How To Vote
PubIic voting is the most unique aspect of these rose trials. The general public decide the winners of all categories by casting votes for their favourite five roses. A tally of all votes awards the winners.
Unlike most other rose competitions around the world which are judged by experts, the New Zealand Rose of the Year has been judged by the public since 2004.
New Zealand Rose of the Year - Award Categories
New Zealand Rose of the Year
Best New Zealand Raised Rose
Best Hybrid Tea Rose
Best Floribunda Rose
Best Shrub Rose - *NEW in 2017*
Best Climbing Rose
Most Fragrant Rose
Children’s Choice Award
How to Vote – You be the Judge
Be in to win your own rose to take home!*
Visit the Rogers Rose Garden
Pick up a voting card from the information tent
Take a stroll through the Garden while viewing the competition roses. These are the roses marked with white number cards
Choose your five favourite roses
Complete your voting card
Place voting card in the ballot box in the Rogers Rose Garden
*We have the 2016 NZ Rose of the Year, ‘Christchurch Remembers’ to give away as spot prizes each day.
Make sure you put your completed voting card in the ballot box to be in to win!