Jim Story Award
NOTICE: Due to the number of Chapter shows that have been cancelled in 2020, The 2020 AGS Jim Story Award will be postponed. Anyone who is able to win a qualifying award in 2020 is eligible to enter it in 2021. Multiple entries from the same person is allowed, as long as it is different gourds that won the qualifying awards.
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?
1st Place $200 & Trophy and
3rd Place $50 & Certificate
****All winners will receive extra copies of the magazine for bragging rights
Want to Win the AGS Jim Story Award? Begin by Winning 1st place in the JSA competition at an AGS-approved show at the Chapter or Patch level.
. 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 *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