DESIGN CONTEST


“Just Make It Pretty”


2020

The AIFD Foundation invites floral designers and floral enthusiasts
to enter the “Just Make It Pretty” Design Contest
 

Born and raised in a small town in Mississippi, Matt Wood AIFD was inspired by the lush natural scenery and rich graceful heritage of America’s Southern states. He was particularly moved by the seasons of the year which mark not only the glorious changes in the physical world, but moments in our lives as well. He was honored with the prestigious Design Influence Award from the American Institute of Floral Designers which recognized Matt’s exceptional talents, incredible sense of color and texture, as well as his immense creativity. As a floral artist, he expressed his designs in fresh, dried, permanent botanicals and combinations of these varied mediums. Matt inspired and influenced numerous leading floral companies to include Winward International and the Knud Nielsen Company.  With these incredible gifts, his design philosophy was simple, “Just Make It Pretty!”
 

“Years ago when I was developing my own style, I asked a designer whom I highly respected his advice. That designer was Joe Smith AIFD. He joyfully shared ‘just make it pretty.’ Simply stated, those few words define my work .” —Matt Wood
 


In the spirit of Matt’s philosophy and to endow the Matt Wood AIFD Fund,
the AIFD Foundation offers floral designers and floral enthusiasts to show us what “just make it pretty” means to you!


Guidelines

• Read the Contest Official Rules before proceeding.
• Entry constitutes full and unconditional agreement to the Official Rules.
• The Theme of the contest is “Just Make It Pretty”.
• Contest is open to all floral designers and floral enthusiasts.
• Contestant must be 18 or over as of the date of entry.
• Entry Period begins on September 1, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
• Entry Period ends on September 30, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
• To enter, submit one photograph of a single design via email at mattwoodjustmakeitpretty@gmail.com
• Make a minimum donation of $25 to the Matt Wood AIFD Fund. A minimum donation is required to enter.
• Donate online at aifdfoundation.org or see below to donate at the time of submission.
• One entry per contestant.
• The entry must be a sole effort.
• The single floral design illustrates what “pretty” means to the contestant in a floral design.
• The single floral design may reflect any season.
• The single floral design may be no larger than 36” height, 36” length and 36” width.
• Contestant may use fresh, dried, permanent botanicals and combinations of these varied mediums.
• The photograph may not be of an interior, wedding or event space, or a visual display.
• No name, watermark or identifying information shall be permitted on the image.

Prizes

First Place Winner will receive the following prizes:
• $500 (US) Cash Prize made possible by Winward International
• $500 (US) Product Voucher made possible by Winward International to use towards available Winward product
• $500 (US) Product Voucher made possible by Knud Nielsen to use towards available Knud Nielsen product
• 300 Alexandra Farms Garden Roses of your choice pending availability
• “The Seasonal Home” a 180 page floral design book authored by Matt Wood AIFD
Second Place Winner will receive the following prizes:
• $350 (US) Cash Prize made possible by Winward International
• $300 (US) Product Voucher made possible by Winward International to use towards available Winward product
• $300 (US) Product Voucher made possible by Knud Nielsen to use towards available Knud Nielsen product
• 200 Alexandra Farms Garden Roses of your choice pending availability
• “The Seasonal Home” a 180 page floral design book authored by Matt Wood AIFD
Third Place Winner will receive the following prizes:
• $150 (US) Cash Prize made possible by Winward International
• $200 (US) Product Voucher made possible by Winward International to use towards available Winward product
• $200 (US) Product Voucher made possible by Knud Nielsen to use towards available Knud Nielsen product
• 100 Alexandra Farms Garden Roses of your choice pending availability
• “The Seasonal Home” a 180 page floral design book authored by Matt Wood AIFD

Sponsors

The AIFD Foundation expresses appreciation to these companies for making these prizes possible:
 

Official Rules

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