The International Master Gardener Search for Excellence is the recognition program of Master Gardener volunteer work throughout the United States and Canada.
All volunteer projects done by Master Gardeners are significant to their communities, but not all are Search for Excellence projects. The Search for Excellence is designed to recognize outstanding group projects, not an individual who does outstanding work. The IMGC Search for Excellence Committee oversees the Search for Excellence Winners.
Search for Excellence winners are chosen for their outstanding contributions to their communities.
2005 Search for Excellence Winners (web page)
At the International Master Gardener Conference 2011, the Junior Master Gardener Program solicited nominations of outstanding individual Junior Master Gardener youths and Junior Master Gardener groups exemplifying excellence through their hard work, personal achievement and service to their community.
This program recognizes the following awards: