Student Florist Registration – Minimalist, Monobotanical, Miniature

$25.00

Student and novice floral designers, sign up for our 2nd Annual Virtual Floral Art Competition category, Minimalist, Monobotanical, Miniature – MMM, here. Open to all novice and student floral designers with less than 2 years experience in the floral industry.

$25 entry fee for Students When you sign up you will officially become a “Student CAFA Member” which comes with its own set of  benefits. You can learn more about Student CAFA here. Amazing cash prizes to be won, provided by our amazing sponsors! Plus many other in-kind prizes to be won!

  • 1st place – $500 cash + Step 1 to CAFA Membership
  • 2nd place – $250 cash + Step 1 to CAFA Membership
  • 3rd place – $100 cash + Step 1 to CAFA Membership
  • Amazing in-kind prizes!

Dedicated to the Memory of Norman Disch – Half of all student registration fees will go to the Norman Disch Fund. Learn more about who Norman Disch was below.

Important Details

  • Category Minimalist, Monobotanical, Miniature – MMM. Minimalism is about expressing only the most essential and necessary elements – LESS is MORE. Mono Botanical – One type fresh flower material. Miniature – A reduced scale of design.
  • Any floral design student or entry level floral designer. Less than 2 years experience only
  • $25 entry fee (Canadian funds)
  • 85 % fresh material must be used
  • No artificial or permanent botanical materials allowed
  • Design must not exceed – 10” wide x 10” deep x 18” tall
  • Dimensions of the design are in INCHES – this is a miniature
  • Design must have a water source
  • No artificial or permanent botanical materials allowed
  • Photograph the only the design, on a neutral, well lite background. No ambient photos taken in a room setting allowed. The entry will not be judged
  • Images may not be cropped, or photoshopped. Full design must be shown in all images with no identifying markings.
  • Set of 3 photos are required for judging – 1. Side or back view  2. Front view  3. One photo with rulers to show height, depth and width. Photograph at eye level from the front to show actual measurements. Please see video explaining how to place the rulers( tape measure

Rules and Regulations below.

2nd Annual CAFA Photo Competition Registration

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Student and novice floral designers, sign up for our 2nd Annual Virtual Floral Art Competition category, Minimalist, Monobotanical, Miniature – MMM, here. Open to all novice and student floral designers with less than 2 years experience in the floral industry.

$25 entry fee for Students When you sign up you will officially become a “Student CAFA Member” which comes with its own set of  benefits. You can learn more about Student CAFA here. Amazing cash prizes to be won, provided by our amazing sponsors! Plus many other in-kind prizes to be won!

  • 1st place – $500 cash + Step 1 to CAFA Membership
  • 2nd place – $250 cash + Step 1 to CAFA Membership
  • 3rd place – $100 cash + Step 1 to CAFA Membership
  • Amazing in-kind prizes!

Dedicated to the Memory of Norman Disch – Half of all student registration fees will go to the Norman Disch Fund. Learn more about who Norman Disch was below.

Important Details

  • Category Minimalist, Monobotanical, Miniature – MMM. Minimalism is about expressing only the most essential and necessary elements – LESS is MORE. Mono Botanical – One type fresh flower material. Miniature – A reduced scale of design.
  • Any floral design student or entry level floral designer. Less than 2 years experience only
  • $25 entry fee (Canadian funds)
  • 85 % fresh material must be used
  • No artificial or permanent botanical materials allowed
  • Design must not exceed – 10” wide x 10” deep x 18” tall
  • Dimensions of the design are in INCHES – this is a miniature
  • Design must have a water source
  • No artificial or permanent botanical materials allowed
  • Photograph the only the design, on a neutral, well lite background. No ambient photos taken in a room setting allowed. The entry will not be judged
  • Images may not be cropped, or photoshopped. Full design must be shown in all images with no identifying markings.
  • Set of 3 photos are required for judging – 1. Side or back view  2. Front view  3. One photo with rulers to show height, depth and width. Photograph at eye level from the front to show actual measurements. Please see video explaining how to place the rulers( tape measure

 

Competition Rules and Regulations
  1. Each contestant may only enter one (1) of the 2 contest categories.
  2. Limit of one (1) entry per person in each contest category.
  3. Entries are welcome from anywhere in the world.
  4. The entry must be your own creation, designed new for this competition.
  5. The entry fee must be paid at the time of registration. Student CAFA/Novice – $25 entry fee,
  6. All entry fees are in Canadian Dollars.
  7. Photo submissions must be received during the submission period. The photo submission period is from April 24, 2022 to April 30, 2022 until midnight Eastern Standard Time. NO late entries will be accepted.
  8. Contestant must use fresh florals and fresh foliages. No permanent botanicals allowed. Minimum 85% fresh materials showing is required for the entry to be judged.
  9. Set of 3 photos are required for judging – 1. Side or back view  2. Front view  3. One photo with rulers to show height, depth and width. Photograph at eye level from the front to show actual measurements. Please see video explaining how to place the rulers( tape measure
  10. No name, watermark or identifying information shall be permitted on the (3) images.
  11. The (3) images may not be of an interior, wedding or event space, or a visual display.
  12. The (3) images must be originals. They may not be edited, photoshopped or digitally altered in any way, including altering the colours.
  13. High resolution photos in 300dpi are required.
  14. Photos must be clear, in focus, properly lit on an uncluttered neutral background. Designs will be evaluated on Creativity, Elements and Principles of Design, Mechanics and on the overall artistic interpretation of the category theme.
  15. By entering the competition, you are confirming you have secured permission from the photographer for Canadian Academy of Floral Art and the sponsors of the contest to use your entry images on all social media accounts, websites and print material.
  16. Images must be copyright free.
  17. All photo submissions will be acknowledged by email upon receipt during the submission period.
  18. Do NOT post your entry photos on any social media platform before the contest closes and the winners have been announced and notified. If you do, your entry will be disqualified.
  19. Prizes will be awarded to the First, Second, and Third Place Winners in each category.
  20. Winners will be announced online by May 31st, 2022.
  21. The CAFA website and social media will be kept updated with contest details and the winners information once judging is complete and winners are announced.
  22. Cash prizes will be awarded directly to the winners in Canadian Dollars.
  23. All non cash prizes will be distributed from the Sponsors. Some non-cash prizes are geographically specific and will not be available to international winners.
  24. Participating and winning a prize is contingent upon agreeing to and fulfilling all the requirements set forth in these official rules.

 

Dedicated to the Memory of Norman Disch

His contribution as founder and mentor is recognized through this design competition. Interpret your design as an art form.

Who was this man, Norman Disch CAFA AIFD, and why many years after his passing, why does he still have such a profound impact on the floral industry? He was a truly gifted designer; one of Canada’s best, who insisted on neat, clean mechanics and attention to detail; but could also create a piece of art out of the most mundane materials. Much more than that though, he was so willing to share his talent with everyone but especially the newest members of the industry. Norman was instrumental in establishing a floral design program at Seneca College that sent qualified designers out into the floral world with everything they needed to build a successful career. Seneca College still does that because of Norman’s insight decades ago. He brought students to the AIFD symposium by insisting that they accept “foreign” students at The National Symposium Student Competition. Seneca College still sends competitors each year and in 2017 in Seattle, WA, we brought home 2 major prizes. Norman would have been proud!

When CAFA was in its infancy he offered invaluable advice and guidance and became our first Founder. Norman was a mentor, teacher, advisor and friend to so many of today’s top designers. he was truly a legend.