After two days of exciting and entertaining competition in what is now being touted to be one of the best floral design championships in recent time, Hungarian floral designer Tamas Endre Mezoffy was declared new European Champion of floral design.
Tamas beat a field of 23 top designers to emerge winner after the two day event held in Italy's port city of Genova on 8th and 9th April. He was announced winner by Florint President, Mark Ward during a colorful award presentation gala event on the evening of 10th February.
The competition was divided into six rounds spanning the two days. On the first day, designers were given three tasks: Car decoration task “PARATA FLOREALE DI SANREMO”, floral arrangement for a picnic “PASTA, PESTO, E FIORI”, and the last task of the day which was a wedding design called “MATRIMONIO IN VESPA”.
Day two tasks included “PIANTE E FASHION DI UN DESIGNER ITALIANO”, “AMORE E LUSSURIA” (LOVE & LUST), and “PRIMAVERA A SORPRESA” (Spring Surprise).
The jury awarded Tamas an impressive 451.96 points, while the runner up, Roman Steinhauer of Russia gannered 437.42 points. Finland masterflorist Pirjo Koppi came in third with 432.76 points. Detailed Point per assigment for all competitors are in the bottom of this article.