AMERICAN ROSE SOCIETY'S
Awards & Honors
AWARDS AND HONORS
Bronze Honor Medal
For outstanding service to a local society.
This award is established in memory of Guy Blake Hedrick, Jr. to recognize outstanding rose exhibitors who display the highest levels of excellence, integrity, and respect for the ideals of showing roses typified by Mr. Hedrick during his long career as a rosarian. It is intended as a life-long achievement award for an exhibitor who has been a successful National, District, and local exhibitor, and also a model in sharing his/her knowledge in growing championship roses.
This award has been established at the express wish and consent of the late Joseph and Marion Klima of Fairfield, California to recognize the highest levels of excellence in the field of horticultural education concerning “The Rose.”
An American Rose Society-sanctioned rose show usually offers classes (categories) of arrangements for competition. Some trophies may be offered only to members. You can enter just about any kind of rose and have a good chance at winning an Award. Local societies usually give out trophies as well as Award Certificates (possession of some trophies may be restricted to members). Roses must be properly groomed and staged for the type of exhibition class in which you are competing.
Silver Honor Medal
Each District of the American Rose Society may annually award the American Rose Society Silver Honor Medal to any ARS member who is an official member of that District who, in the opinion of the District Awards Committee, has provided meritorious service to the rose and its culture, for efforts expended in support of the American Rose Society and its objectives within the District. NOTE: The Chair will now follow the approved Individual Awards Policy attached for awarding of the District Silver Honor Medal, as it now takes precedence over any previous rules for awarding the medal.
This award is established in honor of Glenda Whitaker; as an ARS Member and Leader whose excellent example and efforts on behalf of the society and its members has been as inspiration to all who have worked on behalf of the society in the area of membership; and to recognize those who have made outstanding and unique contributions to the Society in its efforts to grow in members.
District awards governed by a rotating schedule with the 18 ARS Districts. Each District is to offer them in competition once in 18 years in accordance with the schedule. Districts are notified each year by ARS Headquarters regarding shipment of these trophies.
Rising Star Award
Do you know a Rising Star in the world of roses? To celebrate the accomplishments of younger rosarians, the new ARS Rising Star Awards will recognize the work young rosarians who are supporting the culture, preservation and appreciation of the rose. Up to 5 people age 45 years or younger are eligible to win each year. They need not be an ARS member but they must be nominated by an ARS member. Their work can include but is not limited to the areas of Rose Education, Research, Preservation, Industry, Hybridizing, Photography, Arranging, Culinary Arts, Art, Design, Innovation, ARS and Local Society Volunteering. Each winner will be acknowledged at the ARS Fall convention, in American Rose magazine and will receive a free one-year membership to ARS.