Gainesville Rose Show

Gainesville Rose Society
45th Annual Rose Show
“Angels in our Gardens”
April 13, 2019
    1:00-4:00 P.M. Saturday
Show Chair – Jean Giesel- 352-475-2762

The Tower Club at
The Village
8000 NW 27th Blvd.
  Gainesville, Florida 32606
                   
HORTICULTURE

RULES FOR HORTICULTURAL EXHIBITORS

This show shall be governed by the standard rules, regulations and guidelines of the American Rose Society (ARS).

1. What may be exhibited:  The show is designed for the display of roses grown by the exhibitors in their private outdoor garden.
2. Who may exhibit:  Competition is open to all rose growers regardless of residence.  By entering the competition, the exhibitor agrees to abide by the rules of the show.
3. Entries:  Entries will be received at the preparation area from 6:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.  Exhibits will be placed by the exhibitor, including Challenge Classes.
4. Containers and ARS entry tags will be provided for all specimens.  Boxes, bowls, and palettes will be provided on a first-come basis.
5. Wedging:  Green Styrofoam wedging material will be provided.  Wedging material protruding above the lip of the container will be penalized during judging.
6. Entry limitations:  Exhibitors may make as many entries in as many Classes as desired, unless stated otherwise, but only one entry of a variety is allowed in each Class.
7. ARS ribbons:  First, second, third, and honorable mention ribbons will be awarded for each variety of rose as warranted by the judges. Only blue ribbon entries are eligible for awards. 
8. Rules for the American Rose Society will be followed.  Classification and eligibility will be determined in accordance with Modern Roses XII, the 2019 Official List of Approved Exhibition Names for Exhibitors & Judges, the 2019 edition of the Handbook for Selecting Roses, Modern Roses on-line and Recent Registrations on the ARS website. 
9. Judging will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be based on a comparison of approach to perfection of the individual variety.  At the time of judging an exhibition rose should be at its most perfect phase of beauty, which is usually one-half to three-fourths open.
10. Disqualifications:  An entry will be disqualified for any of the following reasons: misnamed; misclassed, misplaced; unlabeled or mislabeled; a foreign substance on foliage, stem or bloom; side buds on a specimen that is to be shown without side buds; exhibitor’s name in wrong place; stem on stem, except Old Garden Roses and Shrub Classes. 
11. Points: The ARS scale of points will be used as follows:
Form                25        Stem & Foliage             20
Color                20        Balance & Proportion    10
Substance         15        Size                              10
12. Visitors’ hours:  The Rose Show will be open to the public from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday.  Awards may be claimed at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, exhibits must remain in place until the end of the show.

HORTICULTURE SCHEDULE


Hybrid Teas, Grandifloras, and Their Climbing Sports
Specimen Classes

Class 1.  One bloom per stem, no side buds, at exhibition stage.
Queen – Best blue ribbon winner.
 ARS Certificate and Award
King – Second best blue ribbon winner.
  ARS Certificate and Award.
Princess – Third best blue ribbon winner.
   ARS Certificate and Award.
Court of Honor.  Next three best blue ribbon winners.

Class 2. A spray, two or more blooms, side buds permitted.  Single types not eligible.  ARS Certificate and Award.

Class 3. Fully-open, one bloom per stem, without side buds, stamens must show.  Singles excluded.  ARS Certificate and Award.

Class 4.  Single Hybrid Tea 4-8 petals, stamens showing.  Single specimen or spray allowed. ARS Certificate and Award.

Challenge Classes


Class 5.   Collection of three specimens, one bloom per stem, the same or all different varieties.  Award.

Class 6.  English Box.  Six blooms at exhibition stage, without foliage, no more than two specimens of one variety.  One entry per exhibitor.  ARS Certificate and Award.

Class 7.  Rose on water.  One bloom at exhibition stage, no foliage, staged floating on water in a goblet.  One entry per exhibitor.  ARS Certificate and Award.

Class 8.  Pretty as a Picture.  One bloom, foliage allowed, exhibited in a frame provided by the Show Committee on a first come basis.  One entry per exhibitor.  Award.
  

