Awards are presented in the name of ‘The National Rose Society of Australia’.
They are presented as follows:
Gold Medal (above 75%)
Silver Medal (73% – 74.99%)
Bronze Medal (70% – 72.99%)
Certificate of Merit (68% – 69.99%)
The rose with the highest mark becomes ‘Australia’s Rose of the Year’ and receives the ‘Marion de Boehme Memorial Award’ for the ‘Best Rose in the Trial’.
- Legh Davis Award – for the best Australian bred rose.
- Jamie Irwin Award – for the most pest and disease tolerant rose
- The Gifu Award (Japanese) – for the most fragrant rose
- The Hamilton Award (New Zealand) – for the best hybrid tea rose
- The Rose Hills Trophy (California) – for the best Floribunda rose
- The Gerald Meylan Perpetual Trophy – for the best shrub or groundcover rose
Award Ceremonies are held in October of each year, where the award winning roses are displayed and released to the media and public.
Progress Judging results of the cultivars are forwarded once in the first year at the completion of their assessments, and twice in the second year – in January and on completion in May to those who submitted the roses for trial.