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See Also Awards Of Merit, 2023 : Honorable Mentions, 2023

More about awards Previous Years Awards Image Galleries; 2013; 2014; 2015: 2016; 2017; 2018; 2019; 2021: InfoAwards2022:

THE DYKES MEDAL

All iris classes, originated in US or Canada (Total votes cast = 319)
33 ‘Don’t Doubt Dalton’ - TB iris - (Tom Burseen)
Runners Up:
24 ‘Belle Fille’ - TB iris - (Marky Smith) 21 ‘Autumn Explosion’ - TB iris - (Richard Tasco)
20 ‘Desert Snow’ - AB iris - (Paul Black) 16 ‘Moose Tracks’ - MTB iris - (Lynda Miller)
16 ‘Insaniac’ - TB iris - (Thomas Johnson)

THE JOHN C. WISTER MEDAL

Tall Bearded irises (Total votes cast = 773)
35 ‘Black Lipstick’ - (Keith Keppel) 28 ‘Royston Rubies’ - (Adam Cordes)
26 ‘Chihuahuan Desert’ - (Howard Dash)
Runners Up:
25 ‘Global Crossing’ - (Robert Van Liere) 24 ‘Blinded By The Light’ - (Larry Lauer) 23 ‘Rise Like A Phoenix’ - (Paul Black)
20 ‘Marry The Night’ - (Thomas Johnson) 19 ‘Ninja Warrior’ - (Lynda Miller) 18 ‘Boston Cream’ - (Keith Keppel)
16 ‘Baby Duck’ - (Douglas Kanarowski) 16 ‘Adriatic Noble’ - (Keith Keppel)

THE KNOWLTON MEDAL

Border Bearded irises (Total votes cast = 139)
41 ‘What’s New Pussycat’ - (Paul Black)
Runners Up:
40 ‘Dark Wonder’ - (Richard Tasco) 34 ‘Frosty Spirit’ - (Richard Tasco)) 24 ‘Dapple Dawn’ - (Lynn Markham))

THE HANS AND JACOB SASS MEDAL

Intermediate Bearded irises (Total votes cast = 176)
65 ‘Black Comedy’ - (Paul Black)
Runners Up:
37 ‘Lakota’ - (Marky Smith) 27 ‘Witty’ - (Paul Black) 30 ‘Dog And Pony Show’ (Paul Black)   23 ‘Body Painting’ - (Paul Black)

THE WILLIAMSON-WHITE MEDAL

Miniature Tall Bearded irises (Total votes cast = 179)
81 ‘Black Cherry Sorbet’ - (Chad Harris)
Runners Up:
35 ‘Plum Happiness’ (Lynda Miller) 33 ‘Candy Basket’ - (Chad Harris) 30 ‘Chocolate Fountain’ - (Kenneth Fisher)  

THE COOK-DOUGLAS MEDAL

Standard Dwarf Bearded irises (Total votes cast = 191)
22 ‘Oh Canada’ - (Thomas Johnson)
Runners Up:
17 ‘Blue Eyed Girl’ - (Thomas Johnson) 14 ‘Cheerful Chipmunk’ - (Michael Sutton) 13 ‘Kewlopolis’ - (Hugh Stout)
13 ‘Blissful’ - (Paul Black) 13 ‘Oh Wow’ - (Thomas Johnson)

THE CAPARNE-WELCH MEDAL

Miniature Dwarf Bearded irises (Total votes cast = 105)
32 ‘Black Olive’ - (Paul Black)
Runners Up:
28 ‘Alas’ - (Thomas Johnson) 25 ‘Wee Dragons’ - (Lynda Miller) 20 ‘Hot Coals’ - (J. T. Aitken)

THE CLARENCE G. WHITE MEDAL

Aril irises and arilbred irises with at least 50% aril content (Total votes cast = 81)
52 ‘Bold Awakening’ - (Richard Tasco)
Runners Up:
29 ‘Enchanter’s Spell’ - (Richard Tasco)

