• 2017 Tablescape Design Contest

    This contest is open to any retail or wholesale florists or students and can be an individual designer or group entry representing a shop or school.

    Contestants must have a full or conference registration to the 2017 Annual Floral Design Show. Contestants must pre-register. 

    Applications must be postmarked by Friday, March 10, 2017.


    Entry fee is $35.00   Set up time is Friday, March 24, 2017 from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm.


    This year the Tablescape Design Contest will be held in the Fountain Room on Friday and will remain in place to be viewed during Saturday’s lunch and cocktail reception and all day Sunday. The design is to interpret the conference theme, “Flora Burlesque” and will be designed for a 60” round table for 8 guests.  Each entry will be provided a 60” round table with a white linen to be used for the contest.  Contestants must provide all flowers, materials and props including table linens, if used.  No electricity can be used but battery operated props are allowed.  A panel of judges will determine the winners with 1st place receiving 100% of entry fees collected; 2nd place 2018 Annual Floral Design Show full registration; and 3rd place 2018 Annual Floral Design Show regular hands on class.  ISFA or the DCCH will not be responsible for any materials or props used in the contest.  All tablescapes must be removed Sunday between 1:00 – 3:00pm. Please include a short bio and headshot that we display with your arrangement after judging. For more information, please contact Adam Havrilla 773.540.2173.

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  • Become an Illinois State Florist Association (ISFA) Board Member

    What is the Illinois State Florist Association Board?

    The Illinois State Florist Association (ISFA) is managed and under the administration of a Board of Directors comprised of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasure and Regional Directors.  Board members are chosen from ISFA members in good standing.

    Why should You consider becoming a ISFA Board Member?

    Because of your commitment to education and as an ISFA member in good standing, the ISFA Executive Board and Board of Directors would like to invite you to consider becoming an ISFA Board Member.  By becoming an ISFA Board Member, you can enhance your career, enabling you to make a positive impact in our industry as well as grow personally.  As a member of the ISFA Board, you have the opportunity to gain insights and new knowledge about various aspects of our industry.  You have the opportunity to give back to the floral community by channeling your passion, commitment and motivation in a positive and productive way by assisting other floral professionals.

    Through your association with ISFA as a board member, you also are given opportunities to grow as a leader in the floral industry.  By being involvement in the ISFA’s decisions making process that reflect emerging issues, you will be working with like-minded people who are making choices that will affect the future betterment of our profession.  Your knowledge of current events in our industry will offer you the chance to develop your skill base in interpersonal communication, decision-making, problem-solving, team-building and time-management skills.  Furthermore, you will be able to expand your networks by making connections with other board members and other influential individuals in the floral community.

    What is ISFA Board Members Required to do?

    As a board member, you will be asked to:

    -attend six annual board meetings which are held in Springfield, Illinois,

    -sit on various committees

    -participate in the Annual Design Floral Show during the third weekend of March at Decatur, Illinois Conference Center


    How long is a ISFA Board Term of Commitment?

      Your term on the Board normally requires a three year commitment.

    Become an ISFA Board Member

    If you are interested in becoming an ISFA Board Member, please download the ISFA Board Member Application and return it to Julia Marie P. Schmitt AIFD, CFD, EMC, ICPF, Chair of Nominating and Human Resource Committee, at Pualeialii@hotmail.com and Adam Havrilla AIFD, CFD, ICPF, President of Illinois State Florists' Association