Canadian Hemerocallis Society
Awards and Honours


    The following Awards and Honours as well as the details of their administration were voted on and approved by the CHS membership at the Annual Fall Meeting at the Guild Inn, Scarborough, ON on 25 August 2001.
 
CHS Awards and Honours Committee.

    The Canadian Hemerocallis Society will establish and maintain an Awards and Honours Committee, which will be responsible for the Awards and Honours outlined below. The CHS Awards And Honours Committee will consist of five to seven individuals; this odd number will prevent tie votes on any awards voted on by the committee. Members of the CHS Executive may choose to sit on the committee. Any non-Executive members on the committee will be initially appointed for a two year term by the CHS Executive; thereafter, these members will be subject to re-election by the membership at the end of their term. Non-executive members will be appointed such that there is an overlap in their terms of expiry, insuring that there is some continuity and consistency in the committee.
 

CHS Award for Achievement in Hybridizing.

    This award is to be given to an individual who has shown achievement in hybridizing over a period of years. The award is an acknowledgment of the individual's contribution to improving the daylily, and, as such, is to be awarded based not on a single cultivar, but on a program of hybridizing that has spanned some significant, but non-specified, period of time. The award need not necessarily be given out every year. Nominations are to be made by the Awards and Honours Committee as well as by soliciting nominations from the membership. All nominees must be members of the CHS to be considered for this award. The names of all nominees will be printed in the CHS Daylily Journal, along with a summary of their achievements. The final vote for the winner will be cast by the membership by means of a mail-in ballot.. The award will be presented annually at a CHS meeting, and the name of the winner will be printed in the Canadian Daylily Journal.
 

CHS Service Award.

    This award is given to an individual whom has provided service to the daylily community in Canada. While it can be awarded to a hybridizer, the award is for service, not for hybridizing. While it would generally be awarded to a Canadian, it can be awarded to a non-Canadian if the individual has helped foster and promote daylilies and daylily related activities within Canada. The winner need not be a member of CHS. The award need not necessarily be given out every year. Nominations are made by the CHS Awards and Honours Committee, as well as soliciting nominations from the membership. The winner of this award is chosen by CHS Awards and Honours Committee from those individuals nominated. The award is presented annually at a CHS meeting, and the name of the winner will be printed in the Canadian Daylily Journal.
 

CHS Meritorious Seedling Awards.

    The CHS will award three (Gold, Silver, and Bronze) Meritorious Seedling Awards to hybridizers in recognition of hybridizing seedlings considered to show the highest distinction and promise. Only members of the CHS are eligible for this award. Initially, the award would be voted on by the membership at a CHS Meeting, after viewing seedlings from hybridizers. The award is open to all CHS members who submit a seedling slide. It is not necessary for the recipient to be present at the meeting where winning seedlings are chosen; if the member can not attend the meeting, they may send in slides for consideration. There are no restrictions on the geographical region (inside or out of Canada) where the seedlings were initially hybridized, or the manner in which they were hybridized or grown (field grown, greenhouse, etc.).  In the future, the CHS may wish to base the awards on membership votes following the viewing of actual seedlings in seedling beds at the CHS National Convention. An image of the winning seedlings will be printed in the Canadian Daylily Journal.
 

CHS Outstanding Daylily Cultivar Award.

    This award is presented to a named, AHS registered and introduced daylily cultivar that is considered to perform well across the various climates of Canada. This will be the highest award given to a cultivar by the CHS The cultivar need not be hybridized by a Canadian or CHS member, but rather chosen by Canadians based on their own unique experience with the cultivar in Canada. Nominations for this award will be solicited from the membership with each member nominating one cultivar, and the winner will be voted on by the membership from the list of nominated cultivars. The five cultivars receiving the most votes, including the winning cultivar, will be pictured in the Canadian Daylily Journal.
 

CHS Newsletter Award.

    This award is given in recognition of the best article written for a Canadian local club newsletter, the Canadian Daylily Journal, or by a Canadian for a newsletter outside of Canada. The article must have been published; articles distributed only as E-mails are not eligible. The winner of this award must be a member of the CHS The nominations for the award are solicited by the CHS Awards and Honours Committee from the various club presidents. The CHS Awards and Honours Committee decides on the winner. If the article was not published in the Canadian Daylily Journal, a copy of the article will be re-printed in the Canadian Daylily Journal.
 

CHS Photography Awards.

    The CHS will present three photography awards, one for the best image of an individual bloom, a second for the best image of a daylily clump, and a third for the best image of a landscape setting containing daylilies. Images to be considered for these awards must be brought or mailed to the CHS fall meeting, and the awards will be decided by a vote of the membership in attendance. All images must be 8" x 10" and displayed without a frame. The winner must be a member of the CHS The winning images will be printed in the Canadian Daylily Journal.