Here are instructions for entering the Sydney B. Mitchell Iris Society virtual show:

To enter the virtual show, please send pictures of your iris (preferably both a flower shot and a stalk shot) to Jean Richter. You can email pictures to, text pictures to (510) 205-4033, or send them via U.S. mail to 1226 High Street, Alameda, CA 94501. Please send your pictures in by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on Monday, May 15. If an iris variety could be considered in multiple categories (for example, "Unicorn" could be entered in tall bearded, historic, or space age), please indicate which section you'd like it to be entered into. In addition to the usual iris sections, we will also have a section for un-named iris, so feel free to send in those as well! Anyone can enter the show (not just SBMIS members).

Here are the sections for the show:

Miniature Dwarf Bearded
Standard Dwarf Bearded
Intermediate Bearded
Miniature Tall Bearded
Border Bearded
Tall Bearded
Space Age
Aril or Arilbred
Californicae (Pacific Coast Iris)
Historic Iris (introduced in 1993 or earlier: please indicate introduction year)
Species or Species Hybrids
Miscellaneous (any type of iris not listed above)
Seedlings (iris you have hybridized but not yet introduced for sale)
Artistic Arrangements
Mystery Iris (un-named)

Judges will choose a best iris in show. The winner of the best iris in show will receive a $50 gift certificate to the iris grower of their choice.

If you have iris that bloom after May 15, Mt. Diablo Iris Society is also having a virtual show, and is accepting entrants up to July 1. Email for more information.