Events in the UK
UKFJG - Judges Study Day Saturday 7th March 2020 - TBC
UKFJG - Annual Judges Dinner Saturday 7th March 2020 - TBC
UKFJG - AGM Sunday 8th March 2020 - TBC
Harrogate Flower Show 25th - 28th April 2019 - Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate
BFA Vision Conference 13th & 14th April 2019 - Marriott Hotel, Leicester
UK Skills Heat 2nd May 2019 - Bicton College, Budleigh Salterton, Devon
18th May 2019 - Capel Manor, Enfield, London
6th June 2019 - Moreton Morrell, Warwick
11th June 2019 - Sheffield College, Sheffield
12th June 2019 - Coleg Cambria
20th June 2019 - CAFRE College, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland
Fleurex FLEUREX British Florist Assocation 26th October 2019 Fleurex, Jurys Inn Hinckley
27th October 2019 Fleurex & College Competition
The UK Skills Show 9th - 13th April 2019 World Skills UK Team selection Middlesex University NW4 4B
RHS MIXED PANEL TRAINING DAY 2019 - London - date TBC
RHS Chelsea 20th May 2019 RHS Florist of the Year
23rd May 2019 RHS Young Florist of the Year
RHS Hampton Court 1st - 7th July 2019
RHS Cardiff 12th - 14th Apri 2019
RHS Malvern Spring 9th - 12th May 2019
RHS Chatsworth 5th - 9th June 2019
RHS Tatton Park 17th - 20th July 2019
The British Florist of the Year 2019
Caroline Crabb of Fleurtations, Launceston
Charlotte Baker of Hubbards Florist, Coventry
Tracey Griffin of Tracey Griffin Flowers, Winchester
Samantha Turner of Oxford
Jo Richards of By Arrangement Florist, Bournemouth.
Over 2 days these hardworking florists will have to create 4 pieces of work.
1st a Freestyle Structural floral Tree, to be brought ready made and will be judged by 2 judges from the UK Floristry Judges Guild.
The 2nd piece, ' Under the Trees' Bridal design will be contructed by the designers in the stage area.
A 3rd schedule, a Planted design with a minimum of three herb plants
Last but not least- the surprise! with no idea what they will have to make, they will have 60 minutes to create their best work as this stage is often the 'make or break' schedule.
Glossary of competition terminology.
Additional items that are not made from plant material e.g. figurine, drape.
Given by some competition organizer’s in the form of a booklet or text that contains all the information about a competition.
Manufactured to replicate real plant material, typically from fabric or plastic. Not to be used unless specified in the schedule.
A person responsible for the smooth running of the competition and organizes the competition room.
Constructive verbal or written comments given by a judge after judging.
Excellence that differentiates or sets apart from another.
Dried plant material
Fresh plant material that has been dehydrated to preserve.
One part / aspect of a design or item. Individual features in the distribution of marks system.
A creation of the imagination - not reality.
The leaves of a plant or tree (generally the main organ of photosynthesis)
The seed bearing part of a plant.
Fresh flower and plant material
Any living plant or parts cut from living plants e.g. Cut flowers, foliage.
Practical and suitable for the intended use.
Judges code of ethics and criteria
The standards of conduct by which judges abide.
Standards that are used for judging something or making decision about something.
Not according to schedule
When a competition entry does not comply with the rules of the competition.
Judges walk freely around the competition room whilst the competitors are working.
Points deducted from a competitors score for violation of the rules.
Fresh plant material treated to protect and prolong use and slow the decaying process.
Respect of material
Respecting botanical materials natural growth patterns and refraining from the over manipulation and mutilation of materials.
A written instruction for competitors and judges stating the design to be made and the distribution of marks
A seed is an embryonic plant produced by plants in the process of reproduction. It can be naked or enclosed ie in a fruit, capsule or seed coat.
A mystery task disclosed without notice and made from unseen materials, completed in a given timescale.
The technical committee enforces interpretation of the regulations whenever dissimilarity of view might occur. The technical committee can take any measures necessary to ensure that these regulations are observed.
A specific floristry design to be made for a competition.
What is a floristry competition
An organised floristry event where competitors show their individual skills to achieve awards.