Just like you, I love being surrounded by flowers. I love making a work of art from the natural plant materials that I find and I love to share my experience with others who are stretching their design skills by entering Floral Art Competitions.
For more than 10 years I have been pursuing my passion for Floral Art at the Competition Level from local Flower Shows to World Championships. That equates to over 600 designs and counting!!
Here on this website, I have gathered together some of my recent competition designs to give you an idea of how I put them together as well as how they fared with the judging process. This is a great way to learn about how a judge will assess your design.
|Bench Designs||Hanging Designs||Floor Designs||All Around Designs|
The designs are grouped in four ways: (click on either the image above or the group heading below for the example choices – these are continually updated as I finish competitions).
You should always check both the Show Schedule for local rules and sizes as well as the baseline Association regulations (WAFA; AFAA; SAFA etc) for judging criteria.
Bench: In any floral art competition, there will be categories or classes that are displayed on the competition bench. These are most commonly judged from the front.
Hanging: Some floral art competitions, have categories or classes that are displayed on wire frames or hang from hooks on a frame. These are most commonly judged from the front and sides.
In this section I have included as “hanging” designs, the Classes that cover wallhanging, collage, suspension, mobile.
Stamobile and stabile designs can be found in the Bench Design section as these would be displayed on the bench for judging even though they may have a “hanging” or mobile element in the design.
Floor: In some floral art competitions, there will be categories or classes that are displayed on the floor or on a display stand that provides an individual space at least 1m square with a height from 1.8m to unrestricted. These classes are most commonly judged from the front and sides.
All Around: In some floral art competitions, there will be categories or classes that are displayed on a supplied plinth, stand or wire frame. These classes are most commonly judged all around, or in the case of the wire frame, on both sides.