The Interflora World Cup is among the world’s most prestigious floral design competitions. Here, florists from diverse worldwide participate in this competition, each displaying their unique skills and boundless creativity. This illustrious event occurs once every four years, consistently drawing in the world’s most exceptional floral artists. Join us in this blog post as we introduce you to all the talented competitors participating in this year’s Interflora World Cup!
Interflora UK World Cup 2023
This year’s World Cup is scheduled for September 7th to 9th, spanning three exciting days of competition. We’ll witness six rounds of talented designers showcasing their skills during this period. The semifinal showdown will occur on Friday, September 8th, and the grand finale will culminate on September 9th.
Here are the participating designers and the countries they proudly represent. Click on the photo to learn more about each designer!
The theme of 2023 revolves around “our natural world,” urging designers to focus on sustainability and utilizing natural materials. Each florist will be allocated a specific time frame to complete their creations. Their works will be evaluated based on various criteria, including creativity, technique, sustainability, originality, and the skillful use of color.
Top Skills for Competitive Designers
To be a competitive floral designer, one must possess a combination of skills, creativity, and passion. Here are some of the essential qualities that are required to succeed in the Interflora World Cup:
- Technical Skills: A competitive floral designer must possess high technical skills to create intricate and complex floral designs. This includes skills such as wiring, taping, arranging, and shaping flowers.
- Creativity: Creativity is one of the most critical qualities of a competitive floral designer. Florists must be able to come up with unique and original designs that stand out from the rest. They must also have the ability to interpret themes and briefs creatively.
- Attention to Detail: Attention to detail is crucial in floral design. Florists must have an eye for detail and be able to work with precision to create beautiful and elegant designs.
- Time Management: Time management is essential in the Interflora World Cup. Florists must be able to work efficiently under pressure and complete their designs within the given time frame.
- Passion: Passion is what drives most successful floral designers. Florists must have a love for flowers and a deep appreciation for the art of floral design.
Interested in learning more about what it takes to compete and judge a floral competition? Check out our blogs; “Expert Tips for Judging Floral Competitions” and “Top Tips for Participating in Floral Competitions!”
You can grab your tickets to the World Cup in Manchester here – or – if you can’t make it to Manchester for the festivities, Interflora UK will be streaming the whole event! You can buy tickets to watch the competitions live here!
We wish all the competitors the best of luck and we cannot wait who will be named the 2023 Interflora World Cup Champion!
About Interflora UK
Started in 1923, Interflora UK is a community of local artisan florists crafting beautiful blooms and delivering gorgeous gifts across the UK and internationally with a community of 900 independent businesses on the British highstreets. When a bouquet is sent through Interflora, it supports one of them!
All photos from www.Interflora.co.uk/page/world-cup