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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.

Floral Design Elements: Memorial Wreath With Jerome Raska

MEMORIAL-WREATH
In this edition of his Mayesh Design Star Series, Jerome shows us a quick and easy way to make a memorial wreath using Aspidistra leaves to cover the foam with a ribboning technique.

Featured product: Aspidistra leaves, white chrysanthemum,

Materials: Floral foam ring.

Featured product: Aspidistra leaves, white chrysanthemum; Materials: Floral foam ring.

Floral Design Elements: Body Botanicals with Shawn Michael Foley

floral design elements - body flowers

In this edition of his Mayesh Design Star series, Shawn shows us his tips and tricks for what he is most known for, adhering different botanicals to the body.  He demonstrates 3 different ways to attach flowers safely, securely and without causing breakouts. Have fun with this one!

Featured product: Dutch hydrangea, burgundy mokara orchids, air plant, coral fern,clarinervium leaves, green parrot tulips and yellow ranunculus.

Materials used: Cellophane, Oasis cold glue,  non-toxic school glue, ribbon or fabric and flexible fabric band-aid.

 

Floral Design Elements: Flower Crowns with Jerome Raska

how-to flower crown

In this edition of his Mayesh Design Star Series, Jerome Raska shows us how to make floral crowns. These crowns are wildly popular in wedding work and for summer festivals.

Featured product: Ivy, rosemary, delphinium, hypericum and hanging amaranthus.

Materials: bullion wire and cold glue.

Enjoy!

 

Floral Design Elements: Utilizing Stems with Shawn

flower stem floral design
In this edition of his Design Star series, Shawn shows us how to get more bang for our buck by using discarded stems in design work. Not only can you make a sturdy armature with interesting texture, but you can also add architectural lines as well to make your floral designs more modern. In addition, Shawn demonstrates how to make a rope out of inexpensive greens to weave throughout designs to really set them apart from the rest!

Enjoy!

 

Floral Design Elements: Cascading Bridal Bouquet with Jerome

In this installment of his Design Star Series, Jerome Raska brings us back to the traditional cascading bouquet with elevated style and an impeccable choice of product including succulents, ivy, and ranunculus. Also, David Austin roses are added to not only add luscious beauty but a wonderful fragrance to match.

Featured product: Ivy, red peonies, red ranunculus, pink ranunculus, David Austin rose Charity Auswater, David Austin rose Miranda, succulents, and lycopodium.

Materials: Caged foam bouquet holder and aluminum flat wire.

Interview with Mayesh Design Star Shawn Michael Foley

Shawn Michael Foley Mayesh Design Star Interview

 

Last month, you got to know Mayesh Design Star Jerome Raska, and this month, we’d love to introduce you to our second Design Star, Shawn Michael Foley! His first video was posted earlier this week and has been a huge hit – if you haven’t seen it yet, but sure to check it out here!

 

Tell us a little bit about yourself and who you are, so our followers can get to know one of our 2016 Mayesh Design Stars a little bit better!

I’m a Wisconsin born floral designer, mentor and friend-tor living in Birmingham, AL.  I’m one of the lead wedding designers of HotHouse Design Studio.

My passion for creative expression and curiosity has fueled my drive in the floral industry. I am best known for my “Human Form Project.” An annually themed floral art/fashion series showcasing a fusion of beauty, blooms, and body.

I have been honored to have been published in several European magazines including Flowers World and Blomter.

My heart lies in education and I strive to push the art of flowers to sharp new places.

 

Shawn Michael Foley Mayesh Design Star Interview

Photo by BC Photography

How did you end up in the flower industry? Was it intentional, or did it just “kind of happen”, as many people in the business claim?

I fell into this industry quite by accident. I simply answered a want ad for a floral designer with absolutely no experience. They told me the hired me solely because of my personality, which is good considering I didn’t have a CLUE as to what I was getting into! After only a few months I started to fall in love with flowers and the industry as a whole and I haven’t looked back since.

How would you describe your design style?  What trends do you see happening in flowers right now?

I would say my style has a European tone to it.  I love to incorporate botanicals that aren’t just blooms and flowers.

 

Shawn Michael Foley Mayesh Design Star Interview

Photo by The McCartney’s Photography

 

Currently with Trends, in my market you are definitely seeing a split in styles. If it’s garden and gathered you are seeing a ton of greenery, they love it they want it can’t get enough of it.

OR!  They want super clean, classic, larger blooms like garden roses, peony, dahlias etc and little to NO foliage at all.

 

Shawn Michael Foley Mayesh Design Star Interview

Photo by The McCartney’s Photography

 

Favorite flower? 

