Rules updated December 2020 to include classes 7 & 8, as the Early Spring show has been cancelled due to Covid.

British Iris Society
Iris Photo Competition Winter 2020/Early Spring 2021

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-bloomrequired.
Class 2. Any early or late flowering beardless iris, including Species, water iris and winterflowering 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.
Members are encouraged to view entries on the BIS website and may vote for those they favour by emailing with name and number of exhibits.
We would like to use any photos submitted for publicity purposes, eg Yearbook, Newsletters, or Facebook. Please let us know if you are not happy with that.

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