Flower Show

 FLOWER SHOW ACHIEVEMENT

 

NATIONAL GARDEN CLUBS, INC. STANDARD FLOWER SHOW ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS


In order to encourage more beautiful Standard Flower Shows which meet the high standard of NGC, a number of Flower Show Achievement Awards are offered. These awards are printed in the Fall issue of The National Gardener, reflecting changes/additions made since publication of the current HANDBOOK FOR FLOWER SHOWS. Complete listing of awards will appear in odd-numbered years. Corrections and additions will appear in even-numbered years.

Refer to HANDBOOK FOR FLOWER SHOWS, 2007, for full details for Standard Flower Show requirements, point scales, rules for NGC Awards, etc. It is recommended that every club have a current HANDBOOK FOR FLOWER SHOWS. This book must be kept updated according to changes made in The National Gardener in Flower Show Schools articles.
 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR FLOWER SHOW ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
See HANDBOOK FOR FLOWER SHOWS, 2007


The award year is January 1 through December 31 annually and the due date is 30 days after the show. Holiday show applications and their supporting data must be in the hands of the State Awards Chairman on or before December 31. Allow ample time for delivery to the appropriate chairman BEFORE the State deadline. Application and book of evidence are to be sent to the State Awards Chairman.

Only Standard Flower Shows are eligible for NGC Flower Show Achievement Awards
. A show must score an average of 95 or more, and must have been evaluated by a minimum of three NGC Accredited Flower Show Judges.

A State Flower Show Award is available for a Standard Flower Show that meets all of the Handbook requirements except that the evaluation score must be 90 or above.



It is recommended that applications for both NGC and State Awards be filed at the same time. The state application form shall be clipped on top of the two NGC application forms (one of which should be permanently attached to the inside cover) in the book of evidence.

Notice of intent to apply for any Flower Show Award must be sent to the State Flower Show Schools Chairman, the State Awards Chairman and the State President at least 30 days before the date of the show for their information.

The following must be included:

 

1.  Give theme, date and location of the show.
2.  Give names, judging status and addresses of all judges that will serve.
3.  Give names of judges who will serve on the evaluating panel. NOTE: The State Flower Show Schools  

     Chairman shall approve this panel of judges.
4.  Request application blanks for the award and three (3) copies of the evaluation scale sheets for the evaluating

     judges from the State Awards Chairman. NOTE: these forms shall be sent by the State Awards Chairman     

     after receipt of notice to apply for award. Forms will be sent to signature and address on the letter of intent,    

     unless requested to do otherwise.
5.  The State Flower Show Schools Chairman may check schedule if requested to do so.

 

 

 

On the day of the show, give an evaluation form to each of the evaluating judges with a stamped envelope addressed to the State Flower Show Schools Chairman. Before the judges evaluate the show, give them the number of entries in the Horticulture and Design Divisions, Special Exhibits and the number of members exhibiting in the show.

The evaluation forms are confidential and are seen only by the evaluating judges, who will mail them directly to the State Flower Show Schools Chairman. The evaluating committee should tell the show chairman whether or not the show scores 90, which is the minimum for consideration for a State award. The show must score 95 to be considered for a NGC Award.

Clubs applying for a Flower Show Award no longer need to state the award number or name on the application form. This is left up to the State Awards Chairman who will try to place each club in a separate category. This does not change any rules or requirements. For example, a Holiday Show would need to have the holiday theme, but if two clubs put on separate Holiday Shows, only one club may win. However, if one show could be placed as a Show staged in a Public Building and the other placed as a Holiday Show, both clubs would then be eligible for awards. Clubs preferring a specific award must inform the State Awards Chairman on a piece of paper which is not permanently attached to the application.



 

AWARD APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS AND COMPILING BOOKS OF EVIDENCE
See HANDBOOK FOR FLOWER SHOWS, 2007 ONLY for Flower Show Book of Evidence


STANDARD FLOWER SHOW ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS 

 

1.  AWARDS YEAR: January 1 to December 31 annually.
2.  ELIGIBILITY: Only National Garden Clubs members are eligible to apply for NGC awards unless otherwise

     stated in the award description: Single member garden clubs, Groups of member clubs, Councils of Accredited      

     Flower Show Judges, State Garden Clubs. Youth Garden Clubs must be sponsored by a member garden club.   

     Affiliate Members and International Affiliates are eligible to apply for Awards as specified.
3.  REQUIRED SCORE: When an organization is applying for a NGC Standard Flower Show Achievement Award the

     show must score 95 or more points, as determined by the Judges’ Evaluating Panel. Adjusted value of  

     averaged Evaluations is 75%, Book of Evidence 25%.

4.  ROSETTES, CERTIFICATES OF AWARD OF MERIT, CERTIFICATES OF EXCELLENCE shall be recognized at the

     NGC Convention. Rosettes and runner-up certificates for Award #11 shall be presented at NGC Convention.

     Winning Standard Flower Shows sponsored by five or more clubs will receive five rosettes; additional rosettes

     for sponsoring clubs may be purchased from Member Services.
5.  APPLICATION FORMS: All applications must be on current State and NGC Flower Show Achievement Application

     Forms obtained from the State Awards Chairman. The form must be signed by the State President and State

     Awards Chairman. One application form should be permanently attached to inside cover of the Book of

     Evidence and a duplicate form attached with paper clip.
6.  PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING: Clubs, Groups of Clubs, State Garden Clubs: All applications for NGC Awards must

     be made through the State Awards Chairman.

