A new European Championship for Young Florists is coming up this year! This edition will be held in Sint-Truiden, Belgium, from 15 to 17 September.
The Royal Union of Belgian Florists proudly invites you to come and see the proceedings. See the official announcement here, as well as this news article with all the details about the championship tasks and regulations!
One young florist from each member country is allowed to take part in the contest. The contestants shall be nominated by the national florist associations that are members of Florint. In exceptional cases, florists from non-member countries may also be permitted entry, if so desired. Applications should be addressed to the Direction Committee of Florint.
In countries where more than one member association exists, these associations should either agree on the contestant or jointly organise a competition to decide on one. In countries without a Florint member organisation, the Fleurop-Interflora unit of the concerned country or another organisation of professional florists may apply for a spot. Applications should, once more, be addressed to the Direction Committee of Florint.
Eurofleurs 2013 in the beautiful city of Split (Croatia) concluded on September 8 of 2013, with a fantastic win by Norway’s young competitor Elin Susan Havreberg!
In 2010 the Eurofleurs competition for young florists took place in Great Britain, during the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show. With 420,5 points Attila Kiss from Hungary took home the first prize of the Eurofleurs European Junior Championship, just before Joe Massie from Great Britain, who scored 420,4. It was the spectacular final of a thrilling competition, with 12 participants from different European countries performing at a very high level.
For an overview of the earlier Eurofleurs competitions and their winners, since 1998, please see this document: winners_Eurofleurs_vs_2008