2019 Canada Blooms Floral Artist of the Year Competition. The Best Moments

Monday, March 18, 2019 7:58:00 PM

Canada Blooms, Canada’s largest flower and garden show, is pleased to announce Bruno Duarte of Fresh Floral Creations as Floral Artist of the Year for 2019. Competing in the first live Floral Artist of the Year Competition at Canada Blooms on March 15th, Duarte crafted a stunning design to earn top prize of $1,000 and a coveted title.

“We are ecstatic to award the title of Floral Artist of the Year to Bruno Duarte,” says Jennifer Harvey, Canadian Certified Floral Designer. “He arranged a breathtaking piece that captured the spirit of this year’s competition and really wowed the judges.”

Twelve of the nation’s top amateur and professional floral designers came out to compete for the title of Floral Artist of the Year, where they were given identical materials and four hours to create an original floral design. Competitors were also tasked to draw inspiration from the theme: ‘The Ties That Bind.’

“It is truly remarkable what competitors were able to accomplish in only a few hours,” says Harvey. “Each designer interpreted the theme from their own perspective to craft masterful displays and brought an incredible level of passion, talent and creativity to the table.”

Talented floral designers and artists also received awards this year for their spectacular work in Floral Alley:
- Best Representation of Floral Alley Theme: We Are Family presented by Highland Evergreen Supply: Jennifer Harvey
- Outstanding Use of Artistic Elements presented by Oasis Floral Products: Rhonda Jaxa-Aksentowicz & Svetlana Papushina
- Best Overall Quality of Workmanship presented by Ontario Flower Growers Cooperative: Rhonda Jaxa-Aksentowicz & Svetlana Papushina
- Most Creative Use of Colour presented by Farm To Canada: Derrick Harry Foss
- Judges Choice: Derrick Harry Foss
- CAFA Awards of Excellence: Rhonda Jaxa-Aksentowicz & Svetlana Papushina

Mark’s Choice is Mark and Ben Cullen’s personal seal of approval on more than 200 gardening products available exclusively at Home Hardware stores across Canada.

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