Annual Convention 2017
Schedule

Fri. August 11th - Doubletree Hilton Biltmore Village

4:00 pm  Board meeting

7:00 pm  Registration desk open

8:00 pm  Headdress/ Body flowers/ Mask competition (Burgh B )

9:30 - 10:30 pm   Dessert Reception

10:30 - 11:00 pm  Cleanup

Sat. August 12th - Doubletree Hilton Biltmore Village

Staging sponsored by Stems n' Stuff

8:00 am  Set up DOY competition (Stuyvesant)

8:00 - 8:15 am  DOY briefing (Lobby)

8:30 am  Miniature competition in place (Lobby)

8:30 - 11:30 am  DOY Competition (Stuyvesant) Sponsored by Curtis Flower Farm

9:00 am  Miniature judging

9:00 - 10:30 am  DOY program by Sarah Callahan (Burgh B) Sponsored by Cleveland Plant and Flower

11:00 - Noon  Professional Tips and Money Makers (Burgh B)

Noon - 1:30 pm  Lunch break on your own

1:30 - 3:00 pm  FTD program by Ann Jordan and Sponsored by Mayesh

3:30 - 5:00 pm  Red Trolley tours of Asheville (pick up in front of hotel, click the Red trolley to get your tickets)   

5:30 -6:00 pm  Corsage Bar open

6:00 - 7:00 pm  Past presidents function

Sat nite decorations Sponsored by Lihmil Wholesale

7:00 - 11:00 pm  Presidential Gala (Garden Terrace)

(Those running for a position on the board will be presented,

Awards: Florist of the Year, Wholesaler of the Year, Distinguished service, honorary life, recognition of past president and convention chair)

11:00 pm - Midnight  Cleanup

Sun. August 13th - North Carolina Arboretum

8:15 - 9:00 am  Set up for Treadaway, Teleflora program, luncheon

8:30 - 9:00 am  Registration desk open

8:30 am  Centerpieces in place on luncheon tables

9:00 - 11:00 am  Jim Treadaway Competition (Lobby)

9:00 - 10:30 am  Teleflora program by John Hosek, Sponsored by Lihmil Wholesale

10:00 am  Centerpiece judging

10:30 - 11:30 am  Registration desk open, Voting polls open, Enjoy gardens

Displays at the Arboretum to enjoy . . .

Spirit of Place - Artwork by Painter and Paper-maker Elizabeth Ellison

Winged Wonders: The World of Butterflies

"A Year in the Life of a Mountain Bog" by Michael Oppenheim

11:15 am  Treadaway Judging

11:30 am - 12:45 pm  Business Luncheon/ Memorial service

1:00 -2:30 pm  “Life of a Mountain Bog” floral art showcase

    (Stage presentation for the Dogwood Cup Competition) Sponsored by Hardin's Wholesale

2:30 - 3:00 pm  Dogwood Cup Judging

3:00 - 4:00 pm  Awards presentations  

  • Dogwood Cup
  • Treadaway Cup
  • Centerpiece Competition

Closing Remarks and announcement for theme and location of 2018 Convention

4:00 - 5:00 pm  Cleanup

Mon. August 14th - Doubletree Hilton Biltmore Village

Group Biltmore House Outing
We'll Depart from the Hotel

convention committees

  • Convention Chair - Lona McKinney
  • Design Chair - Bill McPhail
  • Photography - Damien Russell
  • Judging - Lynn Wilkinson, Michael Corsi O'Conner
  • Publicity - Jeff Freeman
  • Silent Auction - Brandi Dennison, Amber, Venetia Gentzler
  • Dignitary Flowers - Mary Matherly
  • Procurement - Danny Hinton, Tammy Yow-Russell
  • Corsage Bar - Jennifer Childers & Staff
  • Memorial Service - Jeff Freeman
  • Elections - Jill Wood, Carol Mills, Edward Coggins
  • Tabulations - Jill Wood, Gary Corsi O'Conner, Pat Murray
  • Lobby Decorations - Brian Hyde, Jeff Freeman
  • Ticket Collection - Don & Hilda Holmes
  • Headdress Competition - Janet Blackard
  • Friday Night Master of Ceremonies - Clark Goodin
  • Design Room - Carol Dowd, Tina Compton
  • Stage Manager - Doug Odom
  • Donations - Susi Gordon
  • Ctrpiece Competition - Cindy Tole
  • Miniature Competition - Derek Wood
  • Jim Treadaway Competition - Jim Tysinger
  • Dogwood Cup Competition - Nelson Simpson
  • Mask Competition - Tina Compton
  • Body Flower Competition - Lindsay Lamp
  • Designer of the Year Competition - Janet Blackard & Scott Jackson
  • Memorial Flowers - Sellars Florist
  • Designer of the Year Liason - Vacant
  • 50/50 RAFFLES - Courtney Freeman
  • Sunday Luncheon Setup - Jennifer Childers & Staff
  • Audit - Carol Mills
  • TAPS - Danny Hinson
Facebook
Twitter
Google+

