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Did you know that an accredited rose judge is sometimes called a “Master Rosarian?”
The American Rose Society has established standards of operation for Rose competitions. While most judges are chosen locally and volunteer their services, they are expected to adhere to these standards.
Six factors enter into judging decisions, and there is a points system assigned to each factor. Here are the important factors:
Sometimes a rose entry may be removed from consideration and disqualified from the competition.
This could happen to your rose entry for the following reasons: You misnamed or misspelled the name of the variety on your entry card, you failed to write the correct class you are entering, you forgot to write your name on the tag, you added some extra substance to make your leaves look shiny, your stem is not singularly straight, or you forgot to remove side buds.
If you would like to learn more about the American Rose Society’s judging standards, you can buy their publication, Guidelines for Judging Roses. It’s available on their website for $10 plus postage:
May your life be filled with light and beauty and roses,