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Flower Empower Blooms: Floral Arts Showcase

When:
April 15, 2021 – May 13, 2021 all-day
2021-04-15T00:00:00-07:00
2021-05-14T00:00:00-07:00

Flower Empower Blooms: Floral Arts Showcase is Dream Foundation’s first-ever floral arts competition, which will be held online in April and May 2021. Contestants from across the nation will submit entries in seven categories for an array of prizes. Entries will be judged by an online “people’s vote” where anyone can cast their online vote for individual entries. Star Judges will then select overall winners for each category/class from those who received the most votes. Winners from each category/class and a Grand Prize Winner, randomly selected from the 21 finalists, will be announced on May 13.

CATEGORIES AND CLASSES

Categories:

  1. Tablescape
  2. Headpiece
  3. Hand-Tied Bouquet
  4. Orchid Display
  5. Found Treasures
  6. Contemporary Garden Photography
  7. Master Garden Still Life Painting

Classes: Each category includes classes
for Youths, Amateurs and Professionals.

KEY DATES

April 15–May 3: The competition is open for
entries at dreamfoundation.org/flower.

May 4–8: The “people’s vote” takes place.

May 9–12: The five contestants in each
category who received the highest
number of “people’s votes” are presented
to Star Judges to decide the overall
winners of the category they are judging.
The Grand Prize Winner is randomly
selected from the 21 finalists.

May 13: All winners announced.

 


 

BREAKING NEWS! STAR JUDGES LINE UP

Here are the Star Judges chosen for their exceptional skills and all-round awesomeness confirmed so far. More to come!

    Stay tuned for more exciting updates!

     


     

    SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

    MAGNOLIA: $10,000

    • Name inclusion on 100 bouquets delivered this coming year
    • Name and logo inclusion on invitation, website, social media videos and event emails*
    • Opportunity to serve as Star Judge AND enter competition
    • Curated VIP Flower Empower Gift

    GARDENIA: $7,500

    • Name inclusion on 75 bouquets delivered this coming year
    • Name and logo inclusion on invitation, website, social media videos and event emails*
    • Opportunity to serve as Star Judge OR enter competition
    • Curated VIP Flower Empower Gift

    PEONY: $5,000

    • Name inclusion on 50 bouquets delivered this coming year
    • Name and logo inclusion on invitation, website, social media videos and event emails*
    • Opportunity to serve as Star Judge OR enter competition
    • Curated VIP Flower Empower Gift

    ROSE: $2,500

    • Name inclusion on 25 bouquets delivered this coming year
    • Name and logo inclusion on invitation, website, social media videos and event emails*
    • One team/individual competition entry
    • Special Flower Empower Gift

    ORCHID: $1,000

    • Name inclusion on 10 bouquets delivered this coming year
    • Name and logo inclusion on invitation, website, social media videos and event emails*
    • One team/individual competition entry
    • Special Flower Empower Gift

    DAISY: $500

    • Name inclusion on 5 bouquets delivered this coming year
    • Name and logo inclusion on invitation, website, social media videos and event emails*
    • One team/individual competition entry
    • Special Flower Empower Gift

    *Please note that we need your commitment no later than March 30 to include your name and logo on the event invitation.
    Sponsorship Opportunities

     


     

    UNDERWRITING OPPORTUNITIES

    PROGRAM: $10,000

    • Name inclusion on 100 bouquets delivered this coming year
    • Provide one year of operational support of program
    • Name and logo inclusion on invitation, website, social media videos and event emails*

    TRANSPORTATION: $7,500

    • Help with Flower Empower van maintenance: new tires, oil changes
    • Fuel for flower pick up and deliveries
    • Name and logo inclusion on invitation, website, social media videos and event emails*

    BOUQUET WRAPPING: $5,000

    • Give towards wrapping supplies: wrapping paper, stickers, ribbon, Arrive Alive to keep the bouquets fresh
    • Name and logo inclusion on invitation, website, social media videos and event emails*

    BOUQUET SUPPLY: $2,500

    • Provide bouquet making supplies: clippers, rubber bands, tables, collapsible trash cans
    • Name and logo inclusion on invitation, website, social media videos and event emails*

    VOLUNTEER SUPPLY: $1,000

    • Help keep our volunteers clean and safe: aprons, gloves, cleaning of aprons and gloves
    • Name and logo inclusion on invitation, website, social media videos and event emails*

    FLOWER EMPOWER CARD: $500

    • Give card making materials
    • Name and logo inclusion on invitation, website, social media videos and event emails*

    *Please note that we need your commitment no later than March 30 to include your name and logo on the event invitation.
    Underwriting Opportunities

     


     

