If you're creative and love a challenge, we invite you to participate in the Floral Challenge contest at the Virginia Flower & Garden Expo! All skill levels welcome! Just bring your creativity, confidence and focus (and your cutting tools) - we'll provide all the materials (a surprise mix of flowers, greenery and other items), a theme and give you 20 minutes to create your floral masterpiece.

Participants will be selected on a first-call basis. Floral challenges are scheduled for each day of the show, and contestants can enter any of the following three categories:

1. Beginner
2. Garden Club or experienced floral designer
3. Professional floral designer

At the conclusion of each contest, the arrangements will be given away.

For more information contact Mike Andruczyk 757-382-6348 or e-mail