June 2019 News

Dr. Smith Awarded Silver Pen at National Convention

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Dr. Jeff Smith received the Silver Pen award while at the African Violet National convention for writing the “best article” in African Violet Magazine in a given year. His latest award-winning article, “What do Hybridizers See?” was published in the Nov./Dec. 2018 issue. This was Dr. Smith’s second Silver Pen award and he has received the “best article” award 7 times in his career.

Dr. Smith has now written a total of 158 columns for African Violet Magazine over 26 years, making his the longest-running column, and has had more than 50 additional articles published.