THE WILLIAM MOHR MEDAL

Arilbred irises with at least 25% but less than 50% aril content (Total votes cast =178)
152 ‘Perry Dyer’ - (Paul Black)
Runners Up:
26 ‘Signal Butte’ - (Richard Tasco)

THE FOUNDERS OF SIGNA MEDAL

Species irises (Total votes cast = 55)
30 ‘More Raspberries Please’ - (Rita Butler)
Runners Up:
16 ‘Wild Whispers’ - (Carol Coleman) 9 ‘Brown Recluse’ - (Walter Moores)

THE RANDOLPH PERRY MEDAL

Species cross hybrid (SPEC-X) irises (Total votes cast = 98)
38 ‘Happy Traveler’ - (Marty Schafer & Jan Sacks) 38 ‘Lemony Snicket’ - (Jill Copeland)
Runners Up:
14 ‘Just Dotty’ - (Bruce Filardi) 8 ‘Roy's Baby’ (J. T. Aitken)

THE SYDNEY B. MITCHELL MEDAL

Pacific Coast Native irises (Total votes cast = 37)
15 ‘Red Delicious’ - (Deborah A. Cole)
Runners Up:
5 ‘Sunset Beach’ - (Joseph Ghio) 5 ‘Costanoa’ (Joseph Ghio) 4 ‘Open Eyes’ (Joseph Ghio)
3 ‘Avila Beach’ (Emma Elliott) 3 ‘Blood Veins’ - (William Plotner) 2 ‘Saltspring Sunburst’ - (Joyce Prothero)

THE MARY SWORDS DEBAILLON MEDAL

Louisiana irises (Total votes cast = 109)
49 ‘Melody Wilhoit’ (Hooker Nichols)
Runners Up:
32 ‘Eyes Wide Open’ - (Heather Pryor)) 28 ‘Katrina Rising’ - (Patrick O’Connor)

THE MORGAN-WOOD MEDAL

Siberian irises (Total votes cast = 123)
37 ‘Black Joker’ - (Marty Schafer & Jan Sacks)
Runners Up:
27 ‘Bluebird Kisses’ (Marty Schafer & Jan Sacks) 22 ‘Fisherman’s Twilight’ - (James Copeland, Sr.) 22 ‘Hail To The Chief’ - (Robert Hollingworth)
15 ‘My Girl Emily’ - (Dean Cole)

THE ERIC NIES MEDAL

Spuria irises (Total votes cast = 89)
29 ‘Hot Chili’ - (J. T. Aitken)
Runners Up:
22 ‘Red Warlord’ - (Lee Walker) 21 ‘Going Wild In Missouri’ - (O. D. Niswonger) 17 ‘Adriatic Memories’ - (Kevin Vaughn)

THE PAYNE MEDAL

Japanese irises (Total votes cast = 74)
26 ‘Koto Harp Strings’ - (Chad Harris)
Runners Up:
14 ‘Red Repeater’ - (J. T. Aitken) 13 ‘Artesian Spring’ (Chad Harris) 12 ‘Columbia Crest’ - (Chad Harris)
9 ‘Alexisaurus’ - (Jill Copeland)

THE FRED AND BARBARA WALTHER CUP

(Most HM votes in any category)
41 ‘Rosy Celebration’ - (Richard Tasco)
Runners Up:
33 ‘Centennial Celebration’ - (Diana Ford) 33 ‘Folklorico’ - (Steve Kelly) 29 ‘Creative Art’ - (Richard Tasco)
29 ‘Delldicated’ - (Tom Burseen) 28 ‘All In Vein’ - (Thomas Johnson) 26 ‘Witchy Woman’ - (Howard Dash)
24 ‘Battlestar Galactica’ - (Bruce Filardi) 23 ‘Cascadian Snow’ - (Chad Harris) 23 ‘Cowboy Boots’ - (Michael Sutton)

See Also Awards Of Merit, 2023 : Honorable Mentions, 2023

-- BobPries - 12 Feb 2019
Topic revision: r7 - 24 Aug 2023, RobertRPries
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