Chairman: Patricia Clayes,
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 2024 – link below).   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.
NOTICE: Evaluation forms will no longer be posted as separate documents.  All evaluation criteria and scoring guides will be included in a NEW AWARDS MANUAL. Questions?  Contact the Awards Chairman at the email address shown above.



Awards were distributed to the District Directors or district representatives at the Awards Banquet in Sacramento on May 21, 2024.

Excel Sheet of Award Submissions (May 2024). NGC results are forthcoming.

Awards Banquet PowerPoint Presentation

MOST ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLYEXCEPTIONS: Youth Contests, Photography, Flower Arranger of the Year

  • Failure to meet the deadline will result in an automatic deduction of FIVE points.  Submission dates are stated in the description of each award in the manual and on each Evaluation Form
  • Most award entries are submitted with a CGCI Cover Sheet plus an Award Application (3 page maximum/front sides only). If there is no CGCI corresponding PRGC or NGC award, submit with a PRGC or NGC Application Cover Sheet.
  • Books of Evidence are required for Photography Award #41 CA Arboreta/Botanic Gardens and NGC and CGCI Flower Show Awards (NGC FS 1-21 & CGCI 30A & 30B)
2024 CGCI Awards Manual (May 2024)
Award Cover Sheet — fillable (New 2024)
Sample of a Completed Award Cover Sheet
Sample of a Completed Award Application
Helpful Hints for Completing Application. Please read before creating your application.
Awards Judging Guidelines — to be used by the award judges — coming soon.
Awards Judging Report Form — to be used by the award judges.
Flower Show Registration Form

The following awards do not have a special application or evaluation form. 

The details for submitting are available in the Awards Manual

      • Lifetime Achievement
      • Lifetime Service
      • Person of the Year
      • CGCI Member Award of Honor
      • Gardener of the Year
      • Youth Leader of the Year
      • Awards of Merit (3)
      • Consultant of the Year
  • 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.