Each year the Kentucky Florists’ Association host its annual Kentucky Designer of the Year Contest during the  annual convention. This contest is the premier floral design competition held in the state and allows designers to showcase their talents through three popular floristry categories (wedding, sympathy, and arrangement).  The four designers with the highest scores after the preliminary round will compete in a live, on-stage, surprise box challenge to determine the Kentucky Florists' Association Designer of the Year.

 

 

Congratulations to Dave Campbell, KMF of David's Floral in Lexington, Kentucky for being named the 2018 KFA Design of the Year.

 

First runner-up went to Randall Powell CFD, KMF.

 

DESIGNERS OF THE YEAR

1961

Tom Danhauer

Morganfield, KY

 

1962

Virginia Korb

Louisville, KY

 

1966

Ken Jackson

Glasgow, KY

 

1967

R. Norwood Leet

Louisville, KY

 

1968

Carol Mitchell AIFD

Lexington, KY

 

1973

Donald Colvin

Prestonburg, KY

 

1976

Harriette Miller AAF KMF

Louisville, KY

 

1983

David Park

Evarts, KY

 

1984

Wayne Esterle AIFD KMF

Louisville, KY

 

1985

Carla Perciful

Radcliff, KY

 

1986

Julie Klaene AIFD KMF

Alexandria, KY

 

1987

Donnie Harris

Louisville, KY

 

1988

Barbara Scott AIFD

Edgewood, KY

 

1989

Terri Nicewonder Munnich

Cincinnati, OH

 

1990

Tina Richardson AIFD KMF

Lexington, KY

 

1991

Terry Brink AIFD KMF

Erlinger, KY

 

1992

Emie Nelson AIFD AAF

Mayfield, KY

 

1993

Tim Lieber KMF

Cincinnati, OH

 

1995

Anne Fudge

Louisville, KY

 

1996

Michael Gaddie AIFD CFD KMF Louisville, KY

 

1997

Helen Elliott AIFD KMF

Mayfeild, KY

 

1998

Freda Houck KMF

Louisville, KY

 

1999

Donna Fields AIFD KMF

London, KY

 

2000

Lyquita Sheakley KMF

Louisville, KY

 

2001

Benjamin Lee AIFD CFD KMF

Frankfort, KY

 

2002

Keith Vislay KMF

Cincinnati, OH

 

2003

Jason Smith KMF

Grayson, KY

 

2004

Lynn Pennington KMF

Versailles, OH

 

2005

Tammy Gibson AIFD CFD KMF

Louisville, KY

 

2006

Gayle Willoughby KMF

 Lexington, KY

 

2007

Laura Thompson KMF

Louisville, KY

 

2008

Chad Ellis KMF

Lexington, KY

 

2009

Mark Bradford KMF

Grayson, KY

 

2010

Edward Rogers KMF

Versailles, KY

 

2012

Paul Latham AIFD CFD KMF

Louisville, KY

 

2013

Diane Carter

Louisville, KY

 

2014

Jane Willoughby KMF

Lexington, KY

 

2015

Kim Lockman KMF

Lexington, KY

 

2016

Sara Tipton KMF

Versailles, KY

 

2017

Lisa Thompson

Nicholasville, KY

 

2018

Dave Campbell KMF

Lexington, KY

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