After a virtual edition last year, the 52nd International Bouquet Competition took place during the autumn dates of mid-October for the first time.
The competition, organised by the Garden Club of Monaco, chaired by H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover, brought together some fifty participants (amateur and professional), who competed to show on the Casino Terraces the most imagination in designing floral compositions on the theme of “Culinary art throughout the world”. A parallel competition was dedicated to children from 7 to 16 years old.
Both the official jury, made up of judges, teachers, international authors and experts in floristry, and the special jury, comprising personalities from the worlds of literature and art, were presided over by H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover. Prince Albert II and Princess Caroline, who has chaired the Garden Club since 1982, discovered the participants’ creations, guided by members of the jury and the team.
Tiziana Vincentini, in the category “Gourmet composition of flowers, fruits, vegetables and plants” won First prize as well as the Princess Grace Prize with an astonishing three-tiered bouquet featuring flowers, fruits and vegetables.
Since 1968, the Garden Club de Monaco has organised an annual International Bouquet Competition involving between 100 and 150 international participants. The competition includes several categories. With the exception of one of the categories, which is reserved for young gardeners, the competition is open to all: amateurs, professionals, judges, demonstrators and instructors. This year’s theme is the climate.
There is a list of all winners in different categories.
THE SIGNATURE DISHES OF GREAT CHEFS – Free arrangement
Gold medal – Geneviève Antona – GARDEN CLUB OF MONACO
Silver medal – Chantal Lupi – IIDFA EDFA SANREMO – ITALY
Bronze medal – Daniela Palaviccini – OSPEDALETTI – ITALY
GOURMET ARRANGEMENT OF FLOWERS, FRUIT AND VEGETABLES – Free arrangement
Gold medal – Tiziana Vicentini – SANREMO – ITALY
Silver medal – Romina Farinelli – VAUD – SWITZERLAND
Bronze medal – Michèle Villaret – PARFUMS ET COULEURS – FRANCE
CANDLELIT HUNTING DINNER – Table decoration – free arrangement
Gold medal – Francesca Cuppari – IIDFA EDFA SANREMO – ITALY
Silver medal – Serena Mancini – GENOA – ITALY
Bronze medal – Karyn Ducrey – SAFA VAUD GENEVE – SWITZERLAND
Commended – Mirella Scianda – IIDFA EDFA SANREMO – ITALY
Commended – Chantal Peyroche – DES FLEURS ET DES ARTS – FRANCE
TROPICAL CUISINE – Large scale – free
Gold medal – Frédérique de Chambure and Giordana Manara – GARDEN CLUB OF MONACO
Silver medal – Maguy Usai and Michèle Bernadac – C.A.A.C. DE PUGET SUR ARGENS – FRANCE
Bronze medal – Simone Idjeri-Baret and Elisabeth Feisthaver – LES OISEAUX DE PARADIS – FRANCE
STREET FOOD AND FLOWERS – Youth category, age 9 and under – Free arrangement
Gold medal – Joleen Balleret – MONACO
Silver medal – Manon Schmitt – MONACO
Bronze medal – Luce Seneca – MONACO
STREET FOOD AND FLOWERS – Youth category, age 10–12 – Free arrangement
Gold medal – Margot Robert – MOUGINS – FRANCE
Silver medal – Mélina Vernet – MOUGINS – FRANCE
Bronze medal – Alice Pucnik-Danty – MONACO
SPECIAL PRIZE WINNERS
PRIZE FOR ORIGINALITY IN INTERPRETATION, presented by H.E. the Minister of State, represented by Mr Didier Gamerdinger, Minister of Health and Social Affairs.
Awarded to Alfio Sinito – Monaco
PRIZE FOR ELEGANT ARRANGEMENT presented by the President of the National Council, represented by Ms Michèle Dittlot, Vice Chair of the Committee on Culture and Heritage.
Awarded to Michelle Villaret – Parfums et Couleurs – France
PRIZE FOR CHARM presented by the Mayor of Monaco, represented by Ms Karyn Ardisson Salopek, Deputy Mayor for Culture.
Awarded to Mélina Vernet – Mougins – France
PRIZE FOR BEST FLORAL DECORATION, presented by the Instituto Italiano per la Decorazione Floreale per Amatori (I.I.D.F.A.), represented by Ms Chiara Peroni Maiga.
Awarded to Frederico Silvestri – Alassio – Italy
PRIZE FOR COLOUR HARMONY, presented by the Garden Club of Monaco, awarded by H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover.
Awarded to Margita Monnin – SAFA – Geneva, Switzerland
PRIZE FOR HUMOUR, presented by the Garden Club of Monaco, awarded by H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover.
Awarded to Anastasia Pastor – Monaco
PRIZE FOR ORIGINALITY IN THE SELECTION OF MATERIALS, presented by FLORANGA Sanremo, represented by Mr Enrico Barla.
Awarded to Frédérique de Chambure and Giordana Manara – Garden Club of Monaco
PRINCESS GRACE OF MONACO PRIZE – Overall Grand Prize – Presented by the Garden Club of Monaco, awarded by H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover to Tiziana Vicentini – Sanremo – Italy.