British Iris Society
Iris Photo Competition Winter 2020

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.

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 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 31st December 2020. Entries will be
numbered so that they are anonymous when they are judged.

In January, 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 exhibit.

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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