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2021-FS_Photography Class_Neel Parikh

The Artistic Classes are the perfect place for individuals to put their artistic skill and talent on display. In the Artistic Classes, exhibitors compete for a coveted blue ribbon in entry categories such as Floral Design, Botanical Jewelry, Photography, and Pressed Plants. Show off your skills with the perfect blend of art and gardening. Details will be posted on this page when they become available. Begin planning your entry today!     

 
Photography Classes 

The Photography Classes will begin accepting entries on October 3, 2022. Take photos now to enter in October! 


Explore the class options below by clicking  +  to expand for class descriptions.

A photograph of a bridge that includes abundant plant material. Color. Print size: Total perimeter measurement: 40” to 50”. Limited to 8 finalists.

A macro image of a flower where the entire frame is filled by the flower details and no background is visible. Color. Print size: Total perimeter measurement: 60″ to 72″. Limited to 12 finalists.

A photograph of an indoor scene that includes plants/flowers and some architectural details of the home or building in which they are located. Color. Print size: Total perimeter measurement: 40″ to 50″. Limited to 8 finalists.

A flat-lay photograph, which is a photo of a composition of carefully arranged objects or parts of objects, lying on a flat surface and captured from directly above. Plant material must be dominant. Color. Print size: Total perimeter measurement: 40″ to 50″. Limited to 8 finalists.

A landscape that includes reflections in the water. Plant material required. Color. Print size: Total perimeter measurement: 60″ to 72″. Limited to 12 finalists.

A portrait of a flower(s) or plant, including the stem/leaves, that is illuminated and photographed in the manner of Botanical Art. Emphasis is placed on the aesthetic value of the flower(s)/plant on a plain or textured background. The perimeter must be outlined with a border. For ideas, check Pinterest. Color. Print size: Total perimeter measurement: 40″ to 50″. Limited to 8 finalists.

Pressed Plant Classes 

In the Pressed Plant Classes, exhibitors transform pressed plant material into stunning works of art. The classes will open for entries beginning October 3, 2022.

May the first rays of sunlight ELECTRIFY the colors of your scene. Will your scene be over the mountain, through a window, peeking out a doorway, or near water? You decide. A framed piece. Limited to 25 entries. See age restrictions below.

Let the excitement of love IGNITE your imagination. From a bouquet of flowers to a kiss -- how do you show your love? Reveal your “BURST of love” pictorially. A framed piece. Limited to 25 entries. See age restrictions below.

WOW us with your 3-dimensional whimsical garden shoe or garden boot design. Your garden footwear (only one shoe or boot) must be completely covered in plant material. Pressed, flat plant material must be predominant. The garden shoe must appear wearable, be under 12″ wide by 18″ tall, and be stable enough to be staged on a pedestal. Limited to 8 entries. See age restrictions below.

Motivate your viewers to want to join your backyard CELEBRATION! Let the combination of color, gardens, lights, water fountains, and more ENERGIZE your guests. A framed piece. Limited to 25 entries. See age restrictions below.

Tropical Oasis Novice Class. Imagine all the EXCITING colors VIBRATING in your tropical vision. Make your viewer want to escape to a tropical island with your spectacular scene. Open only to exhibitors who have not won a blue ribbon in the Pressed Plant Classes at the Philadelphia Flower Show prior to 2023. A framed piece. Limited to 25 entries.

Youth Class. What’s the BUZZ in your landscape? Consider the colorful bugs and insects against your choice of flowers and foliage. Have fun playing with imaginative patterns, color combinations, and flying critters. A framed piece that is any size under an 8”x10” frame, with the exterior molding not exceeding 9 ½” x 11 ½”. Open to students in grades 3 through 12 (through age 18).

For more information, contact the Competitive Classes Team.