Plant Exhibit Competition


HONG KONG FLOWER SHOW
RULES OF COMPETITION


About the Hong Kong Flower Show

The Hong Kong Flower Show 2018 (the Show) presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department will be held in Victoria Park for ten days between March 16 and 25, 2018. The opening hours of the Show are from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. The Show features “Joy in Bloom” as its theme and Dahlia as its theme flower.

Method of Entry

1.
The competition comprises 15 sections.  No entry fee is required.
2. A quota is set for each section. Admission by first-come-first served.
3. Entry forms can be obtained at the following locations:
(a) The Secretariat of the Show Committee of the Hong Kong Flower Show 2018 on 11/F, Leisure and Cultural Services Headquarters, 1 – 3 Pai Tau Street, Sha Tin;
(b) Green Education and Resource Centre, 1/F, Kowloon Park Office, 22 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon;
(c) All District Leisure Services Offices of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department;
(d) Home Affairs Enquiry Centre ; or
(e) Downloaded from the LCSD website: www.hkflowershow.hk.
4. Entrants must return the completed entry form in person (during the following office hours), by post or by fax between 20 December, 2017 (Wed) and 10 January, 2018 (Wed) to:

Secretariat of Show Committee,
 Hong Kong Flower Show 2018,
 11/F, Leisure and Cultural Services Headquarters,
 1 – 3 Pai Tau Street, Sha Tin.

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday  9:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.
2:00p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (except public holidays)
Fax. No.: 2691 7264
5. The successful entrants will be notified in writing on 9 February 2018 (Friday).  The Show Committee should not be responsible for the postage delay due to the incorrect or incomplete correspondence address provided by the applicant.

Enquiries

For enquiries, please call 2601 8260.

Rules and Notes of Competition #

1. Entrants must enter the competition in appropriate classes and the Show Committee (the Committee) reserves the right to re-classify exhibits into appropriate classes without giving prior notification to the entrants.
2. Entrants are only allowed to enter one exhibit in each class unless otherwise stated.
3. Except with the prior approval of the Committee, all exhibits must be put on display throughout the show period specified in the entry form.  Exhibits must be bona fide property of the entrants both at the time of entry and during the Show.
4. Exhibits with living creatures will not be accepted.
5. Entrants are not allowed to act as judges in classes which they have entered.
6. The Committee reserves the right to refuse or withdraw any entry without any explanation.
7. Entrants will be disqualified for infringement of any rules and regulations.
8. The Committee will not be liable for any loss or damage caused to exhibits and accessories* of floral art by accident or an act of God.
9. Should any exhibit wither to a state that it is no longer suitable for display, the Committee has the right to remove it from the display bench.  The entrant can retrieve his/her exhibit on the dates specified in paragraph 17 below.
10. Awarding of prizes are at the absolute discretion of the judges.
11. The Hong Kong Flower Show Cups will be awarded to the best exhibit of the Open Competition Section (Sections I-VII) and the School Section (Sections XI-XII). A cup will be awarded to the best exhibit of each section.  Certificates will be awarded to the winners of the respective classes.
12. A prize presentation ceremony will be held at Victoria Park during the show period.  Cups will be presented at the ceremony and certificates will be sent to the winners by post after the Show.
13. Please note the following ordinances related to plants:
(a) Under the Protection of Endangered Species of Animals and Plants Ordinance (Cap. 586), the import, export, re-export or possession of an Appendix I plant (e.g. slipper orchids) or an Appendix II live plant of wild origin, requires a licence issued in advance by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department. The import, export or re-export of an Appendix II plant not from wild origin is also subject to the production of a valid **CITES export permit (or a Phytosanitary Certificate issued by any of the 11 Parties which has endorsement serving as CITES export permit for the export of an artificially propagated Appendix II plant) and inspection by an authorized officer upon its landing or before export/re-export in Hong Kong.

** CITES=Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
(b) As stipulated in the Plant (Importation and Pest Control) Ordinance (Cap. 207), a Plant Import Licence issued by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department and a valid Phytosanitary Certificate issued by an authorized officer of the Plant Protection Services of the exporting country is required for import of plants into Hong Kong.

