Award Rules




AWARDS YEAR: January 1 to December 31 annually (except where noted in the description of awards).



ELIGIBILITY: Districts, clubs or groups of clubs, councils and individuals who are in good standing with The Garden Club of Indiana, Inc. (TGCI) are eligible to apply for any awards.

                                  i    small club:        29 and under members                              

                                  ii   medium club:    30-99 members                           

                                  iii  large club:         100 members and over



PLEASE NOTE:  Books of evidence are no longer permitted except where noted.


·         There is a three page limit, using only the front of the page.

·         Binders and vinyl sheet protectors are not allowed.

·         Applications will not be returned.  Exceptions noted.

·         Applications may be submitted electronically to the appropriate state committee chairman where applicable.

·         Clubs may apply for both State and corresponding NGC awards. When applying for both, the applicant must include one State and two NGC application forms. A project, when merited, may receive both the State and NGC awards. Consult Fall issue of The National Gardener/website for awards available. Listing of awards appears in odd-numbered years and corrections and additions appear in even-numbered years.  For Central Region awards, consult the Central Region Newsletter/website

·         Forms are available from the appropriate state committee chairman, State Awards Chairman, or state website   National forms are available on the NGC website  Central Region forms are available in the Central Region Newsletter or on the website



PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING:        TGCI Awards Application 2017-2019


·         Complete the application form.  Submit the original form, three (3) pages only, to the appropriate state committee chairman by the deadline.  If submitting by     mail, include original and one copy, keeping a third copy for your records.

·         When the same project is eligible for various awards, submitting exact duplication of the application is not acceptable.

·         Refer to individual award descriptions for these exceptions:


                                                CLUB ACHIEVEMENT

                                                FLOWER SHOW ACHIEVEMENT

                                                FLOWER SHOW SCHEDULE

                                                HONEYWELL HORTICULTURAL


                                                PUBLICITY PRESSBOOK





DEADLINES: Completed application forms with supporting data showing proof of work done must be sent to the appropriate committee chairman by the due date listed in the description of each award. Late entries will not be judged.  





EXCEPTIONS:  Amy Little Mason Wildflower, Bev Kelver Arbor, Flower Show Achievement, Honeywell Horticultural, Publications, Publicity Press Book, Scrapbook, Yearbook


Presentation 5 pts:                       neat, concise, includes all required information on Application Form (three (3) pages allowed) or the Book of Evidence, if required. 

Achievement 65 pts:                     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.   

Participation 15 pts:                     size of club; involvement of members, community, government agencies,  

                                                      professionals, youth, residents in facilities, others.  Not all of these have to

                                                      be involved.   

Record or Documentation 15 pts: supporting data (as applicable), clear, well-labeled and neatly attached

                                                      before & after photographs if applicable, landscape plan (does not have to be

                                                      professional drawn), financial report, letters of appreciation, community

                                                      awards, newspaper/magazine articles (if possible), radio or TV script (if

                                                      possible), etc.  Photocopies are permitted. 


Districts, clubs or individuals seeking awards will profit at the beginning of their projects by contacting the appropriate state committee chairman.