Flower arrangement contest

Show us your creative talents using the vast array of unusual Texas native plant material from your area in an interesting display or design.

Once again, the Native Plant Society of Texas is encouraging all interested chapters and individuals to participate in a Designing With Texas Natives competition to be held at Symposium 2011. Arrangements will be placed on display for viewing and voting by all Symposium participants. Arrangements may be dried or fresh, but all plant materials used in the design must be native to the State of Texas.

Arrangements may be taken to the registration table at the symposium on the day of your arrival and must arrive by 11am on Saturday, October 15th.

Please fill out the Designing With Texas Natives Information Form and turn it in with your arrangement when you bring it to registration.

Contest Rules:

  1. All plant material must be native to the Texas. Please submit a species list with your arrangement. Common names are acceptable.
  2. Plant material may be dried or fresh
  3. No artificial colorants, dyes, or paints are allowed
  4. Container of your choice
  5. Size:
    Maximum width/Length—24” X 12”
    No minimum size limits

Winners will be chosen by a popular vote of all Symposium participants. Certificates will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners. Winners will be announced and awards presented at the dinner on Saturday evening, October 15.

All arrangements will remain the property of the designer and must be removed from the banquet hall on Saturday night following the banquet.

For more information, contact the Designing With Natives chairperson Maggie Livings at maggielivings@gmail.com.