - the FFGC Award Application Form plus two (2) additional pages. (There are a few exceptions to this 3 page limit and they will be listed with specific awards.)
  •  If a Scale of Points is included under an Award description, address topics listed on the Scale of Points along with any supporting data and photographs. If no Scale of Points is listed, use the Basic Scale of Points at the end of the Awards Rules.
  • Binders and vinyl sheet protectors are not required or allowed. Staple the three pages together at the upper left corner.
  • Computer generated entries are advised. If the preparer is deficient in computer skills, entries may be cut and pasted by hand. However, a clear, color copy of the hand- generated entry should be mailed. Since entries will not be in binders or plastic sleeves, glued or taped documentation could fall off or be lost.Applications will not be returned. Exceptions noted in the award description.
  • Flower Show Achievement Awards and NGC Awards of Excellence (NGC Awards $#23, 24, and #25) have different application forms.
  • Applications and Books of Evidence will not be returned except where noted in the award description.

PROCEDURES FOR APPLYING AND DEADLINES:

The FFGC Award Application Form and documentation for all adult FFGC Awards must be sent to FFGC Headquarters to arrive on or before November 30, 2018except where noted in the award description.


  1. Complete the FFGC Award Application form - 3 pages only.
  2. Mail TWO COPIES of the Award Application directly to FFGC Awards Chairman Valerie Seinfeld at FFGC Headquarters (1400 South Denning Drive, Winter Park FL 32789-5662). (There have been some changes to this rule for 2015-2017 and most Award Applications are to be sent directly to FFGC Headquarters. Any exceptions to this rule will be noted in the award description.)
  3. Deadline for submission is November 30, 2018, unless otherwise noted in award description.
  4. Make and keep one copy of the entire application for your records.
  5. Make a copy of the first page of the application and send to your District Awards Chairman.
  6. Some exceptions to this procedure include:
  • Award #11 Yearbooks - complete the necessary information on the FFGC Award Application form (top part only). Refer to Submission Requirements under detailed listing and send to FFGC Third Vice President, Tina Tuttle  at 6755 Highway 99, Molino, FL 32577-4048  by November 1.
  • Awards # 12 & #13 Publications - Submit entries with one Application Form. Questions on the Application Form must be answered. Details are important. Submit to FFGC Awards Chair Valerie Seinfeld at FFGC Headquarters by November 30.
  • Award #62 Mary S. Compton Awards for Publicity Press Books - complete the necessary information on the FFGC Awards Application Form (top part only). Prepare a Book of Evidence. No limit on number of pages. Submit to FFGC Publicity Press Book Chairman Kristine Blake, PO Box 5391, Fort Lauderdale FL 33310-5391 by January 15.
  • Flower Show Achievement Awards - Send Book of Evidence and Flower Show Achievement Award Application to FFGC Flower Show Consultant, Barbara May, 521 Barclay Fairway, Wellington FL 33449 by November 30.
  • Flower Show Related Awards use the FFGC Award Application and send to: FFSJ President, Mary Silas at 301 Waters Edge Drive S., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 904.285.1411 by November 30.

Categories by Size
 Garden Club applications shall be judged according to size determined by number of members on whom FFGC dues are paid, including Active, Associate, Inactive, Honorary, etc. To determine the category for each award, consult the description of categories under each specific award. The category sizes may be different for different awards.


Return of Materials
Materials submitted on the three page entry forms will not be returned. Make a copy of your application for your records.

Publications and Books of Evidence will not be returned. Make a copy for your records.

SCALE OF POINTS

  1. Unless another Scale of Points is indicated under a specific award, the Basic Scale of Points will be used to judge all FFGC Awards Applications. Be sure to study the requirements for each award and understand which Scale of Points will be used for judging that award.

    Basic Scale of Points

Presentation .................................................................................. 5

Neat, concise, all information included on the FFGC Awards Application Form (3 sheets allowed) or in the Book of Evidence (if required).

Achievement...................................................................................65 

Size and scope of project, need and fulfillment, benefit, accomplishment, comprehensiveness of work, activities to attain goals, evaluation of
goals reached, educational value, prior planning, very brief history if continuing project, financial report, other.

