Re: AIS Judging (Was Hybridizers Seedllings)
On Wed, 27 Nov 1996 CEMahan@aol.com wrote:
> I know of no REPEAT no AIS judge who votes for an iris based on seeing a
> picture...this is absolutely wrong and I don't believe it is done. On the
> other hand any AIS member (judge or not judge) can vote in the Symposium for
> the most popular TB irises....and I fear some people (NOT judges) do vote for
> irises they have only seen pictures of... there are not really any rules
> about Symposium voting other than "do you like the iris." Hope this
> clarifies. Clarence Mahan
Not to drawn this out further - *but* I do know the difference
the symposium and the AIS awards' voting. When I first glanced at
it, I thought the whole post was a flame but since it came from
my friend Clarence, I decided he was trying to educate me. :-)
One doesn't know on what basis anyone votes (unless one is clair-
voyant) unless one personally reports every vote to you.
I know that there was a discussion on this list about AIS judges
voting on the basis of pix - but to suggest that only `just folks'
like we growers, who are not judges or hybridizers, would be so
unethical to vote on seeing a photo smacks of elitism....they
are bad apples in every barrel.
Ellen Gallagher firstname.lastname@example.org