SAR Awards

SOUTH ATLANTIC REGIONAL AWARDS

2015-2017

AWARDS CHAIRMAN:   Judy  Ann Fray
Mailing address:    PO   Box 263
Shipping address: 326 North Blue Ridge Tnpk.
Madison, VA  22727- 0263
Phone:  540-948-4220   Fax:  540-948-5331
ja.fray@verizon.net

RULES FOR AWARDS

 1.  AWARDS YEAR:   January 1 – December 31
 2DEADLINE: 
January 25 is the deadline for all SAR Award entries to reach the REGIONAL Awards Chairman. Awards entries are judged by respective states at the STATE level.  The State Awards Chairman will MAIL the state winner of each award to the Regional Awards Chairman for Regional competition, if applicable.  Note some exceptions.
3.  APPLICATION FORM
Contains questions / topics to be addressed along with any supporting photographs.  Forms are available on the NGC website, www.gardenclub.org , or from the State Awards Chairman.
*There is a three (3) page limit.
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Use only the FRONT of the page.
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Binders and vinyl sheet protectors are no longer needed nor allowed.  Exceptions noted.
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Applications WILL be returned via State President after SAR Convention.      
4.  
The Edith Coogler Landscape Design Award Plaque must be carefully packed, insured and returned to  the Regional Awards  Chairman by January 15.
5.  MEMBER AWARD OF HONOR, YEARBOOKS and PUBLICITY PRESS BOOKS
are exceptions, with specific rules, etc.  Consult NGC Awards list.
6.  CATEGORIES BY SIZE: 
Some applications shall be judged according to size determined by number of members for whom NGC and State dues are paid, including Active, Honorary, Inactive, Honorary, etc.  Those are:
                i   Small Club:      29 members and under                    iii.  Large Club:  60 – 99 members
ii  Medium Club:  30 – 59 members                                iv.  Extra-large Club—100+ members


SCALE OF POINTS FOR JUDGING SAR & NGC AWARDS

(Exceptions as noted)


5 pts.     
Presentation:  neat, concise, includes all required information, does not exceed 3- page limit.
65 pts.    
Achievement:  Scope of project, need and fulfillment; benefit; accomplishment; comprehensive work; activities to attain goals; evaluation of goals reached; educational; prior planning; very brief history of continuing project; financial report; other.
15 pts.   
Participation:  Size of club; involvement of members, community, government agencies,  professionals, youth, residents in facilities, others.  (Involvement of all these is not required.)
15 pts.   
Supporting documents:  Supporting data (as applicable), clear, well-labeled and neatly attached.  ‘Before’ and ‘After’ photos, landscape plan (Does not have to be professionally –drawn) financial report, letters of appreciation, community awards, recognition, newspaper / magazine articles, radio or TV script, (if possible), etc.  Photocopies are permitted.
100 pts. TOTAL

SOUTH ATLANTIC REGION AWARDS, 2013 – 2015


1.   ARBOR DAY TREE PLANTING / ACTIVITIES

Donors:  Geneva Hunt, Patsy Cameron

A $25 award to a club with the most outstanding tree planting activity and/or promotion of  conservation and preservation of trees and/or Arbor Day Activities.
i.  Small Club                        iii. Large Club                                ii  Medium Club                   iv.  Ex-Large Club

 2.   BIRD PROTECTION
Donors:  Ann Fiel

$25 award to a club conducting the most comprehensive and effective project for bird protection and welfare, such as sanctuaries, providing food, houses and promoting law  enforcement relative to bird welfare.  (NGC # 42)
i Small Club                          iii. Large Club
ii Medium Club                    iv.  Ex-large Club

3.   BUTTERFLY AWARD
Donor:  Sarah Ann Parler

$25 award to a club, group of clubs or council for conducting the most comprehensive and  effective project on butterflies, e.g. habitat protection, protection of migratory routes, public education, establishment of a butterfly garden at a school or community site.  (NGC # 43)   May also qualify for one of SAR Director’s Special Awards.

