Industry members and non-industry members of all ages submitted unique videos from all around the country, each promoting the use and giving of fresh flowers. The array of videos that FMRF received were funny, emotional, creative, inspiring, artistic and so much more. The race for first place turned out to be a close one, coming down to the final day of voting to see who would win the $4,000 Grand Prize!
Gabriel Hostetler was both honored and grateful to have his video, “Flowers = Happy” receive the Grand Prize award. “I spent $150 on flowers for this video when I only had $175 in my bank account because I believed in the vision of this video.”
While Gabriel is not a member of the floral industry, he certainly appreciates its value. “I think this contest is a great resource to promote the industry,” says Gabriel. “I’ve always wanted to do a video with a bunch of flowers. They fascinate me and go so well placed next to humans. So, this contest was a perfect opportunity to try that out!”
Nearly 60 videos were submitted to this year’s contest. The top 10 finalists were chosen by a selection committee made up of industry members who scored based on commercial appeal, creativity, and how much the video highlights fresh flowers in a positive way. The top 10 videos were then voted on by consumers, industry members and anyone else on social media. The video that received the most votes was then determined to be the grand prize winner of $4,000 and the second and third highest-voted videos received honorable mentions of $500. Nearly 3,000 people voted in the contest within the three-week voting period.
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