Floribundas


Class 9.   One bloom per stem, at exhibition stage, without side buds.  Singles not eligible.  ARS Certificate and Award.

Class 10. Spray of one stem with two or more blooms in various stages of development.  ARS Certificate and Award.

Class 11.  Painter’s palette of five blooms without foliage and at least three different varieties.  One entry per exhibitor. Award.

Class 12. Floribunda Floater.  One Floribunda bloom, exhibited at the most perfect phase of beauty, no foliage, staged floating on water in a goblet.  One entry per exhibitor.  Award.

Climbers, Ramblers and Polyanthas


Class 13. Large flowered Climber (LCl), Climbing HT (Cl Ht), Hybrid Giantea (HG), or Hybrid Wichurana (H Wich) May be exhibited as one bloom per stem and be disbudded, or as a spray.  Those varieties that have a bush counterpart (HT, FL, Mini) must be exhibited in the same class as their bush counterparts. Examples of Climbing Hybrid Teas that have no bush counterpart are Aloha and High Noon. ARS Certificate and Award.

Class   14. A Polyantha spray.  ARS Certificate and Award.

Old Garden Roses and Shrubs


Class 15. One specimen OGR with one or more blooms, introduced prior to 1867.  ARS Dowager Queen Certificate and Award.

Class 16. One specimen OGR with one or more blooms, introduced in 1867 or after.  ARS Victorian Certificate and Award.

Class 17. Classic Shrub Only those Shrubs with the subdivision of Hybrid Kordesii, Hybrid Moyessi, Hybrid Musk, and Hybrid Rugosa, one specimen, one or more blooms.  Unwanted side growth may be removed subject to penalization. ARS Certificate and award.

Class 18. Modern Shrub Shrubs identified with the generic classification of Shrub (S).  One specimen, one or more blooms. Unwanted side growth may be removed subject to penalization.  ARS certificate and award.

Class 19. Rose on Water 5-7 blooms of any OGR or Shrub rose, no stems or foliage, any combination and color. One entry per exhibitor.  Award

Miniatures and Minifloras

Specimen Classes

Class 20. Miniature, one bloom per stem, no side buds, at exhibition stage.
    Queen – Best blue ribbon winner.
  ARS Certificate and Award.
    King – Second best blue ribbon winner.
 ARS Certificate and Award.
    Princess – Third best blue ribbon winner.
  ARS Certificate and Award.

Class 21. Miniflora, one bloom per stem, no side buds, at exhibition stage.
                Queen – Best blue ribbon winner.
 ARS Certificate and Award.
                King – Second best blue ribbon winner.
  ARS Certificate and Award.
                Princess – Third best blue ribbon winner.
  ARS Certificate and Award.

Classes 22-30.  Miniature or Miniflora entries accepted, except Class 26 which cannot be a mixture.

Class 22. A spray with two or more blooms.
 ARS Certificate and Award.

Class 23. Fully-open, one bloom per stem, without side buds, stamens must show. Singles excluded.  ARS Certificate and Award.

Challenge Classes
Class 24. Three one bloom per stem, same or different varieties, in one container. Award.

Class 25. Cycle of bloom.  Three one bloom per stem of same variety, without side buds, showing the three stages of development: (1) the bud with sepals down and petals beginning to unfurl; (2) the bloom at exhibition; (3) the fully open bloom with stamens showing.  Staged in Separate Containers.  Award.

Class 26. English Box.  Six blooms at exhibition stage, all Miniature or all Miniflora, without foliage, no more than two specimens of one variety.  One entry per exhibitor.  ARS Certificate and Award. 

Class 27. Rose on water. One bloom at exhibition stage, no foliage, staged floating on water in a small goblet.  One entry per exhibitor. ARS Certificate and Award.

Class 28. Painter’s Palette. Five blooms at exhibition stage, without foliage, at least three varieties.  One entry per exhibitor. Award.

