SWNM State Fair

Flower Show

 

Open Amateur Flower Show Rules

SUPERINTENDENT-
Lois Tharp (575) 546-9501

Entries will be accepted, classified (by the exhibitor) and named (if known) between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on Thursday October 9th, 2012. Entry Fee is $1.00 per exhibit, not to exceed $15.00 which is payable at time of entry. Entries received after this time will be for display only. Judging will follow. Exhibit will be open to the public following completion of the judging. Bring entries ready for display.

Flower Show Special Awards

Outstanding Birthday Arrangement by Child K-5th

Outstanding Embellished Dish Garden by Senior Citizen

Outstanding Kitchen Arrangement by Youth 6th-12th using fruit or vegetables

Outstanding Oriental Arrangement by Adult

Outstanding Rose arrangement for Coffee Table Open

Lena Tharp Memorial Award
Outstanding Arrangement using dried material by an FFA or 4-H member.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

  1.  Adult Division shall be for persons over 18, Junior Division: ages 12-18 and Children Division under 12.  Members of FFA or 4-H should indicate with name on the tag.
  2. Entries shall remain until 3:00 pm on Sunday October 12, 2012.  All items should be checked out at this time.
  3. Entries shall be exhibited in a clear glass or clear plastic containers.
  4. All entries shall be entered by the exhibitor themselves or parents.
  5. Only materials for arrangements may be from other than the exhibitor’s garden.
  6. No artificial flower will be accepted in arrangements.
  7. All containers should be marked with the owner’s name on the bottom.  This department is not responsible for containers.  Reasonable care will be exercised.
  8. No exhibitor will be allowed more than one entry in each class except for “any other”.
  9. Impartial judges will be used. Quality will be the first condition.  Premiums will not be awarded to any entry just because of presence.  Exhibitors are encouraged to refresh their displays, after judging of cut flowers.
  10. The committee reserves the right to remove wilted or damaged exhibits.
  11. Premium awards may be picked up at the cashiers window located in the office on Sunday October 12, 2014 between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. Premiums are $5, $2 and $1 for First Second and Third Prize.  Best of Show will be awarded in Senior, Junior and Children’s division.  Sweepstakes may be awarded in the Senior Division for most total points.  Premiums will be determined by monies collected from sponsors and donations. 

SECTION A: ROSES
Best one Bloom
101. Solid Red
102. Solid White
103. Solid Pink
104. Solid Yellow
105. Solid Any Other Color
 Miniatures: One Spray
201. Solid Red
202. Solid White
203. Solid Pink
204. Solid Yellow
205. Solid Any Other Color
Hints for entering roses: At least five leaflet leaves on a stem are desirable.  Remove all dirt insects and over mature foliage.  Cut stems at an angle and place in water.  Foliage below the water line should be removed.  Blooms open ½ to ¾ are best.

SECTION B: GARDEN FLOWERS
301. Lantana
302. Chrysanthemum
303. Cosmos
304. Coxcomb
305. Marigold
306. Petunia
307. Zinnia
308. Verbena
309. Dahlia
310. Phlox
311. Any Other

SECTION D: POTTED PLANTS
501. Flowering Plant in Bloom
502. Foliage Plant
503. Herbs single variety
504. Herb garden 3 or more varieties
505. Terrarium
506. Dish garden with 3 or more different plants
507. Embellished Dish Garden (decorations added)
508. Cactus or Succulent
509. Outdoor container garden vegetable
510. Outdoor container garden floral
511. Any Other

SECTION E: SEEDS, PODS, FOLIAGE, GRASS OR STEMS
Can be Fresh or Dried
601. Seeds or pods on stem
602. Pampas Plume (One 36” or less)
603 Ornamental Grass
604. Any Other
Add “D” to number if dried material

SECTION F: DECORATIVE ARRANGEMENTS
TABLE OR WALL HANGING
Entries will not be judged against one another but against a standard as follows:

Area

1

2

3

4

5

Comments

Appropriate Category

 

 

 

 

 

 

All materials fresh or in good shape

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colors blend or harmonize

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mechanics hidden

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

18-20 Points = Blue Ribbon
15-17 Points = Red Ribbon
12-14 Points = White Ribbon
CATEGORIES:
701. Kitchen
702. Coffee Table
703. Babies Room
704. Birthday Party
705. Oriental Style
706. Any Other

        ADD To Number

  1. Mainly Fruit or Vegetables
  2. Mainly Roses
  3. Mainly Garden Flowers
  4. Dried or Fresh Grasses and Natural Vegetation

**The choice of container and decorations should indicate the category.
***PLEASE DO NOT USE IRREPLACEABLE ITEMS AS WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THEIR SAFETY WHILE ON DISPLAY.***

 

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