2016 Gateway to the Americas Cup Winners

Top floral designers from seven countries throughout the Americas created amazing floral art in the 2016 Gateway to the Americas Cup International Design Competition, which was Sept. 9-10 at United Floral Inc. in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.

The overall winners of the Gateway to the Americas Cup competition held their trophies in triumph. From left are Brenna Quan, AIFD, Canada, second place; Juliana Hames, Brazil, first place; and Brooke Raulerson, AIFD, USA, third place.

The overall winners of the Gateway to the Americas Cup competition held their trophies in triumph. From left are Brenna Quan, AIFD, Canada, second place; Juliana Hames, Brazil, first place; and Brooke Raulerson, AIFD, USA, third place.

The competition’s hosts were Gus and Deborah De La Flor, AIFD, PFCI, founders of Gateway to the Americas Cup, and Hitomi Gilliam, AIFD, and Heather De Kok, AIFD, AAF, PFCI, who served as the local hosts.

The winners are:

OVERALL
First Place: Juliana Hames — Brazil
Second Place: Brenna Quan, AIFDCanada
Third Place: Brooke Raulerson, AIFDUSA 

BRIDAL BOUQUET
First Place: Jorge UribeColombia
Second Place: Juliana Hames — Brazil
Third Place: Brenna Quan, AIFDCanada  

TABLE CENTERPIECE
First Place: Brooke Raulerson, AIFDUSA
Second Place: Juliana Hames — Brazil
Third Place: Doris Dvorak-HelfrichUSA 

INTERPRETIVE DESIGN
First Place: Ian WhippleUSA
Second Place: Aniko Kovacs, AIFD, EMCCanada
Third Place: Juliana Hames — Brazil  

GRAND OPENING DESIGN
First Place: Brenna Quan, AIFDCanada
Second Place: Sue Tabbal-Yamaguchi, AIFD — USA
Third Place: Brooke Raulerson, AIFDUSA  

FLORAL FASHION
First Place: Brenna Quan, AIFDCanada
Second Place: Jorge UribeColombia
Third Place: Aniko Kovacs, AIFD, EMCCanada 

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