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Cheryl  Lallas

Cheryl Lallas

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Department 49

Rules & Regulations

To place an on line entry click here:http://nwwafair.fairwire.com/


To place a on-line entry:

For 4H and FFA

Beef, Dairy, Sheep, Goats, Horses, Llama/Alpaca, and Swine http://nwwafair4h.fairwire.com/

All other entries: http://nwwafair.fairwire.com/ This includes all other 4H and FFA departments.

All 4H and FFA exhibitor will need to register on both pages if they are also entering in Open class Beef, Dairy or Horses. They will need to enter their names exactly the same. No exhibitor will be allowed 2 exhibitor numbers.

*NEW FOR 2018*

All entries must be registered online. This will be required for all exhibits and exhibitors that are entered into the fair. If you don’t have access to a computer, then the library is your best option. There will also be a computer available for use at the fair office during normal business hours.

The Flower Department is located under the Grandstand.

No parking is available on entry days by the Flower Department; this space is for drop-off only.

Entry is through gate #2 (by the Dairy Barn)

Entries can be placed on-line through Monday prior to the fair (one week). Entires can be brought to the fair 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday before the fair.

  • No entry fees are required and no free admission will be issue to exhibitors for entries or replacing wilted flowers.
  • Judging will be Sunday at 4 p.m.
  • Entries MUST be picked up Sunday after the fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. After release time on Sunday there will be NO security and the buildings will remain open on Monday for cleaning.
  • All horticulture entries, including container grown plants must have been grown by the exhibitor for at least 3 months.
  • Containers must be used for cut flowers and are furnished by the fair.
  • Exhibitors using their own baskets or containers should mark them plainly.
  • All plants, baskets, etc. with bottom holes must have a tray or saucer underneath. If extra care is needed, written directions must be included.
  • Only one entry per exhibitor per class is permitted.
  • Entries must be made according to classifications, using the correct number of blooms, sprays, stems, plants, etc.
  • Buds showing color are classified as blooms.
  • Do not remove foliage, except from stems under water. Foliage should be groomed and cleaned.
  • Containers for plant specimens shall be no larger than 12" in diameter unless handled by the exhibitor.
  • The Standard System of Judging will be used and the decision of the judges will be final.
  • Ribbons for sweepstakes in Horticulture will be given for: Dahlias, Gladiolus, Roses, Potted Plants, and Lillies.
  • An exhibit with the correct varietal name will score higher than if identified with only the common name.
  • Any horticulture class may be subdivided by the Show Chairman at the time of the show if deemed necessary.
  • Exhibitors are urged to replace wilted flowers as needed; no free admission will be issued to exhibitors. If arrangements are not freshened, the Superintendent reserves the right to remove or re-arrange displays. Wilted flowers MUST be replaced with the identical kind of flower that was entered.
  • The Superintendent has the right to accept or refuse any entry.
  • The fair management will not be responsible for loss or breakage but will exercise every effort to protect all entries until the Sunday relase time.

*CONDITIONING: For exhibits to stay fresh for several days, cut specimens early in the morning before the sun reaches them (or in the evening after sundown). Put directly into a pail of warm water and allow to stand for several hours or overnight before using in designs or entering as horticulture.

