Floral Design Guidelines

Division I Floral Design Guidelines

  1. Please carefully read and follow the Rules, General Information and Timetable for Exhibitors.
  2. An exhibitor is permitted only one entry per class, but may enter more than one class.
  3. Two exhibitors my enter together in classes 1,3,4,5,6 & 7. Class 2 may have 1-4 exhibitors. All exhibitors must be listed on the registration card.
  4. If forced to withdraw, an exhibitor(s) must notify the registration chairman and class consultant, and find a substitute unless there is a waiting list for the class.
  5. Only registered exhibitors my create and complete the design. All designs must be executed on the show floor. Complex components requiring extensive time for construction may be fabricated ahead of time and assembled during the allotted installation time.
  6. Only Exhibitors and Show Personnel may be on the show floor during installation and judging.
  7. Movie title for each entry is required at registration for Classes 1,3,4,5,6 & 7. Leading Lady must be named at time of registration for Class 2.
  8. All staging provided by the Atlanta Botanical Garden Flower Show will be painted with Sherwin Williams, dmvo40 Sabre Grey.
  9. A Statement of Intent of 25 words or less is required for all entered at the time of installation.
  10. Accessories are permitted unless otherwise state in class description.
  11. Mechanics should not be visible unless they are an integral part of the design.
  12. Although permitted, the use of cut fruits and vegetables is discouraged and should only be undertaken with proper treatment to prevent spoilage and insect contamination.
  13. Dying or painting of fresh plant material is not permitted.
  14. Live fish, birds, insects or reptiles of any kind are not permitted.
  15. Tops of pedestals may not be enlarged or draped. Tables in Class 6 may not be enlarged, but may have an additional drape.
  16. Anything not prohibited in the Floral Design Division Guidelines, or individual class descriptions is permitted.
  17. Judging will be based on:
    The principles of design: Balance, Contrast, Dominance, Proportion, Rhythm and Scale; and the elements of design: Light, Space, Line, Form, Color, Texture, Pattern and Size. Creativity is important, as are Distinction, Conformance to and Interpretation of the class and Exhibitor’s Guide.

  18. Scale of Points for judging is as follows:
    Design: 35 points
    Interpretation: 20 points
    Creativity: 20 points
    Distinction: 15 points
    Conformance: 10 points
    TOTAL: 100 points