Flower Show Achievement Awards

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Send to Flower Show Advice & Awards Chairman, Sherry Sanelli, 78966 Harvest Lane, Bruce Township, MI 48065-1821, phone: 586-752-3734, ssanelli@att.net

Flower Show Achievement Awards: See Handbook for Flower Shows, 2007 edition and revised requirement for NGC and MGC Flower Show Achievement Awards found in the 2015-2017 NGC award requirement document.

If there is a corresponding NGC Award, it is listed: (NGC #) after the award title. Only one book of evidence from the MGC, Inc. entries will be sent to NGC for each National Flower Show Award (ONLY ONE BOOK OF EVIDENCE IS REQUIRED FROM YOUR FLOWER SHOW—MGC Awards Chair will prepare your book for NGC consideration.)

2 months before show: Send a letter or email to Flower Show Advice & Awards Chairman naming the award desired.

6 weeks before: Email a working schedule before the final printing. It will be returned by email with suggested changes. Need only be draft of schedule and need not include committees, point scoring, etc. 30 days prior to show: Send list of the judges. The evaluating judges’ panel will be chosen by the Flower Show Chairman and forms sent directly to the panel.

After the Show: The evaluating panel will tell the flower show chairman if the show qualifies for an award. A state award must receive 90 points; if 95 or better it may be eligible for a NGC award and will automatically be forwarded by the Flower Show Awards Chairman.

CR Award 3– Sharing Central Region Talents in…“Visions of Beauty” – Certificate and $25.00 to the Central Region State with the largest number of entries featured in the Vision of Beauty Calendar. Sponsored by Michigan Garden Clubs, Inc. No application required.
3a.Vision of Beauty Calendar 2015 Given at CR Meeting in Iowa
3b.Vision of Beauty Calendar 2016 Given at CR Meeting in Illinois.

CR Award 8 – Sharing Creativity Club, Council, and District Flower Shows eligible:
8a Certificate and $25.00 for best overall Standard Flower Show schedule. Submit application form and one copy of schedule.
8b. Certificate and $25.00 for best Standard Flower Show Horticulture Division. Given to a schedule with correct scientifically named horticulture classes and with number of horticulture entries in proportion to size of sponsoring club. Submit one copy of schedule and application.
8c. Certificate and $25 for highest scoring Flower Show Educational Exhibit. Submit one copy of schedule, application form and brief including pictures. Sponsored by Gerry Ford, Illinois.

Buttercup Award: A small standard show given by one garden club. Award sponsored by MAAJ: First Place in each category will receive $50: Small Size Club (under 29 members) Medium Size Club (30-99 members) Large Size Club (over 100 members).

Daffodil Award (NGC #25): A Petite Standard Flower Show of Miniature and/or Small Exhibits.

Eden Award: A standard show given by one or more garden clubs for the first time or applying after a 7-year hiatus.

Holly and Ivy (NGC #22): Standard show given by one club or group of clubs; show must feature the spirit of the holidays using a minimum of artificial decorative materials and NO artificial flowers or foliage. Three or more educational and/or youth exhibits are required.

Buttercup Award: A small standard show given by one garden club. Award sponsored by MAAJ: First Place in each category will receive $50: Small Size Club (under 29 members) Medium Size Club (30-99 members) Large Size Club (over 100 members).

Daffodil Award (NGC #25): A Petite Standard Flower Show of Miniature and/or Small Exhibits.

Eden Award: A standard show given by one or more garden clubs for the first time or applying after a 7-year hiatus.

Holly and Ivy (NGC #22): Standard show given by one club or group of clubs; show must feature the spirit of the holidays using a minimum of artificial decorative materials and NO artificial flowers or foliage. Three or more educational and/or youth exhibits are required. Michigan Gold (NGC #5): May be awarded to each of four clubs based on membership, no club may win more often than every other year.

a. Fewer than 21 (one or more educational and/or youth exhibits)

b. 21-49 (two or more educational and/or youth exhibits)

c. 59-99 (three or more educational and/or youth exhibits)

d. 100 or more (four or more exhibit)

Nancy R. Passfield Schedule Award $25.00. All entries considered for the best standard show schedule.

Apple Blossom (NGC #17A): Standard show given by one or more garden clubs held in a home or homes with a tour of two or more gardens. Three or more educational and/or youth exhibits are required.

Pink Placement (NGC #17B): Standard show given by one garden club, held in a home or homes. Garden tour NOT required. One or more educational and/or youth exhibits are required.

Blue and Gold (NGC #18A): Standard show given by a council (association, circle) of MGC clubs. Five or more clubs must exhibit the show. Not awarded to same council in two consecutive years. Three or more educational and/or youth exhibits are required.

Green and White (NGC #35): Standard show sponsored by two or more MGC clubs located geographically near each other. Three or more educational and/or youth exhibits are required.

Robin Award: A standard show emphasizing better staging and new varieties

Cherry Blossom Award: The best educational exhibit in a standard show.

Bronze Award for Social Situations: Standard show staged in a nursing home, school for special education, veteran’s hospital, etc.

Copper Award: Youth division in a standard show (junior, intermediate or high school).

Red, White and Blue (NGC #21): Standard show given by one or more MGC clubs located geographically near each other. Theme of the show must have been patriotic in terms of advancement of Americanism. The flag of the United States of America shall have been correctly and prominently displayed as a feature of the show. Exhibitors shall not be limited to the use of so called patriotic colors (red, white and blue) in the entries. All colors and values shall be permitted. The show must have been given and staged by the clubs that apply for the award. The show must feature the spirit of patriotic traditions, using a minimum of artificial decorative materials and NO artificial flowers or foliage. Three or more educational and/or youth exhibits are required.

Lavender Lace (NGC #57): Standard show given by one of more MGC club held in a public building, such as: historically preserved home, museum, church, business district, shopping center, mall, housing development, world, state or county fairs, furniture stores or other suitable commercial public buildings. Garden tour(s) may be included. Shows may have a patriotic or Christmas theme. Three or more educational and/or youth exhibits are required.

Red Rosette (NGC #30): Standard flower show given by a district of a state garden club, all of whose clubs are members of NGC. 75% of the clubs in the District must exhibit in the show. Only one application may be made by each state. A district is defined as an area within a radius of close proximity, established by a state garden club for organizational purposes and including an indefinite number of clubs. Four educational and/or youth exhibits are required.

FLOWER SHOW BOOKS OF EVIDENCE Only one Book of Evidence is needed. The deadline for the Book of Evidence is October 1. Send to the Michigan Flower Advice & Awards Chair: Requirements as published in Handbook for Flower Shows, 2007 edition.

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