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Cook Photographic Award

The Cook Photographic Award, sponsored by Darlene and Owen Cook, is granted for the excellence of photographs of New Zealand – bred and registered irises.

Entries are to be photographed by a financial member of the New Zealand Iris Society and the award given to the entry which the judges consider the best photograph. All entries remain the property and copyright of the photographer but may be used by the Society for publication in the Bulletin, on the website, in the slide library or for the Society publicity with acknowledgement to the photographer.

The photos may be garden shots or show bench shots. There is no requirement for the whole plant to be photographed.

For this competition, any size photo up to A4, including rim or margin is acceptable. The photos must be forwarded as hard copy only.

Entries are to be in the hands of the Immediate Past President by 30th June.

As there has been so much interest in New Zealand–bred irises and because the rules allow a great deal of expression, it is hoped that this competition will create interest throughout our membership.

The original photographs will be returned to the owner if a stamped addressed envelope is sent to the Immediate Past President.

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Trophy Recipients

  • 2017 Marilyn Rathgen
  • 2016 Beth Conrad
  • 2015 Dr. Robert Fisk


IB So So - 2017 by Marilyn Rathgen

2017 Winner
IB So So by Marilyn Rathgen

2016 Winner
TB Linkage by Beth Conrad

2015 Winner
Atavus by Robert Fisk