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(Printed 2000-Oct-25)

SHOW SCHEDULE . OAKVILLE A.V.S.
"ODYSSEY 2000" - Saturday, December 2nd, 2000
at "THE KENSINGTON", 25 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, Ontario from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM

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HORTICULTURAL SECTION - SPECIMEN PLANTS

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SECTION I - COLLECTIONS:

1. AVSA Collection of three different registered standard varieties, all of the same type (three single crown standards or three standard trailers) or three different species, regardless of type.

2. AVSA Collection of three different registered varieties of the same type (three single crown miniature, or three miniature trailers, or three single crown semi-miniatures, or three semi-miniature trailers).

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SECTION II STANDARD PLANTS - NON-VARIEGATED PLANTS, ANY SIZE BLOSSOMS

3. White, Cream, Blush tones

4. Red, Fuchsia, Wine, Pink, Rose, Coral, tones

5. Blue, Purple, Lavender, Orchid Tones

6. 2-Tone, Multi-Colour, Fantasy

7. Edged

STANDARD PLANTS VARIEGATED FOLIAGE

8. White, Cream, Blush tones

9. Red, Fuchsia, Wine, Pink, Rose, Coral, tones

10. Blue, Purple, Lavender, Orchid tones

11. 2-Tone, Multi-Colour, Fantasy and/or Edges

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SECTION III MINIATURES [6" DIAMETER] Single/Semi-double, Double

12. White, Cream, Blush tones

13. Blue, Purple, Red, Fuchsia, Wine tones

14. 2-Tone, Multi-Colour, Fantasy and/or Edged (any non-solid colour)

15. Variegated (any colour blossom)

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SECTION IV SEMI-MINIATURES [8" DIAMETER] any foliage

16. White, Cream, Blush tones

17. Blue, Purple, Red, Fuchsia, Wine, tones

18. 2-Tone, Multi-Colour, Fantasy and/or Edged (any non-solid colour)

19. Variegated (any colour blossom)

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SECTION V - SPECIES

20. AFRICAN VIOLETS SPECIES [any]

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SECTION VI -AFRICAN VIOLETS TRAILERS

21. Standard Trailers

22. Miniature & Semi-Miniature Trailers

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SECTION VII - SPECIAL CLASSES

23. Window-Sill Grown Violets (not an AVSA judged class)

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SECTION VIII - AFRICAN VIOLET GROWING IN:

24. Unusual container

25. Teacup

Note: This is HORTICULTURE, not DESIGN. (Plant must be owned/grown three months by Exhibitor)

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SECTION IX -GESNERIADS (NON-VIOLETS) -IN BLOOM:

26. Tuberous (as Sinningia)

27. Rhizomatous (as Achimenes, Smithiantha)

28. Fibrous Rooted (Episcia, etc)

GESNERIADS (NON-VIOLETS) GROWN FOR FOLIAGE (non-Violets)

29. Gesneriads with ornamental foliage (as Episcias) NO blossoms or buds showing.

Note: This is NOT for "any gesneriad not in bloom".

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SECTION X - EDUCATIONAL & A.V.S.A. & A.V.S.C. EXHIBITS

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SECTION XI - CONTAINER GARDENS

30. Dishgarden: "TERRA FIRMA"

Miniature garden with one or more blooming African Violets and other growing plants. All plants must be planted in the container; no cut plant material permitted; accessories optional.

31. a) 12" Terrarium b) 16" Terrarium

"NEW BEGINNINGS". Depict the transition to a new millennium.

A 'covered' terrarium (glass or saran wrap may be used for cover) with one or more blooming African Violets and other growing plants. All plants must be planted in the container; no cut plant material permitted; accessories optional. Where steam builds up, please vent lid.

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SECTION XII - INTERPRETIVE FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS staged in niches (provided)

A design using fresh cut A.V. blossoms. Accessories, backdrops are optional.

32. INTERPRETIVE FLOWER ARRANGEMENT: "MOONSCAPE" - depict a design to show the excitement - we're on the edge of the new millennium!

33. BUBBLE BOWL."BENEATH THE WAVES" - An underwater design, using marine bowl, brandy snifter, etc. using A.V. blossom(s) and live material. Accessories optional.

34. MINIATURE ARRANGEMENT "TINY STARS" A very small A.V. blossom arrangement - displayed in a shadow box (approx. 4" x 4").

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SECTION XIII INTERPRETIVE PLANT ARRANGEMENTS staged in niches (provided)

35. "PEACE ON EARTH" - depict a design to show hope for the future. Entries must consist of one or more blooming plants REMOVED from their pot(s), used in a design. Other than the plant(s) themselves, fresh cut, dried, treated and painted plant material may be used. No artificial plant material.

NOTE: Where niches and miniature boxes are used, entries are limited to available space.

