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Sep-2016

5th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition Winners

NBF News   /  

The 5th annual U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition was held earlier this month in Rochester, N.Y. Over 300 competitors from all over the the country and the world showed off their trees, pots and stands. The winners of fourteen distinguished awards are listed below. A hearty congratulations and thank you to all the competitors and winners, and to the exhibition founder, host and overall coordinator, Bill Valavanis.

Eric Shikowski’s Mountain Hemlock – winner of the National Award | Photo by Jonas Dupuich

Eric Shikowski’s Mountain Hemlock – winner of the National Award | Photo by Jonas Dupuich

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AWARD WINNERS: List courtesy of the 5th National Bonsai Exhibition

The National Award - Finest Bonsai Masterpiece

Mountain Hemlock

Eric Schikowski – Solon, OH

 

Evergreen Bonsai Award - Finest Evergreen Bonsai

Mountain Hemlock

Michael Hagedorn – Milwaukie, OR

 

Deciduous Bonsai Award - Finest Deciduous Bonsai

European White Birch

Dennis Vojtilla – Newberg, OR

 

Medium Size Bonsai Award - Finest Medium Size Bonsai

Itoigawa Sargent Juniper

Boon Manakitivipart – Haward, CA

 

Yoshimura Award - Finest Classical Bonsai

Japanese Red Pine

Gary Gunrow – Dodgeville, WI

 

Bonsai Travel Award - Finest Bonsai & Companion Combination

Companion Planting Mixed Species

Hoe Chuah – Houston, TX

 

Nippon Bonsai Association Award – Finest Japanese Style Bonsai Display

Colorado Blue Spruce

Suthin Sukosolvisit – Staughton, MA

 

Custom Oriental Woodcraft Award - Finest Shohin Bonsai Composition

Shohin Bonsai Composition

Melvyn Goldstein – Cleveland, OH

 

All American Bonsai Award - Finest American Species, Container & Table

Colorado Blue Spruce

Jason Eider – Seattle, WA

 

ABS North American Bonsai Award - Finest North American Native Species Bonsai

Colorado Blue Spruce

Todd Schlafer – Denver, CO

 

Puerto Rico Bonsai Federation Award - Finest Tropical Bonsai

Tiger Bark Fid

Hoe Chuah – Houston, TX

 

Maggio Associates Suiseki Award - Finest Suiseki in Memory of Arthur Skolnik

Plateau Stone

Michael Sullivan – Cooper City, FL

 

Creative Award

Dwarf Japanese Garden Juniper (two bonsai)

Creighton Bostrom – Waxhaw, NC

 

Natural Award

Scots Pine

John Jaramillo – Tualatin, OR

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