NCSFA Convention 2018 Annuls

We’ll begin with all the results of the competitions held at this year’s convention with any included thoughts from the appropriate chairperson(s). We’ll then migrate to a final thank you from the out going President and then wrap it up with some pics that were taken at this year’s event.  Highlighted will be some of the NC Jim Treadaway Cup and other competition pics.

WINNER: Bobbie Barrett

 

1st Runner-Up:  Janice Rhinehart

2nd Runner-Up:  Alicia Springfield

WINNER:  Janice Rhinehart

1st Runner-Up:  Jennifer Retarides

2nd Runner-Up:  Samantha Brady

Friday night competitions were exciting, in large part, due to the number of competitors in Body Flowers and Advanced Body Flowers. Originally there were 6 contestants in Body Flowers, one had to drop out, and 4 in Advanced Body Flowers. Many in the Body Flowers competition were first timers. And they did not disappoint! 1st and 2nd in Body Flowers went to first time competitors Janice Rhinehart of Jan’s Blossom Shop and Jennifer Retarides of Send Your Love Florist, respectively. The designs in Advanced Body Flowers were all striking, and decidedly different! Congratulations to Derek Wood of Youngs Florist for capturing First place and to Tammy Yow-Russell of Russell Meadows Floral and Nature Farm for taking 2nd place. All the competitors were on time and ready to practice for the walk-through. Congratulations to all those who entered for contributing to an exciting Friday night!

Bill McPhail & John Herron, co-chairs

WINNER: Derek Wood

 

1st Runner-Up:  Tammy Yow-Russell

WINNER: Charita Walker

 

1st Runner-Up:  Jessica Nance

WINNER: Robert Huff

 

1st Runner-Up:  Tammy Yow-Russell

WINNER:  Joseph Barnes

 

1st Runner-Up:  Steven Custer

WINNER:  Billy Hess

 

1st Runner-Up:  Joan Caudle

2nd Runner-Up:  Clark Goodin

WINNER: Samantha Brady

1st Runner-Up:  Steven Custer

2nd Runner-Up:  Sherri Suttle

This was my first experience as chairman of a competition. It was fun seeing all the excitement and nerves. I’m just glad I didn’t have to judge the bridal bouquets. When I was on stage announcing the winners it was awesome to see their faces when they found out where they placed. Can’t wait ’til next year.

Janice Rhinehart, Chairperson

WINNER:   Tammy Yow-Russell

 

1st Runner-Up:  Joan Caudle

2nd Runner-Up:  John Herron

WINNER:  Mary Matherly

 

1st Runner-Up:  Janice Rhinehart

WINNER:  Derek Wood

 

1st Runner-Up:  Joan Caudle

2nd Runner-Up:  Billy Hess

WINNER: Brian Hyde (3 time winner)

 

Honorable Mention:  Jody McLeod

WINNER:   Jody McLeod

NC DOGWOOD CUP WINNER:  Stephanie Garrett

1st Runner-Up:  Brian Hyde

Honorary Life Award:  Rigdon and Martha Scruggs

Wholesaler of the Year Award:  Danny Hinton

Distinguished Service Awards:  Bill McPhail, Carol Mills, Pat Murray

SUCCESS! SUCCESS!  A big thanks to everyone who came, participated, planned, judged, tabulated, donated, sponsored, designed, served, cooked or in any way contributed to the success of this year’s “Look To The Future” NCSFA Convention. There are so many to thank if I omit someone please forgive me. Fantastic! Another convention year with no losses to the association. Next year, let’s shoot for a profit to our organization. When we make money, we can pass it on as Educational scholarships to help our members achieve the design success that they’re all shooting for.

This year’s convention came together fast. Without the help of some very talented and learned individuals, there may have been problems but overall it went over without a hitch. The program book was put together in 30 days and hopefully next year we can begin a few months early and have 100 pages. That would be a BIG bonus to the association because we do make approximately 65% profit after expenses on the program book.

Special thanks to the Convention chairpersons Lynn Wilkinson and Jim Tysinger, Lobby decorations by Steven Custer and the rocket in the hotel atrium by Cindy Tole, Friday night table decorations by GGFA , Competition Chairs and all contestants, all wholesalers for generous donations of product, all designers who participated in design shows, GTFA for sponsoring the Friday nite music, Barbour and Hinton for providing music Friday and sat night, new directors for serving, Maxcine Matier, Danny Hinton, and Stephanie Garrett for flowers and a touching memorial service, and GTFA for the gorgeous decorations at the Members Banquet. Especially Donna Pittman, Michael Whaley and Stephanie Garrett.

