THE finals of the YFCU
2021-2022 floral art compet-ition, sponsored by Platinum sponsor PowerNI, took place at Balmoral Show.
‘Break Through’ was the theme for this year’s final, focusing on moving forward and encouraging a sense of hope, particularly relevant in current times.
Under the watchful eye of judge Karen Frew, competitors showed off their creativity and flair as they delicately placed flowers, foliage and other accessories to craft stunning arrangements within the one-hour time limit.
Over 450 competitors had taken part in the Floral Art heats, and it was a remarkable achievement for the 25 finalists to showcase their artistic ability at the premiere agricultural event.
YFCU President Peter Alexander was on hand to announce the placings and present the awards to the winners.
12-14 age category – 1st Anna Taylor, Coleraine YFC, 2nd Sarah Russel, Spa YFC and 3rd Dylan Hunter, Kesh YFC
14-16 age category – 1st Anna Taylor, Coleraine YFC, 2nd Sarah Russel, Spa YFC and 3rd Rebecca George, Coleraine YFC.
16-18 age category – 1st Ivanna Strawbridge, Coleraine YFC, 2nd Harriett Lovatt, Donaghadee YFC and 3rd Molly-Jo McCullough, Lisnamurrican YFC.
18-21 age category – 1st Alexis Kidd, Lisnamurrican YFC, 2nd Cara Millar, Coleraine YFC and 3rd Jordan Shanks, Newtownards YFC.
21-25 age category – 1st Allison Thompson, Randalstown YFC, 2nd Rachel McCracken, Ballywalter YFC and 3rd Lauren Millar, Curragh YFC.
25-30 age category – 1st Lucy Benton, Ahoghill YFC, 2nd Rosalyn Magee, Spa YFC and 3rd William McMaster, Curragh YFC.
The floral arrangements were then exhibited at the Healthy Horticultural area for the duration of the show.
The association would like to thank Karen Frew for judging the competition and PowerNI for sponsoring the YFCU Floral Art competition.
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