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Design Division I

Final Schedule
NOTE: NEW LOAD-IN INSTRUCTIONS FOR DESIGNERS.

The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc. Presents

SuperPowers

Design Division I of a Standard Flower Show
as part of MassHort at the Flower Show
at the

"Superheroes of the Garden" at the Boston Flower & Garden Show

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March 22-26, 2017
Seaport World Trade Center

 

Betty Sanders, President
The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc. (GCFM)
GCFM is a member of the National Garden Clubs, Inc.

 

Design Division I – Super Powers

All entries may have a Statement of Intent on a 3” X 5” card.

Section A- Bam! (4 entries each)

Class 101 “Strength”- eligible for Tri-Color Award
Traditional Line Mass or Mass Design in the Early Twentieth Century American manner (1930’s – 1960’s) staged on a pedestal 36” high by 20” diameter top

Class 102 “X-Ray Vision” - eligible for Tri-Color Award
Creative Transparency Design staged on a pedestal 36” high by 16” square top

Class 103 “Flight”- eligible for Tri-Color Award
Creative Hanging Design Type II Kinetic suspended in a 26” diagonal black frame (hoop) provided by the committee, staged on a pedestal 36” high by 24” square

Section B – Shazam! (4 entries each)

Class 104 “Invisibility”- eligible for Designer’s Choice Award
Freedom of Style Design staged on a pedestal 36” high by 18” square top

Class 105 “Wall Crawling”- eligible for Designer’s Choice Award
Freedom of Style Design staged on a pedestal 36” high, 30” wide, 17” deep, with backboard 30” wide by 40” high (Exhibitors may hang components over or rest on the backboard, but they cannot attach to or damage the backboard in any way.)

Class 106 “Transformation” - eligible for Designer’s Choice Award
Creative Stretch Design staged on a pedestal 36” high with added top 36” wide by 18” deep

Section C – Zap! (4 entries)

Class 107 “Time Travel” – eligible for Club Competition Award
Functional Table for four, staged on a table, 30” high X 48” round, covered to the floor with a cream tablecloth (Choose two time periods from past, present or future.)  To be judged from all sides.

    Design Division I Rules

  1. Design Division I is staged according to the rules of the National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC), using as its authority the Handbook for Flower Shows, 2007 Revised Edition and any changes published in the National Gardener. Emphasis is on fresh plant material.
  2. Entries are open to members and affiliates of NGC. Entries require advanced registration using Sign-Up Genius http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c48aaa72ea64-design. After reserving a place in the desired class online, the designer must complete and send via email an entry form. This will be confirmed by Entries Chair:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  3. An Exhibitor’s Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 26 (snow date, Friday, January 27) at 10:30 am at Elm Bank, Hunnewell Building, 900 Washington St., Wellesley, MA.
  4. Entry dates
    1. Day 1:  Tuesday March 21 Designers may enter the building at 5:30 am.  Exhibits must be ready for judging by 8:00 am.
    2. Day 2:  Friday March 24 Designers may enter the building at 5:30 am.  Exhibits must be ready for judging by 8:00 am.
  5. All designs (except for Class 107) must be completed in the Show area.  Each design is to be completed by a single exhibitor, except Class 107, which is to be completed by two or more garden club members.
  6. Entry/Removal Times:
    1. Day 1:  Thursday March 23 at 8:15 pm.
    2. Day 2: Sunday March 26 at 6:15pm.
  7. A preliminary list of plant materials (botanic and common names) must be submitted to the Horticulture Chair upon arrival at the Show area.  The completed design must be passed by the Design Classification Chair for conformation to schedule before leaving the Show area.
  8. All components must be within the frame of reference; no part of a design may go out of the assigned space.   Electricity will not be available for mechanics.
  9. Some plant material must be used in each design.  The following is prohibited: treatment of fresh plant material, artificial plant material, menu food, live animals and plants listed on the Massachusetts Prohibited Plant List. List is available at www.mass.gov/agr.
  10. Wild collected plants of species listed by the Massachusetts Natural Heritage Program may not be used. Cultivated plant material may be used if the exhibitor produces a typed card stating that it has not been wild collected.
  11. In accordance with Massachusetts Horticultural Society (MassHort) policy, businesses, non-profit organizations, and commercial products may not be promoted in a design.  Logos, corporate images, catalogs, circulars and business cards are prohibited.
  12. Judging times.
    1. Day 1: Tuesday March 21, 8:30 am.
    2. Day 2:  Friday March 24 at 8:30 am.
  13. Only required personnel will be allowed in the exhibit area during judging.  These are: Design Division I Chair, Judges’ Chair, Judges, Design Classification Chair, Horticulture Classification Chair, Entries Administrator, Awards Chair, Clerks Chair and Clerks. Decision of the judges is final.  Awards may be withheld if not merited.
  14. The Standard System of Awarding, as found on page 303 of the Handbook for Flower Shows is used. Scale of Points for all Classes: Conformance 14 pts, Design 48 pts, Selection of Components 6 pts, Organization of components 6 pts, Expression 10 pts, Distinction 16 pts, Total 100 pts.
  15. It is the exhibitor’s responsibility to keep design in pristine condition for duration of show.  A design may be removed at the discretion of the committee.
  16. GCFM and Mass Hort will endeavor to protect all exhibits but cannot be held responsible for loss or damage to exhibitor’s property.

