MAY 1 and MAY 2!

Contests where winners are announced during FlowerMart's opening ceremony are the Purcell Literary Contest and the Hilda Mae Snoops Art Contest, both offering a cash prize and ribbon and an honorable mention ribbon. The young people's eligibility has changed in both contests.

Here is the flyer for the Purcell Literary Contest. Click on the image to print out the PDF and be sure to follow the rules.

Here is the entry form for the 2015 Hilda Mae Snoops Art Contest for high school students. Click on the image to print out the PDF. Be sure to follow the rules and get your entry in by April 17.

On FlowerMart Friday morning, the vendors will participate in the Booth Decorating Contest.


Colorful and generally handmade hats will be on glorious display in the Grand Hat Contest where winners will be announced in five adult categories and four kids' categories. Here is the entry form.


The popular Pet Contest will take place at noon on Saturday. Dress up your pet or enter him/her au naturel, tell the judges what makes him/her so special and win a great prize and ribbon. Please click on the link.
This year, the Costume Contest and Over The Top Fabulous Hat Contest are morphing into a new contest called the Best FlowerMart Fashionista Contest. So wear your spring outfit and chapeau, add a little FlowerMart chic and enter to win a fabulous prize and ribbon.

We'll end again late Saturday with the lively Dance Contest. Put on your terpsichorean boots and cut a rug to win a nice prize and a ribbon.

Here are the winners in the 2014 contests:

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Grand Prize winner
Photo: Jo Suman

with prizes donated by the Maryland Jockey Club, Toby’s Dinner Theatre, Martha Dougherty and Tark’s Grill

Grand Prize: Two Sisters Pottery - www.2spbaltimore.com
Specialty Garden: Emerge, Inc.
Arts and Crafts: love & glitter:
Community Interest: Planet Awkward



The FlowerMart 50/50 Raffle

Winner of $305.00
Gary Hopkins
Seller of Winning Ticket ($50): Sue Carlin


1st Place Winner
Photo: Jo Suman

1st Place Artwork
Photo: Jo Suman

The Hilda Mae Snoops Art Contest
for middle schoolers with cash prizes from 1st Mariner Bank:

1st place:
Cecy Granados, Reyna Marquez, Richard Ortega, Lakeland Elementary/Middle School

2nd place:
Anna Thompson, Severn River Middle School

3rd place:
Hanna Ko, Severna Park Middle School

Honorable Mention:
Alexi Chavez, Severn River Middle School


1st Place Winner
Photo: Jo Suman

The Pet Contest
prizes and treats for the pets provided by Pet Valu, Ron Peltzer and Direct Recycling:

First place: Jimi, Yorkshire Terrier, owned by Toriano
2nd place: Waffles , mixed breed, owned by Pamela Germain
3rd place Hogan, Basenji, owned by Scott Thurston




Dance Contest winner with Russ and Gigi
Photo: Jo Suman

2014 Dance Contest
with prizes donated by the Hyatt Regency, Mick O’Shea’s, World of Beer and Martha Dougherty:

Salsa: Katie and Justin Zook
Swing: Keisha Bates and Patrick Indenbaum
Freestyle: Amandine Waldman

To see photos of the Dance Contest and FlowerMart, click on this link:

To see a video of the Freestyle Dance Contest, click on this link:



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Grand Hat Contest winners
Photo: Jo Suman

Grand Hat Contest
sponsored by the Wyndham Peabody Court Hotel:

GRAND PRIZE: Finnian McClain
Floral Fantasy: Savannah Decker
All About Me: (tie): Henry McClain and Marri Mullony

Watch Emcee Steve Fertig interview the young contestants to find out how the hats were made:
Part 1
Part 2

GRAND PRIZE: Julia Johnson
Most Creative: Jennifer Freese
Fancy Florals: Laura Touhey
Best of Baltimore: Miranda McClain
Out-of-the-Hatbox: Lori Gerus



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Over The Top Fabulous Hat Contest winners
Photo: Jo Suman

Over The Top Fabulous Hat Contest
with prizes donated by Brookshire Suites, Hyatt Regency, The Brewer’s Art and the National Aquarium:

Best Flower Hat: Kendra Parlock
runner up: Rhonda
Best Fascinator: Rose Mupende
Most Outrageous Hat: Lelia Hopkins
Largest Hat: Maria K. Crowley




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Best Flower Costume Contest winners
Photo: Jo Suman

Best Flower Costume Contest
with prizes donated by the Helmand Restaurant, Let’s Dish and Raimondi’s Florist

Most Creative Costume: Laurel and Nikia
Most Beautiful Flower: Rose Mupende
Most Unique Costume: Lila Rose Foti