CENTRAL REGION AWARDS GUIDELINES
Central Region awards are offered to recognize outstanding projects that advance the goals and objectives of Central Region and NGC. This recognition inspires, motivates and encourages others to further their efforts and apply for awards.
More information to follow
Send Applications: Susan Cooney, CR Awards Chairman
1834 Wesley Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201-3521
H (847) 438-9152
C (847) 877-6711
NOTE: Use the Central Region Awards Application Form.
Limited to three pages, front of pages only. No report cover, binder or plastic sheets.
Complete Central Region Application Form, which will be page one.
Give a brief summary of the project, including photos, letters, financial information, publicity or
other supporting data.
Photos may be attached to pages or inserted electronically.
The three pages may be sent electronically or by postal service.
Keep a copy for your records, as the application will not be returned.
Adhere to due dates listed above, except where noted. Late entries will not be judged.
CR Award #1 – Partnering with Youth in Planting America. Certificate and $50.00 to the club involving youth in planting pollinator plants, and teaching them the importance of pollination. Sponsor: Fran Stueck, Past Central Region Director, personal sponsor.
CR Award #2 – Planting Community Gardens. Certificate and $25.00 to a club that makes a difference in their community with plantings; may be annuals, perennials, native plants, wildflowers or vegetables. Sponsor: Sue Fuhrman, CR Plant America Chair
CR Award #3 – Sharing Gardens. Certificate and $50.00 to a club for holding an outstanding garden walk open to the public, a garden tea and/or tour, or a garden therapy outing. Sponsor: Federated Garden Clubs of Iowa, Inc.
CR Award #4 – Healing Gardens. Certificate and $50.00 to a club or individual for establishing or maintaining special gardens using pink flowers, such as container gardens or a memorial garden. Sponsor: Linda Dingee, CR Garden Therapy Chair, personal sponsor.
CR Award #5 – Caring Through Garden Therapy. Certificate and $50.00 to a club with the best program or project of services for an activity with nursing homes, senior centers, developmentally and/or physically challenged. Sponsor: The Garden Clubs of Illinois, Inc.
CR Award #6 – Preserving Our Land. Certificate and $50.00 to a district, club or member for outstanding work in the field of conservation, natural resources or wildlife refuge. Maybe with youth and/or adults. Sponsor: Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri, Inc.
CR Award #7 – Protecting Our Butterflies
7a – Monarch Waystations. Certificate and $25.00 to the state registering the most
Monarch Waystations. Sponsor: Bonnie Schwichtenberg, President of Federated Garden Clubs of Minnesota, personal sponsor.
7b – Youth Garden Club. Certificate and $25.00 to a youth garden club participating
In a butterfly garden project and/or Monarch tagging through Monarch Watch
From the University of Kansas. Sponsor: Bonnie Schwichtenberg, President of Federated Garden Clubs of Minnesota, personal sponsor.
CR Award #8 – Promoting National Garden Week. Certificate and $50.00 to a club documenting activities held in celebration of National Garden Week. Sponsor: The Garden Clubs of Indiana, Inc.
CR Award #9 – Sharing Creativity. Eligible: Club, Council, District, and State Flower Shows.
9a – Certificate and $25.00 for best overall Standard Flower Show Schedule. Submit
Application form and one copy of schedule. Sponsor: Illinois Judges Council
9b – Certificate and $25.00 for best Standard Flower Show Horticulture Division.
Award will be based on show’s schedule listing correct scientifically named
Horticulture classes, and number of horticulture entries in proportion to the size of
Club. Submit one copy of the schedule with an application and supporting data.
Sponsor: Nancy Bahn, CR Landscape Design School Chair
9c – Certificate and $25.00 for highest scoring Flower Show Educational Exhibit.
Submit one copy of the schedule with an application and supporting data.
Sponsor: Edie Dyer-Wilson, CR Environmental School Chair
CR Award #10 – Sharing CR Talents in Vision of Beauty Calendar. Certificate and $25.00 to the
CR state with the largest number of entries featured in the NGC Vision of Beauty Calendar. No application required. Sponsor: Michigan Garden Clubs, Inc.
10a – 2019 Vision of Beauty calendar -- awarded in Missouri
10b – 2020 Vision of Beauty calendar – awarded in Indiana
CR Award #11 – Honoring Veterans-Blue & Gold Star Memorials. Certificate and $50.00 to a member, club, council, or state for outstanding work in establishing Blue Star and/or Gold Star Memorials. Sponsor: Federated Garden Clubs of Minnesota, Inc.
CR Award #12 – Celebrating Life Memberships. Certificate and $25.00 to the club acquiring the newest CR Life Members. Sponsor: Wisconsin Garden Club Federation
CR Award #13 – Youth Activities Award. Certificate and $25.00 to the State Garden Club with the highest percentage of participation in NGC Youth Award Programs for 2019 and 2020 (Poetry, Essay, Sculpture, Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl Poster). State Youth Activities Chairman will report by March 1 of each year to CR Youth Activities Chairman, . Will be awarded at CR gathering during 2020 and 2021 NGC Conventions. Sponsor: James Pavelka, personal sponsor.