The FIRST LOOK Awards

 

        The William and Eleanor Lachman Award:

 

         This Award is presented to the originator of the seedling chosen by the AHS Judges as the Best Seedling Overall in the First Look Seedling and Sport Competition. It is chosen from among the six Best of Class winners in the Seedling Category. Under the point system specified by Head Judge Barbara Jones, to qualify for this Award a seedling must have a minimum of 95 points.

 

          The Mildred Seaver Award:

 

          This Award is presented to the originator of the seedling chosen by the attendees at the First Look meeting as Best Seedling Overall in the First Look Seedling and Sport Competition. It is recommended that attendees first choose the Class winners, but they may choose any plant as the Best Overall.

 

           The Kevin Vaughn Award:

 

           This Award is presented to the originator of the sport chosen by the AHS Judges as the Best Sport Overall in the First Look Seedling and Sport Competition. It is chosen from among the six Best of Class winners in the Sport Category. Under the point system specified by Head Judge Barbara Jones, to qualify for this Award a sport must have a minimum of 95 points.

 

            The Frances Williams Award:

 

            This Award is presented to the originator of the sport chosen by the attendees at the First Look meeting as Best Sport Overall in the First Look Seedling and Sport Competition. It is recommended that the attendees first choose the Class winners, but they may choose any plant as the Best Overall.

 

  The Point Scoring system on the right                     Uniqueness ----------------30 points

was initiated for this event by Head Judge                Color ------------------------20 points

Barbara Jones for the inaugural event in 2001.         Pattern ----------------------20 points 

Under this system, the points below are                   Leaf Form and Texture----20 points

required for ribbons in the Competition.                   Substance ------------------10 points                                                           

                                                                                                                                                        

     Ribbon                   Color                  Minimum # points to qualify

 Best of Class*           Purple                                   95

 First Place                  Blue                                     90

 Second Place              Red                                      85

 Third Place               Yellow                                   80

 

* Only one may be awarded in each Class.