BFA Industry Awards 2021 criteria for entry - British Florist Association

BFA Industry Awards 2021 criteria for entry

Tips for entering

  • Complete all the questions requested under each category. Those not listed do not require specific information to be sent.
  • For retail and website categories you will be asked to tell us what was achieved, how it was achieved, the bigger picture and how this was affected by your entry
  • Within your submission Retail Florist Shop of the Year you are required to send a maximum of 8 supporting images, make sure these are clear and are relevant to your entry. Ensure that you are familiar with the word count limits as you write in the word document.
  • Within your submission Florist Website of the Year you are required to send a maximum of 4 supporting images, make sure these are clear and are relevant to your entry. Ensure that you are familiar with the word count limits as you write in the word document.
  • Read the questions and focus your answers
  • Make your submission early and don’t leave it to the last minute
  • Keep your entry simple and to the point but be passionate and interesting
  • Finally check your entry before submitting

Institute of Professional Florist Student of the Year

In order for your votes to be accepted for the IoPF Student of the Year 2021, the following information is required from you by 22nd September 2021

  1. IoPF Membership Number
  2. Confirmation of the floristry course and level you studied during the academic year of 2021/2022.
  3. The College/Work placement where learning was provided
  4. An up to date photograph of yourself and permission to use this photograph at the Gala Dinner or BFA website.

Floristry Tutor of the Year

In order for your votes to be accepted for the Floristry Tutor of the Year 2021, the following information is required from you by 22nd September 2021

  1. Confirmation of which formal qualification and level / levels you have tutored in the academic year of 2020/2021.
  2. An up to date photograph of yourself and permission to use this photograph at the Gala Dinner or BFA website.
  3. The workplace or the Tutor must be BFA or IoPF Members.

Training Provider of the Year

In order for your votes to be accepted for the Training Provider of the Year 2021, the following information is required from you by 22nd September 2021

  1. Confirmation of which formal qualification and level / levels the nominated tutor has taught in the academic year of 2020/2021.
  2. An up to date photograph of your team (with or without students) and permission to use this photograph at the Gala Dinner or BFA website

Grower of the Year

In order for your votes to be accepted for the Grower of the Year 2021, the following information is required from you by 22nd September 2021

  1. Confirmation of which varieties of flowers have been grown in 2020/2021
  2. An up to date photograph of your team / premises / products or logo and permission to use this photograph at the Gala Dinner.

National Flower Sender of the Year

This award is open to any Flower Sending Network. Entrants need to be a BFA Corporate Member.

Local Flower Wholesaler of the Year

In order for your votes to be accepted for the Local Flower Wholesaler of the Year 2021 the following information is required from you by 22nd September 2021

  1. Confirmation you have a cash and carry facility.
  2. An up to date photograph of your team / premises / products or logo and permission to use this photograph at the Gala Dinner.

Florist Website of the Year

In order for your votes to be accepted for the Florist Website of the Year 2021 the following information is required from you by 22nd September 2021

  1. Confirmation of your BFA and/or IoPF Membership Number.
  2. Confirmation a full postal address and contact details can be found on your website
  3. Confirmation the current BFA Logo and backlink to the BFA website is found on the home page of your website.
  4. An up to date photograph of your team / premises / products or logo and permission to use this photograph at the Gala Dinner or BFA website.
  5. Complete the questionnaire. Click here to download the word document to be completed.

Retail Florist of the Year

In order for your votes to be accepted for the Retail Florist of the Year the following information is required from you by 22nd September 2021

  1. Confirmation of your BFA and/or IoPF Membership Number.
  2. Two photographs of your premises, one exterior, one interior
  3. A team or individual photograph (wearing uniform, if applicable)
  4. Photograph of a delivery vehicle
  5. Three photographs, examples of your floristry any designs.
  6. Copy of your Business Card
  7. Website address
  8. Pictorial evidence of the BFA Logo being used
  9. Complete the questionnaire. Click here to download the word document to be completed.

Images must be original and in jpeg format as they will be used on the large screens at the award ceremony if successful. These images will become the property of the British Florist Association for the purpose of the Industry Awards and any/all of these images may be used during the event and on any media that the BFA should choose. By sending this information you are agreeing to allow the images to be used at any time to promote the Industry Awards.

Supporting Images

Please provide the pictures required for each entry. These images may be used during the presentation should you be lucky enough to be a winner. Please send these images to nikki@britishfloristassociation.org

Please check all submitted details are accurate. It is your responsibility that information sent is correct. Once your entry is received, you will hear from us in due course, should you become a finalist.

THE JUDGES

The Industry Award panel are a team of individuals who are experienced in floristry businesses from across the industry, providing a comprehensive representation of the BFA membership.

CHANGES TO ENTRY CRITERIA

The BFA Industry awards committee reserve the right to amend the ENTRY CRITERIA and regulations for the BFA Industry Awards at any time by amending this page. We may update our website from time to time, and may change the content at any time. However, please note that any of the content on our website page may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it.

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