Floral Art Pics & Results from Balmoral Show 09

26 October 2009

The finals of the YFCU Floral Art Competition, sponsored by Fort Dodge Animal Health, took place at the Balmoral Show. Competitors put together a display to depict the theme of “reflections”.

Floral Art Pics & Results from Balmoral Show 09

The finals of the YFCU Floral Art Competition, sponsored by Fort Dodge Animal Health, took place at the Balmoral Show.  Competitors put together a display to depict the theme of “reflections”. 

Under the watchful eye of judge Alan Beatty, competitors showed no lack of creativity as they delicately placed flowers, clipped leaves and tied ribbons to their beautiful arrangements.  
 

The theme “reflections” was certainly apt as the association is currently celebrating its 80th anniversary this year and the floral displays all showed imaginative interpretations of the theme. 

Over100 competitors had taken part in the floral art heats and to get to the final was a magnificent achievement and an opportunity for contestants to showcase their artistic ability at a premiere venue.  Alan Beatty was the judge for the day, and following a tough assessment he congratulated all of the competitors on their designs and remarked on the extremely high standard of arrangements that were on display.  

Raymond Irvine from Fort Dodge Animal Health was present for the duration of the competition and remarked;  

“The talent and creativity shown by the YFCU finalists is very impressive.  We have been present at each stage of this competition and the consistency shown throughout has been remarkable”.    

YFCU President Thoburn McCaughey was on hand to present the awards to the winners.  Chloe Ewing, Seskinore YFC clinched first place in the 12 to 16 years category.  Julie Simpson, Lisnaurrican YFC came in a close second, with Jessica Reid, Glarryford YFC taking third place.

In the 16 to 25 years category, Laura Furey, Killinchy YFC came first, Melissa Millar, Lisnaurrican YFC came second, while Rachel Gibson, Trillick & District YFC came third.
 

The floral arrangements were then exhibited at the Garden Lawn for the duration of the show.  YFCU would like to take this opportunity to thank Fort Dodge Animal Health for their sponsorship and support of this popular event.


Pictured above receiving their prizes for the junior section of the YFCU Floral Art competition are Jessica Reid (front l) 3rd place, Chloe Ewing, 1st place and Julie Simpson, 2nd place.  Congratulating the girls are Raymond Irvine from sponsor Fort Dodge and YFCU President Thoburn McCaughey. 

 

 

Putting the finishing touches to her winning display is Laura Furey from Killinchy YFC who took the top place in the senior section of the competition. 

 

 

 

YFCU Floral Art finalists working on their entries for the competition.  The theme for the final was “reflections”.