Judges vs People 2019

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!

2019 Results are:

  • November:

The Judges voted for the Capanemia superflua on mount; but the members voted for Cymbidium Cricket ‘Judith Anne’ which had received an HCC/OSCOV award. Both were worthy of choice. Such is the diversity of the quality orchids SSOS members grow.

  • October

Judges voted for the Miltoniopsis Emotion ‘White Face’ and the members favoured the very showy Coelogyne cristata ‘Bentleigh’. However, both exhibits were very ‘showy’.

  • September:

Judges vote and Best in Open was awarded to Dendrochilum tenellum, however, members fell for the pretty in pink Miltoniopsis ‘Pink Cadillac’.

  • August:

Judges vote: Miltoniopsis Hamburg x Herman Sweet ‘Bonfire’ while the members majority voted for Dendrobium linguiforme var linguiforme.

    • July:

    Winner of Judges Vote was Paphiopedilum ‘Claudia’ 4n x ‘Los Osos’ and the Winner of the Popular vote, voted by members was Cymbidium Sarah Jean ‘Ice Cascade’.

    • June:

    Winner of Judges Vote was Cattleya Lana Coryell ‘Alex L’ and the Popular Vote went to Monnierara Millenium Magic ‘Witchcraft’.

    • May:

    There was no Judges and Popular Vote as this was the SSOS Autumn Show | Results


    Winner of Judges Vote was Cattleya Dendi’s Perfection and the Popular Vote went to Vanda Mahakaphong.


    Winner of Intermediate Section, Seedling Flowering for the First Time and Judges Vote was Cyc hybrid seedling and Popular vote winner was BLC Tainan City.


    Winner of Judges Vote:  a beautiful Stenoglottis woodyii and the Popular Vote: a stunning Stanhopea tigrina.

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