"Seeds of Change" at the Boston Flower & Garden Show
March 13-17, 2013
Seaport World Trade Center
Schedule at a Glance
DESIGN DIVISION II: "SEEDS OF INSPIRATION"
Every artist is moved by a different inspiration to pick up a paint brush, write a poem or craft a melody. In this year’s competition, we’re exploring some of the floral designer’s favorite muses.
Open Design Classes.
Everyone is Welcome to Enter.
Entry Days: Tuesday, March 12 and Friday, March 15
Massachusetts Horticultural Society
900 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482
DESIGN DIVISION II RULES
Entries are open to everyone and more than one person may submit an entry. The designs must be constructed by the exhibitor(s) whose name(s) appear on the entry card.
The Exhibitors' Meeting will be held Thursday January 17, 2013, 10:30 AM (Snow Date January 18) at Elm Bank, Hunnewell Building, 900 Washington St., Wellesley. Complete show and staging information will be given at this time.
ENTRY DATES: Tuesday, March 12 and Friday, March 15. REMOVAL DATES AND TIMES: Thursday, March 14, 9:00 p.m. and Sunday, Mar. 17, 6:15 p.m. Exhibitors must remove or have someone remove their designs at the designated time. Awards will be given on each entry day.
Classes 201 through 206 may be partially completed ahead of time and finished at the show. Class 207 may be mailed or delivered in person -you must inform the Entries Chair person.
On all entry days, exhibitors may enter the building at 5:30 a.m., and exhibits must be ready for judging at 8:00 a.m.
Only exhibitors and Committee Members will be allowed in the Show area while designs are being created.
A preliminary list of plant material (botanical and common names are required) must be submitted by e-mail or regular mail to the Classification Chairman. When the design is completed, it must be passed by the Classification Chairman before the exhibitor leaves the Show area.
All components must be within the frame of reference. A design may not go outside the total allowed space.
The treating of fresh plant material and the use of artificial plant material are strictly prohibited. Some plant material must be used in every design.
Plants listed on the Massachusetts Prohibited Plant List are not permitted in Design Division II. A current list may be found on www.mass.gov/agr.
Menu food and live animals are not allowed.
Massachusetts Horticultural Society policy requires that businesses, non-profit organizations, and commercial products may not be promoted within a design. Catalogs, circulars, and business cards may not be displayed. Exhibits are to be non-commercial in character.
It is the exhibitor’s responsibility to keep his/her design in pristine condition throughout the show. A design may be removed at the discretion of the Committee.
The Massachusetts Horticultural Society will provide the best possible protection to all exhibits. However, they distinctly disclaim all liability for loss or damage to designs and personal property belonging to exhibitors.
Exhibitors are asked to remember that this is a Flower Show and emphasis should be placed on plant material.
Accessories accepted in Classes 201-206.
If the exhibitor is unable to enter a design, it is the exhibitor’s responsibility to contact the entry Chairman with a replacement and with correct information on the replacement person.
Artisans Award: Given to the best design in Class 207. For a score of 95 points or more.
Garden Club of America Certificate of Excellence in Floral Design: Awarded for a competitive exhibit of great distinction in the floral design section of a major flower show.
Classes 201 – 207 are eligible for – The John Taylor Arms Award, The Garden Club of America Zone One Bowl, The Susan Scheel Novice Award, The Best of Day, the National Garden Clubs Design Award and the Ruth Wallack Design Award
Awards will be presented at the Mass Hort at the Flower Show Awards Reception to be held April 23, 2013, 7 pm at Elm Bank, Hunnewell Building, 900 Washington St., Wellesley.
Point Scoring: The Standard System of Judging is used and allows for one First (90 points or above), one Second (85 points or above), one Third (80 points or above), and one or more Honorable Mention (75 points or above), in each class.
SCALE OF POINTS
42 Design (Elements and Principles)
12 Artistic Concept (Selection/organization)
10 Expression (Interpretation of class)
Class 201 - "For the Love of the Holidays"
A hanging design staged on a door, reflective of a holiday. (Designer to pick the holiday) Door 30” x 80”
Class 202 - "For the Love of the Home"
A window-sill vignette. Staged on a pedestal 30”x30”x22” with a 40” back. Total height 70”.
Class 203 - "For the Love of Style"
A hat of fresh and/or dried plant material, staged on a head form provided by the committee on a pedestal. 40”H x 14” square top
Class 204 - "For the Love of Color"
A design of predominately one color (designer’s choice) staged on a pedestal 36”Hx14” square top.
Class 205 – "For the Love of the Orient"
A design reflecting the orient, staged on a 36” H pedestal with a 24” square top.
Class 206 - "For the Love of Boston"
A miniature design (not larger than 5”x5”x5”) reflecting a Boston landmark.
Staged in a 40" display case divided into 4 boxes 9 1⁄2” w x 7 3⁄4”d x 9” h. with a square opening.
Class 207 – "For the Love of Bling"
A necklace and earrings of all dried plant material staged on a jewelry form on a pedestal 36”Hx14” round top. A sample of the dried plant material must be glued to a card and identified.
Eligible for the Artisan Award.
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