District Awards

 

EAST PIEDMONT DISTRICT AWARDS

2016-2017

Gina Ginther, EPD Co-Director, EPD Awards Chairman

theginthers@comporium.net   803-517-2656

EPD AWARDS APPLICATIONS ARE DUE FEBRUARY 1st!
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  1. Native Plant Award: Recognizes a club or council for an outstanding project planting native plants and/or trees at a public park, school, library or historic building. The native plants and/or trees must have been identified as native plants by the South Carolina Native Plant Society and specimens must be documented according to the South Carolina Native Plant Society guidelines listed on their website. Please include information and photos of planting and any dedication ceremony or educational program presentation.

 

2.Wildflower Award: Recognizes a club or council for completion of a restoration or landscaping project using wildflowers as the main component of the project. Sites can be a building, public garden, school, historic site or marker, or a civic beautification project of a previously undeveloped site.

 3. Conservation Award: Recognizes a club or council for the most comprehensive project conserving our natural resources focusing on the GCSC’s Air, Water, Forest, Land and Wildlife projects.

 4. Arbor Day Award: Recognizes a club, group of clubs or council with the most outstanding program and community involvement in celebration of Arbor Day.

5. Litter Control/Recycling/Upcycling Award: Recognizes a club or council for the most innovative project supporting litter control, recycling, and upcycling.

6. Garden Therapy Award: Recognizes a club or council for the most effective therapeutic gardening project wherein physically and/or mentally challenged adults or children participate.

7.James B. and Myrtle Edna Lasley Bird Awards:

A. The club or council providing the most comprehensive bird program that involves information and education related to birds of the southeast. The program should be open to the general public.

B. The club or council promoting community involvement of bird habitat using general education and showcasing the dedication and efforts of their club.

C. The club or council giving time, resources and materials to a youth program that focuses on birds and backyard wildlife habitat.

8. Elder Therapy Award: Recognizes a club or council for development and/or implementation of an outstanding program of garden therapy focused on the elderly population.

9. Best Program Award: Recognizes a club or council for the best club program presentation. Program topics must be about native plants and/or wildflowers, historic preservation, and/or protection of natural resources; air, water, forest, land, or wildlife. Please include a brief summary of the program and include the topic, the speaker, and credentials of the speaker, and any other pertinent information.

10. National Garden Week Award: Recognizes the club or council providing documentation of the most outstanding activities promoting National Garden Week.

11. Butterflies and Bees Award: Recognizes a club or council for a gardening project that encourages habitats and horticulture that benefits butterflies and bees.

12. Christmas Beatification Awards: Recognizes a club or council for the exceptional holiday decorating of a historic house or building, using live or dried plant materials.

A. Recognizes a club or council for the exceptional decorating of a Christmas tree located in a public space, civic, or community center or public building.

13. Blue Star Memorial By-Way/Highway Marker Award: Recognizes a club or council for an outstanding project/dedication/restoration/service related to the Blue Star Memorial Highway sites.

14. Horticulture Award: Recognizes a club or council for the most comprehensive program or project emphasizing any aspect/phase of horticulture.

15. Youth Program Award: Recognizes a club, group of clubs or council for developing and/or implementing the most comprehensive youth program that emphasizes gardening, recycling/upcycling/controlling litter or the conservation of air, water, forest, land or wildlife.

16. Special Achievement Award: Recognizes a club or council for any other outstanding project encompassing the goals and objectives of the NGC, GCSC or EPD not listed above.

17.  Outstanding Service Award: Presented by the East Piedmont District Director, at his/her discretion, to an individual, club or council, demonstrating exceptional achievement/impact, participation, support/interest within the East Piedmont District. There is no application for this award.

Revised September 13, 2016

 

District/ GCSC Awards

Club Yearbook Award: Eligible for a District/State award recognizing the Yearbook that point scores the highest in format and program content, as listed on the GCSC Club Yearbook Score Sheet. Yearbooks are due and postmarked before, or by, September 1 for District awards.

Send one copy to GCSC President and one copy to the EP District Director, for their files. The EPD First Place winner in each category will be forwarded to the GCSC Awards Chairman for statewide competition.

  • Club with fewer than 20 members.
  • Club with 20-29 members.
  • Club with 30 or more members.
  • Council

Certificates will be issued in all categories for Yearbooks; no cash award.

Club/Council President’s Report Award: Eligible for a District/State award that recognizes the most informative and thorough report of an EPD garden club or council. “President Report” forms and information can be accessed in “Members Only” section of GCSC website. No report covers or binders, loose items, or plastic sheets allowed. Mail the completed report to the EP District Director and one copy to GCSC President—postmarked prior to, or by, February 1.

The EPD First Place winner in each category will be forwarded to the GCSC Awards Chairman for statewide competition.

  • Club with fewer than 20 members.
  • Club with 20-29 members.
  • Club with 30 or more members.
  • Council

EPD Awards may be taken from the President’s Report if it includes a complete, descriptive, informative narrative, and is sent by the postmarked deadline as above.

E P DISTRICT AWARDS ARE COMPLETELY SEPARATE AND MAY DIFFER FROM STATE AWARDS. List of Awards is on the GCSC website, “Find A Club”—EPD. Please be sure to adhere to written instructions on the Application Forms. Electronic application is limited to 3 pages. Groups of clubs must apply for Award in category by number of members in total group.
A “Sample of 3-page Book of Evidence” is on “Awards” of NGC, Inc. website, which will be helpful in preparing an Awards Application.
Send electronic applications to EPD Co-Director, Gina Ginther, theginthers@comporium.net
803-517-2656

When applying for GCSC State, SAR or NGC Awards, please consult “GCSC Awards 2013 – 2015” on the GCSC website for Application Forms. Deadline for all State Awards is December 15. Send applications to GCSC Awards Chairman, Karen Prewitt.