FleurEx 2022 Competition information - British Florist Association

FleurEx 2022 Competition information

FleurEx always hosts a variety of competitions to suit all florist skill levels. We love this part of the show and encourage everyone to have a go, get creative and enjoy the process!

This year we have 4 different schedules, all with different prizes as well. Most importantly pick the schedule that inspires you and stretches your imagination and skills.

AND in addition to our usual competitions we will also host a UK Eurofleurs Competition to select our international competitor for 2023. Read on to find out more about all the competitions available!


UK Eurofleurs Competition 2022

Would you like to have the chance to compete in Slovenia next year all expenses paid? Or perhaps a FleurEx competition, suitable for first timers and those that love competing.

Eurofleurs championship 2022 at FleurEx

For over 40 years the British Florist Association has encouraged competitions. This opportunity is for our finest floral designers to compete for the coveted title of UK Eurofleurs competitor with the winner representing the UK at the 2023 Eurofleurs competition August 22nd to 26th 2023. The most talented young florists under 27 of age from Europe and abroad will compete for the title of junior florist champion. This makes EUROFLEURS 2023 a sparkling, delightful summer event. Many past winners of the championship have gone on to become internationally acclaimed floral artists.

All we require is 3 images of your work and a completed entry form. Then if sucessful we’ll ask you to come to FleurEx 2022 in October to take part in a heat to become our UK EuroFleurs Competitor.

To read more about the competition guide,

To read the entry form


FLEUREX 2022 COMPETITIONS

Register your entry into the FleurEx competitions to start your journey. Do this by buying your entry ticket via the link below.

All competition winners will receive a trophy and prize money.

Please note the student competition is open to florists with less than 3 years experience and studying floristry at an accredited College or Training School.

Don’t forget to read your terms and conditions of entry which can be found here. https://www.britishfloristassociation.org/fleurex-19/competition-rules-and-conditions-of-entry/

We have 4 competitions which are listed below or click the button to download each one

Competition entry fee is £20.00.


CLASS A

SPONSORED BY OASIS FLORAL PRODUCTS

FleurEx 22 CLASS A competition
Date

Sunday 16th October 2022.
DurationPre-made.
DescriptionCreate a bridal veil for a wedding that will be held at the Ice Hotel in Sweden.
Shape/SizeThere is no restriction on height or shape but it must fit within an area 50cm wide by 50cm depth
RequirementsFor judging purposes, the design must be detachable from the stand that it is displayed on.  
TechniqueOpen.
MaterialAll material for this design to be supplied by the competitor at their own expense.
PreparationN/A.
JudgingAt least two-thirds of the finished design must be fresh flower and/or plant material.  The fresh flower and/or plant material to be visually dominant.  The judges will be looking for a high standard of technique and design.
 All pieces will be judged but any piece showing obvious disregard to the schedule will result in a total loss of 25 marks. Made up of 10 marks from Idea (Interpretation) plus a 15-mark penalty = 25 marks.

The competitor will not be placed. For judging purposes, the veil may be worn.  
Judging CriteriaJudging criteria as used by the UK Floristry Judges Guild.   The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
ExhibitionTo be staged on an open table within and area 50cm wide by 50cm depth. The contestant must supply the stand/prop on which the design will be displayed. The stand/ prop on which the design will be displayed will not be judged as part of the design
  • 1st Prize: £150 Gift voucher + A trophy + An official certificate
  • 2nd Prize: £100 Gift voucher + An official certificate
  • 3rd Prize: £75 Gift voucher + An official certificate

