SECTION  I – SMALL – UP TO 3 INCHES

Class – 1. White
2. Yellow
3. Salmon-Orange
4. Pink
5. Red
6. Bi-color
7. Rainbow
8. AOC (any other color)

SECTION II – LARGE – 3 INCHES OR MORE

Class – 1. White
2. Yellow
3. Salmon-Orange
4. Pink
5. Red
6. Bi-color
7. Rainbow
8. AOC (any other color)

SECTION III – INFLORESCENCES

Class – 1. White
2. Yellow
3. Salmon-Orange
4. Pink
5. Red
6. Bi-color
7. Rainbow
8. AOC (any other color)

SECTION IV – FRAGRANCES

Class – 1. Classic
2. Floral
3. Fruit
4. Spice
5. Strong and Unique

SECTION V – SPIDERS

Class – 1. White
2. Yellow
3. Salmon-Orange
4. Pink
5. Red
6. Bi-color
7. Rainbow
8. Seedlings – ALL

SECTION VI – SEEDLINGS (RAISED BY THE EXHIBITOR) *
SMALL – UP TO 3 INCHES

Class – 1. White
2. Yellow
3. Salmon-Orange
4. Pink
5. Red
6. Bi-color
7. Rainbow
8. AOC (any other color)

SECTION VII – SEEDLINGS (RAISED BY THE EXHIBITOR) *
LARGE – 3 INCHES OR MORE

Class – 1. White
2. Yellow
3. Salmon-Orange
4. Pink
5. Red
6. Bi-color
7. Rainbow
8. AOC (any other color)

SECTION VIII – SEEDLINGS (RAISED BY THE EXHIBITOR) *
INFLORESCENCES

Class – 1. White
2. Yellow
3. Salmon-Orange
4. Pink
5. Red
6. Bi-color
7. Rainbow
8. AOC (any other color)

SECTION IX – SEEDLINGS (RAISED BY THE EXHIBITOR) *
FRAGRANCES

Class – 1. Classic
2. Floral
3. Fruit
4. Spice
5. Strong and Unique

* SEEDLINGS DO NOT HAVE TO BE NAMED

Flower Show Tips:

  • You CAN enter blooms that are unidentified. Just put “Unknown” or “No ID” in the name field on the form. Seedlings: There are separate categories for seedling entries. A seedling is a plant grown from a seed by the exhibitor. Plants grown from sports or acquired as anything other than a seed (such as a cutting or a sport off of one of your plants) should be entered in Sections I through V. Since growing seedlings involve hard work and persistence, the seedling developers get separate Sections to recognize their hard work. Seedlings do not have to be named.
  • Fragrance Section tips: Since each flower may have its own special fragrance, and you may have a different sense of what a smell should be, use your best judgment as to which class you want to enter the bloom in. Remember that our fragrance judges will judge by smell and not by the name or look of the bloom!
  • While there is no limit on the number of blooms that you can enter, you may only enter one bloom of each variety in a single class. However, flowers entered in normal classes can have a duplicate (second) flower entered in the Scent Division. You are not allowed to dump one tree’s worth of blooms in one Section and Class in hopes of getting a prize.

DISPLAY CLASSES I-V:

Important information for Display Class Registration: If you would like to enter either an arrangement or a photograph in our Display Classes, you must pre-register by August 30th by emailing Kirsten and Noah at PlumeriaFlowerShow@Gmail.com with Display Class Registration listed on the subject line. If you are registering for a Floral Arrangement, please indicate whether it will be a Large or a Small Floral Arrangement. If you are registering for a Lei, please indicate whether it will be a Large or a Small Lei. By registering before Friday, this allows us to determine table set up requirements. If you do not pre-register your entry in the Display Class, and you bring your entry on Saturday, acceptance is based on room/space availability for the Display Class tables.

Plumeria Arrangements (Display Class I): The arrangements must be multi-bloom, in a vase or container, made of natural, non-endangered materials. There is a limit of two arrangements per person

There are TWO classifications of arrangements: Large (18x18x30) and Small (18x18x12) *(LxWxH)

If you pre-register for this section you will be reserving a space. If you DO NOT preregister, we cannot guarantee a space for your entry because of table and room limitations. ** Arrangements must be picked up at 2PM on Sunday, or they will be disposed of.

Plumeria Photograph (Display Class II): You may enter up to TWO 5×7 glossy finish photos (per person). We will mat the photos with a standard mat for display. Photos must be previously unpublished, taken within the last year, only contain flowers and plants, no people, animals or insects.

This year, we are asking that the top 3 winners of this display class submit a digital copyrighted version of their winning photo entries after the show. Judging will be on the physical print, since print quality is one of the criteria.

If Photoshop is used to enhance the photograph, entrants must do their own Photoshop work and not hire someone else to do so. No composite images are allowed.

Entry grants SCPS the right to replicate the photo in a newsletter or other SCPS publications without remuneration; exhibitor’s copyright will be noted in any use.

Exhibitors will not be allowed to keep the mats after the competition, except the top 3 winners.

