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The 2003 AIS National Convention, Convention Awards

During a national convention attendees vote in a number of popularity polls. Voting Ballots for the President's Cup, the Franklin Cook Memorial Cup, the Ben Hager Cup, the Lloyd Zurbrigg-Clarence Mahan Award, and the Gerald Richardson Award are provided in the Convention Booklets. The ballots are turned in after the last garden tour, tabulated, and winners are announced at the convention Awards event. A ballot for the Favorite Guest Irises, which is recognition and not an award, is also provided but is tabulated after the convention by the convention host and reported in the next AIS Bulletin.

Return to the 2003 Convention Page.

The American Iris Society hopes you enjoy scrolling through the Convention Awards galleries. To provide you with additional information, each Iris is linked to its cultivar page in the Encyclopedia, just click on the caption or photo.


The President's Cup Winner and Runners Up

Best In-Region Iris

The President’s Cup is awarded annually during the American Iris Society’s national meeting. Eligibility is restricted to introduced iris that originated within the host region for that year’s national meeting or originated by a hybridizer whose garden is included on the meeting’s official convention tour, regardless of its location. Iris must have been seen growing and in bloom in the meeting’s official tour gardens but need not be official guest iris.
Each convention registrant may vote for one variety and The President’s Cup is awarded to the iris with the most votes. In case of a tie, there can be multiple winners.

'My Ginny', TB
Winner: 60 Votes
Donald Spoon
My Ginny
'Maslon', MTB
1st Runner Up: 53 Votes
Donald Spoon
Maslon
'Daughter Of Stars', TB
2nd Runner Up: 42 Votes
Donald Spoon
Daughter Of Stars


The President's Cup
Don



The Franklin Cook Memorial Cup Winner and Runners Up

Best Out-Of-Region Iris

The Franklin Cook Memorial Cup is awarded annually during the American Iris Society’s national meeting. All introduced iris seen growing and in bloom in the official tour gardens of the meeting are eligible for the Franklin Cook Memorial Cup, except for iris that originated within the host region for that year’s national meeting or originated by a hybridizer whose garden is included on the official garden tour, regardless of its location. Iris considered for this award may or may not be official guest iris. For the convention ballots, introduced iris will include all iris properly registered and offered for sale prior to
or in the spring issue of IRISES, the Bulletin of the American Iris Society of the year of that national meeting.
Each convention registrant may vote for only one variety and the Franklin Cook Memorial Cup is awarded to the iris receiving the most votes. In case of a tie, there can be multiple winners.

'Splashacata', TB
Winner: 30 Votes
Richard Tasco
Splashacata
'Starring', TB
1st Runner Up: 11 Votes
Joseph Ghio
Starring

The Franklin Cook Memorial Cup
Don

Below are the five iris that were tied for 2nd Runner Up:

'Delirium', IB
2nd Runner Up: 8 Votes
Marky Smith
Delirium
'Dorothy Davenport', TB
2nd Runner Up: 8 Votes
Hooker Nichols
Dorothy Davenport
'Dream Express', TB
2nd Runner Up: 8 Votes
Richard Tasco
Dream Express
'Slovak Prince', TB
2nd Runner Up: 8 Votes
Anton Mego
Slovak Prince
'Wild West Wind', IB
2nd Runner Up: 8 Votes
Lowell Baumunk
Wild West Wind




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