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

6oth Diamond Floral Art Show London
NAFAS DESIGNER OF THE YEAR COMPETITION
Colleen Hamill NIGFAS EXHIBITS





National Photography Competition Results 2019

Congratulations and thank you to all competitors who entered the 2019 Photography Competition.

A huge well done to Ann Belcher, South West Area who achieved Best Overall Image achieving a 1st in Class 3 ‘Faceted’ and being awarded The South Midlands Trophy



3aClass-3---1st-&-OVERALL-WINNER---Ann-Belcher-manipulated-



Floral Art & Design Show – Competition Results

Congratulations to Eleanor Griffiths, Cheshire Area who won Best Individual Exhibit in Class 6, ‘Time to Shine’

https://www.nafas.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Results-Leaflet-BDC-2019-final.pdf

National Show

NIGFAS AGM Saturday 20th October 2019

These are the full list of Results
Special Awards winners

Peggy Thomas Trophy for Best use of Garden plant material Alan Beatty Mid Ulster and Armagh flower clubs

Mary Duncan Trophy 2nd Prize in Belminster Competition Alan Beatty Mid Ulster and Armagh flower clubs

Helen Ross Trophy Judges Choice Linda Nelson Green Island flower club

Flower Arranger Voucher for Best use of Texture James Burnside Mid Ulster flower club

Flower Arranger Trophy for Highest Increase in Sales of a flower club
Londonderry and District floral art Society


Title "Words, Words, Words"
Judge Christine Picton NAFAS National Judge

These are the full list of Results
Class 1 Open. UBER, UBER

1st Place Kathleen Barrett Limerick Club
2nd Place Alan Beatty Mid Ulster and Armagh Flower Club's
3rd Place Cherie Nummy Lower Bann club
VHC Barbara Megarry and Hilda Mc Clements Comber Club
HC Sandra Abbott and Mindy Carruthers Belfast flower club and Lower Bann club
Belminster Trophy was awarded to Kathleen Barrett
Mary Duncan Trophy was awarded to Alan Beatty


Class 2 Open. ARABESQUE
1st Place Sandra Abbott Belfast and Ballymecash Club
2nd Place Rosemary Adair Ballymecash Club
3rd Place Marian MC Gee Armagh Club
HC Carmel Burns Letterkenny Club

Vera Patterson Trophy was awarded to Sandra Abbott

Class 3 VIGNETTE Miniature exhibit
1st Place James Burnside Mid Ulster flower club
2nd Place Colleen Hamill Ballymena flower club
3rd Place Carmel Burns Letterkenny flower club
VHC Sandra Abbott Belfast and Ballymecash flower clubs
HC Cherie Nummy Lower Bann flower club
C Liz Manning Londonderry and District floral art Society
Olive Gibson Rose Bowl was awarded to James Burnside Mid Ulster flower club

Class 4 Intermediate "Entanglement "
1st Place Linda Nelson Green Island flower club
2nd Place Suzanne Martin Hollywood flower club
3rd Place Julie Carlisle Ballymena flower club
VHC Elbha Walmsley Belfast flower club
C Diane MC Clean Mid Ulster flower club
The Hamilton Garden World Trophy was awarded to Linda Nelson Green Island flower club

Class 5 Novice "Simplicity"
1st place Jemma Boyd Green Island flower club
2nd Place Sharon Wilson Green Island flower club
3rd Reggie Alcorn Omagh Flower Club
VHC Sally Mc Alpine Dungannon flower club
HC Arlene Honery Armagh flower club
C Liz Mc Allister Lower Bann flower club
Nancy Carson Trophy was awarded to Jemma Boyd Green Island flower club

Class 6 Novice" Mystique" Petite exhibit
1st Place Patricia Neely Belfast flower club
2nd Betty Johnston Londonderry and District floral art Society
3rd Sally Mc Alpine Lurgan flower club
VHC June Faulkner Londonderry and District floral art Society
HC Claire Armstrong Belfast flower club
C Liz Mc Allister Lower Bann flower club
Monetary prize was awarded to Patricia Neely Belfast flower club































NIGFAS SCHEDULE REGULATIONS REVISED EDITION 2018

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

http://www.nafas.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Photography-Competition-2019a.pdf

NEW DIRECTIVE FROM NAFAS PHOTOGRAPHY
Following a New Directive From NAFAS PHOTOGRAPHY

Please Click the Link Below
https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2F150670191974238%2Fposts%2F765594017148516

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.
We would ask members NOT TO PHOTOGRAPH COMMENT CARDS, MAKE JUDGEMENTS and post on SOCIAL MEDIA.

NIGFAS Area Chairman
Liz Manning



CLARIFICATION
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




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