On closer inspection of the canes, there does not appear to be many previous flowerings (ie no dead flower stubble). There is potential for this orchid to produce more flowers per raceme in the future as this plant matures.
I'm not recommending it for an award due to the closed/cuppy nature of the flowers, and the petals are a bit narrow relative to the sepals/dorsal.
Deb Boersma (Student Judge, Great Lakes Judging Center)
Dendrobium Australian Artist
These Australian dendrobiums are beautiful and this one is no exception. The plant looks well grown and healthy but has not reached the potential for a cultural award as these can be extremely large and floriferous plants. Kudos to the grower of this plant it is a nicely grown.
As there are no AOS awards I have referred to the AOC awards and pictures of this cross posted on Orchid Wiz. The flowers are quite beautiful but there are some issues in terms of quality. The flower appears to be more cupped than some other the other cultivars, inheriting this from the speciosum v. curvicale parent, so not entirely unexpected. The lip shape is not as desirable as seen on many other flowers. The chartreuse color is quite pleasing and the contrasting magenta spots on the base of the sepals and petals are attractive, the lip color is very vibrant and contrasts very nicely with the sepals and petals. Many of the other cultivars have much bolder and more prominent spotting all along the margins of the sepals giving the flower a more dramatic appearance. In the video the flower form seems to be inconsistent from flower to flower and the arrangement on the inflorescence could be better. With the Den. speciosum as one of the parents I would expect it to be a little more floriferous.
I would not nominate this plant for a quality award at this time.
Carol Beule (Accredited Judge, Pacific South Judging Center)
The Australians gave it an Award of Distinction for its coloration of a plant with over 500 flowers! back in 2010. See attached. They didn't bother with a flower award as they didn't think it sufficiently good! We definitely might have thought it good enough because we don't see enough of these!
The petals of this specimen are far too small to be considered properly grown. I would think it was the genetics of the plant that has caused this and not the grower's culture. With its background and the other images I have found, the flower needs to be both more open and have more flowers on any one inflorescence to be considered for an award. Many speciosum have many more flowers per stem, and so do the images of this hybrid I have found. The flowers also "droop", which is not an attractive stance.
Basically, this plant would be screened by me and most I know who grow these plants.