(Note: If exhibit is a plant of the above-mentioned 13 (a) or (b), entrant must attach copy of the required licence or certificate together with the application form for record.)
(c) Under the Forests and Countryside Ordinance (Cap. 96), damaging any plants in any forest or plantation on government land is prohibited.  Some rare and attractive plants are specifically listed in the Forestry Regulations to control their sale or possession.
(d) Under the Genetically Modified Organisms (Control of Release ) Ordinance (the Ordinance), Cap. 607, any person who knowingly cultivates seeds (e.g. seeds of pest-resistant GM maize), cut flowers (e.g. violet or blue GM carnation and violet or blue GM rose) or plants (e.g. GM petunia) of unapproved GM plants, or knowingly imports the GM plants or their seeds intended for cultivations in a field or into the open environment, commits an offense. An offender shall be liable upon conviction to a fine of HK$100,000 and to imprisonment for one year.
14. All entries should be delivered to the showground at any time from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm on March 13, 2018 (Tue). Entrants of Section VIII – Floral Arrangement in Western Style, Section IX – Floral Arrangement in Oriental Manner and Section X – Floral Art by School Children are required to put up their exhibits at the showground between 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on March 13, 2018 (Tue). Entrants of Section XIII - School Garden Plot Competition are required to put up their exhibits at the showground between  1:00 pm and 9:00 pm on March 12, 2018 (Mon) and from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm on March 13, 2018 (Tue).  Late entries will not be accepted.
15. Each entrant will be given a badge for free admission to the showground for the purposes of putting up, maintaining and retrieving his/her exhibit(s).  The above arrangement is not applicable on the Judging Day (i.e. from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on March 14, 2018 (Wed)). During the show period, free admission to the showground will be limited to the time specified below:
(a) 9:00 am to 9:00 pm on weekdays
(b) 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays
16. Size of pots for exhibits of Sections III-VII, XI and XII: the diameter or the longest side of a pot or a pan means the internal measurement taken as near its top as possible.  Failure to comply with this rule will lead to disqualification.
17. Entrants can retrieve their exhibits in the following periods:
(a) Sections VIII to X: 9:00 am to 12:00 noon on March 20, 2018 (Tue)
(Note: Exhibits not claimed after the above period will be delivered to the marquee at the Central Lawn, Victoria Park (adjacent to the competition area).  Entrants can retrieve their exhibits from 12:00 noon to 9:00 pm on March 20, 2018 (Tue) or from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm on March 21 to 26, 2018 (Wed to Mon) or from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon on March 27, 2018 (Tue).)
(b)
Other Sections: 

9:00 am to 9:00 pm on March 26, 2018 (Mon); or
9:00 am to 12:00 noon on March 27, 2018 (Tue)

(c) Exhibits not claimed after the above periods will be disposed of by the Committee. The Committee will not accept the responsibility for any loss or damage incurred.
18. The Committee reserves the sole and absolute right to interpret these rules, regulations and conditions; and to settle finally and determine all matters arising out of the Show. The decision of the Committee will be final.
19. Results will be announced in the LCSD website: www.hkflowershow.hk.

The Hong Kong Flower Show 2018 Plant Exhibit Competition – List of Cups

OPEN SECTION

HONG KONG FLOWER SHOW CUP (OPEN COMPETITION SECTION)
The cup will be awarded to the best exhibit of Sections I to VII of the Show

ORCHID CUP (EXCLUDING CHINESE CYMBIDIUM)
The cup will be awarded to the best exhibit in Section I “Orchid (Excluding Chinese Cymbidium)”

CHINESE CYMBIDIUM CUP
The cup will be awarded to the best exhibit in Section II “Chinese Cymbidium”

POTTED PLANT CUP
The cup will be awarded to the best exhibit in Section III “Potted Plant”

CACTUS AND SUCCULENT CUP
The cup will be awarded to the best exhibit in Section IV “Cactus and Succulent”

FOLIAGE AND CARNIVOROUS PLANT CUP
The cup will be awarded to the best exhibit in Section V “Foliage and Carnivorous Plant”

