Show Awards


STATEMENT OF AWARDS

NGC TOP EXHIBITOR AWARDS


HORTICULTURE DIVISION


In order to offer NGC Top Awards in the Horticulture Division there must be at least three (3) classes in each designated section and at least 20 horticulture exhibits in total.


AWARD OF HORTICULTURAL EXCELLENCE - Represented by a rosette of green, orange and blue ribbons. May be awarded to the correctly named exhibit (giving genus, species and/or variety/cultivar where available) judged as finest in the entire Horticulture Division. A plant must be identified by its binomial name or its currently accepted scientific identification to be eligible for a Top Exhibitor Award. (Handbook pg. 93) In Sections offering Section Award of Merit (Sections A, B, and F), Arboreal Award (Section E), and Grower’s Choice Award (Sections H and I) only winners of these awards are eligible for Award of Horticultural Excellence. In Sections C, D, G, and J which are not eligible for Award of Merit, Arboreal Award, and Grower’s Choice Award only those correctly named blue ribbon winners scoring 95 or above and winning the local award for that section are eligible for consideration for the Award of Horticultural Excellence. Only one Award of Horticultural Excellence will be offered.


AWARD OF MERIT - Represented by a rosette of orange ribbons. May be awarded to a correctly named (as in above paragraph) blue ribbon winner scoring 95 or above in designated sections. An Award of Merit will be offered in Horticulture Sections A, B and F. Only three Awards of Merit will be offered.


GROWER'S CHOICE AWARD - Represented by a rosette of dark green ribbons. May be awarded to a correctly named (as in above paragraph) blue ribbon winner scoring 95 or above in Sections H and I. Only two Grower's Choice Awards will be offered.


ARBOREAL AWARD - Represented by a rosette of two shades of green ribbons. May be awarded to a correctly named (as in above paragraph) blue ribbon winner scoring 95 or above in Horticulture Section E. Only one Arboreal Award will be offered.



DESIGN DIVISION


In order to offer NGC top awards in the Design Division, there must be a minimum of three (3) classes with 4 exhibits in each for a total of twelve.


AWARD OF DESIGN EXCELLENCE - Represented by a rosette of gold ribbons. One award may be offered to the highest scoring exhibit in the entire Design Division entered by a single exhibitor, provided all general and design award requirements are met. In sections (Sections A, B, C and D) where section Top Exhibitor Awards have been placed, only those winners are eligible for consideration from those Sections for the Award of Design Excellence. Only one award will be offered.


TRICOLOR AWARD - Represented by a rosette of red, blue and yellow ribbons. One may be awarded to a blue ribbon winner scoring 95 or above in Design Section C. To be eligible for this award all plant materials used must be fresh. Only one Tricolor Award will be offered.




DESIGNER’S CHOICE AWARD - Represented by a rosette of purple ribbons. One may be awarded to a blue ribbon winner scoring 95 or above in Design Section B. Designer has complete freedom to choose plant materials and other components within NGC policies. Only one Designer’s Choice Award will be offered.


PETITE AWARD - Represented by a small rosette of blue and white ribbons. One may be awarded to a blue ribbon winner scoring 95 or above in Design Section A. Only one Petite Award will be offered.


TABLE ARTISTRY AWARD - Represented by a rosette of burgundy ribbons. One may be awarded to a blue ribbon winner scoring 95 or above in Design Section D. Only one Table Artistry Award will be offered.



SPECIAL EXHIBITS DIVISION


EDUCATIONAL AWARD - Represented by a rosette of brown and white ribbons. May be awarded to the blue ribbon winner scoring 95 or above in Section A, Exhibit 1, 2 or 3. Only one Educational Award may be awarded.


ADDITIONAL LOCAL TOP EXHIBITOR AWARDS


Best Large-Flowering Daffodil AwardHorticulture Section A - Represented by a rosette of dark yellow ribbons. May be awarded to the correctly named blue ribbon winner scoring 95 or above in Horticulture Section A. Only one Best Large-Flowering Daffodil Award may be awarded.


Best Miniature Daffodil AwardHorticulture Section A - Represented by a rosette of light yellow ribbons. May be awarded to the correctly named blue ribbon winner scoring 95 or above in Horticulture Section A. Only one Best Miniature Daffodil Award may be awarded.


Best Camellia Japonica Award - Horticulture Section B - Represented by a rosette of red and white ribbons. May be awarded to the correctly named blue ribbon winner scoring 95 or above in Horticulture Section B. Only one Best Camellia Japonica Award may be awarded.


