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AWARDS

REMINDER for 2024 Project Award Applications:  

District IX Yearbooks award applications should be mailed.  

 

District IX Civics Award applications may be mailed or sent digitally.

 

All-Star Award applications MUST BE emailed as a PDF.

 

email: 

awards.dist.ix.gci@gmail.com

Yearbook Award
Application
Due October 1, 2024

Civic Concern  Award
Application
Due November 1, 2024

Send form with
District IX Award Cover Sheet to awards.dist.ix.gci@gmail.com

2023 All Star Award

Due February 12, 2025

Be sure to scroll down to see how to apply for the District IX Ongoing Civic Development Award 

CONGRATULATIONS!  DISTRICT IX WINNERS!

 

Clubs were honored at the District IX Annual Meeting on March 12, 2024, for the 2023 Yearbook, All-Star, and Ongoing Civic Project Awards.  Awards were given to two club categories:  Medium Clubs (30 – 59 members) and Large Clubs (60+ members).

 

Ongoing Civic Project Award winning entries received a $50 prize.  (Any club that won the award for 2022 could not repeat as a winner for 2023.)  Yearbook Award winners received $50 for first place, $30 for second place, and $20 for third place. District All-Star Award winners received $50 for first place, $30 for second place, and $20 for third place.

 

Please click below to view the 2023 winners!

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to everyone!

AWARDS

 

District IX will again offer three awards for the 2023 calendar year. They will be awarded at the District meeting in March 2024.

 

These awards are:

 

• District IX Yearbook Award: due 1 October 2024

 

• Ongoing Civic Project/Civic Concern: due 1 November 2024

 

• District IX All-Star Award: due 12 February 2025

 

Winning entries in each membership division* will receive a $50 prize for the Ongoing Civic Project. Winners in each membership division* will receive $50 for first place , $30 for second place and $20 for third place for the District Yearbook Award and District All-Star Award. 

 

In addition to the dollar prize, winning Garden Clubs will be featured on the District IX website and receive a virtual certificate for posting to the club’s website or Facebook page. ​

 

*District IX membership divisions are determined by number of members for whom NGC and state dues are paid, including Active, Associate, Inactive, Honorary, etc.

 

Small Club: 29 members and under

 

Medium Club: 30 – 59 members

 

Large Club: 60+

 

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

 

Laura Vertz

District IX Awards Chair

awards.dist.ix.gci@gmail.com

2024 District IX Ongoing Civic Project Award   Due Nov. 1, 2024

 

District IX will again offer for 2023 the Ongoing Civic Project Award, which seeks to recognize and reward our district garden clubs for their continued hard work on projects in their communities. This is a broad category and could encompass many kinds of Civic Projects, from landscape projects to youth and therapy gardens to front yard beautification recognition. 

 

Winning entries in each membership division* will receive a $50 prize. Winners are announced at the 2024 District IX annual meeting. Any club that won the previous year will not qualify for a prize this year.

 

When preparing the 3-page Award Application Form, be sure to emphasize the impact of your project on your community and what makes it unique. Don’t forget to attach the District IX Award coversheet to your 3 pages. 

 

Your application should describe the location of project, give a brief history and benefit to the community, include involvement of any outside agencies and persons and what members do as part of the project (list chair/s and number of members participating). Include financial costs, a landscape plan if applicable (does not need to be professionally drawn), overall photos of the project and current publicity or recognition.

 

And don’t forget that Nov. 1 is the deadline for many state awards. Did you know that your entry for the District IX Ongoing Civic Project Award is also suitable for the GCI #23 Civic Concern Award, which is sponsored and funded by District IX? Duplicate your 3-page entry, fill out the state cover-sheet and submit it to the state chairman. For more information on state awards, see https://www.gardenclubsofillinois.org/awards.

The District IX Civic Development Award may be mailed or sent digitally.  Submission information is on the District IX Award Cover-sheet.

 

I look forward to your entries.

 

Laura Vertz

District IX Awards Chair

awards.dist.ix.gci@gmail.com

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