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Announcing 2017 Mayesh Design Star

2017 Mayesh Design Star Christy Hulsey

Wow, wow, wow! As usual, when Mayesh tries something different, we have no idea how it is going to go. And once again, we had so many great people step up to the plate and throw their hat into the ring for our latest Mayesh Design Star contest! Thank you to all who entered – we greatly appreciate all of the time and consideration you put into your entry. After combing through the submissions – watching the videos, looking at the portfolios and reviewing the workshop outlines – I’m happy to say that we selected the 2017 Mayesh Design Star!

We have had the pleasure of working with this year’s winner on a couple occasions – she has done a Mayesh Instagram Takeover and an interview. She is a big Mayesh supported and is always giving us love on social media (long before we started the contest). Our star is a Chapel Designer that has been featured on all of the top blogs with a style that is very on trend. Also, I love that her shop has been around for 50 years and she helped resurrect and rebrand a beloved family business.

Ladies and gentlemen, I have the great pleasure of introducing Christy Hulsey, of Colonial House of Flowers, our 2017 Mayesh Design Star!! Congratulations Christy!

My team will be working with Christy on the workshop details and we will post the Mayesh Design Star workshop schedule very soon! Stay tuned. In the meantime, check out Christy’s video:

 

video credit: Vitor Lindo

 

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Mayesh Design Star 2017: Workshop Edition

2017 mayesh design star contest
Enter to become our 2017 Mayesh Design Star! We are shaking things up again. Educational floral workshops are hot, and we think it’s time to join the fun! We are looking for someone to lead a series of workshops that will take place at several of our locations throughout the year, as well as create several time lapse-style design videos to share with our customers.

So how is this going to work? To enter, you will need to submit a detailed outline for a 1-day workshop, a design portfolio, and a short video showcasing your sparkling personality. We don’t want to put too many parameters around the entry materials as we don’t want to limit your imagination. You are an artist and we want you to be just that!

We will select our favorite designer for the job and schedule 4 or more workshops for the following year at select Mayesh locations. The prize is not a trip this year, but rather a percentage of the revenue collected from the workshop registrations, with a potential of bringing home up to $5,000 or more!

We will create time-lapse style design videos to music – no talking, just you flexing your creative muscles and creating something awesome! Keep in mind you will be talking to a group of up to 25 enthusiastic flower design lovers at each workshop and we want you to be comfortable doing so. Whether you are an industry veteran who has been involved with workshops and teaching for years or you would like to get into the workshop scene, but just haven’t done it yet, we think this is an amazing opportunity to spread your design wings.

Here’s a snapshot on how this year’s contest will work (see full contest rules below):

  • Submit a short personality packed selfie-style video introducing yourself along with a 1-day workshop outline and a link to view a portfolio of your work below
  • A panel of Mayesh judges will select 1 winner
  • We will work with the winner to schedule a minimum of 4 workshops (can be more depending on schedules) at Mayesh branches

Do you think you have what it takes? Enter by August 19th via our contest entry form below! P.S. Your contest entry is not public – just Mayesh & you will know that you entered.

1 Grand Prize Winner

  • 2017 video series & 1-day workshop host with worldwide exposure
  • 20% of registration revenue – a potential of $5,000 or more!!
  • $1000 in Mayesh product
  • Monthly promotion of video via e-blast, blog, and social media
  • Link to winners website
  • Winner will be given rights to post Mayesh released videos on their website (altering video prohibited)

 

Contest Details

 

Timetable

  • July 19 – August 19, 2016 –  Accepting contest entries (ends 11:59PM PST)
  • August 20 – 26, 2016 – Mayesh staff reviews entries & selects 1 winner
  • August 29, 2016 – 2017 Mayesh Design Star winners announced!

 

Overview

Remember Mayesh is looking for personality, creativity, and technique.

  • Submit the following material to enter:
    • A short (1-3 minute) selfie-style video introducing yourself that shows off your personality, and telling us why you want to be our next Mayesh Design Star.
    • An outline of the details for your 1-day workshop (approximately 6 hours).
    • A link to view your design portfolio to showcase your range of design work
  • Using a professional videographer is not mandatory.
  • Previously submitted Mayesh Design Star contest videos will be disqualified.
  • Video submissions become the property of Mayesh Wholesale Florist, Inc.
  • Contestants do need to be a current Mayesh customer to participate.

