You have the fever now. Since I received a ribbon from the first show I try to get plants to as many as I can. My orchid society enters displays in many shows so I have lots of opportunities. I have quite a collection of ribbons and even some Best in Show rosettes.
I make sure that any plant with possibility is properly staked if necessary and groomed. I'm working with several now in preparation for the next show in Feb. Hopefully with all the work the flowers open and look nice.
I have also gone to the monthly AOS judging. The first time to just observe then I took two plants I thought had potential. I was very proud when my baby (a Bulbophyllum) received a CCM of 85 points at the first judging I entered plants.
The judges passed on my Cattleya but you have to be prepared for that. Even though all your "chids" are beautiful in your eyes they may not be to the judges. Just remember the worst they can say is "NO". At least you gave it a try. And you never know you just might have the one.