Sylvia Cup Design Competition

50th Annual Sylvia Cup Design Competition: The Longest-Running, Live, National Floral Industry Design Competition


Saturday, September 15, 2018
during SAF Palm Springs 2018


Westin Mission Hills

71333 Dinah Shore Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA  92270

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

Watch as some of the nation’s best floral designers are given the same flowers, foliage and design supplies — and just two hours to create the surprise challenge.

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

You’ll be exposed to:

  • One of the hottest emerging design styles— before your customers start asking about it
  • An exciting (nail-biting!), live demonstration of how to create spectacular floral pieces in minimal time
  • The U.S. floral industry’s only LIVE national design competition

For More Information

Contact SAF’s Jenny Scala at 703-838-5216;

See Sylvia Cup Winners!

Sylvia Cup Sponsors

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