Proposal for Rose Arrangement Schedule, Raleigh Rose Show, May 2000

I have accepted responsibility for the rose arrangement schedule for the Raleigh Rose Society's May 2000 show. Here is my proposal so far, and it should be finalized by early in 2000.

Details are below, but I'm choosing as the overall theme Reflections on the New Millenium, though strictly speaking the New Millenium begins in January 2001. We typically have two arrangement niches for full-sized roses and two for miniatures. The themes I came up with are:



Division 3 - Artistic Design Classes

Reflections on the New Millenium

Whether the New Millenium is the year 2000 or 2001!

Arrangement Schedule by Dilip Barman

This is an American Rose Society (ARS) interpretive Rose Arrangement Show. All arrangements are to be the exhibitor's interpretation of the class title. If an exhibitor chooses, a 3"x5" card may accompany each arrangement to assist observers in their interpretation of the design.

Section A: Eligible for ARS Royalty Award
Class 1 Old Fashioned Love in a New Millenium

A traditional arrangement (line, line-mass, or mass). Fresh roses and fresh and/or dried plant material. Staged in a niche 40" high by 32" wide by 18" deep.

Section B: Eligible for ARS Duchess of Arrangements Award
Class 2 Respect, Understanding, and Harmony in the New Millenium

Designer's choice. Fresh rose(s) with fresh, dried, or treated plant material. Staged in a niche 40" high by 32" wide by 18" deep. Entry tag should indicate style (traditional, modern, or oriental).

Section C: Eligible for ARS Miniature Royalty Award
Class 3 A Future of Infinite Possibility

A traditional arrangement (line, line-mass, or mass). Fresh roses and fresh and/or dried plant material. Staged in a niche 9" high by 9" wide by 6" deep.

Section D: Eligible for ARS Artist Award
Class 4 New Technology - The World Wide Web

A modern or abstract arrangement. Fresh roses with fresh, dried, or treated plant material. Staged in a niche 9" high by 9" wide by 6" deep.

Rules and Regulations, Artistic Division

  1. This Division shall be governed by the current procedures and rules of the American Rose Society.
  2. Arrangement classes shall be open to all amateur arrangers registered.
  3. Upon registration, the exhibitor will be responsible for filling the assigned space or ensuring that the space is filled by a substitute.
  4. Each exhibitor is permitted only one entry in each class, but there is no limit to the number of classes an exhibitor may enter.
  5. Entries will be placed by the exhibitor in the designated showroom area between 7a and 10a on Saturday May 13, 2000. Judging will begin at 10:30a. All arrangements must be picked up between 5p and 6p.
  6. Each entry must be the work of the exhibitor. Outdoor-grown roses should be used in all arrangements, but need not be grown by the exhibitor. Roses must be correctly named on the provided entry tag in accordance with ARS rules.
  7. If all roses in an entry are arranger-grown, please put A.G. in the upper right-hand of the entry tag. Such entries winning 1st place ribbons are eligible for ARS gold, silver, and bronze certificates.
  8. The rose must be the dominant flower in all arrangements. Other flowers and foliage may also be used unless stated otherwise in the schedule. Line material may include dry, tinted, or painted material. No artificial flowers or foliage are permitted. Fresh plant material may not be painted, treated, or dyed. Neither plants on the North Carolina Conservation List nor live creatures are permitted.
  9. Bases and accessories are allowed in all classes. Backdrops / drapes may be used, but cannot alter the size of the niche and must be provided by the exhibitor. The niche as provided will be cardboard and sized as specified.
  10. The ARS standard system of awards will be used.
    1. Minimum points for first, second, and third are, respectively, 90, 85, and 80.
    2. High awards require a minimum score of 92.
  11. Decisions of the judges will be final. Judging will be in accordance with ARS rules for judging rose arrangements. Judges are requested to write comments on all arrangements except blue ribbon arrangements, and to note on the entry tags those arrangements winning ARS certificates or awards.
  12. Only judges and clerks will be allowed in the arrangements' section during judging.

ARS Score Card for Rose Arrangements

The arrangements will be scored by ARS-accredited judges according to these 100-point scales.

    Traditional Arrangements
      Design .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 30
      Color combination of roses and other materials   . 25
      Suitability and interpretation .  .  .  .  .  .  . 15
      Distinction and originality .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 15
      Condition .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 15

    Modern Arrangements
      Design .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 35
      Harmony of materials and containers  .  .  .  .  . 15
      Perfection of the rose or roses   .  .  .  .  .  . 35
        (includes quality and condition, color harmony, and distinction)
      Creativity and expresiveness   .  .  .  .  .  .  . 15

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Created: December 28, 1999
Last updated: December 29, 1999