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Show Awards

American Iris Society Shows generally have the following awards;
  • Best In Show; Much as the name suggests; It is the best presentation of an Iris variety in the show; being well grown (horticulture 75%} and presented well (Condition & Grooming 25%).
  • Award Ribbons: Ribbons are given designating the quality of the presentation of specimens in the horticulture section. These compete by registered variety or published botanical name.
    • A Blue Ribbon denotes a high quality of cultural perfection for that variety and excellent grooming and presentation. Only one blue ribbon is awarded per variety and then only if the specimen meets that standard.
    • Red Ribbons denotes second place or a specimen that does not quite meet the highest standard.
    • White Ribbons designate third place, and often a pink ribbon is given as an honorable mention, as a thank you to the exhibiter for making the effort and providing a specimen that meets the essential qualifying criteria.
  • Exhibition Cetificates:
  • Medals:
    • Silver Medal of AIS is available for presentation to the exhibitor winning the most first-place award ribbons (blue) jn the horticultural Division of the show, provided the show has at least twenty cultivars exhibited by at least five exhibitors for a spring show and at least ten cultivars by at least three exhibitors for a fall show.
    • Bronze Medal of AIS is available for presentation to the exhibitor winning the second most first-place award ribbons provided the show qualifies for the Silver Medal in its size.
  • Rosettes; AIS rosettes may be presented for exhibits of unusual merit in all divisions. Awarding of a Section certificate/rosette requires at least three exhibitors and at least five cultivars in the section.
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Topic revision: r3 - 07 Jul 2012, RPries
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