National Flower Competitions to Bloom in Amelia IslandAlmost 400 of the nation’s top retail and wholesale florists, floral designers and flower growers will be in Amelia Island in September for the 131st Annual Convention of the Society of American Florists. SAF invites the public to two of the convention’s most exciting events.

Outstanding Flower Varieties Competition
See 5,000 beautiful flowers in one room and experience the magnicent sight and fragrance of nearly 5,000 beautiful fowers.

Dozens of flower growers from across the country and around the world are exhibiting more than 200 types of their best roses, gerberas, lilies, alstroemeria, carnations, chrysanthemums, anthuriums, hydrangeas, bulb owers, potted owering plants and decorative foliage.

Expert judges crown one Best in Show, rank 13 Best in Class, and present Blue and Red Ribbons to dozens more. Vote for your favorite to win the People’s Choice honor.

Sylvia Cup Floral Design Competition
Watch top floral designers in action. Imagine this: 120 minutes, top floral designers, a A mystery assignment… and only one will win the grand prize.

Marking its 48th anniversary, the Sylvia Cup is the floral industry’s longest running, live national design competition.

Watch as top floral designers are given two hours, the same flowers and supplies, and a surprise task. Among the contestants: winners of state and regional oral industry design contests, designers of the year and members of the prestigious American Institute of Floral Designers.

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
4750 Amelia Island Parkway
Amelia Island, Florida 32034

The public is invited during the following times:
Outstanding Flower Varieties Competition
Thursday, Sept. 10
Friday, Sept. 11
9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Talbot Ballroom A-C

Sylvia Cup Floral Design Competition
Saturday, Sept. 12
9 – 11 a.m.
Talbot Ballroom F-H

Admission is free to the Outstanding Flower Varieties Competition and the Sylvia Cup Floral Design Competition.

The Society of American Florists presents both competitions during its 131st annual convention. SAF is the national trade association representing the U.S. oral industry and the leading provider of trends, research and education. Visit for more.

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