The competition was organized by AFA President Kay Schlaefli AIFD, CFD, AMF of Expressions Flowers in Fort Smith, and featured twenty-one elite designers, each representing a different US state or country, preparing three different pieces, all in keeping with the 70's/disco theme of the convention.
Each of these three designs were then evaluated by three highly respected judges using the FloristWare scoring system.
Ken Senter • Shane Cranford • Chris Norwood
The results appear below:
Theme 1 | Wedding
Modern interpretation of a 70’s inspired bridal bouquet.
Theme 2 | Arrangement
Arrangement suitable to send to Andy Warhol.
Theme 3 | Flowers To Wear
Shoulder piece, suitable to wear to a Studio 54 themed gala.
The 2023 Mid America Cup was one of two floral design competitions that took place at the 2023 AFA Annual Convention, the other was the Arkansas Cup. Results for the 2023 Arkansas Cup can be found here.