Kent Floral Art Competition 202227th – 29th MAY Let’s Go to The Movies SPECIAL AWARDS Best in Show: Jean Hoar – Horror Night Runner Up to Best in Show: Iris Shaw – Reel to Reel Most Innovative Design: Jean Hoar – Horror Night Best Use of Colour: Pam Hayward – Movie Magic Best Use of Garden Plant Material: Gill Smaggasgale – Movie Magic Best Craft Exhibit: Helen Armstrong - Starlet Novice / Flower Arranger Award: Pauline Pearce -Breakfast at Tiffany’s Class 1: Hollywood Glamour 1st Mig Kimpton Deal 2nd Janet Grainger Rainham 3rd Alison Lowther Rainham
Class 2: Dinner for a Movie Star 1st Gill Smaggasgale Sevenoaks 2nd Cecilia Sleap Romney marsh/Vanguard
Class 3: On the Cutting Room Floor 1st Liz Hall Maidstone 2nd Mary Wheatley Hythe 3rd Jean Schofield Wateringbury/Vanguard
Class 4: Movie Magic 1st Pam Hayward Maidstone 2nd Marion Matharu Ashford 3rd Gill Smaggasgale Sevenoaks VHC Jenny Armitage Hythe HC Donna Palmer Maidstone C Ann Bidwell Romney Marsh Class 5: Lord of the Rings an Imposed Class 1st Robin White Sheldwich 2nd Gill Smaggasgale Sevenoaks 3rd Susan Shaw Maidstone/Vanguard VHC Marilyn Marsh Sheldwich HC Donna Palmer Maidstone C Hazel Bentley Whitstable/Vanguard
Class 6: Breakfast at Tiffany’s Novice Class 1st Pauline Pearce Dartford 2nd Carol Harvey Romney Marsh 3rd Nicola Prior Rainham VHC Marina Thorne Rainham HC Susan Shears Rainham C Jacqueline Browning Rainham C Helen Collins Sheldwich
Class 7: Reel to Reel 1st Iris Shaw Wateringbury/Sevenoaks/Vanguard 2nd Verity Prior Rainham/Vanguard 3rd Carole Springett Rainham VHC Patricia White Maidstone HC Hazel Williams Rainham C Jean Schofield Wateringbury/Vanguard
Class 8: Into The Sunset 1st Zoe Hawkins Herne Bay/Vanguard 2nd Hazel Williams Rainham
Class 9: Horror Night 1st Jean Hoar Hartley & District 2nd Marina Thorne Rainham 3rd Patricia White Maidstone C Zoe Hawkins Herne Bay/Vanguard
Class 10: Floral Award Craft Exhibit, May be brought ready assembled 1st Pam Hayward Maidstone 2nd Jacqui Simms Hartley & District 3rd Betty Taylor Dartford HC Donna Palmer Maidstone
Class 11: Starlet a small scale exhibit 1st Helen Armstrong Wateringbury/Sevenoaks 2nd Verity Prior Rainham/Vanguard 3rd Hazel Williams Rainham HC Susan Shears Rainham
Class 12: Goblet of Fire – an open Junior Class Ages 5 to 8 years 1st Summer Baldock Ham Street Primary Academy 2nd Elena Bartermaxa “ 3rd Mollie Simmons “ VHC Lucy Bromley “ HC Sophie Bromley “
Ages 9 to 11 years 1st Jack Barrall Ham Street Primary Academy 2nd Willow Richardson-Dighton “ 3rd Max Baldock “ VHC Albert Barton “ HC Isla Barton “
VHC = very highly commended, HC = highly commended, C = commended
For your Information here is the Schedule for ‘Lets Go to the Movies’
Class 1 Hollywood Glamour An exhibit Space allowed: width 107cm, depth 107cm, height optional To be staged on a plinth painted cream 30cm wide x 30cm depth x 70cm height on a base painted cream 107cm width 107 depth, staged against cream curtaining The plinth can be placed anywhere on the base. To be viewed and judged from the front.