Best Camellia Reticulata Award - Horticulture Section B - Represented by a rosette of red and white ribbons. May be awarded to the correctly named blue ribbon winner scoring 95 or above in Horticulture Section B. Only one Best Reticulate Camellia Award may be awarded.


Best Non-Reticulata Hybrid Award - Horticulture Section B - Represented by a rosette of deep pink rose ribbons. May be awarded to the correctly named blue ribbon winner scoring 95 or above in Horticulture Section B. Only one Best Non-Reticulate Camellia Award may be awarded.


Best Camellia Tray Award – Horticulture Section C - Represented by a rosette of deep pink rose ribbons. May be awarded to the correctly named blue ribbon winner scoring 95 or above in Horticulture Section C. Only one Best Camellia Tray Award may be awarded.


Sunshine Award - Horticulture Section D - Represented by a rosette of yellow and mustard color ribbons. May be awarded to the correctly named blue ribbon winner scoring 95 or above in Horticulture Section D. Only one Sunshine Award may be awarded.


Mesmerizing Foliage Award – Horticulture Section G - Represented by a rosette of green and yellow ribbons. May be awarded to the correctly named blue ribbon winner scoring 95 or above in Horticulture Section G. Only one Mesmerizing Foliage Award may be awarded.


Yesterday’s Breeze Award – Horticulture Section J - Represented by a rosette of blue and light blue ribbons. May be awarded to the correctly named blue ribbon winner scoring 95 or above in Horticulture Section J. Only one Yesterday’s Breeze Award may be awarded.


Garden Club Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow Award – Represented by a rosette of lime green and black/white checked gingham ribbons. One awarded to the garden club with the most blue ribbons in Horticulture and one to the garden club with the most blue ribbons in Design. In case of a tie red ribbons will be totaled, then yellow, and/or whites if necessary. Only two Garden Club Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow Awards may be awarded.



ADDITIONAL EXHIBITOR AWARDS


Cypress Gardens Award – Represented by a rosette of fuschia and green ribbons. Awarded by a selected committee from Cypress Gardens staff. The committee will select the most favorite entry in each division; Horticulture, Designs, and Special Exhibits. Only three Cypress Gardens Awards may be awarded.


Show Chairman Award - Represented by a rosette of rainbow color ribbons. Show Chairman will select entries in recognition of individual effort or contribution to the success of our standard flower show. Only Five Show Chairman Awards will be offered.




STANDARD SYSTEM FOR FLOWER SHOW AWARDS


Ribbons or Stickers Points

Blue - 1st place 90 or above

Red - 2nd place 85 or above

Yellow - 3rd place 80 or above

White - Honorable Mention 75 or above (More than one

White if worthy)



HORTICULTURE RULES AND REQUIREMENTS


1. All horticulture entries must be fresh plant material grown by the exhibitor. Horticulture entries are limited to plant material in bloom or plant material with attractive or unusual foliage. An exhibitor may enter as many specimens as desired, provided each entry is a different cultivar or species.


2. NEW - All horticulture entries must be received and checked by the Classification Committee, which shall have the authority to disqualify any entry not conforming to the schedule and/or not of flower show quality. Only a member of Classification may O.K./initial entry cards


3 Exhibitors should strive to correctly identify horticulture specimens and research the botanical/cultivar name prior to the show. If still uncertain the classification or identification committee will try to correctly identify the species/cultivar.


4. All entries must be labeled with the correct name, i.e. genus and species and variety/cultivar when available. A plant must be identified by its binomial name or its currently accepted scientific identification to be eligible for a Top Exhibitor Award.


5. Exhibitor must check in with Entry Committee to be assigned an ENTRY NUMBER. This number will be placed on all the exhibitor’s entry cards as well as the exhibitor’s name and name of club (if a member). Exhibitors with many entries are encouraged to contact the Horticulture Entry Chairman in advance to secure a number. Entry cards will be available at the kitchen entrance in Dean Hall at Cypress Gardens. Please use a pencil for a no-smear card, should it get wet.

6. Exhibitors must submit only those entries that are clean, without dead leaves, spent blooms, or spray residue and are free of insects/disease (thrips, scale, fungus, mildews, etc.). NO WIRING, OILING, PLANT SHINE OR ARTIFICIAL COLORING IS PERMITTED IN HORTICULTURE CLASSES. For Camellias see paragraph 13 below. NO ARTIFICIAL PLANT MATERIAL IS ALLOWED IN ANY DIVISION.


7. The Flower Show Committee will furnish clear colorless glass bottles for display of cut specimens.


8. No late entries will be placed or judged.


9. Exhibits must be registered with the Classification Committee located at the kitchen entrance of Dean Hall. Entries will be received between 8 AM and 11 AM on Thursday, February 28, 2013.


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