Judging/Evaluation Criteria


Each component below is worth up to five points for a total of 100 points per design.

INTERPRETATION OF CATEGORY - 25 Points
Choice of Materials Compatibility of product
Effectiveness of Design The degree to which something is successful in producing the desired result
Suitability of Design The quality of being right or appropriate for a particular purpose or reason
Theme Interpretation Clearly conveys the theme
Creativity The use of imagination or original ideas

PRINCIPLES & ELEMENTS OF DESIGN - 50 Points
Line & Rhythm The vital visual path that directs eye movement through a composition and visual movement through a composition, usually achieved through repetition or gradation
Physical Balance A state of actual equilibrium
Focal Areas/Areas of Dominance The areas of greatest visual impact or weight; the center of interest to which the eye is most naturally drawn
Scale/Proportion The comparative relationship in size, quantity and degree of emphasis among components within the composition and the relationship of the size of a composition to the surrounding area or environment
Textural Interest The surface quality of a material, as perceived by sight or touch
Composition/Harmony/Unity Compatibility, a pleasing or congruent arrangement of parts and oneness of purpose, thought, style and spirit
Form The overall, three-dimensional, geometric shape or configuration of a floral composition
Color Proportion, expression and placement of color
Depth The placement of materials at different levels within and around the composition
Visual Balance A state of optical equilibrium, giving the feeling that the product placement in the composition is stable

MECHANICS - 25 Points
Economic Use of Materials Selective editing of product
Construction/Stability Structurally sound design
Mechanics/Finish of Design Design is neat, clean and finished (i.e., no visible foam)
Suitability of Technique Used Use techniques that are appropriate for the design
Technical Difficulty Level of difficulty

 

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