YOUTH IN SHOWS
A wonderful part about having an NGC Flower Show is the Youth Division. This division is for young people through age 18 and is described in the Handbook for Flower Shows, Chapter 9. It is a special opportunity for young gardeners and designers to learn and show their special talents.
Their exhibits are judged in a similar manner as the adult divisions. They are eligible to win class awards and Youth Top Exhibitor Awards according to the requirements listed in Chapter 5 of the Handbook.
“Youth can be a part of an adult Flower Show or it can be a Youth Standard Flower Show/Youth Small Standard Flower Show/Youth Specialty Show, sponsored by an NGC Youth garden club, or youth group, or cosponsored with an NGC adult garden club.” Handbook page 88.
“Youth Educational Exhibits require a minimum of six square feet and may be created by more than one youth.” How about an Educational Exhibit celebrating Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday?
Draw our youth toward the enjoyment of being a part of a garden club through the involvement in flower shows.
“Youth can be a part of an adult Flower Show or it can be a Youth Standard Flower Show, Youth Small Standard Flower Show or Youth Specialty Show.”
By Jan Warshaurer
Photos by Jan Warshaurer
Article and photos reprinted with permission by Keeping in Touch, September/October 2019.