The MAGDALEN AWARD


The Magdalen Award was established by the Rochester Area Iris Society in 1985.  The purpose of the award was to foster interest in the median iris classes and to encourage the growing of median irises.  The award was named The Magdalen Award to honor the late Magdalen (“Madge”) Hoar, a long time member of the Rochester Area Iris Society, who enthusiastically grew and promoted the growing of the median iris classes.

The award is given to the highest placed median iris exhibited in an official show. The iris must earn the Best of Section rosette in order to meet the minimum requirements of the award.  The award will take the form of an engraved 5 x 7 inch plaque.  This award will be presented at the Region 2 Fall Banquet.
List of winning iris and exhibitors:

 
Year
Affiliate
Exhibitor
Cultivar
  1986  
 Rochester
 Albert deGroat
 Dainty Damsel (MTB)
  1987
 CNYIS
 Wendy Roller 
 Fiddler (BB)
  1988
 NSW
 Gregory Schifferli 
 Aachen Elf (MTB)
  1989
 CNYIS
 Wendy Roller
 Az Ap (IB)
  1990
 NSW
 Gregory Schifferli
 Welch's Reward (MTB)
  1991
 
 No Iris met criteria to be awarded  
 
  1992
WNYIS
 Wendy Roller 
 Welch's Reward (MTB)
  1993
WNYIS
 Wendy Roller 
 Valiant Warrior (MTB)
  1994
CNYIS
 Wendy Roller 
 Crystal Ruffles (MTB)
  1995
WNYIS
 Gregory Schifferli
 Brownberry (BB)
  1996
CNYIS
 Robert Keup
 Az Ap (IB)
  1997
CHIS
 Robert Keup
 Az Ap (IB)
  1998
CHIS
 Robert Keup
 Loreley (TB)
  1999
STIS
 Dorothy Stiefel
 Joseph's Coat (TB)
  2000
WNYIS
 Maria Gerbracht
 Rosemary's Dream (MTB)
  2001
CNYIS
 Robert Keup
 Snow Fiddler (MTB)
  2002
CNYIS
 Anna Mae Cummings
 Grandpa's Girl (MTB)
  2003
CNYIS
 Mickey/Gene Koschara
 New Idea (MTB)
  2004
STIS
 Dorothy Stiefel
 Cybernet (MTB)
  2005
WNYIS
 David Baehre
 Bumblebee Deelite (MTB)  
  2006
CHIS
 Ted Sloane
 Rare Edition (IB)  
  2007
 
 No Iris met criteria to be awarded
 
  2008
CHIS
 Dorothy Stiefel
 Bangles (MTB)  
  2009
STIS
 Ernst J. Mattson
 Dividing Line (MTB)  
  2010
 Not Awarded
 
  2011
 
 Not Awarded
 
  2012
 Show cancelled due to early bloom season 
 
  2013
ONIS
 Terry Laurin 
 Ray Jones (SDB)
  2014
GRIS
 Wendy Roller
 Consummation (MTB)
  2015
HVIDS
 Not Awarded
 
  2016
GRIS
 Dorothy Stiefel
Speckled Spring (MTB)
  2017
CHIS
 Kathryn Mohr
 Sport Coat (MTB)