HORTICULTURE PRIZEBOOK

Rules and Regulations

VIRTUAL HORTICULTURE DEPARTMENT

Important Information

  • Entries MUST be made online at: https://www.assistexpo.ca/lindsayex
  • ENTRIES CLOSE - 11:59pm on Friday, September 11, 2020
  • JUDGING - Opens promptly after entry deadline, no late entries will be accepted
  • Virtual LEX Icon - Available for download from this link. Must be included in all submission photos.
  • Visit our Virtual Competition Resources page for more information on photographing and submitting entries
  • Where size is specified, remember to include a photo with a ruler or tape measure to show dimensions

    COMMITTEE

    Chairperson Evelyn Chambers; Amy-Jo Archer, Bev Fisher, Mary Hughes, Kim Teatro


    RULES & REGULATIONS

    1. There will be NO ADMINISTRATION OR ENTRY FEES for the 2020 Lindsay Exhibition. Due to the impact of COVID-19, we are unable to provide prize money for competitions at the 2020 Lindsay Exhibition. Virtual ribbons and placings will be awarded, results will be available online at www.lindsayex.com. Voluntary donations can be made in lieu of entry fees during entry submission. All proceeds go to supporting the Lindsay Agricultural Society in 2020.
    2. ALL EXHIBITS MUST BE GROWN BY THE EXHIBITOR IN 2020.
    3. ENTRY DEADLINE: Entries must be submitted online to www.assistexpo.ca/lindsayex by 11:59 PM FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2020. ABSOLUTELY NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DEADLINE as judging may begin immediately.
    4. ENTRIES ALLOWED: Exhibitors may make ONE ENTRY only in each class.
    5. DESIGN: An exhibit of flowers (or a composite exhibit) covering a definite number of specimens, or given area, arranged to create a pleasing effect. A display is to be judged both for the quality of the material used and for the artistry of the result. This term should be used rather than “Collection” if artistic effect is to be stressed.
    6. ALL GENERAL RULES of the Society which are applicable will apply.
    7. JUDGES will use the Ontario Judging Exhibiting Standards as their guide.
    8. The Virtual LEX Icon must be visible in all submissions to verify the source. The Icon is available to download from this link. The Icon must be printed and included in a lower corner of the photo frame, while obstructing as little of the project as possible.
    9. Lindsay Exhibition reserves the right to display exhibitor names and entries in an online gallery following the completion of judging as well as on social media platforms.
    10. Exhibitors are to upload TWO photos for each class, unless otherwise specified. These photos are used to show two different angles for each entry.
    11. In classes that ask for multiple blooms or stems, all are to be photographed together in an appropriate container, unless otherwise specified.
    12. Unless otherwise specified, entries should be photographed on a plain white background. If that is not possible, the background should be as distraction-free as possible. The entry should be centered in the photo/video and occupy as much of the frame of view as possible.
    13. Using the allotted number of photos, each bloom must be visible in at least one photo.
    14. Photos/videos may be taken using any device equipped with a camera, this includes smartphones, tablets, digital cameras, etc.
    15. SUBMISSIONS ARE TO BE THE ORIGINAL PHOTOS/VIDEOS WITH NO ADJUSTMENTS OR ENHANCEMENTS. Minimal photo cropping is permitted to help centre the project in the photo. ANY OTHER ADJUSTMENTS OR ENHANCEMENTS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO BRIGHTNESS, SHARPENING, EXPOSURE, THE APPLICATION OF PHOTO FILTERS, AND PHOTOSHOPPING ARE NOT PERMITTED UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED.
    16. Accepted file types:

    Photos: JPEG, JPG, PNG, TIFF


    PHOTO & VIDEO SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

    Welcome to the first ever Virtual Lindsay Exhibition! We understand that a virtual exhibition is a new format for most of our exhibitors and may pose challenges for entry submissions. We created this section to help our exhibitors ensure that the photos and videos they submit properly represent the quality of their entries and enable the judges to view the entries in a similar manner as they would in person. Please pay special attention to the guidelines we have laid out in this section to ensure your submissions properly showcase the work you have put into your projects. For more tips, examples and links to tutorials, please visit the Virtual Competitions Resource page on our website, Virtual Competition Resource Page.

