Floral Art finalists bloom via Zoom

n Robert Smyth, Randalstown YFC, won the 25-30 year old category.

The YFCU’s Floral Art Final, which normally takes place at Balmoral Show, was held this year via the online platform Zoom.

Earlier on in the year over 400 competitors took part in the floral art heats, so making it through to the finals is a remarkable achievement.

n Rebecca McCracken, Newtownards YFC, won the 16-18 year old class. :

The format for the competition was similar to the regular competition as members where given one hour to complete their display. The display was then blind judged by two national judges.

The theme for this year’s final was ‘90 Glorious Years’ to mark the association’s anniversary.

Members showcased their artistic abilities through creating everything from champagne flutes to YFCU memory boxes.

Floral Art results

12/14: 1st Rebecca George, Collone; 2nd Anna Taylor, Coleraine; 3rd Lucy Hawkes, Seskinore.

14/16: 1st Leanne Nicholl, Randalstown; 2nd Lucy Rodgers, Spa; 3rd Amy McCollum, Coleraine.

16/18: 1st Rebecca McCracken, Newtownards; 2nd Emma Mills, Randalstown; 3rd Abigail Forbes, Cappagh.

18/21: 1st George Donaghy, Clanbogan; 2nd Caroline Barr, Garvagh; 3rd Gillian Gourley, Ballywalter.

21/25: 1st Ellen Woods, A&M; 2nd Caroleena Smyth, Dungiven; 3rd Jessica Reid, Glarryford.

n Rebecca George, Collone YFC, won the 12-14 year old class. :

25/30: 1st Robert Smyth, Randalstown; 2nd Hannah Robinson, Newtownards; 3rd Gillian Henderson, Kesh.


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