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Median Iris Society
The Cook-Douglas Medal

The Cook-Douglas Medal is the highest award reserved exclusively for Standard Dwarf Bearded Irises within the American Iris Society.

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Year Iris Name Hybridizer
2015Maui Sunrise
Maui Sunrise
Terry Aitken
2015Zooboomafoo
Zooboomafoo
Paul Black
2014Eye of the Tiger
Eye of the Tiger
Paul Black
2013Wish Upon a Star
Wish Upon a Star
Paul Black
2012Bluebeard's Ghost
Bluebeard's Ghost
Paul Black
2011Fires of Fiji
Fires of Fiji
Paul Black
2010Ultimate
Ultimate
Thomas Johnson
2009Puddy Tat
Puddy Tat
Paul Black
2008Cat's Eye
Cat's Eye
Paul Black
2007Music
Music
Keith Keppel
2006Ruby Eruption
Ruby Eruption
Chuck Chapman
2005Marksman
Music
Marky Smith
2004Minidragon
Minidragon
Marky Smith
2003Dot Com
Dot Com
B. Jones
2002Little Blue Eyes
Little Blue Eyes
J. Weiler
2001Starbaby
Starbaby
Marky Smith
2000Vavoom
Vavoom
A. Ensminger
1999Pele
Pele
T. Aitken
1998Little Showoff
Little Showoff
E. Hall
1997Bedford Lilac
Bedford Lilac
Bennett Jones
1996Pumpin' Iron
Pumpin' Iron
Paul Black
1995Serenity Prayer
Serenity Prayer
Perry Dyer
1994Orange Tiger
Orange Tiger
B. Jones
1993Dark Vader
Dark Vader
Linda Miller
1992Sun Doll
Sun Doll
B. Jones
1991Chubby Cheeks
Chubby cheeks
Paul Black
1990
 
No 15% vote winner
1989Baby Blessed
Baby Blessed
L. Zurbrigg
1988Raspberry Jam
Raspberry Jam
D. Niswonger
1987Little Black Belt
Little Black Belt
D. Niswonger
1986Rain Dance
Rain Dance
B. Jones
1985Michael Paul
Michael Paul
W. Jones
1984Sapphire Jewel
Sapphire Jewel
M. Hamblen

