Georgia National Fair 2011 The Georgia National Fair in Perry is only 9 weeks away so it is time to start planning. The fair is a wonderful opportunity for students to exhibit his/her landscape designs, live plants, floral designs, minibooths, and chapter booth displays as well as compete in ID contests. Prize money is awarded to all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place recipients in addition to ribbons. Online registration for FFA youth exhibits starts August 9th, all exhibits must be registered online before Sept 18th. All of the items below are due on the fairgrounds by Monday, October 3rd. All of these exhibits are shown in Heritage Hall. Please read this carefully as several changes have been made this year. Each chapter is eligible to enter •5 Mini Horticulture Booths (no theme) Section chapter winner $100 & Plaque and Reserve Section winner $50 & Plaque •5 Research Horticulture Booths (no theme) Section chapter winner $100 & Plaque and Reserve Section winner $50 & Plaque •1 Large chapter Horticulture Booth (Theme - Sustainable Landscaping) Section chapter winner $300 & Plaque and Reserve Section winner $200 & Plaque •25 Landscape Drawings - Section chapter winner $40 and Reserve Section winner $30 •5 Live plants - Section chapter winner $40 and Reserve Section winner $30 •5 Silk Flower Arrangements (Theme - The Beauty of Going Green) Section chapter winner $40 and Reserve Section winner $30 - Chapters may also enter teams for the ID contests at the fair. This is great practice for the area competitions. The fair also awards prize money and plaques and ribbons for the Top 2 Teams and Top 10 Individuals. •Jr and Sr Floriculture and Jr and Sr Nursery/ Landscape will be held on Tuesday, October 11th. The contest will be drop in between 10AM and 2PM and will be located inside the Roquemore Conference Center beside Heritage Hall. Students get into the fair for free if they are competing that day. •Floral Design Competition at the Fair will also be on Tuesday, October 11th with check in at 9:30 and contest starting at 10:00 in Heritage Hall, the theme is "The Beauty of Going Green". Each chapter is allowed to enter 2 students and students must bring their own materials. Cost of the design, including any accessories, must be between $15 and $25 based on current wholesale products. Please check the GNF website for more specific changes in the rules for this contest. Prizes include section winner $100 & Plaque and Reserve Section winner $50 & Plaque Entering projects at the Georgia National Fair is a great way to meet the SAE part of our standards as well as a great way for your chapter to win money. The more items you enter, the more points you receive. The top chapter award is $500 & plaque and 2nd is $250 & plaque. See the Georgia National Fair website for more information. REGISTRATION: All of these exhibits and contests must be registered on line at the Georgia National Fair website. Registration is now open. All exhibits must be registered before Sept 18th. You can visit the fair website http://www.georgianationalfair.com/ and select "Youth Educational Exhibits" from the competition icon at the top of the screen.