Our Many Thanks Go To
Our Gracious Sponsors Below

Simple Share Buttons
Macbook Pro
* Intel Core i7 (3.8GHz, 6MB cache)
* Retina Display (2880 x 1880 px)
* NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M (Iris)
* 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0
* Thunderbolt 2 (up to 20Gb/s)
* Faster All-Flash Storage (X1)
* Long Lasting Battery (9 hours)
NC Treadaway Cup 2017
The first 14 entries on or before August 4, 2017 will be accepted for this competition. Contestants must be full-time employees of a voting member shop for at least six months immediately prior to the contest not limited to one voting member shop. Full-time is defined as twenty cumulative working hours per week in a voting member shop. Entrants will interpret a given piece of art with a fresh and/or dried material floral design within a four foot square area for display. The art piece to be interpreted will be made known to all entrants in advance, and each entrant will be responsible for all materials needed for the display including props, tables, etc. The entries will be on display to the public. Entries will be judged on interpretation, scale, color harmony, and design mechanics. The winner will be announced at the convention on Sunday, August 13th, 2017.
A $1,000 Scholarship will be awarded to the winning designer for advance study in Floral Design.
NC State Dogwood Cup
The Dogwood Cup competition will have a new twist this year! The competition will be presented as an on-stage program where designers will be interpreting the idea of "Life of a Mountain Bog", an art exhibit that will be on display at the Arboretum. Each contestant will be given a table space to work on. Designs will be done on a 32"x30" removable board, as they will be left on display the entire next week at the Arboretum and also featured on our new website. All designs must fit on the provided board or will be disqualified. Each participating designer will be provided with the same flowers. The competition will be limited to the first 10 entries, so get your entry now.
The Winner's Award as yet to be determined by the Board.
Designer of the Year Competition
The number of contestants may not exceed 24. Entries will be determined by the order in which their entry was received by the contest Chairman. Contestant must be a full-time employee of a wholesale florist or voting member shop for at least six months immediately prior to the contest. Employment at a voting member's who is not limited to the same shop within said six months, but a total of six months employment in a member shop or shops prior to the contest is required. The member shop(s) must also be in good standing for six months prior to convention. "Full-time" is defined as twenty cumulative working hours per week in a voting member retail shop or shops or wholesale florist. Contestants may not use any materials or supplies other than what is provided by the committee. Only fresh and/or natural flowers and/or foliage is allowed.
The NC Designer of the Year will receive a check for two hundred fifty dollars ($250)
MASK Competition
Any person registered for the convention may enter. Must be in good taste. Contest Chairman and President will decide. All supplies and materials will be provided by the entrant. Fresh, dried, and/or permanent flowers may be used.

Only one mask per person, or should a group do coordinating masks, for example; Three little pigs, the group has to let the committee know so entry can be judged as one unit.

May be worn by the designer or a model. Three qualified impartial judges will be selected by the judging committee. First and second place winners will be determined.
Monetary Awards will be determined by the Board, subject to sponsorship.
CENTERPIECE Competition
Any member of the NCSFA registered for the convention may enter. Centerpiece size must be functional and not interfere with place settings, condiments, etc. Must adhere to the theme of the convention for that year. No artificial flowers allowed. Only fresh, dried or natural materials/flowers may be used. Three qualified impartial judges will be selected by the judging committee. The wholesale price of the entry must not exceed $100 including fresh flowers, props, dried and natural materials. Entrant must submit an itemized list of materials and cost to Committee Chairperson.
Prizes will be awarded for 1st and 2nd place which will be procured by the TAP committee.
HEADDRESS Competition
Any member of the NCSFA registered for the convention may enter. Centerpiece size must be functional and not interfere with place settings, condiments, etc. Must adhere to the theme of the convention for that year. No artificial flowers allowed. Only fresh, dried or natural materials/flowers may be used. Three qualified impartial judges will be selected by the judging committee. The wholesale price of the entry must not exceed $100 including fresh flowers, props, dried and natural materials. Entrant must submit an itemized list of materials and cost to Committee Chairperson.
Monetary prize awards will be determined by the Board,
subject to sponsorship.
Body Flowers Competition
Any member of the NCSFA registered for the convention may enter. Must be in good taste. Contest Chairman and President will decide. May consist of fresh flowers, dried and/or natural materials, and/or permanent botanicals. No back or neck braces will be allowed; may pin into hair or onto hat form. Two walk-throughs are allowed. Arrangements must be worn by one person without assistance. Body flowers may be worn by male or female. Prizes will be given for first and second place with a minimum of 5 entries. Four entries or less, only one winner.
TAP Committee will procure the Prizes.
Miniatures Competition
Any member of the NCSFA registered for the convention may enter. Design must fit within a five inch (5") square. The design of the miniature entry must be consistent with the convention theme or theme provided by the Miniature Committee. Design may be fresh, dried, silk, or any combination. Each person may enter one design. Entrants may enter succeeding years, even if a winner in previous years. Awards for Winner, 1st and 2nd Runners up will be given. Three qualified impartial judges will be selected by the judging committee.
Chairman brings trophies engraved to Awards Function
Don't Miss Out On
OUR FIRST LIVE CHAT
Will You Be Attending?