Monday, January 25, 2010


Rules for Exhibitors

1. All exhibitors must register in the cafeteria and receive an exhibitor number.

2. Awards will be presented at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 27.

3. Entries will be accepted from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, March 26 and from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 27. Closing time will be strictly enforced. Show floor opens Friday at 5:00 p.m. and Saturday at 7:30 a.m.

4. Horticulture classes are open to all daffodil growers unless specified otherwise. Judges may not enter any class which they have been assigned to judge.

5. All standard blooms in the horticultural section must have been grown in the open by the exhibitor. Miniatures may have been grown in protected areas.

6. Exhibits which are not named or are incorrectly named will not be judged. Correct classification and labeling shall be the responsibility of the exhibitor. Blooms of seedlings may be exhibited in all classes for named cultivars. All seedlings must be identified by a number designation assigned by the originator. If the exhibitor is not the originator, the name of the originator must be included as part of the identification.

7. Any information on an entry tag, including the exhibitor’s number which could compromise the anonymity of the exhibitor, must be concealed during the judging.

8. Each stem in an exhibit receiving an ADS award must score 90% or more by the ADS Scale of Points.

9. All collections of five or more stems must be exhibited with each cultivar or species in a separate container. Each cultivar or species must be correctly labeled with name and division. Containers for all classes will be furnished.

10. The Youth Division (Section I) is limited to exhibitors 15 years or under. An exhibitor may make up to three entries in each class provided each is with a different cultivar. The Garden Club of Gloucester encourages exhibitors in this section to have directly participated in the daffodil growing and exhibiting process.

11. Miniature daffodils named in the most recent ADS Approved List of Miniatures with any official additions thereto may be shown only in classes for miniatures. An exhibitor may enter any named or numbered, graceful, diminutive daffodil flower in classes for miniature daffodils; however, judges may decline to judge such a flower if in their opinion it is too large to be considered miniature.

12. Only one first, one second and one third award will be given in each class. Honorable Mention awards may also be given, but only if all higher awards are given.

13. Any and all awards may be withheld by the judges if, in their opinion, the exhibit is not worthy. The decision of the judges shall be final, except as stated in Rule 14. However, if a blue ribbon is given in a class eligible for an ADS award, the ADS award may not be withheld.

14. Correct classification and labeling shall be the responsibility of the exhibitor. Color coding not required except in Class 208. ADS authoritative publications for this will be available at the show. No label may be changed, specimens altered, added, removed or substituted after the judging has begun or after an award has been placed. If an error has been discovered in an exhibit after completion in judging, any award placed thereon (ADS, Special or Ribbon) shall be forfeited by the exhibitor. If an error is discovered before judging is completed, the class must be judged again.

15. All specimens are to be shown without daffodil foliage. Boxwood will be provided as the only wedging material. No cotton permitted.

16. Exhibitors are allowed only one entry in each class of the show except Sections D, E, G and I (each entry must be a different cultivar or species).

17. “Colored” as used in this schedule means any color other than white.

18. A reverse bi-color has a predominately yellow perianth and a predominately white cup where “predominately” means at least two adjacent zones must be the designated color.

19. Section F is open to all cultivars, but not species, introduced or in gardens before 1940. All cultivars shall be labeled with name, division number and a year of registration (or introduction) as listed in the ADS Data Bank. No bloom in this section shall be eligible for any ADS award other than the ADS Ribbon for pre-1940 cultivars.

20. The Show Committee reserves the right to subdivide classes by cultivar or color code and if a sufficient number of worthy exhibits is left in the class. Species may be subdivided by their botanical sections.

21. Exhibitors may not disturb or remove exhibits until 4:00 p.m., Sunday March 28. The show will be taken down at 4:15 p.m.