Sandy Dixon’s article It’s All About the Wow! – Ten Ways to Elevate Your Arrangement to Super Status is entertaining and informative. Ms. Dixon knows her material well; she is an ARS Horticulture and Arrangement Judge in Jacksonville, Florida.
Her ten points include topics such as originality/uniqueness, clever interpretation of title/theme, and drama, as well as expert mechanics, high quality components, and principles of design.
This is a well-written article that is well worth reading. If nothing else, as Ms. Dixon says, it will “serve as fodder for arguments among arrangers.”