|New Talent Bonsai Competition|
The Joshua Roth New Talent Bonsai Competition Supported by ABS
The first stage of the competition is a judging of photographs of previously designed trees by the entrant. The second stage will be the actual production of a bonsai during the "Saratoga Springs Conference and Learning Seminar” in Saratoga Springs, NY, September 12-15, 2013. The American Bonsai Society is sponsoring the event.
First stage submissions
Each contestant shall submit digital photographs via email of at least three bonsai that he or she has personally styled. More than one photo of each bonsai is preferred. The photographs do not have to be of publication quality; however, they should show the talent of the artist to best advantage.
A brief description and history of each bonsai shall also be included. A completed application form should accompany the digital photos. Mail all entries to:
First Stage Submissions should be received before July of 2013. Entries from artists whose photographs indicate the most promise will be selected to participate in the second stage of the competition. Contestants selected for Stage Two will be notified as soon as possible.
Each contestant selected for the second stage of the competition must come to the "Saratoga Springs Convention and Learning Seminar” in Saratoga Springs, NY. Each contestant must pay his or her own expenses to the Bonsai Convention and Learning Seminar.
Each contestant shall:
1) Be provided with a pre-bonsai tree.
2) Furnish his or her personal tools, wire, and turntable. Power tools are acceptable.
3) Be given an eight (8) hour time period in which to style the material into a finished bonsai. The competition will begin at 8 AM and will close at 5 PM, on Thursday September 13, 2013. There will be an optional one-hour lunch break.
Repotting of the finished bonsai will not be done during the competition.
The New Talent Contest Committee will select judges for the completed bonsai. In addition, all registrants at the "Saratoga Springs Convention" will be able to vote for their personal choice. The "popular vote" is worth one vote. The artist whose bonsai receives the highest score will be awarded the title of "Best New Bonsai Talent of 2013" at the Saturday evening Banquet.
Questions may be emailed to John Wiessinger at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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I declare that I have personally styled each of the bonsai in the photos I am submitting. I understand that upon submitting this application to the Joshua Roth New Talent Bonsai Competition, the application and all accompanying documents and photographs become property of the Competition. I further understand and agree that if I am selected for stage two of the Competition, I will register and appear at the "Saratoga Springs Convention and Learning Seminar" to compete in the Competition. It is further understood and agreed, that if I am selected to participate in stage two of the Competition, the Competition has the exclusive right to photograph and publish photographs of any of the bonsai created in the Competition. I hereby certify that I have been involved with the art of bonsai for fewer than ten (10) years, have not won or been the runner-up in a previous Competition and have not participated in the final stage of the Competition more than one time. I understand and agree that I will receive no assistance during the competition.