The purpose of the Oregon Council Trophy Competition is to encourage Oregon club members to participate in their own and other club shows whether they are competitive or non-competitive and to be creative in developing their exhibits.
This will also create public interest in seeing new displays at our shows through the use of NEW ideas or CONCEPTS, SHOWMANSHIP and PUBLIC APPEAL in presenting one or more aspects of the hobby. The trophy will have the winnerís name engraved on the nameplate. It will l be retained by the winner for one year or until the next Oregon Council All Oregon Material competition.
The President of the Oregon Council will obtain permission to have this contest from the host club's president!! the show and hosting the Oregon Council meeting.
The OCRMC will provide judges and the trophy for this "All Oregon Material Competition."
Oregon Clubs, Oregon Club Members, or Oregon Club Junior members are allowed to enter exhibits and be eligible for this trophy whether or not their club is a member of the Oregon Council.
All materials in the exhibit must be from Oregon. All materials displayed do not have to have lapidary treatment ( e.g. Mineral specimens or fossils). Any lapidary treatment, however, must be the work of the exhibitor or if a society case, by members of that club.
Lapidary skill or treatment of materials shall be judged on the contribution to showmanship and public appeal of the exhibit as a whole.
Judges will appraise the ability of the display to attract and hold viewer interest based on showmanship &, public appeal, labeling, and workmanship. And quality & variety of material.
Showmanship and Public Appeal (50 points)
Refers to the ability of the exhibitor to use the material exhibited, the background material, lighting, arrangement, labeling, neatness and attractive layout to create a display which will attract and hold the interest of the viewer. Showmanship may also include (not required) additional labeling information designed to make the exhibit more interesting.
Labeling (5 points)
Labels must identify the materials presented and their source. Labeling errors (incorrect spelling, information, or identification) shall result in a deduction of 1 point for each error. The total of such deductions shall not exceed 5 points.
Workmanship (10 points)
Workmanship, lapidary skill, or treatment of materials to prepare them for display shall be judged on the contribution to showmanship and public appeal of the exhibit as a whole.
Overall Quality and Variety of Material (35 points)
Quality shall refer to the colors, patterns, and suitability of the material for its contribution to the display.
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