The Embassy Suites and staff were very helpful and appreciated. The Board of Directors and committees have done a great job this year. Treasurer Carol Mills, Secretary Susi Gordon, and 2nd VP Nelson Simpson have done a tremendous job keeping the Association going and steering the convention. Our webmaster has done a terrific job with the brand new website and I’d like to also thank his company, Wellnix Graphics, LLC, for the super job they did on the convention program book.

Please support our wholesalers, the allied associations and NCSFA! They and your support ARE our Future!!! A huge Thank you for my year as President and I am thoroughly looking forward to the 99th Convention with President Danny Hinton and our Centennial convention with President Nelson Simpson!

Donald E. Holmes, Outgoing President and Chairman of the Board Elect

The NC Jim Treadaway Cup Competition 2018

The opportunity to be the NC Jim Treadaway Cup competition chairman for the 2018 NCSFA convention was an honor. We had seven extremely gifted and talented designers who interpreted the selected artwork with their own unique vision. Each design and description of their concept was, in itself, a work of art.  It was very exciting to watch all of the competitors, who are all friends and colleagues, vie for the prestigious and coveted trophy known as the NC Jim Treadaway Cup. Our sincerest appreciation to Claudia Treadaway, who has so generously donated funds that sponsors a continuing education scholarship, which is also presented each year to the winner.

This Year's Artwork

Congratulations to Brian Hyde, who is now a three time winner and newest member to be inducted into the NC Jim Treadaway Cup Hall of Fame next year! Congratulations also to Jody McLeod as winner of Honorable Mention and People’s Choice!

Respectfully submitted, Tammy Yow-Russell Aifd Cfd NCCPF

Order your own 2018 NCSFA “Look to the Future” Program Book

If you didn’t get to attend this year’s convention, we do have extra program books left over if you’d like to purchase one and help support our association.  The price is $15.95 and that includes USPS Priority Shipping.  These full-size and full color magazine style programs are made of high-quality 100lb. ultra-glossy paper.  They’re excellent to leave on your front counter for your customers to browse through while waiting for a pick-up.  Grab one before they’re all gone.

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Look to the Future – Convention 2018

Boy, how time flies. It only seemed like yesterday that we were hopping on a trolley taking a tour of Asheville where last year’s convention was held. And this year’s convention is quickly speeding towards us. We are headed back to Greensboro for this year’s convention which is only 55 miles from the center point of North Carolina.

The slogan for this year’s convention selected by our President Don Holmes is “Look to the Future, Seek, Embrace, and Create and will lean towards a “Star Wars and Space” theme as seen by many images on this page. This theme should bring out the design brilliance from our talented members in some of the competitions.

You can go to the main convention page for all the details on purchasing your tickets and booking your rooms.  You can click on the button below to go there now.

Boy, how time flies. It only seemed like yesterday that we were hopping on a trolley taking a tour of Asheville where last year’s convention was held. And this year’s convention is quickly speeding towards us. We are headed back to Greensboro for this year’s convention which is only 55 miles from the center point of North Carolina.

The slogan for this year’s convention selected by our President Don Holmes is “Look to the Future, Seek, Embrace, and Create and will lean towards a “Star Wars and Space” theme as seen by many images on this page. This theme should bring out the design brilliance from our talented members in some of the competitions.

You can go to the main convention page for all the details on purchasing your tickets and booking your rooms.  You can click on the button below to go there now.

DATES: August 9th thru the 12th

DETAILS: Full schedule of all the events below

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Friday, August 10th
Registration Desk Open 5 - 7:30pm

7:00 – 8:30 am . . . . Designer of the Year Set-up

8:30 am . . . . Designer of the Year Briefing

9:00 am – Noon . . . . Designer of the Year Competition

12:30 pm . . . . Jim Treadaway Cup Briefing

1:00 – 3:00 pm . . . . Jim Treadaway Cup Competition

4:00 pm . . . . NCSFA Board Meeting

3:00 – 5:00 pm . . . . Workshop – “EVERYDAY TO EXTRAORDINARY” featuring Donna Pittman,  AIFD, CFD, NCCPF and Michael Whaley,  AIFD, CFD

