Entries must have won 1st or 2nd Place in a manipulated gourd category in a State Chapter Show in 2023. If you have more than one qualifying entry in 2023, you may submit each one for the 2023 AGS award. Submit a separate form for each entry.
Entries are Dried Manipulated gourds (single or multiple) that have been cleaned,** with no added finish
Entries may have multiple manipulation techniques, such as knotted and molded, coiled and molded or etched while green. Use your imagination.
Multiple manipulated gourds are manipulated so that they are inseparable.
Multiple manipulated entries can also be grown in different years, such as a green gourd manipulated around a previously grown & dried manipulated gourd.
**See Green Cleaning educational document below
What You Need for Your Entry
Complete theJim Story Award Entry Form. Save the form on your computer and add your last name to the file name. Note: submit one form for each entry
Obtain 2 high quality photos of the entry. One photo with you and the gourd and 1 photo of the gourd alone; nothing else).
See the tutorial "How to Photograph Your Gourd for the Jim Story Award" below
Photos of the gourd during the growing and manipulating process inform the judges on the time and effort involved. These are optional, but helpful.
How to Submit Your Entry
Submit the completed application form (Fill-in-the-blank form above) by sending as an attachment to an email to email@example.com