Pacific Northwest Bonsai Clubs Association


Friends of the PNBCA Program


Friends of the PNBCA Program

The Friends of the PNBCA Program and Award were created by the PNBCA board in 2006. The purposes for creating this program are twofold. First is to recognize people who have made substantial monetary contributions to the PNBCA. Second is to encourage the display of high quality bonsai at the convention exhibits. An award is made to the owner of the most outstanding, non-professional bonsai as judged by the guest artists. In 2010, the board also created the Friends of the PNBCA Plaque to list the donors who have made financial contributions to the PNBCA at various levels of support. The three levels listed on the plaque on an engraved brass plate are $250 (Good Friends), $500 (Great Friends), and $1000 or more (Best Friends). The plaque is displayed at each PNBCA Convention in the exhibit area.

The board is asking you, or your club, or company to make a donation to this program to help secure the financial future of the PNBCA, and to directly support the efforts of the host club to hold a convention that will be both interesting and educational for all of the participants.

If you have questions regarding this program, or wish to make a donation, please contact the Friends of the PNBCA coordinator, Tom Fincel at FincelsNW@aol.com, or any PNBCA board member.

The PNBCA thanks you for your consideration and support!

Friends of the PNBCA Award

This award goes to the individual who is the owner of the most outstanding, non-professional bonsai as judged by the guest artists. (Guest artists who have a direct connection with any of the judged trees are excused from judging). The winner receives an engraved trophy as well as a $100 gift certificate to be used at any of the convention vendors in the marketplace of the current or following year’s convention. The recipient will be announced at the Saturday PNBCA banquet.

PNBCA Award Rules:

The tree must be owned and cared for by a non-professional bonsai artist.

The tree must be owned by the current person for a minimum of two years.

Each tree can only win the award once in its lifetime.

The tree’s owner must be registered at the convention at which it is shown.


 
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