Deadline for Entries is
February 15, 2019
Topic is:  If you could plant an iris garden anywhere in the world, where would it be, which irises would you choose to plant, and what would you like visitors to your garden to learn?

The Ackerman Essay Contest Award winners are announced at the AIS National Convention.

The Essay Topic for the Ackerman Essay Contest is printed in the January AIS Bulletin Issue by Cheryl Deaton, the National Youth Director.

Essays should be written in 500 words or less. Mail the Essay to:

Debbie Strauss
2213 Hereford Blvd
Midland, TX 79707-5012

Or send as an attachment to the email address above.

For other questions contact Cheryl Deaton at

Prizes winnings are (beginning for 2019 Contest):

There are three age Divisions:  3-9 Elementary , 10-12 Junior , and 13-18 Senior Division
There are three prizes given in all Categories:  3rd - $25, 2nd - $50, and 1st - $100, for a total of nine prizes.