Qualify for the Gateway to the Americas International Floral Design Competition!
The Pacific Northwest Floral Design Competition is back in 2018 and again will be a qualifier for the 2018 Gateway to Americas International Floral Design Champions (June 7-10 in Orlando, Fl)!! Both the top Canadian & top American will be selected to represent their countries. We are hoping to make this a sizeable event filled with potential Northwest talents, vying for the top Canadian and American championship honor. We encourage as many designers as possible to participate to make this a solid media event for the flower professionals. If you believe in building strong professional image for the flower industry… join the competition for consumer awareness!!! Hope you plan to join us for the one day event! Plan to come to compete or to come as local cheering section!!
March 17, 2018 / 10AM-3PM
10:00am – Competitor Registration Opens
10:30am – Meet & Greet – Fellow competitors, judges, competition director & assistants, moderator, monitors, & tabulators. Rules Meeting
11:00am – Start of 1st Category (1 hr) – Bridal Bouquet / Tropical Nouveau Bouquet
12:30pm – Start of 2nd Category (1 hr) – Grand Opening Design / For a new Apple Store
2:00pm – Start of 3rd Category (1 hr) – Flowers to Wear / Floral Crown for a Boho bridal shower
3:00pm – 6 Finalists will be announced (Final placings announced at Design Show the following day)
*The 6 Finalists’ Bridal Bouquet Entries will be shown and will open the Bridal Runway Show at United Floral Inc’s Wedding Program on March 18th, with the 2 winners announced to advance to the Gateway to the Americas International Design Competition in Orlando, FL with Entry Fee & Travel Expense budget provided.
First Place (Canadian)
Western Canada Winner’s Trophy + $1000USD Entry to Gateway to Americas International Championship, representing Canada
First Place (American)
Pacific Northwest (USA) Winner’s Trophy + $1000USD Entry to Gateway to Americas International Championship, representing USA
Second Place Finishers (Canadian + USA)
$200 CAD + Plaque
Third Place Finishers (Canadian + USA)
$100 CAD + Plaque
CATEGORY 1 – Bridal Bouquet / Tropical Nouveau Bouquet
CATEGORY 2 – Grand Opening Design / For a new Apple Store
CATEGORY 3 – Flowers to Wear / Floral Crown for a Boho bridal shower
Want to come watch?
Maybe not ready to compete but interested in watching designers from all over the continent vying for the 2 coveted spots at the Gateway to the Americas? We welcome all spectators, cost is only $10 and all spectator registrations will go towards sending our winners to Orlando in June! Select the ‘SPECTATOR’ Option below for tickets.
– All flowers and hardwoods for the competition will be supplied all at once to each competitors table
– All competitors must bring their own set of tools. Permitted tools include florist knife, pruner, wire cutter, scissors, needle nose pliers
– Any other tools will not be permitted.
– Panel of 3 official judges will be present to judge this competition.
– Decisions of judges are final.
– Failure to comply with rules may lead to disqualification.
Other events the same weekend
March 16 – A Fresh Look at Judging Workshop
This 6 hour judging workshop with Hitomi is a great tune-up for competitors!
CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION
March 18 – ‘In The Making’ Wedding Program at United Floral Inc
An all day event not to be missed! Winners of the competition will be announced here!
Featuring AIFD Pacific Northwest Chapter, Brooke Raulerson AIFD, & Hitomi Gilliam AIFD
Contact United Floral Inc for Registration
March 19-20 – 2 Day Hands-On Wedding Workshop with Brooke Raulerson & Hitomi Gilliam
2 Full days of instruction and professional photography
Contact United Floral Inc for More Info & Registration
Have a question?
Contact Hitomi Gilliam at firstname.lastname@example.org
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