AFRICAN VIOLET CUP
The cup will be awarded to the best exhibit in Section VI “African Violet”

BONSAI TYPE PLANT CUP
The cup will be awarded to the best exhibit in Section VII “Bonsai Type Plant”

FLORAL ARRANGEMENT IN WESTERN STYLE CUP
The cup will be awarded to the best exhibit in Section VIII “Floral Arrangement in Western Style”

 FLORAL ARRANGEMENT IN ORIENTAL MANNER CUP
The cup will be awarded to the best exhibit in Section IX “Floral Arrangement in Oriental Manner”

JOCKEY CLUB SCHOOL SECTION

FLORAL ART BY SCHOOL CHILDREN CUP
The cup will be awarded to the best exhibit in Section X “Floral Art by School Children”

HONG KONG FLOWER SHOW CUP (SCHOOL SECTION)
The cup will be awarded to the best exhibit of Sections XI to XII of the Show

PRIMARY SCHOOL POTTED PLANT GROWING/NURSING CUP
The cup will be awarded to the best exhibit in Section XI “Primary School Potted Plant Growing/Nursing Competition”

SECONDARY SCHOOL POTTED PLANT GROWING/NURSING CUP
The cup will be awarded to the best exhibit in Section XII “Secondary School Potted Plant Growing/Nursing Competition”

SCHOOL GARDEN PLOT CUP
The cup will be awarded to the best exhibit in Section XIII “School Garden Plot Competition”

INVITATIONAL SECTION

LCSD WESTERN STYLE GARDEN PLOT CUP
The cup will be awarded to the best exhibit in Section XIV “LCSD Western Style Garden Plot Competition”

LCSD WESTERN STYLE GARDEN PLOT ENVIRONMENTAL CUP
The cup will be awarded to the best exhibit with environmental concept in Section XIV “LCSD Western Style Garden Plot Competition”

LCSD ORIENTAL STYLE GARDEN PLOT CUP
The cup will be awarded to the best exhibit in Section XV “LCSD Oriental Style Garden Plot Competition”

LCSD ORIENTAL STYLE GARDEN PLOT ENVIRONMENTAL CUP
The cup will be awarded to the best exhibit with environmental concept in Section XV “LCSD Oriental Style Garden Plot Competition”

Competition Schedule

SECTION IORCHID (EXCLUDING CHINESE CYMBIDIUM) (Quota: Total 105 nos.)
Class  1 Phalaenopsis and Doritaenopsis (alba or semi-alba), 1 clone
Class  2 Phalaenopsis and Doritaenopsis (red or pink), 1 clone
Class  3 Phalaenopsis and Doritaenopsis (stripes), 1 clone
Class  4 Phalaenopsis and Doritaenopsis (dots or spots), 1 clone
Class  5 Phalaenopsis and Doritaenopsis multi-flowers (flower number over 15, flower diameter not exceeding 50mm), 1 clone
Class  6 Phalaenopsis and Doritaenopsis (novelty or others), 1 clone
Class  7 Cattleya & allied-hybrids (flower diameter not exceeding 100mm), 1 clone
Class  8 Cattleya & allied-hybrids (flower diameter exceeding 100mm), 1 clone
Class  9 Oncidium, miniature, 1 clone
Class  10 Oncidium (excluding miniature), 1 clone
Class  11 Oncidium allied-hybrids, 1 clone
Class  12 Paphiopedilum species (progressive or multi-flower), 1 clone
Class  13 Paphiopedilum species (single flower), 1 clone
Class  14 Paphiopedilum hybrids (progressive or multi-flower), 1 clone
Class  15 Paphiopedilum hybrids (single flower), 1 clone
Class  16 Dendrobium species, 1 clone
Class  17 Dendrobium hybrids, 1 clone
Class  18 Jewel Orchids, 1 pot
Class  19 Cymbidium (excluding Chinese Cymbidium), 1 clone
Class  20 Other species or hybrids, 1 clone

