AOS Award Descriptions

The American Orchid Society grants the following awards to
orchids and exhibitors. AOS awards are a recognized measure of
quality the world over and coveted by hobbyists and commercial
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