Junior Awards and Contests

Essay and Poetry Contest
The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts and National Garden Clubs, Inc. sponsor two terrific writing contests each year that can both raise environmental
awareness and shine a spotlight on our club.

Poetry Contest (K-grade 9)
The first is a poetry competition for kindergarten through ninth grade with the theme, “Pop Goes the  Seed.” There’s a statewide winner at each grade level. The poem can be in traditional verse or any poetic form. What is important is that the poem explores the theme. The winners will have their poems published in a booklet to be sponsored by National Garden Clubs, Inc.

Essay Competition (High School)
For high school students (ninth through twelfth grades), there’s an essay competition with the theme, “The Impact of Bottled Water on the Environment and the Water Supply.” 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 Gardener.

Do you know a student who would like to enter? Deadline to submit to Garden Club of Norfolk is November 24, 2018.