4:30 – 6:00 pm . . . . FFA Workshop featuring Sarah Rouse Callahan

6:00 pm . . . . Headdress/Body Flowers/Masks in place for Judging

6:15 pm . . . . Practice walk-through for contestants 

7:00 pm . . . . Welcoming Reception

8:30 – 10:00 pm . . . . Headdress/Body Flowers/Mask Competitions

10:00 – 11:30 pm . . . . Entertainment

11:30 pm . . . . Clean-Up

Sunday, August 12th
Registration Desk Open 9:00 - 10:00 am

9:30 – 11:00 am . . . . Design III Program

10:00 am . . . . Bridal Bouquets on Display

10:30 am . . . . Bridal Bouquet Competition Judging

11:30 am – 1:00 pm . . . . Business Luncheon and Memorial Service

1:30 – 3:00 pm . . . . Design IV – Dogwood Cup Competition Stage Presentation

3:00 – 4:00 pm . . . . Judging for Dogwood Cup

3:00 – 4:00 pm . . . . Awards Presentation – Dogwood Cup, Tablescape, Decorate-a-door, Centerpiece, and Bridal Bouquet. 

New Officers announced, Closing Remarks, Announcements for theme and Convention 2019

5:00 – 6:00 pm . . . . Clean-Up

Saturday, August 11th
Registration Desk Open 8am - 12noon

8-12 noon . . . . Tablescape entries on display

8:30 am . . . . Miniature Competition Entries on display (lobby)

8:30 am . . . . Silent Auction Opens

9:00 am . . . . Miniature Entries Judging

9-10:30 am . . . . Design I Program – Designer of the Year

10:30 am . . . . Centerpiece Competition Entries on display on luncheon tables

11:00 am . . . . Centerpiece Judging

Noon – 1:30 pm . . . .  Members’ Luncheon

1:30 – 5:00 pm . . . . Decorate-a-door Competition 

1:30 – 3:00 pm . . . . Design II Program

3:00 pm . . . . Remove Miniatures for display

3:00 pm . . . . Silent Auction Closes (Winners pay at registration table)

3:00 – 5:00 pm . . . . Vote for People’s Choice Treadaway . . . . Corsage Bar Opens

5:30 – 6:30 pm . . . . Past Presidents Reception

6:30 – 11:00 pm . . . . Presidential / Members’ GALA . . . . (Nominees running for a Board position will be presented)

11:00 – Midnite . . . . Clean-Up

THANKS FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION AND SUPPORT IN THIS YEAR'S CONVENTION

Friday, August 10th
Registration Desk Open 5 - 7:30pm

7:00 – 8:30 am . . . . Designer of the Year Set-up

8:30 am . . . . Designer of the Year Briefing

9:00 am – Noon . . . . Designer of the Year Competition

12:30 pm . . . . Jim Treadaway Cup Briefing

1:00 – 3:00 pm . . . . Jim Treadaway Cup Competition

4:00 pm . . . . NCSFA Board Meeting

3:00 – 5:00 pm . . . . Workshop – “EVERYDAY TO EXTRAORDINARY” featuring Donna Pittman,  AIFD, CFD, NCCPF and Michael Whaley,  AIFD, CFD

4:30 – 6:00 pm . . . . FFA Workshop featuring Sarah Rouse Callahan

6:00 pm . . . . Headdress/Body Flowers/Masks in place for Judging

6:15 pm . . . . Practice walk-through for contestants 

7:00 pm . . . . Welcoming Reception

8:30 – 10:00 pm . . . . Headdress/Body Flowers/Mask Competitions

10:00 – 11:30 pm . . . . Entertainment

11:30 pm . . . . Clean-Up

Saturday, August 11th
Registration Desk Open 8am - 12noon

8-12 noon . . . . Tablescape entries on display

8:30 am . . . . Miniature Competition Entries on display (lobby)

8:30 am . . . . Silent Auction Opens

9:00 am . . . . Miniature Entries Judging

9-10:30 am . . . . Design I Program – Designer of the Year

10:30 am . . . . Centerpiece Competition Entries on display on luncheon tables

11:00 am . . . . Centerpiece Judging

Noon – 1:30 pm . . . .  Members’ Luncheon

1:30 – 5:00 pm . . . . Decorate-a-door Competition 

1:30 – 3:00 pm . . . . Design II Program

3:00 pm . . . . Remove Miniatures for display

3:00 pm . . . . Silent Auction Closes (Winners pay at registration table)

3:00 – 5:00 pm . . . . Vote for People’s Choice Treadaway . . . . Corsage Bar Opens

