Trophies and Awards

*Each spring the San Diego Iris Society holds our annual Spring Show & Sale so that members have an opportunity to show bloom stalks of irises growing in their garden. These irises are judged by American Iris Society accredited judges and awarded trophies for the best of show irises.

San Diego Iris Society 2017 Spring Show Trophies 

Scroll down to see all SDIS Trophy Winners


Congratulations Claire Schneider for winning the Best Specimen of Show Trophy (aka Queen of Show) and the Owen Trophy for Best Spuria Iris for spuria iris 'Brass Knockers' at the San Diego Iris Society 2017 Spring Show! Congratulations also on winning the AIS Bronze Medal for the second most blue ribbons in the show!



Congratulations Janis Shackelford for winning the AIS Silver Medal Trophy for the most blue ribbons during our Spring Show. Congratulations on winning the Craig Trophy for Best Red Iris 'Hearty Burgundy,' the Weaver Trophy for Best Plicata Iris 'High Desert,' the Vogel Trophy for Best Space Ager Iris 'Doctor No,' the Lawson Trophy for Best White Tall Bearded Iris 'Fresh Powder,' the Fitzgerald Trophy for Best Yellow Tall Bearded Iris 'Notta Lemon,' and the San Diego 200th Anniversary Bowl for Best Californicae Iris 'Susie Knapp.'  




Congratulations Ted and Rose Howse for winning the Runde Trophy for Best Pink Iris 'Celebration Song' and the Richards Trophy for Best Miscellaneous Iris 'Polite Applause.'



  
 Congratulations Steve and Sharlyn Rocha for winning the Bange Trophy for Best Purple Iris and the Howard Trophy for Best Louisiana Iris 'Jeri' and the Carrington Trophy for Best Iris Seedling 'SRP-5'. Congratulations on winning most popular iris for tall bearded iris 'Elvis'.

Tall Bearded Iris 'Elvis' - Winner of most popular iris - SDIS Spring Show 2017 (iris grown by Steve and Sharlyn Rocha)



Congratulations Bill Molnar for winning the Gorrell Trophy for Best Blue Tall Bearded Iris 'Arms Wide Open.'



Congratulations Patricia Anderson for winning the Kuck Memorial Trophy for Best Historic Iris 'Quaker Lady.'


Scroll Down for our history of Trophy Winners

Best Specimen of Show ("Queen of Show")

Year       Iris                        Awarded To

1992       Premier                  David Runde

1993       Raison D’Etre         R. Brooks

1994       Living One              Dorothy Driscoll

1995       White Lightning       Ruth Bryce

1996       Clouds Adrift           Steve Rocha

1997       Pro News                Steve Rocha

1998       Blue Gloss              Steve Rocha

1999       Welch’s Reward      Steve Rocha

2000       Honey Dove            Steve Rocha

2002       Swingtown              Steve Rocha

2003       Stop and Look  (Spuria)   Pat Brendel

2004       Beginner's Luck       Ken and Christie Pierson

2005       Brazilian Holiday      Leon and Norma Vogel

2006       Promises Promises  Joella Olson

2007       Roy Davidson          Sylvia Ginsberg

2008       Bubbling Waves       Alexander Stanton

2009       Elixir (Spuria)           Ted and Rose Howse

2010       Rare Treat               Kim Ung

2011       Rare Treat               Kim Ung

2014       Conjuration              Monica Rodman

2015       Baby’s Bum             Edith and Jim Schade

2016       Lucky Devil (Spuria)  Don Maurizio

2017       Brass Knocker (Spuria)  Claire Schneider


Additional Trophy Winners

Silver Medal Trophy to Winner of Most Blue Ribbons

Bronze Medal Trophy to Winner of Second Most Blue Ribbons

Richard Richards Trophy for Best Miscellaneous Iris

Weaver Trophy for Best Plicata

Tom Craig Trophy for Best Red Iris  

Jack Fitzgerald Memorial Trophy for Best Yellow Tall Bearded Iris

George Bange Trophy for Best Purple Iris

Leon and Norma Vogel Trophy for Best Space Age Iris

Lawson Trophy for Best White Tall Bearded Iris

Howard Trophy for Best Louisiana Iris

Gorrell Trophy for Best Blue Tall Bearded Iris

Runde Trophy for Best Pink Iris

Owen Trophy for Best Spuria

San Diego 200th Annniversary Trophy for Best Californicae Iris

Carrington Trophy for Best Iris Seedling

Walker Ferguson Trophy for Best Spuria Seedling


Design Awards

Loretta Crocker Artistic Sweepstakes Trophy

LACF Sweepstakes - Mrs. John Kirkpatrick Trophy for Best Amateur Arrangement

San Diego Iris Society Trophy for Best Design

San Diego-Imperial Counties Iris Society Trophy for Best Arrangement

Hazel Carson Perpetual Trophy for Best Arrangement Using One Iris Stalk 




















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