Floral art heat results 2015

A member of Trillick and District YFC showing off her make up themed floral display under this year's theme 'Past times and Hobbies'  cont
A member of Trillick and District YFC showing off her make up themed floral display under this year's theme 'Past times and Hobbies' cont

The heats of the YFCU’s annual floral art competition recently took place in venues throughout Northern Ireland with members being tasked to produce a creative floral arrangement to depict the theme ‘Past Times and Hobbies’.

Supported by Tesco, at each heat competitors were given just one hour to complete their floral decoration.

A floral Art display from Rathfriland YFC themed around 'cookery' under this year's theme 'Past times and Hobbies'.

A floral Art display from Rathfriland YFC themed around 'cookery' under this year's theme 'Past times and Hobbies'.

Artificial, fresh or dried material could be used in the decoration and all arrangements had to be constructed on the evening.

The arrangements were marked out of 100 in the following categories: choice of materials (30); presentation (30) and finally technical skills displayed (40).

The judges congratulated everyone on their imaginative and interesting interpretations of the theme.

They had a difficult task marking the entries, allowing just the top member in each age group of each area to go through to the final, which will be held at the Balmoral Show in May 2015.

A member of Lisnamurrican YFC showing off her floral display under the theme 'Past Times and Hobbies' at the floral art heats.

A member of Lisnamurrican YFC showing off her floral display under the theme 'Past Times and Hobbies' at the floral art heats.

The association would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the judges for giving up their time to come along and judge the entries and also to all the venues for the use of their facilities.

Results of members who have made it through to the final at Balmoral:

Co Down and Armagh

Ballynahinch Community Centre

12-14 Years: Emily Harris, Killinchy YFC

14-16 Years: Gillian Gourley, Ballywalter YFC

16 -18 Years: Katie Lemon, Ballywalter YFC

 18-21 Years: Emma Boyd, Annaclone & Magherally YFC

21-25 Years: Heather Martin, Newtownards YFC

25-30 Years: Joy Ballance, Moneyrea YFC

Co Antrim

Magherafelt High School

12-14 years: Christina McConnell, Holestone YFC

 14-16 Years: Suzanne Reid, Glarryford YFC

16-18 Years: Claire Adams, Lisnamurrican YFC

18-21 Years: Julie Young, Finvoy YFC

 21-25 Years: Ruth Steele, Straid YFC

 25-30 Years: Sarah Thompson, Randalstown YFC

 Co Londonderry

Magherafelt High School

12-14 Years: Cara Miller, Coleraine YFC

14-16 Years: Sarah Cunningham, Coleraine YFC

 16-18 Years: Thomas Gordon, Kilrea YFC

18-21 Years: Ruth Adams, Coleraine YFC

21-25 Years: Joanne Smyth, Coleraine YFC

 25-30 Years: Stuart Mills, Moneymore YFC

Co Tyrone and Fermanagh

Fivemiletown College

 12-14 years: Craig Keatley, Derg Valley YFC

14-16 Years: Craig Humes, Kesh YFC

 16-18 Years: Peter Graham,Trillick YFC

18-21 Years: Kerry Rea, Cappagh YFC

 21-25 Years: Holly Vance, Trillick YFC

25-30 Years: Beverley Henderson, Kesh YFC