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All the Results from the Interflora World Cup

Glory for Germany as three-day extravaganza at Manchester Central comes to a thrilling close.

Nicolaus Peters

Nicolaus Peters has been crowned Interflora World Cup champion 2023 following a glittering gala final. The three-day knockout event - staged in the UK for the first time in its history - brought the global elite of floristry together to compete for the ultimate accolade and a £15,000 prize.

Competitors from 20 nations as far afield as Japan, USA and Vietnam, were set a series of creative tasks under strict time conditions - some known about in advance and others given as a surprise to test their speed of thought and design skills.

The Grand Final saw Norway, United Kingdom, Spain, Republic of Korea and Germany go head to head. For the final task, competitors were required to create an arrangement celebrating Interflora’s centenary by dressing a framework including the number 100, They were watched by an audience of over 600 floristry fanatics, including seven previous World Cup Champions. No pressure there!

After a tense wait for the final scores to be calculated, the result was announced:

Top three competitors

1st place and Interflora World Cup Champion - Nicolaus Peters representing Germany.

2nd place - Elisabeth Pålsson representing Norway.

3rd place – Elizabeth Newcombe from the UK.

A delighted Nicolaus said: “I can’t believe I’ve won. It’s still sinking in. It’s an incredible achievement and I’m so proud and overwhelmed.”

Throughout the event the competitors’ incredible creations were evaluated by a team of 14 international judges and adjudicators managed by the International Florist Organisation, Florint. They were assessed on four key aspects of good floristry design; idea, colour, composition and technique alongside how sustainable their efforts were.

Interflora’s director of florist services, Nick Priest, said: “Over the past three days Manchester has been a wonderful home for The Interflora World Cup. We’ve been delighted to welcome thousands of visitors from across the world who have enjoyed the incredible creativity from the elite of global floristry who are indisputably at the top of their game. We’re so delighted to crown Nicolaus as winner of the Interflora World Cup and wish him every future success.”

Interflora World Cup - Final Result

1st Nicolaus Peters, Germany

2nd Elizabeth Pålsson, Norway

3rd Elizabeth Newcombe, United Kingdom

4th Kim Hyung Hack, Republic of Korea

5th Patricia Aguin, Spain

Spain's booth

6th Stephane Chanteloube, France

France's booth

7th Attila Nemeth, Hungary

Hungary's Booth

8th Jennifer Thomasson, USA

USA's booth

9th Katharina Albrechtsen, Denmark

Denmark's booth

10th Melissa Smedes, Netherlands

Netherlands' booth

11th Saija Sitolahti, Finland

Finland's Booth

12th Emanuela Araujo, Portugal

Portugal's booth

13th Lea Romanowski, Canada

Canada's booth

14th Thanh Tran, Vietnam

Vietnam's booth

15th Daniela Pighetti, Italy

Italy's booth

16th Leong Solomon, Hong Kong

Hong Kong's booth

17th Ivan Moreno, Colombia

Colombia's booth

18th Alejandro Figueira, Venezuela

Venezuela's booth

19th Hironori Komatsu, Japan

Japan's booth

20th Monica Patricia Garcia Villegas, Peru.

Peru's booth

Images: Alex Choi


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