Competition Schedule

NAFAS Floral Designer of the Year 2019

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Title: TIMELESS BEAUTY

Day 1: 

Pedestal, width 125cm, depth 125cm, height 200cm.

Staged on dark grey carpeting, competitor to provide base if required.

Background 250cm in height, painted pale grey,
with NAFAS 60 logo embellished in the top left-hand corner.

Wall hanging, width 65cm, depth 20cm, height optional.

To be hung on the back right-hand side of the working booth at a height of 175cm.

Method of fixing to be advised on application.
Help for fixing will be allowed and provided.

Day 2:

Still Life, width 90cm, depth 60cm height optional,

To be staged on a table width 90cm, depth 60cm, 70cm from floor, painted pale grey.

Covering may be provided by the competitor. 

Staging must not be moved.

Petite, width 25cm, depth 25cm, height 37cm.

To be staged on a fixed shelf, 25cm square, 110cm from floor, painted pale grey

Day 3:

Imposed. 

To be staged as the competitor wishes on the table provided.

No floor placements.

All exhibits will be judge from the front of the booth.

This is a LIVE COMPETITION to be held over the three open days of the
Floral Art & Design Show, 8-10 August 2019 at The Design Centre, Islington, London.

The Competition is open to all 21 Areas of the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies.

As with previous Designer of the Year competitions, participants flower arranging will be under the constant scrutiny of judges and the public.  Everyone will stage exhibits on Days 1 and 2, at the end of which elimination of some competitors will take place.

All designs will be left in-situ for Show visitors to see.

Day 3 will feature imposed components.  The overall winner will be announced at the Award Ceremony in the Design Theatre on Saturday 10th August 2019.

THE STAGING SPACE is a three-sided, solid panelled and illuminated booth, width 200cm, depth 200cm, height 250cm.  The booth will be painted pale grey and will feature the NAFAS 60 logo and title ‘Timeless Beauty’ on the top left-hand corner.

The floor is dark grey carpeting.

Space for the Pedestal exhibit on Day 1 will be marked out on the carpeting.

Attachments may be made to the wall for the Hanging exhibit in agreement with the Floral Designer of the Year Competition Coordinator.

On Day 2, a table will be placed for the Still Life exhibit and a shelf will be provided for the Petite exhibit.

On Day 3, successful exhibitors will be provided with a table and components for the Imposed section.

There will be approximately 100cm of working space at the front of the booth, with a small working table provided.  There will be limited storage away from the working area for back up materials.

There will be rope between working areas and visitors to the Show.

Working times will be confirmed directly to all competitors.

NAFAS Schedule

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To commemorate this momentous occasion we are staging a Floral Art & Design Show from 8-10 August 2019. The iconic and very appropriate Business Design Centre in the heart of London has been chosen as the venue for this major event. The historic and now privately owned Agricultural Halls, situated off the Main Street in Islington, are very much in keeping with our floral roots.

We will be encouraging members from every part of the British Isles, along with international members and friends to join together. The main aim of this is to express our passion and love for Floral Art in a way that will enable it to be enjoyed and appreciated by the millions of residents and visitors to the capital during this celebration week.

The show itself will have over 450 individual competitive floral designs and a number
of stunning installations staged both inside and outside the venue. We are once again hosting the very popular Designer of the Year competition which will take place live over the three show days. There will also be numerous demonstrations, talks, workshops and many other interactive activities to get everyone involved and excited about Floral Art.

The emphasis will be on a fun and informative event which will give our creative members and non-members this unique opportunity to demonstrate to everyone their talents in the art that we love, nurture and promote.


Class 1

SHAPED BY NATURE

Space allowed: width 60cm, depth 60cm, height 100cm. Staged on a 60cm square plinth, height 85cm, painted stone. Viewed from both sides andjudged from the front.



Class 2
JEWEL IN THE CROWN
Craft Class

Space allowed: width 35cm, depth 25cm, height optional.
Staged on a clear acrylic shelf,
5mm thick, suspended from a wall painted aqua.
Maximum weight 400grams. Judged from the front.
To be brought in or posted ready assembled
and staged by the Competitions Team.



Class 3
LONDON IN BLOOM
Space allowed: width 150cm depth 100cm, height 122cm.
To be staged within a marked out space on dark grey carpeting.
Staged against a backdrop 122cm high, painted aqua.
Competitor to provide own base if required.
Viewed and judged from the front.



Class 4
DICHOTOMY
Space allowed: width 80cm,
depth 40cm, height 150cm.
Staged at the competitor’s discretion on a free-standing wall,
250cm in height, 200cm in width. Background painted pale grey.
Further staging details on acceptance.



Class 5
ARABESQUE
Club Class

Space allowed: diameter 120cm,
height optional.
Staged on a circular base,
120cm diameter, 1.2cm thick.
Base painted pale grey.
Viewed all round and judged from the front.
Open to Clubs affiliated to NAFAS



Class 6
TIME TO SHINE
Pedestal Class

Space allowed: width 150cm, depth 150cm, height 230cm.
To be staged within a marked out space on dark grey carpeting.
Competitor to provide own base if required. Background panel, height 272cm, painted aqua.



Class 7
LIGHT UP MY LIFE
Space allowed: width 80cm, depth 80cm, height 120cm.
Staged on a 30cm square plinth, height 122cm.
Plinth is clear Perspex and will be illuminated from front at floor level. No floor placements.
Background height 272cm,
painted pale grey.
Viewed and judged from the front.



