12 international competitors started this year in the prestigious Wim Hazelaar Troffe at the IFTF in Vijfhuizen. After two days of hard work and seven challenging assignments all judged by a professional jury of florists, Dan Xavier - Danish floral designer – was announced the overall winner of the competition.
From left to right Ruud Hazelaar, the winner Dan Xavier, Jan de Koning (sponsor), Chris Martens, Oasis Floral Products, Thijs Harmens and Jonas Jensen
Dutchman Thijs Harmens came in 2nd and Jonas Jensen from Denmark came in 3rd.
Source: Text and photos above were shared with us by Jens Poulsen, chief editor at Blomster, Scandinavian magazine for the floral industry