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Re: Fw: AIS Dykes Medal restrictions
  • Subject: Re: Fw: AIS Dykes Medal restrictions
  • From: "loic tasquier" <tasquierloic@cs.com>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2009 08:35:08 +0100


Thanks a lot you all for your mails, I didn't think enough before i sent this message... i just forgot the North American Dykes Medal was one among others (there is also the British one and  the Australasian one),  because it has reached such an international status of excellence that is almost seen as a World Championship, which is not.
It is this confusion that makes things complicated, because many foreigners resent the fact the American Dykes Medal is not open to the foreigners....and this is totally unfair : the Americans have proven their ability to work together by creating this award, beating the odds of the immensity of their territory! They have managed to establish thorough regulations therefore reached high standards. This is an amazing achievement.
(Of course it is quite tempting to imagine this competition could open to the world and become the Dykes Medal for the Planet. But it is simply technically impossible.)
I recon the Europeans never managed (yet!) to get together and work as one, towards achieving the success of a European Dykes Medal. It seems to me the time has come for it to become a reachable goal :  European customs bureaucracy allowing irises to travel within it's borders and more Europeans being fluent in English, the British Dykes Medal could reward all irises from the old continent.
Thanks again for your comments; this forum is again proving it's use, for sharing doubts and knowledge, leading to refinement of  thoughts and improvement of practice. 
       Loïc TASQUIER
       zone 7 - The Nederland
 Email : tasquierloic@cs.com
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2009 4:33 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] Fw: AIS Dykes Medal restrictions


this link might work better:
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2009 4:16 PM
Subject: AIS Dykes Medal restrictions

It says on page 28 in the Handbook for Judges and Show Officials that the Dykes Medal honors William Rickatson Dykes (1877-1925), the English botanist and author of the great monograph The Genus Iris.
It also says that this award is restricted to irises first introduced in the United States or Canada.
Isn't there a slight paradox in banning English registered irises from an award supposed to honor an English botanist?
you can see the page 28:
       Loïc TASQUIER
       zone 7 - The Nederland
 Email : tasquierloic@cs.com

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