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WAFA India 2020 – A Grand Floral Affair

Welcome to your very special insight into the World Association of Floral Artists (WAFA) World Flower Show for 2020, hosted by India in Jaipur 27 February to 1 March, entitled A Grand Floral Affair.

WAFA World Shows are held once every three years, hosted by a different country each time after a process of bidding and voting by members. As you can imagine it is an enormous undertaking with 30 members countries of WAFA attending, between 300 and 600 competitors as well as a full programme of demonstrations, workshops and interactive talks along with the obligatory gala dinner, opening ceremony, awards ceremony and general assembly.

Over the next little while I will be adding videos and images from the Show. I trust you will find them both inspirational and informative.

Class 1 – Broken Lines

This was an Impose for 2 person teams – all competitors received the same material at the start of the competition staging time. They were not aware of what material they had to use until their boxes were opened.

Width 75cm
Depth 75cm
Height optional
Staged on a base 1.9mm thick, width 75cm, depth 75cm
Viewed and judged all around

Class 2 – Hustle and Bustle was withdrawn from the Show Schedule to allow for extra Impose classes

Class 3 – The Maharajah’s Jewel

This was a craft mail-in class meaning there can be more gluing and dried material used than might otherwise be acceptable in a competition piece.

Width 45cm
Depth 45cm
Height 70cm
Staged on table 75cm from floor. A gold coloured turban with a circumference 68cm approx and varying height from 10-13cm, to be placed on a stand of height 45cm
Viewed and judged from three sides

Class 4 – Reels and Rolls

Diameter 90cm
Height optional
Staged on a plinth 30cm x 30cm with a circular top of 90cm diameter. Two movable wire mesh cylinders provided.
Cylinder 1 45cm x 20cm
Cylinder 2 55cm x 20cm (mesh square size 2.5cm)
Viewed and judged from all around

Class 5 – Magnificent Mughals was withdrawn from the Show Schedule to allow for extra Impose classes

Class 6 – Vertical Twist

Diameter 90cm
Height optional
Staged on 90cm diameter round base, 1.9cm thick
Viewed and judged from all around

Class 7 – Piece by Piece

A pave design
Width 75cm
Depth 50cm
Height overall 65cm
Staged on tabling 50cm from floor
Viewed and judged from the front and top

Class 8 – Rugged Splendour was withdrawn from the Show Schedule to allow for extra Impose classes

Class 9 – Pomp and Fest

Width 90cm
Depth 60cm
Height optional
Staged on a plinth width 60cm, depth 45cm height 75cm with a top of width 90cm, depth 60cm and 1.9cm thickness
Viewed and judged from the front

Class 10 – Music for the Senses

A pedestal exhibit
Width 90cm
Depth 90cm
Height 240cm
Staged on a base 1.9cm thick on the floor; a pedestal of height 90cm, width 30cm, depth 30cm to be placed anywhere on the base
Viewed and judged from the front

Class 11 – In Peaceful Contemplation

Width 60cm
Depth 45cm
Height optional
Staged on a table 90cm from floor
Judged and viewed all around

Class 12 – Expressions in Contrasts

A collage featuring fresh foliage incorporated in a frame
Width 75cm
Depth 18cm
Height 45cm
Staged on a wooden easel at 90cm from floor; design may come over the frame by 10cm
Viewed and judged from the front

Class 13 – Spatial Vista was withdrawn from the Show Schedule to allow for extra Impose classes

Class 14 – Savage Beauty

A design for a team of two people.

Width 90cm
Depth 60cm
Height overall 180cm
Staged on a wire mesh fixed to 4 iron rods height 180cm; each rod is fixed to a square iron base 25cm; mesh size is 2.5cm
Viewed and judged from front and back.

Class 15 – Let’s Spin

This was an Impose – all competitors received the same material at the start of the competition staging time. They were not aware of what material they had to use until their boxes were opened.

Width 90cm
Depth 50cm
Height overall 165cm
Staged on a table 75cm from floor
Viewed and judged from the front

Class 16 – Bird Song

A miniature design.
Width 10cm
Depth 10cm
Height 15cm
Staged on a table 120cm from floor
Viewed and judged from front

Unfortunately the crowd was always too large for me to get photos. I will see if someone else can supply them for us.

