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WORLDSKILLS UK FLORISTRY COMPETITION HEATS 2019

WorldSkill UK heat competitions!
 

Throughout May and June UK Worldskill floristry heats will be taking place around the country. Competitiors from all corners of the UK will be put through their paces, as they go head to head to win their heats, but, more importantly get the highest marks!

Eight Worldskills UK Floristry Competition finalists will be selected from the national heats to compete in the grand final in Birmingham NEC 21 - 23 November 2019 where over 150,000 attendees are anticipated to attend this event.

We will be bringing you all the details of those taking part in the finals once they have been announced.

 

HEAT 1.

Bicton College - Thursday 2nd May 2019

1st Place Jill Hallett, Kingston Maurward College
2nd Place Catherine Burn, Berkshire College
3rd Place Emily Acutt, Kingston Maurward College

Photo = Left to right: Left to right:
Judge - Lynda Owen, Emily Acutt, Catherine Burn, Jill Hallett, Team Leader, Adult Education, Landbased and Creative, Bicton College - Carol Cuthbert,
Judge - Sarah Hills Ingyon.

Our thanks go to Bicton College for their hospitality and the generous sponsors

 

      

 

 

HEAT 2. 

Capel Manor College - Saturday 18th May 2019

HEAT 3.

Moreton Morrell College - Thursday 6th June 2019

HEAT 4.

Sheffield College - Tuesday 11th June 2019

HEAT 5.

Coleg Cambria - Wednesday 12th June 2019  This is a super heat with Hairdressing and Beauty

HEAT 6.

CAFRE College - Thursday  20th June 2019

 

DETAILS OF THE HEAT COMPETITION SCHEDULES

The competition - Modern art exhibition

Task 1 – A wired Handbag Corsage – to be brought ready-made.

  • Description: A wired Handbag Corsage for a guest at the opening of a Modern Art exhibition. The handbag corsage must be attached to a handbag of our choice.
  • Size: Your Choice
  • Shape: Your Choice
  • Technique: Wired no gluing.  Must be presented and attached to a handbag of your choice.
  • Material: All materials for this design to be supplied by the competitor.
  • Judging: At least two thirds of the finished design must be fresh flower and/or fresh plant material and be visually dominant.  The Judges will be looking for a high standard of technique and design.

   

   Task 2 – Floral Arrangement

  • Description: A floral arrangement to be placed in the foyer of a contemporary art gallery for the opening of a Modern Art Exhibition.
  • Technique: Use the foam provided
  • Materials: All materials are provided. You are not allowed to use any other materials except those from the official toolbox list. Not all materials have to be used.
  • Preparation: No prior construction may take place
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Judging: At least two thirds of the finished design must be fresh flower and/or fresh plant material and be visually dominant.  The Judges will be looking for a high standard of technique and design

   

   Task 3 – Hand tied Bouquet

  • Description: A hand tied bouquet – a gift for the artist in residence at the opening party of a Modern Art Exhibition.
  • Technique: Hand tied
  • Size: Free
  • Material: All materials are provided. You are not allowed to use any other materials except those from the official toolbox list. Not all materials have to be used.
  • Preparation: No prior construction may take place.
  • Duration: 1.1/2 hours
  • Judging: At least two thirds of the finished design must be fresh flower and/or fresh plant material and be visually dominant.  The Judges will be looking for a high standard of technique and design

 

   Judging Criteria: Judging criteria as used by the UK Floristry Judges Guild.


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The British Florist Association is the official partner in delivering the WorldSkills UK Floristry Competition. The competition is run by the IoPF Chairman under the BFA umbrella. Floristry is one of over 70 competitions in the overall UK Wide skills competitions.  But WorldSkills UK is part of something much larger - click on our links at the bottom of this page to find out more about why this is such an important competition.

WHAT IS WORLDSKILLS?

WorldSkills UK Competitions bring together trainees and young people from across the country to compete to be the best in their chosen skills which are as diverse as Floristry to Hairdressing, Landscape Gardening, Electronics and Welding.

It's about inspiring the next generations to be ambitious in their pursuit of excellence, while equipping them with life-long, world class skills. WorldSkills UK plays a vital role in raising standards, esteem and levels of expertise through out the UK and across the globe.

These talented individuals will be key in helping UK businesses compete on the global stage and raise standards to an international level, which is now more important than ever.

The possibilities and opportunities are endless for young people that get involved with worldskills, you only have to look back at previous Worldskills international competitors – Joe Massie, Victoria Richards, Chloe Woolf, Louisa Cooper, Danielle Scandone and our current International competitor Elizabeth Newcombe to understand how fantastic this journey is, how it has helped them to achieve their dreams and how it can do the same for you!

 

EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST IN WORLDSKILL UK HEAT COMPETITIONS WHEN THEY NEXT COME AROUND 

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