    2021 FLOWER EMPOWER COMMITTEE

    Jenn Abed; Lucia Engel; Marisa Grimes; Lynette Hall; Robin Himovitz; Andra Macleod; Stephanie Nicks; Boris Palencia; Thea Palencia; Melinda Rogers; Alan Rose; Christina Rottman; Shelley Schulte; Crosby Slaught; Sheri Smith; Isabelle Stapf

    HONORARY COMMITTEE

    Jenn Duffy; Jodi Fishman; Jenny Hoffman; Jet Martin; Amie Parrish; Steve Shulem; Cynthia Spivey; Daryl Stegall; Kelly Weiser

    SUPPORTERS

    Thanks to our wonderful growers and suppliers, who support Flower Empower throughout the year: Chocolats du CaliBressan; Florabundance; Hilltop Flowers Inc.; The Himovitz Family; Maximum Nursery; Myriad Flowers; Trader Joe’s; Westerlay Orchids; Westland Floral

     


     

    FLOWER EMPOWER BLOOMS: FLORAL ARTS SHOWCASE SPONSORS

    PEONY
    Kate & Arthur Coppola; Wells Hughes, Arlington Financial Advisors; Shelley & Paul Schulte, Rudi Schulte Family Foundation

    ROSE
    The Himovitz Family; Montecito Bank & Trust; Daryl & John Stegall

    ORCHID
    Anonymous; Elizabeth & Andrew Butcher; Casa Dorinda; Jennifer Gillon Duffy, Rimon Law; Roberta & Stan Fishman; Amy & Mike Mayfield; San Marcos Dream Team Club

    DAISY
    Anonymous; Hospice of Santa Barbara; Kim and Andrew Busch Family Foundation; Laurie & George Leis; Stephanie & Dewey Nicks

    UNDERWRITERS
    Anonymous; Brittingham Family Foundation; Roberta & Stan Fishman; The Himovitz Family; Connie & Richard Kennelly; Elizabeth & Kenny Slaught

    Arlington Financial Advisors
    Montecito Bank & Trust
    Casa Dorinda
    Rimon Law
    Hospice of Santa Barbara

     


     

    PEOPLE’S GRAND PRIZE SPONSOR

    Hotel Californian

    Hotel Californian

    JUDGES’ GRAND PRIZE SPONSOR

    El Encanto

    El Encanto

     


     

    IN-KIND SPONSORS

    American Meadows; Babcock Winery & Vineyards; Backyard Bowls; Bell’s Restaurant; Blaze Pizza Santa Barbara; Blenders In the Grass; Botanik; Catherine Gee; Chipotle; Chocolats du Cali Bressan; Coast 2 Coast Collection; Colette Cosentino; Curious Elixirs; Deckers Brands; Dylan Star; Estetica Mia-A Jurliqiue Lifestyle Spa; Eye of the Day Nursery; Fabulous Florals; Field + Fort; Folded Hills; Gorjana; The Habit Burger Grill; Jan Barboglio; Johnny Was; J. Wilkes; La Sumida Nursery; Letter Perfect; Miller Family Wine; Porch; Santa Barbara Sailing Center; Seasons Catering; Starbucks; Viva Oliva; The Well Summerland; Westerlay Orchids

    American Meadows
    Babcock Winery
    Backyard Bowls
    Bell's Restaurant
    Blaze Pizza
    Blenders In the Grass
    Botanik
    Catherine Gee
    Chipotle
    Chocolats du CaliBressan
    Coast 2 Coast Collection
    Colette Cosentino
    Curious Elixirs
    Deckers Brands
    Dylan Star
    Estetica Mia
    Eye of the Day
    Fabulous Florals
    Field + Fort
    Folded Hills
    Gorjana
    The Habit Burger Grill
    Jan Barboglio
    Johnny Was
    J. Wilkes
    La Sumida Nursery
    Letter Perfect
    Miller Family Wine
    Porch
    Santa Barbara Sailing Center
    Seasons Catering
    Starbucks
    Viva Oliva
    The Well Summerland
    Westerlay Orchids

     


     

    MEDIA SPONSORS

    805 Living; Montectio Journal (The Giving List); Santa Barbara Life & Style; The Voice

    805 Living
    Montectio Journal (The Giving List)
    Santa Barbara Life & Style
    Voice Magazine


     

    ABOUT FLOWER EMPOWER

    Based in Santa Barbara, this volunteer-driven program delivers floral bouquets, fresh-baked cookies, fine chocolates and cards to people in need of comfort and cheer in hospices, cancer centers and their homes in the Santa Barbara area.

    To date, volunteers have assembled and delivered over 110,000 bouquets using flowers donated by growers in our community, along with homemade cookies baked by longtime Flower Empower Supporters the Himovitz Family, artisanal chocolates provided by Chocolats du CaliBressan and cards hand made by school children and other volunteers. Since the beginning of 2020, Flower Empower has delivered an unprecedented 25,000 bouquets and orchids to our community, including to front line and essential workers.

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