304 Floristry

Varavastaava Anne Friman ja lajivastaava Anne Halminen.
Deputy coordinator Anne Friman and coordinator Anne Halminen.

The competition tasks in floristry are based on the vocational qualification in Horticulture, the study programme Floristry and Horticultural Business and especially on the objectives of the modules Serving Customers and Shop Work in Floristry, and Horticultural Business and Making Flower Arrangements. The required skill level is in line with the curriculum grade Excellent (K3).

Skill requirements

A successful competitor must know how to select flower bouquet materials according to design and colour principles and the customer’s wishes. The competitor must be able to maintain and treat the material appropriately and display materials and arrangements in a way that promotes sales.

The competitor must be able to make bouquets to be sold in a flower shop independently and quickly, and promote working methods that are in line with sustainable development and maintain well-being at work. The competitor must know how to price, present and sell products. The competitor must be able to produce information materials needed in customer service, both by hand and by using information technology, to maintain and pack flower arrangements, and keep the workstation clean. The competitor must understand the significance of team work and social interaction and act in a customer-oriented way.

Finals competition and schedule

Monday 14 May 2018

Accreditation from 10 am to 4 pm

The opportunity to familiarize yourself with the competition venue, and assignment of workstations by draw from 3 to 4 pm.

Tuesday 15 May 2018

10.00 am – 11.00 am       Assignment for Tuesday. Information for competitors and supporters
11.00 am – 1.00 pm        Tasks 1 and 2, working with materials (2h), presentation
1.00 pm – 2.00 pm          Lunch break
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm          Task 3 (2h)
4.00 pm – 4.20 pm          Break
4.20 pm – 6.20 pm          Tasks 1 and 2 continue, flower handling and presentation (2h)

The flower sales stand and products for sale may be visited during the days

Task 1
Conditioning of materials, material care and display maintenance, 15 p

  1. Condition all plant material at your unit. The material is used for presentation purposes. You may use the containers at your unit.
  2. Take care the plant material and how it is displayed until the end of the second competition day. There are specific times for plant care, but it can also be done during the competition tasks when needed. Some of the competition work will remain at or be returned to the competition unit after assessment, and this must be put on display. Plant care also includes caring for the competition work returned to the workstation.

If you want to leave the material in cold storage overnight, remember to see to this yourself after each competition day. Make sure to attach name tags to the vases!

The assessment of Task 1 ends on Wednesday. The task files are left at the workstations.

Assessment Subjective/ objective Max. points
Consistency and speed of working

Material handling skills

Tool handling skills

Respect for materials

Maintenance tasks

Ergonomics

Waste reduction

Knowledge of plant biology

Absorption surfaces and ensuring liquid retention

Following instructions

Waste separation

Water level in vases

Water temperature

Time management

Workstation tidiness and organization

S

S

S

S

S

O

O

O

O

O

O

O

O

O

O

1.00

1,00

1,00

1.00

1.50

1.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

1,00

1,00

0.50

1.00

1.00

1.00

 

Task 2
Display, 10 p.

Prepare the plant material reserved for you (all of it) for display at your workstation. Compose the display in such a way that it promotes sales and takes into account the salesperson’s work. Note that you must maintain all materials during the competition. You can use all materials on the equipment table.

The display is assessed after the end of work on Wednesday at 3.45 pm.

Task 2 assessment and emphasis:

Assessment Subjective/ objective Max. points
Consistency and speed of working

Appropriateness of technical solutions

Mastery of colours

Mastery of composition

Modernity of the idea

Display quality and finish

Work safety

Ease of maintenance of display

Display functionality in a sales situation

Display durability

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

O

O

O

1.00

0.50

1.50

1.50

1.00

1.00

1,00

1,00

1.00

0.50

Task 3
Bouquet, 16 p.

Make a bouquet that you have designed in advance to be handed to Master Florist Pirjo Koppi. Pirjo’s CV is attached here. The recipient of the bouquet will place it in a vase. The bouquet should be done using the spiral method or parallel stem placement. The bouquet should last for 3 days.

Bouquet definition: The bouquet must have one dominating tie and it must be capable of being lifted from the vase and returned to it. Structures are possible. Place the bouquet in the vase in water; the vase is not assessed.

