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AHS NEWSLETTER AWARDS

Best Regional Newsletter

2014 Winner - Daylilies in the Great Northeast
Adele Keohan, Editor, Region 4


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

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.

2014 Winner:
The Dixie Daylily
Region 14
Oliver Billingslea, 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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  • Best Article About Cultivars
    Linda Sue Barnes, "Why Historic Daylily Gardens?", Region 15 Newsletter, The HEM-ALINA, Fall 2013
  • Best Article About Gardens
    Oliver Billingslea, "Travels with my Camera: The 2012 National Convention in Columbus, Ohio", Region 14 Newsletter, The Dixie Daylily, Winter/Spring 2013
  • Best Article About a Hybridizer
    Faye Yoder, "Hybridizer Interview with Bob and Eric Tankesley-Clarke",
    Region 11 Newsletter, MOKANOK Daylily, Fall/Winter 2013
  • Best Article About Daylily Culture
    Frank Almquist, "Understanding your Garden Soil", Region 4 Newsletter,
    Daylilies in the Great Northeast, Fall 2013
  • Best Scientific Article
    Scott R. Elliott, Ph.D., "Factors Affecting Soil Fertility, Part 1", Region 5 Newsletter, The Georgia Daylily, Spring, 2013
  • Best Article Using Humor
    David Jewell, "Gardening in 3D", Region 4 Newsletter, Daylilies in the Great Northeast, Fall 2013
  • Best Article About Hybridizing
    Lori-Ann Jones, "Hybridizing: Is it for you?", Region 4 Newsletter,
    Daylilies in the Great Northeast, Fall 2013
  • Best Article Demonstrating a Specific Aspect of Garden Design
    Dave Mussar, "Art in the Garden -- The AHS National Convention", Region 4
    Newsletter, Daylilies in the Great Northeast, Spring 2013
  • Best Article About Photographing Daylilies
    Marianne Joordens, "Using a Dark Background to Enhance Daylily Photographs", Region 14 Newsletter, The Dixie Daylily, Winter/Spring 2013
  • Best Article About Gardening Technology
    Binion Amerson, "Regional Newsletter Publishing Software: A Survey",
    Region 6 Newsletter, Daylilies of the Southwest, Fall/Winter 2013
  • Best Article Featuring Historical Aspects
    Patricia Crooks Henley, Ph.D., "Yes, You Can -- Show Your 'Species' (of sorts)!"
    Region 2 Newsletter, GREAT LAKES Daylily, Spring 2013
  • Best Article About Daylily Personalities
    Michele Taylor, "The ROAD TO MY ADDICTION -- FROM 0 TO 250 in 15 (years that is)", Region 12 Newsletter, The Daylilian, Spring 2013
  • Editorial Special Award
    Michael Bouman, "Concepts for a 'Garden Will' ", Region 11 Newsletter,
    MOKANOKDaylily, Fall/Winter 2013
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