Class 17 – Weaving Spells

Junior Craft Mail in Class (10-15 years)
Width 30cm
Depth10cm
Height 45cm
Staged on two hooks on a wall. Completed design should have 2 rings attached to the top at a distance of 7cm from the two ends to be attached to the two hooks on the wall (180cm from floor).
Viewed and judged from front

Class 18 – Treasures of the East

Junior Craft Mail in Class (15-18 years)
Width 30cm
Depth 15cm
Height 30cm
Staged on a table 120cm from floor, self standing box to be placed 15cm from edge of table
Viewed and judged from front.

Class 19 – Delicate Springtime

A Petite design
Width 45cm
Depth 45cm
Height 45cm
Staged on a table 120cm from floor, a square niche 45cm with an open top, having an arch on the front side. Arch size width 30cm, height 30cm at centre.
Viewed and judged from the front.

Class 20 – Suspended Sensation

Width 60cm
Depth 60cm
Height from floor 180cm
Staged on a base 1.9cm thick on the floor with a hook provided in the centre of a rod between the two sides.
Viewed and judged from the front

Class 21 – Soft Comes The Moon was withdrawn from the Show Schedule to allow for extra Impose classes

Class 22 – Rich Tapestry

Craft mail in class
Width 30cm
Depth 5cm
Height 45cm
Staged from a hook on a wall 140cm from the floor
Viewed and judged from the front

Class 23A – Uprooted, Tossed and Turned

This was an Impose – all competitors received the same material at the start of the competition staging time. They were not aware of what material they had to use until their boxes were opened.

Width 90cm
Depth 75cm
Height overall 180cm
Staged on a table 75cm from the floor
Viewed from two sides and judged from front

Class 23B – Uprooted, Tossed and Turned

This was an Impose – all competitors received the same material at the start of the competition staging time. They were not aware of what material they had to use until their boxes were opened.

Width 90cm
Depth 75cm
Height overall 180cm
Staged on a table 75cm from the floor
Viewed from two sides and judged from front

Class 24 – Of Palaces and Peacocks

An exhibit for a 2 person team
Width 120cm
Depth 75cm
Height 240cm
Staged on a base 1.9cm thick on the floor, width 120cm depth 75cm and height 240cm
A pre-done backdrop may be included in the design
Viewed and judged from three sides

Class 25 – Circles of Mystery

Diameter 75cm
Height optional
Staged on a plinth width 30cm, depth 30cm height 60cm with a circular top 75cm in diameter
Viewed and judged from all around

Class 26 – Monsoon Memories

Width 60cm
Depth 45cm
Height overall 180cm
Staged on a table 120cm from floor; exhibit may extend 100cm but must not touch the floor; may extend 15cm over the front and up to 60cm above the table
Viewed and judged from the front

Class 27 – Layer by Layer

Width 120cm
Depth 60cm
Height optional
Staged on a central pole 150cm with 4 mesh levels; starting at the top mesh width 30cm depth 10cm, mesh width 90cm depth 10cm, mesh width 60cm depth 10cm, mesh width 30cm depth 10cm; mesh placed at 23cm distance from each other from the top of the pole
Viewed and judged from all around

Class 28 – Beyond the Far Horizon

Width 90cm
Depth 90cm
Height overall 180cm
Staged on a table of two levels; level one width 90cm, depth 35cm, height 75cm; level two width 90cm, depth 55cm, height 90cm
Viewed from three sides and judged from front

Class 29A – Peek-a-Boo

This was an Impose – all competitors received the same material at the start of the competition staging time. They were not aware of what material they had to use until their boxes were opened.

Width 90cm
Depth 60cm
Height overall 180cm
Staged on a table 75cm from floor
Viewed and judged from the front

Class 29B – Peek-a-Boo

This was an Impose – all competitors received the same material at the start of the competition staging time. They were not aware of what material they had to use until their boxes were opened.

Width 90cm
Depth 60cm
Height overall 180cm
Staged on a table 75cm from floor
Viewed and judged from the front

Class 30 – Traders of Antiquity was withdrawn from the Show Schedule to allow for extra Impose classes

Honorary Country Exhibits

Each member country of WAFA was invited to stage an honorary exhibit to highlight their country.

These were non-competitive and staged in a space 1metre square by 2metres height.

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