Daffodil Judging Schools

ADS Judging Schools Chairman
Catherine Felton
978-729-8990 (Cell)

ADS Judges Credentials Chairman
Carol Barrett

ADS Chairman Judging Refreshers
Carolyn Hawkins

We encourage all Daffodil Show chairmen to invite Daffodil Student Judges to judge in your shows. This will give them valuable experience and further their training as they work to become accredited judges. Carol Barrett has the current list of ALL judges, and will send it upon request. Please note: Additional Judges reference material, forms, and guidelines for a successful Judges Refresher can be found on our Judging Schools, Refreshers, Forms page.

ADS Judges Handbook:
The Handbook for Growing, Exhibiting, and Judging Daffodils, Fifth Edition, 2007 has recently been reviewed and revised. This document contains the changes that will be applied to the handbook; Changes to the ADS Judges Handbook, Rev. 1/5/2018.

The 2018 Judges Refreshers are listed below:
(Judges Refreshers curriculum needs advanced approval by Carolyn Hawkins, ADS Chairman Judging Refreshers.)

  • Amity, OR, Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 12:30 pm
    Amity High School, 503 Oak St, Amity, OR 97101
    Presenters are: Elise Havens, Steve Vinisky, Theresa Fritchle
    Topics include;
    Section 1: Topics relevant to exhibiting: grooming, transporting, staging of daffodils.
    Section 2: Review of the Point Scales for judging, with examples of the number of points to deduct for major, moderate, and minor faults.
    Section 3: Judging ethics; special problems in judging: Multi Flowered Upper Divisions (Div. 5, Div. 7, Div. 8) and Judging Collections.
    Coda: Brief review of recent changes to the Judges Manual.
    Contact – Theresa Fritchle at email or phone 503-777-6391
  • Memphis,TN, Friday afternoon, March 23
    Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN, in the Gardening Office Library from 2 to 3 p.m. Ted Snazelle will present “A Refresher on Judging Criteria for Daffodils”. He has also prepared handouts for this refresher.
    Contact – Molly Hampton at email
  • ADS National Convention, Sunday morning, April 8, 2018
    Keith Kridler will present “Judging Historic Daffodils” for the Judges Refresher at the ADS National Convention being held in Franklin, TN (the Greater Nashville area), 9:00AM to 10:00AM in the ‘Quarter Horse/Palomino’ room at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs Hotel.
  • Nantucket, MA, Saturday, April 28, 2018
    Bartlett’s Ocean View Farm, 33 Bartlett Farm Rd., Nantucket, MA 02554
    Cathy Felton will present “Refresher for Judges – Collections and the recent ADS Award Changes”.
    Contact – Carol Barrett at email

The 2018 Judges Schools are listed below:

  • Judging School III, March 27, 2018 – Richmond, VA
    Kent-Valentine House, 12 East Franklin St., Richmond, VA
    Contact – Janet Hickman (Chairman), (434) 384-0314,
  • Judging School III, April 5, 2018 – Franklin, TN
    2018 National Daffodil Convention, Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, Franklin, TN
    Contact – Cathy Felton (Chairman), (978) 729-8990,
    This Judging School will take place in the ‘Appaloosa’, room at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs Hotel.

    Registration and additional information for Judging School III in Franklin, TN can be found in this 2018 ADS Judging School III Franklin TN registration form.

  • ADS Judging School II, April 12, 2018 – Greenwich, CT
    Greenwich, CT
    Contact – Susan Scheiffelin (School Chairman), (203) 861-4130,

Please consider attending any of our schools and passing the information on to friends who might also be interested in our judging schools.