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.


2020 Judging Seminar Schedule

Due to COVID-19 we will not be having our normal judging seminars…stay tuned for virtual learning opportunities.

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 the ADS Digest for signon info.  Judging information is about half way down the Member Info Page.)