Class 29. Pretty as a Picture.  One bloom, foliage allowed, exhibited in a frame provided by Show Committee on a first come basis.  One entry per exhibitor.  Award.

Class 30. Six one bloom per stem specimens, without side buds, same or different varieties, staged in one container.  Award.

Class 31.  Single Roses (4-8 petals), single specimen or spray may be shown.  ARS Certificate and Award.

Novice Class

Class 32. Novice. Open to anyone who has never won a blue ribbon in an ARS Show. One specimen of any rose category.  Exhibitor may enter as many roses as desired with no duplications of variety.  ARS Certificate and Award.
  
Most Fragrant Rose

Class 33. Fragrance. One specimen of any rose class entered for fragrance.  This class to be judged by the public visiting the Show between 1:00-3:00 PM.  Award.

Judges Class

Class 34. Judges. Open only to ARS judges working this Show.  One variety of any class at exhibition stage.  ARS Certificate and Award.

Best of Show

Class 35. The Best of Show Award.  The ARS Judges will select the Best of Show from among the winning entries on the Horticultural Awards Table, at the close of judging.  ARS Certificate and Award



PHOTOGRAPHY SCHEDULE
“Angels in our Gardens”


Guidelines and Rules for Photography

Exhibitors:  All entries must be of outdoor grown roses and photographed by the exhibitor.  Each exhibitor agrees to conform to the rules and regulations of the show.

Classes: Competition in all classes is open to all exhibitors.  Membership in a rose society is not required.

Entries:   Exhibitors are limited to six (6) entries for the show. No photograph may be entered more than once.  More than one entry may be made in a class provided roses are of a different variety. Previous winners of an ARS sponsored event may not be entered.  Entries will be accepted between 7:00 am and 10:30 am on Saturday, April 13, 2019.  The preparation area will open at 6:00 am.  Entries will be placed by the placement committee.  Official entry tags must be used and will be furnished by the show committee.  Both sections of the tag must be completed and include class, variety (ARS Approved Exhibition Names must be used), and exhibitor’s name and address.  Entries should be identified with exhibitor name and address on the back of the mat (not visible to the judges).  Preprinted labels may be used.  Entries remain on display until the end of the show, Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 4:00 pm. Photos will be 8” X 10”, landscape or portrait, film or digital, color or black and white.  Exhibits will be mounted and matted (outside dimensions must be 11” X 14” and black color).  Supplies will be provided by the show committee and available on first come basis. Mats become the property of the exhibitor.  Cropping is allowed, however the rose must be identifiable.  Digital manipulation of the image is prohibited.  Garden photos may be of a public or private garden.  It is not a requirement that the exhibitor grow the roses photographed.  However, exhibitor grown photographs are eligible for the ARS Gold, Silver and Bronze Certificates.

Judging:  Judging will be by ARS Horticulture and/or Arrangement judges and an experienced photographer.  The decision of the judges will be final.  Judging begins after entries close and only designated show workers are allowed in the show area until judging is completed.

The judges will use the following scale of points:

        Conformance…………………………. 5  points
              Conformance to schedule required
        Specific Section………………………. 50 points
               Representation of class and originality
        Composition………………………….  15 points
               Points of interest, simplicity,
              contrast, balance, framing, viewpoint
        Technique ……………………………..15  points
               Correct exposure, lighting, sharp
               focus of subject and other technical factors
        Distinction…………………………….15  points
                                      Total                    100 points
                       
Awards:  One first, second and third place ribbon may be given by variety in each class.   Multiple fourth place ribbons may be awarded. The best of class will be selected from the blue ribbon winners.  The best of class entries will be eligible for Queen, King and Princess.  ARS Gold, Silver and Bronze Certificated may be awarded to the best in class entries that are exhibitor grown.  EG (Exhibitor grown) must be shown in the upper right corner of the entry tag.  Judges may reward or withhold awards as an exhibit merits. 

General:  The show is open to the public at the conclusion of judging and is free of charge.  The Gainesville Rose Society, the Village nor any member of the show committee will assume responsibility for liability for loss or damage to any person or property.

