Students Amaze Symposium Attendees at AIFD Student Design Competition

Several floral design students made their mark at AIFD’s 2022 Student Floral Design Competition that was held as part of AIFD’s 2022 National Symposium “ROOTS” in Las Vegas, Nev.,  July 4 – 9. A full listing of all winners is posted below.

2022 AIFD Student Design Winners


1st – Emily Maldondo – Texas A&M University
2nd – Kiara Benavides – Cal Poly State University
3rd – Sabrina Chapman – Texas A&M University


1st – Gabrielle Day – Ohio State University
2nd – Hannah Price – Western Kentucky University
3rd – Kiara Benavides – Cal Poly State University

Interpretive Design

1st – Samantha Barber – Seneca College
2nd – Madison Baker – New Mexico State University
3rd – Lilianna Welch – Western Kentucky University

Fashion Flowers

1st – Alexandra Gast – University of Missouri
2nd – TIE: Samantha Barber – Seneca College, Kiara Benavides – Cal Poly State University and Sabrina Chapman – Texas A&M University
3rd – Hannah Price – Western Kentucky University

People’s Choice: 

Kiara Benavides – Cal Poly State University

Overall Student Highest Score: 

Kiara Benavides – Cal Poly State University

Overall School: 

Seneca College

Student AIFD (SAIFD) maintains chapters at 15 colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada. SAIFD Chapters not only compete in the Annual Student Design Competition during AIFD’s National Symposium but also host Artist in Residence Programs throughout the year. Chapter members also receive sponsorships to attend the National Symposium from AIFD members and Industry Partners through the AIFD Foundation.