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Tall Bearded Iris Symposium
100 Most Popular Tall Bearded Iris
(updated February 9, 2014)
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photo: DUSKY CHALLENGER (Schreiner 1986) Winner of the AIS Symposium from 2000-2013 inclusive.

The symposium is an annual popularity poll of Tall Bearded (TB) iris conducted by the AIS.

All AIS members may vote in this symposium. The top 100 Tall Bearded iris are then ranked and the results of the symposium each year are published in the official publication of the AIS, the AIS Bulletin, usually within the January issue. All AIS members receive this quarterly publication as part of their AIS membership. For detailed information on AIS membership please go to the AIS Membership area of the website. The full Symposia results are also published here on the AIS website.

2013 Tall Bearded Iris Symposium Ballot
Results of the AIS Tall Bearded Symposia 2007-2013


2013 Tall Bearded Iris Symposium Ballot
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Note: (February 2014) The 2013 TB Symposium voting has been completed and the results are available below. The 2014 TB Symposium ballot will be posted here when available. Please check back from time to time.

The 2013 edition of the TB Symposium ballot is now available, you may proceed to place your votes.

This is the 2013 edition of the Tall Bearded Iris Symposium of the American Iris Society which is the seventy-third annual edition.

This year the list of iris eligible for the Tall Bearded Symposium is only available online.
The list is available here as a downloadable PDF file. (please follow the link below the voting instructions)

The list of candidates was completed by combining the following lists of outstanding varieties:
The 100 top varieties in last year’s Symposium
The tall bearded irises eligible for 2013 Dykes Medal
The tall bearded irises eligible for 2013 Wister Medal
The tall bearded irises eligible for 2013 Awards of Merit
The tall bearded irises that won 2012 Awards of Merit
The tall bearded irises that won 2012 Honorable Mentions

Every member of The American Iris Society may participate in this balloting of the irises listed on the following pages. Each member is allowed twenty-five (25) votes. Please follow the instructions below:

1. Voting may be accomplished in a variety of ways:
a. You may mail your RVP a list of the iris you are voting for, either names and numbers, or just numbers.
b. You can download the list from the AIS web site (www.irises.org), print it, mark it up, and mail it. (see the link to the ballot below)
c. Most RVP’s have email, and those who do will accept any of the above formats that way, too.
2. No member may vote for more than twenty-five varieties. You may vote for fewer than twenty-five if you wish. Write-in votes are not allowed and will not be tabulated.
3. Your ballot must be mailed to and received by your Regional Vice President by
September 1, 2013 in order to be counted. The name of your RVP is listed inside each AIS Bulletin. Sign your ballot and mail it first class.
4. Overseas Members may vote by mailing their ballot to the Symposium Committee Chairman whose name, email, and address appear inside each AIS Bulletin. It is advisable to send by Air Mail to assure receipt of your Ballot by September 30, 2013. Ballots received later will be counted if at all possible, so please vote even if you can not meet that date. Email is an acceptable alternative (either numbers-only, or numbers and names), and a representative in each foreign country can tally that country's votes and send the totals and voters to the Symposium Chair by email or mail.

Follow this link to the 2013 AIS Tall Bearded Symposium Ballot (Adobe PDF file)

The above file is provided as a downloadable Adobe Acrobat PDF type file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this file. *What is Adobe Acrobat Reader?  It is free software for viewing and printing Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files on all major hardware and operating system platforms. If you need or want to get the Adobe Acrobat Reader program use this link. It is a very useful add on program that many people already have installed on their computer. Click here to get Adobe Acrobat.

Results of the AIS Tall Bearded Symposia 2007-2013:
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The results provided here are for your reference use and enjoyment.

Follow the links below to the detail results of recent AIS Tall Bearded Symposiums:

2013 AIS Tall Bearded Symposium results (2013 voting) (268KB PDF file)
2012 AIS Tall Bearded Symposium results (2012 voting) (64KB PDF file)
2011 AIS Tall Bearded Symposium results (2011 voting) (52KB PDF file)
*2010 AIS Tall Bearded Symposium results (2010 voting) (80KB PDF file)
2010 AIS Tall Bearded Symposium results (2009 voting) (58KB PDF file
2009 AIS Tall Bearded Symposium results (2008 voting)
(28KB PDF file)
2008 AIS Tall Bearded Symposium results (2007 voting)
(27KB PDF file)
2007 AIS Tall Bearded Symposium results (2006 voting) (27KB PDF file)

Most, if not all, of these irises are available to purchase through the commercial vendors listed in the Commercial Directory Listing area of the AIS website. They are not likely to be available from your local garden center.

*Please note: The naming convention(s) used for the Symposia ballots and reports have changed several times in the history of the Symposia. In the recent past the Symposia reports have been named for the year in which they were issued (the year after the voting). This caused some confusion. Starting in 2010 the results will be named for the year in which the voting occurs, thus the results of the AIS Awards and the results of the Symposia will carry the same year designation. This will result in there being two reports that are designated as 2010. The first, the results of the 2009 voting, and the second, the results of the 2010 voting.

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
   
   
   
                 
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