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AHS NEWSLETTER AWARDS

Best Regional Newsletter

2017 Winner - Hemalina - Kathy Tinius, Editor, Region 15


A plaque is given annually to the editor of the best regional newsletter. A committee of 3 past AHS Presidents makes nominations, and the AHS Board of Directors makes final selection. Past winners with year the award is presented:

Year Editor Region
1976 Sarah Sikes 14
1977 Elizabeth Anne Hudson 12
1978 John M. Allgood 15
1979 Kenneth Durio 13
1980 B. F. Ater 6
1981 Peggy Estes 11
1982 Gene Crocker 15
1983 Frances Gatlin 11
1984 Joyce Lewis 6
1985 Dorothea Boldt 13
1986 Kenneth D. Cobb, III 15
1987 Patricia Steinborn 11
1988 Nell Crandall 6
1989 Edith Butler 12
1990 Eleanor Warren 14
1991 Eugene Oregeron 6
1991 (Tie) Jean Swann 5
1992 Earlene Garber 13
1993 Earlene Garber 13
1994 Joanne Fink 11
1995 Betts Daume 8
1996 Richard K. Dixon 11
1997 Keith Kinney 6
1998 Tom Rood 4
1999 Barbara Dean 11
2000 Lee Pickles 10
2001 Allen McLain 14
2002 Muriel Walker 13
2003 Brenda Macy 10
2004 Brenda Macy 10
2005 Kaye Arnold 15
2006 Pat Loveland (Tie) 8
2006 Oliver Billingslea (Tie) 14
2007 Narda Jones 2
2008 Oliver Billingslea 14
2009 Narda Jones 2
2010 Linda Sue Barnes 15
2011 Kyle Billadeau 1
2012 Linda Sue Barnes 15
2013 Kyle Billadeau 1
2014 Adele Keohan 4
2015 Winnie Garabis 2
2016 Oliver Billingslea 14
2017 Kathy Tinius 15

Best Use of Pictures & Graphic Art

The award is presented annually to the editor of the winning regional newsletter. Nominations are made by a committee of 3 AHS past presidents, and final selection is made by a panel of experts appointed by the Chairman of Regional Officers.

2017 Winner:
Hemalina, Kathy Tinius, Editor, Region 15

Best Articles The nomination and selection process is the same as for Pictures & Graphic Art. There are presently 14 different award categories. 

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  • Best Article About Cultivars
    Melodye Campbell, “It's September. . . what's blooming in your garden?”
    Region 4 Newsletter, Daylilies in the Great Northeast, Winter 2016 Online

  • Best Article About Gardens
    Dr. Charlie Harper, “The History of Simpson Garden Park, Bowling Green, Ohio”,
    Region 2 Newsletter Great Lakes Daylily

  • Best Article About a Hybridizer
    Mitchell Hagler, “Recognizing the Backyard Hybridizer Lacy English & Jahanara (Monika) Begum”
    Region 15 Newsletter, Hemalina

  • Best Article About Daylily Culture
    Mark Carpenter, “RUST Liaison”,
    Region 6 Newsletter, Daylilies of the Southwest

  • Best Scientific Article
    Jonathan Poulton, DPhil, “Genetically Engineering those Blues?”
    Region 1 Newsletter, The Daylily Pioneer

  • Best Article Using Humor
    A. W. Shucks, Cornatzer, NC, “What Mother Never Told You About the Birds and the Bees”,
    Region 15 Newsletter, Hemalina

  • Best Article About Hybridizing
    Jean-Sébastien Poulin, “Journey of a Generalist in the Daylily Hybridizer's World”
    Region 4 Newsletter, Daylilies in the Great Northeast

  • Best Article Demonstrating a Specific Aspect of Garden Design
    David Jewell, “The Garden Despite the Daylilies”,
    Region 4 Newsletter, Daylilies in the Great Northeast

  • Best Article About Photographing Daylilies
    John Stahl, “Bokeh: When Blurriness is next to Godliness”,
    Region 4 Newsletter, Daylilies in the Great Northeast

  • Best Article About Gardening Technology
    Larry Pike, “Super/Photo App”,
    Region 6 Newsletter, Daylilies of the Southwest

  • Best Article Featuring Historical Aspects
    Judie Branson, “WHO IS LUCILLE GUIDRY? IN MEMORY OF LUCILLE GUIDRY (1921-2015)”, Region 13 Newsletter, ARKLA DAYLILY

  • Best Article About Daylily Personalities
    Chris Tyler, “Topeka Daylily Club – Sharon Henry”, Region 11 Newsletter, MOKANOK

  • Editorial Special Award
    Adele Keohan, “Mission Impossible: A Terrifically Successful Daylily Sale”, Region 4 Newsletter, Daylilies in the Great Northeast
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