2017 Nominations April 15 - June 1
Master Gardener of the Year Award Criteria
The winner will be recognized and given the award by the Master Gardener Foundation of Washington State (MGFWS).
The Master Gardener of the Year (MGoY) will be featured in an article in the MGFWS Newsletter, Seeds For Thought,
and on the MGFWS website.
Nominations will be accepted from Washington State Master Gardener organizations and submitted on the Master WGFWS
Gardener of the Year Nomination Submission form.
The criteria for selection of the Washington State Master Gardener of the Year Award are as follows:
The MGoY Nominee Must:
Each candidate’s entry will be ranked based on the information submitted for each of the above criteria, using a 1-5 scoring system for each, with 5 as the high score.
Nominations for the MGoY award must be received by the MGFWS by June 1st of the year the award is to be presented.
Be an active WSU Master Gardener.
Demonstrate program commitment by meeting or exceeding all volunteer hour requirements.
Have held leadership roles in the Master Gardener Program e.g. board member, committee chairperson, special
event or project responsibility.
Contribute a legacy, a lasting contribution to the program and/or community.
Have a significant statewide (or broader) impact on the WSU Master Gardener Program or have acted on behalf of the MGFWS.
The awards committee chairperson will appoint a 3-5 person MGoY selection committee to choose the best candidate from the nominees. The award will be given at the annual WSU/MGFWS Advanced-Education Conference or as designated by the MGFWS Board.
Here is the application form: MGoY Criteria and Forms
Media Award Criteria
(Revised September 17, 2015)
The criteria for selection of the Media Award are as follows:
Nominations can be made by county programs, Washington State University (WSU) or Master Gardener
Foundation of Washington State (MGFWS) members.
Please use the Word file form to submit your application, expanding it to no more than two pages.
The awards committee will choose the winner based on these ratings detailed on the form. (1-5; 5 is
the high score.)
The award will be presented at the annual WSU/MGFWS Advanced-Education Conference or as designated
by the MGFWS Board.
Here is the application form: Media Award Nomination Form
Ed LaCrosse Distinguished Service Award
(Revised September 17, 2015)
The criteria for selection of the Ed LaCrosse Distinguished Service Award are as follows:
- Nomination can be made by county programs, Washington State University (WSU) or Master Gardener Foundation of Washington State (MGFWS) members.
- Nominees need not be Master Gardeners (MG).
- Award recognizes someone who has had a significant statewide (or broader) impact on the WSU Master Gardener Program or has acted on behalf of the MGFWS.
- Ratings will be given for each of the following:
Impact on WA state MG program _____
Here is the application form: Ed LaCrosse Nomination Form.
Length of service ______
Breadth of impact _____
The awards committee chairperson and will rate the best candidate from a 1-5 scale. (1-5 is the high
Photo Criteria for All Nominations
A photo of your candidate MUST be submitted with all nomination packages. Photo quality requirements are:
Click here to download Photo Criteria
1. Submit .jpgs as they come from a digital camera with no alterations.
2. If items need to be cropped, provide instructions.
3. DO NOT use phone cameras, as the resolution is generally inferior. However, newer phones and iPads may be adequate.
4. Size should be 2 Mg. at a minimum.