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Information for Competitors

Chairman: Julie Smith, (704)560-6956
Co-Chairman: Madron Sawyers, (503)805-9475

Exhibits will be in Expo Center

RULES
1. Competition is open to Wilson County Residents, members of the Wilson County Gardeners Guild, Wilson County Master Gardeners, Wilson County FCE Club, or the Nashville Rose Society. Must be over 18 years old.
2. Please pre-register online before Sunday, Aug. 11 to speed up the entry process.
3. Exhibits must be entered at the Expo Center between 1-6:30 PM on Weds., Aug. 14. NO ENTRIES AFTER 6:30 PM. THOSE IN LINE WILL BE SERVED.
4. Bring your entries and GO DIRECTLY to the ROSE SHOW DISPLAY area in the EXPO CENTER where entry tags will be printed for you. Tables, chairs, vases filled with water and preservative will be available for you to prepare your entries for judging. Guidance will be available, but workers cannot prepare your entries for you. If you have a large number of entries or need special assistance, call the chairman.
5. Each exhibit consists of one bloom to a stem, less side blooms, unless schedule states a spray which is 2 or more flowers on the same stem.
6. All exhibits are at owner’s risk, but reasonable precautions will be taken to protect items.
7. No person may enter more than one item per lot.
8. Premiums will be awarded on the decision of the judges.
9. All entries must be free from insects & disease. Diseased entries will be discarded.
10. All entries should be clean and properly prepared for judging.
11. Glassware will be provided until stores are exhausted.
12. The Chairman may subdivide any division or lot.
13. Premiums will be paid on Sun., Aug. 25. All entries will be discarded unless special arrangements have been made with the Chairman. All containers property of the exhibitor/grower MUST be picked up by 1 PM on Sun., Aug. 25. 14. During the Fair, roses that appear wilted may be replaced depending on availability. Please bring extras if you have them.
Division I & II Premiums & Awards

1st - $10 • 2nd - $6 • 3rd - $4 • Superlative - $5

- Queen of the Show: (Division I Lots 1-6): Rosette & Vase
- King of the Show: (Division II Lots 20-25): Rosette & Vase
- Princess of the Show: (Division I Lots 7-14): Rosette & Vase
- Prince of the Show: (Division II Lots 26-33): Rosette & Vase
- Blue Ribbon Challenge I: Award to exhibitor in Divisions I & III that wins most blue ribbons - Rosette & Vase
- Blue Ribbon Challenge II - JJ Tomlinson Sweepstakes Award: Award to exhibitor in Divisions II & III that wins most blue ribbons: Rosette & Vase
DIVISION I - EXHIBITORS WITH MORE THAN 20 ROSE BUSHES
LOT
1. Hybrid Tea/Floribunda, Red
2. Hybrid Tea/Floribunda, Pink
3. Hybrid Tea/Floribunda, White
4. Hybrid Tea/Floribunda, Any Color (except red, pink, white)
5. Hybrid Tea/Floribunda, Full Blown, stamens must be visible, Any Color
6. Hybrid Tea/Floribunda, Spray, Any Color
7. Miniature/Miniflora, Red
8. Miniature/Miniflora, Pink
9. Miniature/Miniflora, White
10. Miniature/Miniflora, Any Color (except red, pink, white)
11. Miniature/Miniflora, Full Blown, stamens must be visible, Any Color
12. Miniature/Miniflora, Spray, Any Color
13. Climbers or Ramblers, Any Color
14. Shrub Roses, Any Color
15. Superlative: Most Fragrant Rose, Any Size, Any Color
16. Superlative: Most Unique Rose, Any Size, Any Color
17. Superlative: Most Beautiful Color, Any Size, Any Color
18. Superlative: Most Petals, Any Size, Any Color
19. Superlative: Largest Rose, Any Color
DIVISION II - EXHIBITORS WITH LESS THAN 20 ROSE BUSHES
LOT
20. Large Rose, Red
21. Large Rose, Pink
22. Large Rose, White
23. Large Rose, Any Color (except red, pink, white)
24. Large Rose, Full Blown, stamens must be visible, Any Color
25. Large Rose, Spray, Any Color
26. Small Rose, Red
27. Small Rose, Pink
28. Small Rose, White
29. Small Rose, Any Color (except red, pink, white)
30. Small Rose, Full Blown, stamens must be visible, Any Color
31. Small Rose, Spray, Any Color
32. Climbers or Ramblers, Any Color
33. Shrub Roses, Any Color
34. Superlative: Most Fragrant Rose, Any Size, Any Color
35. Superlative: Most Unique Rose, Any Size, Any Color
36. Superlative: Most Beautiful Color, Any Size, Any Color
37. Superlative: Most Petals, Any Size, Any Color
38. Superlative: Largest Rose, Any Color
DIVISION III - OPEN TO ANY EXHIBITOR
39. Fresh Rose Sweetheart Bouquet, Corsage or Boutonniere: an item that is meant to be carried by hand or worn on lapel or wrist. Please do NOT include pins or needles to attach to garment.
40. Fresh Rose Arrangement: an arrangement of any style, any color, any size (up to 18” in any direction). Examples are floating arrangement, centerpiece, hostess gift, etc. Exhibitor supplies the container.
41. For the Love of Roses: an item that may be displayed to demonstrate one’s love of roses. The item may be any style, any color, any size, must be less than 5 lbs. Ex: articles of clothing, artwork, photography, or crafts that must feature a rose/s. NON-PERISHABLE ITEMS ONLY. Fresh floral arrangements will not be accepted in this lot. Questions? Call Chairman.
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