*Each spring the San Diego Iris Society holds our annual Spring Show & Sale so that members have an opportunity to show bloom stalks of irises growing in their garden. These irises are judged by American Iris Society accredited judges and awarded trophies for the best of show irises.

San Diego Iris Society

2018 Spring Show Trophies

Scroll down to see all SDIS Trophy Winners

San Diego Iris Society 1st Annual Photo Contest

Congratulations! to winners of our 1st Annual Photo Contest.

Patti Anderson, Steve Rocha and Janis Shackelford

Winners were chosen by public vote at our Spring Show.

Congratulations Janis Shackelford!

Winner of the AIS Trophy for

Best Specimen of Show and

the Richard Richards Trophy for Best Miscellaneous Iris


Congratulations Janis Shackelford for winning the Best Specimen of Show Trophy (aka Queen of Show) and the Richard Richards Trophy for Best Miscellaneous Iris 'Vibrato' at the San Diego Iris Society 2018 Spring Show! Congratulations also on winning the AIS Silver Medal fore most blue ribbons in the show!

In addition, Janis Shackelford was awarded the Lawson Trophy for Best White Tall Bearded Iris 'Point to the Sun,' The Runde Trophy for Best Pink Iris 'Picture Book' and the San Diego 200th Anniversary Bowl for Best Californicae Iris 'Canyon Snow.'

Congratulations Claire Schneider for winning the AIS Bronze Medal for the 2nd most blue ribbons for the third year in a row!


Richard and Pat Wurtele!

Winners of the George Bange Trophy for Best Purple Iris and

Winner of the People's Vote for Favorite Iris!

'Under The Boardwalk'

(Tall Bearded Iris)

Congratulations Olga Batalov!

Winner of the Weaver Trophy

for Best Plicata Iris

'Swept Off My Feet'

(Tall Bearded Iris)

Congratulations Bill Molnar!

Winner of the Gorrell Trophy

for Best Blue Tall Bearded Iris

'Fiesta In Blue'


Steve and Sharlyn Rocha!

Winners of the Howard Trophy for Best Louisiana Iris



Patrick and Monica Powell!

Winners of the Jack Fitzgerald Memorial Trophy for Best Yellow Tall Bearded Iris and

the Leon and Norma Vogel Trophy for Best Space Ager Iris

'Glitter Gulch'


Steve and Sharlyn Rocha!

Winners of the Tom Craig Trophy for Best Red Iris and

the Owen Trophy for Best Spuria Iris

'Countess Zepplin'

Scroll Down for our history of San Diego Iris Society Trophy Winners

Best Specimen of Show ("Queen of Show")

Year Iris Awarded To

1992 Premier David Runde

1993 Raison D’Etre R. Brooks

1994 Living One Dorothy Driscoll

1995 White Lightning Ruth Bryce

1996 Clouds Adrift Steve Rocha

1997 Pro News Steve Rocha

1998 Blue Gloss Steve Rocha

1999 Welch’s Reward Steve Rocha

2000 Honey Dove Steve Rocha

2002 Swingtown Steve Rocha

2003 Stop and Look (Spuria) Pat Brendel

2004 Beginner's Luck Ken and Christie Pierson

2005 Brazilian Holiday Leon and Norma Vogel

2006 Promises Promises Joella Olson

2007 Roy Davidson Sylvia Ginsberg

2008 Bubbling Waves Alexander Stanton

2009 Elixir (Spuria) Ted and Rose Howse

2010 Rare Treat Kim Ung

2011 Rare Treat Kim Ung

2014 Conjuration Monica Rodman

2015 Baby’s Bum Edith and Jim Schade

2016 Lucky Devil (Spuria) Don Maurizio

2017 Brass Knocker (Spuria) Claire Schneider

2018 Vibrato Janis Shackelford