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Floristry

From a small bouquet to a wedding centerpiece, creating a fragrant and beautiful floral display transforms an idea into reality.

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Why is this skill important?

Floristry requires both creative and business skills including, materials aesthetics, selection and sustainability, and client communication and relationship building. 

Flowers and other botanical materials are delicate, easily damaged or spoilt, often scarce, and have a limited storage life. As such the florist must be respectful of the nature as well as beauty of the raw materials with which they work, and apply extensive knowledge of effective sourcing, purchasing and storage of all botanical materials.

Whether it is a small bouquet or a themed installation for a large event, the florist must be innovative, market and client-savvy, creative, business like, cost conscious, and practical. Respect for the uniqueness, beauty and sustainability of materials will be uppermost in the mind of an expert florist as they bring to life something that we recognize as “simply beautiful!”

Could this skill be for you?

If you like:

  • Craftsmanship
  • Being creative

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The Challenge

Important elements of the challenge include:

  • Competitors will need to interpret a given brief and select the appropriate botanical materials for the planned design.

  • It is important that any botanical materials are conditioned and prepared properly before use.

  • Competitors should also demonstrate the ability to work with interior furniture, stands, displays, vases, containers and accessories.

  • Judges are looking for composition, colour, technique and flair in the finished creations.


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Competitors

Results

Medal Result Competitor Country/region
Gold 750 Shenhan Pan China
Silver 725 GUNHO LEE Korea
Silver 724 Nolwenn PITTET France
Medallion for Excellence 721 Daniel Takacs Hungary
Medallion for Excellence 720 PO-HAN WU Chinese Taipei
Medallion for Excellence 715 Esther Weijenberg Netherlands
Medallion for Excellence 710 Pramot Karum Thailand
Medallion for Excellence 709 Maximilian Martin Germany
Medallion for Excellence 708 Verena Vieider South Tyrol, Italy
Medallion for Excellence 701 I Wa Un Macao, China
699 Olivia Jerneholt Sweden
697 Anastasiia Lasachenko Russia
693 Jennifer Meyer Austria
683 fachrizar hardi kurnia Indonesia
679 Nicole Fernanda DeSouza Brazil
659 Nicole Keeber New Zealand
642 Eissa Al Marzooqi United Arab Emirates
632 Marta BUSTO Spain
629 Mana Doujima Japan
620 Aidana Umbetova Kazakhstan

How to compete

To reach the level of skills required to compete in a WorldSkills Competition takes several years of training and dedication. But the best time to start is now.

Find out more about how to take part in a WorldSkills Competition.