Show Award Sponsorship

Each year many members exhibit plants, arrangements, photos and gesneriad arts and crafts at the Convention Flower Show.

Click here for a list of awards sponsored for the 2017 Convention Flower Show in Omaha. Click here for the complete list of show winners.

You can be part of a Convention Flower Show, whether you attend convention or not, by sponsoring a Convention Flower Show Award at any time during the year. When sponsoring an award, you will have the opportunity to indicate the individual in whose honor, or in whose memory, you are making the award. You may also indicate the type of award you would like to sponsor. However, requests will be filled on a first-come basis. Award donors will be contacted if any changes must be made regarding sponsored awards. The Awards Chairperson will determine how undesignated awards will be distributed. Awards not presented will be held for the next convention flower show. All award donations are tax-deductible for members in the United States.

Award Categories

  • Best in Horticulture: $100 (one award)
  • Best in Division (other than Horticulture): $75 (three awards)
  • Runner-up to Best in Horticulture: $75 (one award)
  • Runner-up to Best in Division (other than Horticulture): $60 (three awards)
  • Best in each Section (except section P): $45 (up to 18 awards)
  • Best in each Class (blue ribbon): $15 (up to 83 awards)
  • Runner-up to Sweepstakes in Horticulture: $60 (one award)
  • Sweepstakes in Artistic: $60 (one award)
  • Runner-up to Sweepstakes in Artistic: $45 (one award)
  • Sweepstakes in the Arts: $60 (one award)
  • Multi-Division Sweepstakes: $75 (one award; at least three blue ribbons in three of the four divisions)
  • Special Awards (see sidebar): $30

(awards not listed are either sponsored or endowed)

To Sponsor an Award

You have three options to sponsor an award. You may sponsor an award when you register for convention, on the website, or you may print and mail the award sponsorship form. Award sponsorships will be accepted through June 15, 2018. Sponsorships received after that date will be held for the following convention. Mail your form to:

Paul Susi, Awards Chairperson
2 Rushmore Street
South Huntington, NY 11746 USA

To obtain additional information about sponsoring a flower show award, contact the Awards Chairperson, Paul Susi, at the address above, or by email.

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Special Awards

Best in Horticulture 2017 Convention Flower Show:

Kohleria ‘Bud’s Little Gollum’ exhibited by Brandon Erikson


The following awards are available for sponsorship.

Best Achimenes
Best Columnea
Best Episcia
Best Kohleria
Best Petrocosmea
Best Primulina
Best Saintpaulia
Best Sinningia
Best Streptocarpus

Best Brandon Erikson Hybrid
Best Dale Martens hybrid
Best John Boggan hybrid
Best Peridots hybrid
Best Peter Shalit hybrid
Best Thad Scaggs hybrid

Best New Hybrid
Best New Species
Best Scented Gesneriad
Best Gesneriad Grown by a
First-Time Convention Exhibitor

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