2011 FCOS Orchid Show Awards: "Orchid Road Trip"

Perpetual Trophy Winners


The Mayor's Award
Mayors from the Five Cities area award their choice for the most outstanding orchid flower or plant exhibited at the show
Harry Brankov, Lompoc, CA - Cattleya Fremont

The Paul Delegram Award
Awarded to the most outstanding plant in the Pleurothallid Alliance
Chris Ehrler, Grover Beach, CA - Masdevallia Pat Akehurst 'Allison' (HCC/AOS - 76 points)

Celebrity Judges' Award
A panel of celebrites award their favorite orchid exhibited at the show
Lois Boden, Lompoc, CA - Blc. Iwa Yura Grace Parda

The Paul Jenzen Family Award
Awarded to the best first bloomed seedling of any genera exhibited at the show. No clones or divisions are considered.
Asbell Orchids, Arroyo Grande, CA - Cymbidium Makenzie Dream

The Robert L. Asbell Award
Bob is a commercial cymbidium grower and hybridizer in Arroyo Grande, California. As a former Cymbidium Society of America (CSA) judge, Bob knows the secrets to growing  award winning cymbidiums, and is looking forward to promoting some healthy competition for this award.
Orchid Designs, San Jose, CA - Cymbidium Lillian Fujimoto Irish Lass

The Rebecca T. Northen Award

Our society was most honored during the 1998 show when Rebecca T. Northen was on hand to present the first perpetual award in her honor for the most unusual species exhibited at the show. This is also the first award named in Rebecca's honor for her major contributions to the world of orchids through frequent lectures and her many books and articles she has authored over the years before retiring to Washington state.
Chris Ehrler, Grover Beach, CA - Pleurothallis dilemma

Premium Award Winners


Grand Champion - Harry Brankov, Lompoc, CA - Cattleya Fremont

Reserve Grand Champion - Asbell Orchids, Arroyo Grande, CA - Lycaste Abou First Spring Midnight Magic

President's Award - Larry Vierheilig, Nipomo, CA - Baptistonia echinata

AOS Trophy for Most Outstanding Exhibit - Asbell Orchids, Arroyo Grande, CA

Orchid Digest Best Display Award - Santa Maria Orchid Society, Santa Maria, CA

FCOS Best Theme Display Award - Santa Maria Orchid Society, Santa Maria, CA


2011 Best Division Winners

Cymbidium - Orchid Designs, San Jose, CA - Cym. Lillian Fujimoto 'Irish Lass'

Cattleya Alliance - Coastal Valley Orchid Society, Lompoc, CA - Cat. Fremont

Epidendrums/Encyclias - SLO Orchids, Arroyo Grande, CA - Epi. corifolium

Phragmipedium - Orchid Designs, San Jose, CA - Phrag. Noirmont

Paphiopedilum - Sunset Valley Orchids, Vista, CA - Paph. (sanderianum x adductum)

Phalaenopsis - Orchid Designs, San Jose, CA - Phal. Sogo Grape '4N'

Vanda Alliance - Asbell Orchids, Arroyo Grande, CA - Vanda Sittichai Ratufi

Oncidium Alliance - Orchid Designs, San Jose, CA - Onc. Ampliatum

Odontoglossum/Hybrids - Santa Barbara Orchid Society, Santa Barbara, CA - Wils. Aldia Sparks 'Edna's Fire'

Miltonia/Miltoniopsis/Brassia - Marcel's Orchids, Long Beach, CA - Brassia Rex 'Naimohola Spotless'

Dendrobiums - Sorella Orchids, Camarillo, CA - Den. gracicaule

Pleurothallid Alliance - Five Cities Orchid Society, Arroyo Grande, CA - Masd. Pat Akehurst 'Allison' HCC/AOS

Other Genera - Asbell Orchids, Arroyo Grande, CA - Lyc. Abou First Spring 'Midnight Magic'


2011 American Orchid Society Awards

Chris Ehrler, Grover Beach, CA - Masdevallia Pat Akehurst 'Alison' HCC/AOS - 76 points


2011 Cymbidium Society of America Awards

No Judging

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