1. ENTRIES:    Each class (1 – 12) will consist of four (4) entries.

2. Exhibits must be entered between 8 AM and 11 AM, February 29, 2012 in Dean Hall at Cypress Gardens.

3. All designs must be checked by DESIGN CLASSIFICATION before the exhibitor leaves the show area.

4. REMOVAL time will be Sunday, March 4, 2012 between 4PM to 5PM and Monday, March 5, 2012 between the hours of 9 AM until 12 noon.   After this appointed hour, the Dismantling Committee will dispose of all remaining materials.

5. JUDGING will begin at 1 PM on February 29, 2012.  The show will be closed to the pubic on this date.

6. RESERVATIONS for all designs must be made with the Design Reservation Chairman by February 20, 2012.

7. NEW - For educational purposes, the designer must list plant material(s) used in their design on 3”x 5” index card and place the card by their design before leaving the floor.  Card explaining interpretation may be placed by design as well.

8. Fresh plant material should be emphasized in all divisions.  No artificial flowers, foliage, fruit or vegetables are permitted.  Fresh plant material MAY NOT EVER BE TREATED.  Some plant material must be used in every design.  (See Handbook, page 187-190).

9. The official American flag and other national flags are not permitted within any design in a Standard Flower Show.  Furthermore, the use of any official national flag as an underlay, background, skirting, draping, etc. is also prohibited throughout all divisions of the Standard Flower Show.  Also any religious symbols used must be displayed in a respectful manner and in accordance with policies of local religious organizations.

10. No South Carolina conservation plant material may be used in any design.  These plant materials may only be in Flower Shows for educational exhibits and should never be collected from the wild.  Seek out reputable nursery sources that propagate these protected plants legally

11. Each design must be the work of ONE EXHIBITOR. The plant material need not have been grown by the Exhibitor.

12. Accessories and featured objects are permitted in all designs unless otherwise stated or prohibited by design rules in The Handbook.

13. Contrived flowers of real plant material, fresh or dried, will be allowed in Section A, Classes 1 and 2.


14. Treating of dried plant material allowed.

15. Taxidermy representation from the animal kingdom, e.g. mammals, birds, fish, etc. is not permitted in competitive designs in the Standard Flower Show, but other such items that simulate animals or birds, for example, that are manufactured or crafted as toys or decorative items are allowed. Living members of the animal kingdom are not allowed in the design division.

16. No cut fruit or vegetables or prepared food is allowed.

17. Background boards and baseboards and decorative under lays where necessary are to be furnished by the exhibitor.  See each specific class for details.   The flower show committee will furnish tables for classes 10, 11 and 12, with exhibitor to furnish coverings.

18. A design entered in competition must be the work of only one exhibitor and that exhibitor’s name must appear on the entry card.

19. The committee and Cypress Gardens will endeavor to protect all exhibits but will not be responsible for loss or damage to the exhibitor’s property.

20. After making design reservation(s) it will be the exhibitor’s responsibility to furnish design(s) for the space(s).  If the exhibitor is unable to do so, it will be his/her obligation to find a substitute and notify the Design Reservation Chairman concerning the change.

21. An exhibitor may enter as many classes or sub-classes as desired, but only one exhibit per class or sub-class.

22. Landscapes or scenes are not permitted in Design Division.

23. All cut flowers and cut plant material must be in water and conditioned to remain in ‘show condition’ for the entire four-day show.