TOP OF THE HILL GARDEN CLUB
OUTSTANDING CLUB MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD #15 

Will be awarded TO THE GARDEN CLUB MEMBER SELECTED FROM THE ENTRIES RECEIVED AS THE OUTSTANDING CLUB MEMBER OF THE YEAR.  Individual inserts inscribed with the date, garden club and name of winning member may be added each year to the plaque which hangs at The DeKalb County Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. Garden Center given by the Top of the Hill Garden Club.

RULES

  1. The award may be presented to a garden club member nominated by his/her garden club for contributions, accomplishments and participation in the garden club;  in DeKalb Federation activities; in the community; in other worthwhile local, state, or national organizations or groups; and, in any other garden club related activities.  Exception:  Current President of The DeKalb County Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc.
  2. Any member of a garden club of The DeKalb County Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. is eligible to be nominated. No person may receive this award more than once.  However, a garden club may enter a nominee each year.
  3. See General Rules.  Use the sequence of activities listed in the Scale of Points listed with this award below.  Only those activities within the Awards Year will be considered.
  4. A narrative form should be used in the book of evidence, using the third person (he/she) throughout the contents of the entry in place of the nominee's name.
  5. The nominee's name, address and garden club should be placed in a sealed envelope attached to the back inside cover with a paper clip.  There will be only one winner for this award.  First place only.

 

SCALE OF POINTS FOR CLUB MEMBER OF THE YEAR

1.  Quality and scope of the contributions, accomplishments and participation of an individual garden club member in the following areas                        90 pts.
            a. Local Garden Club (35 pts.)
            b. DeKalb Federation Activities (30 pts.)
            c. Community and other organizations or groups  (15 pts.)
            d. Any other garden club related activities  (10 pts.)
             (Redbud District, GCG, DSR, NGC)
2.  Form of presentation/conformance to rules 10 pts.
TOTAL 100 pts.

AVONDALE ESTATES GARDEN CLUB TREE AWARD #16

A perpetual Silver Trophy given by Avondale Estates Garden Club in memory of Isabel Potter, member and a former President of The DeKalb County Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc., may be awarded TO THE GARDEN CLUB THAT CREATES THE MOST OUTSTANDING PLANTING OF TREES FOR CIVIC IMPROVEMENT AND BEAUTIFICATION

SEE GENERAL RULES AND SCALE OF POINTS BELOW.

Entry must include a simple reduced-size planting plan showing existing components (if any) plus new addition(s); before and after photographs (labeled). Project should emphasize low maintenance and quality trees suitable to local climate and ecological conditions, especially native trees. Involvement of other groups or agencies is encouraged; however, the garden club must bear the major responsibility for the project.

SCALE OF POINTS FOR TREE AWARD

Project Achievement (suitability, quality, beauty)            25 pts.
Use of native trees    15 pts.
Value/benefit to area and community      25 pts.
Percentage of club members participating; participation of other groups 15 pts.
Supporting data, photographs, publicity, letters of appreciation    10 pts.
Conformance and distinction (marked superiority, neatness, presentation)   10 pts.
TOTAL 100 pts.

HALLIE BROWN FLOWER SHOW AWARD #17

A perpetual silver trophy, a Silver Wine Decanter given by Joan Keilman of Winding Woods Garden Club and Mary Lou Collins of Evergreen Garden Club, in honor of Mrs. Edward T. Brown, National Garden Clubs Master Flower Show Judge, may be awarded TO THE GARDEN CLUB(S) THAT PRODUCES THE MOST OUTSTANDING STANDARD FLOWER SHOW DURING THE AWARDS YEAR

 

SEE GENERAL RULES AND SCALE OF POINTS BELOW

All applications received must be judged by a committee or panel composed of National Garden Clubs' Accredited Flower Show Judges in good standing.

