FTD is excited to announce FTD America’s Cup, a national floral design competition that will take place at the 2018 AIFD National Symposium. FTD is seeking active FTD Member Florists with experience in floral design competitions to apply to compete. The winner of the competition will represent FTD and the United States at the 2019 FTD-Interflora- Fleurop World Cup Design Competition in Philadelphia, PA in March 2019.
FTD America’s Cup will be held June 30 – July 4, 2018 at Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington D.C at the AIFD National Symposium.
Eligible floral designers must complete the application available at www.FTDi.com/FTDAmericasCup and submit a design portfolio including floral designs from the following categories: wedding, party/special, hand-tied bouquet (natural and armature) and a specialty piece. Ten competitors and four alternates will be selected to participate in FTD America’s Cup.
The competition will include one theme piece and two surprise packages. The final four competitors will be announced at the conclusion of the first day of competition. The four finalists will compete in a surprise package design on the second day of the competition. The winner will be announced at the AIFD Symposium Leadership Luncheon on July 4, 2018.
More information about eligibility, rules, competition schedule and judging and evaluation criteria can be found at www.FTDi.com/FTDAmericasCup or call 630-724-6240 with questions. The FTD America’s Cup application deadline is September 15, 2017.