Assessment Subjective/ objective Max. points
Conformity to theme

Tool skills

Material selection

Material use

Mastery of colours

Mastery of composition

Modernity of the idea

Absorption surfaces and ensuring liquid retention

Mastering plant knowledge

Durability

Technical balance

Steam cleanliness

Mastering the arrangement method

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

O

O

O

O

O

O

1,00

0.50

2,00

1.00

2,00

1.50

2,00

1.00

1.00

1.00

0.50

0.50

1,00

Wednesday 16 May 2018

8.00 am – 8.15 am           Assignment for Wednesday and assigning the surprise task
8.15 am – 9.00 am           Task 1, material care and display maintenance (45 min)
9.00 am – 10.30 am         Task 4, surprise task (1.5h)
10.30 am – 10.45 am       Break
10.45 am – 12.15 pm       Task 5, arrangement (1.5h), flower arrangement and work entity
12.15 pm – 1.00 pm         Lunch break
1.00 pm – 2.30 pm           Task 6, potted plant (1.5 h)
2.30 pm – 2.45 pm           Break
2.45 pm – 3.45 pm          Task 1, material care and display maintenance (1h)

The tasks are performed in numerical order. Additionally, Task 1 is performed when needed. Task 1 continues with material care and display maintenance until the end of the day. Always attend to your materials when you have the opportunity.

Task 4
Surprise task, 15 p.

Task 4 assessment and emphasis:

Assessment Subjective/ objective Max. points
Expression of the theme

Use of and respect for materials

Appropriateness of chosen technique

Material selection

Mastery of colour

Mastery of composition

Expression of the idea

Product quality and finishing

Durability

Technical balance

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

O

O

1.00

2.00

1.50

1.50

1.50

1.50

2.00

1.00

2.00

1.00

(The organizer reserves the right to make changes.)

 

Task 5
Floral design, a flower arrangement for a table with seats, 15 p.

The customer orders a table arrangement for a garden table with seats. The customer would like the arrangement to be summery and suitable for a garden party. The customer also orders the potted plant in Task 6 for the same event. The customer would like these two flower arrangements together to form an arrangement entity.

Use the floral foam technique as a dominating technique, and the container provided. Durability requirement: 3 days.

Note that the same customer also orders the flowers in Task 6.

Task 5 assessment and emphasis:

Assessment Subjective/ objective Max. points
Consideration of order

Consideration of purpose

Use of and respect for materials

Material selection

Mastery of colours

Mastery of composition

Idea originality

Mastering the arrangement method

Foam technique durability

Foam height appropriateness

Keeping the foam in the dish

Stem cleanliness

Water level in dish

Ergonomics

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

O

O

O

O

O

O

1.00

2.00

1.50

1.50

1.50

1.50

1.00

1,00

1.50

0.50

0.50

0.50

0.50

0.50

 

Task 6
Preparing a potted summer plant, 15 p.

Produce a potted summer flower product for a garden party in the pot provided by the customer. The durability requirement for the potted plant is three months. You may use the materials on the equipment table and the potted plant options.

Task 6 assessment and emphasis:

Assessment Subjective/      Max. points     objective
Work consistency

Material selection

Mastery of colours

Mastery of composition

Consideration of theme and audience in the idea

Watering the potted plant

Planting depth

Technique durability

Workstation tidiness

Fulfilment of order

Technique appropriateness

Ergonomics

S

S

S

S

S

O

O

O

O

O

O

O

1.50

2.00

2.00

2.00

1.00

1,00

1.00

2,00

1.00

0.50

0.50

0.50

Thursday 18 May 2017

8.00 am – 8.50 am      Assignment for Thursday: Surprise task
9.00 am – 11.00 am    Task 8, Surprise task (2 h)
11.00 am                     Lunch break and time to see other skills
from 3 pm                   Feedback and presentation diplomas at the competition venue
from 4 pm                  Closing ceremony in Hall D

Task 7
Surprise task 14 p.

Task 7 assessment and emphasis:

Assessment

Expression of the theme

Use of and respect for materials

Appropriateness of chosen technique

Material selection

Mastery of colour

Mastery of composition

Expression of the idea

Product quality and finishing

Durability

Technical balance

Subjective/ objective

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

O

O

Max. points

1.00

2.00

1.50

1.50

1.50

1.50

2.00

1.00

1.00

1.00