AOS Award Descriptions

The American Orchid Society grants the following awards to
orchids and exhibitors. AOS awards are a recognized measure of
growers alike. An AOS flower quality award adds value to an
orchid in its own right, and as a parent for creating hybrids.

HCC (Highly Commended Certificate)
Awarded to orchid species or hybrids scoring 75 to 79 points
inclusive on a 100-point scale.

AM (Award of Merit)
Awarded to orchid species or hybrids scoring 80 to 89 points
inclusive on a 100-point scale.

FCC (First Class Certificate)
The highest flower-quality award, awarded to orchid species or