    General

    Photos

    Flowers
    - If making multiple entries, plan to photograph everything in one session and upload media for all entries at the same time.- Unless otherwise specified, use a white background for all photos. If it is impossible to use a white background, choose a background that has minimal distractions. Remove or avoid background distractions that take focus away from your exhibit or that make the exhibit hard to see clearly.- Flowers are best photographed from straight on or from a low angle, to show both the container and the blooms.
    - Avoid the use of flash- Take multiple photos, then select the best from the group. This increases your chances of capturing a photo that accurately portrays your work.

    - Examples of appropriate photos are available on our Virtual Competition Resources page.

    - The project should occupy as much of the photo frame as possible. Adjust the camera angle and distance form the object to maximize the space occupied by the exhibit.- Any device with a camera can be used. Make sure to focus your entry before taking the photo by tapping the screen on a smartphone or tablet or lightly depressing the shutter button on a digital camera.


    - Natural lighting is the most reliable source for quality photography. Keep the light source behind the camera to avoid darkening the image and make sure that no shadows appear in the frame of view.- Accepted photo file formats: JPEG, JPG, PNG, TIFF
    - Double check that your file types match the accepted file types before submitting your entry.



    78: Plants



    PLANTS - DIVISION 78

    PLEASE NOTE: Plants to be exhibited in pots. Cleanliness of pots will be considered in judging. The exhibitor must have grown all exhibits in the following classes for at least the past 3 months.

    Please read the revised rules and submission guidelines carefully to ensure your project is properly submitted. Visit our Virtual Competition Resources page for more information.

    Helpful Information:

    - Find examples and tutorials on our Virtual Competition Resources Page

    - Find the Virtual LEX Icon by clicking here

    - Read through the Photo & Video Submission Guidelines on page 2 before submitting

    Classes:

    1.

    Tuberous Begonia

    - 1 specimen

    2.

    Flowering Begonia

    - 1 plant, fibrous

    3.

    Coleus

    4.

    Geranium

    - 1 plant in bloom - single flowered (5 petals)

    5.

    Geranium

    - 1 plant - double or semi-double

    6.

    African Violet

    - single crown

    7.

    African Violet

    - double or semi-double - single crown (anything over 5 petals)

    8.

    African Violet

    - 1 plant with trailers - any colour

    9.

    African Violet

    - 1 plant - miniature - any colour

    10.

    Open - any other flowering plant in bloom

    - named

    11.

    Open - any other non-flowering plant, other than coleus

    - named

    12.

    Cacti or Succulent or Exotic

    - 1 plant, named

    13.

    Fern in a Pot

    - photographed hanging

    79: Cut Flowers

    CUT FLOWERS - DIVISION 79

    Please read the revised rules and submission guidelines carefully to ensure your project is properly submitted. Visit our Virtual Competition Resources page for more information.

    Helpful Information:


    RULES & REGULATIONS

    1. The exhibitor must grow all exhibits under this section.
    2. Each entry must have the number of blooms called for; otherwise exhibits will be disqualified.
    3. A bud showing colour is considered a bloom.
    4. All stalks must be cut above the ground.
    5. No foliage allowed except that which is adhered to stems.
    6. All exhibits in the following classes are to be exhibited in one container.
    7. Multiple stems or blooms are to be exhibited in a clear vase.
    8. Where size is specified include one photo with a ruler or tape measure to show dimensions.

    Classes:

    15.

    Calendula

    - 3 blooms

    16.

    Snapdragons

    -3 spikes, short fancy - photographed in a suitable container

    17.

    Snapdragons

    - 3 spikes, tall - photographed in a suitable container

    18.

    Dahlias

    - 3 blooms - decorative - any colour

    - photographed together in one container

    19.

    Dahlias

    - 1 bloom, cactus - any colour

    - photographed together in one container

    20.

