Floral Designs with Irises

VIRTUAL WORLD OF IRIS

DIVISION II – DESIGN – IRIS IN SPACE AND IMAGINATION

DESIGN AWARDS AND RIBBONS

Ribbons 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

  1. Anyone is eligible to enter all classes but are restricted to only one design per class. (you don’t want to compete with yourself) Entries may be made by following the How to Enter Rules.

  2. Designs must be submitted by July 31, 2014 and judging will be completed by mid August, 2014.

  3. 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.

  4. Design must be the work of one exhibitor.

  5. Use of bases, accessories, featured objects is permitted. Treating of other dried plant materials is permitted.

  6. 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.

  7. FRESH plant material may not be treated in any manner. This includes a product to shine the foliage, paint, or any other method.

  8. 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.

  9. Judges will be asked for comments on the designs. This will help the exhibitor.

  10. 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.

  11. All living members of the Animal Kingdom, e.g., mammals, birds, fish, etc., and taxidermal representation of the same, are not permitted.

  12. Religious symbols used must be displayed in a respectful manner and in accordance with the policies of local religious organizations.

  13. 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.

  • Balance is achieved by placing equal weight, either auctual or visual on opposite sides.
  • Dominance is not usually noticed but requires the use of some component to dominate—more of one color than another, more of one form than another.
  • Proportion is the overall relationship of the components used. The scale of the plant materials to each other is also considered.
  • Rhythm is the a dominant visual path the eye follows through the design.
  • Contrast can be achieved using different materials, differerent colors, textures, etc.
2. Using iris of the same color/cultivar help with the distinction of a design in the creative designs. Creative designs have a restriction of plant materials and can have abstraction as the designer chooses. However the iris should dominate.

3. Containers can dominate a design and take away from the plant materials. It is suggested to use neutral colored containers with no distracting colors and avoid transparent glass vases.

4. The background for the design should be an large area and color that will show off the design and give some contrast for the photograph. It should also not have a pattern that will distract from the design. No niches are to be used—a plain wall would work, for instance. However, the surface the design is placed on can enhance the design. This is an “underlay” and should not be distracting but complimentary to the design.

5. For the mass designs avoid crowding the plant materials so the forms of the flowers and foliage can be determined.

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 kiss

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


 

-- BobPries - 2014-01-17
Topic revision: r3 - 10 Jun 2014, BobPries
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