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Official Competition Schedule Announced

Florists’ Transworld Delivery (FTD) is proud to announce that FTD World Cup, the world’s most prestigious floral design competition, will be held for the first time in the United States of America since 1985 at the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show from March 1-3, 2019.

The competition will include 23 of the world’s most creative designers selected to represent their country.  FTD World Cup will take place on the main show floor of the Flower Show, the nation’s largest and longest-running horticultural event.  Tickets are required to gain access to the Flower Show and the two FTD event’s in the Grand Ballroom at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia.

The FTD World Cup official competition schedule is as follows:

Friday, March 1, 2019
Preliminary Round – Day 1

Location: Philadelphia Flower Show, Main Show Floor

9:00 am – 11:00 am
Design #1 – Designer’s Choice (Harmony in Architecture)
Time limit: 2 hours

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Design #2 – Hand-Tied Bouquet (Strength of Color)
Time limit: 1.5 hours

Saturday, March 2, 2019
Preliminary Round – Day 2

Location: Philadelphia Flower Show, Main Show Floor

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Design #3 – Table for Two (The Power of Flowers)
Time limit: 2 hours

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Design #4 – Certified American Grown Flowers Surprise Package
Time limit: 1.5 hours

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, Grand Ballroom

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Semi-Finals Reception
     7:30 pm – 9:00 pm  Design Demonstration by AIFD
     9:00 pm – 9:30 pm  Announcement of the 10 semi-finalists

Sunday, March 3, 2019
Semi-final Round & Final Round

Location: Philadelphia Flower Show, Main Show Floor

10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Design #5 – Surprise Package
Time limit: 2 hours

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, Grand Ballroom

5:00 pm
Gala Dinner with Grand Finale and Award Ceremony
Design #6 – Surprise Package

5:00 pm – 5:45 pm  Cocktail Reception
6:15 pm – 7:30 pm  Dinner
7:30 pm  Announcement of Final 5
8:00 pm – 8:45 pm  Design #6 – Surprise Package
9:00 pm – 10:00 pm  Judging & Entertainment
10:00 pm  Parade of Nations
10:15 pm  World Cup Champion Announced

Don’t miss out on your chance to see this exciting competition! The All-In Ticket Package is still available for only $375 USD and includes:

  • Three tickets for admission to The Philadelphia Flower Show on March 1, 2 and 3 to watch the competitors compete LIVE on the main show floor (value $34.00/day).
  • One ticket for the Semi-Finals Reception including a demonstration by AIFD ($60 value) and the announcement of the competition’s 10 semi-finalists on March 2 at 7:30 p.m. Dessert bar and coffee is included.
  • One ticket for the Finals Gala Dinner ($250 value) including the announcement of the five finalists who will compete on stage followed by judging and trophy presentation on Sunday, March 3 at 5 p.m. Dinner and entertainment is included.

The All-In Ticket Package is on sale now for $375 USD – a $37 savings! Flower Show daily admission tickets are SOLD OUT for Friday, March 1, and the morning session on Saturday, March 2. Purchasing the package is the only chance to see the competitors live on the Flower Show main floor during those days.

Tickets to the Semi-Finals Reception and Finals Gala Dinner are available for purchase separately.

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To purchase tickets, here.