Jim Story Award
Who was Jim Story?
Jim Story was known world-wide as a gourd gardener, a gourd manipulator and molder of gourds. Ever the experimenter, teacher, and legendary supporter of the American Gourd Society, Jim encouraged many to follow in his step and manipulate gourds.
Read more about Jim here.
About the Award. In his honor, the AGS started the “Jim Story Award” in 2009 to encourage and inspire gourd growers to continue the exploration of gourd manipulation.
What Do You Receive if You Win (2018)?
1st Place $300 & Trophy and
3rd Place $50 & Certificate
Want to Win the AGS Jim Story Award? Begin by Winning at an AGS Chapter Gourd Show (or another qualifying Show). Details on *Entry Requirements, *What You Will Need for Your Entry and *How to Submit Your Entry can be found on the following page. Click Here for Entry Information.
You may be wondering what the Judging Criteria are for a Manipulated Gourd. There are 3 main criteria - *Cleanliness, *Cultural Perfection, and the Degree of Difficulty and Innovation of the *Manipulation. There is a "bonus" given to a gourd that was green cleaned.
The Judging Criteria are explained in greater detail on the following page: Jim Story Award Judging Criteria.
How Judging Works