DESIGN DIVISION I – GARDEN CLUB FEDERATION OF MA, INC. & DESIGN DIVISION II – OPEN CLASSES
Barbara D. May Award of Design Excellence
Judy Gray Bayberry GC, RI
Given once during the Show, if merited, to a blue-ribbon winner in the GCFM Design Division, scoring the highest number of points in a Designer’s Choice Class.
Clare L. Richards Award.
Karen Knaub, Garden Club of Hyannis
May be given, if merited, in the GCFM Design Division for the entry that best exemplifies the sensitive use of color. This award will be given once during the Show and the recipient need not be a blue-ribbon winner.
Diane Bullock Award
Linda Pare, Ashland GC of NH
Given, if merited, in the GCFM Design Division for the entry that is the most original interpretation of the class theme and uses an adventurous combination of plant material and components. Blue ribbon winners not eligible.
Garden Club of America Zone 1 Bowl
Laura Lindop, Acton and Piscataqua Garden Clubs
Presented by the member clubs in Northern New England, is awarded if merited, only once during the entire show for distinction in the aesthetic arrangement of plant material. The exhibit shall be judged with no reference to a point scale or any previous award.
Garden Club of America Certificate of Excellence in Flower Arranging
Sue Cram, New Hampton GC of NH
May be awarded to GCA members, GCA clubs, other clubs, organizations, societies or individuals for an arrangement of great distinction in a competitive class in a major flower show. The arrangement must have placed first, second or third.
Jeanne-Marie Parkes Creativity Award
Gail Hubacher, Garden Club of Hyannis and Needham Garden Club
Given, if merited, to the design judged by the Evaluation Panel to be the most creative interpretation of the class title.
John Taylor Arms Award
Karen Knaub, Garden Club of Hyannis
Awarded to the blue-ribbon entry receiving the highest number of points. All first prize entries are point scored. Given only once during the Show.
Marie Hancock Cook Certificate of Merit for Achievement in Traditional Flower Arrangement
Marisa McCoy, Wareham and Beth Shalom Garden Clubs
Given by the GCFM to the blue-ribbon entry, if merited, receiving the highest number of points in a class or classes of Traditional Design.
Mass Hort Novice Award
Cheryl Anne Lane, Weston Garden Club – Entry Day I
Debbie Coviello, Holliston Garden Club – Entry Day II
Given in recognition of the most distinctive design by a novice in any class in The Open Classes. The recipient need not be a blue-ribbon winner.
Mass Hort Interpretation Award
Cynthia Chapra, Weston Garden Club – Entry Day I
Dee Freiberg and Cynthia Chapra, Weston Garden Club – Entry Day II
Awarded to the design in The Open Classes that, in the opinion of the judges, represents the most imaginative interpretation of its class and of the show schedule. Recipient need not be blue ribbon winner.
Mass Hort Best of Day Award
Sue Cram, New Hampton GC of NH – Entry Day I
Carolyn Ellis, Weston Garden Club – Entry Day II
Awarded to the design that, in the opinion of the judges, represents the best overall design in The Open Classes for that entry day. Recipient need not be a blue-ribbon winner.
Ruth A. Wallack Design Award
Shirley Minott, Walnut Hill Garden Club
Recognizes a design of outstanding beauty and creativity in the expression of one designer’s imagination. Open to all competitive entries in the Design Division. This award may be given only once during the Show and the recipient need not be a blue-ribbon winner.
Susan Scheel Thomas Novice Award
Cynthia Chapra, Weston Garden Club
Awarded to the most distinctive design by a novice in any design class. This award may be given only once during the show and the recipient need not be a blue-ribbon winner.
Youth Artistic Crafts Award (grades K – 6)
Elizabeth Galton (grade 6) and Melissa Galton
Youth Artistic Crafts Award (grades 7 – 12)
Abby Shoneman (grade 8) and Thelma Shoneman:
AMATEUR HORTICULTURE COMPETITION
Joseph P. Keefe Technical High School – Small Bay Window Collection
Awarded for horticultural excellence to an individual, group or garden club for an entry in the Small Bay Window Collection of the Structure Classes of the Amateur Horticulture Competition.
Anne Crowley Award
Wanda Macnair – Nautilocalyx pemphidius
Awarded for the finest gesneriad exhibited in the Amateur Horticulture Competition.
