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An Empire of Wonders”



A Standard Flower Show

Sponsored by the Ohio Judges Council,

the Federated Garden Clubs of New York State, Inc. and

National Garden Clubs, Inc.

Shirley S. Nicolai, President

National Garden Clubs, Inc.


Show Dates: May 17-19, 2012


Entries: May 16, 2012 – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Judging: May 16, 2012- 6:30 p.m.
Ribbon Cutting and Presentation of President’s Trophies:

May 17, 2012 11:55 a.m.

Open for viewing:

Thursday, May 17, 2012- 12:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Friday, May 18, 2012- 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 19, 2012- 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Adam’s Mark Hotel

120 Church Street

Buffalo, New York 14202
General Rules


  1. This flower show will comply with the requirements for a Standard Flower Show as established by National Garden Clubs, Inc., and printed in the Revised 2007 edition of the Handbook for Flower Shows.




  1. The Standard System of Awarding will be used: only one first place (blue) ribbon per class or sub-class, must score 90 or more; only one second place (red) ribbon per class or sub-class, must score 85 or more; only one third place (yellow) ribbon per class or sub-class, must score 80 or more; one or more honorable mention (white) ribbons, must score 75 or more.




  1. The decision of the judges will be final. Any award may be withheld if no exhibit meets the specific requirements for that award.




  1. Exhibitors must be members of a National Garden Club, Inc. member club or an International Affiliate club. Entry in horticulture is open to all, no preregistration required except for Collections/Displays. Entry in Design is by invitation only. Entry in Artistic Crafts is open to all, on a first-come, first-served basis until classes are full.




  1. Native plant materials may be used in any division if labeled with botanical names and grown by the exhibitor or obtained in a legal manner, and so marked. New York does not have a Noxious Weeds and Invasive list. Endangered and Restricted Plant Lists for New York can be found at http://www.dec.ny.gov/.




  1. All exhibits must be approved by the Classification Committee, whether in Horticulture, Design, or Special Exhibit Classes. Entries that do not conform to the schedule or Handbook requirements will be disqualified.




  1. Entries will be received Wednesday, May 16, 2012, from 9:00-4:00 p.m. Only exhibitors and required show personnel will be permitted in the show room during these periods.




  1. Judging will be from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on May 16th. Only required show personnel will be allowed in the show area during judging. The show will be open for viewing from 12:00 noon on Thursday, May 17th from Noon until 7:00 p.m.; Friday May 18th, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Saturday May 19th from 9:00 to 3:00 p.m. Exhibits shall be removed promptly at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday May 19th. If any exhibitor is unable to return at that time to remove personal property, the exhibitor is responsible for making arrangements to have someone remove the property in a timely fashion. The Flower Show Committee cannot be responsible for loss or damage to anyone’s property.

DIVISION I: HORTICULTURE

THE GARDENS OF EMPIRE”

(Eligible for the Award of Horticultural Excellence and President’s Trophy)

Consultant for Horticulture: Sandi Joyce (978) 562-2880 sandimj@verizon.net
Section A-Shrubs

“HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY BOTANICAL GARDEN”

Single branch, not to exceed 30” from tip of specimen to cut end. Must include several nodes and an apical tip. Wedging material and clear glass containers will be provided by the committee. Eligible for Arboreal Award #1.
Class 1. Flowering Shrubs

Class 2. Coned or Fruited

Class 3. Grown for beauty of foliage

Section B-Trees “NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN”

Single branch, not to exceed 30” from tip of specimen to cut end. Must include several nodes and an apical tip. Wedging material and clear glass containers will be provided by the committee. Eligible for Arboreal Award #2.
Class 4. Flowering Trees

Class 5. Coned or fruited

Class 6. Grown for beauty of foliage

Section C-Cut Specimens from Bulb, Corm, Rhizome, Tuber

“STATEN ISLAND BOTANICAL GARDEN”

Single stem. Stem length to be in proportion to bloom. Foliage included if attached or as appropriate to type. Eligible for Award of Merit #1.