SCALE OF POINTS-FLOWER SHOW AWARD

The flower show must be held in the current Awards Year, staged by one or more member clubs, emphasize the use of fresh plant material, and meet the requirements for a Standard Flower Show as set forth by National Garden Clubs, Inc 30 pts.
Book of Evidence to include one copy of the printed schedule: clear, concise, overall theme evident throughout, at least five classes in both horticulture and design. Special exhibits such as educational and youth are encouraged but not required 25 pts.
A brief description of the show, giving the number of club members participating, number of horticulture entries, any special staging, number of visitors to the show, top awards offered, and any other pertinent information 10 pts.

Photography of TOP AWARD winners in each division and at least one overall picture showing horticulture and some staging required. Picture of other Blue Ribbon winners
helpful but not required

10 pts.
List of the Judges 5 pts.
Publicity, including date and source of clipping; quality of pictures, no people or ribbons; organization; and presentation 10 pts.
Conformance & Distinction of Book of Evidence (marked superiority, neatness, presentation)
10 pts.
TOTAL 100 pts.


SMOKE RISE GARDEN CLUB

HORTICULTURE STUDY/ACTIVITY AWARD #18

 

A perpetual silver trophy, a Silver Tray given by the Smoke Rise Garden Club, may be awarded TO THE GARDEN CLUB OR INDIVIDUAL GARDEN CLUB MEMBER MAKING THE MOST OUTSTANDING EDUCATIONAL CONTRIBUTION IN THE FIELD OF HORTICULTURE, EXCLUDING WILDFLOWERS. 

 

SEE GENERAL RULES AND SCALE OF POINTS.

One of the following suggested projects may be explored:

  1. 1. Presentation of an exceptional horticultural program at a garden club meeting or other public meeting. Outline of talk given, special materials handed out, and unusual exhibits shown should be included.
    2. Collecting and growing a large number of species of one plant family and/or genus for educational value and research.
    3. Opening to the public, gardens developed by a garden club individual or garden club, for the purpose of educating the public.
    4. Growing plants and/or trees for distribution in any civic planting, special club study, or as a donation to a public organization.
    5. Teaching identification of trees and/or plants (excluding wildflowers) to the greatest number of people (adults or children).
    6. Any far-reaching dissemination of horticultural information via organized public sources. (Example: Special exhibits at a library, etc.)
    7. Any other worthy horticulture program and/or activity.

CAROLYN WATERS CLUB EXHIBITS AWARD #19

A perpetual trophy, a Silver Tray given by Carolyn Waters, former President of The DeKalb County Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. will be awarded TO THE MEMBER CLUB WHICH ACCUMULATES THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF JUDGING POINTS FOR THE AWARDS YEAR FOR HORTICULTURAL AND DESIGN EXHIBITS IN THE MINI-FLOWER SHOW  SPONSORED BY THE DEKALB COUNTY FEDERATION OF GARDEN CLUBS, INC.  In the event of a tie, the winners will share equally in the honor of the trophy and a certificate will be presented to each winner.

NO APPLICATION NECESSARY.

BRIARCLIFF WOODS GARDEN THERAPY AWARD #20

 

A silver perpetual trophy, a Silver Bowl given by the Briarcliff Woods Garden Club, may be awarded TO THE GARDEN CLUB WHOSE EFFORTS AND ACHIEVEMENTS IN GARDEN THERAPY PROVIDE THE GREATEST BENEFIT FOR HANDICAPPED PERSONS WITHIN AN INSTITUTION, HOSPITAL OR SCHOOL

SEE GENERAL RULES AND SCALE OF POINTS BELOW.

The entry project must include:

1. A planned series of activities for maximum therapeutic value and greatest participation of the handicapped.
2. A record of participation by individual club members, and where possible photographs, publicity, and other substantiating evidence.

SCALE OF POINTS FOR GARDEN THERAPY AWARD

Value and scope of project(s) 50 pts.
Percentage of club members participating 20 pts.
Publicity and photographs (if possible) 15 pts.
Conformance & Distinction (marked superiority, neatness, presentation) 15 pts.
TOTAL 100 pts.