Participation ...................................................................................15 

Size of club, involvement of members, youth, community,
professionals, residents in facilities, others. Not all of these have to be involved.

Record or Documentation.............................................................15 

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

                                                                                               Total: 100 

BOOKS OF EVIDENCE (BOE) .      FFGC Book of Evidence Handbook.pdf

Because of the importance of some FFGC Awards and the extent of accomplishment that they represent, or because some simply will not fit on the new awards form, a Book of Evidence is required. The following FFGC awards require a Book of Evidence. Refer to information about each award for guidelines in preparing specific Books of Evidence.

# 1 – Blanche Capel Covington

# 8 – Garden Club of the Year

# 10 –Mentoring Award

#28 – Horticulture Leadership Award

# 62 –Mary S. Compton Awards for Publicity (Publicity Press Book)

# 67 –Pressed Wildflower Collection Award

Flower Show Achievement Awards

GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR COMPLETING A BOOK OF EVIDENCE (Proof of Accomplishment)

1. Use a lightweight, solid color, theme type binder, size not to exceed 8.5” X 11”. NO RING BINDERS ALLOWED.
2. A plain label (no embellishments) with the following information should be placed on the cover:
Award # - Name - Class
District #
Name of Club, Circle, or group of clubs & City

3. On top of the first page, include Award # - Name - Class; District #; name of club, circle, or group of clubs and City; percentage of members participating (when required by particular award rules). No Table of Contents is required.

4. Firmly paperclip two copies of the completed FFGC Awards Application Form to the inside front cover of the binder.

5. The summary should be written on the lower part of the FFGC Award Application Form. Summary should be brief and require no more than the space on the lower part of the application form. No additional pages allowed on the FFGC Award Application Form.

6. Entries are to be sent to either FFGC Headquarters by November 30, 2018 or appropriate person as indicated for that award.

7. Presentation:

  • Do not exceed six (6) pages, front and back, for a maximum of twelve (12) surfaces.
  • Use standard 8.5” X 11” paper. Pages may be placed back to back in six (6) top loading sheet protectors.
  • All material must be attached to pages. No loose materials, no pull-outs, and no fold-outs allowed.
  • Do not add extra information in any back pocket.
  • All photographs and other materials should be neatly secured to the pages.
  • Photocopies are permitted.
  • Trim all items neatly
8. Written Text:
  • All text must be typed.
  • Be concise. Follow all requirements in award description and Scale of Points.
  • BOE must include text and not just photographs with labels.
  • Photographs may be interspersed throughout text or following text.
9. When mailing BOE, DO NOT REQUEST “SIGNATURE FOR PROOF OF RECEIPT”. To prevent damage in shipping, enclose BOE in sturdy box or packet (Priority Mail Packet is perfect for one BOE) and secure with tape.

10.  Return of Materials – BOEs will not be returned. Make a copy for your records.

YOUTH GARDENER AWARDS

Deadline for application for Youth Awards (junior, intermediate, and high school gardeners) varies. Consult the submission requirements at the end of each Awards Description for the deadline for each particular award. Send to appropriate chairman as noted below:

FFGC Junior Gardeners Award Applications should be sent to Marci Wilcox, P.O. Box 775, Thonotosassa, FL 33592-0775 

FFGC Awards #J-1 thru #J-9 are due November 30.

FFGC Awards #J-10 thru J-49 are due January 30.

FFGC Intermediate & High School Gardeners Award Applications should be sent to Sandra Lynch, 333 Sunset Drive, Apt. 1107, Fort Lauderdale 33301-2661.

NGC High School Distinguished Service Project Award (NGC #76-K) to Sandra Lynch by November 30

NGC Youth Contest entries (except for Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl Environmental Poster Contest) must be mailed to NGC/Deep South Youth Awards Chairman Sandra Lynch, 333 Sunset Drive, Apt. 1107, Fort Lauderdale 33301-2661 by January 15.

Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl Environmental Poster Contest entries to Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl Chairman, Jill Anderson

Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl 

Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl  Jill Anderson Click here for all the NGC information...Due to Jill Anderson by January, TBA, 2020.






Kristine Blake, Publicity Press Book Awards

 

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