The Awards Guide and Forms
for projects completed in 2021 are posted below.
To view winning entries for 2021 projects, click on button 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
While it is not mandatory that you include the GCI Conservation Pledge in your yearbook, please make sure that you use the current one if you do.
I pledge to uphold the principles
of the Garden Clubs of Illinois -
the beautification of our state,
kept void of litter,
the protection of all wildlife
and the conservation of its natural resources for present and future generations.
Awards for work accomplished in the 2021 calendar year will be presented at the April 2022 State Convention and Central Region Awards will be announced at the Central Region Meeting in Autumn 2021. Changes in National Awards will be printed in the Fall National Gardener. Updates to 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. email@example.com, 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 Recognition Application Deadline
Do you want to recognize someone who has made an impact on your club? GCI offers the VIP Recognition. 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 pin. Check Awards Guide for other award deadlines.