The 103rd Annual Seattle Rose Show will be held at Factoria Mall in Bellevue, Washington on Saturday June 11, 2016. The preparation area will open at 6:30 a.m. All entries must be made between 6:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, June 11th. Judging will begin at 10:00 a.m. Entries may not be removed before 4:00 p.m., Sunday, June 12th except by the Show Chairman or designated members of the Show Committee. All entries in the horticulture division become the property of the Show Committee at the close of entry.
All questions relating to interpretation of rules regarding judging are subject to the discretion of the Chairman of Judges.
The Rose Show will be governed by the rules, regulations, and guidelines of the American Rose Society, as set forth in the Guidelines for Judging Roses. Roses must be exhibited with an ARS exhibition name (AEN). Names may be verified in the following official recognized sources:
• Official List of Approved Exhibition Names for Exhibitors and Judges
• Modern Roses
• Handbook for Selecting Roses
• American Rose Magazine Rose Registrations page
• ARS Website Recent Rose Registrations
• Combined Rose List (CRL)
The most recent ARS publication will take precedence. In cases where a variety is not listed in any of the above ARS official publications, the CRL may be used as a reference. The primary name shown in the CRL will be considered a temporary AEN until the variety is included in one of the ARS publications. In the event there is a conflict regarding name, class, color or other pertinent information between the CRL and ARS publication, the ARS publication will prevail.
All entries must be grown in the exhibitor’s private outdoor garden by the exhibitor and be correctly named and classified.
Pacific Northwest District entry tags will be available at the Rose Show. Every entry (vase) requires an entry tag. Challenge classes consisting of specimens in separate containers must have an entry tag for each container, with the variety therein correctly named. The Show Committee will furnish all containers, for all classes, unless otherwise specified in this schedule. All vases including large and small English Boxes, picture frames, and photo mattes will be on a first come basis.
This is a varietal (alphabetical) show. With the exception of Challenge Classes, each specimen will be entered alphabetically according to the first letter in the first name of the variety; e.g., Helmut Schmidt will be entered in the H section. Each variety in each class will constitute a separate class to be judged separately. Exhibitors may make as many entries as desired in each class unless otherwise specified in the show schedule for specific classes.
Exhibitors may only use green Styrofoam or rose material as wedging to position a specimen in its container. The Seattle Rose Society will provide green Styrofoam material. Exhibitors are encouraged to keep the wedging material from protruding above the lip of the vase. A judge may penalize an entry if wedging material extends above the top of the vase according to its degree of distraction.
Entries receiving ribbons will be so designated with colored dots for first, second, and third in each class including challenge classes. Entries displayed on the trophy table will be affixed with SRS rosettes. All those who desire ribbons for their winning entries must request them from the Registration Table by filling out an envelope and the ribbons will be mailed to the exhibitor after the rose show. Trophies will be given at the discretion of the judges. All trophy winners must have won a blue ribbon in their class. If an entry is not of trophy quality, the award will be withheld. The decision of the judges is final unless the check committee discovers a violation of show rules.
Entries will be disqualified if they are misnamed, mis-classed, unlabeled or mislabeled, exhibited stem-on-stem (with the exception of OGR’s and shrubs), show the presence of a foreign substance, are not disbudded (for 1-bloom-per-stem specimens), or are otherwise in violation of the rules of the show.
Trophies will be awarded at 2:00 p.m., Saturday June 11th. Winners should be present or make arrangements for the acceptance of their awards. Any awards/trophies unclaimed on June 11th become the property of the Seattle Rose Society.
Blue ribbon specimens in the Junior, Novice and Small Garden sections are eligible for the Courts of Honor. Best in show is selected from single container trophy winners.
The Show Committee, Seattle Rose Society, and Factoria Mall shall not be liable for loss or damage to entries, containers, property, or for injury to persons attending the rose show. By entering in the 2016 Seattle Rose Show, exhibitors agree that they will hold the Show Committee, Seattle Rose Society, and Factoria Mall harmless from any such loss or damage arising out of that exhibitor’s participation.