Louisiana Garden Club Federation, Inc.
encourages our adult clubs to sponsor all age groups of Youth Garden
Clubs . They can be affiliated with a school, church, neighborhood, or
an established Scout group. By encouraging youth groups, we hope to
spark an interest and love of gardening in children, not only to
improve and maintain our environment but for the sheer fun of "digging
in the dirt."
it is a registered member, the Youth Club can apply for awards, and
participate in LGCF, Inc. activities. Contact our Youth Chairman for
SUBMIT ALL YOUTH AWARD APPLICATIONS TO YOUTH ACTIVITIES CHAIRMAN -- see directory
Youth Awards DEADLINE is December 1
Awards Reference Chart
- DUES of 1.00 per youth club are paid to LGCF Treasurer
with sponsoring adult garden club dues. Deadline for registration is
- Submit youth garden club(s) registration ANNUALLY
to the Youth Activities Chairman.
- Organizing youth groups Word
- Youth group club registration
Word or PDF
- NGC youth garden club sponsorship requirements Word
|2011 4th Grade winning poster
By Kelsey Broussard, - St John Elementary, Lake Charles.
Sponsor: Diggers & Weeders Garden Club
click image for larger photo
** click here to print the list
Better Swamps and Gardens Garden Club -- 4 clubs
Shady Oaks Garden Club -- 2 clubs
Terrebonne Garden Club -- 1 club Seedlings Junior Garden Club
Azalea Garden Club -- 1 club
Berri Patch Kids
Ferriday Garden Club -- 1 club
Northeast Garden Club of Bogalousa -- 1 club
Lake Charles Garden Club -- 1 club Garden Angels/College
Alexandria Garden Club -- 1 club
Lecompte Garden Club -- 1 club
Smokey Bear & Woodsy Owl Poster
Children from first through fifth grade are invited to
participate in the 2013 National Garden Clubs, Inc. Poster Contest!
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service and the National
Garden Clubs, Inc. are giving students the opportunity to
demonstrate through original drawings of Smokey Bear or Woodsy Owl
their understanding of wildfire prevention and basic environmental
ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT WILDFIRES!
Smokey Bear is recognized nationally and internationally as the
symbol for fire prevention. The original Smokey Bear appeared in
1944. Smokey's message, "Only You Can Prevent Wildfires!"
encourages personal responsibility for fire prevention. Smokey Bear
teaches children and adults to be careful with campfires,
barbecues, trash fires, and matches.
LEND A HAND-CARE FOR THE LAND!
Woodsy Owl is America's icon for the conservation of the
environment. Since 1971, Woodsy has helped parents and teachers
inspire children to observe, explore, and care for the
He challenges children to "Lend a Hand, Care for the Land!" and to
take an active role in caring for the land through recycling,
reusing, and reducing waste, planting and caring for trees, using
resources wisely, and not littering.
Link to US FOREST SERVICE SMOKEY
- 2013 Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl Poster Contest Flyer - PDF
- 2013 Poster Contest Timeline - PDF
- 2013 More Tips - PDF
- 2013 Poster Contest Certificate of Participation - PDF
- 2013 Promotional Sticker - PDF
- 2013 Local Chairman Report - PDF
Local Chairman Outreach Report -
High School Essay Contest
The High School Essay Contest is open to all High School
students. Each year a $1,000 NGC Scholarship will be awarded to the
2011 Theme: "The Benefits of Community
2012 Theme - "Ways We Can Protect Aquatic
ESSAY CONTEST RULES
Length of essay: Between
600-700 words. The entry will be penalized if the essay does not
conform to the required length. All words are to be counted. All
entries must be typed and titled. Students should write the essay
so it is suitable to be published in the NGC
publication, The National
Eligibility: Contests are
open to High School students attending 9th through 12th grades. The
contest must be sponsored by: single garden club, group of member
clubs, councils or districts; or a State Garden Club. All entries
become the property of National Garden Clubs, Inc.
A $1000 National Garden Club Scholarship will be awarded to
the National Winner. If the Winner is an underclassman, the $1000
Scholarship will be held by NGC, Inc. without accrued interest,
until such time that the student enters college. At that time, the
money will be forwarded to the Financial Aid Officer of the college
that the student will enter. The second place winner will receive
Contest Deadlines: Club
entries must be sent to State Chairman. Observe State
State Winners must be sent to Regional Chairman by January 1,
Regional Winners must be sent to National Chairman by February 1,
Click here to download the complete Youth Essay Contest details.
2012 Theme - "Protecting Our Aquatic Friends"
Now is the time to excite and encourage our Youth to
express & explore their creative thoughts through different
types of poetry. This term's NGC Poetry Contest entitled above,
enables our Youth to embrace their creativity through the art of
Eligibility: Special Education & English as a Second
Language: Kindergarten through Ninth Grade. General Education:
Kindergarten through Ninth Grade.
Contest Rules: 1.All entries must be typed and titled. 2.
Include name, address, age, grade, school of participant on the
back of entry. 3. Sponsoring garden club and state federation/club
name must also be identified. 4. 'Generations of Gardeners"
sponsoring garden club may be that of a Grandparent. 5. All entries
become the property of NGC, Inc. 6. Poems do not have to rhyme. 7.
Poems may be traditional verse, acrostics, blank verse, cinquains,
diamond poems, limerick or Haiku.
Scale of Points: Title - 10; Content - 40; Creativity - 30;
Style - 20
Note: Only Regional winners are considered in the judging
for National winners. Contest winners will not be allowed to win in
two consecutive years. All of the winning entries will be compiled
into a booklet, which will be made available to the
High School Distinguished Service Project
YOUTH AWARD #76
Bringing gardening and our youth together is an exciting process
and can be fun for parents, grandparents or other adult friends.
The High School Distinguished Service Project
Award along with $100 for first place and $50 for
second place may be awarded to a high school student, grade 9-12,
for an outstanding civic project making a significant improvement
for public benefit, e.g. environment, conservation, landscape,
horticulture, recycling, horticulture therapy, etc. A single member
club, group of member clubs, districts or a state garden club must
sponsor the contest.
Reach out to youth groups already formed or classes at school. Our
youth have been exposed to many different types of gardens. Those
that prove to be the most successful are those that relate to their
experiences. If you have or know of someone who has done an
outstanding civic project consider applying for Award #76, High
School Distinguished Service Project under Youth Awards.
Youth Sculpture Contest
Purpose: To encourage youth to keep our planet green and
to get involved with saving our planet
- Children in 4th grade through 8th grade will be eligible to
enter the contest
- Width of the sculpture can be no more than 8 1/2" x 11" Must
include recycled material.
- Height should be proportional to width
- Download entry form - WORD or PDF
- Entries should include as many photographs as can be printed on
the back of the entry form but 2-4x6 photographs are
Download complete Contest Rules - PDF