I've submitted my hopefully award winning piece to the 1-800-Flowers competition!
It ended up being 22 prims, and really, I couldn't have removed a single one. I took care to make the lily petals delicately thin, the thinnest I could make them without mesh glitches, and took care to match up the rich purple center of them. I also made sure that it looks good from every angle, like a true sculpture, and isn't just catering to one side (although this one is its best).
I liked taking this picture too... setting up mock home dioramas does have an appeal to it. I love SL, it's like having an enormous infinite doll house.
I suspect that there may be either very sneaky people competing, like, some sculpted prim expert that doesn't have a store and just comes out of nowhere... or maybe Fallingwater Cellardoor will submit something far less primmy... but right now, I feel very, very good about this piece. It's minimalist, yet lush, rich colors, good balance... all I can do now is hope the judges agree!