General Rules For Showing

2018 Alabama Gourd Show

October 19 and 20

General Rules for Showing

  • Any individual may exhibit.  Each individual may enter only one exhibit per class and the entry must be the entrant’s own work. Youth categories may have help with things needing adult supervision, such as cutting with saw, etc.
  • Exhibits may be placed between 12 P.M . and  5:30 P.M.  Thursday, October 18th. Judging will begin promptly at 6:00 P.M.
  • Entry tags will be provided and must be attached to each exhibit.  After judging is completed, exhibitor’s name will show on entry tag. Business cards will not be allowed; however, after judging is completed, vendor may put booth number on exhibitor tag.
  • Committee/judges reserve the right to change, subdivide, combine, or relocate exhibits to appropriate classes, to prevent disqualification.
  • Committee/judges have the right to disqualify inappropriate or incorrectly categorized exhibits.
  • Judging will begin at 6 P.M Thursday.  Competition area will be closed to everyone except the judges and assistants during the judging period.  The decisions of the judges will be final.
  • Gourds must predominate in all classes.  No pumpkins, squash, etc. of any kind are to be entered into the Show competition in any class.
  • Any exhibits not picked up at end of Show will become property of ALGS.
  • All exhibits, ribbons, and entry tags must remain in place until the end of the show, 5 P.M., Saturday, October 20, 2018.

General Rules for Awards

  • Ribbons will be given to the top three (3) places in each class.  Honorable Mention ribbons will be awarded in youth categories only.
  • Ribbons will be awarded at the judges’ discretion.
  • Ribbons and entries must be left in place until the end of the Show, 4 P.M., Sunday.
  • Best of Show ribbon for a single entry will be selected, and awarded from  Blue Ribbon winners.
  • President's Award will be selected and awarded  by the President.
  • People's Choice Award will be voted on by the public, and awarded at the dinner on Friday night.
  • Best of Show, President's Award and People's Choice will be announced at the dinner banquet Friday night.
  • Gourd Queen or King will be announced at the dinner banquet Friday night. Points will be calculated from all 1st 2nd and 3rd place ribbons. 1st place ribbons = 3points, 2nd place ribbons = 2points, 3rd place ribbons =1 point (In the event of a tie, winner will be selected with the most blue ribbons.)

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