**At any time during the process of the contest, Mayesh reserves the right to change details, dates, times, etc.

How to Enter

  • Use the entry form below to enter: Name, Email, Phone Number, City,Mayesh Branch, Mayesh rep, indication whether you have taught floral design before, YouTube or Vimeo link to your video, document for your workshop outline, and link to your design portfolio.
  • Judging Criteria:
    • Great personality that transcends on video
    • Passion for their craft
    • Creative, good design technique
    • Knowledgeable about the use, and care & handling of flowers
    • Tasteful

 

Mayesh Design Star & Mayesh Responsibilities

  • We ask that before deciding on whether to enter that you carefully review the responsibilities of the winner of the contest. If you feel you will not have the time, interest or ability to fulfill the responsibilities listed below we respectfully ask you to not participate.
  • Inability to complete all videos and/or workshops for the 2017 video design series to the satisfaction of Mayesh Wholesale Florist will result in forfeiture of prize.
  • Winning designer will be required to sign a contract outlining obligations.
  • Filming will take place at dates and places to be determined in 2016/2017.Mayesh will work with the 2017 Mayesh Design Star on what will work best for all parties involved.
    • We will film at 4 different dates that coincide with workshop dates (3 videos shoot per trip).
  • Each trip for a workshop will consist of 4 days:
    • Day 1: travel / prep
    • Day 2: filming videos
    • Day 3: prep / workshop
    • Day 4: travel home
  • There will be a minimum of 4 trips but could be more depending on schedules of the Design Star and Mayesh.
  • Mayesh will provide airfare & accommodations for all agreed upon destinations.
  • Mayesh will pay the 2017 Mayesh Design Star 20% of net sales revenue. Example:$250 for 1 day workshop; 25 max students
    $6250 total sales per workshop for 25 students
    $1250 fee for designer per workshop (20%)
    4 workshops = $5000 cash for designer
  • Mayesh supplies all flowers, containers and supplies used in videos and workshops (Mayesh reserves the right to determine focal flowers, and collaborates with winning designer as to recommendations for accompanying flowers and foliage’s).
  • A basic outline of each video, content and narration, will be submitted to and reviewed with Mayesh Wholesale Florist, Inc. before filming by the 2017 Mayesh Design Star.
  • Designer will supply their own tools.
  • Mayesh supplies internal company videographer.
  • Final videos will be edited by Mayesh Wholesale Florist, Inc.
  • Mayesh owns all rights to all videos.

 

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OFFICIAL RULES

The “2017 Mayesh Design Star Contest” is sponsored Mayesh Wholesale Florist (“Sponsor”). This contest is governed by these official rules (“Official Rules”). By participating in the contest, each entrant agrees to abide by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and understands that the results of the contest, as determined by Sponsor and its agents, are final in all respects. The contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the promotion will be directed to Sponsor, not Facebook.

ELIGIBILITY
The Contest is open to legal residents of the United States where not prohibited by law, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry who have Internet access and a valid e-mail account prior to the beginning of the Contest Period. Eligible contestants must also be a current Mayesh customer. Sponsor has the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant.

CONTEST PERIOD
The Contest begins at July 19, 2016 and ends at August 19, 2016, 11:59PM PST. (“Contest Period”). All entries (submissions) must be received on or before the time stated during that submission period. Sponsor reserves the right to extend or shorten the contest at their sole discretion.

HOW TO ENTER
You can enter the Contest through the Sponsor’s website. Entrants must fill out all required fields on the entry form and participate in the contest.

WINNER SELECTION
All eligible entries received during the Submission Period will gathered into a database at the end of the Submission Period. A winner will be chosen by a panel of judges selected by Sponsor.

The winners will be announced on or about August 29, 2016 on or about noon PST. Announcement and instructions will be sent to the e-mail address supplied on the potential prize winner’s entry form. Each entrant is responsible for monitoring his/her e-mail account for winning notification and receipt or other communications related to this contest. If a potential prize winner cannot be reached by Administrator (or Sponsor) within three (3) days, using the contact information provided at the time of entry and/or cannot complete responsibilities as listed above, that potential winner shall forfeit the prize. Upon the request of the Sponsor, the potential winner may be required to return an Affidavit of Eligibility, and IRS W-9 form. If a potential winner fails to comply with these official rules, that potential winner will be disqualified. Prizes may not be awarded if an insufficient number of eligible entries are received.

