Awards Year: January 1 to December 31 annually unless otherwise stated. All awards may be presented annually, if merited. Any exceptions will be noted. *Please Note- Due to Covid-19 "Where" and "How" you send Awards have been changed for 2020.
2020 AWARD PROCEDURES as a response to Covid - 19
Unless stated differently under the award description found on FFGC website Most Adult FFGC Awards (those that are 3 pages total) are emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 24, 2020. (Clarification on “stated differently” refers to BOE, Yearbooks)
#13 Publication Award that cannot be emailed, Must be mailed
#12 Newsletters/Magazine/Bulletins will be emailed.
1. 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/circles, 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
Applications must conform to the following required criteria:
PROCEDURES FOR APPLYING AND DEADLINES:
Flower Show Related Awards use the FFGC Award Application and send to: FFSJ President, Jan Griffin at 3032 Sutton Woods Drive, Plant City, FL 33566-9606 by November 30. Email 1st page of Award Application to email@example.com
Garden Club/Circle award applications shall be judged according to size determined by number of members on whom FFGC dues are paid. Look at the FFGC Directory, Book of information (BOI), or your Yearbook for Membership totals. 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.
BASIC SCALE OF POINTS
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).
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.
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.
Keep in mind the "2020" Award Rules due to electronic submissions.
BOE submission while mailed must also email the 1st page of Award Application to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 (BOE) is required. The following FFGC awards require a Book of Evidence. The Book of Evidence will be sent by Postal Mail and the 1st informational page of award application will be emailed to Awards Chair email@example.com. 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
and Some Flower Show Related Awards
# 12 - Newsletters/Magazines/Bulletins while not a BOE will be mailed.
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 or Category
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.
10. Return of Materials – BOEs will not be returned. Make a copy for your records.
JUNiOR & YOUTH GARDENER AWARDS
Junior Gardeners and Youth 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 Awards J-1, J-3 -J-6 are emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org Due November 24, 2020.
FFGC J-2 mailed to: Barbara May; 4521 Barclay Fairway, Wellington, FL 33449 Due November 30, 2020
FFGC Junior Gardeners Award Applications should be mailed to Lynda Penry, 561 Pocahontas Drive, Ft. Walton Beach 32547 January 30, 2021
FFGC Intermediate & High School Gardeners Award Applications should be mailed to Sandra Lynch, 333 Sunset Drive, Apt. 1107, Fort Lauderdale 33301-2661. There are various due dates. Consult the submission requirements at the end of each Awards Description for the deadline for each particular award
Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl Environmental Poster Contest Mail Posters to: Jill Anderson, 8014 12th Avenue S, St. Petersburg 33707-2709 Due January 20, 2021
Below Are Examples of the way to Email your Award Items
National Garden Clubs (NGC) and Deep South Garden Club (DS) Awards Due to the FFGC Awards Chairman by 11/24/2020 For those Clubs Submitting NGC and/or DS Awards that are not compatible with existing FFGC Awards - this is how you do it.
Steps to Follow:
National Garden Club Awards - www.gardenclub.org - Awards Tab
Email 3 page plus the NGC Cover Sheet to ffgcawards.gmail.com
Email 1 (one) award at a time
On Email Subject line: NGC Award # and Name of Club
Mail NGC Awards that cannot be emailed to: Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chair, 2606 Bennington Place, DeLand, FL 32720-1404. Email the NGC Cover sheet to email@example.com
NGC Awards - go to website - Download and fill out the NGC Award Application (Cover Sheet)
Save file using NGC Award number and Name of your Club.
Type your award on the FFGC Application (3 pages only, fill out 1st page completely) type the NGC Award # and Name of Award on the FFGC Award Application.
Save file NGC Award# and Your Club Name and send to FFGC Awards Chair.
Steps to Follow:
Deep South Awards - www.dsgardenclubs.com - Deep South Garden Clubs Award Procedures
Email 3 page plus Cover Sheet to firstname.lastname@example.org
Email 1 (one) award at a time
On Email Subject line: DS Award # and Name of Club
Mail DS Awards that cannot be emailed to: Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chair, 2606 Bennington Place, DeLand, FL 32720-1404. Email the DS Cover Sheet to email@example.com
DS Awards - go to website - Download and fill out the NGC Award Application (Cover Sheet)
Save file using DS Award number and Name of your Club.
Type your award on the FFGC Application (3 pages only, fill out 1st page completely) type the DS Award # and Name of Award on the FFGC Award Application.
Save file DS Award# and Your Club Name and send to FFGC Awards Chair.
Valerie Seinfeld, FFGC Awards Chairman
2019 FFGC Winning Awards Listing - Click and Download
2019 Deep South Awards "FFGC Winners" Listed - Click and Download
Click here and Download "Start Planning Now to Win!"
