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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.

2024 Hosta Show Events

May 11 — Georgia Hosta Society
June 1 — The Daffodil and Hosta Society of Western PA
June 15 — Central Ohio Hosta Society
June 18-22 — AHS National Convention in Marlborough, MA
June 29 — Midland Hosta Society
July 1 — Midwest Regional Hosta Convention in Fond du Lac, WI

2024 Judges Boot Camp

The following judges’ training sessions will be held at the AHS National Convention in Marlborough, MA!
June 18 — Judges Clinic I, Part 1: 1:00-3:00 pm
June 18 — Judges Clinic II, Part 2: 3:00-5:00 pm
June 18 — Judges Clinic II: 6:00-8:00 pm
June 21 — Judges Clinic III: 2:00 pm

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 Display

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

Classification List

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.

(Updated January 24, 2024)

2024 Full Classification list

2024 Simplified Classification List (primarily used to code entry tags)

Cover pages for full and simplified classification lists

Quick Reference Table of Leaf Sizes and Color

Contact Judging & Exhibitions

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