BFA Industry Awards 2024 criteria for entry - British Florist Association

BFA Industry Awards 2024 criteria for entry

Tips for entering

  • Complete all the questions requested under each category. Those not listed do not require specific information to be sent.
  • Take time to understand the process fully
  • Within your submission if you are required to upload images, make sure these are clear, in the right orientation, relevant to your entry and you use all images available to you up to the maximum number.
  • Ensure that you are familiar with the word count limits as you write in the online document.
  • Read the questions and focus your answers professionally.
  • Make your submission early and don’t leave it to the last minute
  • Keep your entry simple and to the point but be passionate and interesting
  • Finally check your entry before submitting

The BFA use an external platform which will allows us to collect nominations and entries in a more professional manner. This is intended to make the process easier for all.

Institute of Professional Florist Student of the Year

This category is open to all students who are currently studying a recognised qualification in floristry at a college/university or in a work-based apprenticeship. This category can only be nominated by a tutor. The nomination will require a short questionnaire to be completed by the tutor before shortlisted. In order for votes to be accepted for the IPF Student of the Year 2024, the following information is required from the Tutor by 5pm 31st May 2024

  1. Students Name (must have IPF Membership)
  2. An up to date photograph of the student and permission to use this photograph at the Awards Evening or BFA website.
  3. Tutor to complete the submission and application by 5pm 31st May 2024

ALL INFORMATION MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH THE AWARDS PLATFORM. DO NOT SEND VIA EMAIL.

Floristry Tutor of the Year

This is open to all floristry tutors (full or part time) who teach a formal qualification in floristry with accreditation recognised by industry. The workplace or the Tutor must be BFA or IPF Member. In order for your votes to be accepted for the Floristry Tutor of the Year 2024, the following information is required from you by 5pm 22nd July 2024

  1. Confirmation of which formal qualification and level / levels you have tutored in the academic year of 2023/2024.
  2. An up to date photograph of yourself and permission to use this photograph at the Awards Evening or BFA website.
  3. The workplace or the Tutor must be BFA or IPF Members.
  4. Complete the submission and application by 5pm 22nd July 2024

ALL INFORMATION MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH THE AWARDS PLATFORM. DO NOT SEND VIA EMAIL.

Training Provider of the Year

This is open to all training providers who deliver City & Guilds/ Apprenticeship or University qualifications recognised by the Industry. This can be done in purpose built premises ( i.e. College) or through work based learning (i.e Apprenticeship) All Training Providers must be a member of the BFA. In order for your votes to be accepted for the Training Provider of the Year 2024, the following information is required from you by 5pm 22nd July 2024

  1. Confirmation of which formal qualification and level / levels the provider has taught in the academic year of 2023/2024.
  2. An up to date photograph of your team (with or without students) and permission to use this photograph at the Awards Evening or BFA website

ALL INFORMATION MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH THE AWARDS PLATFORM. DO NOT SEND VIA EMAIL.

Grower of the Year

This category is open to both cut flower and/or plant growers supplying the Florist Industry. Growers can be based in the UK or abroad. The BFA may request further information from the grower if necessary. In order for your votes to be accepted for the Grower of the Year 2024, the following information is required from you by 5pm 22nd July 2024

  1. Complete the submission and application by 5pm 22nd July 2024.
  2. An up to date photograph of your team / premises / products or logo/social media handles and permission to use this photograph at the Awards Evening.

ALL INFORMATION MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH THE AWARDS PLATFORM. DO NOT SEND VIA EMAIL.

Floristry Service Provider of the year

This category is open to any business providing a service to the Industry, excluding fresh floral products and sundry suppliers. In order for your votes to be accepted for the Floristry Service Provider of the Year 2024, the following information is required from you by 5pm 22nd July 2024

  1. Complete the submission and application by 5pm 22nd July 2024.
  2. An up to date photograph of your team / premises / products or logo/social media handles and permission to use this photograph at the Awards Evening.

ALL INFORMATION MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH THE AWARDS PLATFORM. DO NOT SEND VIA EMAIL.

