Show Entry / Display Plants Information
Bring your beautiful plants for the show, and win great prizes! We encourage everyone to bring as many display specimens as possible to show. Prizes include highly coveted ribbons and increased gift certificates!
✨ BACPS Bucks ✨
This year winners will receive BACPS Bucks – a gift certificate to be used at any of the participating vendors on the day of the show & sale!
✨ Thank you to our 2023 BACPS Bucks vendors! ✨
Bryce’s Bog and Garden
Kat’s Ping Party
Rainbow Carnivorous Plants
The Sun Dewd
Show/Display Plant Entries and registration on LAFAYETTE St:
9am – 10:30am
Judging of Show Plants: 10:30am – 11:45am
Winners Pick up Prizes from Show Room: 12pm
Show Plants Viewing / Showroom: 12pm – 4pm
Pick up your Show Plants & Show Prizes: 4:15pm – 5pm
How to Enter:
Entrance to the Show Room is on Lafayette St.
Entries must have been grown by the individual for more than 6 months. Plants that were purchased within 6 months of the show will be disqualified. All registrants must fill out a plant registration form at the table outside the display room. If you want to save time, entry forms are available below to print and fill out before you arrive.
Once plants have been registered, volunteers will be available in the display room to help with the placement of the plants and direct exhibitors to where their entries should be placed.
There will be separate tables for entries by professional growers and hobbyists. Bring in your best!!!!
Winner’s Gift Certificate Amounts:
Best in Show
Individual Display Categories:
Who can Enter:
HOBBY VENDORS: Can enter general contest
PROFESSIONALS: Professional vendors may only enter into the “Professional Grower” category. These will only be judged for first place so bring your best!
ROOKIES: If you are a new CP enthusiast and this is your first show, you are eligible for a Rookie Award. Rookies must have been in the carnivorous plant hobby for two years or less. This means the grower started growing carnivorous plants between 2020 and now. On the third line of your entry form, print “Rookie.” In addition to being eligible for the Rookie Award your entry will be eligible for all other awards and will be judged with the other entries.
The Display Entry Categories:
Venus Flytrap: Dionaea
Sundew: Byblis, Drosera, Drosophyllum, Roridula
American Pitcher: Sarracenia
Asian Pitcher: Nepenthes
Other Pitcher: Brocchinia, Cephalotus, Darlingtonia, Heliamphora
Aquatic: Aldrovanda, Genlisea, Utricularia
Arrangement: Dish garden, Terrarium, Bog Garden
Art Work: Sculptures, Photography, Arrangements, Paintings, etc.
Rookie award: Any category (except Art Work) – see “ROOKIES” above
Best in Show
The following criteria, as applicable, will be applied to plants entered in BACPS judged competitions:
Horticultural excellence will be the primary factor in making awards. Entries that are comparably well-grown will be differentiated by quality of presentation.
Difficulty of cultivation will be considered in evaluating horticultural excellence. Rarity by itself is not a consideration.
- Horticultural Excellence (70 points)
- Vigor: maturity, size, form, color
- Health: no diseases or pests; no blemishes from disease, pests, sunburn, etc.
- Attention to details: balance and symmetry, training, spacing, condition of companion plants
- Presentation (30 points)
- Overall appearance: aesthetically appealing, eye catching
- Grooming: dead leaves & flowers trimmed, weeds removed, pot clean
- Attention to details: container complementary to plant, unobtrusively staked, top dressed if needed
Please note: Individuals who are not displaying plants will not be allowed to enter the display area until judging is completed. Registrants who are displaying plants are to set up their displays and then immediately leave the display area to avoid unnecessary congestion and disturbance to other participants.