Class 7. Allium

Class 8. Lilium

Class 9. Iris

Class 10. Paeonia

Class 11. Tulipa

Class 12. Any other

Section D-Roses “BROOKLYN BOTANIC GARDEN”

Cultivar name must be given. Stem length in proportion to bloom(s).

Eligible for Award of Merit #2
Class 13. Hybrid tea, one stem, disbudded, minimum of 2 sets of leaflet leaves.

Class 14. Grandiflora, one stem.

Class 15. Floribunda, one spray

Class 16. Climber, 1 bloom or one spray

Class 17. Any other, 1 bloom or one spray

Section E.-Flowering Perennials

“BUFFALO AND ERIE COUNTY BOTANICAL GARDENS”

Single stem. Stem length in proportion to bloom(s). Foliage included if attached to stem. Eligible for Award of Merit #3.


Class 18. Achillea

Class 19. Alchemilla

Class 20. Aquilegia

Class 21. Astilbe

Class 22. Campanula

Class 23. Coreopsis

Class 24. Delphinium

Class 25. Dianthus

Class 26. Monarda

Class 27. Salvia

Class 28. Any other

Section F.-Hosta

“UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER BOTANICAL GARDEN”

Single stem. Stem length in proportion to leaf size. Eligible for Award of Merit #4


Class 29-Small (3”-6”)

Class 30-Medium (6 ½” to 10”)

Class 31-Large (10 ½” to 14”)

Class 32-Extra large (14”and up)
Section G.-Container-Grown Flowering

“CORNELL PLANTATIONS”

Pot size no larger than 12” in diameter. A bar suspended at eye level will be provided for hanging container-grown plants. Eligible for Grower’s Choice Award #1.
Class 33. Orchids

Class 34. Saintpaulia- Single crown only except for trailing types.

Class 35. Begonias

Class 36. Any other
Section H-Foliage Container-Grown Plants

“INNISFREE GARDEN”

Pot size no larger than 12” in diameter. A bar suspended at eye level will be provided for hanging container-grown plants. Eligible for Grower’s Choice Award #2.
Class 37. Cacti and succulents

Class 38. Ferns

Class 39. Ivy

Class 40. Any other
Section I-Combination Plantings

“JOHN P. HUMES JAPANESE STROLL GARDEN”

Pot size no larger than 12” in diameter. Eligible for Grower’s Choice Award #3.

All plants to be individually numbered in container with corresponding numbers and botanical names listed on a 3 x 5 card.
Class 41. Dish Gardens

Class 42. Planter

Class 43. Terrarium

Class 44. Trough
Section J-Miniature and Dwarf Cut Plant Material

“Queens Botanical Garden” Eligible for the Elfin Award #1



Class 45. Flowering

Class 46. Foliage

Class 47. Arboreal
Section K.-Miniature and Dwarf Container-Grown Plant Material

“Wave Hill-The Bronx” Eligible for the Elfin Award #2



Class 48. Flowering

Class 49. Foliage

Class 50. Arboreal

Section L-Collections and Displays


“VASSAR COLLEGE SHAKESPEARE GARDEN”
Eligible for Collectors Showcase Award #1
In both Collections and Displays, specimens must be of one genus, such as Rosa, or plants with like characteristics such as annuals, perennials, biennials, cactus, succulents, etc. Space allotted is 30” by 30”; All plants to be individually numbered in container with corresponding numbers and botanical names listed on a 3 x 5 card with exhibit. Exhibitors must provide their own containers for collections and displays.

For DISPLAYS, the exhibitor is to provide staging to enhance plant material. There is no height restriction. COLLECTIONS may not be staged in any manner including the use of risers, plant stands or underlays.



