Be the Next Floral Champion

FTD is excited to announce the FTD America’s Cup, a national floral design competition to be held at the 2018 AIFD National Symposium in Washington, D.C. This elite competition will allow floral design artists to showcase their talents on a national stage as well as select the USA competitor for the 2019 FTD-Interflora-Fleurop World Cup Design Competition.

The FTD-Interflora-Fleurop World Cup Design Competition is the most prestigious contest within the international floral industry, with 30 of the world’s top designers representing their respective countries in a battle for the title of best floral artist. The competition, to be held in Philadelphia in March of 2019, comes on the heels of the 2015 event in Berlin, during which Alex Choi of South Korea was crowned the champion.

Jacob McCall, representing the USA in the 2015 FTD-Interflora-Fleurop World Cup in Berlin, Germany. 
Additional design pieces by various competitors at the 2015 FTD-Interflora-Fleurop World Cup in Berlin, Germany.
Additional design pieces by various competitors at the 2015 FTD-Interflora-Fleurop World Cup in Berlin, Germany.

FTD America’s Cup is the perfect opportunity for floral designers to compete alongside some of the best in the country, practice working under the pressure of a time limit and earn a chance to compete on an international level at the world’s most prestigious floral design competition.

With each floral design piece, the floral designer’s style is demonstrated. A unique take on the assigned themes or surprise pieces brings the designer’s personality to life. It is truly an art form.

Interested in entering this prestigious competition?
FTD is looking for active FTD Member Florists who think quickly on their feet and have experience in floral design competitions. The application process includes an online application, submission of a design portfolio, head shot with brief professional bio and a non-refundable application fee. The application and more information about the event and submission materials can be found at www.FTDi.com/FTDAmericasCup.  FTD will select 10 competitors and four alternates from the applications and will be accepting applications through September 15, 2017.

FTD America’s Cup competition will take place over the course of three days. All competitors will compete on a themed piece and two surprise packages. At the end of the second day, the four finalists will be announced. Finalists will then compete in one surprise package. The winner/USA World Cup representative will be announced at the AIFD Leadership Luncheon the following day.

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FTD America's Cup!




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