PNW District Rose
One of the duties of the Prizes
and Awards Committee is to oversee that group of rose show classes known as the PNW District Challenge
Classes. Currently, there are 14
of these classes, and they accompany the rose show of whichever local society is
holding the District convention:
PNW 1 The J. Horace McFarland
A collection of six hybrid tea blooms, no more than two of
any variety, displayed in separate containers, with a separate entry tag on each container labeled as to variety
Trophy donated by Bruce and Barbara Lind.
PNW 2 The
Portland Rose Society Memorial
An entry of five hybrid tea blooms or grandiflora blooms of
the same variety, displayed in one container. Trophy donated by the Portland Rose Society.
PNW 3 Judges’
Note: Open to
all PNW judges registered at this Convention, whether or not they are judging in the
show. This award may be won only once every three years by the same
exhibitor(s). Three different exhibition blooms displayed in
one container. Trophy
donated by Lynn Schafer.
PNW 4 The Dr. Paul and Carrie
Miller Memorial Trophy:
A classic bloom progression. One variety of hybrid tea or grandiflora, displayed in a single vase, with the
bud at the top, an exhibition bloom in the middle, and a fully open bloom with the stamens visible at the
bottom. Trophy donated by
the Miller Trust.
PNW 5 The Fred Edmunds Jr.
One bloom per
stem hybrid tea and one bloom per stem miniature in separate vases, both exhibition type, matching
characteristics, matching color class, blends allowed. Each
container with a separate entry tag. (Example: ‘Elina’ and ‘Luis
Desamero’.) The mini will be staged on a special stand; both
specimens will be staged on a mirror located in the display area.
Materials will be furnished on a first come, first served basis.
Trophy donated by
the current PNW District Director.
PNW 6 The
Puyallup Rose Society Trophy:
One hybrid tea, one floribunda, and one miniature/Miniflora,
same color class. All correctly named and displayed in separate
containers with a separate entry tag on each container. Trophy donated by the Puyallup Rose Society.
PNW 7 The Seattle Rose Society
Three different varieties (any color) of floribunda
sprays in one container. Trophy donated by the Seattle Rose Society.
PNW 8 The Jeff Wyckoff Old
Five stems of
different varieties of Old Garden Roses displayed in one container.
Trophy donated by Judie Phillips.
PNW 9 The Marian Seeley
Three stems of different varieties of shrub roses, displayed
in one container
Trophy donated by the Olympia Rose Society.
10 The Helene Schoen
Trophy: Rainbow Bloom
progression, consisting of three different varieties of hybrid tea and/or grandiflora blooms, displayed in a
single vase, the bud at the top, an the exhibition bloom in the middle, and a fully open bloom, with the stamens
visible, at the bottom. Trophy donated by the Fort Vancouver Rose Society.
PNW 11 Ralph Moore District Trophy:
Seven miniature roses, each a different variety, exhibited
in separate containers, with each container with a separate entry tag labeled as to variety and
Exhibitor. All blooms must be exhibition stage.
Trophy donated by the Missoula Rose Society.
PNW 12 The Mitchie Moe Memorial Trophy:
Vase of three stems, same or mixed varieties, of
miniature or miniflora roses, one of which is hybridized by Mitchie Moe.
Trophy donated by The Spokane Rose
PNW 13 The Vic Snitzler Memorial
Three different exhibition-form
miniatures or Minifloras in one container. Trophy donated by Margaret Snitzler.
PNW 14 The Betty and Walt Gutoski Arrangement
Note: See the rose arrangement rules listed with regular show arrangement classes
for general guidelines. The current PNW District Arrangement Chair will determine the details about
the arrangement for each show.
Trophy donated by The
Tacoma Rose Society
Two of these (the McFarland
District Trophy and the Ralph Moore District Trophy) are actually ARS-level challenge classes; the winner of
each of these classes receives a plaque/trophy and an ARS certificate in addition to the keepsake
trophy. The name of the winner will be inscribed on the plaque, and
the winner can keep the plaque/trophy until he/she is asked to forward it to the next
In addition, there are six ARS
traveling trophies which come to the PNW District on a rotational basis. The winner of each of these classes receives a plaque/trophy and an ARS
certificate in addition to the keepsake trophy. The name of the
winner will be inscribed on the plaque, and the winner can keep the plaque/trophy until he/she is asked to
forward it to the next competition. The winner of the trophy is
expected to bear the cost of forwarding the plaque/trophy to the ARS, insuring it for $1000. Through 2040, the PNW will be hosting:
Betty Pavey Arrangement Trophy
Ruth Tiedeman Arrangement Trophy
Portland ‘City of Roses’ Trophy
Mildred Bryant Arrangement Trophy
Betty Pavey Arrangement Trophy