Show Rules  
  Definitions
1
Unlimited entries per class, per exhibitor, are allowed. , Free.
2
Exhibitors should apply to the Show Secretary for their class cards and name cards immediately on arrival at the Show. Class cards must be placed face downwards with the appropriate entry in each class
3
All plants must have been the property of the Exhibitor for at least three months prior to the Show. Plants must be shown in the final pots in which they have been grown.
4
Whilst judging is in progress, all persons except Judges and Officers of the Society officially retained, must retire from the Show Area.
5
Members will be responsible for writing their own cultivar name cards. No cards other than those issued by the Society will be permitted. If an exhibitor does not know the name of the plant, it should be labelled ‘ Name Unknown ‘. The Judges will endeavour to give the plant its correct name.
6
The Judge will be expected to award a First Prize, even if there is only ONE entry in the class. If there is a tie for First Place, the First and Second Prize money will be divided between the two winners, and in a tie for Second Place, the Second and Third Prize money will be equally divided.
7
Points will be awarded as follows :-
First - 5 points
Second - 3 points
Third - 1 point
In the event of a tie for the most points in the Show, the Award will be given to the competitor gaining the most “ First Prizes ”.
8
Any protest must be made, in writing, to the Show Secretary within One Hour of the official opening. Any such protest will be considered by such members of the committee as are present and available. Any Committee member having an interest in the dispute or objection, cannot act. The Committee shall consult with the judges, to ascertain the relevance of the protest.
9
No exhibit or class card may be removed before the close of the Show without the special consent and in the presence of the Show Manager. Any infringement of this regulation will mean the forfeiture of prize money
10
Whilst every reasonable precaution will be taken, the Salford & Bolton Fuchsia Society will not hold themselves responsible for any loss or damage to exhibits before, during, or after the Show. All exhibits are shown at the exhibitors’ own risk.
11
All plants entered should be free from pests and disease. Any plant considered by the Judge or Steward to be carrying infestation should be reported to the Show Manager, whose decision shall be final.
12
Class 29 :- Unusual Container - this class will be awarded points on a 50 : 50 basis for plant and container. One plant of any cultivar that must have been grown in the unusual container which bears relevance to the cultivar name. The Show Manager shall bring to the attention of the judges, this ruling.
13
Stewards assisting the judges should check correct entries in class, pot sizes and heights of standards.
14
Stewards should be familiar with Judges guidelines which are available from the Show Secretary. Stewards should not converse with the Judges during judging and must not converse with other stewards, but they must be ready to answer questions or clarify points if required.
15
Any matters not provided for in these regulations will be dealt with by the Committee and their decision shall be accepted as final.

Staging of the exhibits may take place between 1.00pm and 5.00pm, on Friday 12th August 2016, and between 7.00am and 9.30am, on the day of the show, Saturday 13th August 2016.

The Opening of the Show, to the general public, will be after the judging has taken place, on Saturday 13th August 2016.

The Presentation of the major awards and prizes will be held on the Sunday 14th August 2016, at 3.00pm..

The Removal of Exhibits - exhibits may only be cleared from the show on Sunday 14th August 2016, after the closing of the show.

All the public will be asked to clear the Show Area at the close of the Show, to enable the Exhibitors only, to collect their plants.

All Trophies are held for one year, the winner giving guarantee of their safe keeping and be returned to the Society at the following July meeting, in a clean condition, ready for presentation at the next show.