2016 Award Winners
AIFD® announced five 2016 award winners on July 5 during the Institute’s Awards Ceremony held in conjunction with the National Symposium “Inspiration” in Orange County, Calif.
Award of Distinguished Service to the Floral Industry
Jim DelPrince AIFD, CFD
Award of Distinguished Service to AIFD
Lori Novak AIFD, CFD
Lori Novak AIFD, CFD has been recognized with the Award of Distinguished Service to AIFD. This award is given to longstanding members of the American Institute of Floral Designers in grateful recognition of extraordinary service to the Institute, upholding its goals and supporting its activities. Novak was honored for her determined and sustained support of AIFD. Lori serves on the AIFD Board of Directors, is a three time Symposium Program Coordinator, a member of the Financial Committee, and a Southwest Regional Chapter Board member among many other volunteer positions.
Award of Merit Industry
Fiesta Parade Floats
Award of Design Influence
René van Rems AIFD, CFD
|René van Rems AIFD, CFD has been recognized with the Award of Design Influence. This is an award that is presented to floral design visionaries whose creative body of work has national influence and constitutes a legacy of innovation.|
Award of Merit – Non-Industry
Ellen DeGeneres has been recognized with the Award of Merit – Non-Industry. This is an award that is presented to individuals outside the floral industry who are selected because of their personal or professional use of fresh flowers in such a manner as to be a credit to the floral profession.