Come September 15, all of Europe’s most talented young florists will descend on Belgium. The occasion? Eurofleurs, the exciting European Championship for junior florists, which will be held in the city of Sint-Truiden. And, as of today, the official rulebook which the enthusiastic young floral designers will have to play by is available!
Eurofleurs 2017 regulations and judging
Organizing professional floral design championships is one of the pillars of International Florist Organisation’s activities, so we have established regulations that we use as a basis for all our competitions. They apply to our European Cups as well as any other contests that are organized under the auspices of Florint.
Select details of these general guidelines are modified for each individual competition. Please click here to download the official Competition Regulations that will be in force during Eurofleurs 2017 in St. Truiden, Belgium. The document also includes the task descriptions: the details of the challenging assignments that the competing young florists will have to fulfil!
The assessment of all the floral arrangements created for the Eurofleurs 2017 championship will be done by a team of expert European floristry judges, led by jury president Thomas Ratschker.
All the involved judges are professional florists that have successfully taken part in the Judges Certification system developed by Florint. For more information about our accreditation scheme and internationally acclaimed ‘100-points judging system’, please click here.
Location & Dates
Everybody with a love for flowers and floral arrangement is invited to visit Eurofleurs 2017 and see the continent’s future star florists be born! The European Championship for Young Florists will take place on September 15 & 16 at the ‘Minderbroederssite’, a monumental 13th century monastery site in Sint-Truiden, in Belgium’s northeast. (Note: famous flower spectacle Fleuramour also takes place in Belgium a week later, so we suggest you make an inspiring floral holiday out of it!)
Participation in Eurofleurs
One young florist (born after 17 September 2001) from each of Florint’s member countries is allowed to take part in Eurofleurs. The contestants are nominated by our member organisations: the national florist associations. Generally speaking, these associations organize a championship locally, to decide which young florist will get to represent their country in the European championship.
The Eurofleurs 2017 organisers
The organising of the Eurofleurs 2017 championship is in the capable hands of Florint’s member association from Belgium, the Royal Union of Belgian Florists (KUFB/URFB), and their organizing committee. International Florist Organisation Florint supervises the proceedings.
Keeping up to date…
The easiest way to be notified of announcements about Eurofleurs 2017 is to subscribe to Florint’s monthly newsletter, which you can do here: http://www.florint.org/about-us/newsletters
You can also follow the Eurofleurs 2017 event on Facebook, click: https://www.facebook.com/events/348749065506460/
The official Eurofleurs 2017 website is in the process of being finalized. You will soon be able to find all of the information about the championship at: www.eurofleurs2017.com