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AHS NEWSLETTER AWARDS

Best Regional Newsletter

2013 Winner - The Daylily Pioneer
Region 1
Kyle Billadeau, Editor


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

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.

2013 Winner:
The Pacific Daylily
Region 8
Pam Erikson, Editor

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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  • The winners (authors) for the article in each category are as follows:
  • Best Article About Cultivars
  • Pam Erikso  “Oldies but Goodies – Daylilies That Have Stood The Test of Time”
    Region 8 Newsletter - The Pacific Daylily, Spring 2012
  • Best Article About Gardens:
    Pam Erikson “The Garden of Pat and Walt Loveland”
    Region 8 Newsletter - The Pacific Daylily, Fall 2012
  • Best Article About a Hybridizer:
    Winnie Garabis “2012 Englerth Award Winner Steve Williams”
    Region 2 Newsletter - Great Lakes Daylily, Fall 2012
  • Best Article About Daylily Culture:
    Mark Carpenter “Rust Liaison Report”
    Region 6 Newsletter- - Daylilies of the Southwest, Fall/Winter 2012
  • Best Scientific Article:
    Melanie Mason “Plant Hardiness: Which Way's North”
    Region 4 Newsletter - Daylilies in the Great Northeast, Fall 2012
  • Best Article using Humor:
    Tim Herrington “Good Old Boys and Daylilies”
    Region 5 Newsletter - The Georgia Daylily, Spring 2012
  • Best Article about Hybridizing:
    Karol Emmerich “What Are The Chances”
    Region 1 Newsletter - The Daylily Pioneer, Fall/Winter 2012
  • Best Article About Gardening Technology:
    No winner
  • Best Article Featuring Historical Aspects:
    Andrea Weaver “My Journey Into The Amazing World of Brother Charles Reckamp”
    Region 11 Newsletter - MOKANOK Daylily, Fall/Winter 2012
  • Best Youth Article:
    Jerome Ridaught “Daylilies Buy George, LLC”
    Region 12 Newsletter - The Daylilian, Spring 2012
  • Best Article about Daylily Personalities:
    Jack Joiner  “A Different Side of Mrs. Ruby Sullivan”
    Region 5 Newsletter - The Georgia Daylily, Spring 2012
  • Best Article Demonstrating a Specific Aspect of Garden Design:
    No award given
  • Best Article About Photographing Daylilies:
    Louise Taylor  “Have You Heard About Micro Cameras?”
    Region 2 Newsletter - Great Lakes Daylily, Fall 2012
  • Editorial Special Award
    Tim Herrington “Remember a Few Facts About Distinction”
    Region 5 Newsletter - The Georgia Daylily, Winter 2013
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