Class 51. Collection of 5 or more cut FLOWERING specimens
Class 52. Collection of 5 or more cut FOLIAGE specimens
Class 53. Display of 5 or more FLOWERING cut specimens
Class 54. Display of 5 or more cut FOLIAGE specimens
Section M-Collections and Displays

“Ellwanger Garden-Rochester”


Eligible for Collector’s Showcase Award #2
In both Collections and Displays, specimens must be of one genus, such as Rosa, or plants with like characteristics such as annuals, perennials, biennials, cactus, succulents, etc. Space allotted is 30” by 30”. All plants to be individually numbered in container with corresponding numbers and botanical names listed on a 3 x 5 card with the exhibit. Exhibitors must provide their own containers for collections and displays.

For DISPLAYS, the exhibitor is to provide staging to enhance plant material. There is no height restriction. COLLECTIONS may not be staged in any manner including the use of risers, plant stands or underlays.


Class 55. Collection of 5 or more container-grown FLOWERING specimens
Class 56. Collection of 5 or more container-grown FOLIAGE plants
Class 57. Display of 5 or more container-grown FLOWERING plants
Class 58. Display of 5 or more container-grown FOLIAGE plants

DIVISION I: HORTICULTURE RULES



  1. All exhibitors must comply with the New York regulations on restricted and endangered species as set out on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Website at http://www.dec.ny.gov/ . (See General Rule 5) New York State does not have a Noxious Weed/Invasive Plant List, as of schedule printing, however, one is being undertaken. An Email update to State Presidents will be provided if a list is issued prior to the show.




  1. All entries must be correctly labeled with scientific name (giving genus and species and/or cultivar added when applicable, or current scientific identification). To be eligible for any Top Exhibitor Award, a specimen must be correctly labeled with a binomial (genus and species or genus and cultivar) Common name may also be given.




  1. All horticulture entries must be fresh plant material grown by the exhibitor.




  1. Container-grown plants must have been in the exhibitor’s possession at least 90 days. Cut annuals, perennials, and biennials must have been in exhibitor’s possession from seeds, cuttings, or immature plants for at least 90 days. Corms, bulbs, tubers and rhizomes must have been in exhibitor’s possession for at least 90 days. Exception: combination plantings must have been grown together for at least 6 weeks.




  1. Plant material may not be altered by the application (treatment) of oil, commercial “shine” products, etc. that may artificially change the natural color and texture.




  1. Cut specimens should not have foliage below water line.




  1. Entries are open to any and all members of National Garden Clubs, Inc. and the International Affiliates. Each entrant may make only one entry in any one class unless each is a different genus, species, variety, cultivar, type, size or color.




  1. Reservations for Collections and Displays must be made with the Horticulture Consultant by April 16, 2012.




  1. A supply of entry cards will be passed out to the State Presidents at the 2011 Fall Board Meeting in St. Louis to facilitate early completion and avoid delay on entry day, Wednesday, May 16th.




  1. The show committee will furnish appropriate material for specimens requiring wedging which will include small bubble wrap, and wooden wedges for larger items.




  1. The show committee will furnish containers for all cut specimens. Collections and Displays must provide their own containers, if desired.



  1. All horticulture exhibits will be judged by the applicable Scale of Points on pages 298-302 of THE HANDBOOK FOR FLOWER SHOWS, Revised 2007 Edition




  1. Horticulture References:




  1. Hortulana, the 21st Century Edition, by Nancy Heber, published by the Garden Club of Ohio, 2010.

  2. American Horticulture Society A to Z Encyclopedia of Gardening by Christopher Brickell, published by DK, 2004.


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DIVISION II- DESIGN



(Eligible for Design Excellence Award and President’s Trophy)
I LOVE NEW YORK”

DESIGN DIVISION CONSULTANT: LYNN FRONK (614) 885-4177

ldfronk@aol.com

Section A. Eligible for Tricolor Award

NATURAL WONDERS”


Staged on pedestals covered by light grey fabric. Dimensions of pedestals: 42” high, with 24” square top. Pedestals will be located in an open, high-ceilinged exhibit area, a distance from any wall. All plant materials used in the design must be fresh. No height limitations. Four entries in each class.
Class 1. “The Adirondacks” Traditional Mass
Class 2. “Niagara Falls” Traditional Line-Mass
Class 3. “The Mighty Hudson” Underwater
Section B. Eligible for the Award of Distinction
AND THOSE MAN-MADE”
Staged on pedestals covered by black fabric, 42” high, with 24” top. Pedestals will be located in an open, high-ceilinged exhibit area, a distance from any wall. All plant material used in the design must be dried. Four entries in each class.


