Plants are judged for different types of AOS Awards with some awarded to the grower. AOS members can view the latest awards. There is no entry fee to have your plant judged. Should it receive an award a fee is charged to cover administrative expenses with an easy way to Pay for Awards online. Discover the importance of orchid photography. There are special annual awards given by the AOS Board of Trustees at the spring members meeting to exceptional plants awarded in the preceding calendar year. AOS photographers also receive awards for their work. Nominations are made by the Judging Centers and voted on by the entire AOS Judging Committee.