A novice is an individual exhibitor who has not won a first-place ribbon or a GCA special award in the division entered at a GCA Flower Show, GCA Major Flower Show or Sanctioned Non-GCA Major Flower Show. An exhibitor winning a first- place ribbon in a GCA Flower Show is still considered a novice in a GCA Major Flower Show or in a Sanctioned Non-GCA Major Flower Show or in another division of any flower show. In addition, an exhibitor who has won a first-place ribbon or Special Award in a GCA Major Flower Show or Sanctioned Non-GCA Major Flower Show is no longer a novice in any level of GCA Major Flower Shows in the division won. Only individual novice exhibitors are eligible to receive the GCA Novice Awards or the Sandra Baylor Novice Floral Design Award. If your novice status changes before the date of this show, please notify the Division Chairman & Class Consultant.