2012 FCOS Orchid Show Awards: "Stepping Back in Time"

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
Sorella Orchids, Camarillo, CA - Wilsonara Pacific Panache ‘Kenny Boy’

The Paul Delegram Award
Awarded to the most outstanding plant in the Pleurothallid Alliance
Chris Ehrler, Grover Beach, CA - Masdevallia Golden Monarch

Celebrity Judges' Award
A panel of celebrites award their favorite orchid exhibited at the show
Orchid Design, San Jose, CA - Doritaenopsis Luchia Pink

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.
Eric Holenda, Nipomo, CA - Cymbidium Karen Pepper x devonianum

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.
Chris Ehrler, Grover Beach, CA - Cymbidium schroderi

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.
Dan Stocks, Nipomo, CA - Robiqueta cerena


Premium Award Winners

Grand Champion - Barb Walsh, Grover Beach, CA - Coelogyne mooreana 'Brockhurst'

Reserve Grand Champion - Sharyl & Myron Heavin, Lompoc, CA - Lc. Stonehouse

President's Award - Eric Holenda, Nipomo, CA - Phragmipedium Fritz Schomburg

AOS Trophy for Most Outstanding Exhibit - Five Cities/Santa Maria Orchid Societies, Arroyo Grande/Santa Maria, CA

Orchid Digest Best Display Award - Coastal Valley Orchid Society, Lompoc, CA

FCOS Best Theme Display Award - SLO Orchids, Arroyo Grande, CA


2012 Best Division Winners

Cymbidium - Marcel's Orchids, Long Beach, CA - Cym. Bob Horton 'Green Fire'

Cattleya Alliance - Coastal Valley Orchid Society, Lompoc, CA - Lc. Stonehouse

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

Phragmipedium - Santa Maria Orchid Society, Santa Maria, CA - Phrag. Fritz Schomberg

Paphiopedilum - Asbell Orchids, Arroyo Grande, CA - Paph. robinianum

Phalaenopsis - Orchids of Los Osos, Los Osos, CA - Phal. hybrid

Vanda Alliance - Orchid Designs, San Jose, CA - Sarcochilus hartmannii

Oncidium Alliance - SLO Orchids, Arroyo Grande, CA - Onc. Cherio Kukoo

Odontoglossum/Hybrids - Asbell Orchids, Arroyo Grande, CA - Rynchostylis maculata

Miltonia/Miltoniopsis/Brassia - Orchids of Los Osos, Los Osos, CA - Milt. Martin Orenstein x Pearl Ono

Dendrobiums - Orchids and Gardens, Fresno, CA - Den. no name

Pleurothallid Alliance - Five Cities Orchid Society, Arroyo Grande, CA -
 Masd. coccinea ‘Snowbird’

Other Genera - Five Cities Orchid Society, Arroyo Grande, CA - Coelogyne mooreana ‘Brockhurst’


2012 American Orchid Society Awards

Larry Vierheilig, Nipomo, CA - Cattleya intermedia var. orlata 'Sendai' HCC/AOS – 76 points

Asbell Orchids, Arroyo Grande, CA - Paphiopedilum robinianum 'Orchid Lane' AM/AOS – 83 points

Eric Holenda, Nipomo, CA - Phragmipedium Fritz Schomburg AM/AOS 81 points

Sunset Valley Orchids, Vista, CA - Paphiopedilum Johanna Bierkhardt HCC/AOS 75 points


2012 Cymbidium Society of America Awards

No Judging

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