Requirements for Application to the Judges Panel


Amended 2009


Article 1. Be a person of high integrity in the fancy and the community.


Article 2. Be a member in good standing of A.C.S. for at least 5 years prior to applying to the Judges panel.


Article 3. Must have bred, A.C.S. closed banded, and exhibited your own cockatiels for the past 3 years, as an advanced exhibitor, with your own coded A.C.S. bands. No two exhibitors may qualify for the Judges Panel with a partnership band or with the same bird.


Article 4. Must have bred, A.C.S. closed banded, and exhibited one cockatiel to its champion status; also, must have bred, A.C.S. closed-banded and exhibited 1 other cockatiel to championship points. The champion B.I.D. wins must be under different Judges. OR Five cockatiels must have a combined total of at least 45 points earned under different Judges. Data on birds with championship points must be verified by the Point Registrar.


Article 5. Must know, understand and agree to always judge to the current A.C.S. standard of excellence. Be willing to take the apprentice program, receive passing grades and abide by all A.C.S. Judges Rules and Regulations.


Article 6. May not be an officer or judge in any national cockatiel society other than A.C.S.


Article 7. Must have reached his/her 21st birthday.


Article 8. All Judges and applicants will be required to pay a fee of $30.00 at time of filing their application. This fee includes the cost application processing, "Judges Rules & Regulations" Booklet and the Judges name badge. $10.00 in fees paid will be refunded if the Board of Directors rejects applicant.


Article 9. A $10.00 annual fee will be assessed each Panel Judge, payable January 1st of each year.


Article 10. Must make a formal request, in writing, to the Chairman of the Judges Panel, giving qualifications: shows and dates of shows where points were earned and all other information pertinent to the above articles.


Article 11. The A.C.S. Judges Panel shall not exceed 30 members. There must be a vacancy on the panel to apply for admission.


Article 12. Any Judge may be removed or suspended from the Judges Panel for flagrant violation of any of these articles. This will require a ¾ majority vote of the entire Board of Directors.


Article 13. Must serve as show secretary in one A.C.S. show with an A.C.S. Panel Judge presiding.


Article 14. Must serve as steward and classify entering cockatiels at two (2) A.C.S. Judged shows.


Article 15. Any of the above rules may be waived, changed or altered by a ¾-majority vote of the entire Board of Directors.




Apprentice Judges Rules, Regulations and Procedures


  1. After meeting all requirements to apply to the Judges Panel, applicant must request a standard Judges panel application form from the Chairman of the Judges Panel. The applicant will be sent the form and copy of "Rules and Regulations" booklet. The Chairman will verify the information submitted on the returned form.

  2. Chairman will submit applicant's name to Judges Panel for comments on applicant's ethics, morals, or other pertinent information. Chairman will request a response from Judges Panel within 15 days.

  3. If approved by a simple majority of votes cast by the Judges Panel, testing may begin anytime within 60 days.

  4. If the apprentice successfully completes the testing program, his/her name will be submitted to the Board of Directors for a vote of approval or disapproval. This decision must be made within 30 days.

  5. The chairman will notify the applicant of the result.

  6. If approved by the Board of Directors, at the completion of the apprentice program, the new judge will enter a probation period to last one year. During this probation period, the new Judge will not be able to administer any testing procedures to any apprentice Judges. The Advisory Board will review all new Judges at the end of their initial year.