National Trophy Specifications

National ARS Spring Show Awards:


Nicholson Perpetual Challenge Bowl

An entry of nine (9) hybrid tea blooms, each of a different variety, correctly named and displayed in separate containers.


C. Eugene Pfister Memorial Trophy

An entry of one (1) grandiflora specimen, disbudded or naturally grown, correctly named and displayed in an appropriate container.


New Zealand Kiwi Award

An entry of six (6) roses, each of a different cultivar consisting of two (2) heavily petaled exhibition type roses, two (2) low petaled hybrid tea roses in the stage of opening just past the tight bud stage, with only a few petals unfurling, and two (2) floribunda sprays, all correctly named and displayed in separate containers.


Joseph J. Kern Trophy

For the best collection of five (5) old garden roses, each a different variety, each in a separate vase and properly labeled as to variety.


Dorothy C. Stemler Memorial Trophy

An entry of the best old rose bouquet of eight (8) or more blooms or sprays of old garden roses whose type or classification was established prior to 1867. All roses are to be identified. The bouquet is to be judged by the following scale of points:


Cultural Perfection.......30

Number of Varieties.....20

Condition..................... 20

Effect............................20

Fragrance......................10

Total........................... 100


William H. Mavity Trophy

An entry of five (5) floribunda sprays, each of a different variety, correctly named and exhibited in separate containers.


Herb Swim Memorial Trophy

Five (5) hybrid teas, one bloom per stem, different varieties, each exhibited in separate containers.


Ann Reilly Memorial Trophy

Five (5) one-bloom-per-stem, exhibition-type floribundas, no more than two of one variety, in separate containers.


Dr. Griffith Buck National Memorial Trophy

Three (3) different shrub varieties, one bloom or spray (two or more blooms), exhibited in three separate containers.


J. Benjamin Williams Miniflora Rose National Trophy

An entry of ten (10) miniflora roses, either one (1) each of ten (10) different varieties OR two (2) each of five (5) different varieties; one bloom per stem, each exhibited in separate containers, all blooms at exhibition stage and each bloom having a separate entry tag. This award is also offered at the Fall National Show.


President's Trophy

Three (3) stems of any classification, one bloom or spray. One or rmore varieties, displayed in separate containers. Open to members who grow no more than 50 rose plants.


Jan Shivers National Miniature Trophy

An entry of seven (7) one-bloom-per-stem miniature varieties of "Award of Excellence" winners, each being a different variety, exhibited in separate containers.


Dee Bennett Memorial Trophy

An entry of twelve (12) miniature roses, at exhibition stage, without side buds. One variety or any combination of varieties, displayed in a clear container provided by the exhibitor. The exhibitor may use floral foam for support.


J. Benjamin Williams Miniflora Rose National Trophy

An entry of ten (10) miniflora roses, either one (1) each of ten (10) different varieties OR two (2) each of five (5) different varieties; one bloom per stem, each exhibited in separate containers, all blooms at exhibition stage and each bloom having a separate entry tag.

GardenWeb Rose Forum Best in Show Trophy

Best horticultural entry on the trophy table. Selected from the entries for one stem of any classification only. To be judged by a panel of five (5) judges selected by the ARS National Chairman of Judges.


National ARS Fall Show Awards:


J. Horace McFarland Memorial National Trophy

An entry of seven (7) hybrid tea specimens, each of a different variety, correctly named and exhibited in separate containers. The exhibit should not exceed 36 inches in any horizontal direction.


Earl of Warwick Urn

An entry of six (6) specimens, all different varieties that have been All-America Rose Selections from 1941 through the current years introductions, correctly named and exhibited in separate containers.


National Pacific Rose Society Challenge Trophy

An entry of three (3) hybrid tea specimen blooms each of a different variety, correctly named and exhibited in separate containers. Note: This trophy is awarded to the best entry grown by the out-of-town exhibitor, and coming from a distance of at least 200 miles from the location of the National Rose Show.


Fred Edmunds, Sr. Memorial ARS Youth Award

An entry of three (3) roses each a different variety from the classes of hybrid teas, floribundas, miniatures and grandifloras. Roses must be grown and exhibited by a young person between 10 and 18 years of age.


Dr. T. Allen Kirk Perpetual Trophy

An entry of three (3) hybrid tea specimens of one (1) variety showing the three stages of development; one a bud, one approximately one-half open or in its most perfect phase of beauty, and one fully open bloom, correctly named and exhibited in separate containers.


Rose Hybridizers Association Trophy

An entry of one (1) seedling (not a sport) bred by an amateur, to be judged according to the standards for seedling and sports as outlined in the Guidelines and Rules for Judging Roses


President’s Trophy

An entry of three (3) stems of any classification, one bloom or spray. one or more varieties, displayed in separate contain¬ers. open to members who grow no more than 50 rose plants. 


Robert E. and Mildred C. Lawton Miniature National Trophy

An entry of twelve (12) miniature roses, one-bloom-per-stem at exhibition stage, no more than two (2) of any one cultivar, exhibited in one container, supplied by the exhibitor. Artificial support with floral foam is allowed. The exhibit should not exceed 18 inches in any horizontal direction.


Ralph S. Moore National Award

Nine (9) miniature roses, each a different variety, exhibited in separate containers. All being at exhibition stage. The exhibit should not exceed 18 inches in any horizontal direction.


J. Benjamin Williams Miniflora Rose National Trophy

An entry of ten (10) miniflora roses, either one (1) each of ten (10) different varieties OR two (2) each of five (5) different varieties; one bloom per stem, each exhibited in separate containers, all blooms at exhibition stage and each bloom having a separate entry tag.


National ARS Miniature Rose Show Awards:


F. Harmon Saville Memorial Challenge Bowl

Eighteen (18) exhibition-type miniature roses, six or more varieties, displayed in a low bowl. Container is to be provided by the exhibitor and should not exceed 4 inches in diameter &endash; Oasis is permitted.


Top Gun National Miniflora Trophy

Nine (9) different one bloom minifloras at exhibition stage, to be staged in separate vases with individual entry tags. .


National Traveling Trophies:

The following American Rose Society National trophies rotate among the districts of the ARS and competition is open to all ARS members regardless of residence. These trophies may be offered at either a Spring or Fall district rose show.


Milton S. Hershey Memorial Trophy

The class shall be for one rose each of at least five 5) varieties of hybrid teas (or some class of comparable difficulty to be approved by the Prizes and Awards Committee).


Rosedale Perpetual Challenge Bowl

An entry of five (5) hybrid tea blooms, each of a different variety correctly named and exhibited in separate containers. (Alternate specifications may be: (a) Six (6) hybrid teas, not more than two (2) of one variety.; or (b) Six (6) specimens; two (2) hybrid teas, two (2) grandifloras and two (2) floribundas.)


Portland "City of Roses" Trophy

The Prizes and Awards Committee of the American Rose Society shall approve the wording for competition for the trophy at each competition, and this approved wording together with the statement as to requirements for entry shall appear in each schedule. The requirements for competition shall be such that a large number of entries for competition will be attracted. The minimum requirements, however, shall be five (5) roses of five (5) different varieties.

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