My favorite flower really changes a lot.  I love so many of them for their different personalities. If I had to choose just one I am a huge sucker for a chocolate/black Dahlia. Sentimentally though, my favorite flower is the chrysanthemum.  I remember picking them for my grandma and grandpa before school when I was young. Their fragrance still reminds me of them to this day.

 

How do you hope to inspire your audience as one of our 2016 Mayesh Design Stars?

I want to bring Mayesh viewers a sense of fun and show them some fun tricks that are simple to pull off but look complex once finished. We all need to remember that we LOVE flowers and we can’t let the day in and day out aspect of the business let us forget that. Flowers are beautiful, fun and exciting! Let’s dive in together and create amazing floral things!

 

And as a follow-up, what do you want them to take away from your videos?

That one new trick that helps you land that client.  That one new idea that refreshes your imagination… and that one spark that refuels your passion for flowers!

 

Lastly, what is one piece of advice you’d like to go back and tell yourself during the first year of designing? 

It’s not a race, enjoy the journey.  Also, weird/funky does not equal good, self-editing is the key to success.

 

Shawn Michael Foley Mayesh Design Star Interview

Shawn Michael Foley Mayesh Design Star Interview

Shawn Michael Foley Mayesh Design Star Interview

Photos by BC Photography

Floral Design Elements: Structured Garden Style with Shawn Michael Foley

Floral Design Elements: Structured Garden Style with Shawn Michael   

In the first video of his Mayesh Design Star series, Shawn Micheal Foley creates a garden style arrangement with a strong structure, a modern line and a soft focal point. This type of design is perfect for the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday!

Featured product: Red Heart roses, black ranunculus, agonis foliage, seeded eucalyptus, black magic roses, burgundy anemones,  rose hips and astrantia.

Materials: Oasis MaxLife foam and vintage black amethyst glass wear.

Interview with Mayesh Design Star Jerome Raska

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As many of you know, this year we selected not one, but TWO Mayesh Design Stars! They’ll be switching off months, and this January we kicked off 2016 with designer Jerome Raska of Blumz by JR Designs in Detroit, MI. We thought it would be fun for you to get to know our Design Star’s a bit better, so we asked them a few questions – up first, Jerome!

Tell us a little bit about yourself and who you are, so our followers can get to know one of our 2016 Mayesh Design Stars a little bit better!

Growing up in a small rural community in Michigan about 50 miles north of Detroit have a college background in textiles and business management.  I have been in the floral industry for over 25 years, starting out in the fashion industry as a visual merchandiser and fashion coordinator.

 

How did you end up in the flower industry? Was it intentional, or did it just “kind of happen”, as many people in the business claim?

With my visual merchandise experience as a foundation, I worked at a farmers market in the summer months selling garden flowers for family members, creating bouquets and eventually doing some intimate weddings. Was presented an opportunity to buy a small floral shop and jumped at the opportunity…

 

How would you describe your design style? What trends do you see happening in flowers right now?

The key to being a good designer in retail today is to be versatile… I can create many styles of design, however, my favorite is anything that involves natural free flowing product much like it grows in nature partnered with mosses and branches.

 

Favorite flower? 

Really, whatever I am working with at the time…. I like them all for different reasons

 

How do you hope to inspire your audience as one of our 2016 Mayesh Design Stars?

My goal is really to offer tips and tricks for good mechanics as well and inspiration to create…. Allow the product you are working with to guide you in the placement and final design.

 

And as a follow-up, what do you want them to take away from your videos?

Great design is awesome, impeccable mechanics are not optional and pricing for profit is essential to continued existence.

 

Lastly, what is one piece of advice you’d like to go back and tell yourself during the first year of designing? 

The first year and really ALWAYS, be open to suggestions and learn from everyone you come in contact with!  Floral design is a journey!

Floral Design Elements with Jerome Raska: Designing With Bulb Flowers

Floral Design Elements with Jerome Raska: Designing With Bulb Flowers

Happy New Year!! We are kicking off 2016 with our new Mayesh Design Stars – Jermone Raska and Shawn Michael Foley. We are super excited to share with you our fourth year of floral design videos with the guys alternating months and up first is Jerome.

In the first installment of his Design Star series, Jerome uses tulips on the bulb along with other natural materials to create a floral design that brings nature into your home.

Featured product: Mossy Branches, bulb tulips, birch branch, moss and angel vine.

Materials: Ceramic container, duct tape, floral foam, glue pan, wooden floral picks, and paper covered bind wire.

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