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COMPETITIONS

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A showcase of talent in our Monthly Competition, Spring or Fall Flower Show where members  “Show what they Grow”  with creative floral designs, vegetables and indoor or outdoor plants from their garden.  Entries are judged using  the Ontario Judging and Exhibiting Standards (OJES 2019 2nd Edition) where applicable. 

 

HORTICULTURAL DIVISION

(a)     Plants must be owned and grown by the exhibitor for minimum of 3 months.
(b)    Two entries per category are allowed, providing they are the same species, but a different variety (eg. Colour, leaf shape, smell) (OJES – Pages 36 - 117)

DESIGN DIVISION

(a)    The plant material can be obtained from any source, and does not have to be grown by the exhibitor.
(b)    One entry per category (OJES. – Pages 29 - 35)

CRAFT DIVISION

(a)    Has no rules for where material comes from (OJES Page 136)
(b)    One entry per category

PHOTOGRAPH DIVISION

(a)    Photograph must be taken by the exhibitor, removed from any type of frame, and matted on any colour of paper or cardboard backing with approximately a 1” border and lying flat on the Display table
(b)    Maximum photograph size is  5” x 7”
(c)    Only one photograph per exhibitor

NOVICE DIVISION

(For beginner exhibitors wanting to gain experience)

(a)    To qualify as a Novice you cannot have over 2 years of exhibiting history in any type of design or craft horticultural competition and/or any professional training or experience.
(b)    Depending on the month, the Novice Division may ask for a horticulture design or craft and be judged only with other Novice competitors in the Novice Division

 

The next meeting will be January    26, 2023

HALDIMAND HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY MONTHLY COMPETITION

All entries staged at St. Paul’s Church Hall between 6:45-7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 

All entries are judged using Ontario Judging and Exhibiting Standards (OJES 2019 2nd Edition) where applicable. 

RULES:

1. HORTICULTURAL DIVISION

(a) Plants must be owned and grown by exhibitor for minimum of 3 months.

(b) Two entries per category are allowed, providing they are the same species, but a different variety (eg. Colour, leaf shape, smell) (OJES – Pages 36 - 117)

2. DESIGN DIVISION

(a) The plant material can be obtained from any source, and does not have to be grown by the exhibitor.

(b) One entry per category (OJES. – Pages 29 - 35)

3. CRAFT DIVISION

(a) Has no rules for where material comes from (OJES Page 136)

(b) One entry per category

4. PHOTOGRAPH DIVISION

(a) Photograph must be taken by the exhibitor, removed from any type of frame, and matted on any colour of paper or cardboard backing with approximately a 1” border and lying flat on the Display table

(b) Maximum photograph size is 5” x 7”

(c) Only one photograph per exhibitor

5. NOVICE DIVISION (For beginner exhibitors wanting to gain experience)

(a) To qualify as a Novice you cannot have over 2 years of exhibiting history in any type of design or craft horticultural competition and/or any professional training or experience.

(b) Depending on the month, the Novice Division may ask for a horticulture design or craft and be judged only with other Novice competitors in the Novice Division

(c) A Novice competitor may exhibit with the experienced competitors any time they wish.

(d) The winner of the Novice Division will have their name and year of winning put on a Society Novice Division Trophy (Awards Night). The winner may borrow the trophy for that year, and then bring it back for the next year’s winner.

JANUARY 2023

A. HORTICULTURAL DIVISION (1 or 2 entries per category - refer to rules)

1. One container of house plant grown for bloom, 1 cultivar

2. One container of forced bulb of choice, 1 cultivar

3. One container of cactus (no succulents) garden, minimum 3 cultivars

B. DESIGN DIVISION (1 entry per category)

1. 'Arctic Breeze' - modern line design (OJES pages 32, 143, 144)

2. 'Time Out' - design of choice using weathered wood (OJES page 157)

3. 'Dark Days' - monochromatic colour harmony design, using colour shades of either blue, white or green as the dominant hues

 

C. NOVICE DIVISION (1 entry per category)

1. 'Old Wood' - design of choice (OJES pages 29-35)

 

D. CRAFT DIVISION (1 entry - refer to rule #3)

1. Muffins - 3 - baked by exhibitor - no paper liner, with a vegetable or fruit ingredient. May be tasted and donated to after meeting refreshments.

