Alexandra Farm's 3rd Garden Rose Design Contest has been held and the winners have been selected. Entries were received between May 1st and June 28th on their website.
This year the GRDC was held with only one category: 'Beautiful designs with Garden Roses!' Bridal Bouquets, Vase arrangements, large installation were all accepted. "This year we had over 100 entries and the quality of entries was superb", says Jose Azout, owner of this boutique rose farm that is located in Bogotá, Colombia.
This year, rather than having a panel of judges as they've done in previous years, the winners were selected by a public online vote.
Also new to the 2020 contest, worldwide entries were all rated together. "In previous years we had several different contests for different places around the world."
The one in first place will get an all expense paid trip for two to Alexandra Farms in Bogotá, Colombia. The prize for the second place is 500 stems of garden roses and the third place is 250 stems of garden roses.
They have counted the over 2,800 online votes and they have the winners.
And the winners are:
1. Designer: Nicole Braghin, Plan Design Events (@plandesignevents); Garden rose varieties: Juliet (Ausjameson) and Keira (Ausboxer); Photographer: Freire Photography (@freirephoto)
2. Designer: Katherine Taylor, Jubilee Flowers (@jubilee_flowers); Garden rose varieties: Juliet, Darcey, Romantic Antike, Precious Moments and Princess Charlene of Monaco; Photographer: Lacey McLaughlin (@laceymclaughlinphoto)
3. Designer: Charlie Groppetti (no social media); Garden rose variety: Romantic Antike; Photographer: Brandy Howard (no social media)