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April, 14 2019

Bloom Battle '19 Floral Glory

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Bloom Battle '19 was a competition of contrasts. Of the 16 competitors, we had nine battle-tested veterans and seven up-starts. The winning designers reflected the varying experience of the field.

Jen Majewski, a four-time competitor, swept the popular vote winning both the Instagram Famous prize and the People's Choice award.

Jen is the true people's champion.

Jeffrey Gill, was not only a first time contestant, but his First Prize winning entry was his first ever large floral arrangement!

Jeffrey exhibited a wonderful negative capability in his arrangement.

Rounding out the victors:

2nd Place: Chis Vaeth, The Tom Brady of Bloom Battle, is a perennial winner. (He's never been accused of deflated balls.)

3rd Place: Rebecca Bainum another first-timer, brought it hard and crushed it. What's up.

Check out all of the fun in our flickr album.

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February, 26 2019

Bloom Battle is ON!

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We’re so excited to announce Bloom Battle: LoCoFlo’s fourth annual amateur floral design competition! If you’ve ever taken a class at Local Color Flowers or you love dabbling in design at home, this is the perfect opportunity to show off your skills and creativity.

How it Works!

Bloom Battle is a two day event:

  • April 5th 2019 - Design and Instagram Famous voting
  • April 6th 2019 - Public Display, Judging and Glory

How to Participate

  1. Be a contestant. Registration is required. Space is limited.
  2. Be an online fan: Enter your Likes among the three Instagram Famous finalists April 5 2019 from 10:30PM to April 6 2019 11:30AM.
  3. Be a fan in person: View all arrangements at our studio on April 6 2019 8:00AM - 12:00PM and vote for your favorite. Most votes wins People’s Choice prize. Stick around for the announcement of winners.

Prizes

  • Instagram Famous: LoCoFlo staff will select three centerpieces for online voting! Online voting is open between 10:30PM on April 5 2019 and 11:30AM on April 6 2019. Most likes wins. Prize: A LoCoFlo cap and $25 LoCoFlo gift card
  • People’s Choice: The centerpiece that receives the most votes by visitors to the studio (three votes per visitor) on Saturday morning 8:00AM-12:00PM wins! Prize: One of our favorite floral design books and a $50 LoCoFlo gift card
  • Judges Selections Celebrity judges will evaluate entries based on vessel choice, use of color, texture and composition.
  • All contestants take home their arrangements at the end of the event. (everyone wins!)

The Rules

  • All centerpieces must be created at Local Color Flowers’ Studio on Friday night, April 5 2019 between 7:00PM and 9:00PM.
  • All centerpieces must be created using the flowers/foliage/branches provided by Local Color Flowers. The use of other flowers gathered from outside the studio whether forged or bought is not permitted.
  • The use of floral foam or Oasis is prohibited.
  • No wagering.
  • Amateurs only! No professional or former professional designers permitted.
  • Only registered contestants will be permitted in the studio for Friday night’s design night.
  • Vase opening may not be larger than five inches in diameter. Contestants are encouraged to use their own vases, Vases are available for purchase. All vases must be approved for entry.
  • All challenges will be reviewed by video in New York.

The Celebrity Judges

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