PRIZE:
Grand Prize:

  • named 2017 Mayesh Design Star
  • 2017 video series & 1-day workshop host with worldwide exposure
  • 20% of registration revenue – a potential of $5,000 or more!!
  • $1000 in Mayesh product
  • Airfare & accommodations for all travel destinations
  • Monthly promotion of video via e-blast, blog, and social media
  • Link to winners website
  • Winner will be given rights to post Mayesh released videos on their website (altering video prohibited)

Terms and conditions may apply. Incidental expenses and all other costs and expenses which are not specifically listed as part of a prize in these Official Rules and which may be associated with the award, acceptance, receipt and use of all or any portion of the awarded prize are solely the responsibility of the respective prize winner. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE IS SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.

ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS
Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives are not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Contest, including, but not limited to, errors in any printing or posting or these Official Rules, the selection and announcement of any winner, or the distribution of any prize. Any attempt to damage the content or operation of this Contest is unlawful and subject to possible legal action by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend or amend the Contest, without notice, and for any reason, including, without limitation, if Sponsor determines that the Contest cannot be conducted as planned or should a virus, bug, tampering or unauthorized intervention, technical failure or other cause beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Contest. In the event any tampering or unauthorized intervention may have occurred, Sponsor reserves the right to void suspect entries at issue. Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives, and any telephone network or service providers, are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunction, lost or delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, line failure or malfunction of any telephone network, computer equipment or software, the inability to access any website or online service or any other error, human or otherwise.

INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, THE FACEBOOK PLATFORM, ADMINISTRATOR, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS FROM ANY LIABILITY, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THAT ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES AND THE ACCEPTANCE, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE THAT MAY BE WON. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONDITION, FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY OF THE PRIZE. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM RESULTING FROM ACCESS TO OR THE DOWNLOAD OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONNECTED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES.

PUBLICITY
By participating, each entrant grants Sponsor permission to use his/her name, likeness or comments for publicity purposes without payment of additional consideration, except where prohibited by law.

SWEEPSTAKES SPONSORS
This contest is sponsored by:
Mayesh Wholesale Florist
5401 W. 104th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Any questions regarding this Contest should be directed to Mayesh here.

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2016 Mayesh Design Stars

2016 Mayesh Design Star

 

We had 17 amazing people enter our 2016 Mayesh Design Stars Contest and have collected over 2,000 votes! For the fourth time, we are unveiling our new Mayesh Design Star, but this year there is a twist as we are having TWO winners, with a prize package that included a Holland Flower Trip!!

 

Congratulations to Jerome Raska AIFD, AAF, PFCI, CF and Shawn Michael Foley!!

 

Jerome and Shawn join an exclusive club of elite designers and educators who have touched lives of floral designers all around the world with our videos. Mayesh’s YouTube channel has garnered well over 1,000,000 views with the majority of those views attributed to our Mayesh Design Stars’ videos! We are excited to see these two guys in action and cannot wait to share their first videos with you! Stay tuned …

 

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Mayesh Design Star Contest Vote: Top 10 Videos

 

Mayesh Design Star - Vote Now

Wow! We had 17 brave souls enter our 2016 Mayesh Design Star Contest!  Thank you to all of you who put yourselves out there and entered.  I know it isn’t easy to get in front of the camera and I really appreciate all of your time and effort!

It is now time to reveal the top 10 videos (not listed in any particular order), and let the public vote to help us decided our top 5!  You have until Friday, September 11th (11:45 PM EST) to vote for who you would like to see as a Mayesh Design Star.  Once we get the votes in, our internal Mayesh team will review the top 5 and decide who will be our next TWO Mayesh Design Stars!! The winners will be revealed no later than September 16th!

1. Shawn Michael Foley

2. Sussanna Davidson

3. Amanda Johnson

4. Annie Chen

5. Kenneth Snauwaert Aifd

6. Annie Flores

7. Jerome Raska

8. Ken Senter AIFD

9. Adrianna Duran-Leon Aifd

10. Bill Hamilton

Mayesh Design Star Contest featuring Bill Hamilton Designs from Shane Tincu on Vimeo.

