Show Rules

Rules for Exhibitors

        1. Only members of Fantasy African Violet Club are eligible to enter Exhibits in the show.
        2. The latest edition of the AVSA Handbook for Growers, Exhibitors and Judges will be the authority for any cases not covered by specific rules in this schedule.  Qualified AVSA judges using the merit method of judging will judge the exhibits.  Judging will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Friday March 9, 2018.  Only Judges, Clerks, Judges Chair, Show Chair, and Classifications Chair are permitted in the show area during judging.
        3. Horticulture and design entries must be made between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, 2018.  Finishing touches to Design Entries ONLY may be made Friday, March 9 between 8:15 a.m. and 8:45 a.m.
        4. Each exhibitor is required to present a completed Exhibitor’s List of Entries to the Classification table.  Entry forms must be filled out in pencil in case any corrections are necessary.  Each Exhibitor wishing to sell their show plants must submit a Show Plant Sales Form at the time of entering their plants, listing the names of the plants and the price of each plant the Exhibitor wishes to receive.  After Entries the Exhibitor gives the Form to the Show Plant Sales Chair.
        5. If someone other than the owner enters exhibits for the owner, the name of that person must be listed on the back of the Exhibitor’s List of Entries Form.
        6. The classification committee verifies all entries and may reclassify any that are not properly entered.
        7. Only clean healthy plants will be accepted.  Plants entered in the Horticulture Division must have been in the possession of the Exhibitor for at least 3 months.
        8. All African violet plants entered (except trailers and species) must be single-crowned.  All African violet plants must be in bloom.
        9. Double-potting, flared top pots, supports and collars will not be accepted.  Self-watering pots such as Moist-Rite and Oyama, etc., may be entered in colors such as white, black, green or any other neutral tone.  All other plants must be slip potted into neutral colored pots such as white, black, green, etc.  Slip-potting means dropping the pot containing the plant into a pot of the same or just a fraction larger-sized pot.  It is recommended that plastic or aluminum foil be placed in the bottom of the outer pot to prevent leakage onto the table covering.  Exceptions: trailers, trailing species and other Gesneriads may be exhibited into the container they are growing.  The pot must be clean. 
        10. Protective covers, mulches and unobtrusive stakes are permitted for Gesneriads other than African violets.
        11. Gesneriads entered in Class 29 must have some special quality of foliage, coloring, texture, growth habit etc., and not be just a Gesneriad out of bloom.
        12. Exhibitors may enter only one plant of each variety in each class but may enter more than one variety in a class.
        13. Any African violet entered in a Collection is eligible for special awards.
        14. Only AVSA members in good standing may enter in Classes 1, 2 and 3 must present a current membership card with membership number.  An Exhibitor may only enter 1 collection in each Collection Class.
        15. Exhibits in Classes 21 and 22 must not have been shown at a prior AVSA convention show.  The Exhibitor must have originated the seedlings or rights to them must have been released in writing by the originator to the Exhibitor.  Plants grown from purchased seed are the property of the grower.  It is not necessary to obtain permission from the seed’s producer.  Sports and mutants will be exhibited as “Sport of _________.”  If it has been named the name will follow in parenthesis.
        16. “Best in Class” shall be chosen from the blue-ribbon winners in each class.  “Best in Section” shall be chosen from the “Best Class” winners in each section.  Only blue- ribbon winners are eligible for special awards.
        17. Entries in Classes 23 and 24 must be planted in an unusual, novel or decorative container.  Entries must have been in the exhibitor’s possession for at least 3 months, but not  necessarily planted in the container, though it must be planted in the container for show.  Only one entry per exhibitor per class.

        18. Classes may be subdivided or consolidated at the discretion of the Show Committee after entries close. 
        19. The names of exhibitors shall remain covered until all special awards have been chosen.
        20. The show will open Friday, March 9, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. and on Saturday, March 10, 2018 10 a.m. until 4 p.m..
        21. Exhibits may not be altered or removed from the show area until 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2018.  FAVC will provide reasonable protection for the exhibits but will not be responsible for any damage or loss.
        22. A “Novice” is an Exhibitor who has never won a blue ribbon in the Horticulture Division in any AVSA judged show.
        23. In the Design Division the Exhibitor can demonstrate the artistically creative use of African violet plants and blossoms with the theme of the show.  Each class is limited to 6 designs, with the exception of Container Gardens, which is unlimited.
        24. The Exhibitor must pre-enter Designs at the February 2018 meeting.  The American flag, state flags, flags from other nations, plants on the endangered list from any state or nation, artificial plant material, and live creatures shall not be used in any Design Division Exhibit.
        25. All Exhibits must be removed Saturday, March 10, 2018 between 3 and 4 p.m.


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