Photography Classes

(Photography Best of Show Award will be selected from the Best of Class Awards)

Class 1.  One Bloom (HybridTea, Grandiflora, Miniature or Miniflora) Rose should be at Exhibition Stage (Center petals not unfurled, center at highpoint with bloom one half to three fourths open.  Best of Class award.

Class 2.  One Open Bloom (Hybrid Tea, Grandiflora, Miniature or Miniflora)  Rose is to be open bloom and stamens must show.  Best of Class award
  
Class 3.  One miscellaneous bloom (Floribunda, Polyantha, Shrub, Climber or Old Garden Rose)  Rose is to be at the most perfect stage of beauty.  Best of Class award

Class 4.  One Spray (Any type or variety) The spray must have two or more blooms and may have side buds. Best of Class award

Class 5.  Macro Subjects are to be photographed at very close range.  Photos must include some part of the rose and may include other objects. Best of Class award

Class 6.  Garden Scene photos must include roses and may include other plants and/or garden art. Best of Class award

Class 7.  Arrangements may be either standard or miniature and style may be traditional, modern, oriental or a bouquet.  Name of arranger must be noted.  Best of Class award

Class 8.  Novice (Restricted to an exhibitor who has not won a blue ribbon in an ARS show.  Roses may be of any variety.  Ribbon and award given.
  
ARRANGEMENTS

Angels in our Gardens

RULES FOR ARRANGEMENTS EXHIBITORS

The Gainesville Rose Society follows ARS Rule and Practices for Rose Arrangements as follows: 

1.  All roses must be outdoor grown and of high quality.
2.  A rose or roses must be the dominant flower.  Flowers other than roses, fresh plant material and dried and/or treated plant material may be used, unless prohibited in the schedule.            
3.  The ARS Approved Exhibition Name of each rose must be written on the entry tag.  An entry with misnamed or unnamed roses will be penalized.
4.  One entry per exhibitor is allowed in each class, but an exhibitor may enter as many classes as desired.  More than one exhibitor from the same garden may enter the same class. 
5.  Accessories are allowed unless otherwise stated.
6.  Artificial plant materials are not permitted.  Use of artificial plant materials and/or use of roses not grown outdoors will result in disqualification.
7.  Painted or dyed fresh plant materials and live creatures are not permitted and use of these will result in severe penalty.
8.  Plant material on state conservation lists is prohibited and its use will result in a severe penalty.
9.  The American flag or the flag of any country may not be used as a decoration and its use will result in a severe penalty.
10.  Exhibitors are responsible for maintaining the entry in a fresh and presentable manner.
11.  The number of entries in a class will not be limited unless space is not available. 
12.  An arrangement incorrectly placed in one class when it should have been in a different class will be judged in the class in which it has been placed.                         
13.  All exhibits must be the work of the exhibitor.
14.  No one but the exhibitor may touch or move an arrangement.  However, in special circumstances, if all efforts to locate the arranger have failed, an arrangements chairman may carefully move an arrangement.
15.  The ARS Standard System of Awards is used.
                             A. Minimum points for first, second and third are 90, 85, or 80 points, respectively.
                             B. High awards require a minimum score of 92.  This should be evident in a noticeably higher quality.
16.  ARS Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal Certificates.
                             A. Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal Certificates may be awarded to the highest, second highest, and third highest scoring  Arranger Grown entries selected from the top three first place winners in Classes 1-6.
                             B. Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal Miniature Certificates may be awarded to the highest, second highest, and third highest scoring Arranger Grown entries selected from the top three first place winners in Classes 7-10.
                             C. Entries competing for ARS Medal Certificates must write AG (for arranger grown) on the entry tag.                
17.  Only one first place ribbon will be awarded in each class.  An award will be given for the first place winner in each class.  Fourth place (honorable mention) ribbons may be awarded.
18.  Exhibitors entering this show must agree to abide by these ARS rules.

