October Virtual Show 2021

October Virtual Show 2021

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Rules – NFSS VIRTUAL SHOW 

Please read these rules carefully as some have changed.
NFSS OCTOBER 2021 VIRTUAL SHOW INFORMATION: THE ENTRY DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 30, 2021
ENTRIES WILL START TO BE RECEIVED ON SEPTEMBER 1ST.
Please read these rules carefully as some have changed.
All correspondence for the show should be directed to entries@NFSS.org.
Rules:
1. You must be a current NFSS member.
2. Birds will not be judged for official NFSS points.
3. You may enter up to 5 photos each in separate emails.
4. You must email each entry separately, with no several photos in one email.
19. Entries@NFSS.org will be manned by Paula Hansen, the only one to know owners’ names, much like the secretary of a live show. She will be responsible for all show records.
6. We will not accept hybrid birds.
7. Birds may be entered in a show box, cage, or photo box, keeping in mind that you don’t want key parts of the bird obscured.
8. The bird may also be photographed loose in an aviary. Just make sure the bird takes up 1/3 of the photo frame.
9. Judging will be by a scoring system based on conformation (50), condition(20), color and markings (20), and presentation and photo quality (10) for a total of 100 points.
10. Birds may not be judged in the order received.
11. These are the categories for birds (divisions) Zebra Finches, Gouldians, Societies, other finches, pairs, and softbills. The top 5 in each division will be displayed at the end of the judging. The awarded score will decide the top 10.
12. Understand that if a bird is in the top 5 of a division, it may not be in the Top 10; scores decide what birds are in the Top 10.
13. Bird entries must be mailed to entries@nfss.org include the species name, owner name, and membership number.
14. The top 10 birds in the show will receive an award to be decided upon.
15. All the birds will be judged by NFSS Judge Bob Peers and retired Judge William Parlee. The two scores will be averaged for the final score.
16. At the end of the judging, Judge Parlee will make the final placement if there are identical scores.
17. No judge will know the owner of any bird in the show. entries@NFSS.org will receive the entries and assign each photo a cage number. The cage number is the only id any judge will see.
18. Another change is in the presentation on Facebook. Instead of daily posts, no posts will be made until all the birds have been judged. Instead, the online presentation will show all birds entered and take approximately two weeks of daily posts according to how many birds were entered.
19. Entries@NFSS.org will be manned by Paula Hansen, who will be the only one to know owners’ names, much like the secretary of a live show. She will be responsible for all show records.
20. If you have questions, you may email NFSSshow@aol.com. This address will not be used for show entries.
PHOTO NOTES:
Be sure to show the bird in as close to a side view as possible to allow for the judging of the conformation. Be sure to include the entire bird, including the tail, in the photo. This is a bird show, not a photo show, the quality of the photo should not inhibit the proper judging of the bird. For example, if a bird is photographed in an aviary, try to get the bird to fill at least 1/3rd of the frame; if it doesn’t, use cropping tools to accomplish it. If the bird is shown in a cage, ensure the lighting is sufficient to view the bird.
If you have questions, you may email NFSSshow@aol.com. This address must not be used for show entries.
Good luck!