Tesco supports YFCU Floral Art competition

Lesley Kirpatrick,Tesco, Antrim store community champion, discussing this year's YFCU Floral Art Theme 'Past times and Hobbies' with YFCU president, Roberta Simmons
Lesley Kirpatrick,Tesco, Antrim store community champion, discussing this year's YFCU Floral Art Theme 'Past times and Hobbies' with YFCU president, Roberta Simmons

Tesco has announced its continued support of the Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster (YFCU) Floral Art Competition as well as their continued sponsorship of the Soil Assessment Competition, Held at the NI Ploughing Championships and the Build It Competition.

YFCU president Roberta Simmons said: “We are delighted to have Tesco supporting us again in our upcoming Floral Art Competition, we always receive great support from Tesco and I know the Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster are looking forward to the upcoming competitions sponsored by Tesco. I would like to thank Caoimhe Mannion and Tesco for all their support towards the Association.”

The heats for the floral art competition will take place as follows and competitors must register for their respective heat before the competition officially starts at 7.00pm.

Co Down and Co Armagh: Monday 28th October, Ballynahinch Community Centre

Co Antrim and Co Londonderry: Tuesday 29th September, Magherafelt High School

Co Tyrone and Co Fermanagh: Thursday 1st October, Fivemiletown High School

At each heat competitors will be divided into age categories. They will then be given just one hour to complete a floral decoration depicting this year’s theme “Past times and Hobbies”.

Artificial, fresh or dried material can be used in the decoration and all arrangements must be constructed on the evening.

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

The top competitor in each age group of each area will go through to the final, which will be held at the Balmoral Show in May 2016.