2019-2021 FFGC Adult Awards #1-81 document in a pdf format
FFGC Awards Rules click here Most FFGC Adult Awards Due 11/24/2020
#11 YEARBOOK AWARD DUE NOVEMBER 1, 2020
* Please NOTE this award is to be mailed to FFGC 3rd Vice President, Christy Linke 2909 Aston Ave. Plant City 33566-9301
Yearbook Guide: Yearbook Award #11 Explained
Yearbook Dates and information for 2019 - 2021 updated 3/30/2020
Help Desk info.jpg May include in Yearbook
MOST FFGC Adult AWARDS DUE November 24, 2020 and mailed to
FFGC Headquarters, except where noted.
Most Adults AWARDS will be JUDGED - DECEMBER 3, 2020 9:00AM
Valerie Seinfeld - Facilitator
Joanne Mullinaire - Documentation
Becky Lindhorst - Registrar
District Awards Chairs
District I Awards Chair - Jennifer Yelverton
District II Awards Chair -
District III Awards Chair -
District IV Awards Chair- Eileen Zebrowski
District IV Awards Chair - Susan Swain
District V Awards Chair - Sandra Arnold
District VI Awards Chair -
District VII Awards Chair - Marilyn Paone
District VIII Awards Chair - Kathy Echevarria
District IX Awards Chair - Sylvia Swartz
District X Awards Chair - Twig Morris
District XI Awards Chair - Joanne Nelson
District XII Awards Chair -
FFGC Landscape Award Consultant - Sheryl Perkins
President LDCC Consultants' Council
FFGC Awards #13, 40, 41, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47
FFGC Compatibility Chart with Deep South and NGC Awards
Award Compatibility Chart FFGC/DS/NGC Click here
NGC Awards - 2019-2021 NGC Award Rules Click here
2019-2021 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 the NGC application and mail it to FFGC Headquarters by Award Due Date of 11/26/19.
Deep South Awards DSR Awards Procedures 2019-2021 (2).doc
Deep South Garden Clubs Awards 2019-2021 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 Cover Sheet Form below to avoid confusion.
Deep South Garden Clubs Award Cover Sheet DSGC Award Cover Sheet - Final (2).docx
Due to Gina Jogan December 15, 2020
Gina Jogan, FFGC/DSGC Unified Project Chairman
FFGC Award Donors:
We Thank our Award Donors! If you would like to sponsor an FFGC Award contact:
Carol Wood, FFGC Award Donors Chair
General Rules of Application, Scale of Points, and Contact Information
click here to download FFGC Award Rules
Please Note- Due to Covid-19 Where and How you send Awards have been changed for 2020. Please see
"2020 FFGC Awards Submission Instructions"
Award Due Dates 2020-2021 and who to send them to
#11 Yearbook Award ............................ November 1 3rd FFGC VP
#4 Award of Excellence ....................... November 1 District Director
Most FFGC Adult Awards ................... November 24 firstname.lastname@example.org
Flower Show Achievement Awards.... November 30 Barbara May
Flower Show Related Awards ............ November 30 Jan Griffin
Deep South Garden Clubs Awards..... November 24 email@example.com
National Garden Club Awards ........... November 24 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jr. Gardener Awards J-1 -J-2 J-6 ....... November 24 email@example.com
Exception J-2 ....................................... mail to Barbara May
Deep South Unified Project ................ December 15 Gina Jogan
Intermediate Gardeners ..................... January 15 Sandra Lynch
High School HS-1 .............…………. January 1 Sandra Lynch
High School Awards .......................... January 15 Sandra Lynch
HS Essay …………………………… January 15 Sandra Lynch
Poetry Contest ..................................... January 15 Sandra Lynch
Youth Sculpture………………………... January 15 Sandra Lynch
Junior Gardening J10- J40 ............ January 30 Lynda Penry
Tree Record Deadline ......................... March 10 Kat Speiker
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
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
All Flower Show Achievement Award rules inquiries are directed to Barbara May, Flower Show Consultant - NGC/FFGC Flower Show Achievement Awards Chairman Due to Chair by November 30th
Flower Show Achievement Awards Application click here
All Flower Show Related Award rules inquiries are directed to Jan Griffin, Florida Flower Show Judges President - Flower Show Related Awards Chairman - Flower Show Related Awards due to Chair by November 30, 2019. Flower Show Related Awards
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-6 are due November 24, 2020
EXCEPTION J-2 is mailed to Barbara May.
FFGC Awards #J-10 thru J-49 are due January 30.Junior Gardener Awards Application for #J10 - #J49
List of Junior Gardening Awards Due Dates click here and download
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.
Mail Posters to: Jill Anderson
8014 12th Avenue S St. Petersburg 33707-2709
Cindy Rieger- Donor of all Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl Awards
Girl Scout Awards