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AWARDS, DESCRIPTIONS & RULES

The Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. recognizes the achievement of an individual, a club/circle or district which further the goals and objectives of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc., the Deep South Garden Clubs, Inc., and National Garden Clubs, Inc. Giving awards is a way to celebrate excellence and achievement among garden clubs and individual members.  Awards give us an opportunity to:

  • give well-deserved recognition to members, clubs, and districts for their hard work and dedication
  • highlights the talents and creativity that is held among the members
  • contributes towards a group's cohesion and pride. 
  • give your club credibility and visibility in the community
  • attracts new members that bring fresh ideas and talent, all of which serves to strengthen your club in the community.  

FFGC AWARDS INFORMATION

It's advisable to read the supporting documents before completing the single page application.  The Awards Handbook will explain in detail (1) what to include and what can be attached to your application; (2) to whom to email, and in some cases, mail, your application and including images (jpegs) if applicable; and (3) the deadline. 

SEE FLOWER SHOW RELATED AND FLOWER SHOW ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS FORMS.

The NEW Awards Handbook is now the single-source handbook for all things awards. It has the descriptions, rules and procedures for every single award from FFGC #1-81 through all Flower Show Achievement, Flower Show Related, Youth, Junior Gardening, Contests, and High School. It is a work in progress but we're inches away.  This handbook clarifies category, class and section. If you have already filed your award, please do not worry! The awards team will handle any minor things that occurred due to the new handbook.   Please let the FFGC Awards Chair, Sandra Arnold, know if you find any errors. Her awards email is FLAwards2024@gmail.com.  
    If your application form is prepared in Apple using Pages, please convert to PDF before submitting it. That can be found under File/Export to.

    APPLYING FOR AN FFGC STATE AWARD

    Please read the long list of awards to see all the different awards to which you or a club (or others) may apply. When you’re ready to apply for a state award, download and complete the Award Application. The application must be received by the Awards Chair by November 22, unless otherwise stated.

    The State Awards Chairperson is Sandra Arnold | FLawards2024@gmail.com

    • The Application form is a single page, but you may attach up to two additional pages for a total of three pages.  NEW! Consent forms no longer need to accompany photographs; FFGC assumes you have procured such permission and you confer your permission forward to FFGC by your submission.

    • All submissions to be electronically submitted unless otherwise stated. 

    • Please email the application to the appropriate chairperson and attach any required photographs or attachments. If you have an additional questions, please contact Sandra.

    • Be sure to keep a copy of your application for your own records. Most of what you submit as supporting documentation will not be returned to you. 

    FFGC NELL COE AWARD INFORMATION

    New Nell Coe Award -- Complete Instructions, Award Description and Awards Application:

    Read through the procedures as they have changed.

    Yearbook Calendar Information 

    DEEP SOUTH GARDEN CLUBS AWARDS INFORMATION

    Am I Able to Apply for a Deep South Garden Clubs, Inc. or National Garden Clubs, Inc. Award?

    You will find that, while we have many FFGC awards, they do not always fit the criteria to also be submitted to Deep South Garden Clubs, Inc. or National Garden Clubs, Inc. You may apply for a Deep South award, but you MUST submit your application to the Florida State Award Chair first. She will forward your application, if merited.

    https://www.deepsouthgardenclubs.com/awards                Deep South Unified Project


    NATIONAL GARDEN CLUBS (NGC) AWARDS INFORMATION

    National Garden Clubs (NGC) Awards are due to the FFGC Awards Chairman by our state due date (NOV 22).  DOWNLOAD their 2023-2025 Awards Handbook.  To apply for an NGC grant that is not compatible with FFGC awards, please visit https://gardenclub.org/awards-and-grants.   Individuals and clubs do not apply to NGC directly.  The Florida state award chair will forward your application if you win at the state level.

    HISTORIC AWARDS EDUCATION FILES

    AWARDS EDUCATION

    The Key to Award Writing, click here

    Book of Evidence Handbook (BOE),  click here

    Below are 2 Slide Presentation on Award Writing from FFGC 92nd Annual Convention

    Tricks and Tips for Writing an Award Winning Application - Slides in pdf format click here

    Help Where do I begin: How to Write An Award Winning Application - slide in pdf format click here

    #11 Yearbook Award DUE NOVEMBER 1

    * Please NOTE this award is to be mailed to FFGC 3rd Vice President, 




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