Staging AHS Accredited Daylily Shows

The American Hemerocallis Society mission statement includes the desire to provide the general public with education and exposure to the daylily. To help with this mission, members and local daylily groups choose to host a daylily exhibition show and are proud to have their daylilies on display for the public’s viewing pleasure. An AHS Accredited Show may be given by a local group when they meet the requirements outlined in the AHS Exhibitions Handbook. The AHS Exhibitions Handbook is the complete guide for conducting and judging Daylily Shows. It is the primary document for all AHS Judges and for those hosting Daylily Shows. It is also the basis for all judges training and materials for instructors.

View the Handbook

Staging Accredited Daylily Shows

How Does This Work? Who To Contact Tabulation Program Additional Show Resources

How does a local group stage an official, accredited Daylily Show?

At least eight to ten weeks before the show date, the Application for AHS Show Accreditation forms must be requested from the AHS Exhibitions’ Chair or downloaded from the links below. The show must arrange for AHS-certified judges to judge the show. NO other judges are accepted. It is the show’s responsibility to arrange for at least three judges from the official list to judge the event. These judges must be identified on the show application.

The Application for AHS Show Accreditation is to be completed and returned to the AHS Exhibitions’ Chair at least six weeks prior to the show date. A tentative show schedule must also be sent with the application (a sample format can also be downloaded below.)

After the show, a final show report must be sent to the AHS Exhibitions Chair within two weeks after the show. A show is NOT fully accredited until the Final Report and all required judges’ ballots, tabulations, and forms have been received and until tabulations have been verified by the AHS Exhibitions’ Chair or the Exhibitions Committee

All documents to apply for AHS show accreditation are shown below.

AHS Letter To Show Chairs

Application for Show Accreditation

Request for Insurance Certificate

Classification at AHS Shows Information

The Sample Show Schedule in MS-Word.doc format

Seedling Distinction Scoring Worksheet

AHS 2-D Logo Sheet

Request for AHS Membership Brochures

AHS Final Show Report

For additional questions or additional information, please contact:

Patty Franklin
15230 Birmingham Hwy
Alpharetta, GA 30004

List of Registered Spiders, List of Registered Polymerous, List of Registered Unusual Forms, List of Zero-size Registered Cultivars and the List of Registered Doubles for Exhibit in AHS Exhibitions can now be run using the “Advanced Search” features of the AHS Registrations database Click HERE.

The AHS Best In Show Tabulation Program

This is a computer program developed by Dr. Robert O. Stanton, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at St. John’s University, and an AHS Senior Exhibition Judge. It may be used to tabulate and determine the Best in Show at AHS accredited shows. The program is intended to eliminate the tedious, time-consuming, and error-prone process of doing this tabulation by hand. If judges’ scores are entered into the program as they are received, the Best in Show should be determined within seconds of the entry of the final set of scores. A new version (Version 4- March 2022) has replaced the older version.

The program has been tested extensively and thoroughly for accuracy. The printout of the tabulation report from this program will be accepted by the AHS Show Chairman as a part of the official report.

The program is developed for computers using Microsoft Windows software. It will work “as is” on many computers with this operating system. However, some versions of Windows may require additional files for the program to work. Feel free to contact Dr. Stanton if you have any questions. Note that it is essential to check the program beforehand and not wait until the day of the show.

Download the Tabulations Program

When you click on the above link, your computer may say that it is unsafe to download this program. (It is safe) Go ahead and download. When the software is downloaded, select the Save to file option. To run the software after it is on your computer, hit the Start button and select Run. Click Browse to locate the program on your computer. Once its name, AHSBestInShowVersion4.exe, is in the Open dialog box, click OK to run the program.

Exhibition Shows for Enthusiasts (click to download PowerPoint Presentation)

Preparing To Exhibit Daylilies (click to download PowerPoint Presentation)

Transporting Daylilies for Exhibitions

Grooming Clinic (Video)

The Hang-tag: A Simple guide for Exhibitors and Show Volunteers (click to download PowerPoint Presentation)

The American Daylily Society