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

 

Competition Schedule for August and September 2022

August 25,  2022

A.  HORTICULTURAL DIVISION – 1 or 2 entries per category – refer to rules

 

1. Beans – 6 of same cultivar on any plate supplied by exhibitor (OJES Page 109)

2. Beets – 3 of same cultivar on any plate supplied by exhibitor (OJES Page 109)

3. Zinnia – 3 stems of same cultivar (OJES Page 106)

4. Collection of cut annuals – minimum of 5, and maximum of 10 varieties (OJES Page 38)

5. Collection of cut perennials – minimum of 5, and maximum of 10 varieties (OJES Page 38)

 

B.  DESIGN DIVISION – 1 entry per category

 

1. “Heat wave” – Line mass design (OJES Page 144)

2. “Dried out” – Design of choice freestyle using weathered wood (OJES Page 157)

3. “Plenty to go round” – Dining table center piece viewed from ALL directions (OJES Page 137)

 

C.  NOVICE DIVISION

 

1. “A Crowded Group” – a Pave`style design (OJES Page 147)

 

D.  CRAFT DIVISION – 1 entry

 

1. Decorative hat using fresh and/or dried flowers ready to hang – refer to Rule #4

 

E.  PHOTOGRAPH DIVISION – 1 entry

 

1. “Highlight of this summer or summers past” – must have a horticultural theme

2. “Oh my! Gorgeous”

 

SEPTEMBER 22ND, 2022 – SUMMER MINI SHOW – In conjunction with General Meeting at St. Paul’s Church Hall.  HORTICULTURAL DIVISION – 1 entry allowed per category – All entries must be owned and grown by Exhibitor

RULES

1. Exhibitor’s staging hours are from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

2. Judging begins at 5:45 p.m.

3. Late entries will be disqualified

4. Entries with no tags will be set aside and all efforts made to match entry to exhibitor

5. All judging will be according to OJES unless schedule suggests otherwise

6. Pick up of exhibits will be done after the General membership meeting at approximately 9:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

7. All exhibits will receive placing ribbons

8. When competing as a Youth please put your age down beside name on Exhibitor’s tag

9. Best vegetable $10.00 plus rosette

10. Best potted plant $10.00 plus rosette

11. Most points in vegetables $15.00

12. Most points in potted plants $15.00

13. Best dahlia anywhere in show (could be individual or in a collection) $25.00 plus Hugh Shipway Trophy

14. Most points for a youth (under 16) in combination of the May Spring Show $15.00

15. Overall points will combine with May Mini Show – For most points First Place – Trophy and $50.00; Second Place – Trophy and $30.00; Third Place - $20.00

16. Awards and Money given out at the October Pot Luck Meeting

I. VEGETABLE CLASS – paper plates will be supplied – Hint:  Remember same size, colour, shape, and of course freshness is important

 

1. Beans – 6 – green – the same variety

2. Beans – 6 – any other than green – same variety

3. Beets – 3 – the same variety

4. Beet – heaviest in weight

5. Carrots – 4 – the same variety

6. Cucumbers – 2 – the same variety

7. Onion – 3 – White Spanish – the same variety

8. Onion – 3 – Red Spanish – the same variety

9. Onion – 3 – yellow cooking – the same variety

10. Egg plant – 3 – the same variety

11. Peppers – 3 – green sweet – the same variety

12. Peppers – 3 – banana sweet – the same variety

13. Peppers – 3 – red finger – the same variety

14. Peppers – 3 – any other not mentioned above of the same variety

15. Tomatoes – 3 – paste – calyx attached – the same variety

16. Tomatoes – 3 – red slicing – calyx attached – the same variety

17. Tomatoes – 3 – any other not mentioned above – calyx attached of the same variety

18. Tomato – 8 – cherry (red) – the same variety

19. Any other 3 vegetables not mentioned above – the same variety

II. DAHLIA CLASS – proper staging and foliage are bonuses

 

1. Dahlias – under 4” – same cultivar – 3 stems

2. Dahlias – 4” and over – 1 stem

3. Dahlia – single type – 1 stem

4. Dahlias Collection – minimum 4 and maximum 7 of any cultivar – 1 stem each

5. Dahlias – 3 different cultivars – 1 stem each

 

III. POTTED PLANTS – don’t forget grooming

 

1. Container of sunshine impatien(s) guinea – 1 cultivar in bloom

2. Container of begonia(s) tuberous – 1 cultivar in bloom

3. Container of begonia(s) fibrous – 1 cultivar in bloom

4. Container of geranium(s) – 1 cultivar in bloom

5. Container of geranium(s) – more than 1 cultivar in bloom

6. Container of geranium(s) – scented – 1 cultivar

7. Container of plant(s) grown for foliage – any cultivar

8. Container of plant(s) grown for bloom not mentioned above – must be blooming – 1 cultivar

9. Container of fern(s) – 1 cultivar

10. Collection of house plants – must be named – 3 varieties – individual pots on a tray not to exceed 30” in all directions

11. Container of Herb(s) – minimum of 3 , maximum of 6 varieties – named

12. A decor pot with combination of plants – minimum 4 and maximum of 10 varieties