Contest Dates

The contest opens on May 1, 2021.

Click here to register for the contest.

The entry deadline is June 15, 2021.


Show us your best designs using garden roses in these two categories:

Wedding Work

Everyday Design

Looking for tips on how to get perfect, open blooms to use in your designs?

This care and handling video from David Austin Wedding & Event Roses is a fantastic resource!


First, second, third and Readers' Choice winners will be selected for each category - eight winners total.

New this year, we will also recognize the Top 20 Finalists with a prize!

Winners will be announced in August 2021 on our social media accounts and in Florists’ Review magazine.

All expense paid trip for two to Alexandra Farms in Bogotá, Colombia

1000 stems of garden roses**

500 stems of garden roses**


1000 stems of garden roses**


48 stems of garden roses***


The first, second and third place winners will be chosen by our judges:


David J C Austin, managing director of David Austin Roses
Holly Heider Chapple, internationally renowned floral designer and educator

Jose R. Azout, president of Alexandra Farms


The top 20 finalists (10 per category) are selected by the team at Alexandra Farms.

These finalists are sent to our panel of judges for scoring.

These finalists also move on to the Readers' Choice Award vote.

The Readers' Choice winners will be chosen through a public online vote.

All stages of the judging process are done anonymously.


Designs will be evaluated on the following criteria:
How garden roses are used in the design

Overall design aesthetic and composition

Photo quality is also important.

Instructions for Submitting Your Entries

  • The link to submit entries will be sent to you via email when you register for the contest. If you did not receive the email, send us a note at

    • We are unable to accept entries through email. You must register and submit your entries through the online entry forms.

  • You can submit entries in both categories or just one category.

  • You may submit up to two (2) designs per category.

  • You may submit one (1) image of each design.  For best results, follow these guidelines.

    • Photos must be high-resolution (at least 300 dpi). Low-resolution images will be disqualified.

    • Make sure your photo is well lit with the design and garden roses prominently featured.

    • Because we use an anonymous judging method, photos with watermarks or identifying information in the photo or filename will be disqualified.

  • Garden roses must be prominent in the design; you may add greens, fillers, and other flowers.

  • You must provide the names of each garden rose variety used in your designs. You may use any variety of garden roses; they do not need to be grown by Alexandra Farms.

  • You will be asked to provide your name, contact info, location and social media handles.

  • You will also be asked to provide the photographer's name and social media handles.

  • You may publish photos of your entries on your own social media accounts or website at any time before or after the contest closes.

The Fine Print

By submitting your entries, you confirm that you are 18 years of age or older.

You also warrant that the designs submitted are your own creations.

You confirm that you have secured permission from the photographer to use the images.

Permission from the photographer is required prior to submission and is the responsibility of the entrant.

You further authorize Alexandra Farms and their partners to publish pictures of the designs

(including but not limited to in print and digital publications, in advertisements and/or on websites/apps).


*Airline tickets are non-transferable and will be booked as round-trip economy class tickets.

You may choose to receive a monetary prize instead if preferred.

**Garden roses must be claimed within one calendar year. Some restrictions may apply.

***Garden roses must be claimed within six months. An alternate prize will be offered to winners who reside in a country where delivery is not possible through our established wholesale supply chain. Some restrictions may apply.

If you have won 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in last year's contest, you are ineligible to win in this year's contest.