SECTION IICHINESE CYMBIDIUM (Quota: Total 30 nos.)
Class  21 "Ban Gao", variegated foliage, 1 clone
Class  22 "Zhua" & "Fu Lun", variegated foliage, 1 clone
Class  23 "He" &" Guan", variegated foliage, 1 clone
Class  24 "Hu Ban Yi" &"Shu Ban Yi", variegated foliage, 1 clone
Class  25 Cymbidium goeningii, in flower, 1 clone
Class  26 Cymbidium sinense, in red flower, 1 clone
Class  27 Cymbidium sinense, multi petal/multi-lip, in flower, 1 clone
Class  28 Cymbidium sinense, "Qi Ye" Dwarf type, 1 clone
Class  29 Other Chinese Cymbidium, 1 clone

SECTION III
POTTED PLANT (Quota: Total 165 nos.)
Note: Plants grown on ground then transplanted into pots will be disqualified.
Class  30 Hyacinth, 1 pot (pot not exceeding 250mm dia.)
Class  31 Kalanchoe, 1 pot (pot not exceeding 250mm dia.)
Class  32 Begonia, 1 pot (pot not exceeding 250mm dia.)
Class  33 Geranium, 1 pot (pot not exceeding 250mm dia.)
Class  34 Pansy, 1 pot (pot not exceeding 250mm dia.)
Class  35 Petunia, 1 pot (pot not exceeding 250mm dia.)
Class  36 Periwinkle, 1 pot (pot not exceeding 250 dia.)
Class  37 Rose, 1 pot (pot not exceeding 250mm dia.)
Class  38 Impatien, 1 pot (pot not exceeding 250mm dia.)
Class  39 Any bulbous plant, 1 pot (pot not exceeding 250mm dia.)
Class  40 Other flowering potted plant, 1 pot of any flowering potted plants not listed in this section or any plants not listed in other sections (pot not exceeding 300mm dia.)
Class  41 Flowering plant in hanging basket, 1 pot (pot/basket not exceeding 300mm dia.)

SECTION IVCACTUS & SUCCULENT (Quota: Total 100 nos.)
Class  42 Cactus, 1 pot (pot not exceeding 150mm dia.)
Class  43 Cactus, 1 pot (pot exceeding 150mm dia.)
Class  44 Succulent, 1 pot (hanging type or pot not exceeding 150mm dia.)
Class  45 Succulent, 1 pot (hanging type or pot exceeding 150mm dia.)
Class  46 Succulent with flowers in hanging basket, 1 pot (pot/basket not exceeding 300mm dia.)
Class  47 Crist or variegated succulent or cactus, 1 pot (pot not exceeding 300mm dia.)
Class  48 Cactus, 3 pots (pot not exceeding 150mm dia.)
Class  49 Succulent, 3 pots (pot not exceeding 150mm dia.)

SECTION VFOLIAGE AND CARNIVOROUS PLANT (Quota: Total 155 nos.)
Class  50 Fern, 1 pot
Class  51 Bromeliad, 1 pot (pot not exceeding 300mm dia.)
Class  52 Other ornamental green foliage plant, green leaves, 1 pot (pot not exceeding 300mm dia.)
Class  53 Other ornamental variegated foliage plant, non-green leaves, 1 pot (pot not exceeding 300mm dia.)
Class  54 Other ornamental foliage plant, 1 hanging basket
Class  55 Foliage plant inside glass bottle, 1 bottle (display of plants in a bottle not exceeding 700mm dia. and 700mm height)
Class  56
Bottle landscape, 1 bottle (natural plants* with accessories* in a bottle not exceeding 700mm dia. and 700mm height)
Class  57 Sarracenia spp., 1 pot (basket or pot not exceeding 250mm dia.)
Class  58 Nepenthes spp., 1 pot (basket or pot not exceeding 250mm dia.)
Class  59 Other carnivorous plant, 1 pot (basket or pot not exceeding 250mm dia.)