Photos must be picked up by 2PM on Sunday.

Note: Please pre-register by August 29th by emailing Kirsten and Noah Peraino at PlumeriaFlowerShow@Gmail.com with “Photo Registration” and your name in the subject line.If you are unable to submit your photograph on August 30th (set up day) or August 31st, you may bring your photograph(s) to the August meeting and submit an entry form to Kirsten and Noah Peraino at the Flower Show table.

People’s Choice (Display Class III): You may enter one bloom per person (no inflorescences please). Visitors to the flower show will vote for their favorite bloom by secret ballot on Saturday from 12 PM until 3 PM. The votes will then be counted and the winner announced afterwards. A beautiful rosette ribbon will be awarded for the top bloom!

Educational Poster (Display Class IV): The goal for this display class is to allow poster exhibitors to share their knowledge and experience with the public and fellow society members, to enhance the appreciation and knowledge in the selection, growth, and care of Plumerias.

Information will be placed on a standard black trifold poster board 36”T x 48”W) which will be given to the exhibitors. If the poster requires additional items that cannot be placed on the poster board (for example real flowers, containers, etc.), these items may be placed and fit directly in front of the poster and not encroach upon a neighboring poster. The area is approximately 24” back width, 40” front width, and 29” depth. Per Balboa Park guidelines, there is to be no loose soil or moss on the tables.

Educational posters must be Plumeria related. Sales or promotional materials are not permitted.

All sources for the information presented, including photographs and diagrams, needs to be clearly cited, and that the preference is for it to be the exhibitor’s own work.

Limit of 1 poster entry per person.

Since these boards take lots of planning and work to complete, Exhibitors will be allowed to keep the trifold poster board after the competition. The exhibitor may be asked if the educational poster can be used at SCPS events to be able to share the information with members or the public who did not get a chance to view them at the Flower Show.

Plumeria Lei (Display Class V): Limit of 2 Lei entries per person

NEW: This year you have the opportunity to submit in TWO Plumeria Lei Display Classes – a smaller “lei poo” (head lei) and the longer “lei ai” (traditional neck lei).

There will be a total of 8 judging opportunities! There will be four methods of lei making/classifications (Haku, Humupapa, Kui, and Wili) for both LEI PO’O (between 19 to 22 inches long) and LEI A’I (between 30 to 36 inches long). Measurements do not include 2-inch loop and 2-inch tail.

Plumeria Lei Measurements:

 

All Lei must have a 2-inch loop (for hanging) at the top; with a 2-inch tail at the bottom end (this identifies the top and bottom of the lei). Lei need to be left untied. Measurement will be taken from the knot of the 2-inch loop to the knot at the end of the lei.

Lei Po’o (head lei):

The length of the Lei must be a minimum of 19 inches and maximum of 22 inches long. Does not include 2-inch loop and 2-inch tail.

Lei A’i (neck lei):

The length of the Lei must be a minimum of 30 inches and maximum of 36 inches long. Does not include 2-inch loop and 2-inch tail.

 

Plumeria Lei Requirements:

  • All Plumeria Lei must contain Plumeria blooms as its common element.
  • All Lei shall be made with natural plant materials and limited to flowers, leaves, stems, roots, fruits, pods and seeds.
  • Lei using non-natural material, artificial treatment, or coloring of natural materials are not allowed.
  • String, thread, yarn or dental floss may be used in the construction of the Lei, but NO WIRE OR TAPE.
  • No endangered materials shall be used.

Four METHODS of Lei Making:

  1. HAKU (mounted):  Braiding flowers, leaves, and/or fruit in a three-strand plait of fern, lau ki (ti leaf), hau fiber, etc
  2. HUMUPAPA (basting): Plant materials are sewn to a foundation of dried banana. To sew to a backing fiber, lauhala, lau ki or other suitable materials
  3. KUI (piercing):  Flowers strung together through the center or sides. To string pierced objects, as flowers in a lei.
  4. WILI (twisted):  Plant materials are placed on a backing of lau ki, lauhala, twisted dried banana fiber or other suitable material and wound with fiber or thread around the plant material and backing to bind them together.

Miscellaneous Lei Information:

 

If you are entering a Lei, email Kirsten and Noah at PlumeriaFlowerShow@gmail.com no later than August 21st  so that the display area can be prepared. Each Lei will be accompanied by an entry form and submitted by the exhibitor from 0800-1100 AM on Saturday, August  31st.  Be sure to list the plant/floral/natural material used in the Lei on each entry form, as well as the style (as listed above).

Leis must be picked up on Sunday at 2 PM. If not picked up, they will become property of the Flower Show and donated. There is a limit of 2 Lei entries per person.

See the July and August SCPS Journals for descriptions and samples. Each classification will have ribbons for the top 3 winners with a Rosette ribbon awarded for the overall Best in Display Class.

Check the latest SCPS Newsletter, SCPS website or Facebook page for any last-minute changes in guidelines.

Email Flower Show Coordinators Kirsten and Noah at PLUMERIAFLOWERSHOW@GMAIL.COM with any questions.