5:30 – 6:30 pm . . . . Past Presidents Reception

6:30 – 11:00 pm . . . . Presidential / Members’ GALA . . . . (Nominees running for a Board position will be presented)

11:00 – Midnight . . . . Clean-Up

Sunday, August 12th
Registration Desk Open 9:00 - 10:00 am

9:30 – 11:00 am . . . . Design III Program

10:00 am . . . . Bridal Bouquets on Display

10:30 am . . . . Bridal Bouquet Competition Judging

11:30 am – 1:00 pm . . . . Business Luncheon and Memorial Service

1:30 – 3:00 pm . . . . Design IV – Dogwood Cup Competition Stage Presentation

3:00 – 4:00 pm . . . . Judging for Dogwood Cup

3:00 – 4:00 pm . . . . Awards Presentation – Dogwood Cup, Tablescape, Decorate-a-door, Centerpiece, and Bridal Bouquet. 

New Officers announced, Closing Remarks, Announcements for theme and Convention 2019

5:00 – 6:00 pm . . . . Clean-Up

THANKS FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION AND SUPPORT IN THIS YEAR'S CONVENTION

COMPETITIONS FOR EVERYONE, NOVICE OR PRO

Competition Entries have closed.

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Designer of the Year Competition

The number of contestants may not exceed 24. Entries will be determined by the order in which their entry was received by the contest Chairman. There will be five categories of design. Surprise Package, Sympathy Design, Buffet Design, Wedding Design and Designer’s Choice Design. Contestants may not use any materials or supplies other than what is provided by the committee. Only fresh and/or natural flowers and/or foliage is allowed.

Extension cord, glue and glue pan, oasis corsage glue, stem tape , knife, scissors, a couple of chenille stems, wire cutters or snips, bind wire if possible, wire (2 different gauges), and zip ties. No Green GLO or spray adhesives are allowed. *Also an extra bucket so you can sort your flowers and greenery.* Also there will be a briefing before we start. Be there at 8:30 a.m. on Friday morning.

This year’s Chairperson is Donna Pittman, AIFD

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NC Treadaway Cup Competition

The first 14 entries on or before August 4, 2018 will be accepted for this competition. Contestants must be full-time employees of a voting member shop for at least six months immediately prior to the contest not limited to one voting member shop. Full-time is defined as twenty cumulative working hours per week in a voting member shop. There will be a pre-briefing at 12:30pm. Entrants will interpret a print image (seen below) chosen by our current president with a fresh and/or dried material floral design within a four foot square area for display. Each entrant will be responsible for all materials needed for the display including props, tables, etc. The entries will be on display to the public. Entires will be judged on interpretation, scale, color harmony, and design mechanics. The winner will be announced at the convention on Sunday, August 12th, 2018.

Chairperson is Tammy Yow-Russell, CFD, NCCPF

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Headdress Competition Rules

Any member of the NCSFA registered for the convention may enter. Limited to the first 15 entries. Headdress may consist of fresh flowers and foliage, dried and natural materials, permanent botanicals or a combination of both. The design must be consistent with the convention theme or theme provided by the headdress committee. Must be worn by one person with NO added assistance. Height must not extend more than 3 feet above the models head and diameter must not exceed 3 feet. Completed headdress must not weigh more than 10 pounds. No neck braces allowed. Prizes will be given for first and second place with a minimum of 5 entries. Four entries or less, only one winner.

Monetary prize awards will be determined by the Board, subject to sponsorship.

Chairperson is Venetia Gentzler

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Advanced Headdress Competition Rules

Any member of the NCSFA registered for the convention may enter. Limited to the first 15 entries. Headdress may consist of fresh flowers and foliage, dried and natural materials, permanent botanicals or a combination of both. The design must be consistent with the convention theme or theme provided by the headdress committee. Must be worn by one person with NO added assistance. Height must not extend more than 5 feet above the models head and diameter must not exceed 5 feet. Completed headdress must not weigh more than 12 pounds. Neck braces will not be allowed. Prizes will be given for first and second place with a minimum of 5 entries. Four entries or less, only one winner.

Monetary prize awards will be determined by the Board, subject to sponsorship.

