MDS2014: Mayesh Design Stars Contest

 

Yes, you read correctly, the title says “stars” with an “s”! Mayesh is freshening up the game! We still want you to submit your video entry, but this year we will not have just 1 grand prize winner, but 3 finalists that will compete all year long to be our 2015 host! For 2014, the host will be Jodi Duncan AIFD, this year’s Mayesh Design Star!  Each finalist will be working alongside with Jodi to collaborate on featured designs and to help you through the filming process!

Do you think you have what it takes? Submit your video August 15th – 30th via our Facebook Mayesh Design Stars Contest tab! All final details will be revealed on August 15 once the contest is live.

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

  • Submit your 3-5 minute video showcasing your design and real-time narration skills
  • Mayesh will select 6-10 semi-finalists
  • A public vote will take place to select 3 finalists
  • Each finalist will work with this year’s host, Jodi Duncan AIFD, on 3 videos (2 will be used during the year)
  • The finalists will compete to be our 2015 host based on video performance

 

Do you think you have what it takes? Submit your video August 15th – 30th via our Facebook Mayesh Design Stars Contest tab!

**IMPORTANT: Be sure you are able to travel October 23-26 (dates may change, but will be within that range) as this is when we will film. Potential hosts will need to be able to travel again a the end of October-December for filming of the 2015 series.

Timetable
  • August 15 – 30, 2013 – Submit your video via Facebook (Mayesh Design Star tab; ends 11:59PM PST)
  • August 31st – September 7th , 2013 – Mayesh staff reviews videos, chooses 6-10 semi-finalists
  • September 10th, 2013 – 6-10 semi-finalists are announced
  • September 10th – 16th , 2013 – 1 week of voting (open to public) to determine winner
  • September 18th, 2013 – Mayesh Design Stars winner announced!
  • **October 23-26, 2013 – filming with Mayesh Design Stars will take place
  • November 2014 – the 2015 Mayesh Design Star Host will be announced
  • December 2014 – the 2015 Mayesh Design Star Host video will go live
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
Finalists
  • The 3 finalists compete to be our 2015 host based on video performance – which will include video views, audience retention, and video content.
  • Other considerations such as work ethic, working within a team, etc. may be taken into consideration.
  • The 2015 Mayesh Design Stars host will be selected by Mayesh Wholesale Florist based on first 2 points listed above.

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

Prizes

We are still working out all of the details, but the 2015 host will be the one to win the big floral industry related trip! As a reminder, Mandy was sent on a super cool Holland trip and Jodi is attending the 2014 WAFA show in Dublin, Ireland! Who knows what the next trip choices will be…

So what do you say? Are you game? Get Fresh with Mayesh!

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