The vast majority of orchid hobbyists discover their passion through local orchid shows. AOS judges seek to serve the orchid community by providing orchid judging along with education at all judging events. AOS judging centers serve AOS affiliated societies as judges at local shows and outreach judgings through judging centers The judging center chair will guide affiliates through the process to request judging at local orchid shows. If a society is not yet an AOS affiliate, they may qualify for an outreach judging. During an outreach judging, a group of judges may travel to attend the society member meeting and conduct an AOS judging while explaining the process. Judging is much more than awards, with a great emphasis on education. Request AOS judging for a show and Pay Show Fees online.