Master Gardener Search for Excellence Awards

The Search for Excellence (SFE) program recognizes the outstanding work of Master Gardeners throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The recognition program includes six categories in which Master Gardeners can demonstrate outstanding contributions to their communities.

Many volunteer projects are significant to their communities, but not all qualify as Search for Excellence projects. The Search for Excellence Award is designed to recognize outstanding group projects, not an individual who does outstanding work. All SFE applications must show that significant learning took place, whether by the Master Gardeners or the general public.

Project submission must meet the following guidelines to qualify for a "Search for Excellence" award.

Instructions to submit your project to apply for an award.