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    • Steve ReeveSteve Reeve
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      With increased vaccinations we hope to return to a “new normal” where we can enjoy Bonsai exhibitions and events.

      As such, the Central Coast Bonsai club takes pleasure in announcing the Bonsai Open and Shohin Pot Competition to be held over two days, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th March 2022.

      Bonsai Open
      Open to all Australian bonsai artists, we hope to attract exceptional bonsai entries and therefore offer a significant prize pool:

      • 1st Place $3,000
      • 2nd Place $1,000
      • 3rd Place $ 500
      • Best Australian native bonsai $ 500

      In addition to a superb display of bonsai and Shohin pots, attendees can expect:
      • Free concurrent demonstrations with Hugh Grant/Jarryd Bailey and Hugh Grant/Andrew Edge.
      • A comprehensive sales area lead by:
      o Ray Nesci (event Gold Sponsor)
      o Tree Makers (Hugh Grant)
      o Denise Allen speciality pots
      o Club sales tables
      o Raffles
      o Auctions of the demonstration trees.

      Three expert bonsai artists (Brenda Parker, Clinton Nesci and Hugh Grant) will judge exhibits in line with the criteria included in the following document.

      Shohin Open Pot Competition
      A beautiful pot makes all the difference to the aesthetics of a bonsai. Therefore to increase and support the awareness of our fantastic Australian potters, we are proud to announce the Shohin Pot competition, open to all Australian ceramic artists. Other than the pot being suitable for use with a Shohin bonsai the pot must have an Australian aesthetic.

      To attract exceptional entries, in addition to a great trophy we are offering an attractive prize pool:
      • 1st Place $400
      • 2nd Place $150
      • 3rd Place $ 75
      Please refer to the following document for further details.

      Even if you do not intend to enter a tree or Shohin pot, make sure you pencil the date in your calendar, – it’s going to be a “date not to be missed”.

      Accommodation (Discounted prices & complimentary bus transport to and from the venue) are available.

      Regards
      Steve (on behalf of the Central Coast Bonsai Club)

    • Steve ReeveSteve Reeve
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      Planning and preparation is progressing well for the Bonsai and Shohin Open event scheduled for 5 & 6 March 2022.

      It is going to be an exceptional event with great bonsai, excellent vendors, free demonstrations by three extraordinary bonsai artists, in a phenomenal setting provided by the Mingara Recreational Club.

      You may start to see people wearing a Bonsai Open Tee shirt. If you would like a shirt, they are available via the club website

      If you would like to enter a Bonsai or Shohin pot, please refer to the following entry guides:

      Bonsai Open

      Shohin Pot Open

      Don’t forget the closing date for entries is 21 January 2022.

      I know two (2) months to the closing date seems a long way off, but it is four (4) months since the announcement …………. and that time has flown by.

      If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask

      Regards
      Steve

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    • Steve ReeveSteve Reeve
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      Hi

      Just a quick reminder that the closing date for entries is 21 January 2022

      It is only 4 weeks away and we have the busy Christmas and New Year period in between …………

      If you would like to enter the Bonsai Open and / or Shohin pottery Open for a chance to win a slice of the $5,625 prize money up for grabs, then get your entries in soon.

      If you are holding off until the last minute to enter – it wont affect the review / acceptance process as entry applications will not be reviewed until closing date.
      So make sure you don’t miss out and apply now……

      Your entry will be confidential.

      There is going to be lots of fun and events on the day – it is a great opportunity to line up your best material with your peers.

      Fingers crossed we will be able to make a huge announcement as we get closer to the event.

      Regards
      Steve

      https://www.centralcoastbonsai.com.au/

    • Steve ReeveSteve Reeve
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      Thanks for those people who have already submitted their entry for the Bonsai Open and / or Shohin Pottery competition.

      Just a quick reminder that entries close in two (2) weeks time on 21 January.

      So, if you are planning to enter, please do so ASAP.

      Regards
      Steve

    • Steve ReeveSteve Reeve
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      One week to go until entries close on 21 January.

      Not only is there serious money up for grabs but it is a great opportunity to exhibit your bonsai alongside your peers.

      If you would like to submit a pre-selection entry, please submit your entry before end of 21 January.

      Some people have asked whether their entry fee will be refunded in the event (heaven forbid) of another Covid lockdown. The answer is yes…..

      Regards
      steve

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