This year, for the second time, plant novelties may be requested to admission to the competition not only by exhibitors of GREEN IS LIFE. We kindly invite all persons who want to popularize and promote their plants - growers, nurserymen, authors of new varieties.
Organized by Polish Nurserymen Association Plant Novelties Competition is a constant event of International Exhibition GREEN IS LIFE (Warsaw, 5-7 September 2019) and only such competition in Poland. Its aim is to extensively promote new, interesting varieties of trees, shrubs, climbers and perennials. So far, the participation in the competition was reserved only for participants of trade (exhibitors). However the management board of ZSzP enabled admission of novelties for broader circle of interested parties - growers, nurserymen, authors of new varieties who do not have to be exhibitors, but they wish to popularize and offer them to the broader circle of recipients. The plants are assessed and awarded by the international jury. The special distinction of journalists has been awarded for 3 years.
The participation in the competition provides many benefits connected with the promotion of novelties requested to admission and their authors. Portraits of plants are published not only in the exihbition guide, websites of the exhibition, ZSzP and e-brochure of plants but they are also widely promoted in national and international gardening magazines, TV programs and via social media. The winning plant is printed on the cover of Nurserymen Catalogue.
Prizes and distinctions are awarded during the inauguration of exhibition in the presence of many journalists. The great location of stand, where the novelties are presented, ensures that most of guests who visit the trade, starts their visit from visiting the competition display.
CRITERION OF NOVELTY
The subject of the competition are perennial plants such as trees, shrubs, climbers, small shrubs and perennials from 1-7b USDA climate zones which meet the criterion of novelty. New taxa, which have been recently introduced to production and/or are cultivated in Poland for a little while (since a couple of years) or they were introduced to production after a long break are regarded as novelties. Those plants should be available for sale. Details of requirements, criteria, organizational information can be found in the rules of competition at www.zszp.pl.
The request to admit varieties to the competition on the basis of the application form, which together with photographs shall be submitted to the office of Polish Nurserymen Association, Al. Jana Pawła II 80 office 71, 00-175 Warsaw or sent via e-mail at: email@example.com up to 01/07/2019 to 12:59 p.m. Registration fee for each variety requested to admission amounts to: 145 EUR for Green is Life exhibitors and 235 EUR for applicant from outside the group of Green is Life exhibitors.
Plants admitted to the competition shall be delivered one day before the opening of the exhibition, i.e. 4 September 2019 up to 12:00 to the office of the trade organizer within the area of exhibition in number from 1 to 10 units depending on the size of plants.