ADULT HORTICULTURE, 16 YEARS AND OLDER

INTERMEDIATE HORTICULTURE, 10 YRS. AND YOUNGER

JUNIOR HORTICULTURE, AGES 11 - 15 YEARS OLD

DIVISION A - ANNUALS AND BIENNIAL


PREMIUMS: 2.00 1.50
CLASS NUMBER

1. Ageratum, 3 stems

16. Nasturtium, 3 stems, no foliage

2. Asters, standard size, 3 stems

17. Pansies, 3 stems with foliage

3. Asters, any other, 3 stems

18. Petunias, 3 stems

4. Bachelor Buttons, 3 stems

19. Salpiglosis, 3 stems, not over 15"

5. Bells of Ireland, 1 stalk, 15" limit

20. Scabiosa, 3 stems

6. Calendula, 3 stems with foliage

21. Snapdragons, 1 color, 3 stems

7. Clarkia, 3 stems with foliage

22. Snapdragons, any other, 3 stems

8. Cosmos, 3 stems

23. Statice, annual, 3 stems

9. Dianthus, 5 stems

24. Stock, not less than 8", 3 stems

10. Everlastings, 5 stems

25. Sunflower, dwarf, 1 stem not over 18"

11. Godetia, 3 stems

26. Sweet Peas, 5 stems

12. Larkspur, 3 stems

27. Viola, 3 stems, minimum 3" stems

13. Marigold, dwarf, any other, 3 stems

28. Zinnia, large, 3 stems

14. Marigold, large, any other, 3 stems

29. Zinnia, any other, 3 stems

15. Malva, 1 stem, under 18"

30. Any other not in above list, named



DIVISION B - PERENNIALS, SHRUBS, AND VINES

PREMIUMS: 2.00 1.50
CLASS NUMBER

1. Anemone, 3 stems

12. Hydrangea, common, not over 18", 1 stem

2. Aster, Frikharti, or Michaelmas, 1 stalk

13. Hydrangea, lace cap, not over 18", 1 stem

3. Catananche - Cupid's Dart, 3 stems

14. Hydrangea, any other

4. Chrysanthemums, 1 stem

15. Liatris, 3 stalks

5. Coreopsis, 5 stems

16. Marguerite, 3 stems

6. Daisy, Shasta, 3 stems

17. Montbretia, 3 stems

7. Daisy, any other, 3 stems

18. Phlox

8. Echinacea - Cone Flower, 3 stems

19. Penstemon, 3 stems

9. Echinops, 1 stalk

20. Rudbeckia, Gloriosa daisy, 3 stems

10. Eryngium - Sea Holly, 1 stem

21. Statice, perennial, 1 stem

11. Gypsophilia, 1 stalk

22. Any other perennial not in above list, named



DIVISION C - LILIES

One stem. A named variety will score higher than an unnamed exhibit. Oriental examples are: Casablanca and Stargazer. Specie examples are: Tiger, Madonnas and Easter. Do not remove the anthers.


PREMIUMS: 2.50 2.00
CLASS NUMBER

TYPE-COLOR

Oriental

Species

Any Other

Cream

1

8

15

Pink

2

9

16

Red

3

10

17

White

4

11

18

Yellow – Orange

5

12

19

Bi – Color

6

13

20

Any Other

7

14

21

DIVISION D - ROSES

One stem, with foliage in proportion to blossom(s).
Hybrid Teas - one blossom.
A named entry scores higher than entry without a name.
Sprays include polyanthus, grand floras, and floribundas.
A bud showing color is counted as a bloom.
Miniatures have blossoms less than 2" in diameter and can be Hybrid Teas or Sprays.


PREMIUMS: 2.50 2.00
CLASS NUMBER

TYPE-COLOR

Hybrid Teas

Spray

Old and Shrub Roses

Miniatures

Red Shades

1

10

19

28

Pink Shades

2

11

20

29

Orange Shades

3

12

21

30

Yellow Shades

4

13

22

31

White Shades

5

14

23

32

Lavender Shades

6

15

24

33

Blend

7

16

25

34

Bi - Color

8

17

26

35

Any other

9

18

27

36



DIVISION E - GLADIOLUS, 1 SPIKE


Gladiolus are best shown when 1/3 of the florets are open, 1/3 show color and 1/3 are buds. Stems should be in proportion to the total entry. Styrofoam may be used as wedging. A named entry scores higher than an unnamed one. Conspicuous markings mean any contrasting color on the edge or throat that does not blend into the main color.

Size Classification:
Large - 1 spike, floret size 4-1/2" to 51/2"
Medium - 1 spike, floret size 3-1/2" to 4-1/2"
Small - 1 spike, floret size 2-1/2" to 3-1/2"
Mini - 1 spike, floret size 2-1/2" and under


PREMIUMS: 2.50 2.00
CLASS NUMBER

Color

Large

Medium

Small

Mini

White

110

126

142

158

Light Red

111

127

143

159

Dark Red

112

128

144

160

Yellow

113

129

145

161

Pink

114

130

146

162

Rose

115

131

147

163

Lavender

116

132

148

164

Purple

117

133

149

165

Orange

118

134

150

166

Salmon

119

135

151

167

Blue

120

136

152

168

Green

121

137

153

169

Smokey

122

138

154

170

Blend

123

139

155

171

Bi-Color

124

140

156

172

Any Color

125

141

157

173


DIVISION F - DAHLIAS

Each entry MUST contain 3 letters/numbers (for size, form and color). Current American Dahlia Society classifications will be used and volunteers will be available to assist exhibitors. Exhibitors may make multiple entries in a lot, but no more than 2 of a unique variety of dahlias.

Entries with attached pairs of leaves and with variety names will be judged higher than those without.