PLEASE NOTE:    Entries will be received from 7:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Judging begins at 10:30 a.m. The decision of the Arrangement Judges is final. The Gainesville Rose Society will not be responsible for your arrangements or containers. The GRS Rose Show Committee and the Sponsors of this Rose Show will exercise all due precautions for safety of individuals and exhibits, but neither shall be held responsible for loss or damage to person or property.  It is your responsibility to remove your arrangement promptly at the close of the Rose Show.  If you cannot do this, the Chairperson,  Jean Giesel  (352-475-2762) betty.giesel@gmail.com must be advised of your intentions.  Pre-registration is not required, but would be appreciated.  Contact Jean for questions.  

Score Card for Judging Rose Arrangements

Conformance (5 points per Category) ………….……….…..15 points
a. Naming of roses correctly named,
b. Conformance to type of design,
c. Other specific requirements of schedule
Design (5 points per principle)………………………..…….30 points
Balance, dominance, contrast, rhythm, proportion, scale
Perfection of the rose(s), including other plant material….....30 points
Creativity and Expressiveness……………………………....15 points
Distinction…………………………………………...……....10 points
               Unique, sets the design apart, superiority in every respect
Includes technical execution and construction
Total………………………………................……100 points


ARRANGEMENTS SCHEDULE

"“Angels in our Gardens”

Standard Arrangements

Staging for Classes 1-4, will be staged in white niches, 22 inches wide, 13 inches deep and 36 inches high, on white-covered tables. Exhibitors may provide their own freestanding niche or background as an integral component of the design not to exceed the size restrictions.  There are no height restrictions for Standard designs.  However, designs may not extend beyond the niche or background.

                        Standard Traditional Arrangement: 
                        Eligible for the ARS Royalty Award.

          Class 1    “Tom’s Treasured Roses” A Line-Mass design.                       
          Class 2    “The Earl of Roses” A Line design
                         
                        Modern Arrangement
                        Eligible for ARS Artist’s Award.

          Class 3     “Bouquets to Linda”  Modern Freeform Design
                               
                        Arrangements In The Oriental Manner:
                        Eligible for the ARS Oriental Award.

          Class 4    “Velvet Petals for Veda”
                        An arrangement in a low or medium container or compote, in a naturalistic style e.g. shoka, shoka shimptai, moribana, etc..

          Class 5     “Roses Touched Tucker”
           
                          Duke of Arrangements: 
                          Eligible for Duke of Arrangements Award.

Fresh roses any classification type with or without other fresh and/or dried plant material.  Size of arrangement is larger than 10 inches but must not exceed 20 inches in height, width or depth. Designer’s choice of style, which must be stated on the entry tag. (May be Traditional,                           Modern or In the Oriental Manner).  No accessories are permitted.

Table Class
Eligible for the ARS Court of Etiquette Award

         Class 6    “Tribute to Roses and Friendship”
                          A standard informal exhibition table is a non-practical artist display of elements suggestive of serving a meal.  Dishes may be stacked, suspended, placed on an easel, etc.  Napkins or other appointments may be grouped or presented in creative ways.  Requirements are a dish for food, a vessel for drinking and a rose arrangement.  Other component or accessories may be used.  No flatware is allowed.  Design not to exceed 24 inches in width or 18 inches in depth. 


Miniature Arrangements

Only those varieties classified as Miniature and/or Miniflora Roses may be used in any of these arrangements.  Staging will be at eyelevel on a white-covered table in white niches, 10” wide, 10” high and 10” deep.   Designs may not extend beyond the niche.

                        Traditional Designs Using Miniatures:
                        Eligible for the Miniature Royalty Award.

        Class 7      “Roses Smiled on Sarah”  
                        A traditional line or line mass design. 

                        Modern Arrangements Using Miniatures:
                        Eligible for Miniature Artist’s Award.

         Class 8     “Lee’s Rose Buds”  
                        A Modern Free Form design.

                       
                        Arrangements In the Oriental Manner:
                        Eligible for Miniature Oriental Award

         Class 9     “Bob’s Beautiful Rose Stories”
                        A free style design.  May be in a low or medium container or compote, in a naturalistic style, e.g., shoka, shoka shimptai, moribana, etc.

