News # 34
19th World Orchid Conference Awards
judgment of plants, flowers, displays, photography
and fine arts was assured by judges coming from all
over the world and nearly 200 medals were awarded.The
Grand Champion (Best in Show) was Paphiopedilum Michael
Koopowitz from the reserve champion display (Krull & Smith)
which was considered as the best for the public. The
Grand Champion Display was awarded by R. Fuchs Orchids.
Among thousands plants displayed in the enormous show room (also in the
selling area), many of them were outstanding and, in general, they deserved
their awards. There were big and wonderful displays, however, there was
one which was stood out by its delicate refinement and elegance: Andy's
Orchids's Wardian Case. Except for a wonderful Laelia anceps, all
of the plants were small and we don't how many plants they succeeded to
put inside: Dendrochilum, Dendrobium, Pleurothallis
and so on.
The impeccable cultivation called our attention.
and Reserve Champion
Chosen among the best flowers and displays in all categories:
- The best flower or display.
- The second best flowers or display.
There were three types of awards:
Presented to the best, second best and third best entry in a given
group of like entries.
Blue Ribbon: First Place
Red Ribbon: Second Place
White Ribbon: Third Place
Trophies: Presented to the best among blue ribbon
winners in larger grouping of entries.
- Best in Class Trophy (smaller): the best entry among
a group of class.
- Best in Show Trophy (larger): the best entry of its type entered in
to flowers or displays as compared to an ideal valued
at 100 points. In the display the medals were represented
by "medal" ribbons.
Bronze Medal - awarded to an entry that merited at least
Silver Medal - awarded to an entry that merited 80 -
Gold Medal - awarded to an entry that merited 90 points