Variety names should be written on tags so judges can read them during judging. Special awards will be given in each division and judges will award the "Best of Show" Dahlia.


SINGLE BLOOMS

PREMIUMS: 2.50 2.00
CLASS IDENTIFICATION
New for 2017 The NWWF is now using the numbering system from the National Dahlis web site at http://www.dahlia.org/guide/




SIZE

TYPE

COLOR

A. AA - over 10

A. Formal Decorative

A. White

B. A - 8" to 10

B. Informal Decorative

B. Yellow

D. BB - 4" to 6

D. Cactus

D. Pink

E. Miniature - up to 4"

E. Laciniated

E. Dark Pink

F. Ball - over 3.5"

F. Any Other

F. Red

G. Mini. Ball - 2" to 3.5"

G. Dark Red

H. Pompon - under or equal to 2"

H. Lavender

J. Stellar

J. Purple

K. Waterlily

K. Light Blend

L. Peony

L. Bronze

M. Anemone

M. Flame Blend

N. Collarette

N. Dark Blend

P. Single - 2"

P. Varigated

Q. Mignon Single - 2"

Q. Bicolor

R. Orchid

S. Novelty Open

T. Novelty Double

U. Orchette





TRIPLE BLOOMS

Exhibitors may use their own containers for triple entries, but containers must be solid green or solid black, be identified on the bottom, and picked up the exhibitor on Sunday after the fair at release times.

Entries can contain one or three dahlias - see appropriate lot groupings.

PREMIUMS: 2.00 2.50
CLASS IDENTIFICATION

0. AA or A

A. Formal Decorative

A. White

1. B

B. Informal Decorative

B. Yellow

2. BB

C. Semi-Cactus

C. Orange

3. Miniature

D. Cactus

D. Pink

4. Ball, MB, or Pom

E. Laciniated

E. Dark Pink

5. Stellar or Waterlily

F. Any Other

F. Red

6. Peony

G. Dark Red

7. Collarette

H. Lavender

8. Mignon Single

J. Purple

9. Any Other

K. Light Blend

L. Bronze

M. Flame Blend

N. Dark Blend

P. Variegated

Q. Bicolor


DIVISION G - ORNAMENTAL GRASSES

Grasses and plants with similar growth habit (3 stems or blades depending on growth habit, length in proportion to variety, may be longer than 30 inches).

PREMIUMS: 2.50 2.00
CLASS NUMBER
1. Miscanthus sinensis (various cultivars)
2. Panicum virgatum (Switch Grass)
3. Pennisetum alopercuroides (Fountain Grass)
4. Cortaderia (Pampas Grass)
5. Phormium tenax ( Flax)
6. Any other worthy named grass or grass-like plant

DIVISION H - POTTED PLANTS

ALL POTS MUST HAVE A TRAY OR SAUCER IF THERE ARE HOLES IN THE BOTTOM OF THE CONTAINER.

PREMIUMS: 5.00 4.00 3.00
CLASS NUMBER

1. African Violet, double, 1 plant

10. Fuchsia, double, upright, in bloom

2. African Violet, any other, 1 plant

11. Fuchsia, single, upright, in bloom

3. African Violet, single, 1 plant

12. Geranium, any variety, single

4. Begonia, fibrous rooted, in bloom

13. Geranium, any variety, double

5. Begonia, tuberous, in bloom

14. Geranium, any other

6. Coleus

15. Impatiens

7. Container with annual plants, 1 variety

16. Ivy

8. Ferns

17. Multiple planting

9. Foliage plant, grown for foliage

18. Novelty plant in bloom

19. Any other plant not listed above.




DIVISION J - HANGING BASKETS OR HANGING POTS

ALL POTS MUST HAVE A TRAY OR SAUCER IF THERE ARE HOLES IN THE BOTTOM OF THE CONTAINER.

PREMIUMS: 5.00 4.00 3.00
CLASS NUMBER

1. Begonia, hanging

4. Geranium, hanging single

2. Fuchsia, hanging

5. Impatiens

3. Geranium, hanging double

6. Fern

7. Any other


DIVISION K - CACTI AND SUCCULENTS

ALL POTS MUST HAVE A TRAY OR SAUCER IF THERE ARE HOLES IN THE BOTTOM OF THE CONTAINER.

Cacti are generally leafless plants, usually with stems modified into cylinders or joints, have spines, and often brightly colored flowers. Succulents are generally fleshy plants that store water in their leaves, stems, or roots. All cacti are succulents but not all succulents are cacti.

