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Re: judging awards

Yes, what John said! (and changing "award it an AM" to "vote")
It also implies that small hybridizers need to be even more cognizant of 
the importance of sending their new treasures to the guest gardens for 
these conventions.

John Jones wrote:
> Speaking as a Judge, I don't care who hybridized an iris, if I see that 
> it grows well in a number of different place I will award it an AM. 
> Virtually all the judges I know are the same way.  Large commercial 
> growers get more awards because... (drum roll).... they do more 
> hybridizing, and .... (drum roll).... they send more guests out to more 
> places.  When you line out 30,000 seedlings, your chances of having some 
> winners is a lot higher. Sure individuals and small growers can win 
> awards, but they have a lower probability. There are instances of 
> someone winning a Dykes Medal with their only introduction.
>  John                     | "There be dragons here"
>                          |  Annotation used by ancient cartographers
>                          |  to indicate the edge of the known world.

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