Individual Exhibits - NGC Standard System of Awarding

One First Place, scoring 90 points or above, Blue Ribbon
One Second Place, scoring 85 points or above, Red Ribbon
One Third Place, scoring 80 points or above, Yellow Ribbon
One or More Honorable Mention, scoring 75 points or above, White Ribbon

Top Awards

Criteria for NGC awards may be found on pg. 9 and pp. 46-52, Handbook for Flower Shows.  Criteria for GCFM awards may be found on the GCFM website.

Classes 101, 102, and 103 are eligible for the NGC Tri-Color Award.

Classes 104, 105, and 106 are eligible for the NGC Designer’s Choice Award and the GCFM Barbara D. May Award of Design Excellence.

Class 101 is eligible for the GCFM Marie Hancock Cook Award.

Class 107 is eligible for the NGC Club Competition Award.

All classes except 107 are eligible for the, the Mass Hort Susan Scheel Thomas Novice Award, and the Mass Hort Ruth A. Wallack Design Award.

All classes are eligible for the GCFM Clare Richards Award, the GCFM Jeanne-Marie Parkes Creativity Award, the GCFM Diane Bullock Award, the Mass Hort John Taylor Arms Award, the Garden Club of America Certificate of Excellence in Flower Arranging, the Garden Club of America Zone 1 Bowl, and the National Garden Clubs Design Award for Major Non-Standard Flower Shows.

Top Awards will be presented at an Awards Reception, April 6, 2017, at 7pm, at Elm Bank, Hunnewell Building, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA.

ENTRY FORM: “Super Powers” Design Division I  

  1. Go to Sign Up Genius and select class and entry date: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c48aaa72ea64-design,
  2. Email completed form to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Please complete one form per class entered.
  3. Entry will be confirmed by return email.
  4. We look forward to seeing you at the Exhibitor’s Meeting on on Thursday, January 26 (snow date, Friday, January 27) at 10:30 am at Elm Bank, Hunnewell Building, 900 Washington St., Wellesley, MA.
  5. You may also download a PDF of the schedule which includes the entry form.

 

Poster

 

Committee

Chairman Lisa Pattinson 781-264-5015 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Schedule Mariette Wooden 303-748-5505 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Entries Click For Entry Form   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Design Classification TBD   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Horticulture Classification      
Judges Beth Halligan 781-934-7298 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Clerks Kathy Hawes 781-784-3351 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Entries Administration      
Signage Bobbie Lingard 508-759-5052 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Exhibit Refreshing TBD    
Digital Imaging/Photography Arabella Dane   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Flower Storage Manager      
Awards Carla Morey   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Flower Show Consultant Joan Butler 508-429-2739 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

           

 

 

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