Thank you all the Ikebana students who contributed this quarter.

The Ikebana Gallery Award Committee is pleased to announce that the following works have been selected as semi-finalists of the Ikebana Gallery Award 2022 for the June 2022 quarter. Congratulations to the students whose works have been selected for the semi-final.

We thank Louise Worner, one of our committee members, for her great help in selecting the semi-finalists this time.   

Notice 1.

If you have not sent us your details and a list of materials for your work (check our Award page), please contact us soon. If we don't hear from you, your work may not be considered for selection for the finalists. 

Notice 2.

Please also contact us if you have been selected but you are not eligible for this award. 

Notice 3. 

We also require a short email from your teacher to certify that you are eligible for the award. Please ask your teacher to copy the following and send us an email. "I read and understand the eligibility for the Ikebana Gallery Award. I certify that the student is learning ikebana for less than five years, and that the selected work is created by the student without any alteration by her teacher or others" 

Please send us (ikebana.gallery@gmail.com) the email  by the end of July 2022. You can attach the email or short notice at the time of submitting your work.

Next Steps

In August 2022, the finalists will be selected from all of the the semi-finalists' works, and will be sent to our special judges.

The winner of the Ikebana Gallery Award 2022 will be announced on this website and Ikebana Gallery Facebook page in August 2022. 

Melbourne Ikebana Festival will invite the winner of the Ikebana Gallery Award and her teacher to join their Hanadayori project, which will be published online, in an eBook and a photo book. The winner will be able to not just add international award and publication items in their cv, but also contribute to the international promotion of ikebana.     

Finally

We will accept entries for the Ikebana Gallery Award 2023 only once a year. The period to enter is from 24 to 30 June 2023. Please visit our guideline page.


Name:  Violet Lee Address:  Hong Kong Ikebana School: Sogetsu Teacher: Ho Hin Shing Materials: Leopard Lily, Balloon Plant Title:  Undercurrent

Violet displays a wonderful sensitivity to her chosen materials. She has created a strong sense of movement through the creation of well defined lines that also emphasises negative space. Violet's strategically placed balloon plant creates a strong focal point, which also emphasises the overall movement of the arrangement.


Nguyen Thuha, Hanoi, Vietnam Sogetsu. Summer sunshine. Ingredients: Sunflower, pear branches, palm leaves and Japanese Daisy.  Teacher: KimTa

There is a wonderful sensibility in the choice of materials. The contrast of dry and fresh materials compliments the vase. The sunflowers are well placed as they do not overpower the arrangement, and complement the purple daisies. The placement of the sunflowers, daisies and palm creates a focal point, which complements the lines of the extended sunflower and pear branches.

Hoa Ti Gon Tim - Vietnam (Teachers Ta Kim and Thanh Hein Nguyen)

This work displays a beautiful refined attention to trimming the two main branches. The trimming has created a sense of negative space not only between the branches but also around them. The small white buds on the branches create a strong connection between the two vases, whilst the yellow daisies create a strong focal point.