Mayesh Design Star Contest 2014: Changes Explained


You might be wondering why we decided to change up our Mayesh Design Stars contest this year …. and I’m here to help.

First, we just wanted to try something new and shake things up a bit while giving the opportunity to more than just 1 winner.  We have so many talented people in our industry and we hope that the way we have set up this year’s contest will be a little less intimidating to those who may have not entered in the previous years.

Which brings me to why we involved our 2013 Mayesh Design Star, Jodi Duncan AIFD.  She is great in front of the camera, for sure, but have you seen her interact with an audience or another designer?  We all here at Mayesh loved watching the interactions and thought she would be amazing working with our finalists for next year’s videos.  Putting two designers in front to the camera will add another layer of personality and Jodi’s presence will help calm the nerves of those who are doing something brand new.

If you want exposure, then you will get it.  Our first 2 seasons have gained well over 280,000 views already and is steadily rising!  This is a great way to give to and be a bigger part of the floral industry!  You will be well known across the country and even the world.  Yes, the majority of our viewers are from the U.S., but the top 5 countries after that is Canada, United Kingdom, Mexico, Poland, and Germany.  Pretty cool, if you ask me! 😉

So get your video cameras, Flips (do people still buy those), or even your smart phones out and show us what you’ve got!  You only need to create a 3-5 minute video.  We are looking for a personality that shines, design skills, and ideas that are different than the everyday normal.  We are super excited and hope you are too!

If you have any questions or concerns, let me know via the comments below or use our contact form.  I will respond as quickly as possible.

Good luck to everyone!


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