East Low Country District Awards

2019-2021

EAST LOW COUNTRY DISTRICT AWARDS

 DUE: FEBRUARY 1

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SERVICE AND RECOGNITION AWARDS

DISTRICT DIRECTOR SERVICE CITATION AWARD – Certificate awarded to an outstanding individual, club, or council for continuing to devote their time, talents, service, efforts and outstanding contributions to the East Low Country District. These awards are presented by the ELCD Director at his/her discretion during our District Meeting. No application needed.

 

CLUB YEARBOOK AND CLUB REPORT AWARDS

These will be awarded according to the guidelines stated in the current GCSC Handbook. Clubs will be judged by size (Under 20, 20-29, 30-59, 60-99, and 100+). First place winners in these categories will be forwarded to the State Awards Chairman.

#53 – CLUB YEARBOOK AWARD

Due: September 1. Send copies to District Director, Co-District Director and GCSC President. First, Second, Third and Honorable Mention awards may be given in each membership class. ELCD Awards Chairman will send list of First Place Winners to GCSC Awards Chairman by October 1.

#54 – COUNCIL YEARBOOK AWARD

Due: September 1. Send copies to District Director, Co-District Director and GCSC President. First, Second, Third and Honorable Mention awards may be given in each membership class. ELCD Awards Chairman will send list of First Place Winners to GCSC Awards Chairman by October 1.

#55 – CLUB PRESIDENT’S REPORT

DUE: February 1.  Send copies to District Director, Co-District Director and GCSC President. First, Second, Third and Honorable Mention awards may be given in each membership class.

#56 – COUNCIL PRESIDENT’S REPORTS

DUE: February 1. Send copies to District Director, Co-District Director and GCSC President. First, Second, Third and Honorable Mention awards may be given in each membership class.

 

CLUB PRESIDENT’S REPORTS AWARDS

The following ELCD awards are selected using information included in Club President’s Reports:

#1 – MEMBERSHIP AWARD  – $20.00 awarded to the club with the highest percentage increase in membership from January 1 – December 31.

#2 – SPRING DISTRICT MEETING ATTENDANCE AWARD – $20 awarded to the ELCD Garden Club having the greatest percentage of members attending the Spring District Meeting, excluding the host Garden Club/Clubs.

#3 – FLOWER SHOW PARTICIPATION (TWO AWARDS) – $20.00 awarded to a club winning the most blue ribbons in Horticulture and $20.00 awarded to a club winning most blue ribbons in Design in a Standard or Small Standard Flower Show during the award year.

#4 – BIRDS, BACKYARD WILDLIFE HABITAT AWARD – $20 awarded to the club with the largest percentage of certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat members.

 

COMPETETIVE AWARDS

The following awards will be judged on individual merit and will not be divided into membership categories which means that they may be awarded a first place, second place, third place or honorable mention. An award application is required for all of these.

A separate award application must be prepared for each ELCD award and submitted to Meg Lee (Awards Chairman) AND Sue Lawley (ELCD Director) by February 1. You are encouraged to submit your awards as early as possible. The Application Form used for ELCD Awards is the same one used for GCSC State Awards. Instead of using the GCSC award number, use the ELCD award number. The Applicaton Form State Awards can be found on the GCSC website. A submission must not exceed three single sided pages. Photos should have labels identifying what they depict and names of people shown. Submissions can be e-mailed any time prior to Feb 1. Please keep a copy of your submissions.

#4 – ELCD DIRECTOR’S GARDEN FOR LIFE POLLINATOR AWARD (NEW) – Up to $100 in matching funds will be awarded by ELCD Director for the most exceptional project conserving and protecting pollinators by creating or maintaining pollinator habitats, pollinator sanctuaries and/or planting pollinator friendly gardens. Detailed expenditures for the project must be submitted with application.

#5 – CLUB PROGRAM AWARD – $20.00 awarded to a Garden Club or Council for an original program written by a Garden Club or Council member and presented to a Club or Council. Program theme must be one of GCSC Objectives (civic planting and beautification, establishment and maintenance of roadside parks, protection and conservation of natural resources, maintain The Memorial Garden, roadside memorials on designated Blue Star Highways, further horticultural education through scholarships, advance arts of gardening, landscape design, flower arranging, and horticulture through schools, symposiums and non-commercial flower shows, or encourage love of all phases of garden club work with youth.)

#6 – CIVIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – $20.00 awarded for the most distinguished civic or conservation work making permanent improvement for public benefit and/or working with community/civic groups (e.g. establishing sanctuaries, children’s gardens, municipal gardens, etc.) No commercial projects are eligible.

#7 – CHRISTMAS BEAUTIFICATION (HISTORIC OR PUBLIC BUILDING) AWARD – $20.00 awarded to a Garden Club or Council for the most outstanding Christmas beautification of a historic or public building.

#8 – HOLIDAY (NOT CHRISTMAS) BEAUTIFICATION (HISTORIC OR PUBLIC BUILDING) AWARD – $20.00 awarded to a Garden Club or Council for the most outstanding beautification of a historic or public building for a holiday other than Christmas.

#9 – HISTORIC PRESERVATION AWARD – $20.00 awarded to a Garden Club or Council for an outstanding preservation project (historic building, garden, cemetery, park or marker).

#10 – SCHOOLYARD WILDLIFE HABITAT AWARD – $20.00 awarded to a Garden Club or Council for the most outstanding service to a schoolyard Habitat and/or Carolina Fence Garden at a school.

#11 – BLUE STAR HIGHWAY AWARD – $20.00 ­awarded to the Garden Club or Council with the most outstanding project to establish, renovate, or maintain a Blue Star Highway/Memorial Marker, By-Way Marker, or a Gold Family Memorial Marker.

#12 – ARBOR DAY AWARD – $20.00 awarded to the Garden Club or Council for an outstanding Arbor Day Program and community involvement in celebration of Arbor Day.

#13A – GARDEN THERAPY AWARD WITH THE ELDERLY – $20.00 awarded to the Garden Club or Council sponsoring the most outstanding and most therapeutic program or project with the elderly.

#13B – GARDEN THERAPY AWARD WITH OTHER THAN THE ELDERLY – $20 awarded to the Garden Club or Council sponsoring the most outstanding and most therapeutic program or project with other than the elderly.

#14 – NATIONAL GARDEN WEEK AWARD – $20.00 awarded to the Garden Club or Council with the most outstanding project, exhibit, activity, and documentation of activities promoting the objectives of GCSC during National Garden Week (first week in June).

#15 – FLOWER SHOW AWARD – Certificate and Rosette awarded to a single Garden Club, a group of Garden Clubs or a Council sponsoring a Flower Show during the award year. Include a copy of the schedule with the application form.

#16 – JERRY WEISE HORTICULTURE AWARD – Certificate and Rosette awarded to an individual winning the most blue ribbons in Horticulture in a Flower Show during the award year. Photos of signed and dated ribbons must be included in application.

#17 – DEE SHORT DESIGN AWARD – Certificate and Rosette awarded to an individual winning the most blue ribbons in Design in a Flower Show during the award year. Copies of signed and dated ribbons must be included in application.

#18 – LEORA MOORE DESIGN PROGRAM AWARD – Certificate and Rosette awarded for an original design program written by a Garden Club or Council member and presented to a Garden Club, Council, or to the public.