Starting in 2005 BSI Affiliate and Non-Affiliate Societies have a choice whether to hold a Standard or Non-Standard BSI Judged Show. The following outline prepared by the Judges Certification Committee and approved by the BSI Board of Directors details how Societies can utilize BSI Accredited Judges and offer them judging credits for their participation. Many of the previous restrictions and requirements of a Standard BSI Judged Show have been relaxed to make having a BSI Judged Show more "Society friendly".


BSI Judged Bromeliad Show

OUTLINE OF REQUIREMENTS:

  1. The bromeliad show must be sponsored by a BSI affiliate or group of BSI affiliates.
  2. SHOW SCHEDULE
    1. A show schedule plus any related material that is published separately must be sent to the BSI Affiliate Shows Chairman at least four weeks prior to the show. Approval is not required.
    2. The same show schedule plus any related material must be available to participants and must be sent to the show judges prior to the show.
  3. JUDGING
    1. A list of proposed judges must be sent to the Judges Certification Chairman for approval at least three weeks prior to the show. The list must also include the Judges Chairman's name, mailing address, phone and email address.
    2. Judging panels must conform to the current BSI requirements (see Appendix A).
    3. Judges must use the following for ribbon judging and major awards judging:
      • BSI point ranges for ribbons (see Appendix B).
      • Affiliated-provided scales of points and/or judging instructions for classifications without established BSI scales of points.
      • Merit or competitive ribbon judging as requested by the affiliate.
    4. Judges who are judging a show may not have entries in the general competition.
    5. The decisions of the judges are final. Affiliates may not make any changes.
    6. Within one month after the show ends, the Judges Chairman must submit the completed judges record forms to the Judges and District Registrar plus notify the Judges Certification Chairman of any last minute changes to the judges lineup.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & RECOMMENDATIONS:

  1. SHOW SCHEDULE
    1. The affiliate decides how to organize their show schedule. There are no required divisions.
    2. The BSI terms listed in Appendix C should be used without changing the meanings if used in the show schedule.
    3. For the convenience of participants and judges, all scales of points (BSI and affiliate-created) should be included in the show schedule or published separately and distributed in advance to participants.
  2. PUBLICITY
    There is no requirement for an affiliate to publicly recognize the BSI or BSI judges who judge this show, but it will add prestige to the show if the participants and public know that Internationally Accredited Bromeliad Judges judged the entries.
    The BSI encourages its affiliates to include in advertising and show handouts some type of statement publicizing their BSI Judged Bromeliad Show, for example: (1) refer to your show as "A Bromeliad Society International Judged Bromeliad Show" or (2) "This show is judged by Accredited Bromeliad Society International Judges."

APPENDICES:

Appendix A
BSI requirements for judging panels:

(Handbook pages 77-78 & official updates)

Appendix B
BSI point ranges for ribbons and scales of points for judging the entries:

(Handbook pages 36-40 & official updates)

Appendix C
BSI terms:

(terms important to judging issues - BSI definitions will be included)

Single Plant / Individual Plant
Multiple Plants
Horticultural Display
Award of Merit
BSI Handbook / Handbook
BSI Standard Bromeliad Show
BSI Judged Bromeliad Show

QUICK COMPARISON OF THE TWO BSI BROMELIAD SHOWS:

BSI STANDARD BROMELIAD SHOW
  • Eligible for BSI awards, if Handbook requirements are met
  • Judged by BSI-approved judges
  • BSI judges receive credit for judging
  • Show schedule: many requirements including required divisions
BSI JUDGED BROMELIAD SHOW (proposed addition to Handbook - a 2nd type of BSI show)
  • NOT eligible for any BSI awards
  • Judged by BSI-approved judges
  • BSI judges receive credit for judging
  • Show schedule: no requirements

FURTHER INFORMATION:

ANY QUESTIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO:
BETTY ANN PREVATT, JUDGES CIRTIFICATION CHAIRMAN

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