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The German Florist Championship 2018: a veritable florist fairy tale!


After two exciting days full of breath-taking floral art arrangement, the new German florist champion was crowned: Michael Liebrich! The 29-year old independent master florist from the town of Weilheim an der Teck prevailed on August 17 and 18 in Berlin, defeating nine high-profile colleagues. He thereby replaces Stephan Triebe from Hamburg as the official champion of Germany.


Finishing in second place was Heiko Steudtner from Cunewalde in Sachsen (Blumenhaus Schröter / Florale Manufaktur), while 3rd place went to Franziska Strobl from Geretsried (Blumengeschäft Strohblume) in Bayern.

A notable audience at the Potsdamer Platz

Numerous prominent guests from the industry were present for the contest, as well as FDF President Helmuth Prinz and Fleurop Executive Board member Dr. Ing. Stefan Gegg. In front of an enthusiastic audience, they presented their trophy to the DMF 2018 winner during a grandiose victory celebration at the CineStar cinema.

The competition took place at the famous Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, filling the vast shopping center with flowers as the 10 designers competed over the course of five challenges. Many of the surprised shoppers could hardly believe their eyes.

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Professional judging in a long-standing championship

The judging of the contest was in the hands of 5 accredited judges, employing the 100-points scoring system and standardized judging rules established by Florint. Under this system, judging is blind and transparent, ensuring a fair result.

2018 marks the 32nd time that Germany’s top florists have demonstrated the diversity of their craft with a wealth of inventiveness, passion and talent at the DMF – the German Florist Championship.

See more from the DMF 2018

Amazing photos from the event’s floral art can be found on the website of our German member association, the FDF: please click here.
The photos accompanying this news article come courtesy of the FDF and Fleurop AG, Yves Sucksdorff.



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