Directory of Floral Design Competitions By Location

Interested in attending or participating in a floral design competition? Browse this directory for more information on competitions that might be accessible to you.

Great Lakes Floral & Event Expo Designer of the Year

Each year, in early March, the Great Lakes Floral Association hosts their Designer of the Year Contest. There are four divisions:

  • Student (High School)
  • Student (College)
  • Professional
  • Academy

The Professional division includes involves separate themes (designs) while the others involve only one each. The Academy division is only open to designers that have accumulated a certain amount of points in the Professional division (the others are open to anyone that qualifies), and at which point they can only compete at the Academy level.

The GLFEE is one of the best shows in the industry and their Designer of the Year Contest is just one more great reason to participate. Starts have truly been born here, and it is a great place for any designer in the great lakes region to get their start.

FloristWare is also honored that the GLFA uses our design competition scoring app to manage their contest.

 

Gateway To The Americas Cup

Founded by Gus & Deborah Delaflor the Gateway to the Americas Cup, an invitation only design competition, brings the best and the brightest floral artists from all over the world to represent their respective countries. It involves five different designs spread over three gruelling days of intense competition. Winners have gone on to compete in the Interflora World Cup, with some becoming luminaries in the industry – designers like Ivan Moreno (Colombia), Tanus Saab (Brazil), Leopoldo Gomez (Mexico) and Paul Jaras (Canada).

Gateway is often held in conjunction with the Florida State Florists (FSFA) Convention, but it has also travelled to Las Vegas, Cancun, Holambra (Brazil), and Vancouver. Again FloristWare is honored that Gateway has chosen our competition scoring system to manage their prestigious competition.

 

The Maple Leaf Cup

Founded by Heather de Kok of Heather de Kok Floral Design the Maple Leaf Cup is an open competition. Though the number of entries is capped any Canadian citizen with an FTD member shop can apply to participate. Typically the winner will represent Canada & FTD at Interflora World Cup.

 

The Interflora World Cup

Probably the biggest and most prestigious design competition in the floral industry the Interflora World Cup takes place once every four years. A different host city is chosen for each event and have included Manchester, Berlin and Philadelphia.

 

The Maple Leaf Cup

Founded by Heather de Kok of Heather de Kok Floral Design the Maple Leaf Cup is an open competition. Though the number of entries is capped any Canadian citizen with an FTD member shop can apply to participate. Typically the winner will represent Canada & FTD at Interflora World Cup.