D. Judgement and Jury
D.1. Regulations of the jury
This competition is ruled by the jury-regulations, laid down by the European Federation of Professional Florist Groups, „Fédération Européenne des Unions Professionelles de Fleuristes“ (FLORINT).
D.2. Composition of the Jury
The Jury will be composed of members from the following countries: Greece (Chairman of the Jury), Russia, Taiwan.
The Members of the Jury all are professional florists of outstanding level having the attitudes, competences and experience for judging on the international level. They have trained in the use of the European judging system by doing the European Judges course. They are able to take into consideration the different cultural backgrounds and working styles of North, Mid, South and East-Europe, as well those of the Anglo-Saxon countries.
D.3. President of the Jury
The president of the jury is Marios Vallianos (GR). The president of the jury will give instructions to the Jury before the beginning of the judgement and, if necessary, arrange a trial judgement. The president is in charge of the judgement work and is responsible for a correct course. The president of the jury is responsible for the counting and totalling of the numbers, puts the results on a list and signs this list with respect to the announcement of the results. The president does not take part in the actual judging.
The Jury judges according to the international 100-Points-System, established by FLORINT.
With 5 jury members the highest possible score per piece of work to be achieved is 500 Points (100 %). Every member of the jury can give a maximum of 100 points.
Distribution of points
- originality, uniqueness / creativity
- interpretation of the given subject / task / theme
- the choice of material / design with chosen materials
- corresponding with the available time / finishing
- proportion / dominance of used colours
- expression of idea in colours
- Colour-composition (contrasts, harmony, value of colours, etc.)
- placement of colours
- General impression (shape, form, proportions, visual balance)
- Choice, dominance and use of materials (form, texture, structure, contrasts, rhythm, movement, volume, lines, directions)
- Material respect
- Suitability of technique used
- Stability of the work
- Physical balance
- Possibility to have water (if applicable)
- Technical difficulty / level
*these “weighting factors” will be decided by the jury prior to the competition and shall be made known to the competitors as soon as available.
D.5. Procedure of the judging
There will be open judging at the competition.
Judging will take place on site of the tasks.
The pieces of work will be judged independently and autonomously by the judges (conversation between the judges afterwards is allowed, alterations never forced, the aim is justification). The aspect of technique will be judged by all judges together. The judgement will be put on a list with the numbers of the candidates; for every piece of work a separate list. These lists will be made available by the organization. As soon as a judge has finished his judging, he will count the numbers, sign the list and hand it to the president.
D.6. Offense of the regulations
In their judgement the judges will not take into account whether the regulations as to size etc. have been obeyed. Whether a piece of work does answer to these regulations or not will be established and noted by the Technical Committee. The Technical Committee decides whether this leads to deduction of points or even disqualification. That means that the TC establishes to what extend the offence has influenced the final result. This factor is expressed as a percentage. This percentage will be deducted from the score given by the judges. The president of the Technical Committee will report about the findings and conclusions of the TC to the president of the Jury after the judgement has been finished.
E. Technical Committee and supervisors
E.1. Interpretation of the regulations
These regulations have been approved by the Technical Committee. The Technical Committee decides about interpretation of these regulations, whenever dissimilarity of view might occur. The Technical Committee can take any measures necessary to ensure that these regulations are observed.
E.2. Supervising during the competition
The supervisory panel consists of five professionals, all selected by the organizers. Their task is to ensure that the regulations will be properly observed and, if necessary, to settle any doubts expressed by the competitors regarding the organisational aspects. Doubts or disagreements with respect to the rules shall be reported to the Technical Committee. Any violation of the regulations shall be reported to the Technical Committee immediately.
Only the TC president is allowed to communicate (about f.i. penalty points, making comments) with the President of the jury. Only on request of the TC president, can other TC members communicate with the jury-president. Any communication between the jury members and TC/OC/Supervisors is strictly forbidden during times the judging takes place.
E.3. Offense of the regulations
The Technical Committee decides in case of violation or offence of the regulations. The Technical Committee can penalize individual works which do not answer to sizes, methods or other prescriptions laid down in these regulations and also if candidates do not answer to permissible times allowed by the regulations. It will also check that the technical regulations of the competition, the utilization of the work place and the competitor’s exhibition-space are observed. In case of gross offence of the regulations competitors can be disqualified and excluded from the contest.
E.4. Penalty points
For some offences fixed penalties are set:
- Participant do not answer to permissible time: 5 %
- If participant keeps working after TC warning: 20 %
- Extra assistant apart from 1 official assistant: 10 %
- If extra assistant keeps working after TC warning: 20 %
- Communication between participant and any other person during competition time (except TC and supervisors) 5 %
- If participant keeps communicating after TC warning: 20 %
- Work does not answer to size limitation: 2 — 20 %
- Participant uses non permissible materials, tools: 2 — 20 %
- Participant uses non permissible methods: 2 — 20 %
- Participant uses electrical item(s) in finished work: 10 %
- Delivery of materials before indicated time: 5 %
- If the piece doesn’t refer to the following criteria:
The final piece must not be more than one third pre-constructed;
at least two-thirds of the piece must be added during the competition period
(whether this is additional twigs/base or flower material). 2 — 20 %
- If the piece doesn’t refer to the following criteria:
Parts of the work (like supports) prepared by the competitor
before the contest(!!!) may never visually dominate in the final
version of the contest work. 2 — 20 %
E.5. Questions about the regulations
After the receipt of these regulations possible questions can be forwarded in writing by e-mail to the organizing committee at the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All questions will be gathered there and then put forward to the Technical Committee. The answers that have been given will be reported in writing to all competitors (at their e-mail) simultaneously in two information rounds.
The first information round:
— deadline for questions 01. Oct 2015.
— deadline for answers 10. Oct 2015.
The second information round:
— deadline for questions 20. Oct 2015.
— deadline for answers 30. Oct 2015.
E.6. Preliminary meeting
The Technical Committee and the organization shall bring together the competitors and assistants prior to the start of the competition in order to give answers to all remaining questions. The TC will check and make sure that the candidates are able to carry out their work comfortably and correctly.
E.7. Dispute about the decisions
The decisions of the Technical Committee and the JURY are final.
Complaints or protests cannot be filed.