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: 30-59 members
iii large club: 60-99
iv ex-large: 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. Exceptions noted.
· Applications will not be returned. Exceptions noted.
· Applications may be submitted electronically to the appropriate state committee chairman where applicable.
· Clubs may apply for a State award and any corresponding NGC award. When applying for both, the applicant must include one State and two NGC application forms. Clubs may also apply for Central Region awards, for which one application form is required.
· For more information and application forms consult:
State Awards: www.gardenclubofindiana.org
NGC Awards: www.gardenclub.org
Central Region Awards: www.ngccentralregion.org
PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING:
· Complete the application form. Submit the original form, typewritten preferred, three (3) pages, front only, to the appropriate state committee chairman by the deadline. Digital submission preferred. 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. However, a project, when merited, may receive more than one award.
· Refer to individual award descriptions for these exceptions:
FLOWER SHOW ACHIEVEMENT
FLOWER SHOW SCHEDULE
MEMBERSHIP AND PROMOTION
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.
SCALE OF POINTS FOR JUDGING
EXCEPTIONS: Amy Little Mason Wildflower, Bev Kelver Arbor, Flower Show Achievement, Honeywell Horticultural, Membership and Promotion, Publications, 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 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 POINTS 100
Districts, clubs or individuals seeking awards will benefit, at the beginning of their projects, by contacting the appropriate state committee chairman.