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Design Inspiration Challenge: Round 3


FSN is PROUD to bring you the NEXT Design Inspiration Challenge! Florists everywhere are buzzing about this new Challenge, we hope to see designs from each and every one!


And now…
The WINNER of the Design Inspiration Challenge Round 2: Luna Moth

Again, this was a very tough decision! Our design team studied and critiqued each of the finalists until we finally decided on a winner. This contest is all about inspiring the designer, and we felt Forget Me Not Florist‘s entry did the best job of interpreting the design. The design team scored this arrangement at 55 out of 60 points. The bright greens and vivid oranges really reflect the colors and energy from the original work of art. Forget Me Not Florist wins a beautiful award certificate, great FSN tote bag and is now a finalist for our grand prize! Congratulations!

We Would Also Like To Recognize:
2nd Place – MaryJane’s Flowers & Gifts (53/60 points)
3rd Place – Beautiful Blooms
(48/60 points)
View all entries here…

We think everyone did a FANTASTIC job on their arrangements. It was so close, and a very tough decision!
FSN would like to thank everyone who was a part of this first contest!



Again we picked an inspiration completely unlike anything we’ve done so far! These lovely contortionists create an incredible composition that is an inspiration to any artist! The red and blue is an interesting feature too, hot and cold, water and fire — what can you come up with?!

Study this photo carefully and use your imagination to interpret it into a floral design. This inspiration is a great exercise for your composition, balance and symmetry. We hope these challenges are helping you to learn to see design in your every day lives.

This contest is over, view entries here.


Entering is EASY! Simply:

  • Go to our Facebook Page
  • Post a photo of your design on our wall or email it to mandy@flowershopnetwork.com
  • Be sure to include the name of your shop. (If your shop has a Facebook Page, link it by typing @ and your shop’s name)
  • Please specify it as being an entry to the contest. “My entry for the design contest.”
  • Include a brief description of your design and how it was inspired by that week’s challenge (Optional)


(This has changed a bit since the last contest)
You have one week to create and enter your challenge arrangement. Then, there will be two types of voting — think Idol. Round 1 is open public voting on our website for your top 5 finalists! Then those finalists move on to Round 2 where our FSN Design Team will judge them based on creativity, style and how well their design interprets that week’s inspiration.

How the judging works: Our design team will score each finalist on 3 categories: style, creativity, interpretation. Each category is worth 20 points for a total of 60 points. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at mandy@flowershopnetwork.com


  • Contest Begins (Friday)
  • One week to design (Friday-Thursday)
  • One week to vote (Friday-Thursday)
  • Winner Announced/New Challenge Begins (Friday)

Each winner will receive a great FSN tote bag and awards certificate, plus a special feature on our blog with their arrangement and a link to their shop’s website! They will also be promoted on our Twitter and Facebook for one week. After 6 challenge winners (August) we will have a Tournament of Inspiration and our top winning designers will compete for a grand prize! (More on this later)

You are allowed to enter the weekly contests more than once, but only entered as a Grand Prize Finalist once.

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