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Are You The Next Mayesh Design Star (MDS2016)

Mayesh Design Star 2016

 
Mayesh Customers, enter to become the 2016 Mayesh Design Star Host! This year there will be 2 winners! 2 Mayesh Design Stars!

Here’s a snapshot on how this year’s contest will work (see full contest rules below):

  • Submit your video on Facebook August 10-21
  • Mayesh will select 10 semi-finalists
  • A public vote will take place to narrow the contestants to 5 finalists
  • The 2016 Mayesh Design Stars will be selected by an internal team from the 5 finalists

Do you think you have what it takes? Submit your video August 10th – 21st via our Facebook Mayesh Design Stars Contest tab!

Here’s what our other Mayesh Design Stars – Beth, Jodi, and Mandy – had to say about being a MDS:

 

Mayesh Design Star 2016

 

PRIZES

2 Grand Prize Winners

  • Holland flower trip that includes: air, transportation, and hotel accommodations for two (2) for 5 nights/6 days.
  • Attend the IFTF ( International Floriculture Trade Fair) show where vendors set up amazing floral displays and conduct design demonstrations (typically held early November), visit the Aalsmeer Flower Auction – the world’s largest flower auction which resides in the world’s 4th largest building, and visit a few Dutch growers as well all guided by Patrick Dahlson, CEO of Mayesh. (Prize value will be up to $4000)
  • 2016 video series host
  • Videos created and hosted by winning host designer will be posted on dedicated page on mayesh.com
  • Monthly promotion of video via e-blast, blog, and social media
  • Link to winners website
  • Winner will be given rights to post Mayesh released videos on their website (altering video prohibited)

 

Rules, Regulations & Details

Timetable

  • August 10 – 21st, 2015 – Submit your video via Facebook (Mayesh Design Star tab; ends 11:59PM EST)
  • August 22th – September 6th , 2015 – Mayesh staff reviews videos, chooses 10 semi-finalists
  • September 7th, 2015 – 10 semi-finalists are announced
  • September 7th – 11th , 2015 – 5 days of voting (open to public) to determine 5 finalists
  • September 12th – 15th, 2015 – Mayesh staff reviews voting & selects winners.
  • September 16, 2015 – 2016 Mayesh Design Star winners announced!

 

Overview

Remember Mayesh is looking for personality, creativity, and technique.

  • Submit a 3 – 5 minute video showcasing the making of an arrangement while narrating (longer videos will be accepted but only judged by the first 5 minutes). The video must contain the following criteria:
    • Showcase the making of the design that includes fresh cut flowers.
      Be narrated by the designer in real time and should include verbiage as it pertains to:
      Type of flowers and characteristics.
    • Use of props/supplies/containers and how they enhance the floral design.
    • Why you would want to be and should be the “Mayesh Design Star”.
  • It is the contestant’s responsibility to supply flowers, props and containers for his/her entry. Mayesh Wholesale Florist, Inc. does not supply any floral products for entry submissions. However, Mayesh will offer a 25% discount on flowers, up to a $100 value.Prep work may be done in advance (flower conditioning, greening, wiring, etc.) but any tips or tricks, techniques or products used should be explained.
  • There are no regulations pertaining to style or size of arrangement, number of flowers, size or expense of containers and props.
  • Using a professional videographer is not mandatory but is welcome.
  • Previously submitted Mayesh Design Star contest videos will be disqualified.
  • Video submissions become the property of Mayesh Wholesale Florist, Inc.
  • Contestants do need to be a current Mayesh customer to participate.

**At any time during the process of the contest, Mayesh reserves the right to change details, dates, times, etc.

 

How to Submit Your Video

  • Videos will be submitted through Facebook
    • User will visit the “MDS2016” tab and enter the following information: Name, Email, Phone Number, City, Mayesh Branch, Mayesh rep, YouTube or Vimeo link to your Design Star audition video.
      • **For Vimeo and YouTube videos, you must allow other people to download the source video.
    • Videos will be private and not visible to the public from the contest page.
    • Judging Criteria:
      • Great personality that transcends on video
      • Ability to narrate work and design simultaneously
      • Passion for their craft
      • Creative, good design technique
      • Knowledgeable about the use, and care & handling of flowers
      • Tasteful

