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Judges Agree On This Years Top Floral Award

Judges And Academy Award Winning Designer Agree On This Years Top Floral Award

This year's Dominion Post Flora! Flora! competition and exhibition held in Wellington's Michael Fowler Centre, saw Designer Denise Gray scoop both the Best Professional Section but also the independently judged Best of Show - Theme Interpretation award.

The three day event has already drawn thousands of visitors to see the stunning display of colour and imagination as the county's top amateur and professional floral designers created their vision of the 'Lord of the Flowers' theme.

James Acheson the multi Academy Award winning designer whose accolades include Best Costume design on Spielberg's Last Emperor, was impressed with Hawerian, Denise Gray's image of the Waterfalls of Rivendale.

The awards were presented at the MFC by Wellington Mayor Kerry Prendergast, who acknowledged the contribution to the arts and to creative Wellington that this unique floral event makes.

Other winners were, Best Open/ Amateur Designer, Decima Gambitsis (Waikanae) , seconded by Jenny Harris (North Canterbury) and second in professional section Megan Parker (Paraparaumu).

The Dominion Post Flora! Flora1 2003 event is in it's second year and organising body, the Worlds of Wellington Trust has already announced it's plans for the next event at Labour Weekend 2004.

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