Class 2 Dinner for a Movie Star A Table exhibit Space allowed: 100cm diameter, height optional Staged on a table 90cm diameter, 75cm from the ground. Competitor may provide their own table covering. Name of movie star to be included. To be viewed and judged all round.
Class 3 On the Cutting Room Floor An exhibit Floor space allowed width 75cm depth 75cm height 50cm Staged on dark grey carpet tiles, competitor may provide their own base Judged from above, but viewed all round.
Class 4 Movie Magic An exhibit Space allowed: width 60cm, depth 60cm, height unlimited Staged on a cube painted grey (Dulux Warm Pewter), width 50cm, depth 50cm, height 50cm Title to be included. To be viewed and judged all round.
Class 5 Lord of the Rings An Imposed Class Further details will be supplied on acceptance of entry. Entry Fee for this class is £35.
Class 6 Breakfast at Tiffany’s Novice Class Space allowed width 75cm, depth 68cm, height optional. Staged on open tabling, 75cm from the floor, covered in light blue fabric against cream background. Viewed and judged from the front. May be brought ready assembled.
Class 7 Reel to Reel An exhibit Space allowed diameter 90cm, height optional. Staged on a painted black circular base of diameter 90cm, raised 50cm from the floor. To be viewed and judged all round.
Class 8 Into the Sunset An exhibit Space allowed 90cm width, depth 30cm, height optional Staged on a black metal frame width 80cm, depth 0.8cm, height 55cm, staged on open tabling covered in light blue fabric against a cream background. A mesh plate width 15cm, depth 10cm, height from staging 22.5cm being fixed to the frame. To be judged from the front. (A sketch will be provided on acceptance of entry)
Class 9 Horror Night An exhibit Floor space allowed 100cm width, 100cm depth, height optional. Staged on dark grey tiled floor, competitor may provide their own base. Viewed all round and judged from the front
Class 10 Floral Award A Craft exhibit Space allowed width 25cm, depth 25cm, height optional Staged on open tabling, 75cm from the floor, covered in black fabric. May be viewed all round and judged from the front. May be brought ready assembled.
Class 11 Starlet A Small Scale exhibit Space allowed width 17cm, depth 17cm, height 25cm Staged on a dark blue painted tile on open tabling, 75 cm from the floor, covered in light blue fabric. To be viewed and judged from the front. May be brought ready assembled.
Class 12 Goblet of Fire An Open Junior Class Space allowed width 30cm depth 30cm height optional. Staged on open tabling covered in light blue fabric. To be viewed all round and judged from the front. To be brought
Show Regulations The competition is open to all members of clubs and societies affiliated to Kent Floral Art. Class 12, Junior class is open to all young people ages 5 to 11 years old. All exhibits will be judged in accordance with the NAFAS Competitions Manual – Third Edition 2015. Competitors should also refer to the document ‘plant material in all is forms’, which can found at www.kentfloralart.co.uk/judges All exhibits must be the unaided work of the competitor and must be assembled in the venue with the exception of classes 6, 10, 11 and 12 which may be brought ready assembled. All exhibits and competitor’s property will be at the risk of the competitor and neither Kent Floral Art nor the show organisers, or any part of them, are held or can accept any liability whatsoever for any loss or damage sustained by any competitor. All measurements in the staging instructions are approximate. All exhibits must be staged within the space allowed. Clarification of any colours used on staging can be obtained from the Competitions Secretary. Aerosol cans of any description must not be used in the competition venue. Entries Individual entries must be submitted on official entry forms accompanied by an entry fee of £5 per class except in class 5 and 12. Entry fees are non-refundable. For Class 5 - Imposed class the entry fee is £35. For Class 12 – Junior Class there is no entry fee. All entries must be submitted to the Competitions Officer by Saturday 14 May 2022 Competitors may stage only one entry per class. Applications should be made where possible via email on the official entry form and fees should be paid via BACS transfer with reference “Comp Entry’. A novice is someone who has never won a first prize at any Area Show. Each competitor will receive a competitor’s badge that will enable them to have complimentary access on each of the three show days. Staging All staging of exhibits (except Class 5) will take place on Wednesday 25 May between 12.00noon and 20.00. Competitors may not touch or alter their exhibit after the end of the staging time.
