Sylvia Cup

54th Annual Sylvia Cup Design Competition

The Longest-Running, Live, National Floral Industry Design Competition

What is the Sylvia Cup Design Competition?

The nation’s best floral designers are given the exact same flowers, foliage, and design supplies — and just two hours to complete a design challenge based on a surprise theme.

During the last hour, the competition’s commentators, and coordinators — decked out in themed costumes — talk about the featured products and challenge.

If you aren’t competing, all attendees of SAF Phoenix 2023 are invited to watch the competition and be exposed to:

  • The hottest emerging design styles — before your customers start asking about it
  • An exciting live demonstration of how to create spectacular floral pieces in minimal time
  • The U.S. floral industry’s longest-running national live design competition

Sylvia Cup Sponsors


Exclusive sponsor of
the Sylvia Cup prize money

Sponsor Certified American Grown Flowers


Saturday, September 9, 2023 during SAF Phoenix 2023


Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona

Grand Prize Winner Receives

  • $3,000
  • The Sylvia Cup — an engraved silver trophy
  • Recognition during the Stars of the Industry Awards Dinner
  • Complimentary registration to SAF’s next convention

Two Runners-Up Receive

  • 1st Runner-Up: $500
  • 2nd Runner-Up: $250
  • Award Plaque
  • Recognition during the Stars of the Industry Awards Dinner

The 2023 competition is full.

Questions? Contact SAF’s Project Manager, Stephanie Brady, at 703-838-5230.

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