American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD)
Winner of the 2023 PHS Bronze Medal. Established in 1965, the American Institute of Floral Designers is the floral industry's leading non-profit organization dedicated to establishing, maintaining, and recognizing the highest standard of professional floral design. AIFD and its worldwide accredited members are in the forefront of the industry in presenting educational design programs and in designing flowers for such renowned events as the Tournament of Roses Parade, Academy Awards, and Presidential inaugurations. They are an extraordinary group of talented artists.
Arrange, Floral and Event Design
Winner of the 2023 Emile H. Geschick Memorial Award and PHS Bronze Medal. Eric Schellack, the free-spirited creative force behind Arrange Design, has been creating innovative designs throughout the Philadelphia region for over 20 years. As a designer, Eric has had the privilege to share his floral designs as far as Mexico, Singapore, and Hawaii. Eric has been proud to participate in the Philadelphia Flower Show with Arrange Design for the past 6 years. Arrange is a full-service design company that focuses strictly on event design and looks to create sculptural, creative, and original ways to bring your special moments to life. Arrange Design is located in Haddonfield, New Jersey.
Black Girl Florists
Winner of the 2023 PHS Gardening for the Greater Good Award and PHS Silver Medal. The goal of Black Girl Florists is to promote and support Black women florists, their creativity, and contributions to the industry, while acting as a space for support, connection, and educational resources. Black Girl Florists values fostering connections and creating a space for networking. The organization is committed to bridging that gap, so they can financially, mentally, physically and creatively support their hardworking membership. Black Girl Florists believes that the accomplishments of their members is good news and should be celebrated out loud -- from being published to acknowledgment in our own cities and communities.