Flower Show Judges in Kentucky have their own council.
Click on Event Title to see online entry and map941-321-9230 firstname.lastname@example.org | Flower Show Judges Council ~What: Symposium ~Where: McCracken County Cooperative Extension Campus Paducah Kentucky ~When: Tue 28 Jun 2022 – Thu 30 Jun 2022 (All Day Central Time)
The Kentucky Council of Nationally Accredited Flower Show Judges is pleased to present an NGC approved Flower Show Symposium. Symposia are primarily intended for Flower Show Judges to maintain their credentials, but all garden club members interested in learning more about flower shows, floral design, and horticulture are encouraged to attend.
The Horticulture component, taught by Jan Griffin, will feature Hollies & Hydrangeas. The Design component, taught by Claudia Bates, will feature Multi-Rhythmic & Cascade Designs. Two Allied Topics will also be presented: (1) Pressed Flower Note Card (a Hands-On activity) and (2) Floral Design Mechanics.
For the public, attending a Symposium offers a different view of flower shows and more particularly, flower show judging—something that often mystifies exhibitors. When the doors to a flower show open, we see the result of the judge’s work—the placement of ribbons—but we know little about why a particular entry was judged blue ribbon worthy. Attendees witness firsthand how judges train to evaluate both horticulture exhibits and designs. Plus, they gain valuable insight into what makes a blue ribbon winner.
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The Kentucky Council of Nationally Accredited Flower Show Judges cordially invites you to join us for its Symposium June 28-30, 2022.
National Garden Clubs (NGC) has developed a new program to promote NGC Flower Shows. The program involves the Kentucky Judges Council to encourage and mentor clubs wishing to hold a flower show by providing information and support on schedule writing, awards, and procedures and then to guide the club through the flower show process. This … Continue reading “A Fresh Look at Flower Shows”