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 2016 Spring Show Trophies 

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Congratulations Don Maurizio for winning the Best Specimen of Show Trophy (aka Queen of Show) and the George Bange Trophy for Best Purple Iris and the Owen Trophy for Best Spuria Iris for spuria iris 'Lucky Devil' at our 2016 Spring Show!
Don Maurizio wins Queen of Show with spuria iris 'Lucky Devil'

Congratulations Janis Shackelford for winning the Silver Medal for Most Blue Ribbons, the Leon & Norma Vogel Trophy for Best Space-ager and the Jack Fitzgerald Trophy for Best Yellow Iris 'Glitter Gulch', as well as the Gorrell Trophy for Best Blue TB Iris 'Commanding Presence', and the San Diego 200th Anniversary Bowl for Best Californicae Iris 'Susie Knapp'.
Janis Shackelford wins Silver Medal for Most Blue Ribbons

Congratulations Claire Schneider for winning the Bronze Medal for the second most Blue Ribbons, the Richard Richards Trophy for Best Miscellaneous Bearded Iris 'Scatterbrain,' and the People's Choice Award for Best Iris 'Greatest Show on Earth.'
Claire Schneider wins Bronze Medal and Richards Trophy for Best Miscellaneous Iris 'Scatterbrain'

Congratulations Jim and Edith Schade for winning the Weaver Trophy for Best Plicata Iris 'Gnu Rayz.'
Jim and Edith Schade win Weaver Trophy for Best Plicata Iris 'Gnu Rays'

Congratulations Katharina Notarianni for winning the Runde Trophy for Best Pink Iris 'Designer's Label' and the Artistic Design Sweepstakes for most blue ribbons.
Katharina Notarianni wins Runde Trophy for Best Pink Iris   Katharina Notarianni wins Artistic Design Sweepstakes with 'Rainbows After The Storm'

Congratulations Patrick Powell for winning the Tom Craig Trophy for Best Red Iris 'Renegade Lady'.
Patrick Powell wins Tom Craig Trophy for Best Red Iris


Congratulations Bill Molnar for winning the Howard Trophy for Best Louisiana Iris 'Hot and Spicy.'
Bill Molnar wins Howard Trophy for Best Louisiana Iris 'Hot and Spicy'


Congratulations Tammy Priest for winning the San Diego Iris Society Trophy for Best Arrangement 'El Nino'.
Tammy Priest wins San Diego Iris Society Trophy for Best Arrangement


Congratulations Suzanne Johnson for winning the Loretta Crocker Artistic Sweepstakes Trophy for most blue ribbons.
Frosty Morning artistic floral design by Suzanne Johnson


Congratulations Ruby Lopez for winning the LACF Sweepstakes - Mrs. John Kirkpatrick Trophy for Best Amateur Arrangement (Youth).
Ruby Lopez wins Youth Artistic Design Sweepstakes with 'Happy Gardening'






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


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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