NIGFAS Day 2nd March 2019

Open Class Echoes Of The Past

1st - Jackie Catherwood Comber

2nd - Frances Anderson Londonderry 

3rd - Mary Pearson Comber

VHC - Betty Johnston Londonderry 

HC - Deirdre Vaugh Daly Omaha


Open Class 2 Precious Gems 

1st - Jackie Catherwood 

2nd - Betty Johnston 

3rd - Cherie Nummy Lower Bann

VHC - Elizabeth Manning Londonderry 

HC - Eunice Cuddy Cookstown and Dungannon, Rosemary Swann Holywood 


Open Class 3 Beginnings 

1st -Jackie Catherwood 

2nd- Joan Moore Lower Bann

3rd - Cherie Nummy

VHC - Diana McClean Mid Ulster

HC - Eunice Cuddy


Novice All that Glitters

1st - Hazel Speer Omagh

2nd - Elizabeth Manning

3rd - Jemma Boyd Greenisland 

VHC - Deirdre Vaugh Daly

HC - Frances Anderson 

Special Award Winners Photography Competition

Jackie Catherwood,Comber Club, Erika Murray Frame for Best in Show

Eunice Cuddy,Cookstown and Dungannon Club, Hilary Mathews Trophy for Best Interpretation of Title

Deidre Vaugh Daly, Omagh Club, Sofia Vase Trophy Judges Choice

NIGFAS Floral Competition Winners

NIGFAS Day 2nd March 2019

Open Competition
Title "Echoes of The Past"
Doreen Adams Trophy

1st Ann Johnston Omagh Club
2nd Rosemary Adair Ballymacash Club
3rd Phylis Boyd Greenisland Club
VHC: Hilda Mc Clements Comber Club
HC: Marian Mc Gee Armagh Club
C : Ann Traynor Armagh Club
C: Cherie Nummy Lower Bann Club

Open Competition
Title " Furturescape "
Betty Berney Trophy

1st Susan Mc Gratin Lurgan Club
2nd Liz Manning Londonderry Club
3rd Hilda Mc Clements Comber Club
C : Ann Traynor Armagh Club

Title "Precious Gems "
Kathleen Hamilton Trophy

1st Joan Moore Lower Bann
2nd Julie Carlisle Ballymena Club

Club Novice
Title " Beginnings "
Marie Adams Trophy

1st Thomas Mc Caw Comber Club
2nd Arlene Honery Armagh Club
3rd Gemma Boyd Greenisland Club
C : Geraldine Mc Girr Omagh Club

Open Novice
Title " All That Glitters "
Kay Grubb Trophy

1st Linda Nelson Greenisland Club
2nd Sharon Wilson Greenisland Club
3rd Sally Alpine Lurgan Club
C : June Faulkner Londonderry Club
Reggie Alcorn Omagh Club

Confined Class
Title "Reflections "
Sandra Carson JDS&E Trophy

1st Alan Beatty Armagh Club
2nd Johann Henderson Holywood Club
3rd James Burnside Mid Ulster

Special Award Winners Floral Competitions NIGFAS Day 2nd March 2019

Judges Choice: Marjorie Walker Trophy

Rosemary Adair Ballymacash Club

Best Individual Exhibit : Margaret Dalzell Trophy 

Ann Johnson Omagh Club

Best Novice Interpretation : charlotte Wright Trophy

Linda Nelson Greenisland Club

Best Use Of Colour : Rhonda Dunlop Plate

Alan Beatty Armagh Club

NAFAS Designer of The Year Competition Held in The Dunsilly Hotel 6th April 2019

And The Winner Is Colleen Hamill

Colleen will represent NIGFAS at The 60th Diamond NAFAS Celebrations in London 8th - 10th August 2019

Colleen is pictured here with Delyth Price Judge, Karen Frew Competitions Officer and NIGFAS Chairman Liz Manning

Chelsea Flower Show 2019
Congratulations from Everyone at NIGFAS TO 
Elaine Taylor who was awarded Silver Gilt at The RHS Chelsea flower Show 2nd session
Barbara Megarry and Hilda Mc Clements who were awarded Silver at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2nd session
Christopher White Belfast Club / AOIFA who was awarded Silver at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2nd session

Elaine Taylor Silver Gilt Award

Barbara Megarry and Hilda Mc Clements Silver Award

Christopher White Silver Award

Chelsea Flower Show 
First Session Floral Awards
Click the link below to download all photographs


Revised 2018 – please note amendments

All classes will be judged in accordance with the NAFAS Competitions Manual ( 3rd Edition 2015)

All exhibits to be assembled at the show unless otherwise stated

All exhibits must be the unaided work of the named competitor/s

All exhibits will be staged on tabling approximately 72cms. from the floor unless otherwise stated

All stated measurements are approximate

All staging will be painted/covered DOVE GREY unless otherwise stated

Nothing may be attached to any background provided

Competitors may use their own background unless otherwise stated

All exhibits must be staged within the allocated space

The use of aerosol sprays within the competition venue is prohibited

A competitor is permitted only one entry per class

At the end of staging time competitors must leave the hall immediately, when requested to do so

Comment cards and Competitor Name Cards must not be removed or tampered with before the Show closes

The decision of the Judge/s is final

Any complaint by a competitor must be handed to the Competition Secretary IN WRITING  before the end of staging

Disclaimer.   Neither NIGFAS nor the owners of the property can accept any liability whatsoever for loss or damage sustained by any competitor.  All exhibits and property are at the Competitor's own risk

A  competitor who has won TWO  1st prizes in  NIGFAS Novice classes is  ineligible to enter the Novice section

A competitor who has won THREE 1st prizes in NIGFAS Intermediate classes is  ineligible to enter the Intermediate section

A competitor who has won ONE  1st prize in a NIGFAS  Intermediate class is ineligible to enter the Novice class  

A competitor who has won ONE 1st prize in a NIGFAS Open class is ineligible to enter either Novice or Intermediate classes

  • Photographs are not to be published on social media etc., until after the competition event has ended and only with the permission of the competitor.

The Link Below is the National Photography Competition Schedule 2019
Diamond Edition
Competition Rules, Schedule and Entry Form

Following a New Directive From NAFAS PHOTOGRAPHY

Please Click the Link Below

As an Area, we in NIGFAS would support the statement from NAFAS with regards comment cards.
Our Media Officer does not, and will not photograph comment cards and post on Social Media.

NIGFAS Area Chairman
Liz Manning

for NIGFAS Members and AOIFA Members Regarding Entering Competitions

This Post is in regards to the AOIFA National Competitions advertised on the NIGFAS Facebook Page and NIGFAS Website Page.

For a NIGFAS Member to Enter into the AOIFA National Competitions you must be an Independent AOIFA Member.
To do this you will have to go on to the AOIFA Website page and contact the AOIFA Secretary. She will then tell you how the process works and the cost involved.

For AOIFA Members that wish to enter NIGFAS Competitions you must also be a member of a NIGFAS Club or become an Independent member of NIGFAS by contacting the NIGFAS Secretary. The information can be found on the NIGFAS Website and he will let you know how the process works and the cost involved.

With Regards the AOIFA Flower Festival we have had confirmation from the AOIFA Secretary that they would more than welcome any club who would wish to Exhibit at the Flower Festival and the Pro Forma Form is already on both the NIGFAS Facebook and Website pages

The Association of Irish Floral Artists
National Competition 2019
12th April - 13th April
the dismantling Date is 13th April 
Not As stated on the programme below