Competition is always a good thing. It forces us to do our best.Nancy Pearcy, Author
Now that you are ready to take your floral design to another level, I’m here to share my experience so you can develop your skills and understanding of floral art competitions even further.
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 truly do love to stretch my design skills by entering Floral Art Competitions around the world.
For 15 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 800 designs and counting!!
Here on this website, I have gathered together a taste of some competition designs so you can see how they were constructed (from planning to staging) as well as how they fared with the judging process. By reading the judging feedback you can appreciate the way floral art designs are assessed in competition and bring that knowledge into your own design planning.
The designs are grouped in four ways based on the most common staging and judging criteria. These are Bench, Hanging, Floor, All Around.
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.
Floor: There can 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: There may 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.
Please remember with every competition, you should always check both the Show Schedule for local rules and sizings as well as the baseline rules (WAFA; AFAA; SAFU; RHS; GCA etc) for judging criteria.
Now it’s time to start looking at designs. Click on the links below for the samples on this site.
|Bench Design||Hanging Design|
|Floor Design||All Around Design|
For many more designs (and step by step techniques), checkout my other website floralartonline.com