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BIS Virtual Winter Show 2020/2021

Welcome to our Virtual Winter Show.

Members have kindly sent in photographs which you can see under the different class headings. Please use the navigation buttons above. The BIS judges have made their decisions based on similar criteria to an actual show. Likewise, members have also chosen and you will find the results below along with the original invitation:

Class 1 BIS Judges Class 1 Members' votes
1st Joint 54 Karen Saunders 1st 53 Jeremy Handy
1st Joint 55 Fred Raines 2nd 51 Ben Lawn
3rd 53 Jeremy Handy 3rd 54 Karen Saunders
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Class 2 BIS Judges Class 2 Members' votes
1st 50 Bob Hollingworth 1st 54 Julie Scott
2nd 58 Jennifer Hewitt 2nd 49 Bob Hollingworth
3rd 49 Bob Hollingworth
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Class 3 BIS Judges Class 3 Members' votes
1st 60 Jane Stephenson Ingram 1st 60 Jane Stephenson Ingram
2nd 59 Jane Stephenson Ingram 2nd 56 Jackie Nowak
3rd Joint 51 Ben Lawn
3rd Joint 61 Jane Stephenson Ingram
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Class 4 BIS Judges Class 4 Members' votes
1st 49 Julie Scott 1st 57 Jane Stephenson Ingram
2nd Joint 57 Jane Stephenson Ingram 2nd Joint 51 Julie Scott
2nd Joint 60 Jill Whitehead 2nd Joint 55 Jackie Nowak
2nd Joint 60 Jill Whitehead
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Class 5 BIS Judges Class 5 Members' votes
1st 50 Julie Scott 1st Joint 52 Robert Frith
2nd Joint 63 Fern Harden 1st Joint 53 Karen Saunders
2nd Joint 65 Fern Harden 1st Joint 59 Chris Towers
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Class 6 BIS Judges Class 6 Members' votes
1st 54 Fern Harden 1st 51 Jill Whitehead
2nd 49 India Hurst 2nd 52 Fern Harden
3rd 51 Jill Whitehead
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Class 7 BIS Judges Class 7 Members' votes
1st 57 Christine Jarvis 1st Joint 49 John Mullen
2nd 56 Jennifer Hewitt 1st Joint 57 Christine Jarvis
3rd 61 Jill Whitehead
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Class 8 BIS Judges Class 8 Members' Votes
1st 52 Christine Jarvis 1st 52 Christine Jarvis
2nd 51 Christine Jarvis 2nd 51 Christine Jarvis
3rd 50 John Mullen

The Best in Show was awarded to

Class 8 entry 52 Crocus banaticus by Christine Jarvis


The original invitation:

Following the large number of entries, we received for the on-line iris competition we held in May, we have decided to hold another. This show will be open to BIS members and also to members of the five BIS Groups.
The classes are as follows:

Class 1. Any re-blooming bearded iris. To include bearded species. Date of re-bloom
Class 2. Any early or late flowering beardless iris, including Species, water iris and winter
flowering varieties.
Class 3. Any type of historic iris, pre 1950.
Class 4. A garden scene which must include some type of iris/Iridaceae.
Class 5. An abstract/creative photo of an iris or Iridaceae. e.g. Just the beard.
Class 6. An artistic floral display which should include irises or Iridaceae.
Class 7. Reticulate iris
Class 8. Crocus

To enter, just choose a photo of an iris that you have grown that fits one of the classes above. It would be helpful if you can send us a photo of the whole stem and a closer one showing one of the blooms on the stem. Three different irises can be entered for each class.

Please do not use Photoshop!

Photos must have been taken during the 2020 flowering season or up to the cut-off date and not entered for our previous photo show. Also, photos of entries to previous ‘live’ BIS shows are not permitted. Please note this rule does not apply to Class 5. Give the name of the varieties you are entering, unless they are seedlings.
Send your entries to by 6th February 2021. Entries will be numbered so that they are anonymous when they are judged. After the 6th February, we will ask our BIS judges to make their choices.