February 18, 2014

Entry Form for the DC Area Generiad Show 2014

**UPDATE: March 2014 show is cancelled due to weather-related complications**
The National Capital Area Chapter of The Gesneriad Society will be holding a Show on March 8-9, 2014, and anyone can enter a plant, terrarium, dish garden, artwork, etc. -- provided it meets the rules set forth in the Show Schedule (PDF). The Entry Form (PDF) should be submitted by email ahead of time if at all possible.

PLEASE READ THE RULES in the Show Schedule, which include requirements such as:
  • To enter a plant in the horticultural classes, you must have had the plant for at least 3 months prior to the show. 
  • Plants must be free of disease and pests. 
  • Entries must be brought to the show during the Entries time periods on Friday or Saturday March 7 and 8. 
  • Reservations for spots in certain design classes are due by March 1.  (See the Show Schedule.)
Entrants are encouraged to submit an Entry Form early by email. This will greatly help streamline the entries process on Friday and Saturday. (There is no commitment - you can delete entries on the day.) Details are on the Entry Form. If you have questions, shoot me an email at dcgesneriads at gmail dot com.

If you are submitting an entry that will need extra space such as an especially large plant or an educational exhibit, please note this in your entry form or your design reservation.

If you’re not sure about the spelling of plant names, consult the Checklist. For hybrids, try the Register at The Gesneriad Society.

If you’re not sure about which Class a plant should go in, put down your best guess on the Entry Form. Someone can help you determine the right class when you bring the entry in.

Tip for new entrants: check out Section J on the Show Schedule.

Need visual examples? You can see winners from past Conventions on The Gesneriad Society's website. A fairly comprehensive set of photos of plant entries from 2009 can be seen here. The local show is a smaller scale show so do NOT be intimidated by some of the fantastic plants at the Conventions.)

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