4.  CIVIC BEAUTIFICATION
Donor:  Maudie Karickhoff,  Jo Ann Johnson

A $25 award to a club for a distinguished civic or conservation work making permanent improvement for public benefit, e.g. establishing sanctuaries, experimental forests, municipal gardens, landscaping public buildings, etc.  Commercial projects not eligible.  (NGC # 1)
i.  Small Club                        iii. Large Club
ii  Medium Club                   iv.  Ex-large Club

5.  ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD
Donor:  Gail Hill

A $25 award to a club, group of clubs or council for the most concentrated activity/project /activity to improve our environment (such as soil, water, energy, air and/or natural resources).   (NGC # 6)

6.  GARDEN THERAPY / HEALING GARDEN AWARD
Donor:   Mary Lou Goodman

A $25 cash award to a club, council or group of clubs having the most outstanding garden therapy program in which a HealingGarden is an integral part.  Evidence must show handicapped or elderly persons’  involvement in the Garden.  Includes barrier-free gardens, meditation gardens @ hospitals, Habitat for Humanity, etc.  ( NGC # 48)

7.   GARDEN THERAPY AWARD
Donors:  Maida Dantzler,  Brenda Moore

A $25 cash award to a club reporting the most outstanding continuing program benefit the physically or learning-challenged in nursing homes, schools, prisons, low-income housing, etc.   (NGC # 19)
i.  Small Club                                        iii.  Large Club
ii.  Medium Club                                  iv.  Ex-large Club

8.   HISTORIC TRAIL & PRESERVATION
Donor: Lynn Bell

A $25 award to a club, group of clubs or council for continuing or completed work on a historic preservation project, such as a trail, park, cemetery, garden or grounds around a historic building.  (NGC # 50)

9.   HORTICULTURE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Donor: Judy Barnes

A $25 award to an individual member for outstanding activities in the field of horticulture.  May include propagation, extensive plantings, study or work with flowers, trees, shrubs, fruit crops or vegetables; show extraordinary service to horticulture through inspiring activity in gardening.

10.    LANDSCAPE AWARD
Donor:

A $25 award to a club, council, or group of clubs for the most outstanding project in landscaping the grounds of a school or other public building.  Application must include a detailed report of landscape plans, history, costs and publicity.

11.   LITTER / RECYCLING / RECLAMATION
Donor:  Mary Sue Floyd, Becky Oliver

A $25 award to a club for the most outstanding community  project/activity on litter prevention,   reclamation or recycling.  Emphasis on a clean community, e.g. year long program, organizing  a recycling program, establishing a community composting site.    (NGC # 39)
i. Small Club                                         iii.  Large Club
ii.  Medium Club                                  iv.  Extra-large Club

12.  THE NATIONAL GARDENER
Donor: Carolyn Nichols

A $25 award to the CLUB with the largest number of PAID subscriptions to “The National Gardener”.  Address labels must be shown for each subscription.  Award  to be based on percentage of club members subscribing.  In case of a tie, the largest actual number wins.

13.    NATIONAL GARDEN WEEK
         Donors:

A $25 award to a club, group of clubs or council for the most comprehensive promotionof  NationalGarden Week.  Emphasis on showing community awareness throughout the  ENTIRE week, and may include local and /or state proclamations.  (NGC # 53)
i.  Small Club                                        iii.  Large Club
ii.  Medium Club                                  iv.  Extra-large Club

14.   PROGRAMS
A.  BEST SLIDE, VIDEO OR POWER POINT PROGRAM
Donor:  Charline Sims

A $25 award to an individual member, group of members or club submitting the most  outstanding program via slides, video or power  point  that has been presented a meeting  of a Club, group of clubs or council.

B.  BEST PROGRAM (without slides, video or power point)    

Donor: Anna J. Meyers

Suitability ofDistinction of Program                                                                                                      10

Participation by Members                                                                                                                          25

Involvement with public officials to Insure continuing support of the program                10

TOTAL                                                                                                                                                                 100

25.   JIMMELL WALKER MEMORIAL MEMBERSHIP

Donor:

$25 awarded to the state having the highest percentage membership increase from March 31 of previous year until March 31 of the award year.  Award to be presented at the SAR luncheon during the NGC Convention.  In case of a tie, the State with the largest number of new clubs in that time period will win.

26.   NATIONAL LIFE MEMBERS

Donor:  Patsy Stephens

$25 will be awarded to the state gaining the most new National Life Members during the awardyear.  The percentage of state membership determines the winner.  The NGC Life Membership  Chairman will provide the number of new members.

27.   WATER CONSERVATION

 Donor: Karen

A $25 award to the club providing the most thorough programming on Water Conservation.  May include legislation, Erosion control, watershed protection, clean waterways activities, etc. all stressing importance of WATER.  (NGC # 6)  This project may also qualify for NGC President’s  Special Project Award:  WATER.  See NGC Website for Special Project Rules.