Class 4. “Empire State Building” Construction
Class 5. “The Guggenheim” Tubular
Class 6. “The Brooklyn Bridge” Assemblage


Section C. Eligible for the Designer’s Choice Award
CENTRAL PARK”
Floor designs allotted a 48” inch square space on a darkly-carpeted floor (with a pattern of red/orange circles about two feet wide placed at intervals) Located in a high-ceilinged exhibit area a distance from any wall. Exhibitor has complete freedom to choose plant materials and other components within NGC policies. Any floor covering or underlay may be used which does not damage carpet. Four entries in each Class.

Class 7. “Belvedere Castle” Floor Design
Class 8. “Children’s Zoo” Floor Design
Class 9. “The Great Meadow” Floor Design

Section D. Eligible for Tricolor Award
BUFFALO’S BOUNTY OF GARDENS”
Staged on black triangular platforms, 24” high. Each side of the triangle is 30” in length.

Platforms are located in an open, high-ceilinged area, a distance from any wall. All plant material in the design must be fresh. Four entries.


Class 10. “Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens” Mono-Botanic

(Exhibitor has complete freedom to choose the botanical family, genus, etc.)



Class 11. “Garden Walk Buffalo” Multi-Rhythmic
Class 12. “Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens” Tapestry

Section E. Eligible for Designer’s Choice Award
POSTCARDS FROM NEW YORK”

Collages. Exhibitor has complete freedom to choose plant materials and other components within NGC policies.


Class 13. “The Falls by Night” Abstract Creative

Collage on a background panel, not to exceed 24” on any side. Must be ready to hang, a free-standing, black frame at eye level will be provided. Four entries.


Class 14. “Finger Lakes” Abstract Creative

Collage on a background panel, not to exceed 36” on any side. Must be ready to hang, a free-standing, black frame at eye level will be provided. Four entries.


Class 15. “Mount Marcy” Abstract Creative

Collage on a background panel, 3 feet x 5 feet. Must be ready to hang, a free-standing, black frame at eye level will be provided that will accommodate the design with either side staged horizontally. Four entries.


Section F. Eligible for Petite Award #1

Gems of New York”


Class 16. “Herkimer Diamonds”

Miniature design not to exceed 5” in height, width or depth. To be staged on a free-standing grey shelf at eye level. Fresh and/or dried plant material may be used. One class per shelf, 48” length, 12” width. Four entries.


Class 17. “Garnet”

Miniature design not to exceed 5” in height, width or depth. To be staged on a free-standing grey shelf at eye level. Fresh and/or dried plant material may be used. One class per shelf, 48” length, 12” width. Four entries.


Class 18. “Aquamarine”

Miniature design not to exceed 5” in height, width, or depth. To be staged on a free-standing grey shelf at eye level. Fresh and/or dried plant material may be used. One class per shelf, 48” length, 12” width. Four entries.




Section G. Eligible for Petite Award #2

Hidden Gems- New York Museums”


Class 19. “The Frick Collection”

Small design not to exceed 8” in height, width, or depth. To be staged on a free-standing black shelf at eye level. Fresh and/or dried plant material may be used. One class per shelf, 48” length, 12” wide. Four entries.


Class 20. “The Neue Galerie”

Small design not to exceed 8” in height, width or depth. To be staged on a free-standing black shelf at eye level. Fresh and/or dried plant material may be used. One class per shelf, 48” length, 12” wide. Four entries.


