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Competitors and Schedule


Competitors 

Competing designers represent 23 countries from around the world. Each competitor won national competitions to be the representative of their respective home countries. See the competitors full profiles here


 

Schedule 


Day 1: March 1st

Preliminary Round: Design #1: Designer's Choice (Harmony in Architecture)*
9:00 am - 11:00 am 
Location: Main Show Floor, Philadelphia Flower Show, Pennsylvania Convention Center

The design should express the following saying:
"In pure architecture, the smallest detail should have a meaning or purpose." - Augustus W.N. Pugin 

*The competition will not be open to the public during this design task.


Preliminary Round: Design #2: Hand-Tied Bouquet (Strength of Color)
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Main Show Floor, Philadelphia Flower Show, Pennsylvania Convention Center 


It is said that color speaks all languages. In this design, competitors are challenged to create a hand-tied bouquet that speaks to an observer and demonstrates how color and light are inseparable. They have to illustrate how light creates color in nature.

“When the color achieves richness, the form attains its fullness also.” – Paul Cezanne

Day 2: March 2nd

Preliminary Round: Design #3: Table for Two - The Power of Flowers 
10:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: Main Show Floor, Philadelphia Flower Show, Pennsylvania Convention Center


Flowers have the power to transform lives. In this design, competitors are challenged to create an entire table setting for two that interprets this life-changing transformation through love and hope. They have to produce a unified composition where the power of love is featured through flowers. Additionally, the design should stimulate at least 4 out of 5 human senses.

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” – Maya Angelou


Preliminary Round: Design #4: Surprise Package
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Main Show Floor, Philadelphia Flower Show, Pennsylvania Convention Center


Design Demonstration by AIFD and Announcement of the 10 Semi-Finalists 
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Grand Ballroom, Pennsylvania Convention Center (Separate ticket required)

Day 3: March 3rd

Semifinal Round: Design #5: Surprise Package
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Main Show Floor, Philadelphia Flower Show, Pennsylvania Convention Center


Finals Gala Dinner: Design #6: Surprise Package
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Grand Ballroom, Pennsylvania Convention Center (Separate ticket required)