International Flower Competition is a non-profit incentive whose overall aim is social and cultural development, focused to enhance the visible environment. There have been many initiatives in the past to encourage the beautification of the surrounding habitats, eliminate street litter and garbage and to encourage the local inhabitants to take pride in their living environment. These initiatives have mostly failed because of two main factors:
- The effort to encourage the residents to spruce up their surroundings was presented in an unappealing way and no obvious rewards; in other words it wasn’t any fun!
- The initiative only dealt with the symptom not the cause and didn’t attempt to promote the ideal of self-beautification with an individual sense of beauty.
Our aims are:
- Preserving the existence of bees.
- Promoting luxury and beauty to people's lives while safeguarding the environment.
to use this competition to not only have a particular individual winner /s but also to improve and beautify the collective environment through a sponsored and “fun” competition that is simple, easy and free with the added major incentive of serious prize money.
In realizing these aims we will be encouraging actions that foster a better quality of life for all, promoting a beautiful and more pleasant environment in towns and villages. Through this annual competition individuals are encouraged to cooperate in beautifying their surroundings thereby improving the quality of life for both inhabitants and visitors. The competition will encourage the enhancement of the living spaces by the planting of flowers and shrubs, by the development and maintenance of green spaces and by generally fostering developments, which are ecologically and environmentally sensitive. To be concise we will be:
- Creating a sense of community and responsibility among the dwellers of our towns and villages to the importance of living within a beautiful landscape:
- Encourage awareness for an environmental and ecological approach to daily life.
- Convincing people to become active participants in their own community.