Novice Arrangements

                        Restricted to those who have never won a first place arrangement ribbon in an ARS rose show.  (Novice arrangers may also enter any other class except Classes 10 & 11)    Eligible for the ARS Novice Certificate.

        Class 10     “Praise the Rose”  Designer’s choice (Standard or Miniature) of arrangement, Traditional, Modern or    Oriental Manner.  Arranger must write choice on entry tag.  No accessories permitted.

                        Judges Arrangements

                        Eligible for Best Judges Entry Certificate.  Only judges judging this show are permitted to enter this class.

       Class 11     “Tribute to Friends” Standard Design.  Exhibitor may choose the type of design, which must be written on the entry tag.  Table space to 30”W & 30”D will be provided.

       Class 12    “A Moment in Time” Miniature Design. Exhibitor may choose the type of design, which must be written on the entry tag. Space allowed, conform to 10x10x10.”


Gainesville Rose Society
Middle and High School Rose Photography Show
April 13, 2019
Tower Club at The Village, 8000 NW 27th Blvd., Gainesville
Photography Classes
Class 1 – One bloom (Any rose type, variety or species).  Rose is to be at its most perfect phase of beauty.  There should not be other roses or buds in the photograph.
Class 2 – One Open Bloom (Any rose type, variety, or rose species). Rose is to be an open blossom and stamens must show.  There should not be other roses or buds in the photograph.
Class 3 – One Spray (Any rose type, variety, or rose species).  The spray must have two or more blossoms of the same variety and may have buds.   A spray has multiple blossoms from one single stem.
Class 4 – Macro (Any rose type, variety, or rose species and must include some part of a rose or rose plant and may include other objects such as insects).  Subjects are to be photographed at very close range.
Class 5 – Garden Scene Photos must include roses and may include other plants, and/or garden art, and/or hardscaping.  Include the name of the garden on the entry tag. 
Class 6 – Creative Interpretation (Any rose type, variety, or rose species). Photo(s) can be manipulated using unusual lighting, photo editing software, abstracted, enhanced, or material can be “photographed” using a scanner.  Cutting and pasting is useful.  Use your imagination and creativity. Include a name for your creation.  It is not necessary to identify the rose(s) used.   



Guidelines and Rules
All entries must be of outdoor grown roses and have been photographed by the individual exhibitor.  Each exhibitor agrees to conform to the rules and regulations governing the show.  Competition is open to all Middle and High School students.  The show committee chair may disqualify any entry that does not conform to the stated rules prior to the entries being judged.
Entries
Exhibitors are limited to a total of 5 entries for the show.  No photograph may be entered more than once.  More than one entry per exhibitor may be made in a class provided roses are of different varieties in Classes 1 through 4.   Entries will be accepted  April 9-11  at Westwood Middle School and at the show venue from 4 to 5 p.m. on April 12 and from 8 to 9 a.m. on April 13.  Entries will be placed by show volunteers.  Entry tags will be provided by the show committee and must be used by the exhibitors.  Both sections of the tags must be completed (except exhibitor number).  Exhibitors should place their name on the back of the matted photograph.  Address labels may be used.  Entries remain in place until the end of the show at 4 p.m.  April 13.  Although the committee will attempt, to return photos not picked up at this time, there is no guarantee they will be returned.
Photos will be 5x7”, landscape or portrait orientation, and may be film or digital, color or black and white.  Photos will be matted using black 8x10” mats.  Matting supplies and entry tags will be provided in advance by the show committee for Westwood school students and on request.  Photos must also be backed with stiff cardboard, foam board, etc.  Cropping is allowed for all classes.  Grooming of roses is encouraged and artificial backgrounds may be used.   Only subtle digital manipulation is allowed for Classes 1 - 5. 
One first, second, and third place ribbon may be given in each class if merited.  Multiple 4th place ribbons may be awarded.  Queen, King, and Princess will be awarded to the top photos if merited. 

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