Competitions

 

Chelsea Schedules 2015

Florist of the Year and Young Florist of the Year

Alice in Wonderland - A Fantasy Floral Tree

For the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015 florists will enter the world of Alice in Wonderland to celebrate its 150th Anniversary by designing and creating a Fantasy Floral Tree inspired by the weird and wonderful Tulgey Wood of Alice in Wonderland

Tulgey Wood is a location inn Wonderland. It is mentioned in the poem Jabberwocky as a place where the Jabberwocky lives as well as the Jubjub Bird and the Bandersnatch. Alice wanders into the wood hoping to capture the White Rabbit. While there se finds many fantastical plants and encounters many wierd and wonderful creatures.

Florists are encouraged to be imaginative and creative. 'Floral Trees' can be any height and width within the display area.

Flowers and or plant material must be visually dominant. At least 2/3rds of the finished design must be fresh flowers and/or plant material. No  other staging materials will be considered by the judges.

 

Colleges Competition

Alice in Wonderland - 'Mad Hatter's Tea Party'

For the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015, colleges will entre the world of Alice in Wonderland to celebrtate its 150th Anniversary by designing and creating the 'Mad Hatters Tea Party'.

You are requested to design a minimum of three items of floristry top create a themed 'Mad Hatter's Tea Party'.

The exhibit can incorporate other elements to create the desired design and visual impact, however the exhibit must include the following three items that will be judged.

* Teapot

* Cake

* Chair

The overall display will also be considered when judging the exhibit.

 

Hotel Competition

Schedule - A Floral Extravaganza Afternoon Tea

Invited hotels are being given the fantastic opportunity to design a Floral Extravaganza Afternoon Tea. The design can incorporate as many elements as you like to create your desired design and impact.

Floral Extravaganza Afternoon Tea is the ideal medium to promote your hotel with an impressive celebration and your display should reflect this. The judges will be looking for a high standard of floristry and an interpretation of a floral extravaganza afternoon tea, and the sensitive use of modern techniques is encouraged.

 

 

 

The Interflora World Cup - 11th - 13th June 2015 Berlin click here for more information

 

THE EUROPA CUP 2016

The BFA has started the search to find the UK Florist representative for Europa Cup.

This competition is to be held in 2016 in Genoa, Italy in April 2016.

This gruelling event over 3 days is not for the faint hearted. It sees the best of the Florint member countries competing for the coveted Trophy.

Competitors at the Europa Cup will be asked to create a series of tasks over the 3 days to show their individual skills.

To enter the BFA is organising a qualifying heat at the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show on the 25th/ 26th July.

Successful applicants of the Europa Cup will have to:

A, Secure sponsorship themselves to pay for the entry fee of 1,000 euro,  flowers, props, and travel. For the final all accommodation and meals are paid for by the organising country.

B, Proof of sponsorship secured will need to be provided prior to the qualifying competition.

For further details of the Europa cup go to www.florint.org

To receive a qualifying application form please send your details to

regdev@britishfloristassociation.org or events@britishfloristassociation.org.

Judging and Allocation of Marks

The judge allocates marks in the four categories on the marking sheet by weighing the merits of each competition entry. Each category deals with a particular element of design or technique. In each of these groups is a list of facets and to achieve good marks it is important to study these and understand the principles and elements required.

The judge deducts marks for any faults or mistakes found. The marking scheme can on occasions be weighted differently depending on the competition schedule/task.  It is extremely important to read the competition schedule thoroughly and adhere to it. Failure to read and comply with the competition schedule will a) risk disqualification or b) result in low marks.

 

Judges marking facets 2014

 

DESCRIPTION

MAX   MARK

IDEA

 

Originality, Uniqueness, Creativity.
Interpretation.
Choice of and design with materials.
Scale of Endeavour/Degree of difficulty

 

5
5
5
5

 

TOTAL FOR IDEA

20

COLOUR

Proportion/dominance of colours used, expression of idea in colours, colour-composition (contrasts, harmony, value of colours etc), placement of colours

20

 

TOTAL FOR COLOUR

20

COMPOSITION
(Harmony/Unity)

Shape /Form/Proportion

10

 

Movement/Rhythm/Line/Space

10

 

Visual Balance/Texture/Harmony/ Volume/ Dominance/Contrast

10

 

TOTAL FOR COMPOSITION

30

TECHNIQUE

(Workmanship)

Condition of materials.
Guarantee of durability.

10

 

Finish and workmanship.

10

 

Stability of work/actual (physical) balance, suitability of technique

Method of construction

10

 

TOTAL FOR TECHNIQUE

30

 

TOTAL MARKS

100

 

To further understand how to obtain good marks read the table below which offers general guidance.

Idea

Predominance of plant material over other components. Originality and creativity of work. Interpretation and portrayal of the schedule. Choice and use of the materials to convey the idea.

Excellent

  • The exhibit has an excellent and knowledgeable interpretation of the schedule.
  • There is an outstanding choice of plant material and the chosen plant material expresses the schedule theme perfectly.
  • the schedule theme perfectly. There is originality, creativity and inspirational concept in conveying the idea.

Very Good

  • There is a very good interpretation and understanding of the schedule.
  • There is generally a first-rate choice of plant material. There is accomplished choice and use of plant material to expresses the schedule theme although not perfect.
  • Originality and creativity is very good, although not exceptional.

Good

  • There is a good selection of plant material although this could be improved. The  plant material is generally chosen well and gives a reasonable portrayal of the schedules theme. There is a competent interpretation of the schedule.
  • may dominate.
  • There is some originality and creativity but lacks special inspiration.

