An Academy First: UK Floristry Judges Guild to support the Academy Masters Floristry Competition Module
There is a definite skill to competing, whether you’re entering the BFA FleurEx competitions, RHS Chelsea Florist of the Year heats or WorldSkills. Not only do you need original design ideas and brilliant technique, but you need to know precisely what the judges are looking for and how they will be marking your work.
The Academy has devised a stand-alone practical Competition Module as part of the Academy Masters Programme to give you the tools, confidence and insight to shine in competition. And in a unique collaboration, we’ve invited the highly respected UK Floristry Judges Guild to mark your practice designs and to give you detailed, authoritative and constructive feedback in person, which will be invaluable in helping you develop.
“It is really exciting to do this unit in a different way, a way that has never been done before,’ explains Tina (Parkes) who is the Lead Tutor on the Academy’s Masters Competition Module. Tina is obviously no stranger to competition work herself as a RHS Chelsea Gold medallist, WorldSkills UK mentor, Dutch, US and British Master Florist and recent winner of the Leeds Castle Festival Rose Bowl.
“Over the course of the three two-day sessions in January, February and March, our students will learn how to develop their own ideas from a competition brief, how to interpret schedules, how to plan, budget and manage their time and how to test ideas and materials,” says Tina. “I am thrilled to be working with the UK Floristry Judges Guild on the Competition Module. It will give our florists a real first-hand insight into how work is judged, what they need to focus on, how to add those extra marks. Our aim is to equip our competitors with the tools, techniques, experience and confidence to perform to their full potential.”
Floristry Competition Module
Dates: 07/08 Jan and 25 /26 February and 11/12 March. 6 days in total. All dates are Mondays and Tuesdays.
Times: and 9am to 5pm
Venue: the Academy studio in Dunchideock, Exeter, Devon.