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Koi of the Year Award

Returning for 2023 is the PNKCA Koi of the Year Award.  Open to all PNKCA Member Clubs, this award is designed to recognize koi other than Gosanke's that reside in our members' ponds.  Each club can now enter two separate entries!  Click below for the 2023 Koi of the Year Entry Form

The Koi of the Year Award was created in 2004 and is open to all member clubs.  Each member club selects a koi that represents their "Best of the Best",  The chosen koi may even be a koi that has never been entered in koi show!

Each club can enter 2 Koi.  Pictures of all the member clubs Koi of the Year selections are entered into the final competition, held each year at the PNKCA Convention.  Entries are anonymous and are voted on by the attendees of the Convention.  The PNKCA Koi of the Year Winner is then announced at the Banquet on Saturday night.

The requirements for entry into this can be found on the annual application form, which must be submitted for each entered koi, by an appropriate club representative not later than April 15th.

Applications are Due by April 15

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2022 Koi of the Year

Non Gosanke

Katy Shanafelt

Idaho Water Garden and Koi Society

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2022 Koi of the Year


Lori Whitley

Siskiyou Koi and Pond Club

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Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the 2020 and 2021 Koi of the Year Events were not held.


2019 Koi of the Year

Larry & Pat Christensen

Northwest Koi and Goldfish Club


2018 Koi of the Year

Dick Frencher

Idaho Water Garden and Koi Society


2017 Koi of the Year

James Nguyen

Washington Koi & Water Garden Society – 


2016 Koi of the Year

Ted Baughman and Jennifer Treiberg

Washington Koi & Watergarden Society


2015 Koi of the Year

Jim & Claudia Nice

Northwest Koi & Goldfish Club


2014 Koi of the Year

Bill Tullis

Washington Koi & Watergarden Society


2013 Koi of the Year

Larry & Pat Christensen

NW Koi & Goldfish Club


2012 Koi of the Year

Vik Nair

Washington Koi & Watergarden Society


2011 Koi of the Year

Neil & Susan Olsher

Northwest Koi & Goldfish Club


2010 Koi of the Year


2009 Koi of the Year

Jeff & Penny-Wyse Thomas

Cascade Koi & Goldfish Club


2008 Koi of the Year

Dan & Sharon Olson

North Idaho Koi Keepers


2007 Koi of the Year

Don & Joan King

Northwest Koi & Goldfish Club


2006 Koi of the Year

Linda Montgomery

Northwest Koi & Goldfish Club


2005 Koi of the Year

Gene & Phyllis Anderson

Washington Koi & Water Garden Society

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