Thomas Zane Legacy Award


Thomas Zane Legacy Award

About Thomas Zane Legacy Award

This award may be presented to any individual who has been a vital part of the Florida Bonsai world, and who has left an identifiable legacy, one who has helped to bring Florida Bonsai into the future and has worked to improve knowledge, material, and the culture of Florida Bonsai. Recommendations shall be submitted to the Board for approval by board members.

The award is given to no more than three individuals every calendar year.

Each recipient of this award shall receive a framed BSF certificate of appreciation, and/or gift, if appropriate, to be determined by the awards chairman for that year’s BSF convention

The criteria for recognition shall be based upon a minimum of 15 years of dedication to the teaching and improvement of bonsai in Florida. This award is given to honor those people who are always reaching to improve the art and have done so through teaching, horticulture, promotion, or support of the Art of Bonsai in Florida.

Nomination procedure:
An individual shall be nominated by any BSF member in good standing, presented to the BSF Board for review and subject to approval by a 2/3 majority vote of the BSF board, either at an official BSF board meeting or through electronic mail correspondence.

The award shall be presented to the recipient at the BSF Annual Convention Banquet.

Authority: Minutes of Meeting, Board of Directors, May 30, 2003, February 29, 2004. December 2010, January 2019, January 2020, Revised May 2022.