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Announcing the 2019 Pacific Northwest Floral Design Competition!

I’m SO EXCITED to announce that this March I’ll be once again hosting the 2019 Pacific Northwest Floral Design Competition!  

This will be the 3rd iteration of the competition, but new this year is that we will be combining for the Canadian and American divisions into one Open Division!  This will result in bigger Prize money awarded to the final 5, who will compete against one another for the title at the ‘Say Yes!’ Spring Bridal Show at United Floral Inc on Day 2 of the competition!  We also already have some great sponsors lined up for the individual categories and will be providing some great prize packages for individual category winners!

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 2-day event! Plan to come to compete or to come as local cheering section!!

Lunch on Day 1 is provided, and as mentioned earlier, the top 5 scoring designers from day 1 will advance to Day 2 where they will compete in the final category in front of the live audience at United Floral Inc‘s Spring Bridal Show!! 

I’ll also be teaching my ‘Fresh Look at Judging’ Workshop the day before the competition.  This Workshop is a perfect tune-up for competitors, plus a portion of proceeds from the registration will go towards the prize money for the next day’s Pacific Northwest Floral Design Competition!


And there’s MORE!!

As mentioned earlier, all of this is part of United Floral Inc’s Spring Bridal Show Weekend, so it’s a great opportunity for out of towners to not only compete in the Pacific Northwest Floral Design Competition, but take in one of the 3 Workshops and Spring Bridal Show over a 4 Day period!!

We have a great line-up for the Sunday Bridal Show, starting with the competition finals, followed by the AIFD Northwest Chapter, last year’s Pacific Northwest Floral Design Champion Bruno Duarte, local designer Lara Mathias, and finishing off the show with a special finale presentation featuring local Vancouver florists along with myself and Alicia Schwede of Flirty Fleurs!!

There’s also a Saturday afternoon workshop with Alicia Schwede, and a Monday workshop with Bruno Duarte!!  Definitely a jam-packed weekend not to be missed!!

If you are interested in participating in either Alicia’s or Bruno’s Workshops, and/or the Sunday Show, please contact United Floral Inc for registration.

Hope to see you there!!

– Hitomi



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