The heats of the YFCU’s annual floral art competition sponsored by Tesco recently took place in venues throughout Northern Ireland with members being tasked to produce a creative floral arrangement to depict the theme ‘Rich Pickings’.
At each heat competitors were given just one hour to complete their floral decoration.
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 Balmoral Show.
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 2017:
Co Down and Armagh (held at Ballynahinch Community Centre)
12- 14 years: Erin Warden - Newtownards YFC
14-16 years: Georgina Annett - Rathfriland YFC
16 -18 years: Katie Lemon - Ballywalter YFC
18-21 years: Ellen Woods - Annaclone & Magherally YFC
21-25 years: Janet Broome - Spa YFC
25-30 years: Alison Rea - Donaghadee YFC
Co Antrim (held at Magherafelt High School)
12-14 years: Emma Mills, Randalstown YFC
14-16 years: Rachel McConnell, Straid YFC
16-18 years: Claire Adams, Lisnamurrican YFC
18-21 years: Rachel Barr, Kells & Connor YFC
21-25 years: Jack Johnston, Randalstown YFC
25-30 years: Gillian Hunter, Straid YFC
Co Londonderry (held at Magherafelt High School)
12-14 years: Lois McFetridge, Garvagh YFC
14-16 years: Rachel Boyce, Garvagh YFC
16-18 years: Maxine Smyth, Coleraine YFC
18-21 years: Roseanna Hunter, Moneyrea YFC
21-25 years: Judith Linton, Garvagh YFC
25-30 years: Joanne Bolton, Curragh YFC
Co Tyrone/Co Fermanagh (held at Fivemiletown High School)
12-14 years: James Johnston, Kesh YFC
14-16 years: Matthew Kerr, Seskinore YFC
16- 18 years: Rebecca Ewing, Seskinore YFC
18-21 years: Zara Hawkes, Cappagh YFC
21-25 years: Victoria Calvert, Castlecaulfield YFC
25-30 years: Gillian Henderson, Kesh YFC.