28.  WEBSITE
Donor:  Margaret Graham

A $25 award for the most outstanding website promoting the club, state, SAR and NGC objectives.  Provide on the NGC (SAR) Awards Application Form the website address, who maintains the site, how often updated and cost.  Ease of navigation will be considered while judging from the current site. Clubs, councils and districts may apply.  (NGC # 63A, A or B)

SCALE OF POINTS FOR WEBSITE JUDGING

Presentation:  Design/ Appearance:  attractive, engaging, easy to view; layout …………………….………..…25 pts.
Navigation:  Ease of navigation, navigation system (bar, map, etc.), logical flow of pages, Clear page headers, links active…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………35 pts
Achievement:  Club / group information present/ ease to find educational…………………………….…………20 pts
Promotion:  Promotes club, state, NGC and SAR objectives …………………………………………….…….………10 pts.
Maintenance:  Does it appear to be updated?……………………………………………………………………………..10 pts
TOTAL………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………100 pts.

29.  YOUTH EDUCATION
Donor:  Janice Doyle

$25 award to a garden club MEMBER or a SENIOR GARDEN CLUB providing educational programs / activities that promote NGC objectives for youth in any setting, such as classroom, 4-H Clubs, Scouts, Junior, Intermediate or High School Gardeners.

30.  SAR LIFE MEMBERSHIPS
Donor:  Jenene Smith

$25 is awarded to the state having the most new regional life memberships since the previous SAR Convention.  Cut-off time will be NOON on the OPENING DAY OF CONVENTION, 2014 AND 2015.

31.  2016 SAR CONVENTION REGISTRATION AWARD
Donor:  Janice Clem, Convention Registrar

$25 to the non-host state with the most SAR Convention Registrations RECEIVED by MARCH 1.  Based on percentage of state members.

                           YOUTH AWARDS & NGC YOUTH AWARDS

 32.    YOUTH ACTIVITIES AWARD

 Donor:  Phyllis Steele

A $25 award to a Youth Group for the most outstanding work in any of the National Garden Club objectives.  This includes outstanding local projects with full information provided.

Include pictures, publicity and comments.  Extra credit for groups organized through garden Clubs as Junior, Intermediate and High School Gardeners.

 33.    NGC HIGH SCHOOL ESSAY CONTEST

 Donor:  South Atlantic Region

 $200 will be awarded to the SAR essay contest winner.  Open to all high school students.  See NGC contest rules.  State winner must be sent to Regional Chairman by January 1.

Send to:  Sarah Ann Parler, PO   Box 306, Elloree, SC  29047-0306.

 2014- 15 THEME:  “Choosing to Make a Difference for a Better World”

 2015-16 THEME:

 34.    SMOKEY BEAR / WOODSY OWL POSTERS

 Donors:  Barbara Ohmsen

$10 and Honor Certificate will be awarded to the SAR poster winners of each grade level (Grades 1 – 5).  States are to send only one winner in each grade level to the SAR Smokey Bear / Woodsy Owl Chairman.  Posters must follow the rules of NGC and the US Forest Service flyer.  Send state winners to:

Barbara S. Ohmsen, 2881 E. Meadow Wood Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23321-4243

Due Dates:  February 15, 2015 and February 15, 2016.

35.  NGC YOUTH SCULPTURE CONTEST

36.  NGC YOUTH POETRY CONTEST

 Donors:  Edith Nelson

$10 and an Honor Certificate will be presented to the winners of grade levels K – 9th grade and Special Education & ESL Students, K – 9.  A $25 award will be given to the student with the overall best poem.  Students must follow NGC rules.  State winners only are sent to the SAR Chairman: Edith Nelson, 1729   Vinewood Drive, Bowling Green, KY 42103.

 2013 – 14 Theme:  “Protecting and Conserving Our Natural Resources”

2014 – 15 Theme:  “Good Stewards of Our Earth”

Deadline both years:  February 14.

SOUTH ATLANTIC REGION PUBLICITY PRESS BOOK AWARDS

Publicity Press Books may be awarded certificates for the quality, quantity and diversity of coverage in the print media.  Read NGC Award #44 – Publicity Press Book for Requirements and Scale of Points.

CATEGORIES

 A.  Single member garden clubs

i. Small Club                         iii. Large Club

ii.  Medium Club                  iv.  Ex-large Club

B.    Group of member clubs, councils, districts

C.  Affiliated Garden Center

 DEADLINE:

Send to: SAR Regional Publicity Press Book Chairman – February 23.

