Convention Flower Show Special Award Sponsorships

This is the listing of division, section and special awards that will be distributed at the 2022 Convention in Tacoma, Washington. Division, section or special awards that do not have a sponsor are available for sponsorship. In addition to these awards, over 80 class awards are also available, assigned at the discretion of the Awards Chairperson. You may sponsor an award online or by mailing the award sponsorship form to the Awards Chairperson.

Division Awards (various sponsorship rates; see previous page)

Best in Horticulture – a recurring award sponsored by the Long Island Chapter
Runner up to Best in Horticulture – a recurring award sponsored by the Greater New York Chapter
Best in Artistic  – sponsored by Barb Borleske
Runner up to Best in Artistic – sponsored by Anonymous
Best in Arts – sponsored by Barb Borleske
Runner up to Best in Arts – sponsored by Winston Goretsky
Best in Commercial/Educational – sponsored by the New England Chapter

Sweepstakes (various sponsorship rates; see previous page)

Sweepstakes in Horticulture – a recurring award sponsored by the New England Chapter
Runner up to Sweepstakes in Horticulture – sponsored by Carol Brown
Sweepstakes in Artistic – sponsored by Barb Festenstein and Dave Zaitlin
Runner-up to Sweepstakes in Artistic – sponsored by Barb Festenstein and Anonymous
Sweepstakes in Arts
Multi-Division Sweepstakes – a recurring award sponsored by Jeanne Katzenstein

Section Awards ($45 per award)

Best in Section A (Tuberous) – a recurring award sponsored by Molly Schneider
Best in Section B (Rhizomatous) – sponsored by Beverley Williams
Best in Section C (Fibrous) – sponsored by Mel Grice
Best in Section D (Old World Gesneriads in Flower) – sponsored by Kelly Ates
Best in Section E (Gesneriads Grown for Ornamental Qualities) – sponsored by Jeanne Katzenstein
Best in Section F (New Gesneriads) – sponsored by the Frelinghuysen Arboretum Chapter
Best in Section G (Lesser-Known Gesneriads) – sponsored by the Northern Illinois Chapter
Best in Section H (Trained or Sculptured Gesneriads) – sponsored by Terry Bonner White and Family
Best in Section I (Gesneriads Grown by a Novice) – sponsored by the New England Chapter
Best in Section J (Collection of Gesneriads) – sponsored by the Long Island Chapter
Best in Section K (Arrangements of Fresh-cut Material) – sponsored by the North Shore Gesneriad Club
Best in Section L (Arrangements of Dried and/or Growing Material) – sponsored by Rick Fadden
Best in Section M (Container Plantings) – sponsored by the Delta African Violet and Gesneriad Society
Best in Section N (Artistic Entry by a Novice) – no entries
Best in Section O (Photography) – an endowed award sponsored by the Crisafulli Family
Best in Section P (Arts and Crafts) – a recurring award sponsored by the Tennessee Chapter
Best in Section Q (Educational) – sponsored by Marcia Kilpatrick and Ruth Cameron
Best in Section R (Commercial) – no entries

Special Awards ($30 per award)

Best Gesneriad Grown by a non-Member – a recurring award sponsored by Paulo Castello da Costa
Best Gesneriad Grown by a First-Time Convention Exhibitor – sponsored by Betsy Szymczak
Best Gesneriad Exhibiting Fruit – an endowed award sponsored by the Frelinghuysen Arboretum Chapter
Best New Hybrid – sponsored by the Mt Hood Chapter
Best New Species – a recurring award sponsored by the Frelinghuysen Arboretum Chapter
Best Recently Registered Hybrid – a recurring award sponsored by the Gesneriad Hybridizers Association
Best Scented Gesneriad – sponsored by Lan-Jiun Wu
Best Taiwan Hybrid – sponsored by Lan-Jiun Wu

Best Achimenes– sponsored by Betsy Szymczak
Best Columnea – sponsored by Elizabeth Varley
Best Drymonia – sponsored by Jeanne Katzenstein
Best Episcia – sponsored by Cindy Eastman
Best Kohleria – sponsored by Mary Schaeffer
Best Petrocosmea – a recurring award sponsored by the New England Chapter
Best Primulina – sponsored by Eileen McGrath
Best Saintpaulia species – sponsored by the Richmond African Violet Society
Best Saintpaulia hybrid – sponsored by Sharon Long
Best Sinningia – sponsored by the New England Chapter
Best Streptocarpus – sponsored Mel Grice

Best John Boggan Hybrid – sponsored by Anonymous
Best Hung Chia-Yu (HCY’s) Hybrid – sponsored by Dale Martens
Best Margery Anderson-Clive Hybrid – sponsored by Jim Vlasic
Best Brandon Erikson Hybrid– sponsored by M.J. Tyler
Best David Harris Hybrid – sponsored by Wallace Wells
Best Iain James (Peridots) Hybrid – sponsored by Wallace Wells
Best Wu Jui-Jung (Jung’s) Hybrid – sponsored by Dale Martens
Best Dale Martens Hybrid – sponsored by Paul Susi
Best Serge Saliba (SRG) Hybrid – sponsored by the Bloomin’ Violets and Gesneriads of Palm Beach / Culver City Gesneriad Society
Best Thad Scaggs Hybrid – sponsored by JoAnne Martinez
Best Jay Sespico Hybrid – sponsored by Mel Grice
Best Peter Shalit Hybrid – sponsored by Bob Clark
Best Gunilla Svensson (Ni’s) Hybrid – sponsored by the San Francisco Gesneriad Society
Best Tim Tuttle Hybrid
Best Violet Barn (Bristol’s) Hybrid – sponsored by Lan-Jiun Wu

 

Show Award Sponsorship Page

last updated 6/25/22

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