NAFAS National Show Results

The NAFAS National Show took place in May 2023 at Gloucester Cathedral, this being the first National Show since 2019. It was, without doubt, a huge success on every level. With over 200 competitors and 3,500 visitors, the show filled the magnificent Cathedral for two days while the Penno & Price demonstration at he Guildhall sold out to over 200 people. 

At the July meeting of the Advisory Council, the Board were delighted to announce the show recorded a profit of £53,560. 

A host of members entered the competition with results being announced and awarded at The Reveal evening.  Please use the following link to view the results:-

NAFAS Results Booklet

With thousands of people attending Gloucester Cathedral during the event the atmosphere was euphoric with delighted members and friends being reacquainted after so long and enjoying the excellent standard of members’ entries in the competition.

Yan Skates and Christopher Biggins attended The Reveal evening providing photograph opportunities for the winners.

Christopher Biggins, Katherine Kear - National Chairman, Lilias Hoskins - National President, and Yan Skates
Class 1 - On the Shoulders of Giants, Jean Taylor Trophy awarded to Ken Hough & Diane Faunch Flowers North West
Class 2 - A Feast for the Eyes, Mary Graves Trophy awarded to R.Ann Hinde, Flowers North West
Class 3 - Candles and Canticles, NIGFAS Trophy awarded to Eileen Barraclough, North East
Class 6b - Block and Stone, Marian Aaronson Trophy awarded to Elizabeth Gordon, Three Counties & South Wales
Class 7 - Richly Woven, Evelyn Mercer Trophy awarded to Linda Porrett, Sussex
Class 11a - Quietude, Robert Randall Trophy awarded to Julia Knights, East of England
Class 12 - Celebrating Courage, Mary Napper Trophy awarded to Fiona Harrison, Home Counties
Class 13 - Topazes and Cinnamon and Gold Moidores, The Flower Arranger Award awarded to Diane Faunch, Flowers North West
Class 14 - Wizardry, Patricia Knight Challenge Trophy awarded to Isla Skeet, East of England collected by Julia Knights
Class 15 - Wizardry (aged 13-17), Margaret Keith Trophy awarded to Poppy French-Shepheard collected by Kim Plane
Class 18 - Rejoice, NAFAS Silver Jubilee Trophy awarded toYolanda Campbell & Patricia Crane, Three Counties & South Wales. Centre - Adam Stacey, Charisma Recruitment sponsors of Class 18
BEST IN SHOW, Julia Clements Trophy
R. Ann Hinde, Flowers North West
Lilias Hoskins, National President presented Linda Porrett, Sussex with the prestigious Gold Ribbon Award
Presented to a competitor for achieving a 1st in three consecutive National Shows
Runner-Up to Best in Show, Mary Pope Wine Cooler - Elizabeth Gordon, Three Counties & South Wales
Best Use of Texture, NAFAS Texture Trophy - Ann Coulton, Flowers North West
Best Use of Garden Plant Material, Fresh Garden Plant Material Trophy - Caroline Troop & Mary Richardson, North Midlands
Best Use of Foliage, Robert Gibbs Trophy - John Chennell, South Midlands

Below are a selection of photographs taken during The Reveal evening:-

Christopher Biggins, Chloe Bryan-Brown - Editor of The Flower Arranger, Yan Skates
Christopher Biggins, Very Revd Andrew Zihni - Gloucester Cathedral, Lilias Hoskins - National President, Christopher Biggins
John Chennell - South Midlands, Sue Brinton - Past National Chairman & President
Dee Kelly, Sue Slark & Jane Rickard - Surrey
Cotswold Clarinet Choir
Claire Townshend provider of the delicious cupcakes and also a member of the Cotswold Clarinet Choir
Ellie Meaking - Trustee, Katherine Kear - National Chairman, Lilias Hoskins - National President
Ellie Meaking - Trustee, Katherine Kear - National Chairman, Lilias Hoskins - National President


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