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All registered entries in the Show are judged and ribbons (1st, 2nd, 3rd and HM) are awarded in each class as appropriate. Judges are accredited by the American Orchid Society (AOS) and work in teams to judge all the entries. Rosettes and trophies are awarded for Best in Class, Best in Alliance, Best in Show, Best Specimen Plant, and so on. Exhibits are judged as well as individual plants, with separate ribbon awards and rosettes for the best exhibits.


Outstanding plants may also considered for an AOS award, based on historical records for that type of plant. AOS awards may be given for plant quality or for horticultural excellence.


For more information on judging, refer to “Show Judging” link below.


Show Judging (PDF)