Are judges required to award a plant at an event they judge? I was just wondering if there was ever a show, or judging event where judges couldn't agree or didn't see any plants worthy of award?
Happens on occasion. It should probably happen more frequently. A lot of the questionable awards I have gotten (I wouldn't have awarded them...) have been at very small shows.PHRAG said:Are judges required to award a plant at an event they judge? I was just wondering if there was ever a show, or judging event where judges couldn't agree or didn't see any plants worthy of award?
It can be a major uphill battle to get quality awards for the groups with lots of award history (paphs, phals and catts). I think its a great perspective to go through the old Awards Quarterly, or Wildcatt database to see what has been given in the past to the plants you are interested in.WolfDog1 said:I have been to several shows where ZERO AOS awards were granted. Maybe here in the Northwest the judges are just really hard on the plants, or maybe the plants were just not good enough. I'm still pretty new to it all, and I think that ALL of my plants deserve awards, I have yet to garner an AOS quality award. I can think of 3 shows last year that I went to and no AOS awards were given.......lots of ribbons though.
\Heather said:It's definitely a learning experience, as Rick said. You guys know I'm working on my ongoing database project and trying to break out the wildcatt data into pdfs for each of the plants I own. If anyone wants copies let me know. In the process, I'm ending up reading the data. Some plants, it's remarkable how many awards have been given over the years. 79 pages of St. Swithin to go edit.
BTW - you judges out there need to learn how to spell. Or at least the editor of AQ needs to learn how to edit! SOOOOO many typos!