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Awards & Certifications

Give the Gift of Recognition

AAF recipients

Give the Gift of Recognition.

Do you know any unsung industry heroes — people whose contributions deserve to be in the spotlight? (Or, maybe you deserve a few accolades yourself?) SAF recognizes the industry’s best and brightest with a wide range of honors acknowledging their hard work and dedication to the floral industry. Their contributions are celebrated during the Industry Awards Dinner at the SAF Annual Convention.

  • Give the gift of recognition. Nominate someone for an SAF honor.
  • Be recognized yourself. Apply for induction into the American Academy of Floriculture or Professional Floral Communicators – International
Read more about each honor and apply online below. Questions? E-mail awards@safnow.org.

Floriculture Hall of Fame

As the industry’s highest honor, SAF’s Floriculture Hall of Fame establishes a symbol of recognition that encourages high standards of service and responsibility in members of the floral industry.

Paul Ecke, Jr. Award

Established in 1984, this award is given to a person in recognition of exemplary devotion to profession, industry and community. Previous named SAF’s Golden Bouquet award, this award was renamed in 2002 in memory of Paul Ecke, Jr., AAF.

Gold Medal Award

Honors the originator or introducer of a widely distributed plant or flower that has become established as an outstanding product of significant horticultural and commercial value.

John H. Walker Award

Named in honor of SAF’s former long-time Executive Vice President, the John H. Walker Award recognizes floral association executives for the role they play as leaders of the industry.

Century Award

Any industry company that has served the floral industry for 100 years or longer qualifies for the Century Award. The award was first presented in 1982.  For more information regarding the Century Award, e-mail awards@safnow.org

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Alex Laurie Award for Research and Education

SAF’s Alex Laurie Award for Research and Education is presented annually to an individual who has made broad-scope, long lasting contributions to research or education in the floriculture industry. For more information regarding the Alex Laurie Award, email awards@safnow.org.

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Tommy Bright Award

Presented in honor of Ethel “Tommy” Bright, PFCI’s most prestigious designation signifies a lifetime commitment to commentating excellence in the floral industry. The Tommy Bright Award is awarded annually to a member of the Professional Floral Communicators-International. For more information, contact Jenny Scala.

American Academy of Floriculture

The American Academy of Floriculture (AAF) accepts industry members who meet the Academy’s high standards of service to their industry and community. For more information regarding AAF, email awards@safnow.org.

Professional Floral Communicators – International

Professional Floral Communicators – International (PFCI) is the service mark of the floral industry’s finest floral educators. Each member of the organization has proven, through their education and experience, their ability to speak authoritatively about topics pertinent to the floral industry. For more information regarding PFCI, email PFCI@safnow.org.

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