The Imposed Class will begin staging at 9.30 on Thursday 26 May and end at 11.30noon. Competitors will be allowed into the competition hall from 9.15am and no earlier and must vacate the hall by 11.45am. Competitors must wear their Competitors badges at all times. Only officials, competitors and other authorized persons will be allowed in the competition hall during staging times. Junior class will be judged under two age groups; 5 to 8 years old and 9 to 11 years old. Competitors are reminded not to post photographs of exhibits on any social media sites until after judging has taken place. Judging Judging will take place on Thursday 26 May from 14.00. The judges decision is final. The NAFAS National Judges will be: Christina Curtis and Craig Bullock. Class 12 is not eligible for the Best in Show award. Awards Each Class will be awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd, along with awards for Very Highly Commended, Highly Commended and Commended as appropriate. Award cards will be placed on the exhibits from 10am on Friday 27 May . For all classes (except 12) prize money of 1st £20, 2nd £15, 3rd £10 will be awarded. This will be paid via BACS transfer. For class 12 all exhibitors will receive a certificate. Presentations of Trophies will take place in the Clive Emson Building on Sunday 29 May at 16.00. Evelyn Mercer Trophy Best in Show Lady Burton Cup Runner Up to Best in Show Margaret Wright Trophy Novice Class Patricia Mayne Trophy Best Use of Colour Redfern Cup Best Use of Garden Plant Material Trish Podd Trophy Most Innovative Design Judy Ward Trophy Craft Class The Flower Arranger Award Presented by the Flower Arranger Magazine and awarded to the first place in the novice class
Kent Floral Art reserves the right to use any photographs of any exhibit for any purpose. Dismantling Clearing of all exhibits and staging will take place on Sunday 29 May between 17.00 and 19.00. There will be no vehicle access onto the show ground until the show organisers allow it and it is safe to do so.
Competitors must wear their competitors badge and may collect a further security pass to admit one other person to assist in dismantling their exhibit(s). This can be obtained from the Show Chairman. Further copies of this schedule can be obtained on line at www.kentfloralart.co.uk or from the Competitions Secretary Sue Thompson email@example.com or 01892 836934 Kent Floral Art is the operating name of the Kent Area of NAFAS which is affiliated to the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies – Charity no 1101348
Area Show 2021 - 29th to 31st May 2021
We are delighted that last year we were able to host a real live show. The results are now out and can be downloaded by clicking the link below.
This delightful design was Pam Hayward of Maidstone's design in the petite class "Colour Charm". It was awarded Best in Show. Congratulations Pam. Photographs of all exhibits can be found on the Gallery page. Click to go to the Gallery
Virtual Area Show 2020
During Lockdown 2020 Kent Area staged a virtual show. There were 5 classes:
Class 1 Fresh from the Garden Class 2 Recycled, Reused, Refreshed Class 3 Afternoon Tea in the Garden - to include a tea cup or cups Class 4 Isolation Bloom - only one flower to be used Class 5 Forager's Delight
An amazing 103 entries were received from throughout the Area and all of the results can be seen on the Gallery page of this website. Thank you to everyone who took part. At these difficult times, these delightful blooms cheer us all up
Area Show 2019
Shirley Davis, Chairman of Area Show for Shows in 2018 and 2019 again created an inspiring show under the title "Enchantment". Shirley and her team worked extremely hard to ensure that competitors and visitors had the best experience. The Area is extremely grateful to all involved and particularly to Shirley for her drive and enthusiasm. It was a great show. The full results are in the document below and the pictures of Best in Show and Runner Up to Best in Show are pictured below. Visit the gallery of this website to see all the images