Judges vs People

The Judges Vote | The Popular Vote

At most of SSOS meetings, members have an opportunity to ‘bench’ their flowering orchids for judging. This allows discussion on orchid culture and lets other members appreciate the beauty of the flowering orchid. Plants must be owned and grown by the exhibitor (member) for a minimum of 6 months. There are three sections in which to enter the competition:

  • Novice
  • Intermediate; and
  • Open

A panel of OSCOV affiliated Judges will decide the winner of each section and the overall winner for the night  – The Judges Vote.

SSOS allows its members to vote for their favourite plant on show at each monthly meeting as well. Voting is conducted anonymously and the plant which has the most votes wins the Popular Vote award for the night.

  • On most occasions, what the people like is vastly different to what the Judges like, but occasionally we all agree!

Below are two examples:

  • Disagree

Below Left: February 2017 meeting – Judges choice on left: Cattleya Erin Kobayashi x Walkeriana and Below Right: People’s ChoiceStanhopea Tigrina

  • Agree

Below: November 2017 meeting – both Judges and People’s Choice was unanimous in their decision in relation to Cymbidium Cricket ‘Judith Anne’.

For Full comparison of the Judges vs Popular (People’s Vote) decisions for 2017, visit our Judges vs People 2017 or our Judges vs People 2018 pages.

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