Sundries Supplier of the Year

This category is open to all trade sundry suppliers to the industry who have local and/or national coverage. In order for your votes to be accepted for the Sundries Supplier of the year 2024, the following information is required from you by 5pm 22nd July 2024

  1. Complete the submission and application by 5pm 22nd July 2024.
  2. An up to date photograph of your team / premises / products or logo/social media handles and permission to use this photograph at the Awards Evening.

ALL INFORMATION MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH THE AWARDS PLATFORM. DO NOT SEND VIA EMAIL.

Flower Supplier of the Year

This category is open to trade flower suppliers to the industry, who do not have a UK base cash & carry premises. In order for your votes to be accepted for the Flower Supplier of the Year 2024, the following information is required from you by 5pm 22nd July 2024

  1. Complete the submission and application by 5pm 22nd July 2024.
  2. An up to date photograph of your team / premises / products or logo/social media handles and permission to use this photograph at the Awards Evening.

ALL INFORMATION MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH THE AWARDS PLATFORM. DO NOT SEND VIA EMAIL.

Local Flower Wholesaler of the Year

This category is open to all independent or individual franchise wholesalers with a UK base supplying florists from a cash & carry premises. In order for your votes to be accepted for the Local Flower Wholesaler of the Year 2024 the following information is required from you by 5pm 22nd July 2024

  1. Complete the submission and application by midday 5pm 22nd July 2024.
  2. An up to date photograph of your team / premises / products or logo and permission to use this photograph at the Awards Evening.

ALL INFORMATION MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH THE AWARDS PLATFORM. DO NOT SEND VIA EMAIL.

Wedding/Event Florist of the Year

This category is for wedding/event florists that offer exceptional customer service, use the highest quality flowers and exceptional skilled florists.
The following information is required from you by 5pm 22nd July 2024

  1. Complete the submission and application by 5pm 22nd July 2024
  2. Confirmation of your BFA and/or IPF Membership Number.
  3. Confirmation of contact details to be found on your website.
  4. Confirmation the current business BFA Logo and backlink to the BFA website is found on the home page of your website.
  5. Up to date pictorial evidence of your weddings/events, staff (if applicable) and designs with permission to use these photographs at the Awards Evening or BFA website. You must also provide your Logo.

ALL INFORMATION MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH THE AWARDS PLATFORM. DO NOT SEND VIA EMAIL.

Retail Florist of the Year

This category is for Retail florists that offer exceptional customer service, use the highest quality flowers and exceptional skilled florists. These businesses must be operational 5 days per week and offer delivery services. This category can be entered by shop or studio florists.
The following information is required from you by 5pm 22nd July 2024

  1. Complete the submission and application by 5pm 22nd July 2024
  2. Confirmation of your BFA and/or IPF Membership Number.
  3. Two photographs of your premises, one exterior, one interior
  4. A team or individual photograph (wearing uniform, if applicable)
  5. Photograph of a delivery vehicle
  6. Three photographs, examples of your floristry any designs.
  7. Copy of your Business Card
  8. Website address and online shop
  9. Pictorial evidence of the BFA Logo being used
  10. Confirmation the current business BFA Logo and backlink to the BFA website is found on the home page of your website.

ALL INFORMATION MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH THE AWARDS PLATFORM. DO NOT SEND VIA EMAIL.

Awards Criteria 2024

Please note all finalists must be represented at the Awards Evening, held on Saturday 28th September 2024 at

East Midlands Conference Centre,

Beeston Lane,

Nottingham,

NG7 2RG

Supporting Images

Images must be original and in jpeg format as they will be used on the large screens at the award ceremony if successful. These images will become the property of the British Florist Association for the purpose of the Industry Awards and any/all of these images may be used during the event and on any media that the BFA should choose. By sending this information you are agreeing to allow the images to be used at any time by the BFA.

These images may be used during the presentation should you be lucky enough to be a winner.

Please check all submitted details are accurate. It is your responsibility that information sent is correct. Once your entry is received, you will hear from us in due course, should you become a finalist.

THE JUDGES

The Industry Award panel are a team of individuals who are experienced in floristry businesses from across the industry, providing a comprehensive representation of the BFA membership.

CHANGES TO ENTRY CRITERIA

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