Amy Little Mason Award

AMY LITTLE MASON WILDFLOWER

An annual award of $100.00 and a Certificate of Award will be given, when merited, to the club with the most outstanding project for the protection and/or propagation of wildflowers. It is hoped that this special award will inspire clubs to apply for a NGC Award.  If applying for a NGC Award, consult The National Gardener for Operation Wildflower Awards available.

The following categories may be used:
1.  The Rural Highway or Roadside: Preservation and enhancement of the rural environment.
2.  The Urban Highway: Access and entries to towns and cities. Median plantings with native grown plants.
3.  Civic Project: This includes the use of native plants and wildflowers in a local area, such as a park.
4.  Protection and preservation of an already established natural area with a diversity of native wildflowers.
5.  Demonstration area showing the successful propagation of native plants.


Requirements:  

1.  Submit an application form (see Award Rules).
2.  Before and after photographs should be included showing the progress and completion of the project.
3.  A typewritten summary should describe the scope of the project including unique aspects and design features.
4.  Membership participation and the role of cooperating organizations should be described.

 

Scale of Points for Judging:

                                    Compatibility – adaptation to area                                           25 pts

                                    Conservation                                                                            25 pts

                                    Educational                                                                               25 pts

                                    Visual appeal                                                                            15 pts

                                    Membership and other organizational participation                  10 pts

                                                                                                                   Total        100 pts


A committee of three (3) members, including the State Wildflower Chairman, shall be appointed by the State President to judge the applications.  Application form (See Award Rules) is to be sent to the State Wildflower Chairman by December 1.