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Derek Woodruff AIFD Wins ‘MFA Designer Of The Year’ At Great Lakes Floral Expo

Traverse City resident and Jackson, Michigan native Derek Woodruff AIFD took top prize at The Great Lakes Floral Expo on March 8, 2014. Woodruff repeats his success from 2011, securing his title as the distinguished “MFA Designer of the Year”.

To be considered eligible, contestants must be a floral professional with a minimum of three years in the industry and must enter all four professional division categories. Five individuals with the highest cumulative points from three design categories are selected as finalists to earn the chance to compete in a spontaneous surprise package competition. This energetic live contest is viewed by show attendees on the main stage. Woodruff achieved the highest score during the surprise package competition and was crowned winner at the Recognition Dinner on Saturday March 8, 2014.

Enjoy educational and inspired design tips by Derek on Syndicate Sales Studio design series

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Source:  American Institute of Floral Designers

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