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 a non-profit organisation and its primarily function is to standardise judging at floristry competitions throughout the UK and Ireland and to maintain excellence in judging floristry competitions


Each Judge must complete a yearly continuous professional development (CPD) to remain a Guild member. This includes attending demonstrations, workshops, art exhibitions, national and international competitions and the Judges Study Day and AGM over a continuous 3 year period.

UK Floristry Judges Guild study day


Every 2 years the UK floristry judges will be on the look out for new judges. 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 college 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 trianing you can email


We 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 taken a rigorous their own 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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