GCNC Award Programs

Award Rules

Award Winners

AWARDS PROGRAM

The Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc., Awards Program

Marilyn Wright
2019-2021 Awards chairman
818 Jakes Mountain Road
Deep Gap, NC 28518
828-264-9727(h) 828-964-6415 (c) does not work at my home
[email protected]

  • For information about the GCNC Awards including instructions for applications and a list of the Awards, please click here.

  • For the GCNC Awards Application, click here.

  • For the NGC Awards Application, click here.

  • For the Category Chairmen Names, see the list under Member Area in “The NC Gardener”

FOR CATEGORY AWARD CHAIRMEN: A category award cover sheet must accompany each award – completed by the category award chairman. The Scoring Sheet and Award Winner Tally Sheet are available in the MEMBERSHIP AREA / FORMS. REMEMBER: Just do your best. Be fair but judge in such a way that the award application is deserving of its first place recognition.

CLARIFICATION OF YEARBOOK AWARDS CATEGORY NUMBERS

  • The club members numbers have been revised to match NGC and will now be as follows:

  • YB – 1 Elma Porter Bowden – club members 100 or more

  • YB – 2 Ethel Daughtridge – club with members 70 – 99

  • YB – 3 Catherine Williams – club members with 45 – 99

  • YB – 4 Rusty Van Pelt – club members 30 – 44

  • YB – 5 Lila Petersen – club members 20 – 29

  • YB – 6 Beverly Sharon – club members under 20

CLARIFICATION OF AWARD P-2 GEORGIA MIXON PROGRAM AWARD

Question: Will the copy of the program be counted as part of the 3 page award application?
Answer: This application consists of 2 parts:

  • PART 1: APPLICATION FOR AWARD P-2

    • Submit the 3 pages as you would for any other award. This part should be judged by the category chairman

  • PART 2: PAPER COPY OF THE PROGRAM BEING SUBMITTED FOR THE PROGRAM LENDING FILE.

    • The paper copy of the program should not be counted as the original 3 pages. This is the part that will go to our office manager to place in our program files. However, it will be referenced by the category chairman as she judges the award. The copy of the program will likely consist of several pages as details of the program are explained.

CLARIFICATION OF AWARD P-6

  • Any time a new award is created, there will assuredly be some wrinkles. I have had inquiries about Award P-6 award under Programs Awards. I hope to clarify some of the issues:

  • Awards P-2 and P-3 are program awards for the Program Lending File. These are not regular or ongoing projects. Awards P-4 and P-5 are programs for youth clubs.

  • Awards P-6 is an award designed to recognize the use of media on a regular basis for club programs and presentations. – usually a power point but could be slides or a CD. A one time presentation is not a regular basis. When constructing this award, the club member in charge should include a description, explain how this activity benefits the club membership, how does this activity meet the objectives of the Garden Club of North Carolina, costs involved with the activity. These are a few ideas there could be others. The project would be ongoing.

  • There is no need to send a complete power point or slide program. Include in the application some sample pictures showing how the activity is being used. No thumb drives should be included in the application, nor CD’s. But be sure to label the pictures so that the category chairman for Program Awards will understand what she is looking at.

  • The award should remain within the 3 page requirement of GCNC awards.

JUDGING TIPS AND CRITERIA

AWARD APPLICATIONS - KEEP IN MIND

  • The award must be postmarked or dated December 1

  • The Awards Chairman must receive any SAR and NGC awards by January 2. State awards are also due then.

  • No more than 3 pages. For the state awards, the cover sheet counts as page 1

  • First Place: 90 – 100 points for first place. Even if you receive several applications

    • The entry must earn 90 or above to be considered for first place

    • 85 – 89 points = second place

    • 80 – 84 points = third place

    • NO TIES

A FEW POINTERS TO HELP WITH JUDGING

  • Are pictures labeled? Good quality? Proportioned to the page?

  • How many club members participated in the club activity based on club membership?

  • Does the award application indicate educational value?

  • Did the award provide a value to the community? Involve community members?

  • Is there a statement of income and outlay?

  • What was achieved by this activity? Were the goals clear?

  • Was there prior planning?


SCALE OF POINTS: USED FOR JUDGING THE AWARD

PRESENTATION: 5 POINTS

Neat
Concise
Includes all required information for a GCNC award

ACHIEVEMENT: 65 POINTS

  • Scope of project

  • Need and fulfillment

  • Benefit

  • Accomplishment

  • Comprehensiveness of work

  • Activities to attain goal

  • Evaluation of goals reached

  • Educational value

  • Prior planning

  • Brief history if continuing the project

  • Financial report

PARTICIPATION: 15 POINTS

  • Size of club

  • Involvement of members

  • Community

  • Government agencies

  • Professionals

  • Youth

  • Residents in facilities

  • (not all of these have to be involved)

RECORD AND DOCUMENTATION: 15 POINTS

  • Supporting data as applicable

  • Landscape plan if needed

  • Financial report

  • Letters of appreciation

  • Community awards

  • Newspaper/magazine articles

  • (photocopies are permitted)

TOTAL 100 POINTS