 GARDEN CENTER PARTICIPATION AWARD #21

May be awarded TO THE GARDEN CLUB THAT DEMONSTRATES THE GREATEST PARTICIPATION IN THE ACTIVITIES AT THE GARDEN CENTER SPONSORED BY THE DEKALB COUNTY FEDERATION OF GARDEN CLUBS, INC.  Individual inserts inscribed with the date and name of garden club may be added to a plaque, given by The DeKalb County Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. in honor of Deen Day Smith Sanders whose donations vitally contributed to the creation of the new Garden Center on the grounds of Callanwolde. NO APPLICATION NECESSARY.

Participation to be based on members’ signatures indicating club membership(s) and stated purpose of visit as recorded in the Activities Book at the Garden Center during the Awards Year.

Approved Activities: Federation board meetings, committee meetings, club meetings, library use, volunteer support, and other functions endorsed or sponsored by DeKalb Federation.


JANET McGINNIS FRIEND OF BIRDS AWARD #22

A perpetual trophy, a Silver Tray, given by The DeKalb County Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. in honor of Janet McGinnis for her dedicated service to the Garden Center, may be awarded TO THE INDIVIDUAL GARDEN CLUB MEMBER FOR THE MOST OUTSTANDING ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN THE PRESERVATION, PROTECTION AND/OR CARE OF BIRDS. 

 SEE GENERAL RULES

Suggestions: Special exhibits on birds at a school or library, or in a flower show, garden club or other public meeting; program presented by a club member on birds to a garden club or public meeting; initiating and/or establishing bird sanctuaries; promotion of bird projects within adult/youth groups; publicized article about birds in public sources; any other similar effort.

Photographs, publicity and other supporting evidence should be included when possible.

SCALE OF POINTS FOR FRIEND OF BIRDS AWARD

Value to community 20 pts.
Impact on the protection of birds 30 pts.
Recognition or awards received 15 pts.
Supporting data, publicity and photographs (if possible) 20 pts.
Conformance & Distinction (marked superiority, neatness, presentation) 15 pts.
TOTAL 100 pts.

JEAN JOHNSON GIVENS LIBRARY AWARD #23

A perpetual trophy, a Silver Bowl given by Lullwater Garden Club in honor of former DeKalb Federation and Lullwater President Jean Johnson Givens, may be awarded TO THE BEST GARDEN CLUB PROGRAM GIVEN BY AN INDIVIDUAL MEMBER AND/OR MEMBERS ON ANY SUBJECT PERTINENT TO GARDEN CLUB INTERESTS, IN WHICH THE MAJORITY OF REFERENCE MATERIALS USED CAME FROM SOURCES AVAILABLE FROM THE LIBRARY AT THE GARDEN CENTER

SEE GENERAL RULES AND SCALE OF POINTS BELOW.

The purposes of this award are:

  1. To encourage members to present programs.
  2. To encourage use of The DeKalb County Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. Library.
SCALE OF POINTS FOR LIBRARY AWARD
List and location of resources used for program presentation 30 pts.
Educational value 25 pts.
Organization of resources 15 pts.
Audience interest 20 pts.
Conformance & Distinction (marked superiority, neatness, presentation 10 pts.
TOTAL 100 pts.

JACKIE PAYNE GAVEL AWARD #24

A wooden Gavel, given by Deen Day Smith Sanders in honor of former DeKalb Federation President Jackie Payne, may be awarded TO THE CLUB SUBMITTING THE MOST ENTRIES IN THE FEDERATION AWARDS PROGRAM FOR THE CURRENT AWARDS YEARNO APPLICATION NECESSARY.


IRENE WARREN BUTTERFLY AWARD #25

NO APPLICATION NECESSARY.

A perpetual trophy, a Silver Basket given by the Dunwoody Garden Club in honor of Irene Warren, Dunwoody Garden Club member and former President of The DeKalb County Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc., may be awarded TO THE GARDEN CLUB OR GARDEN CLUB MEMBER THAT HAS DEVELOPED A BUTTERFLY GARDEN WHICH CONTAINS TREES, SHRUBS AND FLOWERS THAT FOSTER THE PRESERVATION AND PROTECTION OF BUTTERFLIES.

