Garden clubs across our Region perform outstanding work in our communities year-round and year after year. Many of these clubs are recognized by our State organizations and have the opportunity to be considered for awards from Central Atlantic Region of State Garden Clubs (CAR-SGC) and National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC)
Apply for an Award
NGC AWARDS: Detailed information about the opportunities, rules and judging criteria for NGC awards is available on the NGC website.
Since the application process for NGC awards may vary slightly from one state organization to another, please visit your state website for information about application forms and application deadlines.
CAR-SGC AWARDS: Information about regional awards is available in the MEMBERS area of this website. The primary purpose of these awards is to recognize excellence above a state level or achievements above that do not fit any NGC award category or are not large enough in scope for consideration at a national level.
CAR-SGC Documents and Forms
Winners of regional awards for the 2017 calendar year were announced at the October 2018 CAR-SGC Conference in Ohio, including several for NGC youth programs and garden club yearbooks. Photos featured at the top of the "Award Winners" page on this website were finalists in the 2017 NGC Photo Contest.
What is "Life Membership" in CAR-SGC?
Life Membership in CAR-SGC is an honorary title often awarded to garden club members by local or state garden clubs to recognize an outgoing or incoming President, the Chair of a committee for a major accomplishment, or a member celebrating a milestone anniversary in the organization.
Photo: Blue Star Memorial (MD) © Margaret Woda