PREMIUMS: 5.00 4.00 3.00
CLASS NUMBER

1. Pot up to 4"

4. Collection of cacti, 3 or more plants

2. Pot 4" to 8"

5. Collection of succulents, 3 or more plants

3. Pot 8" to 12"

6. Any other

DECORATIVE ARRANGEMENTS

Foliage and accessories permitted unless class specifies differently. No artificial plant material is permitted. For clarification in any class please call Department Superintendent at 303-0696. Entries are to be the work of the exhibitor. Materials need not be grown by the designer. No fresh plant materials may be treated. Size limitation for designs: 18” x 24”.

NOTE: ALL JUNIORS MAY USE THE ADULT SHOW SCHEDULE & WILL BE JUDGED AS JUNIORS. ENTER UNDER CLASS D and E. EACH CLASS IS JUDGED ONLY AGAINST OTHER ENTRIES IN THAT CLASS

DIVISION A – AMATEURS
An amateur is one who has won less than 10 blue ribbons in previous Standard Shows judged by nationally accredited judges
PREMIUMS: 6.00 4.00 2.50

DIVISION B – ADVANCED
Instructors, student judges, judges and anyone wishing to compete.
PREMIUMS: 6.00 4.00 2.50

DIVISION C – NOVICE
An exhibitor who has not won a blue ribbon in the Artistic Division of a Standard Show judged by nationally accredited judges.
PREMIUMS: 4.00 2.50 1.50

DIVISION D - JUNIORS, AGE 11 - 15 YEARS
All entries must be the work of the exhibitor.
PREMIUMS: 4.00 2.50 1.50

DIVISION E - JUNIORS, AGE 10 AND UNDER
All work must be the work of the exhibitor
PREMIUMS: 4.00 2.50 1.50


PREMIUMS: 4.00 2.50 1.50

A

B

C

D

E

THEME

LOT DESCRIPTION:


1

11

21

31

41

Fair Theme – Rooted in Agriculture

Designer Choice-Keeping with the Fair Theme. Create a design reflecting an acgriculture activty, event, etc.

2

12

22

32

42

America’s Favorite Past time

What is your favorite pastime? Feature this in a design at least 16” in all directions.

3

13

23

33

43

Old Becomes New Again

A design using an old fashioned container

4

14

24

34

44

Best Buds

Use more than one container and must use some flower buds.

5

15

25

35

45

Reaching for the Stars

A vertical arrangement


MARIBETH ERICKSON - BEST OF SHOW AWARD, Any design in Division 4

GLOSSARY - A DEFINITION OF TERMS, TAKEN FROM THE NATIONAL GARDEN CLUBS HANDBOOK:

FLOWER ARRANGING IS AN ART FORM IN WHICH THE MEDIUM IS PLANT MATERIAL.

ABSTRACT: Design using components in a non-naturalistic manner, in such a way that abstract quality is dominant, like modern art.

CREATIVE DESIGN: Design that results from the creative idea of the artist using plant material and other components to organize design elements within the limits of the principles of design.

DESIGN ELEMENTS: The basic visual qualities of a design: light, space, line, form, size, color, texture and pattern.

DESIGN PRINCIPLES: Basic art standards used to organize design elements: balance, proportion, scale, rhythm, dominance and contrast.

DESIGNER'S CHOICE: Designer is free to use whatever plant material she chooses, following the elements and principles of good design, either traditional or creative.

DRIED: Plant material from which moisture has been removed. NO artificial plant materials are permitted. Naturally dried material may be artificially colored.

PARALLEL: Design with 3 or more vertical groupings of materials. Plant materials are positioned in a strong vertical manner, with spaces between the groupings. Some plant materials and other components may be horizontally placed at the base, as a connective, to give visual weight and balance. Units may be of one plant material, a combination of materials, or the same plant material repeated in each unit.

POT-ET-FLEUR: A semi-permanent arrangement of growing plants in one container, with two or more rooted plants and cut flowers. May include potted plants in their own containers with cut flowers in a separate vase, all arranged in a larger container as one design. Design principles apply.

REFLECTIVE: A creative design which contains some components that involve the viewer through use of reflection by means other than a mirror. (It is not a design placed in front of or on a mirror)

SCALE: The size relationship of individual components parts of a design to each other. This is especially important in small and miniature designs. Small and miniature designs follow the same rules as full size, but all parts are reduced in size.

TRADITIONAL: Designs organized according to a set pattern, such as using flowers the way they grow, having gradation in sizes, darker blooms lower in design.




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