Judges vs People 2018

The Judges Vote | The Popular Vote

At most SSOS meetings, members have an opportunity to ‘bench’ their flowering orchids for judging. There are three sections in which members can enter the competition which include:

  • Novice | Intermediate | Open

SSOS allows its members to vote for their favourite plant on show at each monthly meeting as well.

  • On most occasions, what the “people” like is vastly different to what the Judges like, but occasionally everyone agrees!

2018 Results are:


Winner of Judges Vote and Popular Vote – a stunning Stanhopea tigrina


Judges Vote – Stanhopea panamensis and Popular Vote – Bakerara Flying High ‘Stars ‘n’ Bars’


Left: Judges Vote: Odontoglossum Rossioglossum Grande (Seedling shown for the first time) and Right: Popular Vote – Gongora galeata


SSOS Autumn Show | Results


Judges Vote: Oncidium sotoanum and Popular Vote: Paphiopedilum Dramatic Chantal ‘Aloha’


Judges Vote: Gomesa Sweet Sugar and Popular Vote: Dendrobium Da-Nang


It’s a Draw – Yes, both Judges and Members agreed – This was the ‘Best on Show’ for the night – a Dendrobium nugentii.


The Judges Vote went to a seedling flowering for the first time – Lycaste Hanase x Shoalhaven. This has since received an HCC OSCOV award and is now known as Hanamikuuji ‘Hanna Hudson’.

The Popular vote went to Dendrobium nugentii.


Judges Vote: went to Dendrobium speciosum Windermere x Daylight Moon, seedling flowering for the first time. Popular vote: went to Vanda coerulea

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