Chairperson is Venetia Gentzler

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Body Flowers Competition

Any member of the NCSFA registered for the convention may enter. Must be in good taste. Contest Chairman and President will decide. May consist of fresh flowers, dried and/or natural materials, and/or permanent botanicals. No back or neck braces will be allowed; may pin into hair or onto hat form. Two walk-throughs are allowed. Arrangements must be worn by one person without assistance. Body flowers may be worn by male or female. In case of a tie, the highest score in “Technical Execution/Mechanics Concealed” will produce the winner. Prizes will be given for first and second place with a minimum of 5 entries. Four entries or less, only one winner.

TAP Committee will procure the Prizes.

Chairpersons: Bill McPhail, John Herron

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Advanced Body Flowers Competition

Any member of the NCSFA registered for the convention may enter. Must be in good taste. Contest Chairman and President will decide. May consist of fresh flowers, dried and/or natural materials, and/or permanent botanicals. No back or neck braces will be allowed; may pin into hair or onto hat form. Two walk-throughs are allowed. Arrangements must be worn by one person without assistance. Body flowers may be worn by male or female. In case of a tie, the highest score in “Technical Execution/Mechanics Concealed” will produce the winner. Prizes will be given for first and second place with a minimum of 5 entries. Four entries or less, only one winner.

TAP Committee will procure the Prizes.

Chairpersons: Bill McPhail, John Herron

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Mask Competition Rules

Any person registered for the convention may enter. Must be in good taste. Contest Chairman and President will decide. All supplies and materials will be provided by the entrant. No monetary limit on the floral products used. Fresh, dried, and/or permanent flowers may be used. Only one mask per person, or should a group do coordinating masks, ie:  3 little pigs, the group has to let the committee know so entry can be judged as one unit. May be worn by the designer or a model. Three qualified impartial judges will be selected by the judging committee. First and second place winners will be determined.

Monetary Awards will be determined by the Board, subject to sponsorship.

Chairperson is Lona McKinney

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Advanced Mask Competition Rules

Any person registered for the convention may enter. Must be in good taste. Contest Chairman and President will decide. All supplies and materials will be provided by the entrant. No monetary limit on the floral products used. Fresh, dried, and/or permanent flowers may be used. Only one mask per person, or should a group do coordinating masks, ie:  3 little pigs, the group has to let the committee know so entry can be judged as one unit. May be worn by the designer or a model. Three qualified impartial judges will be selected by the judging committee. First and second place winners will be determined.

Monetary Awards will be determined by the Board, subject to sponsorship.

Chairperson is Lona McKinney

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This Year’s People’s Choice Fashion Flowers

Joan Caudle of Young’s Florist will be chairing this year’s People’s Choice Fashion Flowers. Anyone registered for the Friday night function at this year’s convention is more than welcome to participate and compete. There is no age limit, so you kids be coming up with some good ideas. Your ideas may be constructed ahead of time and brought to the convention or you can construct them from the design bar provided by the generosity of donations. If you’re a sibling of one of our members, get them to register you by using the form below. Make sure to print out the rules so you’ll know exactly what’s required and/or needed.

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Miniature Design

Any member of the NCSFA registered for the convention may enter. Contestants must provide a physically stable and secure means of displaying their design and all accessories in a professional manner.  No part of the display should protrude into the walk areas.  Any display creating a walkway obstruction or tripping hazard will be removed. The design of the miniature entry must be consistent with the convention theme or theme provided by the Miniature Committee. Designs may be constructed of fresh, dried and natural materials, permanent botanicals or a combination of any of these items. Entries shall be constructed on site. Contestants will have 3 1/2 hours to complete their displays and thirty minutes to clean up immediately following the competition.  4 hours total.

Competition chairperson is John Herron

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Miniature Design

Any member of the NCSFA registered for the convention may enter. Design must fit within a five inch (5″) square. The design of the miniature entry must be consistent with the convention theme or theme provided by the Miniature Committee. Designs may be constructed of fresh, dried and natural materials, permanent botanicals or a combination of any of these items. Each person may enter one design. Entrants may enter succeeding years, even if a winner in previous years. Awards for Winner, 1st and 2nd Runners up will be given if at least 5 entrants. Three qualified impartial judges will be selected by the judging committee.

Competition chairperson is Derek Wood

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Centerpiece Design

Any member of the NCSFA registered for the convention may enter. Centerpiece size must be functional and not interfere with place settings, condiments, etc. The centerpiece entry must adhere to the theme of the convention for that year. No artificial flowers allowed. Only fresh flowers and foliage, dried and natural materials or a combination of these may be used  Contestants must provide their own flowers, materials, props and accessories for this competition.  There is NO price limit on any of these items.  All items used must be stable and physically secure at all times.  NO live animal props may be used. Three qualified impartial judges will be selected by the judging committee.

