ACS Certified Judging Schools

ACS Certified Judging Schools

Registration Information for Scheduled ACS Certified Judging Schools

CLASS SCHEDULE

If you have questions about becoming a judge, updating your accreditation, or are interested in scheduling an ACS Certified Judging School, please call Lorie Huff at  (877) 422-6355 or send an email with details to Lorie Huff.

ACS JUDGES' RE-ACCREDITATION SCHOOL
ATLANTIC COAST CAMELLIA SOCIETY CONVENTION
MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2023

Monday, October 2, 2023
Time:  1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time
Judges' Re-certification Symposium
Instructors:  Carol and Jerry Selph
Location:  Embassy Suites by Hilton Savannah Airport
Address:  145 W. Mulberry Blvd., Savannah, GA 31407 

Registration Instructions: Send an email to the course instructor, Carol Selph, with the title “ACS Judges’ Re-accreditation School – ACCS Convention 2023”.
You must list: (1) Name, (2) Phone number, (3) Club/society and (4) email address.
Carol Selph’s email address is:  carolselphaccs@gmail.com

 

ACS JUDGES' RE-ACCREDITATION SCHOOL
GULF COAST CAMELLIA SOCIETY CONVENTION
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2023

Friday, October 13, 2023
Time:  1:00 p.m. Central Daylight Savings Time
Novice School and Judges' Re-certification Symposium
Instructor:  Jim Campbell
Location:  Marriott Courtyard
Address:  101 N. Park Blvd., Covington, LA 70433 

Registration Instructions: Send an email to the course instructor, Jim Campbell, with the title “ACS Judges’ Re-accreditation School – GCCS Convention 2023”.
Registration Deadline:  October 10, 2023
You must list: (1) Name, (2) Phone number, (3) Club/society and (4) email address.
Jim Campbell’s email address is:  rivercamellia@bellsouth.net

 

Requirements for instructing an ACS Re-accreditation Judging School

Instructors are responsible for verifying judge accreditation by ensuring that participants have met requirements and are ACS members in good standing.  Instructors are required to give the Judge Exam to all novices and the test can be administered to re-certifying judges, but isn't required for re-accreditation. A list of students along with the judge status they are seeking to gain and test results are also required for submission to ACS headquarters either by mail or electronically.  A signature of the instructor and date of the class, along with the name of the sponsoring camellia club or society are also required on the Judge Class Roster included in the Judge School Instructor's Tool Kit.  Materials for teaching are available online and by mail.  Powerpoint presentations are also available and can be downloaded or copied to a thumbdrive for the instructor's use.
To schedule an ACS Certified Judging School, please send an email to ACS with the date, time, location, instructor name and registration instructions to ACS when a class is scheduled. Contact Lorie Huff with any questions at (877) 422-6355.

 

Requirements for Becoming a Novice Judge

  • Applicant must be an American Camellia Society member in good standing.  (Click Here to Join the American Camellia Society or Renew Your Membership)

  • Applicant must be a member of a local club or society.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.

  • Attend an ACS Novice Judging School and pass the ACS Judges Exam.

  • Serve as a clerk at a minimum of two ACS Cooperative Camellia Shows.

  • Own and grow at least 10 camellia varieties.

  • Exhibit a minimum of 10 blooms at ACS Cooperative Camellia Shows within the past two years.

  • Complete novice judge requirements in no more than five (5) years.

  • Applicant must complete a Novice Judge Application Form and submit the one-time processing fee of $10 to the American Camellia Society after taking a novice class. Click here for Novice Judge Application Form and online check out for $10 Application Fee.

  • Applicant's contact information will be published on the Judges’ List (which is accessible online to members only) for the purpose of being contacted for show participation and to assist clubs in the development of show programs.

 

Requirements for Becoming an Accredited Judge

  • Applicant must be an American Camellia Society member in good standing.  (Click Here to Join the American Camellia Society or Renew Your Membership)

  • Applicant must be a member of a local club or society.

  • Applicant must have served as a Novice Judge in at least six (6) ACS Cooperative Shows over a two (2) to five (5) year period.

  • Own and grow at least 20 camellia varieties.

  • ​Exhibit a minimum of 25 blooms at ACS Cooperative Camellia Shows.

  • Become familiar with the characteristic of at least 50 different camellia varieties.

  • Be recommended as qualifed to become an Accredited Judge by at least two Accredited Judges.

  • Each Accredited Judge is required to attend an ACS Judging School/Judges’ Symposium every 5 years.

ACS Certified Judging Schools