West and Midlands Iris Group
Virtual Show 2023

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)
Joint First
59: James Watson with a TB seedling
69: Jane Stephenson Ingram with 'Maui Moonlight'

Class 2 (Beardless)
1st 63: Alun Whitehead with a PCI seedling
Joint Second
50: Brenda Nickels with Iris graminea
52: Judi Deakin with an ensata seedling
58: Jane Stephenson Ingram with 'Summer Skies'
59: James Watson with a PCI

Class 3 (Other Iridaceae)
1st 51: Chris Jarvis with Neomarica caerulea
Joint Second
49: Sue Bedwell with Moraea aristata
54: James Watson with crocus
59: Jill Whitehead with Crocus 'Jeanne d'Arc'

Class 4 (Species)
1st 53: Chris Jarvis with Iris attica
2nd 62: Sue Bedwell with Iris japonica 'Rudolph Spring'

Class 5 (Garden)
1st 59: Jane Stephenson Ingram with Geoff's seat
Joint Second
60: Chris Jarvis
61: Jackie Bostock with Rajah's Royal Scene

Class 6 (Creative)
Joint First
49:Carol Poulton
55: Jane Stephenson Ingram
3rd 50: Jill Whitehead

Best in Show : This proved too tricky for some, so in the end it was a very close run thing with two winners!
Joint First
Class 4 53: Chris Jarvis with Iris attica
Class 4 62: Sue Bedwell with Iris japonica 'Rudolph Spring'

With very many thanks to who all participated!

West & Midlands Iris Group Virtual Show 2023 -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 2023. 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!