SECTION VIAFRICAN VIOLET (Quota: Total 80 nos.)
Class  60 Miniature African Violet, 1 pot (leaf span not exceeding 150mm)
Class  61 Semi-miniature African Violet, 1 pot (leaf span 150mm to 200mm)
Class  62 Standard African Violet, 1 pot (leaf span over 200mm)
Class  63 Trailer African Violet, 1 pot (pot not exceeding 200mm dia., containing at least 3 branches from one plant)
Class  64 Other Gesneriad, 1 pot (pot not exceeding 250mm dia.)
Class  65 Other trailer Gesneriad, 1 pot (hanging basket or pot not exceeding 250mm dia.)

SECTION VII
BONSAI TYPE PLANT (Quota: Total 135 nos.)
Note: The internal dimensions of the pots of all entries in Classes 66-73 should not exceed 900mm in length; 630mm in width; and 700mm in height
.
Class  66 Flowering Plant, 1 pot
Class  67 Fruit Bearing Plant, 1 pot
Class  68 Cascade Plant, 1 pot
Class  69 Foliage Plant, 1 pot
Class  70 Tree attached to rock(s), 1 pot (Only natural rocks could be used.  Artificial rocks are not allowed.)
Class  71 Forest (multiple trunks), 1 pot
Class  72 Reclining Tree, 1 pot
Class  73 Landscape Bonsai, 1 pot
(Only natural rocks could be used.  Artificial rocks are not allowed.)
Class  74 Miniature Bonsai, 1 pot
The internal dimensions of the pots should not exceed:
  • For rectangular or oval shape pots
    Length: 200mm Width: 125mm
  • For square or circular shape pots
    Length: 125mm Width: 125mm

Additional Competition Rules for Sections VIII to X
  1. Entrants are requested to arrange their exhibits at the showground from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on March 13, 2018 (Tue). 
  2. Competitors in all classes of these sections must comply with the following rules:
  3. (a) An exhibit must be composed of natural plant material*. Artificial plant material* is not allowed.
    (b) The cut ends of all living plant material*must be placed in water or water retaining material with the exception of strong fibrous stems which will remain turgid throughout the show period.
    (c) The exhibit must be within the dimension specified and be confined within the designated space. All measurements are approximate.
    (d) Competitors must comply with any specific requirements of a class.
    (e) Nothing may be attached to the background of the staging.
    (f) No pre-arranged or semi-finished exhibit will be allowed.
    (g) Competitors must arrange their exhibit without help from others unless otherwise stated.
    (h)  Competitors must bring their own tools. Sharing of equipment, tools or plant material* is not allowed.
    (i) Plant material* must predominate.
    (j)  All exhibits to be staged on tabling provided (780mm from floor level unless otherwise specified). Tabling and background colour is light greyish blue or light yellow.
    (k) Entrants are allowed to enter one class in each of Section VIII and IX and submit no more than one exhibit for each class. All components must be provided by the entrants themselves.  Places in each class are limited and will be allocated by first-come-first served in the event of over-subscription. Entrants may put down more than one class on their Entry Form in order of preference. The Show Committee will allocate any remaining places in other classes to entrants according to their preference if they miss out on their most preferred choice . Successful entrants will be notified of their place(s) in writing on 9 February 2018 (Fri).
    (l)  Competitors must pay attention to the kind of plant material* allowed.
    (m)  Competitors must ensure their exhibit(s) remain in good condition throughout the show period. Failure to do so will result in exhibits being removed from the show bench.
    (n)  Competitors must remove all their excess materials and clear their area by 6:00 pm on March 13, 2018 (Tue).
    (o)  Only competitors and authorised persons will be allowed in the staging area during the staging time.  Only authorised persons will be allowed to stay in the staging area during judging time.
    (p)  All exhibits and competitors’ property will be entirely at the risk of the competitors.  The Committee will not accept the responsibility for any loss or damage incurred.
    (q)  During the competition, competitors are not allowed to arrange their exhibits according to prepared layouts or photographs.
    (r)  The judges decision is final.
  4. Please note the following penalties:
    (a) Failure to comply with any of the requirements set out in items   2(a) to (f) above will lead to disqualification.
    (b) Marks will generally be deducted for failure to comply with any of the requirements set up in items 2(g) to (i) above.  A serious breach will lead to disqualification.