Competition chairperson is Doug Odom

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Decorate a Door

Any member of the NCSFA registered for the convention may enter.  Designs may be constructed of fresh, dried and natural materials, permanent botanicals or a combination of any items. There are no limits to the style of the door or décor, unless specified by the Competition Chairman. There is no price limit on any materials or accessories used in this competition.  Entries may be constructed by one person or a group registered together. CONTESTANTS MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN DOOR to not exceed 36″ wide and the display should not exceed a depth of 24″. No limit on height, but must not touch the ceiling.  Contestants must provide a physically stable and secure means of displaying the doors and accessories in a professional manner. Doors must be self-standing and must not protrude into the walk area. Any display creating a tripping hazard will be removed.Entrants may enter succeeding years, even if a winner in previous years. Awards for Winner, 1st and 2nd Runners up will be given if at least 5 entrants. Three qualified impartial judges will be selected by the judging committee.

Competition chairperson is Steven Custer

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Bridal Bouquet Competition

Any member of the NCSFA registered for the convention may enter.  Designs may be constructed of fresh, dried and natural materials, permanent botanicals or a combination of any items. There are no limits to the style of the bouquet unless specified by the Competition Chairman. There is no price limit on any materials or accessories used in this competition.  There may be only one entry per person.  Contestants must provide a physically stable and secure means of displaying bouquets in a professional manner, such as a type of vessel or bouquet stand. There is NO set theme for the entry unless specified by the Competition Chairperson. Entrants may enter succeeding years, even if a winner in previous years. Awards for Winner, 1st and 2nd Runners up will be given if at least 5 entrants. Three qualified impartial judges will be selected by the judging committee.

Competition chairperson is Janice Rhinehart

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NC Dogwood Cup Competition

Last year’s on-stage Dogwood Cup competition went over so well, we have decided to stick with that format for this year’s competition. This year’s event will be a real test for our entrants. Instead of interpreting something they can actually view and touch, this year they’ll be interpreting a “quote”. (see below)

Each competitor will be provided with their own 30″ x 72″ table to work and create their design. The height of their design must not exceed 48″. There are no other restrictions. The design must be displayed on their table when completed and may spill over and downward but not touch the floor. Each competitor will be provided with the same exact flowers. All hard goods, container or containers will be provided by the contestant. You may preset your foam but no insertion in any manner may be applied until time is called to start. Each designer may bring 5 items of their choosing to enhance their design for creativity and uniqueness. No silk or permanent product of any kind may be used. No hot glue, cold glue or spray aerosol may be used when designing. When time has been called you may not touch your board or design in any manner. The contestant will have 15 minutes to clean their table and floor area and remove product, tools etc. (You may have one person assisting you.) Each contestant MUST dress as a professional stage designer, black and white attire preferably required.

Dogwood Cup entrants MUST be a past winner of the NC Jim Treadaway Competition and a past Designer of the Year to be eligible to compete. Designers will be judged during stage presentation and on their completed design. The competition will be commentated as the designs are being created. This year’s competition is limited to the first ten (10) entrants. No entry fee is required.

Competition Head – Nelson Simpson, AIFD, PFCI, CFD, NCCPF

“Though Difficult to See, Always in motion IS the Future”

Convention Competitions Entries NOW CLOSED
Good Luck --- Game On!

89th State FFA Convention

Our Association is proud to announce that we are confirmed as an exhibitor for the 89th North Carolina FFA State Convention Career Show in Raleigh. Below is the description from their WEBSITE.

“On June 20-22, 2017, North Carolina will celebrate 89 years of excellence with the theme Transform. The annual State Convention is the highlight event of the year for FFA members. It is the culmination of a year’s worth of events where FFA members have the opportunity to celebrate their achievements, be recognized for their individual and community efforts, compete with other members and kick off another exciting year in agricultural education. Whether receiving your state FFA Degree, competing in a career development event, visiting the career show, or attending a session, you are preparing for your future in exciting ways. Join us in downtown Raleigh and show your belief in agricultural education as we celebrate the 89th North Carolina FFA Convention!”

This year’s participation was a huge success. As seen in the pics below, there were many exuberant and curious visitors to our booth. Floral design is a career that students can be proud of entering with an outlook for a successful future in the field. “Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live” What a great motto for these bright and eager students.

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