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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

 

HALDIMAND HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY MONTHLY COMPETITION

2024 JANUARY TO MARCH 

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.

FEBRUARY 2024

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

1. House plant(s) – grown for foliage – one cultivar - accessories allowed

2. One Cactus plant – grown in pot – named – accessories allowed

3. One Succulent plant – grown in pot – named – accessories allowed

 

B. DESIGN DIVISION – 1 entry per category

1. ‘Cold Colours’ – miniature design – OJES page 101

2. ‘Cozy Group’ – small design – accessories allowed – OJES page 150

 

C. NOVICE DIVISION

1. ‘Dried Wood’ – Design of choice – using weathered wood – accessories allowed – OJES Page 108

 

D. CRAFT DIVISION – 1 entry per category – Refer to Rule #3

1. Cookies (3) – with a Valentine’s Day theme - on a decor plate – with a Valentine’s Day theme – May be donated for after meeting lunch

 

E. PHOTOGRAPH DIVISION – 1 entry – Refer to Rule #4

1. ‘Melting Ice and Snow’

2. ‘Frosty Tree(s)’

 

MARCH 2024

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

1. Fern plant(s) – one cultivar - in one pot – named

2. Begonia plant(s) – one cultivar - in one pot – named

3. Aloe Vera plant(s) – in one pot

4. Spider plant(s) – in one pot 

 

B. DESIGN DIVISION – 1 entry per category

1. ‘An Irish Twist’ – Line design – OJES page 100

2. ‘Bursting’ – Hogarth design – OJES page 99

 

C. NOVICE DIVISION

1. ‘Irish it is’ – Design of choice

 

D. CRAFT DIVISION – 1 entry per category – Refer to Rule #3

1. Dried flower bouquet in decor container – maximum size 18” in any direction – accessories allowed

 

E. PHOTOGRAPH DIVISION – 1 entry – Refer to Rule #4

1. ‘Early Spring Blooms’

2. ‘Let it snow’

3. ‘Icy Water’

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