Class 21. “Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum”

Small design not to exceed 8” in height, width or depth. To be staged on a free-standing black shelf at eye level. Fresh and/or dried plant material may be used. One class per shelf, 48” length, 12” wide. Four entries.


Section H. Eligible for Table Artistry Award #1

A MEAL IN MANHATTAN”

Classes in this section will be staged on white pedestals, 30” high, with 24” square top. Designer’s choice of plant materials (Fresh and/or dried) and of other components. Four entries. Decorative unit is to be appropriate in size to the 24” x 24” space provided.
Class 22. “Breakfast at the Clinton St. Baking Company” Capsule-Functional
Class 23. “Lunch at the Boathouse” Capsule-Functional
Class 24. “Dinner at the River Café” Capsule-Functional

Section I. Eligible for Table Artistry Award #2

DINING OUT AND ABOUT”

Classes in this section will be staged on pedestals covered with black fabric, 30” high, with 24” square top. Designer’s choice of plant materials (Fresh and/or dried) and of other components. Four entries. No height limitations.
Class 25. “Weekend Getaway at the Falls” Exhibition Type II
Class 26. “New Year’s at the Rainbow Room” Exhibition Type II
Class 27. “4th of July in the Hamptons” Exhibition Type I

Section J. Eligible for Club Competition Award

MEET ME IN NEW YORK”


Tables in this section are free-standing. Designer’s choice of plant materials (fresh and/or dried), and of other components. Staged in a high-ceilinged exhibit area, distant from any wall. 4 entries in each class.
Class 28. “Luncheon for the Judges” Functional Buffet Table for 6

Staged on tables 30” wide x 8’ long. Covered with floor-length white cloth furnished by Show Committee. May be covered with overlay cloth if designer wishes. Overlay if used, to be furnished by exhibitor.


Class 29. “New York, New York” Functional table for 4

May be planned for any occasion designer chooses. Staged on tables 30” wide x 6’ long. Covered with floor-length white cloth furnished by Show Committee. May be covered with overlay cloth if designer wishes. Overlay, if used, to be furnished by exhibitor.


DIVISION II- DESIGN RULES


  1. Entry in Design Division is by invitation only. Advance entry forms will be furnished, and completed forms must be presented to the Design Registration and Classification Chairman by March 16, 2012.




  1. An exhibitor may enter only one class in the Design Division. Each design must be created by one person only, with the exception of Section 10, Classes 28 and 29, which are eligible for the Club Competition Award.




  1. All designs must be approved by the Design Registration and Classification Chairman and committee after placement of the exhibit by the exhibitor and before the exhibitor leaves the show room. It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to be sure this is done.




  1. Some plant material must be used in every exhibit. Plant material used in designs need not have been grown by the exhibitor.




  1. No artificial flowers, foliage, fruit or vegetables are permitted. Artificial is defined as “imitation” or a “copy”, handcrafted or manufactured, to represent and/or appear as real plant material.




  1. Fresh plant material may never be treated. Plant material that has been treated to alter its exterior appearance may be used only in its dried state.




  1. Religious symbols used must be displayed in a respectful manner and in accordance with policies of local religious organizations.




  1. Landscapes or scenes are not permitted in Design Division.




  1. Living members of the Animal Kingdom are not permitted in the Design Division.




  1. The official American flag and other national flags are not permitted to be used within any design; nor may they be used as an underlay, background, skirting or draping.




  1. Special lighting effects that require an electrical source are not permitted. Battery-operated lighting may be used in any class if desired.




  1. For a complete list of items permitted in all design classes unless prohibited by this schedule, see (N) pages 189-190 of the Handbook for Flower Shows.




  1. If a designer is unable to fulfill an assignment, it is the responsibility of the designer to provide a substitute. Top Exhibitor Awards for Design are listed at the end of this schedule.




  1. All design exhibits will be judged by the applicable Scale of Points for design on page 303 of THE HANDBOOK OF FLOWER SHOWS, Revised 2007 Edition.