 

Responsibilities of Mayesh Design Stars Host 2015

  • We ask that before deciding on whether to enter that you carefully review the responsibilities of the winner of the contest. If you feel you will not have the time, interest or ability to fulfill the responsibilities listed below we respectfully ask you to not participate.
    Inability to complete all videos for the 2016 video design series to the satisfaction of Mayesh Wholesale Florist will result in forfeiture of prize.
  • Winning designers will be required to sign a contract outlining obligations.
  • Filming will take place at dates and places to be determined in 2015/2016. Mayesh will work with the 2016 Mayesh Design Stars on what will work best for all parties involved. We will strive to keep travel to 2 trips (3 videos shoot per trip).  Travel and accommodations will be taken care of by Mayesh.
  • Each Mayesh Design Star will shoot 6 flower design videos.
  • Mayesh supplies all flowers, containers and supplies used in videos (Mayesh reserves the right to determine focal flowers, and collaborates with winning designer as to recommendations for accompanying flowers and foliage’s). A basic outline of each video, content and narration, will be submitted to and reviewed with Mayesh Wholesale Florist before filming by the 2016 Mayesh Design Star.
  • Designer will supply their own tools.
  • Mayesh supplies internal company videographer.
  • Final videos will be edited by Mayesh Wholesale Florist.
  • All design videos must demonstrate the same overall quality as original winning video.
  • Mayesh owns all rights to all videos.
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Inside the Life of a Mayesh Design Star

Thinking about entering our MDS2013 video contest, but aren’t sure?  I interviewed our 2012 Mayesh Design Star, Mandy Majerik AIFD PFCI in hopes to answer some of the questions you may have and shed light on what you have in store if you win our MDS2013 contest!

 

What’s this experience been like for you?

It has been a very, very positive one! When I decided to turn in a video, I never knew that this is what it would turn into and I think it’s only going to get better as Holland gets closer and closer! 😉

I have had to challenge myself to be creative and make sure that my video content not only shows off beautiful flowers but also lets the audience into my design aesthetic and style.

How could it be better?

I think that this process has shown me exactly what it is like to design for the camera – to the camera. As a designer it is difficult and takes a bit of practice to create an arrangement (especially large ones) focused forward at all times. Also, cutting the design time down to show the steps/process of the design – I think this is where it is so important for the videographer to work magic. The audience must remember that the primary purpose of the video is to highlight the floral content and give minimal directions/mechanics for the arrangement – it comes down to being a time issue.

Do you feel like being our Mayesh Design Star has helped your career?  Did the extra exposure help open any new doors for you?

Of course! I have been interviewed for several publications with a Mayesh Design Star (MDS) twist/undertone – the main one being Floriology. Floral industry professionals have recognized me and now have an outlet to preview my work and my presentation to be able to offer up other design jobs with various companies.

[Check out the Floriology article on page 5]

Anything else you’d like to share about the experience?

I know it has saved money to be able to shoot the rest of the videos in AL since Wes and I are so close. Although, I think beginning the video series in LA is the perfect way to kick off the series. It really gave me the opportunity to visit with all of the staff, shake hands, gives hugs, eat lunch together and really learn the inner workings of the warehouse, etc. I was awed by the variety and was able to feel comfortable knowing that the variety was there in case I needed it. Really developing the personal relationships with the staff was very important to be able to personally promote myself as being proud of the standards this company upholds. I was honored to be chosen as the MDS spokesperson!

How do you think we can make the contest better?

I definitely think one of the keys of this run of successful videos was the videographer and my relationship. I was very comfortable with Wes and Tera and it made the process a very quick and easy and less “takes.” A professional/edgy presentation must keep you a step above some the DIY You tubers….

In the rules, you might address a *professional videographer is not mandatory but also it is welcome. I personally knew so so so many of my peers would be watching, I wanted to make sure that my ideas and insights and inspiration came though by telling my story and my design. Some thought that the professionalism might have given me a few points ahead but of course it did in viewer’s minds! I knew how important every detail would be on making a lasting impression.

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Well, there you have it in Mandy’s own words!  Do you have any other questions?  Enter them in the comments below and I will do my best to answer them.  Can’t wait to watch all of your videos very soon!

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