Coastal District Awards

  1. Instructions for Coastal District Awards # 1 – 18

Coastal District awards are separate from and may differ from State Awards and must be applied for separately.  Please use the GCSC Awards Application form (on the GCSC website) to apply for Coastal District awards.   Please email or mail your club’s district award applications to:

Mr. David Stoudenmire
3914 Bryant St.
Loris, SC  29569
843-333-9642
[email protected]

The deadline for the district awards applications is February 1.  However, you may begin sending in district award applications as soon as September 1.  District award applications can be e-mailed or snail mailed (you don’t need to do both).

  1. Instructions for Coastal District Awards # 19, 20, 21, 22

All club and council yearbooks and club president’s and council’s reports should be emailed or mailed to 

David Stoudenmire

     and

Trish Bender
2171 Welch Ave.
Charleston SC  29412
843-276-1618
[email protected]

Yearbooks should be submitted no later than September 1.  Presidents’ reports should be submitted no later than February 1.  Use the President’s Report form on the GCSC website to submit your club or council report.

Yearbooks and president’s reports will be judged using the scale of points listed on the GCSC website.  

COASTAL DISTRICT AWARDS 2019-2021

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  1. Arbor Day Award – Sponsored by Myrtle Beach Garden Club

To a club with the most outstanding tree planting activity and/ or promotion of conservation of  native trees and/or other Arbor Day activities.  First place receives $25.

  1. Althea Heniford Memorial Attendance Award – Sponsored by Loris Garden Club

To the nonhost club with the largest percentage of its membership in attendance at this year’s district spring meeting.  No award application is required as results will be taken from district meeting registration.  Winner receives $25.

  1. Belva Finklea Memorial Bird Award (Club Award) – Sponsored by Belva Greene

To the club completing the most outstanding bird project.  First place receives $25.

  1. Mamie and ed Stoudenmire Memorial Bird Award (Individual Award) – Sponsored by David e. Stoudenmire,Jr

To the individual GCSC member who completes the most outstanding bird project. Winner receives $25.

  1. Civic Beautification Award – Sponsored by Nancy Corrigall

To the club completing the most outstanding project involving civic beautification.  First place receives $25.

  1. Cora Hunter Memorial Floral Design Award – Sponsored by Elizabeth Wallace

To the club with the most outstanding project utilizing floral design techniques.  First place receives $25.

  1. Cuba N. Rutledge Memorial Rose Award – Sponsored by Camelia Garden Club of Conway

To the club with the most outstanding project involving the use of roses.  First place receives $25.

  1. Emily Stephens Environment and Litter Award – Sponsored by Emily Stephens

To the club with the most successful and effective environmental and/or litter campaign.  First place receives $25. 

  1. Garden Therapy Award – Sponsored by Georgetown Garden Club

To the club with the most outstanding project using gardening to enhance the lives of residents of nursing homes, hospitals, or other sites working with disadvantaged, disabled or elderly populations. First place receives $25. 

  1. Gardener of the Year – Sponsored by Margaret Graham  

To the individual district garden club member who best exemplifies GCSC objectives.  Winner will receive a plaque.  

  1. Gladys Taylor Memorial Conservation Award – Sponsored by Azalea Garden Club of Marion

For the most comprehensive project displaying conservation and protection of our natural resources. First place receives $25.

  1. Horticulture Award – Sponsored by Georgetown Garden Club

To the club completing the most outstanding flower, vegetable, or ornamental garden project. First place receives $25.

  1. Joann Johnson National Garden Week Award – Sponsored by Joann Johnson

For the club with the best overall promotion of National Garden Week.  The entry should show community awareness throughout the entire week and include local and/or state proclamations demonstrating the GCSC goals and objectives. First place receives $25.

  1. Plant It Pink Award – Sponsored by Dorothy Richardson

This award will be given to the club for the most outstanding and innovative project by a club or council emphasizing the use of pink cultivars (pink flowers or foliage) to promote breast cancer awareness. First place receives $25.

  1. Roadside Development – Sponsored by Yaupon Garden Club

To the club with the most outstanding community project involving beautification and/or development of natural resources or habitation among South Carolina roadways.  First place receives $25.

  1. State and National Objectives Award – Sponsored by Conway Garden Club

For the most outstanding project that demonstrates GCSC and NGC objectives.  First place receives $25.

  1. Thelma B. Suggs Memorial Educational Program Award – Sponsored by Loris Garden Club

For the most outstanding educational program presented to or by a garden club.  Award application should include a complete description of the program as well as how the club will use the information obtained to further GCSC objectives.  First place receives $25.

  1. Youth Award – Sponsored by Allyson Hirsch

To the club successfully conducting the best promotion of gardening as a youth project. Club members may work with school or other children’s groups.  First place receives $25.

  1. Club Yearbook  Award —  First place will be awarded according to the following categories:   

    1. Club under 20 members   

    2. Club 20-29

    3. Club 30- 44

    4. Club 45-69.

      Criteria and scale of points for judging is listed on the GCSC website.  Send yearbook to GCSC President Trish Bender and to Coastal District Director David Stoudenmire  no later than February 1.  

  2. Council Yearbook Award   —  Criteria and scale of points for judging is listed on the GCSC website.  Send yearbook to GCSC President Trish Bender and to Coastal District Director David Stoudenmire no later than February 1.                               

  3. Club (President’s) Report Award  – First place will be awarded according to the following categories:

    1. Club under 20 members

    2. Club 20-29

    3. Club 30- 44

    4. Club 45-69.

      Complete President’s Report Form on GCSC website and send to GCSC President Trish Bender and to Coastal District Director David Stoudenmire later thanFebruary  1.

  4. Council Report Award — Complete  President’s Report Form on GCSC website and send to GCSC President Trish Bender and to Coastal District Director David Stoudenmire  no later than February 1.