Competition rulesESTONIAN FLORIST CUP 2020
Competition rules and general information
General information on the competition
ESTONIAN FLORIST CUP 2020 will be taking place in Tartu on two consecutive days
from 25 to 26 September. It is divided into three parts: 2 home prepared tasks, surprise task and finalist task. The competition will be held in the Estonian National Museum (Eesti Rahva Muuseum), Muuseumi tee 2, Tartu linn 60532 Tartu maakond.
Conditions of participation
Participation in the ESTONIAN FLORIST CUP 2020 is open to all florist regardless of the nationality. All the participants are entitled to compete in Grand Prix category, but only Estonian residents are entitled to win Estonian Champion title.
Every competitor is obliged to fallow without exception the competition rules, respectfully use materials, fallow measurement guidelines, etc. Failure to comply with the competition rules will result in a deduction of points by the jury. All competitors must be in attendance in their competition area 15 minutes before the start of each individual competition task. Assistants are not permitted to stay in the competition area during the course of the individual competition tasks. An unmistakable start signal announces the start of the competition time. Time signals for orientation will be given 15 minutes, 5 minutes and 1 minute before the end of the individual tasks. When the final signal sounds, the piece of work may no longer be touched or moved by the competitor. The final piece must not be more than one third preconstructed; at least two thirds of the piece must be added during the competition periood. Parts of the work (like supports) prepared by the competitor before the contest may never visually dominate in the final version of the contest work.
The entry fee for the Estonian Florist Cup 2020 is 150 euros. The entry fee must be paid by bank transfer no later than 14 days after registration. Transfer recipient MTÜ Eesti Florist bank account EE192200221044547832 Swedbank, password „Florist Cup“ The registration will be closed on 19th August 2020.
Each competitor is entitled to bring one assistant to the Estonian Florist Cup 2020, who will support him/her in the preparation phase. Assistants are only allowed to do preparatory work or any other work related to the competition during those periods meant for preparations as indicated in the timetable. The assistants are neither allowed to assist in any form during the actual competition periods, nor may they give instructions or comments from the audience. During the actual competition periods, any contact between the competitor and the assistant is strictly forbidden. Also, the use of mobile phones or any other means of communication is strictly forbidden as from 5 minutes before the start of a task until the finalization of that task.
There’s two official languages: Estonian and English. It is important that participant or assistant understands and speaks one of the official languages.
The program of the competition will be laid down in a very detailed time-table which will be sent out to every competitor at his / her e-mail.
The competition will be divided through themes and the competitor’s work will be displayed in the area used for each task at their designated area within the theme. There will be no facilities nor will it be allowed to hang anything from the ceilings for any task.
Composition of the jury
The Members of the Jury will be professional florists of outstanding level having the attitudes, competences and experience for judging on the international level. The Jury for this competition will be announced 27. July 2020.
Technical committee and supervisors
Technical committee (TC) panel consists of two professionals, all selected by the organizers. The TC decides about the interpretation of these regulations whenever conflicting views may occur. TC can take any measures necessary to ensure that these regulations are observed. The names of TC will be sent out to every competitor at his / her e-mail.
Finalists will be announced after 3rd task on Saturday, 26th September. In the final are competing 10 competitors.
Involvement of sponsors
It is only allowed to have the competitor’s sponsor information in the working area, and/or next to each task. All the sponsor logos have to be in one page not bigger than A3. Estonian Florist Cup 2020 team is not providing printing services
Eesti Florist/Estonian Florist Association
Valdeku 72, Tallinn
The registration will be closed on 19th August 2020.
Friday, 25th September 2020 – First competition day
9.00– 13.00 Preparation phase
13.00 - 15.00 First competition task: Fairy tale
Technique: Free. The design is expected to last 2 days.
Time limit: 2 hours
Maximum measurements: 2 m wide, 2 m long, 2.50 m high
Description: Design task inspired by fairy tale of brothers Grimm.
Competitor will need to bring any non-floral and floral materials with them for this task.
15.00– 16.00 Preparation phase
16.00 - 17.30 Second competition task: Bridal bouquet
Technique: Bouquet or arrangement in free technique. The design is expected to last 2 days.
Time limit: 1,5 hour
Maximum measurements: It must be possible to lift the bouquet with one hand.
Description: hand-carried bridal decoration.
Competitor will need to bring any non-floral and floral materials with them for this task. (Including a vase)
Saturday, 26th September 2020 - Second competition day
9:15 - 9:45 Preparation phase
10:00 - 11:30 Surprise item. All plant and flower materials will be provided by the organizers.
13.30 - 15.30 Final work. All plant and flower materials will be provided by the organizers.
17.00 - 19.00 Grand finale and award ceremony
Distribution of points
IDEA (25 points)
interpretation of the given work/topic/task
choice of the materials / design by chosen materials
compliance of the work with the provided time / being finished
COLOUR (25 points)
proportion of the colour / dominance
expressing the idea by colour
composition of the colours / tones and shades, proportion of the colour
placement of the colours
COMPOSITION (25 points)
Form / style / construction
choice and use of the material, respect for the living material
form / texture /structure / contrast / dominance / rhythm / motion / volume
proportions / visual balance
TECHNIQUE (25 points)
choice of the right technique
stability of the work / real (physical) balance
insuring the freshness and durability of the materials during the event (your design can have water)
Participant do not answer to permissible time: 5 %
If participant keeps working after TC warning: 20 %
Extra assistant apart from official assistant: 10 %
If extra assistant keeps working after TC warning: 20 %
Communication between participant and any other person during competition time (except TC and supervisors): 5 %
If participant keeps communicating after TC warning: 20 %
Work does not answer to size limitation:between: 2.5 -10 %
Participant uses non permissible materials, tools: 2.5 -10 %
Participant uses non permissible methods: 2.5 -10 %
Participant uses electrical item(s) in finished work: 10 %
Delivery of materials before indicated time: 5%
If the piece doesn't refer to the following criteria: The final piece must not be more than one third preconstructed; at least two thirds of the piece must be added during the competition period (whether this is additional twigs/base or flower material): 2.5 -10 %
If the piece doesn't refer to the following criteria: Parts of the work (like supports) prepared by the competitor before the contest may never visually dominate in the final version of the contest work: 2.5 -10 %
Questions about the regulations
After the reception of these regulations possible questions can be forwarded in writing by e – mail: email@example.com
All questions will be gathered there and then put forward to the Technical Committee. The answers that
have been given will be reported in writing to all competitors simultaneously in one information round (1st september 2020)
Dispute about the decisions.
Organizers have the right to make changes in the competition rules if necessary.
The decisions of the Technical Committee and the judges are final. Complaints or protests cannot be filed.