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London and Overseas Area of NAFAS Preserved plant material Competition – Class 1

Class One “PRESERVED PANACHE” (A floral craft exhibit) A Picture/Plaque

Feedback from Valerie Best our NAFAS Accredited National Judge
I thoroughly enjoyed judging this class. Some delightful work and inspired designs. An outstanding class of a very high standard with original and extremely innovative work. The use of texture and colour was exceptionally good. Some photography, especially placement and lighting, did not show all exhibits to their best advantage.

Very Highly Commended: Alka Gupta (Pushpabitan Friendship Society, India)  &  Lily More (Pushpabitan Friendship Society, India)
Highly Commended: Judith Tearle ((Ealing Flower Club)  &  Preeti Sarda (Pushpabitan Friendship Society, India)
Commended: Tania M Darmanin (Individual Member, Malta)  &  Anita Kedia (Pushpabitan Friendship Society, India)

London and Overseas Area of NAFAS Preserved plant material Competition – Class 2

Class Two “PLANT PROFUSION” (A floral craft exhibit) A Pressed Flower Picture

Feedback from Valerie Best our NAFAS Accredited National Judge
I thoroughly enjoyed judging these two classes. Some delightful work and inspired designs. A good class of exhibits with mainly traditional features. Pressed flowers can be difficult to use and so space, form and texture needs careful choice and consideration of plant materials. Some exhibits were overfull with pressed flowers of similar texture, shape and size. Additionally, some frames were a little visually heavy. Greater use of contrast would have improved many of the entries. As in Class 1, photography did not do full justice to many of the exhibits. Placement, position and lighting need some experimentation.

Very Highly Commended: Divya Bhagat (Pushpabitan Friendship Society, India)
Highly Commended: Norma Leslie (Orpington Floral Art Society)  &  Tania M Darmanin (Individual Member, Malta)
Commended: Mita Kanoria (Individual Member, Malta)

Area Photographic Competition photos

92 entries from 17 entrants – Winners in each class were:

Designs from the Tasmanian Floral Art Society