SECTION VIIIFLORAL ARRANGEMENT IN WESTERN STYLE (Quota: Total 208 nos.)
Note: Please refer to Additional Competition Rules for Sections VIII to X
The background colour is light greyish blue (Pantone reference 7541 U, the actual colour may be slightly different)
Class  75 Fun All Around
  • A miniature exhibit
  • No accessories* allowed
  • The entire exhibit must not exceed the space allowed:
    Width: 70mm    Depth: 70mm    Height: 100mm
  • The exhibit will be staged on wooden steps
Class  76 Spring Sweetheart 
  • No accessories* allowed
  • The entire exhibit must not exceed the space allowed:
    Width: 600mm     Depth: 600mm     Height: 400mm
Class  77 Natural Charm
  • Roses must predominate
  • The entire exhibit must not exceed the space allowed:
    Width: 750mm    Depth: 750mm    Height: 1000mm
  • No more than one accessory* is allowed.
Class  78 Juvenile Dream
  • Accessories* allowed
  • The entire exhibit must not exceed the space allowed:
    Width: 750mm    Depth: 750mm    Height: 1000mm
Class  79 Who's the Fairest
  • A large exhibit
  • Subsidiary placements are permitted
  • Accessories* may be used.  All components to be provided by the competitor
  • The exhibit is to be viewed and judged from three sides
  • The entire exhibit must not exceed the space allowed:
    Width: 1200mm   Depth: 1200mm   Height: 2130mm
  • To be staged on a platform (100mm above ground level)
  • The entrant may have a maximum of two helpers
  • Number of entries will be limited to 12. (no entry will be accepted once the quota has been filled.)

SECTION IXFLORAL ARRANGEMENT IN ORIENTAL MANNER (Quota: Total 133 nos.)
Note: Please refer to Additional Competition Rules for Sections VIII to X
The background colour is light greyish blue (Pantone reference 7541 U, the actual colour may be slightly different)
 Class  80 Beauty in Bloom
  • No accessories* allowed.
  • The use of floral foam is not allowed  
  • The entire exhibit must not exceed the space allowed:
    Width: 600mm    Depth: 600mm    Height: 400mm
  Class  81 Unchained Melody
  • Accessories* allowed.
  • The use of floral foam is not allowed
  • The entire exhibit must not exceed the space allowed:
    Width: 750mm    Depth: 750mm    Height: 1000mm
 Class  82 What a Wonderful World
  • Accessories* allowed.
  • The use of floral foam is not allowed
  • The entire exhibit must not exceed the space allowed:
    Width: 750mm    Depth: 750mm    Height: 1000mm
  Class  83  Magic Moment
  • No accessories* allowed.
  • The use of floral foam is not allowed
  • The entire exhibit must not exceed the space allowed:
    Width: 750mm    Depth: 750mm    Height: 1000mm

SECTION XFLORAL ART BY SCHOOL CHILDREN (Quota: Total 44 nos.)
Note: Please refer to Additional Competition Rules for Sections VIII to X
The background colour is light yellow (Pantone reference 607 U , the actual colour may be slightly different)
 
  • Only one entry is allowed for each entrant.
  • Each entry must be arranged by one competitor only.
  • Teachers and parents are not allowed to enter the designated competition areas.
Class  84 Childhood
  • The entire exhibit must not exceed the space allowed:
    Width: 600mm        Depth: 600mm    Height: 400mm
  • The class is for school children under the age of 12.  All entries should be the original and unaided work of pupils
Class  85 Love · Garden
  • The entire exhibit must not exceed the space allowed:
    Width: 600mm        Depth: 600mm    Height: 400mm
  • The above class is for school children under the age of 12.  All entries should be the original and unaided work of pupils
Class  86 Youthful Days 
  • The entire exhibit must not exceed the space allowed:
    Width: 750mm        Depth: 750mm    Height: 1000mm
  • The class is for school children of 12 - 16 years old.  All entries should be the original and unaided work of pupils
Class  87 In Blossm
  • The entire exhibit must not exceed the space allowed:
    Width: 750mm        Depth: 750mm    Height: 1000mm
  • The above class  is for school children of 12-16 years old.  All entries should be the original and unaided work of pupils

SECTION XIPRIMARY SCHOOL POTTED PLANT GROWING/NURSING COMPETITION (Quota: Total 300 nos.) 
 