Award of Merit for Standard Dwarf Bearded Irises
Year Iris Name Hybridizer (Introduction Year)
2015Exotic Eyes
Exotic Eyes
Donald Spoon
2015Teagan
Teagan
Don Spoon
2015Pulsator
Pulsator
Thomas Johnson
2015Tanzanite
Tanzanite
Marky Smith
2015 Kaching
Kaching
Paul Black
2015 Pinkster
Pinkster
Michael Sutton
2014Open Your Eyes
Open Your Eyes
Paul Black
2014Nosferatu
Nosferatu
Paul Black
2014Giggles and Grins
Giggles and Grins
Carol Coleman
2014Bombay Sapphire
Bombay Sapphire
Paul Black
2014 Lemon Freeze
Lemon Freeze
Keith Keppel
2013Riveting
Riveting
Paul Black
2013Raspberry Tiger
Raspberry Tiger
Paul Black
2013Eye of Sauron
Eye of Sauron
Paul Black
2013Bright Blue Eyes
Bright Blue Eyes
Michael Sutton
2013Meow
Meow
Paul Black
2012Eye of the Tiger
Eye of the Tiger
Paul Black
2012Maui Sunrise
Maui Sunrise
J. T. Aitken
2012Yahtzee
Yahtzee
Thomas Johnson
2012Extraterrestrial
Extraterrestrial
Marky Smith
2012Cheeky Kid
Cheeky Kid
Barbara and David Schmieder
2012Devil's Night
Devil's Night
Keith Keppel
2012Robin's Nest
Robin's Nest
Carol Coleman/Jayme Adams
2011Pussycat Pink
Pussycat Pink
Paul Black
2011Zooboomafoo
Zooboomafoo
Paul Black
2011Banded Tiger
Banded Tiger
Barbara & David Schmieder
2011Leopard Print
Leopard Print
Thomas Johmson
2011Mikey Likes It
Mikey Likes It
J.T. Aitken
2011Celebrate
Celebrate
Paul Black
2011Spiderman
Spiderman
Donald Spoon
2011Bluebeard's Ghost
Bluebeard's Ghost
Paul Black
2011Wish Upon A Star
Wish Upon A Star
Paul Black
2010Canadian Kisses
Canadian Kisses
Paul Black
2010Absolute Joy
Absolute Joy
J.T. Aitken
2010Big Blue Eyes
Big Blue Eyes
Paul Black
2010Scream
Scream
Thomas Johnson
2009Devil Baby
Devil Baby
Keith Keppel
2009Devoted
Devoted
Paul Black
2009Zap
Zap
Paul Black
2009Bowl of Cherries
Bow of Cherries
Lynda Miller
2009Photon
Photon
Marky Smith
2009Dime
Dime
Paul Black
2009Riverbuds
Riverbuds
William & Ada Godfrey
2008Attack Cat
Attack Cat
Paul Black
2008Panther
Panther
Marky Smith
2008Eye of Newt
Eye of Newt
Paul Black
2008Cache of Gold
Cache of Gold
George Sutton
2008Blueberry Tart
Blueberry Tart
Chuck Chapman
2007Fires of Fiji
Fires of Fiji
Paul Black
2007Ultimate
Ultimate
Thomas Johnson
2007Bourgeois
Bourgeois
Paul Black
2007Dancing Bunnies
Dancing Bunnies
Paul Black
2007Ballistic
Ballistic
Paul Black
2006Cat's Eye
Cat's Eye
Paul Black
2006Puddy Tat
Puddy Tat
Paul Black
2006True Navy
True Navy
Bennett Jones
2006Circus Dragon
Circus Dragon
Bennett Jones
2006Wizard's Return
Wizard's Return
Richard Tasco
2006Ruby Eruption
Ruby Eruption
Chuck Chapman
2005Neutron
Neutron
Thomas Johnson
2005Gnu Generation
Gnu Generation
B. Kasperek
2005Star of Africa
Star of Africa
P. Dyer
2005Snickers
Snickers
Keith Keppel
2004Cachet
Cachet
Paul Black
2004Yippy Skippy
Yippy Skippy
Paul Black
2004Denali
Denali
Marky Smith
2004Just A Croc
Just A Croc
B. Kasperek
2003Marksman
Marksman
Marky Smith
2003Music
Music
Keith Keppel
2003Trajectory
Trajectory
Paul Black
2003Fairy Ring
Fairy Ring
Duane Meek
2002Minidragon
Minidragon
Marky Smith
2002Ruby Eruption
Ruby Eruption
Chuck Chapman
2002Forever Blue
Forever Blue
Chuck Chapman
2002Hoodlum
Hoodlum
Keith Keppel
2001Dot Com
Dot Com
B. Jones
2001Rebus
Rebus
J. Gatty
2001Harlem Nocturne
Harlem Nocturne
A. & D. Willot
2001Blackberry Jam
Blackberry Jam
A. & D. Willot
2001Ringer
Ringer
Keith Keppel
2001Snugglebug
Snugglebug
Schreiner's
2001Webmaster
Webmaster
Keith Keppel
2000Irish Moss
Irish Moss
B. Jones
2000James Bond
James Bond
Marky Smith
2000Easter
Easter
Keith Keppel
2000Acey Deucey
Acey Deucey
A. Ensminger
2000Tattler
Tattler
K. Keppel
1999Hottentot
Hottentot
Marky Smith
1999Peach Petal Pie
Peach Petal Pie
D. Niswonger
1999Ballet Lesson
Ballet Lesson
D. Niswonger
1999Dark Rings
Dark Rings
J. Gatty