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 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: Updated rules and application forms for regional awards are available in the MEMBERS area of this website. The primary purpose of these awards is to recognize excellence above the state level, achievements that do not fit any NGC award category or are not large enough in scope for consideration at a national level.
Winners of CAR-SGC awards were presented at the October 2019 CAR-SGC Conference in Arlington, Virginia.
NGC Photo Contest Winners
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