Little Rose Show Competition
Judges: Rotating. To be announced.
At the monthly meetings from April through November (excluding July and August) we will conduct six Little Rose Shows. These will be fun opportunities to learn and polish your skills in exhibiting roses.
Each month, you will receive points for any specimen that is awarded first, second, or third place. In addition, you will receive a prize if your rose is judged 'Rose of the Day'.
At the Holiday Meeting (December), a grand prize will be awarded to the exhibitor who accumulated the highest number of points during all the preceding Little Rose Shows.
Rose shows are organized into "classes." We will be using these six classes:
- Class 1: One hybrid tea or grandiflora shown without side buds.
- Class 2: One floribunda without side buds.
- Class 3: One miniature without side buds.
- Class 4: One floribunda spray.
- Class 5: One miniature spray.
- Class 6: One stem of any other type or unknown.
Points will be given to the best rose in each class, based on ARS guidelines:
- First Place: 5 points.
- Second Place: 3 points.
- Third Place: 1 point.
The first place winners in each section will be judged against each other to determine the Rose of the Day. That entry will be awarded an additional 3 points and displayed separately.
Here are the rules that we will follow:
- All roses must be properly named and entered in the appropriate section. (Don't worry, Rebecca and Frank will do their best to help you identify your nameless varieties!)
- Exhibitors must supply their own containers. (You already have these. 12 oz beverage bottles are ideal for large roses; 4‑6 oz beverage containers work well for miniature roses.)
- Each exhibitor is limited to six entries per show. You may concentrate your entries in one section or distribute them over all the sections.
- The club will supply entry tags; only the top section needs to be filled out. (We'll show you how.)
- Your specimens will be judged based on the ARS guidelines. (This is a great opportunity to learn by doing!)
- Exhibitors are asked to remove all specimens at the end of the meeting.