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SPECIAL EXHIBITS DIVISON - DESIGN DIVISION

In this Division, the emphasis is on artistic design ability (as opposed to cultural perfection as in Horticulture). Plants, blossoms, etc. need not have been grown by exhibitor. 'Container Garden' classes may be divided by size, if more than one size of container entered; (i.e. large & small terrariums). Each container garden entry must be accompanied by a 3" x 5" white card listing all plant material used. Unlike horticulture shows which use large-flowered plants, the accessories & containers used in this Division tend to be more restrained in size and colour, in keeping with the delicate Star of the Show - the African violet. Accessories should be kept to a minimum. The theme can be inferred - example: you can hold your hand up with thumb down, point & people will know you're indicating a gun. In Design Division, rather than exact interpretation/depiction, it is enough that the components are not at odds with the 'type of' theme - delicate, harsh, light, dark, etc. or tropical versus beach, although some interpretation can be helpful.

"Niches" are 3-sided enclosures approx. 22" high x 18" wide by 16" deep, usually with pastel coloured lining material (supplied by entrant) covering back portion. Designs usually rest on a "stand" (supplied by entrant) as part of design. Mechanics must be hidden.

The Miniature Arrangement is usually in a very small (up to 2" high) 'vase' or similar container with 1 or more A.V. blooms and line material.

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DESIGN DIVISION RULES

1. Classes shall be open to all members of Oakville African Violet Society.

2. Exhibitors shall be limited to one entry in each design class. All entries must be originated and executed by the exhibitor.

3. African Violets MUST be emphasized. NO artificial plant material permitted. However, dried, treated, painted and colored plant material shall be allowed.

4. Accessories and draping shall be permitted in all classes except Dishgardens and Bowls.

5. No exhibit shall be removed after entry. Exhibitors shall replace spent blossoms with fresh ones only after the show is open (after the judging is completed).

6. Plants may be purchased at any time for the Design Exhibits, but all shall be disease and insect free [i.e. plants, blossoms, etc. need not have been grown by exhibitor].

7. Each container garden entry must be accompanied by a 3" x 5" white card listing all plant material used. Exhibitor's interpretation of the title may also be noted on the card.

8. Reservations for Classes 34 and 36 should be made with Show Chairman by set up time.

9. All design entries will be checked by the Classification Committee to ensure that they conform to the schedule.

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HORTICULTURE RULES

1. All exhibitors must be members in good standing of Oakville African Violet Society. All Collection exhibitors must be members in good standing of AVSA and OAVS. The current AVSA Handbook for Exhibitors, Growers and Judges will be the authority in all cases not covered by a specific rule.

1A. "Rule 6" Since there is no commercial class, commercial members may enter any class.

2. Exhibitors must submit an Entries List to the Classification or Show Chairman prior to December 1st, 2000 [set-up night]. All plants must be named, but are subject to correction by the Classification Committee. Last minute adjustments to individual lists may be made at Entry Time. [Some plants may not make it - others may surprise you and look good enough to enter at the last minute.] AVSA Master Variety Lists will be available for reference

3. Entry Books will be closed promptly at 9 p.m., December 1st, late entries will be accepted FOR DISPLAY ONLY. This rule applies to both pre-entered and last minute entries. All exhibits must remain until the show closes on December 2nd, 2000. After entry, exhibits may be moved or touched only by personnel of Classification, Entries or Placement Committees. This rule does not apply to Design Division entries.

4. Reasonable protection will be provided, but all entries are made at the exhibitor's risk.

5. All exhibits will be merit judged, using the appropriate Scale of Points, as defined in the current AVSA Handbook for Exhibitors, Growers and Judges. Only Blue Ribbon exhibits will be eligible for special awards. Judging will start at 8:00 a.m., Saturday, December 2nd, 2000.

6. All judges will be AVSA JUDGES. DECISIONS OF JUDGES ARE FINAL.

7. Any number of plants may be entered in each class by an exhibitor, but only one plant of a particular variety may be entered in the same class. An exhibitor may, however, enter plants of the same variety in several classes, such as a Collection Class, unusual container class, and the appropriate color classes.

8. All entries must be disease and pest free, clean, and subject to inspection before entry. Collars, supports and grooming aids must be removed.

9. All African Violet exhibits must be in bloom, and must be single crowned, except for trailers and species.

10. All HORTICULTURE Entries must have been in the possession of, and grown by the exhibitor for at least three months prior to the show.

11. Containers in the HORTICULTURE DIVISION (except for classes exhibiting trailers, unusual containers, and gesneriads) must be green plastic, clean and free of all visible marks. The exhibitor's name and plant name should be affixed to the bottom of the pot. Protective covers are permitted for those gesneriads that require them.

12. A NOVICE is an exhibitor who has never before entered a plant and won a Blue Ribbon in a judged African Violet Show.

13. The Sweepstakes Award will be presented to the exhibitor winning most Blue Ribbons in the Horticulture Division, In the event of a tie, Red Ribbons will be counted, then White.

14. SALE of SHOW PLANTS: Members wishing to sell plants must submit a list of plants on Friday evening, December 1st, 2000, indicating the Class they are in, and Prices, to the person in charge of sales. 20% of the selling price will go to the Oakville African Violet Society.

15. "Rule 12" An exhibit may not be altered or removed after judging until the show is closed except to replace blossoms in a design.

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