GCII Chair:

2023 Award Winners

2022 Award Winners

Available Awards

The Club offers a selection of awards in a wide range of categories:

  1. Standard/Small Flower Show (sponsored by one Federated Club)
  2. Standard/Small Flower Show (sponsored by 2 or more Federated Clubs)
  3. Standard/Small Flower Show (sponsored by a District, at least 1/5 of members must exhibit)
  4. Standard/Small Flower Show (sponsored by a Judge’s Council)
  5. Christmas or Holiday Season Standard/Small Flower Show (sponsored by one 1, 2 or more Clubs)
  6. Plant Society Standard/Small Flower Show
  7. Garden Club of the Year – A. Under 25 members – B. 25 members or more
  8. Garden Therapy – A. Under 25 members – B. 25 members or more – C. District
  9. Memorial Garden Planting (Blue Star) – A. Club – B. District – C. State
  10. Civic Improvement – A. Club – B. District – C. State
  • To recognize permanent improvement for the public benefit via the development of public gardens. The program may be continuous but must have an advanced degree of completion prior to making the application.
  • Two awards are to be given each year if eligible applications are received. The award will be granted to cover material expenses up to $200 each. Receipts must be submitted to document expenses along with a book of evidence including pictures to show progress of project.
  • Prior year recipients are not eligible, but substantial improvements may be awarded another grant. Maintenance expenses are not eligible.
  • Application must be by a GCII member club.
  1. Yearbook – A. Under 20 – B. 21-30 – C. 30-44 – D. 45 and above
  2. Publication-published article, pamphlet, book or slides/video options are for – A. Communications – B. Horticulture – C. Design
  3. Newsletter – A. Club-  B. District – C. Plant Society
  4. Youth Involvement – A. Junior Garden Club – B. Youth Club – C. Club involvement with youth
  5. Conservation – A. Birds – B. Butterflies – C. Roadside Beautification
  6. Idaho History/Historic Trails/Preservation
  7. Wildflowers-Native Flora – A. Club – B. District – C. State
  8. Unified Project – A. State – B. Regional – C. National
  9. Award of Appreciation presented to a non-member/group
  10. Membership Award-increased membership from previous year (Do not apply for this award, it is determined by State Membership Chairman)
  11. Certificate of Performance – A. Horticulturist of the Year – B. Flower Arranger of the Year – C. Garden Club person of the Year
  12. Publication Facebook/Website/Fundraiser Calendar – A. Club – B. District – C. Plant Society
  13. Continued Education and Scholarship Fundraisers – A. Club – B. District – C. Plant Society
All awards are described in more detail on the National Garden Club Awards and the Pacific Region Awards pages. Monetary awards, trophies and certificates are also listed on these sites.

Award Rules


January 1 to December 31


All applications and supporting evidence must be received by the State Awards Chairman by December 1. Awards of Appreciation nominations are accepted at any time.


Only Garden Club of Idaho members in good standing are eligible to apply for the Idaho State Awards.


All applications for state Awards must be made through the state Awards Chairman. The State Chairman then sends eligible applications (the first place winners) to Regional and/or National competition.


All applications must be on official forms, obtained from the State Awards Chairman. The State President’s signature vouches for the applicant’s eligibility.


First, second, third and honorable mention may be given for all awards, except when otherwise stated. Awards are presented at the State Convention.


Awards are presented at the Annual State Convention by the State Awards Chairman or authorized stand-in.

Award Application

Deadline for applying for all awards, except Holiday Show awards, is December 1st. Deadline for Holiday Show award applications is January 1st.

[view the Award Application form (PDF)] or [download the fillable form (PDF form)]

Announcements for the 2024 Awards will be coming out in October 2023 regarding where to send application forms and the new name of the new Awards Chair.