SEE GENERAL RULES AND SCALE OF POINTS BELOW.

1. When the silver basket is retired it will be returned to Dunwoody Garden Club.
2. Garden need not be completed during the current Awards Year; however, scope of accomplishment should be indicated. A club/club member may win this award in succeeding years, provided information on additional plantings is submitted as an additional project.

SCALE OF POINTS FOR BUTTERFLY AWARD

Value and scope of the project 30 pts.
Number and names of trees, shrubs and flowers planted to attract butterflies 40 pts.
Supporting data (labeled photographs); landscape plan optional 20 pts.
Conformance & Distinction (marked superiority, neatness, presentation) 10 pts.
TOTAL 100 pts.

SMOKE RISE MORNING GLORIES PERENNIAL AWARD #26

A perpetual trophy, a Silver Basket donated by the Smoke Rise Morning Glories, may be awarded TO THE GARDEN CLUB WHICH HAS DEMONSTRATED THE MOST OUTSTANDING WORK IN PLANTING AND PROMOTING PERENNIALS. 

SEE GENERAL RULES AND SCALE OF POINTS BELOW.

Entries may consist of one or more of the following suggestions:
1. Collecting and growing perennials for:
           a. Educational value
           b. Distribution and donation to public organizations, youth groups, nursing homes, friends and neighbors, etc.
2. Teaching identification and awareness of perennials:
           a. Program(s)
           b. Educational exhibit at a Standard Flower Show
           c. Exhibit at a school, library or public building
           d. Tour(s), public or private
3. Any other project involving perennials
Ongoing projects are eligible, but substantial work in the current year is required. Club may win this award in succeeding years.
.

SCALE OF POINTS FOR PERENNIAL AWARD

Value and scope of the project 20 pts.
Educational value 30 pts.
Percentage of member participation   20 pts.
Supporting data (letters of appreciation, photographs, publicity) 20 pts.
Conformance & Distinction (marked superiority, neatness, presentation 10 pts.
TOTAL 100 pts.

MICKIE HOLTON DESIGNER AWARD #27

(Accredited Flower Show Judges are ineligible to receive this award.)

A perpetual silver trophy, a Silver Urn presented by Leafmore Hills Garden Club in honor of Mildred B. Holton, former club President and former President of The DeKalb County Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc., will be awarded TO THE GARDEN CLUB MEMBER WHOSE BLUE RIBBON DESIGN IN THE FEDERATION'S MINI-FLOWER SHOW WAS VOTED MOST EFFECTIVE BY THE ENTIRE MEMBERSHIP AT THE FEBRUARY GENERAL MEETING

NO APPLICATION NECESSARY.

RULES

1. The arrangement, for voting purposes, must be created by a member of a club in the Federation and must be a blue ribbon winner in a Federation Mini-Flower Show between January 1 and December 31.
2. Only fresh plant material may be used.
3. Design photos, taken by the Federation photographer, shall be displayed at the February meeting on a board assembled by the Awards Chairman.
4. All members attending the regular February Federation meeting shall vote by secret ballot for their favorite design. Ballots will be counted by the Awards Chairman, and the winner’s name will be announced at the Awards ceremony.
5. When the award is retired, it is to be returned to Mildred B. Holton.
6. Only one winner will be selected for this award, First Place only.


THE WILMA CONEY SHADE GARDENING AWARD #28

A perpetual silver trophy, a Silver Bowl presented by the Hummingbird Garden Club in honor of Wilma Coney, club member and former President of The DeKalb County Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc., may be awarded TO AN INDIVIDUAL MEMBER OF A GARDEN CLUB FOR THE MOST OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN SHADE GARDENING DURING THE AWARDS YEAR. 

 SEE GENERAL RULES AND SCALE OF POINTS BELOW.

1. Must include a list of plants utilized in the shade garden.
2. Annual application for this award may be submitted with proof of additional plantings.
3. SEE GENERAL RULES.

