UK Floristry Judges Guild - British Florist Association

UK Floristry Judges Guild

Affiliated to the British Florist Association the Guild was established in 2009. The UK Floristry Judges Guild is an organisation of professionally trained floristry judges and its primary function is to standardise judging at floristry competitions throughout the UK, maintaining excellence in floristry skills and competition work.


Each Judge must complete yearly continuous professional development activities (CPD) to remain a Guild member. This includes attending demonstrations, workshops, art exhibitions, national and international competitions and the Judges Study Day and AGM. Every 3 years each judge must have gained enough CPD points to remain a member, proving that they are up to date and an active member of the community.

UK Floristry Judges Guild study day


Judges training is a rigorous programme of training over 18 months to 2 years, including attendance at study weekends, principles of design, rules on competitions and the process, shadow judging at competitions around the UK and a final examination.

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As well as training new judges they will also run courses for budding competitors. The training will be a one day course, held at different colleges and locations throughout the country. It is a full day course hoping to demystify what competitions are all about, explaining how to interpret the schedule, where to get your inspiration from and how the designs are judged. For more information on training you can email


The UKFJG can offer the following  professional services should you wish to hold a floristry competition.

  • General advice
  • Schedule writing/including working with sponsors/products 
  • Organising stewards for competitions.
  • Supply professional accredited floristry judges
  • Use internationally recognised  marking schemes
  • Organsie competitor  Q and A prior  to a competition and publish them on the Guilds website
  • Provide competitor feedback from the judges after the competition

Who are the Judges

The JUDGES of the UK Floristry Judges Guild have all undertaken the two year training programme and passed an examination to judge. This included the history of floral design, an in depth knowledge of the Elements and Principles of floral design, plus botanical knowledge and nomenclature, and a working knowledge of how to conduct a competition event.

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