"Superheroes of the Garden" at the Boston Flower & Garden Show
March 22-26, 2017
Seaport World Trade Center
Class 201 - “Legends in Their Own Time”
A Traditional Line-Mass or Mass Design of old-fashioned (heirloom) flowers and plant material, staged on a pedestal that measures 42” high x 13” round.
Class 202 - “Game of Thorns”
Exhibitor’s choice of design type to include roses and other thorny plant material, staged on a pedestal that measures 36” high x 14” round.
Class 203 – “Tools of the Trade”**
NOVICE CLASS Open to anyone who has never won a blue ribbon in a judged flower show.
A design incorporating a conical tomato cage (provided by committee at Exhibitors’ meeting) with a 12” diameter top ring, 9” middle ring, 7” third ring, rings spaced 9” apart, with total height of 33”including 15 ½ “ stake extensions, staged on a pedestal that measures 36” high x 24” square.
Eligible for the Novice Award
Class 204 - “Super Pollinators”
A ‘Steampunk’ design (Steampunk: science fiction/fantasy that incorporates components inspired by 19th century industrial, steam-powered machinery), staged on a pedestal that measures 40” high x 14” square.
Class 205 - “Lunch with an Avenger (Spiderman, Capt. America, Thor, et al)”
An Exhibition Table, Type l Staged on a pedestal that measures 30” high x 30” wide x 22” deep with a 40” high backboard. Total height: 70”
Class 206 -“Brace Yourself ”**
Artistic Crafts mail-in class; 8 entries, one entry day 3/17/16
A bracelet for Wonder Woman of all dried plant material on a hand form provided by the committee at Exhibitors’ meeting.
Samples of the dried plant material must be glued to a 5" x 8" card and identified.
Staged on a pedestal that measures 36” high x 14”. If mailed, must be received by March 17. If delivered to the show, see Design Rule #4
Eligible for the Artisan Award - All 8 entries on first entry day
Class 207 –“Where No One Has Gone Before” - Youth Class**
Open to a parent or grandparent and child. 8 entries
A pavé design of an original logo for a future superhero of your own creation, to be named by the designer.
Container provided by committee at the Exhibitors’ meeting. Staged on ¼ of a 6’ table draped in black.
207A: Grades 1-6 207B: Grades 7-12
Eligible for the Youth Artistic Crafts Award - All 8 entries on first entry day
**For Classes 203, 206 and 207 Entrants MUST attend the Exhibitors’ meeting to receive provided items, or arrange to pick them up from the Staging or Show Chairman. They must also make arrangements for picking up designs and retrieving Artistic Crafts on the designated date & time, or arrange for someone else to do so.
DESIGN DIVISION II RULES
1. 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.
2. The Exhibitors’ Meeting will be held Thursday, January 26, 2017, 10:30 AM (Snow Date January 27) at Elm Bank, Hunnewell Building, 900 Washington St., Wellesley. Complete show and staging information will be given at this time.
3. ENTRY DATES: NOTE TIME CHANGE - Tuesday, March 21 and Friday, March 24, 2017. Exhibitors may enter the building at 6:00 a.m. and exhibits must be ready for judging with all designers off the floor by 9:00 a.m. Awards will be given on each entry day.
4. REMOVAL DATES AND TIMES: Thurs March 23, 8:00 p.m.; and Sun, Mar. 26, 6:15 p.m. Exhibitors must remove or have someone remove their designs at the designated time. Designs not removed will be discarded.
5. Classes 201 through 205 may be partially completed ahead of time and finished at the show. Classes 206 and 207 may be mailed on Monday, March 20 between 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
6. Only Exhibitors and Committee Members will be allowed in the Show area while designs are being created. Exhibitors must not be on the floor while judging is in progress.
7. A preliminary list of plant material (botanical and common names required) must be sent by mail or e-mail to the Classification Chairman before March 15. When the design is completed, the list may be updated and must be passed by the Classification Chairman before the exhibitor may leave the show area.
8. All components must be within the frame of reference. A design may not go outside the total allowed space.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. Massachusetts Horticultural Society policy requires that businesses, non-profit organizations, and commercial products may not be promoted within a design. Catalogs, circulars, logos and business cards may not be displayed. Exhibits are to be non-commercial in character.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. Exhibitors are asked to remember that this is a Flower Show and emphasis should be placed on plant material.
15. Accessories accepted in Classes 201-206.
16. 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 A and 207 B for a score of 95 points or more.
Classes 201 – 206 are eligible for The John Taylor Arms Award, Garden Club of America Zone I Bowl, GCA Certificate of Excellence in Floral Design, Susan Scheel Thomas Novice Award, Best of Day, National Garden Clubs Design Award, Ruth Wallack Design Award, Mass Hort Novice Award and the Mass Hort Best Interpretation Award.
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: Total points||100|
|Design (Elements and Principles)||48|
|Selection of components||6|
|Expression (Interpretation of class)||6|
|Distinction (marked superiority)||16|
DIVISION II ENTRY FORM
All Mail-in Classes must be preregistered.Call Entries Chair first to confirm openings, then clip and mail or email completed form to
Entries Chair, Andrea Little
6 Imperial Court, Unit 6
Westborough, MA 01581
ENTRY FORM (clip and mail)
I wish to enter:
Entry Date (Circle One)
Tues. March 21 Fri. March 24
Class # Class Title
Have you ever won a blue ribbon in Design in a judged flower show? ___ Yes ___ No
Are you a member of the Garden Club of America (GCA)? ___ Yes ___ No
Are you a member of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society? ___ Yes ___ No
Chairman: Marisa McCoy
Staging and Volunteers: Nancy Costa
Schedule and design consultants: Marisa McCoy & Nancy Costa
Entries: Andrea Little
Classification: Betsy Madsen
Awards: Roni Lahage
Judges: Mary Huntoon
Clerks: Cynthia Chace
Signage: Bobbie Lingard
Show Advisor: Jill Malcolm