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Congratulations!

Congratulations to these talented growers who have recently won awards with our hybrids! 

These are only the most recent winners as reported in the most current issue of the African Violet Magazine by the African Violet Society of America, Inc.  Subscription and membership information appears elsewhere on this site.

If you've won "Best in Show" with one of our hybrids, we'll deduct $10 from an order placed during the time you and your winner appears on this page (just remind us when ordering).  If you qualify, your name will appear in bold print in the list below.  A new page will appear every 2-3 months as new winners are reported.

Be sure to enter the "Robinson Collection" classes at next year's National AVSA Convention Show in Kansas City in 2015! 

Collection must consist of 3 different varieties, all of same type (mini, semimini, trailer, or standard)all hybridized by us. First place winner receives $200 and 2nd place receives $100.  Should the first place entries by standard-size 'Ma's' varieties, an additional $50 will be awarded to the winner!

Special congratulations to Debbie McInnis for winning the award for Best Robinson collection at the 2014 AVSA National Convention show (Debbie also won in 2013), with 'Rob's Plaid Skirt', 'Rob's Dodo Bird' and 'Rob's Slap Happy'.  2nd prize went to Ben Haning.

Winningest African Violets for 2013!  (based on 2013 show reports in "tally time"):
    Miniature varieties:  #1 'Rob's Chilly Willy'
    Semimini varieties:  #1  'Rob's Antique Rose'
         #2 'Rob's Combustible Pigeon'
         #3 'Rob's Cool Fruit'
   
Trailing varieties:  #1 'Rob's Boolaroo


Congratulations to:

Names appearing in  bold print can deduct $10 from any order placed with us during time your name appears on this page.  You need to remind us of this when ordering!  These are some the published winners.

As appears in the September/October AVM:

Merna Addison.  For best trailer, with 'Rob's Boolaroo', at the Evening AVC of Des Moines, IA

Paula Bal.  For best miniature, with 'Rob's Love Bite', and best AVSA miniature collection with 'Rob's Chilly Willy' and 'Rob's Love Bite', at the Garden State AVC, NJ

Carolee Carter.  Best in Show, best standard and best AVSA standard collection, with 'Ma's Taffy Swirl' at the Ocala, FL show. 

Karyn Cichocki.  For best miniature, with 'Rob's Chilly Willy', at the AVC of Morris County, NJ

Donna Coleman.  For best semimini in show, with 'Rob's Fiddlesticks', at the AVGS of Syracuse, NY

Kevin Degner.  For best AVSA standard collection, with 'Ma's Wicked Witch' and 'Ma's Mardi Gras', at the Oshkosh AVS, WI

Melanie Duan.  For best AVSA semimini collection, with 'Rob's Delicious', at the Stampede City AVS, Alberta

Tim Ferguson.  For best trailer, 'Rob's Gundaroo', at the GardenState AVC, NJ

Brett Flewelling.  For best semiminiature  and best AVSA semimini collection with 'Rob's Cool Fruit' at the Lakeshore AVS, Ontario

Ken Froboese.  For best semiminiature, with 'Rob's Fuddy Duddy', at the Magic Knight AVS, TX

Erika Geimonen.  For best AVSA semimini collection, with 'Rob's Galiwinku', 'Rob's Humpty Doo', and 'Rob's Gundaroo', at the AVS of Springfield, PA

Kitty Hedgepeth.  For best trailer, with 'Rob's Boolaroo', at the Richmond AVS, VA

Mark Jackson.  For best trailer, with 'Rob's Sticky Wicket' at the AVC of Greater Atlanta, GA

Meichele Juve.  For best semiminiature, with 'Rob's Slap Happy', at the Tucson AVS, AZ

Carolyn KleinFor Best in show and best trailer, with 'Rob's Boolaroo', at the Saintpaulia Society of Long Island, NY

Mary MartinFor Best in show and best trailer, with 'Rob's Lilli Pilli', at the Columbus AVS, OH

Sam McKenna.  For Best in show and best trailer, with 'Rob's Gundaroo' at the Capital City AVS, CA

Nancy Manozzi.  For best AVSA semimini collection, with 'Rob's Whippoorwill', at the Bay State AVS, MA

Judy O'Neil.  For best miniature, 'Rob's Doodlebug', at the AVGS of Western NY

Joe Palagonia.  For best semiminiature and best AVSA semimini collection, with 'Rob's Ooey Gooey' at the Saintpaulia Society of Long Island, NY

Dale Parker.  For best AVSA semimini collection, with 'Rob's Combustible Pigeon', at the Magic Knight AVS, TX

Ralph Robinson.  For best AVSA semimini collection, with 'Rob's Astro Zombie', 'Rob's Calypso Beat', and 'Rob's Boondoggle'.  Best semimini in show, with 'Rob's Boondoggle', and best miniature in show, with 'Rob's Chilly Willy', at the AVGS of Rochester, NY

Janet Sierzega.  For best trailer, with 'Rob's Boolaroo', at the AVC of Morris County, NJ

Sandy Skalski.  Best in Show and best trailer, with 'Rob's Gundaroo', and Best AVSA miniature collection with 'Rob's Chilly Willy', at the AVC of Burlington County, NJ

Ruth Young.  For best semiminiatue, with 'Rob's Hand Puppet', at the Seattle AVS, WA