The Flower Show Book Contest highlights the talent and skill of designers and growers both within and outside of OAGC and brings about public awareness of the opportunities for learning within the organization. The contest is separated into seven classes:
Class A – Single club show
Class B – Two to five clubs show
Class C – Six or more clubs show
Class D – Single club, Christmas show
Class E – Two to five clubs, Christmas show
Class F – Six or more clubs, Christmas show
Class G – County Fair Flower Show (Each participating club, in shows receiving a score of 70 or more, will receive a certificate.)
Important Contest Information
• The flower show planning committee should review the flower show contest scorecards found in this handbook to assist in the planning of the flower show.
• Shows must be judged by the standard system by an OAGC accredited judge. The judge will secure, score and mail the Judges’ Scorecard directly to the state flower shows chair within 30 calendar days following the show.
• The Flower Show Contest Book and Application Form is to be submitted to the state flower show chair within 60 calendar days following the show.
• Shows not conforming to the policies of The Association will not be eligible for awards.
Contest Awards – Award certificates will be awarded to shows receiving a score of 70 points or more. To encourage contest participation, contest books will be available for viewing at convention at a designated time and location and will only be released to the regional director. They will then be displayed at the fall regional meeting and returned to the owners.
Superior awards will be presented to the winners by the state flower show department chair at the annual convention. Certificates for Excellent and Good awards will be presented to the winners by the regional director at their fall regional meeting. The following scale of points will be used in awarding certificates:
Superior Award: 90-100 points
Excellent Award: 80-89 points
Good Award: 70-79 points