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Flower Show Classifications

FLOWER SHOW CLASSIFICATIONS

SECTION  I – SMALL - UP TO 3 INCHES

Class – 1. White
             2. Yellow
             3. Salmon-Orange
             4. Pink
             5. Red
             6. Bi-color
             7. Rainbow
             8. AOC (any other color)

SECTION II – LARGE - 3 INCHES OR MORE

Class – 1. White
             2. Yellow
             3. Salmon-Orange
             4. Pink
             5. Red
             6. Bi-color
             7. Rainbow
             8. AOC (any other color)

SECTION III – INFLORESCENCES

Class – 1. White
             2. Yellow
             3. Salmon-Orange
             4. Pink
             5. Red
             6. Bi-color
             7. Rainbow
             8. AOC (any other color)

SECTION IV – FRAGRANCES

Class – 1. Classic
             2. Floral
             3. Fruit
             4. Spice
             5. Strong and Unique

SECTION V – SPIDERS

Class – 1. White
             2. Yellow
             3. Salmon-Orange
             4. Pink
             5. Red
             6. Bi-color
             7. Rainbow
             8. Seedlings - ALL

SECTION VI – SEEDLINGS (RAISED BY THE EXHIBITOR) *
                          SMALL - UP TO 3 INCHES

Class – 1. White
             2. Yellow
             3. Salmon-Orange
             4. Pink
             5. Red
             6. Bi-color
             7. Rainbow
             8. AOC (any other color)

SECTION VII – SEEDLINGS (RAISED BY THE EXHIBITOR) *
                           LARGE - 3 INCHES OR MORE

Class – 1. White
             2. Yellow
             3. Salmon-Orange
             4. Pink
             5. Red
             6. Bi-color
             7. Rainbow
             8. AOC (any other color)

SECTION VIII – SEEDLINGS (RAISED BY THE EXHIBITOR) *
                             INFLORESCENCES

Class – 1. White
             2. Yellow
             3. Salmon-Orange
             4. Pink
             5. Red
             6. Bi-color
             7. Rainbow
             8. AOC (any other color)

SECTION IX – SEEDLINGS (RAISED BY THE EXHIBITOR) *
                              FRAGRANCES

Class – 1. Classic
             2. Floral
             3. Fruit
             4. Spice
             5. Strong and Unique

* SEEDLINGS DO NOT HAVE TO BE NAMED

DISPLAY CLASSES †

DISPLAY CLASS I: PLUMERIA ARRANGEMENTS

There are two classifications of arrangements (LxWxH), Large (18x18x30) and Small(18x18x12).

 ** If you pre-register for this section you will be reserving a space.  If you DO NOT preregister,  we cannot guarantee a space for your entry because of table and room limitations.**  There is a limit of two arrangements per person.  Arrangements must be picked up at 2PM on Sunday,  or they will be disposed of.

If you would like to enter either an arrangement or a photograph in our Display Classes, you must pre-register by  August 30th  by emailing Betsy and Jerry Markle at gemarkle@cox.net with Arrangement or Photo Registration listed on the subject line. If you are registering for a Floral Arrangement,  please indicate whether it will be a Large or a Small floral arrangement.  By registering before Friday, this allows us to determine table set up requirements.   If you do not register,  and  you bring photos or arrangements on Saturday, they may not be accepted if there is no room on the Display Class tables.

DISPLAY CLASS II: PLUMERIA PHOTOGRAPHS

You may enter up to  two 5x7 glossy finish photos per exhibitor.   We will mat the photos with a standard mat for display. Photos must be previously unpublished, taken within the last year,( 2017-2018) and only contain flowers and plants, no people or animals (which includes insects).

 This year, we are asking that the top 3 winners of this display class  submit  a  digital  copyrighted version of their winning photo entries  after the show.   Judging will be on the physical print, since print quality is one of the criteria.

If Photoshop is used to enhance the photograph, entrants must do their own Photoshop work and not hire someone else to do so.  No composite images are allowed.

Entry grants SCPS the right to replicate the photo in a newsletter or other SCPS publications without remuneration; exhibitor's copyright will be noted in any use.

 Exhibitors will not be allowed to keep the mats after the competition, except the top 3 winners.

Photos must be picked up by 2PM on Sunday.

 (Note: If you are unable to submit your photograph on  August 31st  (set up day) or September 1st,    you may bring your photograph(s) to the August meeting and submit an entry form to Betsy at the Flower Show table.)

