Cyber Diamond Celebration
75th Anniversary of AVSA
Class 1. Standard Plants, Any Color Blossoms, Green Foliage
Class 2. Standard Plants, Any Color Blossoms, Variegated Foliage
Class 3. Semiminiature Plants, Any Color Blossoms, Green Foliage
Class 4. Semiminiature Plants, Any Color Blossoms, Variegated Foliage
Class 5. Miniature Plants, Any Color Blossoms, Any Foliage Type
Class 6. Trailing Plants, Any Color Blossoms, Any Foliage Type, Any Size
Class 7. Species
Class 8. All Episcias, Fibrous Rooted (in bloom or grown for ornamental qualities other than bloom)
Class 9. All Other Fibrous Rooted Gesneriads (in bloom or grown for ornamental qualities other than bloom) including Aeschynanthus, Codonanthe, Columnea, Nematanthus, Petrocosmea, Primulina, and Streptocarpus
Class 10. Tuberous Gesneriads (in bloom or grown for ornamental qualities other than bloom) including Chrysothemis, Nautilocalyx, and Sinningia
Class 11. Rhizomatous Gesneriads (in bloom or grown for ornamental qualities other than bloom) including Achimenes, Kohleria, Smithiantha, and intergeneric hybrids
Section 1: Interpretive Plant Arrangements
Designs using one or more African violet plants (with or without bloom). Fresh-cut, dried, treated, or colored plant material plus man-made material (other than artificial plant material) may be used. Accessories are optional. Designs may be shown in niches or on an open table.
Class 12. “75th Anniversary Celebration”
Section 2: Interpretive Flower Arrangements
Designs using fresh-cut African violet blossoms, foliage, and other plant material. Dried, treated, or colored plant material plus man-made material (other than artificial plant material) may be used. Accessories are optional. Designs will be shown in niches or on an open table.
Class 13. “Diamonds Are Forever”
The design consists of an underwater design or any other type of interpretive flower arrangement.
Section 3: Container Gardens
Miniature gardens with one or more blooming African violets and other growing plants. All plants should be planted in the container and no cut material is permitted. Accessories are permitted. Designs will be displayed on open tables. Containers are not to exceed 24 inches in any direction.
Class 14. Container Gardens
The design can be any type of container garden, including a dish garden, natural garden, or a terrarium.
SPECIAL EXHIBITS DIVISION
Section 4: AVSA INFORMATION
Class 15. AVSA information by invitation only.
Cyber Show Rules
- Only AVSA members in good standing and registered at this convention are eligible to enter exhibits. If you would like to join, go to africanvioletsocietyofamerica.org and click on the “Join AVSA” link.
- Entries will be accepted online from Thursday, May 6, until midnight on Friday, May 28, and shall be submitted online at the 2021 AVSA Cyber Diamond Celebration website at https://africanvioletsocietyofamerica.org/cyber/. Online entries will require: Exhibit name (plant or design), exhibitor name, AVSA membership number, local affiliate name, home state/province, email address, and cell phone number. The exhibitor’s email address, cell phone number, and AVSA membership number will not be published and will be used only by the classification committee should questions arise.
- Exhibitors will be limited to five (5) total entries.
- One photo of each exhibit shall be submitted. Each photo file name must be named the same as the plant name or design class (ex: “Amethyst.jpg” or “DiamondsareForever.jpg”). Photos of horticulture exhibits must be of the entire plant viewed from the side or from above and must show both foliage and blossoms unless it is a gesneriad shown for ornamental qualities other than bloom. Photos of designs should be taken from the front and should capture the design in its entirety. Show photos will be viewable on the 2021 AVSA Cyber Diamond Celebration website on Thursday, June 3, 2021.
- Questions may be directed to the Virtual Show Committee at 2021ShowQs@avsa.org.
- Only clean, healthy plants which have been in the possession of the exhibitor for at least three months will be accepted.
- Exhibitors may enter only one plant of each named variety in a class.
- All African violet exhibits in the Horticulture Division must be in bloom.
- All African violet exhibits, except species and trailers, must be single crown plants.
- All African violets species, cultivars, and other gesneriads shall be correctly named; or they will be subject to correction by the Classification Committee. Entries will be verified by the Classification committee; and if they do not conform to the description, the exhibitor will be notified, and the entry will not be posted. However, all cultivar names need not be listed in AVSA publications.
- Commercial members may enter any class.
- Gesneriads, other than African violets, in Classes 8–10 may be exhibited in open or closed environments.
- Only one entry per exhibitor is permitted in each class.
- All entries must be the creation of the exhibitor.
- Use of the American flag or flags of any nation, artificial plant material, live creatures and plants on the State Conservation list are prohibited.
- African violets must be used in all classes but need not be grown by the exhibitor.
- African violet plants used in Interpretive Plant Arrangements do not have to be in bloom.