    Dahlias

    - 1 bloom, semi-cactus - any colour

    - photographed together in one container

    21.

    Dahlias

    - 3 blooms, pompom - any colour

    - photographed together in one container

    22.

    Sedum

    - 3 stalks

    23.

    Annual Sweet Pea

    - 3 stems - any colour

    24.

    Collection of Annuals

    - minimum of 3 species, named

    25.

    Asters

    - 3 blooms, white or cream

    26.

    Asters

    - 3 blooms, pink

    27.

    Asters

    - 3 blooms: violet, purple or dark blue

    28.

    Asters

    - 3 blooms, red

    29.

    Asters

    - 3 blooms, mixed colours

    30.

    Gladioli

    - 3 spikes, all same colour

    31.

    Gladioli

    - 1 spike, any colour

    32.

    Gladioli

    - more than 3 spikes, any colour

    34.

    Marigolds

    - 3 blooms, double - over 5 and up to 10 cm bloom dimension - any colour

    - Include one photo showing bloom dimension using a ruler
    - Visit our Virtual Competition Resources Page for examples

    35.

    Marigolds

    - 3 blooms, double - over 10 cm bloom dimension - any colour

    - Include one photo showing bloom dimension using a ruler
    - Visit our Virtual Competition Resources Page for examples

    36.

    Marigolds

    - 3 blooms, single - any colour or colours

    37.

    Zinnias

    - 3 blooms, dahlia flowered - any colour or colours

    38.

    Zinnias

    - 3 blooms, giant cactus flowers - any colour or colours

    39.

    Zinnias

    - 3 blooms - any colour or colours - 5cm and under

    - Include one photo showing bloom dimension using a ruler
    - Visit our Virtual Competition Resources Page for examples

    40.

    Coneflower

    - 3 stems, Echinacea species

    41.

    Lavatera

    - 3 stems, named

    42.

    Rudbekia

    - 3 stems

    43.

    Rose

    - 1 bloom - grandiflora, some foliage - any colour

    44.

    Rose

    - 1 bloom - tea, some foliage - any colour

    45.

    Rose

    - 1 - floated in suitable container

    46.

    Rose

    - 1 spray, miniature

    47.

    Cosmos

    - 3 stems - any colour

    48.

    Chrysanthemum

    - 3 sprays - hardy single

    49.

    Chrysanthemum

    - 3 sprays - hardy double

    50.

    Petunias

    - 3 sprays - hardy double

    51.

    Petunias

    - 3 sprays - double

    52.

    Hydrangia

    - 1 stem, any colour

    53.

    Sunflower

    - single flower on 1 stem - any colour

    - photographed in an appropriate container

    54.

    Sunflower

    - multi-flowered on 1 stem - any colour

    - photographed in an appropriate container

    55.

    Any Other Annual

    - 3 stems, named

    56.

    Any Other Perennial

    - 3 stems, named

    80: Displays

    DISPLAYS - DIVISION 80

    PLEASE NOTE: Quality and arrangement to be considered 50/50 in judging. Foliage or filler may be included.

    Please read the revised rules and submission guidelines carefully to ensure your project is properly submitted. Visit our Virtual Competition Resources page for more information.

    Helpful Information:

    • Find examples and tutorials on our Virtual Competition Resources Page
    • Find the Virtual LEX Icon by clicking here
    • Read through the Photo & Video Submission Guidelines on page 2 before submitting
    • Where size is specified, remember to include a photo with a ruler or tape measure to show dimensions

    Classes:

    57.

    A Table Centerpiece

    - maximum 30 cm in diameter

    - photographed from all sides
    - Include one photo showing the diameter using a ruler
    - Visit our Virtual Competition Resources Page for examples

    58.

    Decorative Design with Marigolds

    - not to exceed 30 cm in diameter

    - forming a wheel
    - Include one photo showing the length using a ruler
    - Visit our Virtual Competition Resources Page for examples

    59.

    An Arrangement in a Shot Glass

    60.

