Friends of the
The Friends of the PNBCA Program and Award were created by the
PNBCA board in 2006. The purposes for creating this program are
twofold. First is to recognize people who have made substantial
monetary contributions to the PNBCA. Second is to encourage the
display of high quality bonsai at the convention exhibits. An award
is made to the owner of the most outstanding, non-professional
bonsai as judged by the guest artists. In 2010, the board also
created the Friends of the PNBCA Plaque to list the donors who have
made financial contributions to the PNBCA at various levels of
support. The three levels listed on the plaque on an engraved brass
plate are $250 (Good Friends), $500 (Great Friends), and $1000 or
more (Best Friends). The plaque is displayed at each PNBCA
Convention in the exhibit area.
The board is asking you, or your club, or company to make a
donation to this program to help secure the financial future of the
PNBCA, and to directly support the efforts of the host club to hold
a convention that will be both interesting and educational for all
of the participants.
If you have questions regarding this program,
or wish to make a donation, please contact the Friends of the PNBCA
coordinator, Tom Fincel at FincelsNW@aol.com, or any PNBCA board member.
The PNBCA thanks you for your consideration and support!
Friends of the
This award goes to the individual who is the owner of the most
outstanding, non-professional bonsai as judged by the guest artists.
(Guest artists who have a direct connection with any of the judged
trees are excused from judging). The winner receives an engraved
trophy as well as a $100 gift certificate to be used at any of the
convention vendors in the marketplace of the current or following
year’s convention. The recipient will be announced at the Saturday
PNBCA Award Rules:
The tree must be owned and cared for by a non-professional bonsai
The tree must be owned by the current person for a minimum of two
Each tree can only win the award once in its lifetime.
The tree’s owner must be registered at the convention at which it