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Summary of Reminders for 2024


*Awards must be e-mailed to awards chairman as .pdf documents

*Award #60 is no longer graded

at the state level

*New President's Award is Award #100

*Continuing Awards Chairman is Kimberly Atkins




Click on buttons below to view winning entries for 2022 awarded at the

2023 annual meeting.


All awards are to be e-mailed in .pdf format by the deadline. 

Illinois wins $500 for the NGC Award of Excellence for State Garden Clubs,  Well done to all who helped make this happen!!

If you include the GCI Pledge in your yearbook, please use the current pledge at the right.


Conservation Pledge


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 2024 calendar year will be presented at the April 2025 State Convention and Central Region Awards will be announced at the Central Region Meeting in Autumn 2024. 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 be sent by e-mail in a .pdf 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 Kimberly Atkins, GCI Awards Chairman., Telephone (757) 751-5965 or mail him at 7101 State Route 159 Millstadt, IL 62260

Award Forms - Click links below.

GCI Award Application Form - 2024 (at top of page)  REQUIRED FOR ALL AWARD APPLICATIONS
Club Achievement Award # 62 - 2024
Club Horticulture Award   # 63 - 2024

Garden Club of the Year Award #70 - 2024

Flower Show Awards

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.
 Please check their award deadlines as they differ from our state awards.

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