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DIVISION III, SPECIAL EXHIBITS
LEARNING AND GROWING TOGETHER”
SECTION A: EDUCATIONAL EXHIBITS



  1. National Garden Clubs, Inc. GROWS


2. National Garden Clubs, Inc. SHOWS.


  1. National Garden Clubs, Inc. SHARES.




  1. National Garden Clubs, Inc. CARES


.

To enter an exhibit contact: Educational Exhibits Chairman, Mickie Marquis

(513) 932-3675 mickiem@cinci.rr.com

Educational Exhibit Rules for Competitive Exhibits


  1. The purpose is to instruct and inform the public on goals and objectives of National Garden Clubs, Inc. Exhibitors must be members of a National Garden Club, Inc. Member club or an International Affiliate Club.




  1. Exhibits must use at least 18 square feet; horizontal, vertical or in combination.




  1. All requirements and considerations for Educational Exhibits must be met (page 224, Handbook for Flower Shows) Winner must score 95 points or more.




  1. Exhibits judged by the Standard System of Awarding; Scale of Points on page 304, Handbook for Flower Shows, revised 2007 edition.

DIVISION III, SECTION B: ARTISTIC CRAFTS

DESIGN CAPITOL”


Entries and Questions Contact: Artistic Crafts Chairman, Barbara Helany

(330) 526-8159 bhelaney1@neo.rr.com
The following exhibits are to be staged on tables 28” wide x 8 feet long. Tables are covered in white.
Eligible for Artistic Craft Award
Class 1. Dried Flower Picture
All dried plant materials. May be constructed on a panel, in a picture frame, or in any other manner exhibitor chooses. Limited to a size no larger than 24” x 24”, but may be smaller if exhibitor wishes. Staged on tabletop easels furnished by show committee. Limited to 12 entries.
Class 2. Topiary
Designer’s choice of plant materials. May be all dried, all fresh or a combination of the two. Other components permitted. Staged on tables previously described. Exhibitor may provide additional staging for elevating designs if desired. Each exhibitor limited to a tabletop space of 28” x 30”, with no height restriction. Limited to 12 entries.
Class 3. Book Mark

All dried plant materials. Constructed on a piece of any type material the exhibitor wishes. Overall size to be 2 ½ wide by 7” long. To be staged in black picture frames, 8 ½ x 10”, with the glass removed. Frames provided by the show committee. Limited to 12 entries.


Class 4. Plaque
Designer’s choice of plant materials. May be all dried, all fresh or a combination of the two. Other components permitted. Staged on easels provided by the committee, atop tables previously described. Background panel not to exceed 24” x 24”.


  1. Traditional plaque Limited to 12 entries.

  2. Creative plaque Limited to 12 entries.

DIVISION III-ARTISTIC CRAFTS RULES




  1. All members of NGC, Inc. and its affiliates are eligible to enter this division on a first-come, first-served basis until classes are filled.




  1. An exhibitor may enter only one class in the Artistic Crafts Section of Division III. Each design must be created by one person only.




  1. Some plant material must be used in every exhibit, but if treated to alter its appearance, it may only be used as dried plant material.




  1. Artificial plant material is not permitted.




  1. The exhibitor must use plant materials that will remain in good condition for the duration of the show, or replace wilted materials as needed.




  1. Special lighting effects that require an electrical source are not permitted. Battery-operated lighting may be used in any class if desired.




  1. All properties of the exhibitor must be clearly labeled with name and phone number. The Show Committee and NGC, Inc. will exercise all due care, but are not responsible for loss or damage to exhibitor’s property.




  1. Please see the General Rules on page 2 for dates and times when entries will be received, and must be removed.




  1. Scale of Points for judging exhibits in Artistic crafts is on Page 304 of The Handbook for Flower Shows, Revised 2007 edition.



