Notice of modification of Class 59. For 2022, the American Gourd society has added a new award category for The Jim Story Award. That category is for “Multiple-Manipulated (Inseparable) Multiple-Manipulated (Inseparable).” See the American Gourd Society website for additional details. In order to support that new category, the Ohio Gourd Society is splitting Class 59 into two parts. Class 59 A will be for single gourds, and 59 B will be for multiple-manipulated (inseparable) gourds. Simply note on the entry form if you are entering A or B. You may enter one or both. For 2022 at the national level, the AGS has also allowed multiple entries from one person, and the entry qualifications now state that an entry place either 1st or 2nd in a State show.
New Class 59. Jim Story Award. The Jim Story Award entry must be one or multiple (inseparable) mature, dried, cleaned, undecorated gourds that have been manipulated (hand-trained). This class is divided into two sub-classes. The AGS criteria and judging process for the Jim Story award will be utilized for this selection. First and second place winners of this class will be eligible to compete in the Jim Story Award at the national level. See the American Gourd Society website for details, requirements and competition updates (www.americangourdsociety.org/jim-storyaward.html).
59 A. Single Manipulated gourd.
59 B. Multiple-Manipulated (inseparable) gourds.