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BIS Virtual Winter Show 2021/2022

Welcome to our 2021/2022 Virtual Winter Show. Members have submitted their images under the above classes. Please use the navigation buttons above to see the entries. Unfortunately, there were no entries for class 3 this year. The judges have now made there awards as follows, using the criteria as far as possible that they would use in a 'live' show.

Class 1
1st 49 'Clarence' Clive Sergeant
2nd 55 'Midnight Caller' Christine Jarvis
3rd 60 unknown Tony Chu
Class 2
1st 54 I. confusa Brenda Nickels
2nd 55 I. robusta 'Gerald Darby' Jeremy Handy
3rd 50 I. ensata x louisiana Julie Scott
Class 4
1st 65 Happy Bedfellows Karen Saunders
2nd 68 Christine Jarvis
3rd Joint 51 Julie Scott
64 Jeremy Handy
Class 5
Ist Joint 58 Judi Deakin
64 Holding Hands Brenda Nickels
3rd Joint 69 Shield Bug Nursery Jane Stephenson Ingram
70 Jill Whitehead
Class 6
1st 50 Judi Deakin
2nd 49 Jill Whitehead
3rd 51 Julie Scott
Best in Show
Class 4 65 Happy Bedfellows Karen Saunders

Happy Bedfellows by Karen Saunders



For reference, the show rules are given below:

This show will be open to members of the BIS and also to members of the 6 groups.
Classes are as follows:
Class 1. Any reblooming Bearded iris. To include Bearded Species. Date of rebloom
Class 2. Any early or late flowering Beardless iris, including Species, water iris and
winter flowering varieties.
Class 3. Any type of late flowering/reblooming Historic iris, (Bearded or Beardless)
pre 1959. Date of flowering/rebloom required.
Class 4. A garden scene which must include some type of iris/Iridaceae.
Class 5. An abstract/creative photo of an iris or other Iridaceae. e.g. just the beard.
Class 6. An artistic floral display which should include irises or other Iridaceae.
We would welcome other iris related photos which can be displayed alongside the
competition, these would not be judged.
To enter:
Exhibitors may submit up to 3 entries per class.
For classes 1-3 please send 2 photos per entry, 1 of the whole stem and another of
a close up of a bloom on the stem. That way the judges can do a similar job to that at
one of our normal iris shows.
Give the name of the varieties you are entering unless they are seedlings.
Do not use photoshop.
Photos must have been taken during the 2021 flowering season and not have been
entered in our previous virtual or live shows.
Send your entries to by the 31st December 2021
Entries will be numbered so that they are anonymous when they are judged.
BIS judges will be asked to make their choices.
Members are encouraged to view entries in the member's area of the website and
may vote for their favourite by e-mailing with name and number of
We would like to use any photos submitted for publicity purposes, e.g. Newsletter,
Yearbook or Facebook. Please let us know if you are not happy with that.