I know the school year is just beginning for most of you but it is time to start planning for the Georgia National Fair in Perry. Entering projects into the Georgia National Fair is a great way to meet the SAE part of our standards. There is a lot available for your horticulture students at the fair. An incentive for your students is this is a great chance for them to win some individual prize money.
Each chapter is eligible to enter:
- 5 Mini Horticulture Booths (no theme)
- 1 Large chapter Horticulture Booth (Th
- 10 Landscape Drawings - hand drawn or computer generated
- 5 Live plants
- 5 Silk Flower Arrangements
Horticulture exhibits are pages 18-29
Floriculture & Nursery/ Landscape ID Contests
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. Students competing in the ID contests will have 30 mins to identify 25 plants and 5-10 tie breakers. The 25 plants will come directly from the contest ID list. The tie-breakers will be equipment, disorders (seniors only), and plants that also come directly from that event's identification list.
Each school is allowed to enter:
Junior Floriculture ID - 1 or 2 teams
Senior Floriculture ID - 1 or 2 teams
Junior Nursery Landscape ID - 1 or 2 teams
Senior Nursery Landscape ID - 1 or 2 teams
Teams will be assigned competition times once the fair receives your registration. You will receive a separate email from me after registration closes regarding your assigned time. Competition times range from 9:00am - 2:00pm.
Floral Design Competition
The Floral Design Competition at the Fair will be on Tuesday, October 9th. Check in is at 10:30am and the contest will begin promptly at 11:00am inside of the Miller Murphy Howard building. A 30 minute time limit will be strictly enforced. Each chapter can enter up to 2 students (designate junior or senior). Students must bring their own tools and materials and a completed cost sheet. Total cost of the design must be between $25 and $35 based on current wholesale products with NO materials listed as free. Juniors and Senior designs will be judged separately. More information will be sent out separately from Trisha Lastly
Registration & Password
All of the above items must be registered
You must have a password to enter items into the fair. You can email the fair to get your password or if you have your user name and password from last year, those are still good.
Registering ID Teams
- Each ID Team Requires up to 5 separate registrations
- 1 register for each member on the team
- 1 register as a team -
Thanks and let me know if you have any questions!