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NGC TOP EXHIBITOR AWARDS

HORTICULTURE:
Award of Horticultural Excellence: A division award; may be offered and awarded to the exhibit judged finest in the entire Horticulture Division provided all requirements have been met. Only one per show. Winning exhibit may also have won another top exhibitor award in the Horticulture Division, however, this Award is not limited to exhibits having received a section award. It is also available to exhibits entered by single exhibitors in sections not offering a section Top Exhibitor Award where blue ribbon winners score 95 or above. This award is of green, orange and blue ribbons. (The winner of this Award will also receive a President’s Trophy, a special award given in honor of our NGC President, Shirley S. Nicolai)
Award of Merit: Four of these awards will be offered to the highest scoring exhibit of the eligible sections designated in the schedule, if all other general and horticulture award requirements have been met. Classes in each eligible section must share: 1) some physical quality, e.g. flowering, foliage, miniature; and 2) some growing condition/lifecycle, e.g., annual, perennial, biennial, bulb, vine, vegetable, fruits, nuts or one genus. Being a cut specimen is not a sufficient shared quality. This award is of orange ribbons.
Arboreal Award: A section award; two may offered and awarded per show. All general horticulture requirements must have been met. Eligible sections will be composed of cut tree and/or shrub branches (vines are not eligible). Exhibit must be no longer than 30” from tip of specimen to cut end. This award is of two shades of green ribbons.
Collectors Showcase Award: A section award for a display or collection. Two may be offered and awarded to the highest scoring exhibits if eligible sections/classes are designated in the schedule and all other general and horticulture award requirements are met. Each exhibit must contain at least five different cut specimens exhibited in individual containers, or five different container-grown plants, in individual containers. This award is of brown and green ribbons.
Grower’s Choice Award: a section award for the highest scoring exhibits of container-grown plants and combination plantings. Three may offered and awarded. Classes in each eligible section must have some common characteristic, e.g. flowering, container-grown, etc. Eligible sections/classes must requirements must be met. The Award is a rosette of green ribbons.
Elfin Award: a section award for the highest-scoring exhibit/s in an eligible section/s consisting entirely of classes of plants designated as dwarf or miniature varieties or cultivars by nurseries or plant societies, and/or plants with naturally small growth. All General and Horticulture Top Exhibitor Requirements must be met. Three may be offered and awarded. Classes in an eligible section must consist of flowering cut and/or container-grown specimens, foliage cut and/or container-grown specimens, or arboreal specimens. When any other Top Exhibitor Award is offered in a section, i.e. Award of Merit, etc., the Elfin Award may not be offered. Plants designated as dwarf or miniature never compete with standard-size material, but are always exhibited in a separate section, class or subclass. The award is a small rosette of chartreuse and purple ribbons.
DESIGN:
Award of Design Excellence, Division Award. One award may be offered and awarded to the highest scoring exhibit in the entire Design Division entered by a single exhibitor, provided all general and design award requirements are met. Winning exhibit may also have won a section top exhibitor award but is also available to exhibits entered by single exhibitors in sections not offering a section top exhibitor award, but where the blue ribbon winners score 95 or above. The Award is a rosette of gold ribbons. (This award winner will also receive a President’s Trophy, special award, in honor of our national president, Shirley S. Nicolai)
Designer’s Choice Award: Exhibitor has complete freedom to choose plant

materials and other components for this award, within NGC policies. The schedule may specify staging. This award is of purple ribbons.
Petite Award: Sections eligible must be for miniature and/or small designs as specified in the schedule. All general Design Award requirements must have been met. Small and miniature designs are not eligible for other NGC awards. This Award is of small blue and white ribbons.
Table Artistry Award: A section award for classes of Functional and/or Exhibition Table designs. All general Design Award requirements must have been met. Eligible classes permit designer’s choice of fresh and/or dried plant materials and other components. Two Table Artistry Awards may be offered and awarded in a Standard Flower Show provided all requirements have been met for each. Table Artistry Award is of burgundy ribbons.
Tricolor Award: A section award for classes where all plant material used in the design is fresh. Two awards may be offered and awarded to the highest scoring exhibits if classes in eligible sections are designated in the schedule and all other general and design award requirements are met. This Award is a rosette of red, blue, and yellow ribbons.
Award of Distinction: A section award for classes where all plant material used in the design is dried. Two awards may be offered and awarded to the highest scoring exhibits if classes in eligible sections are designated in the schedule and all other general and design award requirements are met. This Award is a rosette of brown ribbons.
SPECIAL EXHIBITS DIVISION:


