VIRTUAL WORLD OF IRIS
DIVISION II DESIGN IRIS IN SPACE AND IMAGINATION
DESIGN AWARDS AND RIBBONSRibbons awarded will be only one first (Blue ribbon), only one second (Red ribbon), only one third (White ribbon) scoring 80 or above, and one or more honorable mention (Pink ribbon) in each class where merited. There will be four entries to a class. There will be a rosette awarded for each Blue ribbon in each class.
RULES FOR DESIGN EXHIBITORS
Anyone is eligible to enter all classes but are restricted to only one design per class. (you dont want to compete with yourself) Entries may be made by following the How to Enter Rules.
Designs must be submitted by July 31, 2014 and judging will be completed by mid August, 2014.
Each design must have all fresh plant material however dried wood, vines, may be used. It must contain at least two iris of any kind which should be an important part in the design. The name of the iris is not required but if known please include it.
Design must be the work of one exhibitor.
Use of bases, accessories, featured objects is permitted. Treating of other dried plant materials is permitted.
Objects such as feathers, nests, coral, sponges, antlers, horns, etc. are permitted when tastefully used. Nothing artificial, such as flowers, foliage, fruit, berries, or vegetables are permitted.
FRESH plant material may not be treated in any manner. This includes a product to shine the foliage, paint, or any other method.
Exhibitor may include a list of ALL plant materials used. Also an explanation of the design is allowed and encouraged. It may assist the judges with your interpretation.
Judges will be asked for comments on the designs. This will help the exhibitor.
Exhibitor has complete freedom to choose the components to be used in the design. Components include the fresh plant materials, dried wood, vines, containers, bases, featured objects, accressory objects, or such non-plant materials such as wire, tubing, plexiglass, etc.
All living members of the Animal Kingdom, e.g., mammals, birds, fish, etc., and taxidermal representation of the same, are not permitted.
Religious symbols used must be displayed in a respectful manner and in accordance with the policies of local religious organizations.
No American or other national flags may be incorporated into any design, nor be used as underlays, swags, or the like
HELPFUL SUGGESTIONS FOR THESE VIRTUAL DESIGNS AND THE PHOTOGRAPHY.
1. Briefly the Principles of Design will help as you construct your design.
SECTION 1. A FUTURE AWAITS US
(Four designs per class with at least 2 iris for a creative design)Class 1. Cyber Space A creative design with restraint of components depicting the Class theme. Class 2. Imagine the Future What do you imagine the future will be like in a creative design. Class 3. Flair for the Virtual Future Cyber space is a reality and how can you depict it in a creative design.
SECTION 2. DOES VIRTUAL CHANGE TRADITIONS?
(Four designs per class with at least 2 iris or more for a traditional design)Class 4. What will the Traditions be in the Virtual World? A traditional design presenting a mass design suitable for the future. Class 5. Elegance in the Cyber World A mass design depicting your idea of what we should expect in this new world. Class 6. Bright Outlook for the Future Any type of traditional design to describe this class.
SECTION 3. YOUTH IS OUR FUTURE
(Four designs per class with at least 2 iris or more)Class 7. New Ideas and New Thoughts from Youth A design of any type (creative or traditional) using the class description for inspiration. Class 8. Flair for the Cyber World A design depicting your idea of the Cyber World. Class 9. The Future is Here Descirbe the future using imagination in a design.
JUDGES WILL USE THE FOLLOWING SCALE OF POINTS TO DETERMINE RIBBONS. *(For additional help refer to the AIS Handbook for Judges and Show Officials, 2007 Edition on pages 221-229 SCALE OF POINTS Conformance to schedule 10 Design ..35 Principles: Balance, Proportion, Scale, Rhythm, Dominance, Contrast, Unity with 5 points alloted to each Principle Color Harmony ...20 Artistic Concept . .10
Selection and /or organization
Artistic Expression 10 Interpretation of class by exhibitor Distinction ...15 TOTAL ..100