The Alex Laurie Award is presented to the author(s) of the most significant applied floriculture research paper published in any of the three refereed American Society for Horticultural Science publications during a calendar year. This award was established in honor of the late Alex Laurie (1892-1982), renowned floriculture teacher and researcher at The Ohio State University and a founder of the Ohio Florists’ Association.
Cash prize (funded by the annual budget).
Recognition annually at Cultivate with a plaque (usually presented at the Town Hall meeting).
Permanent listing on the website.
Name badge ribbon provided to wear at AmericanHort events.
Procedures for Nomination
Staff identifies all the floriculture top 10 manuscripts to be reviewed by a staff-appointed jury of peers (note: the selection of the top 10 papers is done by the review jury as part of the scoring process).
Award jury reviews the manuscripts and chooses the top one by a scoring system.
Manuscripts reviewed can be about crop production, environmental, and cultural related work, marketing research, post-production work, disease and insect management, automation, etc.