2020 Convention – Judges Training Schools

Gesneriad Treasures in the Sunshine State
June 30 to July 4, 2020

Judging schools will be held on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, and will again consist of three morning sessions running concurrently and one combined afternoon session. Anyone interested primarily in growing, but not necessarily in becoming a judge, is welcome to attend. The morning session beginning at 8:30 a.m. is comprised of three parts: 1) a novice class for those interested in learning about how gesneriads are judged; 2) an intermediate-advanced class for accredited judges preparing for their Senior judge exams; and 3) a workshop, open to all certified Gesneriad Society judges (topic to be announced in the January issue of Appraisal). It is important when registering that you clearly indicate which of the three morning sessions you want to attend. The afternoon session, which begins at 12:45 p.m., will combine all three groups for discussion and practice judging. Novice and Intermediate-Advanced exams will be conducted later on Tuesday for those wanting accreditation as Gesneriad Society judges.

The registration fee for all sessions is $18, payable when you register for convention (either online or by mail). Please note: No payments for judging schools will be accepted once convention is underway. Appraisal subscription renewals must be paid separately, either through The Gesneriad Society website or by check via postal mail sent directly to Jill Fischer, 59 Riverbend Road, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922. Novices who meet all requirements to be certified as student judges must subscribe to Appraisal no later than September 30, 2020.

The Judges Interest Group will meet from 2:45-3:15 p.m. on Tuesday after the school sessions. All current Gesneriad Society judges and those interested in becoming judges are encouraged to attend. A flower show critique, open to all who have participated in judging or clerking the flower show, will be held on Saturday, July 4, from 7:30-8:30 a.m.

Arleen Dewell, Shows & Judging Chair

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