7.  The NGC Awards Committee will consider only one application for each numbered award or category within a

     numbered award. Each State Garden Club may receive all awards merited in any given year, provided all

     qualifications are met. See exception #8.
8.  Awards #5 and #25 may not be applied for or won by the same organization in two consecutive years.
9.  Requirements for Preparing a Book of Evidence for Flower Show Achievement Award – refer to HANDBOOK.
     a.  Use theme or amphile folder. Attach envelope to inside back cover for Schedule and Evaluation Forms.

          Maximum of 20 pages within. Use clear protective page covers, except for State and NGC Application   

          Forms.
     b.  Cover Label: Award Number & Name, Name of state, Name/s of sponsoring organization, Show Site (City &

          State).
     c.  Content required for the Book of Evidence, see HANDBOOK, pages 61- 63.

          Including: 1) Title Page, 2) Table of Contents, 3) Description of Show (300 words or less), 4) Show Data

          (on form provided by State Awards Chairman), 5) Schedule (one copy only – in inside back envelope), 6)

          Photographs (theme staging, Top Exhibitor Award winning exhibits, all pictures labeled with descriptions),

          7) Publicity, 8) Distinction (evidence of creative staging, unity and special features), and 9) Conformance to

          requirements and sequential order.

 

STATE FLOWER SHOW AWARDS AVAILABLE

State Flower Show Awards correspond to NGC Flower Show Awards: See complete listing in HANDBOOK FOR FLOWER SHOWS, 2007.

 


#5 A, B, C, D Standard Flower Show
A garden club is not eligible to receive this award two consecutive years.
A.  Membership fewer than 21. Minimum of one Special Exhibit required.
B.  Membership 21-49. Minimum of two Special Exhibits required.
C.  Membership 50-99. Minimum of three Special Exhibits required.
D.  Membership 100 or more. Minimum of four Special Exhibits required.

 

#17 A, B, C, D & E Home Standard Flower Show
A.  One member club, one or more homes; garden/s optional. Minimum of two Special Exhibits required.
B.  One member club, one or more homes, in combination with some exhibits staged in a public building; garden/s

     optional. Minimum of two Special Exhibits required.
C.  Two or more member clubs, one or more homes; garden/s optional.  Minimum of three Special Exhibits          

     required.
D.  Two or more member clubs, one or more homes, in combinations with some exhibits staged in a public

     building; garden/s optional. Minimum of three Special Exhibits required.
E.  District, Council of Garden Clubs, Judges Council, one or more homes; garden/s optional. Minimum of three

     Special Exhibits required.

 

#18 A, B Council Standard Flower Show
A.  Council of three or more clubs belonging to association, circle, etc.  Minimum of three special exhibits required.
B.  Judges Council/s Standard Flower Show.  Minimum of three special exhibits required.

 

#21 A, B, C Patriotic Standard Flower Show
Requirements: US flag must be correctly and prominently displayed. Exhibitors must not be limited or required to use of patriotic colors.
A.  One member club. Minimum of two Special Exhibits required.
B.  Two or more member clubs. Minimum of three Special Exhibits required.
C.  District, Council of Garden Clubs, Judges Council. Minimum of three Special Exhibits required.

 

 #22 A, B, C Holiday Standard Flower Show
The spirit of a holiday must be featured.
A.  One member club flower show. Minimum of two Special Exhibits required.
B.  Two or more member clubs. Minimum of three Special Exhibits required.
C.  District, Council of Garden Clubs, Judges Council. Minimum of three Special Exhibits required.

 

#25 A, B, C Petite Standard Flower Show of Miniatures and/or Small Exhibits
Show must qualify as a Petite Standard Flower Show in Horticulture and Design Divisions.   See HANDBOOK

page 120 for definition of acceptable horticulture.  An organization is not eligible to receive this award two consecutive years.
A.  One member club. Minimum of two Special Exhibits required.
B.  Two or more member clubs. Minimum of three Special Exhibits required.
C.  District, Council of Clubs, Judges Council. Minimum of three Special Exhibits required.

 

#30 A, B District Standard Flower Show
Area named District, defined by the state organization. Based on total member clubs within District, 75% of those clubs must participate in the show.
A.  District consisting of fifteen or less NGC member garden clubs. Minimum of three Special Exhibits required.
B.  District consisting of sixteen or more NGC member garden clubs. Minimum of four Special Exhibits required.

 

#34-3 A, B Plant Society Standard Flower Show  
Show must fulfill all requirements of a Standard Flower Show, except that the Horticulture Division                              may be judged by plant society judges.  Minimum of one Special Exhibit required.
A.  Plant society affiliated with NGC on local, state, regional or national level.
B.  NGC organization co-sponsored with non-NGC affiliated Plant Society.

 

#35 Near-Club Standard Flower Show
Two or more member clubs located near each other. Minimum of three Special Exhibits required. This award is not available to Districts or Councils of Garden Clubs, as Districts and Councils have their own awards for General Flower Shows.

 

#47 A, B, C Youth Standard Flower Show or Youth Section of an Adult Standard Flower Show 
(Refer to Handbook for more detailed information.  Minimum of two judged Educational Exhibits required.)
A.  One NGC Youth club sponsored by an NGC member club.
B.  Two or more NGC Youth clubs sponsored by an NGC member club.
C.  Youth participation in an adult Standard Flower Show.

 

#57 A, B Standard Flower Show Staged in Public Building
Requirement: Show must be staged in an historically preserved home, museum, church, business, shopping center, mall, housing development, fair (world, state, or county), garden center, or other commercial building. This award is not available to Districts or Councils of Garden Clubs, as Districts and Councils have their own awards for General Flower Shows.
A.  One member club. Minimum of two Special Exhibits required.
B.  Two or more member clubs. Minimum of three Special Exhibits required.