Win a trip to a 5-star spa in this flower arrangement contest with a charity offering bouquets to terminally ill patients


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A company that sends flowers, cards, freshly baked cookies and fine chocolates to dying patients is hosting a competition to design the perfect flower arrangement.

The competition is a way to raise funds for The Dream Foundation’s “Flower Empower” program, which delivered an unprecedented 25,000 bouquets and orchids to patients and frontline workers in 2020 alone.

The art of flower arrangement, though often confined to niche magazines or Zen koans, is fully on display at “Flower Empower Blooms, The program’s first floral arts competition, in which contestants will compete in a popular vote for seven categories: tablespace, headpiece, hand-tied bouquet, orchid exhibition, contemporary, garden photography and painting by still life of garden.

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Including categories for youth, amateur and professional submissions, no one is excluded from submitting their online entries until May 3. From 4 to 8, any candidate or member of Flower Empower can vote.

The competition “is an opportunity to showcase the seemingly simple but profound work of Flower Empower to the whole nation,” said Kisa Heyer, CEO of The Dream Foundation. “Anyone can submit floral art and with that submission know they have an impact on someone’s life.”

Dream Foundation invites all applicants to submit a donation in addition to their application, as it is a completely voluntary organization, as well as the only non-profit organization that grants dreams to terminally ill adults.

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The contest will be judged by niche legends in flower arranging from various publications and companies, and the grand prize winner will receive an all-expenses-paid vacation to the iconic 5-star El Encanto hotel in California, including spa treatments. lush. So what are you waiting for?

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Rosalie M. Dehner