Chairman: Patricia Clayes,
Award logoCGCI Awards:  
CGCI, Pacific Region and NGC awards are given in recognition of outstanding accomplishments, meritorious achievements, creativity and ingenuity in a variety of activities. Descriptions of awards and application procedures may be found in the CGCI Awards Manual (NEW-Revised 2022).   The Manual can be downloaded, saved and printed as needed.
The general awards year is January 1 – December 31 (unless otherwise specified).  
The Youth awards year is January 1 – December 31.
NOTE:   The Evaluation Forms for the Awards year 2023 will be posted later this spring.
Be sure you are using the correct form.
Failure to meet the deadline will result in an automatic deduction of at least 5 points  
Submission dates are stated in the description of each award in the manual and on each Evaluation Form
MOST award entries are submitted on the CGCI, PACIFIC REGION OR NGC APPLICATION FORM (3 page maximum)
Books of evidence are only required for the following:
Photography Awards: #41 CA Arboreta/Botanic Gardens
Flower Show Awards
Civic Beautification
#1 – CGCI Community Impact Award   (Eligible for NGC CE 1,2,6,8,9)
#2 – Blue Star Site Beautification  (Eligible for PRGC #10 and NGC CE-7)
#3 – Civic Development   (Eligible for PRGC #9;  NGC CE 4,5,6)
#6 – Memorial Planting   (Eligible for PRGC #9, NGC CE-9)
Club Activities
#10 – Blue Ribbon Certificate of Achievement (2022 Guidelines & Score Sheet)
#11 – Achievement for a Single Event   (Eligible for PRGC #11)
#13 – Club Touring
#14 – Garden Therapy (Eligible for PRGC #12, NGC G-3)
#16 – Membership Promotion (Eligible for PR #13, NGC MAE-1)
#18 – Ways & Means
#19 –  National Garden Week  (Eligible for NGC MAE-5)
#20 –  Backyard Habitat (Eligible for NGC EC-3)
#21 –  Conservation Projects (Eligible for NGC EC-1)
#22 –  Container-grown Vegetable(s) (Eligible for NGC G-1)
#23 –  Home Garden  (Eligible for NGC G-2)
#24 –  Horticulture
#25 –  Operation Wildflower  (Sec A-C Eligible for NGC EC-5)
#26 –  Pollinator Education  (Eligible for NGC EC-5)
#28 –  Environmental Event (Eligible for NGC EC-1, 2, 4 )
#29 – Raised Bed Gardening (Eligible for NGC G-2)
Photography Awards
Publications/Media Awards
#50 – Section 1:   Newsletter-District (Eligible for PRGC #2; NGC MAE 4 A-D)
#50 – Section   2: Newsletter-Club (Eligible for PRGC #2; NGC MAE 4 A-D)
#51 – Section 1:   Article by Individual  (Eligible for PRGC #1)  
#51 – Section 2:   Other Publications (Class A  Eligible for PRGC #4; Class A & B eligible for  NGC MAE 4 E, F, G No calendars or cookbooks)
#52 – Social Media  (Eligible for  NGC MAE 2-B; PRGC 16a)
#53 – Website (Eligible for NGC MAE 2-A)
#54 – Yearbook-Club (Eligible for PRGC #3(a-g)
#55 – Yearbook-District   (Eligible for PRGC #3(h)


#30-A – California Standard Flower Show Information Sheet  (Eligible for NGC FS-1-2, 4-5, 13-15, 17 & 19)
#30-B – California Small Standard Flower Show Information Sheet    (Eligible for PRGC-15 & NGC FS-7)
#30-C – Horticulture Specialty Flower Show Information Sheet  (Eligible for NGC FS-20)
#30-D – Design Specialty Flower Show Information Sheet  (Eligible for NGC FS-21)
#35 – Standard Flower Show Schedule –  (Eligible for PRGC-14)
The Youth awards year is January 1 – December 31.
#61 – Sculpture Contest (Eligible for PRGC/NGC Award)
#62 – Poetry  (Eligible for PRGC/NGC Award)
#64 – Junior Essay
#65 – School Garden Award (Eligible for NGC Y-5)
  • CGCI participates in the Awards Program of National Garden Clubs Inc. (NGC) and the Pacific Region Garden Clubs, Inc. (PRGC).
  • This nationwide competition allows entrants from California to compete on a regional and national level against other garden clubs and garden club members throughout the United States.
  • All CGCI members in good standing are eligible to apply for NGC and PR awards unless otherwise stated in the award description.
  • The winning entries at the state level in selected categories such as yearbooks, newsletters, and flower show achievement awards will automatically be forwarded to PR and/or NGC.
  • If there is no comparable CGCI award, individuals, clubs or districts may submit entries to the CGCI Awards Chairman for Pacific Region Garden Clubs, Inc. and/or NGC as long as they meet the required deadline for submission and the criteria set forth in the Pacific Region and NGC Awards Manuals.   NO entries are to be submitted directly to PRGC or NGC by individuals, clubs or districts.
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