Class 8
ROMANCING THE STONE
Space allowed: width 97cm,
depth 75cm, height 130cm.
Staged on a table run 70cm from floor.
Staging and background painted
pale grey.


Class 9
RAW MATERIAL
Imposed Class
Space allowed: width 97cm,
depth 75cm, height 130cm.
Staged on a table run 70cm from floor.
Staging and background painted aqua.



Class 10
FRILLS & SPILLS
Space allowed: width 60cm,
depth 80cm, height above plinth top 30cm. Staging a 60cm triangular plinth
96cm from floor, painted aqua.
Maximum weight 6kgs.
No floor placements.
Judged from the front.



Class 11
EMBELLISHED WITH FLAIR
Craft Class
Space allowed: diameter 55cm, depth 20cm.
Staged on competitor’s own backboard
of 55cm diameter, to be fixed to a
metal balustrade.
To be brought in or posted ready assembled and staged by the Competitions Team.
Further staging details on acceptance.



Class 12
DOUBLE DECKER
Space allowed: width 160cm,
depth 59cm, height in centre
of arc 78cm. To be staged inside the radius of the half circle backboard and within the 2cm thick base at floor level.
Staging painted white.
Judged from the front.



Class 13
MATRIX
Space allowed: width 120cm,
depth 35cm, height 100cm.
Staging a shelf width 120cm,
depth 25cm, height 25cm, 75cm from floor. Shelf and backboard suspended from balcony railing. Maximum weight 4kgs. Attachments to the shelf are permitted. Staging painted pale grey.
No floor placements.
Further staging details on acceptance.



Class 14
SUSPENSE
Space allowed: maximum width 58cm, depth 58cm, height 125cm.
To be hung from the centre of and staged within a section of a white painted ironwork frame.
No floral foam allowed.
Viewed and judged from both sides.
Further staging details on acceptance.



Class 15
WITH BEADED BUBBLES
WINKING AT THE BRIM

Club Class
Space allowed: width 183cm,
depth 45cm, height optional.
Staged on individual tables
width 183cm, depth 45cm, 70cm from floor. Tables covered to floor level in grey fabric.
Viewed and judged all round.
Open to Clubs affiliated to NAFAS.



Class 16
SEA GEMS
Junior Craft Class 8-12 years
Space allowed width 35cm,
depth 35cm, height optional.
Staged on tabling 70cm from floor,
covered in grey fabric.
Viewed and judged from the front.
To be brought in or posted ready assembled and staged by the Competitions Team.
Open to Juniors affiliated to NAFAS



Class 17
PIRATE BOOTY
Junior Craft Class Ages 13-17 years
Space allowed: width 40cm,
depth 40cm, height optional.
Staged on tabling 70cm from floor,
covered in grey fabric.
Viewed and judged from the front.
To be brought in or posted ready assembled and staged by the Competitions Team.
Open to Juniors affiliated to NAFAS



Class 18
FORM & SPACE
Space allowed: 152cm diameter, height optional.
Staged on a circular table
70cm from floor.
Table covered in grey fabric.
Viewed and judged all round.
Open to NAFAS and Non-NAFAS members



Class 19
A LITTLE LUXURY
Small Scale exhibit
Space allowed: width 17cm,
depth 17cm, height 25cm.
Individual staging width 25cm,
depth 25cm, height 25cm painted aqua on circular tabling 70cm from floor, covered in grey fabric.
Judged from the front.



Class 20
ASPECTS
Imposed Class

Space allowed: width 97cm,
depth 75cm, height 130cm.
Staged on tabling 70cm from floor. Staging and background
painted aqua.



Class 21
EUROPEAN MASTER
Space allowed: width 97cm,
depth 75cm, height 130cm.
Staged on tabling 70cm from floor. Staging and background
painted pale grey.



Class 22
LANDMARK
Space allowed: width 100cm, depth 100cm, height optional. Staged on a square 100cm base, 1.8cm thick.
Base painted aqua. Judged from the front.



Class 23
DIAMOND DAZZLER
Space allowed: width 30cm,
depth 30cm, height optional.
Staged on a 30cm square black perspex plinth, height 91cm.
Background a white painted wall.
Viewed and judged from the front .
100 cm


COMPETITION REGULATIONS and INFORMATION General

· All competitive classes are open to members of Clubs and Societies affiliated to any of the Areas of NAFAS, including International Affiliates, Overseas Members of the London & Overseas Area of NAFAS, members of a Flower Association affiliated to a WAFA affiliated country and to individual members of NAFAS.
· All exhibits will be judged in accordance with the NAFAS Competitions Manual Third Edition 2015.
· All exhibits must be the unaided work of the competitor and must be assembled in the venue with the exception of Classes 2, 11, 16 and 17 which may be submitted ready assembled.
· Any complaint by competitors should be handed to the Competitions Officer in writing before the end of staging at 1.30pm on Wednesday 7 August.
· All exhibits and competitors’ property will be at the risk of the competitor and neither NAFAS nor the owners or the occupiers of the premises in which the Competitions, or any part of them, are held can accept any liability whatsoever for any loss or damage sustained by any competitor.
· All exhibits will be staged in artificial lighting.
· All measurements in the staging instructions are approximate. All exhibits must be staged within the space allowed.
· Colour samples of staging will be sent on acceptance of entry. Unless otherwise instructed, nothing may be attached to the staging in any class.
· Aerosol cans of any description must not be used in the competition venue. Competitors may use glue guns and other electrical equipment only when accompanied by evidence of a valid PAT certificate.

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