The Amierican Iris Society 'Handbook for Judges and Show Officials' 1969 4th Edition---pg 20:
...#20 "The Best Specimen of Show (Queen of Show) Rosette may be awarded to the one best specimen of the show......
Now you know,
P.S. (1965 Edition, much of which has been used in this book.....)
From: John I Jones <email@example.com>
Sent: Mon, April 12, 2010 12:10:45 PM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Best Specimen of the Show
I don't know the history on the subject, but I think the Judges Handbook has used the Best Specimen of the Show since before "politically correct" came into vogue.
On Apr 12, 2010, at 9:45 AM, Vicki wrote:
Is it just another example of being politically correct? There wasn't a King of Show so we dare not hurt anyones feelings.