• Judges Application

Please Register to Judge the Show

Judging will be held on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

All judges must register below by March 4, 2020 to be eligible for lunch. Lunch is available to registered ribbon judges at a cost of $10, payable at the door. If you are an AOS or CSA accredited judge, judging associate or student judge who has registered for SBIOS judging by March 4, 2020, lunch is included as part of your organization’s affiliation with the Show.

Judges Application

The 2020 SBIOS Exhibitor Guide contains information about Show Trophies, Display Judging and Ribbon Judging.

Award Judging will be conducted by separate judging teams of the Cymbidium Society of America, Inc. and American Orchid Society, each in accordance with the rules of that judging system. The Santa Barbara International Orchid Show judging chair will appoint one Cymbidium Society of America, Inc. judge and one American Orchid Society judge as sub-chairs for judging of the show.

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