SCALE OF POINTS FOR SHADE GARDENING AWARD

Value and scope of the project 20 pts.
Achievement   20 pts.
List of shade plants utilized in this project 20 pts.
Basic landscape drawing of the garden with location of plants noted 15 pts.
Supporting data (photographs, publicity, letters of appreciation)   15 pts.
Conformance & Distinction (marked superiority, neatness, presentation)   10 pts.
TOTAL 100 pts.

BETTY POTHIER HORTICULTURE AWARD #29

A Perpetual Silver Trophy, presented by Cedar Grove Garden Club in memory of Betty Pothier, club member and Garden Center Volunteer of The DeKalb County Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc., may be awarded TO THE CLUB MEMBER WHO DONATES THE MOST HORTICULTURE SPECIMENS AT REGULAR FEDERATION MEETINGS DURING THE AWARDS YEAR.
NO APPLICATION NECESSARY.
In the event of a tie, each winner will be presented a photograph of the trophy and a certificate. The Hostess Chairman will record the donations monthly throughout the awards year.


BETTY THOMPSON ACHIEVEMENT IN DESIGN AWARD #30

(Judges Study Clubs ineligible for this award)

A perpetual silver trophy, a Silver Tray given by the Hunting Hill Garden Club in honor of Betty Thompson for her outstanding work in the creative art of flower arranging, may be awarded TO A GARDEN CLUB THAT ENCOURAGES AND PROMOTES THE STUDY OF FLOWER ARRANGING.

SEE GENERAL RULES AND SCALE OF POINTS.
Any activities performed by the club to encourage their members to participate in the art of flower arranging, to include club programs, workshops, etc., and sponsoring and/or participating in Standard Flower Show(s) considered but not the sole criteria for this award.


THE MARGARET STRICKLAND YOUTH AWARD #31

A perpetual silver trophy, a Silver Bowl presented by Karen Waller in memory of her mother, Margaret Strickland, former DeKalb Federation President and Youth Garden Club advocate, may be awarded TO THE YOUTH GROUP WHOSE ACCOMPLISH- MENTS ARE DEEMED MOST OUTSTANDING during the awards year.

RULES FOR YOUTH AWARDS:
1. Any organized youth group, sponsored by an adult member club of The DeKalb County Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc., may be considered for this award.
2. The youth group must have a minimum of six members and emphasize activities and/or study related to garden club objectives.
3. Awards Application to show activity meeting the requirements set forth by the following Scale of Points for Youth Award.

1.  Horticulture                                                                                                

Caring for horticulture in containers or garden plot; additional study,
i.e., trees, wildflowers; field trip to nurseries, gardens, Fernbank Science
Center; workshop.

30 pts.

2.  Environmental Concerns      

Nature study of minerals, soil, wildlife, birds, endangered species, etc. Water/air pollution, chemical pollution, hazardous waste, etc.

30 pts.

3.  Participation in other Civic Projects                                                                 

Civic beautification projects; i.e., public buildings (schools, churches, libraries); anti-litter, recycling projects, neighborhood clean-ups; participation in Arbor Day activities, flower shows, etc

30 pts.

4.  Supporting evidence                                                                                     

Data, photographs, publicity, etc.
10 pts.
TOTAL 100 pts.


RITA T. COMPHER HISTORY AWARD #32

 A perpetual silver trophy, a Silver Bowl given by Joy Stuart in honor of Rita Compher, DeKalb Federation President 1973-1975, may be awarded TO A GARDEN CLUB SUBMITTING THE BEST WRITTEN HISTORY REPRESENTING 10, 25, 40, 50, 60, 75 YEARS OR MORE.

SEE GENERAL RULES AND SCALE OF POINTS BELOW

The history should be in manuscript form in a simple narrative format with no photographs, publicity or other memorabilia. History should be typed and placed in a presentation binder. Exception: Because of the length, histories of 40 years or more may be bound. Suggested length: 2,000 words for 10 year history; 4,000 words for 25 year history; 6,000 words for 40 year history; 8,000 words for 50 year history; and 9,000 words for 60 years or more.

