Hosta Show Judging
Those who participate in sanctioned Hosta Shows enjoy displaying their “perfect” hosta leaf or design.
Hosta Show judges play an important role! Read on for more information about judging and best practices.
Hosta Show Judges
Please remember to send your records to the Judges Records and Training Chair so that you can stay accredited. You will notice on the judges list this year that we have not heard from quite a few of our judges. It is up to the discretion of the show judges’ chair whether they can be a part of a judging team. Please consult your judging handbook for additional information or contact the respective committee member. To order hosta show entry cards, contact Chuck Zdeb.
VP for Judging and Exhibitions — Kathie Sisson
Judges Training Chair — Chuck Zdeb
Judges Records Chair — Sandra Bussell
Hosta Show Chair — Chuck Zdeb
Garden Performance Chair — Michael Greanya
Show Classification Chair — Sarah DaPra
Scroll to the end of this page to contact any of these individuals.
Hosta Show Ribbons
One location you may contact to order show ribbons is:
Stineman Ribbon Company
128 Ribbon Lane
South Fork, PA 15956
Hosta Show Judges Handbook & Information
Active Judges List
Please make certain that every judge that you invite to participate in an AHS Accredited Hosta Show appears on the official list of AHS Judges for 2023.
If you believe that someone is qualified to judge, but is not listed, please contact Sandra Bussell below for verification. We have had a number of judges resign or elect to go to Emeritus status. Anyone not listed, or cleared by the Judges Records Chair, may NOT judge at your show. Failure to comply with this rule may result in your show not being accredited.
See Members Area For Current Judges Lists.
Local Societies, please contact us below with your Judges Clinic details
We made some changes and we now offer more choices to print information for the shows. With printing costs so high, the 72 page form is a nice touch.
To report problems or inaccuracies on any of the classification lists, or if you have suggestions for making improvements on next year’s list, please contact Sarah DaPra using the form at the end of this page.
2023 Simplified Classification List (primarily used to code entry tags)
Contact Judging & Exhibitions
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