West and Midlands Iris Group
Virtual Show 2022

Welcome to our Virtual Show and thank you all for taking the time to send in such an interesting range of entries.

You can view the different classes using the buttons below. If you want to see an individual picture, then click on it and return to the class page by using the browser's back button.

 Bearded Class
 Beardless Class
 Other Iridaceae Class
 Species Class
 Garden View Class
 Creative Class

Voting has now been completed and the winners are:-

Class 1 (Bearded)
1st 65: Karen Saunders with 'Bluebeard's Ghost'
with only one vote separating it from Joint Seconds
49: Judi Deakin with 'Bumblebee Deelite'
57: Audrey Fox with 'Mer du Sud'

Class 2 (Beardless)
1st 62: Fern Harden with Iris pseudata 'Tsukiyono'
2nd 61: James Watson with 'Black Gamecock'

Class 3 (Other Iridaceae)
Joint First
56: James Watson with Crocus
57: Jill Whitehead with Tigridia chiapensis
Joint second were:
51 Brenda Nickels with Sisyrinchium 'Californian Skies'
54: Chris Jarvis with Neomarica caerulea

Class 4 (Species)
1st 49: James Watson with Iris tectorum
Joint second were:
56: Chris Jarvis with Iris lazica
57 Brenda Nickels with Iris timofejewii

Class 5 (Garden)
1st 59: Karen Saunders 'Room with a view'

Class 6 (Creative)
1st 58: Brenda Nickels 'Greek Helmut'
Joint Second:
59: Fern Harden
54: Judi Deakin 'Here's looking at you'

Best in Show : This proved too tricky for a number of those who chose their favourites, so in the end it was a very close run thing with two winners!
Class 2 62: Fern Harden with Iris pseudata 'Tsukiyono'
Class 5 59: Karen Saunders with her 'Room with a View'

With very many thanks to who all participated!

West & Midlands Iris Group Virtual Show 2022 -Rules

1. Send your images, indicating which class you are entering to info@westandmidlandsirisgroup.org.uk
2. There are six classes:
• Class 1. Bearded iris
• Class 2. Beardless iris
• Class 3. Other Iridaceae
• Class 4. Species iris
• Class 5. Iridaceae in a garden setting
• Class 6. An abstract/creative photo of an iris or Iridaceae. e.g. Just the beard.
We are limiting the number of entries to three in each class.
3. They will be numbered, so it is anonymous and will be added to our website - www.westandmidlandsirisgroup.org.uk
4. Irises can be photographed from now on with a cut-off date of the 14th August 2022. Please send your images between 1st August and the 14th August. The image should encompass the whole of the flower spike and to be fairer to all, we would prefer that you didn't use photoshop, but cropping of the entry is allowed. It would also be helpful to have the name of the iris, that is if you know it!
5. After this date, we will be asking members to vote for their favourite in each class. Votes will be counted and a certificate will be awarded for each class and we will feature the winning entries in our Newsletter. We would also like to use any photos which are submitted for publicity purposes, eg Newsletters or for Facebook, so please say if you are not happy with that.
6. In the event of any tie, Ian our Show Secretary will have the casting vote!

Finally – Good Luck!