The  Awards Guide and Forms

for projects completed in 2021 are posted below.



Flower Show Achievement Awards (#1-8),Yearbooks (#60), and Publication awards (#81, #82, #83) should be mailed.  


Club Achievement (#62), Club Horticulture (#63) may be mailed or sent digitally as a PDF.


All other awards MUST BE emailed as a PDF for 2021.

When  submitting a 3 page award application,

please follow the format of the document below

To make things easier, we have broken the Awards Guide into divisions below. 

Print the whole (above) or parts of it (below).

Awards for work accomplished in the 2020 calendar year will be presented at the April 2021 State Convention and Central Region Awards will be announced at the Central Region Meeting in Autumn 2020. Changes in National Awards will be printed in the Fall National Gardener. Updates to the 2019 State & National Awards will be sent to all Club Presidents. All GCI award applications must bear a postmark on or before the due date. Except for awards designating "Book of Evidence" or other specific submission requirements most awards MUST be on 3 pages on 1 side only. The Award Application Cover Sheet is not counted as one of the 3 pages.

Questions should be addressed to David Robson, GCI Awards Chairman., Telephone 217-787-7571 or mail him at 1515 West Fayette Avenue, Springfield, IL 62704.

Award Forms - Click links below.

GCI Award Application Form - 2018 (at top of page)  REQUIRED FOR ALL AWARD APPLICATIONS
Club Achievement Award # 62 - 2018
Club Horticulture Award   # 63 - 2018

VIP Award Deadline

Do you want to recognize someone who has made an impact on your club?  GCI offers the VIP Award.  Deadline for clubs to submit a request for Award #82 - the "Very Important Person" Sterling Silver award is March 1. Club sends a note to the GCI First Vice President telling why this person is important to their garden club. Enclose a $40 check to defray cost of the charm. Check Awards Guide for other award deadlines.

Please note - Youth Awards must be in the Chairman's hands by the Deadline Dates!

Click the buttons at the right
to learn about other award opportunities.

National Awards
National awards must be submitted by State Awards Chairmen.  State winners will be forwarded to National when awards meet NGC requirements

Regional Awards.
Clubs must submit regional awards themselves. Please check their award deadlines as they differ from our state awards.