This section provides Award information for the Rhode Island Member Garden Clubs.

The awards program affords National Garden Clubs, Inc., the New England Region, and the Rhode Island Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. an opportunity to express their support and appreciation for all the club projects that were completed or were in progress during the past year.  By honoring our clubs, we hope to promote growth and stimulate our members to plan their programs and activities for the coming year in accordance with the objectives of our organization.

Example of an award submission – click here.

Rhode Island Federation Award Information

RIFGC State Awards Chairman:

Cheryl Celeste, 90 Salem Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920 Phone: 401-943-5420
Or: Kathleen Damiani, 137 Park Forest Road, Cranston, RI 02920 Phone: 401-323-5407

Please Note: Awards submissions must be sent to RI State Chairman,  by February 15.  Exceptions: the Program Yearbooks are due on October 26.

2019-2021 Awards 
Due by February 15

For more information please contact the Awards Chairman listed above.

2019-2021-RIFGC-State-Application-Form-In Word

National Garden Club Award Information

Please Note: Awards submissions must be sent to RI State Chairman, (see above address) by December 15

National Garden Clubs Award Lists 
Click for NGC Awards Application (.pdf) Form
Click for NGC Rules for Awards

New England Garden Clubs, Inc. (NEGC) Award Information

NEGC Awards Chairman:

Please Note:  Awards Submissions must be sent to RI State Chairman, (see above address) by August 15

NEGC Award Lists
Due by September 1, 2019
Click for NEGC Award Application

RIFGC Community Project Award

RIFGC Community Project Award

Do you have a community project that you would like to start and feel that you are unable to do so due to lack of funds? The RIFGC, in an effort to “give-back” to the clubs, has $2000.00 available to help with these projects. Every year at the Annual Luncheon we will randomly draw awards of up to $500 to the selected clubs to help them accomplish their goal. This award will not be judged!   The same club is not eligible for this award two years in succession. 


Please send your application to President Deb Ort,

The applications will be placed in a hat and drawn at the Annual Meeting.

1. Please give a brief description of the project you would like to start.

2. How much money do you think you would need to accomplish your project? 

3. What benefit would this project be to the community?

4. How many club members will be involved?

5. How long do you think it will take to complete the project?

6. Who will maintain the project (if needed) upon completion?

7. Must submit a follow up report to RIFGC president how money was spent.

Past Award Ceremony Brochures:



Newport Flower Show Awards

2021 Awards

2020 Awards
2019 Awards Brochure 





Helpful Links to Create Award Submissions

Sample Awards Submission

Book of Evidence Guide

2011 Awards Workshop Presentation

Become a RIFGC Member


Gardening Books