    Fantastic Foliage

    - a design using foliage only

    - not hanging

    61.

    Dried Arrangement

    - with natural accent colour (need not be grown by exhibitor)

    - must include grasses and dried flowers, at least 30 cm high
    - Include one photo showing the height using a ruler
    - Visit our Virtual Competition Resources Page for examples

    62.

    Hanging Outdoor Basket

    - minimum of 2 species - floral garden - growing material

    63.

    Hanging Outdoor Basket

    - minimum of 2 species - foliage garden - growing material

    64.

    Quilt Block Flower Cake

    - design in a cake pan - not to exceed 25 cm x 25 cm

    - Include one photo showing the length using a ruler
    - Visit our Virtual Competition Resources Page for examples

    65.

    Arrangement of Flowers in a Ladies Handbag

    - maximum 30cm in height

    - Include one photo showing the height using a ruler
    - Visit our Virtual Competition Resources Page for examples

    66.

    Best Things in Life Are Free

    - portion of driftwood, berries and leaves

    - all natural materials (need not be grown by exhibitor) - maximum 45 cm in any direction
    - Include one photo showing the length using a ruler
    - Visit our Virtual Competition Resources Page for examples

    67.

    "Home Grown Fun"

    - all succulents - not to exceed 30cm in any direction

    - Include one photo showing the length using a ruler
    - Visit our Virtual Competition Resources Page for examples

    68.

    Miniature Garden Glass Container

    - no height restrictions - size not to exceed 10 cm in diameter

    - Include one photo showing the diameter using a ruler
    - Visit our Virtual Competition Resources Page for examples

    69.

    Arrangement in a Cup & Saucer

    70.

    Display of Hosta Leaves

    - minimum 3 stalks, not to exceed 5 stalks

    81: Specials

    SPECIALS - DIVISION 81

    Please read the revised rules and submission guidelines carefully to ensure your project is properly submitted. Visit our Virtual Competition Resources page for more information.

    Helpful Information:

    • Find examples and tutorials on our Virtual Competition Resources Page
    • Find the Virtual LEX Icon by clicking here
    • Read through the Photo & Video Submission Guidelines on page 2 before submitting
    • Where size is specified, remember to include a photo with a ruler or tape measure to show dimensions

    Classes:

    71.

    Theme Special - incorporate our theme "Home Grown Fun"

    - in a metal container, not to exceed 30cm in any direction

    - Include one photo showing the length using a ruler
    - Visit our Virtual Competition Resources Page for examples

    72.

    Wine, Candles and Roses Centerpiece

    - Not to exceed 45 cm in height

    - Include one photo showing the height using a ruler
    - Visit our Virtual Competition Resources Page for examples

    73.

    Farm & Fashion

    - flower arrangement in a woman's shoe and man's boot - to complement each other

    74.

    Song of Nature

    - using weathered wood and flowers - not to exceed 45 cm in length or height

    - Include one photo showing the length using a ruler
    - Visit our Virtual Competition Resources Page for examples

    75.

    Family Outing Wreath

    - not to exceed 50cm in diameter

    - Include one photo showing the length using a ruler
    - Visit our Virtual Competition Resources Page for examples

    76.

    "What's New in Your Garden"

    - 3 stems in a vase, named

    77.

    Decorative Collection of Named Herbs

    - minimum of 3 species

    78.

    Whispering Winds

    - using branches or vines to create a line arrangement

    - in memory of Gary Barker

    79.

    Miniature Arrangement

    - not over 13 cm in any direction, including container

    - Include one photo showing the length using a ruler
    - Visit our Virtual Competition Resources Page for examples

    80.

    For Our Grandparents

    - dried or fresh material may be used - no plastic or artificial material - not to exceed 50 cm in any direction

    - Include one photo showing the length using a ruler
    - Visit our Virtual Competition Resources Page for examples

    81.

    An Arrangement Using A Farm Toy

    - tractor or wagon or truck - not to exceed 50cm in any direction

    - Include one photo showing the length using a ruler
    - Visit our Virtual Competition Resources Page for examples

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