  • Entry must be submitted by school.
  • Participating schools may send in their exhibits to the following collection centres on March 12, 2018 (Mon) from  9:00 am to    6:00 pm:
  • (a) Boundary Street Nursery
    (b) Sha Tin Sports Ground
    (c) Kwai Chung Sports Ground
    (d) Tuen Mun Tang Shiu Kin Sports Ground
    or to be delivered to the showground from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm on March 13, 2018 (Tue).
  • All planting work must be done by students themselves.
  • The number of entries from each participating school is limited to three per sub-class.  Regardless of the number of entries, each school is regarded as one entrant
Class  88 Primary Schools of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon
88 (i) African Violet
88 (ii) Cactus
88 (iii) Fern
88 (iv) Foliage Plant
88 (v) Succulent Plant
88 (vi) Hanging Basket Plant
88 (vii) Ornamental Fruit Plant
88 (viii) Flowering Plant (other than classes 88 (i) to (vii))
Note: The pot should not exceed 300mm dia. (except Fern)
 Class  89 Primary Schools of the New Territories
89 (i) African Violet
89 (ii) Cactus
89 (iii) Fern
89 (iv) Foliage Plant
89 (v) Succulent Plant
89 (vi) Hanging Basket Plant
89 (vii) Ornamental Fruit Plant
89 (viii) Flowering Plant (other than classes 89 (i) to (vii))
Note: The pot should not exceed 300mm dia. (except Fern)

SECTION XIISECONDARY SCHOOL POTTED PLANT GROWING/NURSING COMPETITION (Quota: Total 200 nos.)
 
  • Entry must be submitted by school.
  • Participating schools may send in their exhibits to the following collection centres on March 12, 2018 (Mon) from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm :
  • (a) Boundary Street Nursery
    (b) Sha Tin Sports Ground
    (c) Kwai Chung Sports Ground
    (d) Tuen Mun Tang Shiu Kin Sports Ground
    or to be delivered to the showground from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm on March 13, 2018 (Tue)
  • All planting work must be done by students themselves.
  • The number of entries from each participating school is limited to three per sub-class.  Regardless of the number of entries, each school is regarded as one entrant.
Class  90 Secondary Schools of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon
90 (i) African Violet
90 (ii) Cactus
90 (iii) Fern
90 (iv) Foliage Plant
90 (v) Succulent Plant
90 (vi) Hanging Basket Plant
90 (vii) Ornamental Fruit Plant
90 (viii) Flowering Plant (other than classes 90 (i) to (vii))
Note: The pot should not exceed 300mm dia. (except Fern)
 Class  91 Secondary Schools of the New Territories
91 (i) African Violet
91 (ii) Cactus
91 (iii) Fern
91 (iv) Foliage Plant
91 (v) Succulent Plant
91 (vi) Hanging Basket Plant
91 (vii) Ornamental Fruit Plant
91 (viii) Flowering Plant (other than classes 91 (i) to (vii))
Note: The pot should not exceed 300mm dia. (except Fern)

SECTION XIIISCHOOL GARDEN PLOT COMPETITION (Quota: Total 5 nos.)
 
  • Entry must be submitted by school.
  • If the number of entrant is less than 5, this Competition will be cancelled.
  • Area of each school garden plot is 2m x 3m.
  • Flowers, containers and accessories* must be brought by the entrants themselves.
  • No artificial flowers and leaves are allowed
  • Participating schools are required to construct their garden plots at the showground within the time specified below:
  • DateTime
    March 12, 2018 (Mon) 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    March 13, 2018 (Tue) 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Class  92 Garden of Joy
Note: Entry to be submitted by primary school only.

