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GROWERS: Enter the Outstanding Varieties Competition

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Uploaded on Jun 5, 2018

Seeing 5,000-plus stems of the best flowers and plants on the market is a special experience for those who wander through the Outstanding Varieties exhibit at the Society of American Florists’ Annual Convention. For the growers who enter the competition, the contest is about more than a ribbon — it’s also marketing gold.

Judges evaluate the entries and award a Best in Show as well as Best in Class for the 13 categories: Cut Rose, Cut Garden Rose, Cut Spray Rose, Cut Dianthus, Cut Chrysanthemum, Cut Bulb Flower, Cut Alstroemeria, Cut Gerbera, Other Cut Flower, Decorative (Cut) Foliage, Potted Flowering Plant, Potted Foliage Plant, and Bedding Plant. Dozens more receive Blue and Red Ribbons; and convention participants vote on People's Choice.

SAF provides additional platforms for the winners, putting the Best in Show winner on the cover of Floral Management magazine and giving editorial coverage to Best in Show and Best in Class winners.

Growers: Sign up by Aug. 17, 2018 to exhibit in the Outstanding Varieties Competition at SAF Palm Springs 2018. Get details and the entry form at safnow.org/ov.

Can’t make it to convention? Ship your Outstanding Varieties to convention, and a floral professional will process and set up your entries!

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