Q&A

Q&A RHS Chelsea 2019 - from 1st - 12th April 2019

Dear Competitors.  Q&A for Chelsea 2019 is now CLOSED.  Here are the questions and answers for your information:-

 

Q1.

Could you clarify that a head/block/wig and maybe fabric may be used to display/support the floral crown and placed on top of the plinth?

A 1.

Yes, you may use these items please refer to page 9 - Staging on the Schedule 2nd and 7th sentence.

 

Q 2.

Will the stand/prop used to display the crown (on top of the plinth provided) be judged as part of the overall design or is it completely excluded from the judging?

A 2.

Only the crown is judged, please refer to schedule                                       

 

Q 3.

Do the majority of the flowers need to be in a water source or could the majority be, for example, wired?

A 3.

Please read the schedule in ’display material requirement’s, 2nd sentence -

A predominant amount of cut stems of all living plant material should be in water, or water retaining materials, or their stems sealed for longevity.’

 

 Q 4.

In the schedule it states minimal dissection to be used. How far does this extend.? Is simply removing petals from a flower for reuse in a pattern? Does this include feathering? Or would it extend to the removal of small flower heads from transitional material.? 

A 4.

Please research the word dissection and the word minimal.

 

Q 5.

Is the main technique for creating the crown wiring? Gluing and other technique can be used but just in minimum? Do I understand the proposition right?

 A 5.   Please read the schedule ‘Competitors may include wiring, minimal gluing or other modern floristry techniques. The use of glue or glued materials should be kept to a minimum.

Please research the word minimal.

 

Q 6.

Can we bring ready arrangement or is some minimum work required on a place? 

A 6.

Competitor’s choice

 

Q7.

Is there a height restriction for the crown?

A 7.

No height restriction

 

Q 8.

Is it expected that at least some stems of all materials used will be directly in water, even those that don’t require water to survive? (E.g. succulents.)

A 8.

Please read the schedule in ’display material requirement’s, 2nd sentence -

A predominant amount of cut stems of all living plant material should be in water, or water retaining materials, or their stems sealed for longevity.’

 

Q9. I have made the crown to fit my mannequin head which is the same size as my head, as I need to try the crown on as I work, for visual and actual balance. I am concerned that my head size may be different

(smaller) than the judges who will be trying it on. Will this be an issue?

A 9.  Consideration will be made for different head sizes when judging takes place.

 

Q10. Is it acceptable to glue my exhibit prop or stand, as I guess this will not be judged?

A 10. Only the crown is judged, please refer to schedule.

 

The Guild would like to offer very best wishes for every entry and hope you enjoy your remarkable opportunity.