Special Awards


Cindora Goldberg


2018 Recipient:  Minal Akkad of the Framingham Garden Club, assisted by Ruth Evans of the Framingham Garden Club

Special Awards

THE CINDORA A. GOLDBERG AWARD    (established in 2002)      

(rev. March 2020)





An annual award is to be given in tribute to Cindora A. Goldberg, honoring the ability Cindora had to continually see and create designs in a most innovative manner. The framed certificate award will be for the most outstanding floral design submitted by a member of The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc.

The entries should represent the very best examples of a designer's work, selected from their complete portfolio. Each entry must be in the form of photographs and digital images. Look at your photos (old and new – from 5, 10, 15+ years ago) and submit your designs illustrating your most creative and innovative manner of interpretation! The entries will be judged by The Cindora A. Goldberg Award Committee. The winner must be present to receive the award at the Annual Meeting of The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc. A full color photo of the winning design will appear in the Fall issue of the Mayflower.


Designs to be submitted will be limited to three entries from any one designer. They should represent the most outstanding example of that designer’s work. (does not need to be Flower Show design!)

The designer should mail the completed application form along with a color        photograph at least 5” x 7” in size to the address below.

The designer should also email the image (JPEG minimum of 1 MB)

to the email below.

An entry form must accompany each application listing all plant materials and other components, along with a short description of the design.

Up to three separate designs will be accepted on individual application forms.
All entries must be received by Sept. 1, 2020.
All entries will become the property of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc. and will not be returned.
Photos submitted may be used for a future publication.

Entries will be judged by the Cindora A. Goldberg Award Committee: Susan Kaplan, Chairman (suekflowers@yahoo.com) with Minal Akkad, Sandi Joyce, Shirley Minott, and Tony Todesco .

Send application form and design image by Sept. 1, 2020 to:
Sue Kaplan, 219 Highgate St., Needham, MA 02492









The Cindora Goldberg Award
Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc.

400 Fifth Avenue, Suite 110

Waltham, MA 02451

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