CLASS B

SPONSORED BY THE SHEFFIELD FLORISTRY SCHOOL

FleurEx 2022
CLASS B
DateStudent Competition – under 3 years experience
Sunday 16th October 2022.
DurationPre-made.
DescriptionCreate a novelty orb design for a bridesmaid suitable to carry at a wedding.
Shape/SizeThere is no restriction on height but it must fit within an area 50cm wide by 50cm depth
RequirementsFor judging purposes, if the design is displayed on a stand, it must be detachable from the stand.  
TechniqueOpen.
MaterialAll material for this design to be supplied by the competitor at their own expense.
PreparationN/A.
JudgingAt least two-thirds of the finished design must be fresh flower and/or plant material.  The fresh flower and/or plant material to be visually dominant.  The judges will be looking for a high standard of technique and design.  
All pieces will be judged but any piece showing obvious disregard to the schedule will result in a total loss of 25 marks. Made up of 10 marks from Idea (Interpretation) plus a 15-mark penalty = 25 marks. The competitor will not be placed. 
Judging CriteriaJudging criteria as used by the UK Floristry Judges Guild.   The judge’s decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
ExhibitionTo be staged on an open table within and area 50cm wide by 50cm depth. If the design is displayed on a stand the contestant must supply the stand/prop. The stand/ prop on which the design will be displayed will not be judged as part of the design  

1st Prize: £150 + A trophy + An official certificate
2nd Prize: £75 + An official certificate
3rd Prize: £50 + An official certificate


CLASS C

SPONSORED BY THE BRITISH ACADEMY OF FLORAL ART

FleurEx 2022
CLASS C competition
Date  

Sunday 16th October 2022
DurationPre-made.
DescriptionCreate a table design suitable for a baby shower.
Shape/SizeThere is no restriction on height but it must fit within an area 60cm wide by 60cm depth
RequirementsThe use of any floral foam will not be accepted.
TechniqueOpen.
MaterialAll material for this design to be supplied by the competitor at their own expense.
PreparationN/A.
JudgingAt least two-thirds of the finished design must be fresh flower and/or plant material.  The fresh flower and/or plant material to be visually dominant.    The judges will be looking for a high standard of technique and design.  

All pieces will be judged but any piece showing obvious disregard to the schedule will result in a total loss of 25 marks. Made up of 10 marks from Idea (Interpretation) plus a 15-mark penalty = 25 marks. The competitor will not be placed. 
Judging CriteriaJudging criteria as used by the UK Floristry Judges Guild.   The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
ExhibitionTo be staged on an open table within and area 60cm wide by 60cm depth. The contestant must supply the stand/prop on which the design will be displayed. The stand/ prop on which the design will be displayed will not be judged as part of the design

1st Prize: £100 + A trophy + An official certificate
2nd Prize: £75 + An official certificate
3rd Prize: £50 + An official certificate


CLASS D

SPONSORED BY UK FLORISTRY JUDGES GUILD

FleurEx 2022
CLASS D competition
Date 

Sunday 16th October 2022
DurationPre-made.
DescriptionCreate an indoor planted design suitable for the opening of The Eden Project North, Morecambe.
Shape/SizeThere is no restriction on height but it must fit within an area 50cm wide by 50cm depth
RequirementsFor judging purposes, the design will not be moved.
TechniquePlanted.
MaterialAll material for this design to be supplied by the competitor at their own expense.
PreparationN/A.
JudgingAt least two-thirds of the finished design must be fresh plant material.  The fresh plant material to be visually dominant.   The judges will be looking for a high standard of technique and design.  

All pieces will be judged but any piece showing obvious disregard to the schedule will result in a total loss of 25 marks. Made up of 10 marks from Idea (Interpretation) plus a 15-mark penalty = 25 marks. The competitor will not be placed.
Judging CriteriaJudging criteria as used by the UK Floristry Judges Guild.   The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
ExhibitionTo be staged on an open table / plinth within and area 50cm wide by 50cm depth.

1st Prize: £100 + Competitions Book + A trophy + An official certificate
2nd Prize: £75 + Competitions Book + An official certificate
3rd Prize: £50 + Competitions Book + An official certificate

Our thanks to Direct2florist as sponsor for FleurEx 2022


Floristry Competitions is a book written by UKFJG Judge Lynda Owen. It is the ultimate guide for competitors, judges and stewards. Within the pages you’ll find useful information to help you understand the processes and stages of competing in professional floristry competitions. It is also a valuble book to understand judging, facets and the points system. The book has been freshly updated and is now available for you to enjoy.

For any queries about the book or to order in bulk please email book@floristryjudgesguild.co.uk

This item requires 7 days notice to order.

Price: £17.99

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