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AHS NEWSLETTER AWARDS

Best Regional Newsletter

2016 Winner - The Dixie Daylily - Oliver Billingslea, Editor, Region 14


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

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.

2016 Winner:
The Dixie Daylily - Oliver Billingslea, Editor, Region 14 

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
       Oliver Billingslea, “Travels with My Camera: The 2015 National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia”, Region 14 Newsletter, The Dixie Daylily, Summer/Fall 2015
  • Best Article About Gardens
        Oliver Billingslea, “Travels with My Camera: The 2014 National Convention in Asheville, North Carolina”, Region 14 Newsletter, The Dixie Daylily, Spring 2015
  • Best Article About a Hybridizer
       Oliver Billingslea, “A Morning at JTM Gardens “, Region 14 Newsletter, The Dixie Daylily, Spring 2015
  • Best Article About Daylily Culture
       Gerald Hobbs, “ ‘works for me’ Gerald Hobbs – Tips for Success with Daylilies", Region 1 Newsletter, The Daylily Pioneer, Spring/Summer
  • Best Scientific Article
       Jonathan Poulton, DPhil, “Inching Closer to Understanding Daylily Spring Sickness?”, Region 1 Newsletter, The Daylily Pioneer, Spring/Summer 2015
  • Best Article Using Humor
       Tim Herrington, “Got Questions? It’s Time for Answer Man", Region 5 Newsletter, The Georgia Daylily, Fall 2015
  • Best Article About Hybridizing
       Charlie Zettek, “Region 4 Hybridizers and Their Quest for the Perfect Little Daylily", Region 4 Newsletter, Daylilies in the Great Northeast, Spring 2015
  • Best Article Demonstrating a Specific Aspect of Garden Design
       Pat Sayers, “Featured Region 4 Garden – Pat Sayers",
    Region 4 Newsletter, Daylilies in the Great Northeast, Spring 2015
  • Best Article About Photographing Daylilies
        No winner
  • Best Article About Gardening Technology
        Ken Cobb, “The Kathy Bouman Journal Scan Project”, Region 11 Newsletter, MOKANOK Daylily, Spring 2015
  • Best Article Featuring Historical Aspects
         Susan H. Holland, “ARLOW BURDETTE STOUT, The Early Years”, Region 1 Newsletter, The Daylily Pioneer, Fall/Winter 2015
  • Best Article About Daylily Personalities
       Anne Stevens, “Earlene Garber and Gene Garber: Lifelong Gardeners” Region 13 Newsletter, ARKLA DAYLILY, Winter/Spring
  • Best Youth Article
         Jane Fish, “Planting the Seed”, Region 4 Newsletter, Daylilies in the Great Northeast, Fall/Winter 2015
  • Editorial Special Award
        Pam Erickson, “The Joys of Being a Traveling Garden Speaker! ", Region 8 Newsletter, The Pacific Daylily, Spring 2015
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