Floral competition accepting entrants

The Maui Flower Growers’ Association will host a professional, adult amateur and keiki flower arrangement competition in the Maui Flower Growers’ Association’s tent at the Maui Ag Fest on Saturday at the Maui Tropical Plantation.

For the professional contest, there will be two winners: a Judges’ Choice Award and a Fan Favorite Award, to be selected by the public. There will be first-, second- and third-place winners in each category.

Entrants in the professional floral category must bring their arrangements to the Maui Flower Growers’ tent before 10 a.m. Saturday. Arrangements should have an estimated retail value of $100. First prize will receive $200, second place will receive $100 and third place will get $50. All flowers and foliage must be grown on Maui. Arrangements will not be returned to contestants after the competition.

For the adult amateur and keiki competitions, the association will provide the flowers, foliage and containers for participants to make their arrangements.

The adult amateur floral arrangement competition will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., and it will be first-come, first-serve with a maximum of 20 participants. Prizes will be $100 for first place, $50 for second and $50 for third place.

The keiki competition, for those 12 and younger, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Prizes will be $30 for first, $20 for second and $10 for third.

Contact the association at 573-5878 or mfga@hawaii.rr.com for more information or to register for the professional contest.