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Theo Boerma Cup 2021

The Theo Boerma Cup is an international Floral Design Cup held in honor of Theo Boerma, the founder of the Boerma Instituut. This year the Theo Boerma Cup was planned be held on June 19th and 20th of 2020 but due to the corona virus we are postponing it to June 2022.

40th Anniversary edition

The Theo Boerma Cup will be a bit bigger than previous editions. For this edition, the Theo Boerma Cup will be two rounds, spread over two days.

Day 1. 
The theme for this year’s Theo Boerma Cup is ‘Floristry Over the Decades’.
Each competitor is allowed to create a design according to this theme.
The design should clearly reflect the time period chosen by the designer.
Dimensions of the design are restricted to: 1m x 1m x 2,2m

After the scheduled time, the arrangements will be judged by a jury of three.
3 competitors will be selected to compete the next day during the finals.

Day 2.
The three finalists will make a surprise arrangement.
For the finals, these three competitors will get a surprise package.
They will compete on stage during the Aalsmeer Flower Festival at the Boerma Instituut.


In order to participate in the Theo Boerma Cup, you first have to submit your CV and a portfolio of your work by e-mail to info@boerma.nl
Registration costs € 50,- is open until March 15th.
At the latest you will hear 7 days after the registration deadline whether you are accepted or not.

Number of Competitors

There is a maximum of 15 competitors.


  • The minimum age is 18.
  • The participant has to have at least 2 years of experience in the field of floristry.
  • The participant must have had an education level at least similar to the Professional Dutch Floral Design course.

Contest rules

Materials necessary to create the flower arrangements are supplied by the participants.
Further information will be sent to participants after registration.


The competition will be held on the premises of the Boerma Instituut:
Legmeerdijk 227
1432KA Aalsmeer
The Netherlands


The 1st prize

  • As is tradition, the prestigious ‘Theo Boerma Cup’ trophy created by Mark van Kuppevelt;
  • Master Class to be decided.
  • € 100,- Alflora Aalsmeer voucher.
  • T.b.a. prize from Oasis

The 2nd prize

  • € 50,- Alflora Aalsmeer gift voucher;
  • Tba prize from Oasis
  • 2 Floral Design books from the Dutch Floral Design Supplies store.

The 3rd prize

  • € 25,- Alflora Aalsmeer gif voucher;
  • T.b.a. prize from Oasis
  • 1 Floral Design book from the Dutch Floral Design Supplies store.


If you have any inquiries, please send an e-mail to info@boerma.nl

17 June 2022 @ 10:00 - 16:00

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17 June 2022
10:00 - 16:00