SECTION XIVLCSD WESTERN STYLE GARDEN PLOT COMPETITION
Class  93 LCSD Western Style Garden Plot Competition
  • Garden Plots must be built inside the showground.
  • Plot area: 5m x 7m
  • The section is open only to District Leisure Services Offices of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.
  • Theme: “Joy in Bloom”
  • Theme flower: Dahlia

SECTION XVLCSD ORIENTAL STYLE GARDEN PLOT COMPETITION
 Class  94 LCSD Oriental Style Garden Plot Competition
  • Garden Plots must be built inside the showground.
  • Plot area: 5m x 7m
  • The section is open only to District Leisure Services Offices of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department
  • Theme: “Joy in Bloom”
  • Theme flower: Dahlia

Definition of Terms

(A)Accessory

  • Anything other than natural plant material in an exhibit.
  • Plant material in its natural form can never be an accessory, therefore any number of placements of plant material can be used in an exhibit when accessories are prohibited.
  • Plant material which has been tooled or crafted to resemble non-plant forms , e.g. a bird's nest, a corn dolly, a wooden figurine, is an accessory.
  • Backgrounds, bases, drapes, title cards and containers holding plant material are not accessories and may always be used unless prohibited by the Committee.

(B)Plant Material

Natural Plant Material

  • Natural plant material is any vegetable matter.
  • It includes fresh, dried, garden, wild, foliage, fruit, fungi, vegetables and seaweed.

    Note: It is acceptable to enhance plant material by the application of oil, milk, wax or other similar products

Additionally Coloured Plant Material

  • Any natural plant material in which the colour or texture is altered by bleach, dye, glitter, paint, varnish etc. may be used unless specifically forbidden by the show schedule.

Types of Natural Plant Material

Fresh plant material

  • Living plants or material cut from living plants.
  • Living plants and cut stem ends must be exhibited in water or water-retaining material. Failure to do this will result in disqualification

    Exceptions
    Air plants, cacti, fruits, fungi, grass turf, lichen, moss, succulents, vegetables and long-lasting plant material, which will remain turgid for the duration of the Show.

Dried Plant Material

  • Any dried, preserved, bleached, skeletonised, or made-up plant material including basket cane, raffia, seed pods, sisal and spathes.

Note: Lichen and moss, fresh or dried are acceptable in any exhibit.

 Driftwood

  • Any bark, branch, wood or root in a dry condition excluding seedpods and spathes.

Garden Plant Material

  • Plant material that can be cultivated out of doors.

Wild Plant Material

  • Plant material that grows uncultivated out of doors.

Natural Plant Material is further defined as follows:

Flower/Bloom
  • A single stem supporting one or more flowers.

    Note: Bracts, catkins, cereals, heads of grass, reedmace, reeds, rushes and sedges at any stage of their development may be used as flowers.
Foliage
  • Leaves of any plant.
  • Unopened buds not showing petal colour are acceptable
  • Flowerless bracts of any plant are acceptable as foliage, but should not predominate in exhibits required to feature foliage.
Bracts
  •  Flower-like bracts or sepals such as anthurium, ballota, clary, euphorbia, hellebore, hydrangea, molucella, poinsettia are acceptable as flowers and/or foliage.
Fruit
  •  Berries, cones, fruit, fungi, nuts, seed-heads and vegetables.

    Note: Catkins, cereals, heads of grass, reedmace, reeds, rushes and sedges at any stage of their development may be used as fruit.
Artificial Plant Material
  • Artificial plant material is realistic or fantasy plant-forms, made wholly or partly from non-plant material.  This includes fabric, glass, metal,  plastic, plaster, polyester, ribbon, shells, silk, sugar wax etc. which is used as a substitute for natural plant material in an exhibit.
  • ARTIFICIAL PLANT MATERIAL IS NOT ALLOWED.
  • Individual pieces of artificial plant material are not allowed for use as accessories.
  • Artificial plant material or artificial plant forms that are an integral part of a container, base, background or accessory are allowed.

Artificial grass turf is not allowed for any purpose (including bases).

The Chinese translation of information relating to “accessory” in (A) and “plant material” on (B) above is for reference only. In case of dispute, the English version shall prevail.

Reference:
National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies. (2015). Competitions Manual (3rded.). Cheltenham: Quorum Print Services Ltd.

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