New Waterlily Competition

In order to promote interest in hybridizing new colors, forms, and increased frequency of blooms of various sizes of both tropical and hardy waterlilies, the IWGS conducts an annual competition where hybridizers display their new creations. This exciting competition has resulted in the introduction of noteworthy new hybrids: plants with unusual flower shapes and colors; new leaf patterns and colors; and new viviparous lilies.

The IWGS has held the New Waterlily Competition for 13 of the last 15 years. Approximately 40 hybridizers from 9 countries have submitted over 200 entries. Many of these new waterlilies are available for purchase, so be sure to keep your eye on these beauties as you will want to add these to your water garden.

Hybridizers entering this year's competition who wish to donate toward the operating costs of the contest can do so via PayPal:


Entry submissions for the 2017 New Waterlily Competition has now closed. 

Copies of the entry form (for reference only) can be found here in PDF and Microsoft Word formats: PDF - 2017 NWC Entry Form; Word Document - 2017 NWC Entry Form

The rules of entry can be found here: PDF - 2017 NWC Rules; Word Document - 2017 NWC Rules