 

E. PHOTOGRAPH DIVISION (1 entry - refer to rule #4)

1. 'Frozen garden beds'

2. 'White all over tree limbs'

3. 'Snow drifts'

FEBRUARY 2023

A. HORTICULTURAL DIVISION (1 or 2 entries per category - refer to rules)

1. One container - plant(s) grown for foliage - 1 cultivar

2. One container - 1 forced branch - not to exceed 24" in any direction

3. One tray - a combo of one potted plant(s) - 1 cultivar - mixed with stored vegetable(s) - minimum of 2 - on the tray nicely arranged - maximum size of 24" in any direction.

 

B. DESIGN DIVISION (1 entry per category)

1. 'Small pickings' - miniature design (OJES pages 32, 135)

2. 'Old growth' - vertical line design - accessories allowed (OJES pages 32, 143, 144)

3. 'Frozen toy' - design of choice - using any child's toy

 

C. NOVICE DIVISION (1 entry per category)

1. 'Simple bouquet' - a vase of any bloom - minimum 2 cultivars

 

D. CRAFT DIVISION (1 entry per category - refer to rule #3)

1. Mosaic with a valentine theme

 

E. PHOTOGRAPH DIVISION (1 entry per category - refer to rule # 4)

1. 'Early thaw'

2. 'Drifts of snow'

3. 'Ice'

MARCH 2023

A. HORTICULTURAL DIVISON (1 or 2 entries per category - refer to rules)

1. One container of fern(s) - 1 cultivar

2. One container of a bonsai - 1 cultivar

3. One container of African Violet - single crown - 1 cultivar with single or double flowers

 

B. DESIGN DIVISION (1 entry per category)

1. 'Luck in a hat' - foliage design of choice - no blooms - accessories allowed (OJES page 32-140)

 

C. NOVICE DIVISION (1 entry per category)

1. 'Shades of green and yellow' - Design of choice (OJES pages 29-35)

 

D. CRAFT DIVISION (1 entry per category - refer to rule #3)

1. Irish themed cookies - minimum 3 - shortbread and iced - may be tasted and donated to refreshments

 

E. PHOTOGRAPH DIVISION (1 entry per category - refer to rule # 4)

1. 'March growth'

2. 'Water flowing'

3. 'Winter damage'

PRIZES:

Annual Flower and Vegetable Show – Prize money* (*in the case of two Shows ie a Spring and a Fall Show – prize money to be divided equally between 2 shows as per same categories ie Top overall points, best in shows). 

Top overall points - $50.00 and trophy

Second overall points - $30.00 and trophy

Third overall points - $20.00

Best in Show Dahlia - $25.00 and Hugh Shipway Dahlia Trophy

Top Points in Show Design - $30.00

Top Points in Show Vegetable - $15.00

Top Points in Show Potted Plant- $15.00

Top Points in Show Specimen - $15.00

Youth (under 16) highest points - $15.00

Best in Show Design - $10.00 plus rosette

Best in Show Vegetable - $10.00 plus rosette

Best in Show Potted Plant - $10.00 plus rosette

Best in Show Specimen - $10.00 plus rosette

NOVICE DIVISION: (for beginner exhibitors wanting to gain experience)

To qualify as a Novice one cannot have over 2 years of exhibiting history in any type of design or craft horticultural competition and/or any professional training or experience;

There will be a monthly Novice Class Division (different category each month may be rotated e.g. design, specimen, craft, photography)

A Novice competitor may exhibit in other categories with the experienced competitors any time they wish.

The winner of the Novice Division will have his/her name and year of winning put on the McGill Novice Division Trophy (Awards Night). The winner may borrow the trophy for that year, and then bring back for the next year’s winner.

The Novice Award can be won only once and when won, the exhibitor is no longer eligible for this Award in any year thereafter.

A Novice may enter other classes outside the Novice Division and if he/she becomes a winner of the Top 5 categories for total overall points yet does not win the Novice Division points that year, he/she will be ineligible to win the Novice Division McGill Trophy in any year thereafter.

Monthly competition prize money will be:

Top overall points - $50.00 and Wendy Roberts Memorial Trophy

2nd top points - $40.00

3rd top points - $30.00

4th top points - $20.00

5th top points - $10.00

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