Barbara S. Ohmsen, 2881 E. Meadow Wood Drive, Chesapeake, VA23321-4243    757-484-1753     basohmsen@cox.net

 

SOUTH ATLANTIC REGION SPECIAL PROJECT

              2013 – 2015

                 “Beauty Spots for Bees and Butterflies”

SAR Director, Martha F. Morgan, has chosen the theme, “Beauty Spots for Bees and Butterflies” and is offering a variety of awards for these special projects for both 2013 and 2014.  A Beauty Spot should be a small space planted with a shrub or shrubs and plants that are attractive to these pollinating insects, which are endangered in our world.  The Spot may be on public or private property, but should be visible for the public to enjoy and learn the value of the plantings to the insects.  The purpose of the Beauty Spot is two-fold:  To nourish the valuable insects and to publicize the local garden club in the community.  The plot should include a sign of your choice:  wood, metal, stone, etc., which will bear the name of the sponsoring garden club or council.  It is suggested that shrubs be drought-resistant and compact varieties, for easier maintenance, and other plant material should be native or heirloom varieties, since they are most attractive to the insects. Projects will be eligible for awards each year of the administration.  The entry should be submitted on the National Garden Club award application and is limited to two pages:  one describing the project and the second with picture(s) of the Beauty Spot at its’ most beautiful time.  No binders are necessary, and the application must be submitted to the SAR Special Project Chairman by mail or e-mail by January 31, 2014 and 2015.

The following Scale of Points will be used in judging entries:

Narrative presentation                        15

Involvement of Club members         25

Beauty (Photographic evidence      40

Effective use of signage                      20

Total                                                           100

 Individual Club Awards:

Donor:  Martha Morgan

Club Size:  Under 30 members                   $25 and certificate

Club Size:  30 – 59 members                       $25 and certificate

Club size:  60 and over members              $25 and certificate

 Council Awards:

Donor:  Martha Morgan

Council size:  8 and under clubs                $25 and certificate

Council size:  9 clubs or more                    $25 and certificate

State Award:

Donor:  Martha Morgan

To the State with the highest number of SAR Special Project Award applications received:  $25 and certificate

 Send All Applications to:  SAR Special Project Chairman:

                                                Mary H. Dixon

                                                132 Moonlight Point

                                                Suffolk, VA  23434-9300

                                                mdixon2643@aol.com

 


                                                       NATIONAL GARDEN CLUBS AWARDS
Please save the July/August and September/October issues of The National Gardener for information when submitting applications for both the 2015 and 2016 award years. Changes only will be printed in the September/October 2015 issue of the magazine. Please consult these issues for information on all National Awards. Application blanks are available from the State Awards Chairman or the State President. All award applications to NGC must be made through the State Awards Committee. Only one (1) application accepted from a state for each award category. Club Presidents should review the NGC website. The State Awards Committee reserves the right to submit for National Awards any application made for State Awards, which is considered outstanding and worthy of submission. Notify State Awards Chairman EARLY when preparing National application so effort will not be duplicated.



SOUTH ATLANTIC REGION SCHOLARSHIP

An SAR scholarship is open to a college student within the South Atlantic Region who is attending a college, university, vocational school or community college.  The scholarship will be awarded at the end of the sophomore or junior year.

Application should be sent to each State Scholarship Chairman by March 1.  The winner will be announced at the regional convention.  Applications will be judged on the following scale:

Academic Record………..………..    50%
Need…………………………………   30%
Character………………………….    10%
Commitment to Career……..….….   5%
Variety of Avocation…………………  5%

The applicant’s Major must be in a field related to garden club interests.  As long as a student maintains a “B” average, he/she may re-apply each year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


$10 and an Honor Certificate will be awarded to the SAR youth sculpture winners of grade levels (Grades 4 – 8).  A $25 award will be given to the student with the best sculpture made of recyclable items for designated grade levels.  Students must follow NGC rules.  Only the State winners are sent to the SAR Youth Sculpture Contest Chairman:

 

 

 

 


 

 

NATIONAL GARDEN CLUBS AWARDS

 
Please save the July/August and September/October issues of The National Gardener for information when submitting applications for both the 2009 and 2010 award years. Changes only will be printed in the September/October 2009 issue of the magazine. Please consult these issues for information on all National Awards. Application blanks are available from the State Awards Chairman or the State President. All award applications to NGC must be made through the State Awards Committee. Only one (1) application accepted from a state for each award category. Club Presidents should review the NGC website.The State Awards Committee reserves the right to submit for National Awards any application made for State Awards which is considered outstanding and worthy of submission. Notify State Awards Chairman EARLY when preparing National application so effort will not be duplicated.

 


 

 
SOUTH ATLANTIC REGION SCHOLARSHIP

An SAR scholarship is open to a college student within the South Atlantic Region who is attending a college, university, vocational school or community college.  The scholarship will be awarded at the end of the sophomore or junior year.

Application should be sent to each State Scholarship Chairman by March 1.  The winner will be announced at the regional convention.  Applications will be judged on the following scale:

Academic Record………………..    50%
Need………………………………..   30%
Character………………………….    10%
Commitment to Career…………….   5%
Variety of Avocation………………….  5%

 

The applicant’s Major must be in a field related to garden club interests.  As long as a student maintains a “B” average, he/she may re-apply each year.