Club histories should include the name, address and phone number of current President, date and place of organization, names of charter members, date of membership in DeKalb County Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc., list of presidents, and promotional efforts of NGC, DSR, GCG, Redbud District, and DeKalb Federation’s projects. The guidelines will follow the GCG History Award (#20) requirements and Scale of Points as listed in the current GCG GUIDE.

Entries for the History Award may be submitted either on the year of the anniversary or two years following, with the exception of 50, 60, 75 or more year histories which may be submitted any year after eligibility.

Accomplishments (in relation to time span)

50 pts.

Current club president, date and place of organization, charter members, date of membership in DeKalb Federation, list of past club presidents, efforts
promoting NGC, DSR, GCG, Redbud District and DeKalb Federation
special projects

35 pts.

Conformance & Distinction (marked superiority, conciseness, neatness, presentation.)     

15 pts.

TOTAL 100 pts.

SMOKE RISE MORNING GLORIES
SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD #33

A perpetual silver trophy donated by the Smoke Rise Morning Glories Garden Club, may be awarded TO A GARDEN CLUB FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN ANY GARDEN CLUB ACTIVITY OR SPECIAL PROJECT NOT PROVIDED FOR IN ANOTHER AWARD (Example: a special event such as a club anniversary).

SEE GENERAL RULES AND SCALE OF POINTS.


LULLWATER GC NATIONAL GARDEN WEEK AWARD #34

A perpetual silver trophy, a Silver Tray donated by Lullwater Garden Club, may be awarded TO A GARDEN CLUB FOR THE BEST OVERALL PROMOTION OF NATIONAL GARDEN WEEK (entry to show community awareness throughout the entire week; and may include special events, plantings and proclamations).

SEE GENERAL RULES AND SCALE OF POINTS.


DEKALB FEDERATION WEBSITE AWARD #35

A perpetual silver trophy, a Silver Tray, and a cash award of $25 for First Place may be awarded by The DeKalb County Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. TO A GARDEN CLUB FOR THE MOST OUTSTANDING WEBSITE PROMOTING THE LOCAL GARDEN CLUB, COUNCIL, DISTRICT, STATE AND NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OBJECTIVES.

Judges will access the website to determine winners. Provide the following website information on the Awards Application Form:
1. Website address
2. Who maintains the site (a garden club member or a professional)
3. How often site is updated and what is the cost involved?

SCALE OF POINTS FOR WEBSITE AWARD:

Presentation: Design/Appearance: attractive, engaging, easy to view; layout

25 pts.

Navigation: Ease of navigation, navigation system (bar, map, etc.), logical
flow of pages, clear page headers, links active

35 pts.

Achievement: Club/group information present/easy to find, educational

20 pts.

Promotion: Promotes objectives of club and parent organizations

10 pts.
Maintenance: Does it appear to be updated? 10 pts.
TOTAL 100 pts.

DUNWOODY GC NEWSLETTER AWARD #36

A perpetual silver trophy, a Silver Tray donated by Dunwoody GC, may be awarded TO A CLUB FOR THE BEST NEWSLETTER PUBLISHED AT LEAST 3 TIMES PER CLUB YEAR OR AWARDS YEAR UNDER ONE EDITORSHP. Submit 3 sample issues and note total number of issues published per club year or awards year. Notices and flyers for one-time events are not eligible. Submit entry in a large envelope with one Awards Application form secured to the outside and one enclosed inside the envelope.

SEE GENERAL RULES AND SCALE OF POINTS.

SCALE OF POINTS FOR NEWSLETTER AWARD

Presentation: (completed Awards Application, submitted in envelope)

5 pts.

Achievement: (educational, informative, accuracy, clarity of subject; quality 65 pts.
of printing, photography, and/or graphics; coverage received, general appeal)

65 pts.

Promotes: NGC Objectives

15 pts.
Record or Documentation (as applicable: number of copies distributed/sold, 15 pts.
how distributed; financial information- cost of publishing, price if sold; market seen/heard, recognition from radio/TV station
15 pts.
TOTAL 100 pts.

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