Beket Lang Award
Victoria Rigopoulos – Pelargonium x hortorum ‘Vancouver Centennial
Awarded for an outstanding effort by a junior (aged 16 or younger)
Libby Moore – Cymbidium orchid
Awarded to the exhibit which demonstrates the most outstanding horticultural achievement in the Individual Entry Classes 1-67.
Bette Levine Award
Art Scarpa – 10 Blue Ribbons
Certificate given to the exhibitor with the greatest number of blue ribbons in all classes in the Amateur Horticulture Division. The winner is determined by the Amateur Horticulture Committee.
Corliss Knapp Engle Award
Libby Moore – Phlebodium aureum ‘Blue Star’
For the individual exhibit most reflecting the enthusiasm, skill and spirit of this consummate grower and friend of horticulture.
Sidney Koretsky – Citrus aurantifolia – Key Lime Tree
Awarded for outstanding effort by an individual exhibitor in the Amateur Horticulture Competition.
Andy Michaelides – Adenia globosa
Awarded for horticultural and artistic excellence to an individual exhibiting a plant in the Individual Entry Classes 1-71.
Evelyn D. Cronin Award
Libby Moore – Cymbidium cv
Awarded yearly in the orchid classes of the Amateur Horticulture Competition, if merited, to the orchid plant in bloom showing excellence of culture regardless of growing environment
Libby Stephenson Award
Carrie Waterman – Haworthia Collection:
Awarded to the most meritorious exhibit grown under artificial light in the Individual Entry Classes 1-71.
Alyce Tangerini – Rhododendron obtuse
Awarded to the most meritorious windowsill-grown exhibit in the Individual Entry Classes 1-71.
Massachusetts Horticultural Society President’s Award for Junior Horticulture
Caroline Kotosky – Hylocereus undatus
Awarded for excellence in Junior Horticulture, emphasizing the appreciation of unusual or uncommon plant material.
Massachusetts Horticultural Society Green Thumb Award
Kayla Gray – Nematanthus gregarious (Goldfish plant)
Awarded to the Junior Horticulture exhibitor who has succeeded in growing and presenting the most challenging plant.
National Garden Clubs, Inc. Special Recognition Medal for Horticulture
Carrie Waterman – Haworthia collection
Awarded to the horticultural exhibit judged by a NGC, Inc. panel to be the finest in a major non-standard flower show. Must score 95 points or more.
Thompson Begonia Award
Libby Moore – Begonia bowerae
Awarded for the finest begonia exhibited in the Begonia classes of the Individual Entry Classes 24 – 25. Entry must have received a First Place ribbon
Corliss Knapp Engle Award
Brooke Mallory, Class 5, “Sprouts”
May be presented to an outstanding photograph celebrating the natural world with artistry, delight, and distinction. The subject might be, but is not restricted to, a landscape, plant or plants, and/or plant related subject(s).
Garden Clubs of America Certificate of Excellence
Phyllis Meinke, Class 3, “Tulipmania”
May be awarded for an exhibit of great distinction in a competitive photography class. The entry must have placed first, second or third.
Best in Show
Suzy Titcomb, Class 1, “Fiddleheads”
Chosen from the first place winners, may be awarded to the most outstanding photograph in the show.
Paul Buckley, Class 5, “Sprouts”
May be given to an exhibitor who has never won first place in any photography show. It shall be awarded to an individual novice exhibitor for an exceptional photograph. Novice entries placing first, second or third are eligible for this award.
Popular Vote Winner
Shannon McCraine. Class 3, “Tulipmania”
YOUTH PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION
Massachusetts Horticultural Society President’s Award
Unique – ‘The Bee’
Best in Show
Olivia Della Rosa – ‘Winter Blossoms’:
Tasha Tonna – ‘Rose’:
Best Interpretation of Spring and Popular Vote Winner
Hannah McCarthy – ‘Peonies’:
Best Use of Color
Zachary Dobbs – ‘Butterfly on Bee Balm’:
Best Use of Light
Most Artistic Composition
Grace Godfrey – ‘Hydrangea’
Most Creative Image
Adam Mazur – ‘Button on a Pink Dress’
Most Creative Angle
Scout Chambers – ‘See the Eagle’
Nature Award by Charlie Burke PSA President
Molly Hart – ‘Mushrooms in Winter’