This is a scan of a print that appeared in a garden publication of the day.
It provides a chance for potential judges to see which they would place 1, 2, 3 and 4,were they at a show with these blooms.
However judges -A photograph does not cover “CONDITION “ ie freshness and bloom unblemished .
It also does not cover true COLOUR. This for violas is the highest placement ,not so for Pansies.
FORM meeting the FLORIST criteria can be seen which means that they could be placed in order of least faults.
Overall Size has to be guessed at. All exhibition blooms have to be a MINIMUM size, LAID DOWN IN THE RULES, in order not to be down pointed at judging.
The RHS judging guide uses a points system for all flowers and vegetables in their handbook for judges and show organisers.
If a local or national show wishes to achieve credibility amongst exhibitors then I would suggest ALL shows are judged to the criteria laid down in their handbook.
As a judge you must not have personal preferences regarding type colour etc.You must be completely unbiased.
In my opinion the placing is fairly straight forward and if anyone wishes to express their opinions please leave a comment on the bottom of this post.
A year’s free membership will be given to the first post on this website “comments” box. that meets my opinion of first, second, third and fourth place.