DVOS Meeting Orchid Show & Tell Judging Criteria

  1. Judges
    The Show & Tell plants brought in by the membership are eligible for judging.  Three (3) regular judges from the board will perform the duty and if not available at the meeting, other board members will fill in.  Judges will disqualify their own plants.
  2. Criteria
    The criteria for judging Show-and-Tell Table plants will be as follows:
    • Pick a Pretty Flower.
    • Ribbons:
      There are three groups: plants grown by novice, intermediate and advanced growers. Ribbons will be awarded to orchids that fit the above criteria in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each group.Plants brought in by that night’s Speaker are excluded from ribbon judging.
  1. Awards
    The Lancer P. Smith award is given to the botanical species “small orchids,” which are easily overlooked in judging larger, more floriferous orchids. These are separately grouped and can be considered for regular ribbon judging.The “Look What I Bloomed for the Very First Time” award will be given to an orchid that has been brought to bloom by a novice for the very first time. These are separately grouped and can be considered for regular ribbon judging.
  2. The Fordyce Trophy is awarded to the member who garners the most points over the calendar year.Point System:
      • 1st = 3 pts
      • 2nd = 2 pts
      • 3rd = 1 pt
      • LPS Medallion = 1 pt
  3. This system may be modified only by the Officers and Board during their official monthly meeting.