If you would like to enter either an arrangement or a photograph in our Display Classes, you must pre-register by  August 30th  by emailing Betsy and Jerry Markle at gemarkle@cox.net with Arrangement or Photo Registration listed on the subject line. If you are registering for a Floral Arrangement,  please indicate whether it will be a Large or a Small floral arrangement.  By registering before Friday, this allows us to determine table set up requirements.   If you do not register,  and  you bring photos or arrangements on Saturday, they may not be accepted if there is no room on the Display Class tables.

DISPLAY CLASS III: PLUMERIA EDUCATIONAL DISPLAYS

The goal for this display class is to allow poster exhibitors to share their knowledge and experience with the public and fellow society members, to enhance the appreciation and knowledge in the selection, growth, and care of Plumerias. These posters are also valuable to the Society to showcase at our meetings, community events and outreach.

Information will  be placed on a standard black trifold poster board(36”Tx48”W)  which will be given to the exhibitors.  If the poster requires additional items that cannot be placed on the poster board (for example real flowers, containers, etc.),  these items may be placed and fit directly in front of the poster and not encroach upon a neighboring poster.  The area is approximately 24” back width, 40” front width, and 29” depth.  Per Balboa Park guidelines, there is to be no loose soil or moss on the tables.

Educational posters must be Plumeria related.  Sales or promotional materials are not permitted.

All sources for the information presented, including photographs and diagrams, needs to be clearly cited, and that the preference is for it to be the exhibitor's own work.

Limit of 1 poster per person. This year, we already have 3 people who have agreed to submit an educational poster and we appreciate their enthusiasm to display their research!

Since these boards take lots of planning and work to complete, Exhibitors will be allowed to keep the trifold poster board after the competition., however, the exhibitor may donate their educational poster to the Society so that it can be used at SCPS events to be able to share the information with members or the public who did not get a chance to view them at the Flower Show.  

DISPLAY CLASS IV: PEOPLE'S CHOICE PLUMERIA AWARD

You may enter one bloom per person (no inflos please).  Visitors to the flower show will vote for their  favorite bloom by secret  ballot on Saturday, September 1st from 1200 AM until 3 PM.  The votes will then be counted and the winner announced afterwards. A beautiful rosette ribbon will be awarded for the top bloom!

DISPLAY CLASS V: PLUMERIA LEI

Our newest addition to the Flower Show!  There is a limit of 2 Leis per person.  Last year we had more entries than prior years, but we would like to encourage more entries this year.  We are hoping to recruit more exhibitors this year by reaching out to other Polynesian/Hawaiian organizations and hula groups.

All Plumeria  Lei  must contain plumeria  blooms as its common element.   All Lei shall be made with natural plant materials and limited to flowers, leaves, stems, roots, fruits, pods and seeds.  Lei using non-natural material, artificial treatment, or coloring of natural materials are not allowed.  String, thread, yarn or dental floss may be used in the construction of the Lei, but NO WIRE OR TAPE.    No endangered materials shall be used.

There are  four classifications of leis so that they may be judged separately . The four different methods of lei making will be:

 1)  HAKU:  Braiding flowers, leaves, and/or fruit in a three-strand plait of fern, lau kī (ti leaf), hau fiber, etc 

2)   HUMUPAPA: Plant materials are sewn to a foundation of dried banana. To sew to a backing fiber, lauhala, lau ki or other suitable materials

3) KUI:  Flowers strung together through the center or sides. To string pierced objects, as flowers in a lei.

4) WILI:  Plant materials are placed on a backing of lau ki, lauhala, twisted dried banana fiber or other suitable material and wound with fiber or thread around the plant material and backing to bind them together.

Plumeria Lei Measurements:

  All Lei must have a 2-inch (5.1cm) loop (for hanging) at the top; with a 2-inch (5.1cm) tail at the bottom end (this identifies the top and bottom of the lei). Lei need to be left untied.

The length of the Lei must be a minimum of 30 inches (76.2cm) and maximum of 36 inches(91.4cm) long - does not include 2-inch (5.1cm) loop and 2-inch (5.1cm) tail.

Measurement will be taken from the knot of the 2-inch loop to the knot at the end of the lei.  

If you are entering your Lei to this display class, you must notify Betsy & Jerry  via email  no later than August  25th so that the display area can be prepared .

Each Lei  will be accompanied by an entry form and submitted by the exhibitor from 0800-1100 AM on Saturday, September 1st.  A listing of the plant/floral/natural material that is used in the lei will be placed on each entry form, as  well as the style, as listed above.  Then the lei will be handed to the Flower Show Coordinator or designee, to be positioned on the Display.

Leis must be picked up on Sunday at 2 PM. If not picked up, they will become property of the Flower Show and donated. 

† Display classes are ineligible for the Jeanette Matson Best in Show Award.

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