Educational Award: An exhibit designed to instruct the public in some phase of NGC objectives. There must be a minimum of two exhibits designated as eligible in the schedule. Each exhibit must use a minimum of 18 square feet . Winning exhibit must score 95 or more. Only one award may be offered. The award is a rosette of brown and white ribbons.
Artistic Craft Award: One may be offered and awarded to the highest scoring exhibit if eligible sections/classes are designated in the schedule and there is a a minimum of three classes with at least four exhibits in each class. The winning exhibit must include some plant material. This a rosette of navy ribbons with gold lettering.

FLOWER SHOW COMMITTEE

(As of May 30, 2011)


Chairman: Mary Ann Ferguson-Rich

1166 Broadview Road

Tallmadge, Ohio 44278

330-630-9625



mafr43@hotmail.com
Co-Chairman: Lynn Fronk

353 Pittsfield Drive

Worthington, Ohio 43085-3210

(614) 885-4177



ldfronk@aol.com

New York Liaison: Barbara Campbell

14 Deerpath Dr.

New Paltz, New York 12561-2811

(845) 255-7446 (winter) (561) 736-0492

bcdeerpath@aol.com
New York Flower Show Judith Tucholski-Zon

Vice-Chairman 130 Cresthaven Drive

Cheektowaga, NY 14225-1165

(716) 836-2573



irisjudy@aol.com
Horticulture Consultant: Sandra (Sandi) M. Joyce

30 Fort Meadow Drive

Hudson, MA 01749-3141

(978) 562-2880 sandimj2@verizon.net


Horticulture Placement Chair: Cleo Lehman

1658 17th Street

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223

330-928-8897 clehman6@neo.rr.com


Horticulture Classification Chair; Dorothy (Dottie) Howatt

630 Pepperbush Court

Wilmington, DE 19808

(302) 235-1462 dehowatt@aol.com


Design Consultant: Lynn Fronk
Design Entries Registration Dianna Mullins

and Classification Chair 6919 Kirk Road

Canfield, Ohio 44406-9647

(330) 792-0695

dposey727@aol.com

Educational Exhibits Chair: Mickie Marquis

122 E. Warren Street

Lebanon, Ohio 45036

(513) 932-3675 mickiem@cinci.rr.com
Artistic Crafts Chair: Barbara Helaney

1445 School Ave.-NE- Apt. 10

North Canton, Ohio 44720-6248

330-526-8159

bhelaney1@neo.rr.com

Clerks/Hostesses/Horticulture

Staging: The Buffalo Area Clubs of the

Federated Garden Clubs of New York
Staging Consultant: Barbara D. May

4521 Barclay Fair Way

Wayland, MA 01778-3844

(561) 304-0193



maydesign4521@comcast.net
Judges: Julia A. Clevett

3017 Maple Grove Lane W.

Powhatan, VA 23139-5048

(804) 598-3386



clevettkj3438@verizon.net
International Affiliates Liaison: Idalia Aguilar

3071 Thurman Rd.

Bryan, Texas 77808

(979) 778-5672



idaliaaguilarv@hotmail.com
Staging/Set-up/Breakdown: Pat Rupiper, Mary Ann Ferguson-Rich and

Crew.
Awards: Deanna Stearns

6820 Mapleridge Circle

N. Canton, Ohio 44718-3910



dstearns2@ssnet.com

330-526-6054


Invitational Design: Tony Todesco
SCHEDULE: TRICIA YURKOVICH, LYNN FRONK,

CLEO LEHMAN, MARY ANN

FERGUSON-RICH, SANDI JOYCE,

DOTTIE HOWATT




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