Judges Training – Photo by Ron Miner

DSO is a participating society of the American Dahlia Society (ADS).  We host two ADS sanctioned shows each season.  In order to host these shows we must have ADS qualified judges to judge at the shows.  To this end, DSO, under the direction of the Judging Chair, offers a rigorous program to recruit, train, and maintain the credentials of ADS judges within the DSO membership.  We are also fortunate to have ADS qualified judges from other societies help judge at our shows.  In turn, our judges may judge at other ADS sanctioned shows across North America.


2022 Judging Seminar Schedule

We plan to have a seminar at the picnic and one at the Petitti Show.

Documents from previous year’s seminars


Judging Requirements Documents


Archive of judging articles originally published in the Digest

Go to Archive


Link to ADS Website Judging info:

ADS Members can find more judging information on the ADS website.
(You will need to sign into the members section. See a recent ADS Bulletin for signon information (page 5).  Judging information is about half way down the Member Info Page.)