Learning how to judge an orchid begins with a minimum six-year training period; but, with orchids (and orchid judging) constantly evolving, the learning process is ongoing - What was good 5, 10 or 15 years ago may be substandard today. The Judging Program affords exhibitors and judges alike with an opportunity to look at issues like this through informative presentations and lively discussions that precede plant judging. The bottom line is that Judging Centers are in place for the benefit of all orchid interests.
Your orchid society has made a contribution in your behalf to support the AOS Judging Program at the Northeast Regional Centers in Boylston MA and Stamford CT. The great thing about orchids is that there’s always something in bloom. Please bring your plants and visit us soon. We look forward to seeing you!
Judging sessions at both locations are Free and Open to the Public - donations to the Northeast Regional Center are always appreciated. Educational programs usually begin at 10:15 AM, and you are welcome to attend these as well, at no charge. Plants submitted for judging should be registered by 11:45 AM. There is no entry fee for judging however a nominal cost is charged to process any award.
If you are interesed in additional information, have questions about a specific plant or have a plant you would like assistance with in transporting to judging, please contact Jean Stefanik, AOS Accredited Judge, at Contact Jean Stefanik or one of the others who may be driving to judging.
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