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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.