Virtual Autumn Rose Show

In place of the Autumn Rose Show which was cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus, a Virtual Rose Show was arranged in its place.

From an idea put forward by Peter and Brenda Burton, members were encouraged to submit photographs of each a Stem and a Cut, staged in a bottle as one would for the show bench. Each entry was photographed within an allowed time frame. Two images were required, one of the front and of the top of the exhibit. Classes were “A Grade, “B & C Grades ” and “Other/First Time Exhibitor”. Thirty-six entries were received from all parts of Australia.

In the first ever rose show to be held online by the Rose Society of South Australia we are pleased to publish the following results. Judged by eminent judges Dean Stringer OAM and Gavin Woods over the weekend. Judges advised that:

“Exhibits were judged on Standard requirements; quality of photography was not assessed.

It is important that when showing a profile view, the entire stem and foliage is displayed. The exhibit should include the top of the container in order to capture the stem in totality and to provide a sense of scale.

If exhibiting Full Bloom roses or roses with stamens, those stamens should be visible in the photograph.

It was a pleasure to judge this first virtual rose show, we would like to thank exhibitors for the effort undertaken in order to participate.”