Beginning in 2013 the first scrapbook competition was held at the Vicksburg meeting. 2013 and 2014 first place was awarded to North Carolina, and for the same years Tennessee took second.
Below you will find the document containing scoring info for a 50 page/or first 50 pages if longer scrapbook. State and chapter scrapbooks are judged separately. This is for fun and not a requirement of course. Please participate!
SCRAP BOOK and MASCOT Judging Information:
We will be looking for three (3) Judges
- Little girl for “the cute factor” about 11 of 12 years of age.
- Seamstress that knows manufacture and quality.
- Someone in advertising that knows “eye catching” and “sell-ability”.
Judges should be Roses.
They should not have a dog in the fight (Conflict of interest). Mike Mitchell will not be a judge but will act as judging administrator and pull everything together. As this is new to the OCR, the guidelines & rules are in flux. If you have any improvements or can think of anything we haven’t, please let us know.
Will be judged in 3 categories, (1) appeal to children (by a child judge), (2) quality of item’s construction (crafting/sewing, etc) and determined by a qualified judge, and (3) sales appeal. These 3 areas will be averaged for a final score. Mascots should be turned in at the Fridays OCR President Planning Meeting.
Your State Mascot would be the first place winner from your OCR State Convention. We will award a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbon at the Saturdays General Business Meeting and Social.
Your Chapter Mascot would be the second place winner from your OCR State Convention. We will award a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbon at the Saturdays General Business Meeting and Social.
First Place Mascots (so far)
Richmond, VA. 2015 – North Carolina
Dallas, TX. 2016 – Virginia
Memphis, TN. 2017 – ????
Scrapbooks should only represent one calendar year. The start and end dates are determined by your chapters or society. See attached Scrapbook Judging Sheet Society/Chapter.
Your State Scrapbook will consist of your State Society activities as well as your individual chapter activities under one cover. We will award a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbon at the Saturdays General Business Meeting and Social.
The Confederation has decided to allow each state to use your own time frame to start and end as long as it’s only one year. Example: TN begins with April convention thru March where as NC begins with July thru June. This will make it much easier for those planning to submit their scrapbooks. Rules are on the website, only the first 50 pages are “graded”. Remember one year only regardless of when it begins and ends.
Scrapbooks should to be turned in at the Fridays OCR President Planning Meeting.
Your Chapter Scrapbook would be the first winner from your OCR chapter scrapbook competition at your State Convention. We will award a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbon at the Saturdays General Business Meeting and Social. Scrapbooks should to be turned in at the Fridays OCR President Planning Meeting.
Order of Confederate Rose
Scrapbook Judging Sheet for Year: ________
Society / Chapter:
The entire scrapbook must be under one cover, pages must be numbered, and it must not exceed a total of fifty pages. Required pages include a Title Page, a Table of Contents, a Roster page of Societies represented or members in the Chapter, and a Memorial/Namesake. These pages are not required to be numbered, but will be counted as part of the total fifty pages allowed. The contents are restricted to Society/Chapter activities and those of members acting on behalf of the Society/Chapter within the past year, i.e. from the last convention to this convention.
For each category listed, assign a rating of 1 to 5. Then multiply that rating by the value of that category to get a score for that category. The final score is the sum of the scores of all eight categories.
Assign a rating of 1 to 5 based on the following:
0 = Item is absent
1 = does not meet minimum requirements
2 = meets minimum requirements
3 = meets all requirements
4 = exceeds requirements and expectations
5 = greatly exceeds requirements, a superior effort
Judging criteria: Rating X Value = Score
Outer Cover or Binder page – Must contain the Society/Chapter
name, number, and it should be neat, attractive, and show _______X 15 = ________
imagination. Is it hand make?
Title Page – Should contain the Society/Chapter name, number,
and the year of the scrapbook. Is it neat, attractive and _______X 5 = ________
Index Page – Table of Contents _______X 5 = ________
Pages numbered – _______X 5 = ________
Memorial/Namesake Page – Should display a graphic, _______X 5 = ________
illustration, picture, or depiction of the Society/Chapter namesake,
and a narrative or description of the person(s) or event.
Society/Chapter Roster Page – The logical placement of clear,
neat rosters somewhere within the scrapbook. _______X 5 = ________
Organization and Appearance – The scrapbook should be _______X 20 = ________
neat and well organized, using attractive material and be well
constructed. It contains all of the required pages, they are
numbered and properly labeled and it does not exceed a total
of 50 pages.
Other Material – Overall content of the scrapbook. How is _______X 20 = ________
it presented and is it of the proper content? Does it demonstrate
what the Society/Chapter and its members have accomplished during the
past year? Superfluous material will lower the rating.
Written 2006 by Marsha Nored, modified 2009/2014 by Mike Mitchell