Join us at the exciting US National Bonsai Exhibition on September 13-14, 2014 in Rochester, New York. The Award Banquet & Benefit Auction are one of the highlights of the weekend where $6,500 will be presented to the finest bonsai selected by our three international judges: Hiro Yamaji from Japan, Peter Warren from England and David Easterbrook from Canada.
Bonsai fellowship abounds with visitors, exhibitors and vendors all enjoying a delicious meal awaiting the award presentations.
The following awards will be presented:
The National Award
Finest Bonsai Masterpiece
Evergreen Bonsai Award
Finest Evergreen Bonsai
Deciduous Bonsai Award
Finest Deciduous Bonsai
$500 Lang Bonsai Container Certificate
Finest Classical Bonsai
Bonsai Travel Award
Finest Bonsai & Companion Plant Combination
Nippon Bonsai Association Award
Finest Japanese Style Display
Ho Yoku Award
Finest Innovative Bonsai Design
Custom Oriental Woodcraft Award
Finest Shohin Bonsai Display
$1,000 Shohin Bonsai Display Stand Set
All American Bonsai Award
Finest American Species Bonsai in an American Container on an American Display Table
ABS North American Bonsai Award
Finest North American Native Species Bonsai
Puerto Rico Bonsai Federation Award
Finest Tropical Bonsai
After the award presentation a stimulating Benefit Auction will take place where bonsai, containers, suiseki and other bonsai related items will be auctioned, including many large bonsai from the Valavanis Bonsai Collection.
Join us for the Award Banquet & Benefit Auction at the Holiday Inn Airport. Remaining seating is quite limited, but a few seats remain. The hotel cannot accommodate over 300 people. Weekend passes (until September 1st and Award Banquet & Benefit Auction tickets may be easily ordered from our website at:
Also, be sure to arrive early on Saturday morning at 8:30 am for the Opening Ceremony!