• Judges Application

The Santa Barbara International Orchid Show will return in March of 2023

Information about judging and judging registration will be available several months prior to the Show.

For information about past judging at the Show, the 2020 SBIOS Exhibitor Guide contains information about Show Trophies, Display Judging and Ribbon Judging.

  1. A special team of experienced Display Judges will be appointed by the Show Manager.
  2. Award Judging will be conducted by separate judging teams of the American Orchid Society in accordance with the AOS judging system.
  3. An AOS certified judge will lead a separate team of Ribbon Judges.
  4. Show Champions and Best of Show will not necessarily be based upon highest point scores.
  5. Judges shall disqualify themselves from judging a plant, flower or exhibit if their impartiality can be questioned.
  6. Judges may withhold awards on entries not up to proper standard or quality or not otherwise meeting entry requirements, and may recommend special awards.
  7. Improperly entered plants/exhibits may be either reclassified or disqualified at the discretion of the judges.