Preschool – Kindergarten
Grades 1 – 5
Grades 6 – 8
Grades 9 – 12
The following awards may be presented:
Class A. Certificate of Recognized Achievement Class E. Horticulture
Class B. Conservation Class F. Litter Control
Class C. Flower Show Achievement Class G. Scrapbook
Class D. Garden Therapy Class H. Yearbook
CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNIZED ACHIEVEMENT: Qualifications for this award will be based on the entire year’s work. Program emphasis for each age group should be placed on a balanced program including horticulture, conservation, nature study, flower arranging and flower show practice. This would include meetings, workshops, field trips, scrapbooks, garden therapy and other projects.
A Certificate will be given when merited. If a club has won the certificate for two successive years, it must wait one year before applying for it again.
Clubs sponsoring award winners will receive a Certificate of Special Recognition.
Application form (see Award Rules) is to be sent to State Youth Chairman by December 1.
POETRY CONTEST: The contest is open to all students Kindergarten through Ninth Grade. Special Education: Kindergarten through Ninth Grade. For current theme see The National Gardener and
1. All entries must be typed and titled.
2. Include name, address, age and school grade of participant on back of entry.
3. Sponsoring garden club and state federation name must also be identified.
4. “Generations of Gardeners” sponsoring garden club may be that of a grandparent.
5. All entries become the property of NGC, Inc.
6. Poems do not have to rhyme.
7. Poems may be traditional verse, acrostics, blank verse, cinquains, diamond poems or Haiku.
Scale of Points for Judging:
Title 10 pts
Content 40 pts
Creativity 30 pts
Style 20 pts
Total 100 pts
Send to State Youth Chairman by December 1.
ESSAY CONTEST FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: The contest is open to all students in the 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. The contestant must be sponsored by a federated garden club or district. For current topic see The National Gardener and
RICHARD J. HARLEY ESSAY AWARD: ($50.00 TGCI check) may be awarded annually to the one entry judged best overall in the essay contest.
THE BORING-WONN HIGH SCHOOL DISTINGUISHED SERVICE PROJECT: ($50.00 TGCI check) may be awarded to a high school student, grades 9-12, for an outstanding civic project making a significant improvement for public benefit, e.g. environment, conservation, landscape, horticulture, recycling, horticulture therapy, others. A single member garden club, group of member clubs, districts, or a state garden club must sponsor the contest.
Refer to The National Gardener for additional Youth Awards that may be offered.