Satisfactory

  • The exhibit has a moderate interpretation of the schedule, but is not convincing.
  • There could be a better choice of plant material to portray the theme.
  • The chosen plant material has not been well used.
  • The exhibit lacks originality. Plant material may not dominate.
  • Accessories if used are too dominant.

Poor

  • The exhibit does not interpret the schedule.
  • The selection of plant material is not suitable for the schedule theme.
  • The chosen plant material has been used poorly and ineffectually.
  • There is no effort to create originality in the exhibit.
  • Accessories if used are too dominant or unsuitable and plant material may not dominate.

Composition

Elements and principles of design used creatively and imaginatively Shape / Style / Form / Texture / Contrasts / Movement / Rhythm / Volume / Dominance / Scale / Proportion / Visual Balance / Line / Space all well used. Overall Harmony.

Excellent

  • The exhibit has excellent artistic and creative use of the elements and principles of design.
  • It has perfect visual balance with rhythmic movement, areas of dominance and there is creative use of space.
  • The shape and style is excellent.
  • The exhibit has clarity of design and superb overall harmony and unity of design.

Very Good

  • The exhibit has very good use of most elements and principles of design.
  • It is generally visually well balanced with some creative use of rhythm.
  • There is very good use of dominance and space within the design. 
  • The shape and style of the design is pleasing.
  • The exhibit shows very good overall harmony and unity but not perfection.

Good

  • The exhibit has competent use of most of the elements and principles of design.
  • Some of the fundamentals i.e. visual balance, proportion and scale, dominance, rhythm and movement, use of space may be missing.
  • The shape and style of design is good but could be improved. The overall design harmony has not been fully realised.

Satisfactory

  • The exhibit has some of the principles and elements of design.
  • There is limited understanding of the artistic use of visual balance, proportion and scale, rhythmic movement, areas of dominance or space within the design.
  • The shape and style of the design is mediocre.
  • There is little creativity or overall harmony of design.

Poor

  • The exhibit is poorly designed.
  • There is no understanding of the principles and elements of design.
  • The use of visual balance, proportion and scale, rhythm and movement, dominance and use of space is lacking within the design. 
  • It has a poor shape and no recognized style.
  • There is no overall harmony of design.

Colour

The relationship and artistry of the used colours. Colour placement and distribution to achieve harmony. Proportion and dominance of the colours used. The colour composition expresses the idea and portrays the theme of the schedule. The value of colours used tints, tones, contrasts etc.

Excellent

  • The exhibit has excellent artistic and creative use of the elements and principles of design.
  • It has perfect visual balance with rhythmic movement, areas of dominance and there is creative use of space.
  • The shape and style is excellent. The exhibit has clarity of design and superb overall harmony and unity of design.

Very Good

  • The exhibit has very good use of most elements and principles of design.
  • It is generally visually well balanced with some creative use of rhythm.
  • There is very good use of dominance and space within the design. 
  • The shape and style of the design is pleasing.
  • The exhibit shows very good overall harmony and unity but not perfection.

Good

  • The exhibit has competent use of most of the elements and principles of design.
  • Some of the fundamentals i.e. visual balance, proportion and scale, dominance, rhythm and movement, use of space may be missing.
  • The shape and style of design is good but could be improved. The overall design harmony has not been fully realised.

Satisfactory

  • The exhibit has some of the principles and elements of design.
  • There is limited understanding of the artistic use of visual balance, proportion and scale, rhythmic movement, areas of dominance or space within the design.
  • The shape and style of the design is mediocre. There is little creativity or overall harmony of design.

Poor

  • The exhibit is poorly designed.
  • There is no understanding of the principles and elements of design.
  • The use of visual balance, proportion and scale, rhythm and movement, dominance and use of space is lacking within the design. 
  • It has a poor shape and no recognized style. There is no overall harmony of design.

Technique

Quality and condition of materials used. Guarantee of durability for the occasion. Well-finished, Meticulous workmanship, Stability of work, actual (physical) balance. Suitability of technique and construction. Scale of endeavour/level of difficulty

Excellent

  • The quality and condition of plant material and other elements used are perfect.
  • The plant material will stay turgid for the duration of the occasion.
  • There is meticulous workmanship and an impeccably neat finish.
  • The exhibit has perfect actual balance.
  • The technique, construction and assembly of the design are completely suitable.
  • There has been an high degree of difficulty and an accomplished scale of endeavour.

Very Good

  • The quality and condition of plant material and other elements are almost perfect.
  • The plant material should remain perfect for the duration of the occasion.
  • There is a neat finish and very good workmanship.
  • The exhibit has actual balance.
  • The technique and construction has been thoughtfully carried out well.
  • There is a quite a high level of difficulty/scale of endeavour. 

Good

  • The quality/condition of the plant material lacks some freshness or there is evidence of some damage. Other materials i.e. accessories may be slightly ripped/untidy etc.
  • Plant material should last for the duration of the occasion. More careful workmanship and finish may be needed. There may not be actual balance. The technique and construction is competent but could be improved.
  • It lacks special effort in the degree of difficulty.

Satisfactory

  • The quality and condition of the plant material is mediocre. There is damage to some plant material.
  • The plant material may not last the duration of the occasion.
  • Workmanship may be careless and finish untidy lacking in attention to detail.
  • The exhibit may lack actual balance.
  • The technique and construction of the design is basic and could be improved.
  • There is limited effort or scale of endeavour/ difficulty.

Poor

  • The quality and condition of the plant material is very poor, with evidence of damage and neglect.
  • The plant material is wilting or will not last the duration of the occasion.
  • Workmanship and finish is careless and very untidy. There is no attention to detail.
  • The exhibit has no actual balance.
  • The technique and/or construction are inappropriate.
  • There has been insufficient effort or degree of difficulty.