Novice entries are to be specified on the card(s). Novice award may be given if warranted.
Propagation award may be given if warranted.
A photograph depicting a tree or any part of a tree.
Plant material identified
A color photograph taken at night. (4 entries)
Plant material not required
Class 4: The Secret Garden
A plant portrait of a cut specimen(s)
Sign up for entry by October 1, either at the September HVGC meeting or by contacting Susan Pagliaro. Scale of
points available in GCA Flower Show and Judging Guide
1. All arrangements must include fresh and/or dried plant material. Artificial plant material is not allowed.
2. The categories for arrangers are “N” for novice and “E” for experienced. Once a “novice” has been awarded a blue ribbon for an individual floral design entry, her category would change to “experienced” in the following year’s membership listing.
3. Fresh plant material must be in water or be conditioned in such a way as to remain in pristine form while on exhibit.
4. Live animals (including fish), taxidermy, and natural bird nests are not permitted.
5. Mechanics should not be visible unless they are an integral part of the design.
6. An entry must be arranged by the exhibitor(s) under whose name(s) it has been entered. All participants must be listed.
7. Although permitted, using cut fruit and vegetables is discouraged and should be undertaken only with proper treatment to prevent spoilage.
8. Although permitted, treating fresh plant material should be done with the utmost discretion.
9. An exhibitor may make only one entry per class.
10. The Elements and Principles of Design are the criteria for judging.
To submit photos from your phone, please email the design photos and entry card to Rae Bettinger and Laura Philip. Remember to include the show date, event, your name, and personal entry number in the subject line. (Example: Nov2020_HVGCFD_LPhilip1)
Kindly choose the actual size or the largest resolution possible. From your computer, email the photos in JPEG format, and name each file as the example above.