DFGC Awards Guide


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NGC AWARDS information is available on the NGC Website. DFGC and CAR-SGC AWARDS UPDATE FOR 2019-2021 COMING SOON! Some application forms may change.



Delaware Garden Clubs work tirelessly to support and promote the objectives of Delaware Federation of Garden Clubs, including the objectives of National Garden Clubs, Inc. Long established clubs and new garden clubs alike reach into our communities to create a more beautiful tomorrow. While we do it for the satisfaction of improving our little corner of the world, and we do enjoy the camaraderie of working together with other members, it's always nice to be recognized for our efforts and accomplishments.

All Delaware garden clubs have the opportunity to earn recognition through awards offered by Delaware Federation of Garden Clubs, Central Atlantic Region of State Garden Clubs, Inc. and National Garden Clubs, Inc. Visit Delaware Garden Clubs.org/DFGC-Awards to see the most recent NGC and DFGC award winners.

These organizations rely on garden clubs to apply for the awards they offer. This page will introduce you to that process.

Your Five-Step Guide to Garden Club Awards:

  1. AWARDS CHAIR - Appoint an Awards Chair within your club to oversee the Awards process on behalf of your club. This Awards Chair will help other committee chairs within your club to identify awards that match the activities of their committee; work together with committee chairs to answer questions on the award applications; complete the appropriate award applications; submit applications to the DFGC Awards Chair prior to the award application deadline.

  2. AWARDS RULES - Review the NGC Awards Rules 2017-2019. This document lists the many awards offered by National Garden Clubs, Inc., assigns an award category and number to each award, describes the award, and provides the judging criteria. State awards use the same rules for awards. (A printable copy is available on the DFGC Forms/Templates page of this website, and includes additions and corrections made in December 2017.) Other awards are offered by CAR-SGC, and their Awards Rules are linked on the left. They have their own application form, which is filled out by the DFGC Awards Chair if your application is forwarded.

  3. JUDGING CRITERIA - Pay careful attention to the Judging Criteria as you prepare your application.

  4. APPLICATION - Submit Awards applications for your garden club to the Delaware Awards Chair prior to the DFGC deadline specified on the DFGC Awards Schedule on the DFGC Forms/Templates page of this website: Maureen Eisenhart, 36478 Wild Rose Circle, Selbyville, DE 19975. Two formats are available: PDF and PDF fillable form.

  5. JUDGING - Each application will be carefully reviewed by members of the DFGC Awards Committee. Qualifying winners will be forwarded to the Central Atlantic Region of State Garden Clubs and/or National Garden Cubs, Inc. for further consideration. 

DFGC and NGC award winners are announced at the annual DFGC Awards Meeting on the third Wednesday of June. Lunch is served after the award presentation, and that is followed by a wonderful program. Mark your calendar now to attend this special event in 2019. The location, time and date for DFGC meetings during the 2018-2019 garden club year will be available on this website in late summer. (Region Awards are announced at the CAR-SGC Conference in the fall.)

If you have any questions about the Awards process that are not answered on this website or the NGC website, please contact DFGC Awards Chair Maureen Eisenhart (irishmom08@gmail.com).



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111 Pennwood Drive

Dover, Delaware 19901


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4401 Magnolia Avenue

St. Louis, Missouri 63110



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9956 William Penn Road

Imler, Pennsylvania 16655-8460

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