Plant Exhibit Competition

 

RULES OF COMPETITION

 

About the Hong Kong Flower Show

The Hong Kong Flower Show 2024 (the Show) organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department will be held in Victoria Park for ten days between 15 March and 24 March 2024. The opening hours of the Show are from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. The Show this year takes as its theme “Floral Joy Around Town”, featuring the colourful Angelonia as its theme flower.

 

Method of Entry

1. The Plant Exhibit Competition comprises 15 sections. No entry fee is required.
2. The number of places in each section is limited. In the event of over-subscription, places will be determined on a first-come-first-served basis.
3. Entrants must enrol on or before 31 January 2024 (Wed)

  • Through electronic enrolment at website:
    https://eform.cefs.gov.hk/form/lcs097/en/

    OR

  • Download the entry form and return the duly completed form in person (during the office hours of the Secretariat), by post or by fax to:

    Secretariat of Show Committee,
    Hong Kong Flower Show 2024,
    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.,
    2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    (except public holidays)
    Fax. No.: 2691 7264


Type of Competitions

Section

Prospectus and Entry Forms

Plant Exhibit Competition
(Potted Plant Growing and Nursing)
Section
I to VII
Plant Exhibit Competition
(Flower Arrangement)
Section
VIII to X
Plant Exhibit Competition
(School Potted Plant Growing/Nursing and Garden Plot)
Section
XI to XIII
Plant Exhibit Competition
(LCSD Garden Plot)
Section
XIV to XV
(By Invitation)
4. The successful entrants will be notified in writing/email on or before 23 February 2024 (Fri). The Committee will not be responsible for the postal/email delay due to the incorrect or incomplete correspondence address provided by the applicant.

 

Enquiries

For enquiries, please call 2601 8260.

 

List of Prizes

OPEN SECTION

HONG KONG FLOWER SHOW AWARD (OPEN COMPETITION SECTION)
The award will be presented to the best exhibit of Sections I to VII of the Show

ORCHID AWARD (EXCLUDING CHINESE CYMBIDIUM)
The award will be presented to the best exhibit in Section I “Orchid (Excluding Chinese Cymbidium)”

CHINESE CYMBIDIUM AWARD
The award will be presented to the best exhibit in Section II “Chinese Cymbidium”

POTTED PLANT AWARD
The award will be presented to the best exhibit in Section III “Potted Plant”

CACTUS AND SUCCULENT AWARD
The award will be presented to the best exhibit in Section IV “Cactus and Succulent”

FOLIAGE AND CARNIVOROUS PLANT AWARD
The award will be presented to the best exhibit in Section V “Foliage and Carnivorous Plant”

AFRICAN VIOLET AWARD
The award will be presented to the best exhibit in Section VI “African Violet”

BONSAI TYPE PLANT AWARD
The award will be presented to the best exhibit in Section VII “Bonsai Type Plant”

FLORAL ARRANGEMENT IN WESTERN STYLE AWARD
The award will be presented to the best exhibit in Section VIII “Floral Arrangement in Western Style”

FLORAL ARRANGEMENT IN ORIENTAL MANNER AWARD
The award will be presented to the best exhibit in Section IX “Floral Arrangement in Oriental Manner”

JOCKEY CLUB SCHOOL SECTION

FLORAL ART BY SCHOOL CHILDREN AWARD
The award will be presented to the best exhibit in Section X “Floral Art by School Children”

HONG KONG FLOWER SHOW AWARD (SCHOOL SECTION)
The award will be presented to the best exhibit of Sections XI to XII of the Show

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

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

SCHOOL GARDEN PLOT AWARD
The award will be presented to the best exhibit in Section XIII “School Garden Plot Competition”

INVITATIONAL SECTION

LCSD WESTERN STYLE GARDEN PLOT AWARD
The award will be presented to the best exhibit in Section XIV “LCSD Western Style Garden Plot Competition”

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

LCSD ORIENTAL STYLE GARDEN PLOT AWARD
The award will be presented to the best exhibit in Section XV “LCSD Oriental Style Garden Plot Competition”

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

LCSD GARDEN PLOT MOST CREATIVE AWARD
The award will be presented to the best exhibit with creative concept of Sections XIV to XV of the Show

 

Competition Schedule

The Plant Exhibit Competition (Potted Plant Growing and Nursing) (Section I to Section VII)

Plant Exhibit Competition (Potted Plant Growing and Nursing) comprises seven sections, namely Section I “Orchid - excluding Chinese Cymbidium”, Section II “Chinese Cymbidium”, Section III “Potted Plant”, Section IV “Cactus & Succulent”, Section V “Foliage and Carnivorous Plant”, Section VI “African Violet” and Section VII “Bonsai Type Plant”. Each section has different themes, requirements and quotas.

Section I  ORCHID (excluding Chinese Cymbidium)

Class No.ThemeQuota
P101 Phalaenopsis and Doritaenopsis (alba or semi-alba), 1 clone 105
P102 Phalaenopsis and Doritaenopsis (red or pink), 1 clone
P103 Phalaenopsis and Doritaenopsis (stripes), 1 clone
P104 Phalaenopsis and Doritaenopsis (dots or spots), 1 clone
P105 Phalaenopsis and Doritaenopsis multi-flowers (flower number over 15, flower diameter not exceeding 50mm), 1 clone
P106 Phalaenopsis and Doritaenopsis (novelty or others), 1 clone
P107 Cattleya & allied-hybrids (flower diameter not exceeding 100mm), 1 clone
P108 Cattleya & allied-hybrids (flower diameter exceeding 100mm), 1 clone
P109 Oncidium, miniature, 1 clone
P110 Oncidium (excluding miniature), 1 clone
P111 Oncidium allied-hybrids, 1 clone
P112 Paphiopedilum species (progressive or multi-flower), 1 clone
P113 Paphiopedilum species (single flower), 1 clone
P114 Paphiopedilum hybrids (progressive or multi-flower), 1 clone
P115 Paphiopedilum hybrids (single flower), 1 clone
P116 Dendrobium species, 1 clone
P117 Dendrobium hybrids, 1 clone
P118 Jewel Orchids, 1 pot
P119 Cymbidium (excluding Chinese Cymbidium), 1 clone
P120 Other species or hybrids, 1 clone

Section II CHINESE CYMBIDIUM

Class No.ThemeQuota
P201 "Ban Gao", variegated foliage, 1 clone 30
P202 "Zhua" & "Fu Lun", variegated foliage, 1 clone
P203 "He" &" Guan", variegated foliage, 1 clone
P204 "Hu Ban Yi" &"Shu Ban Yi", variegated foliage, 1 clone
P205 Cymbidium goeningii, in flower, 1 clone
P206 Cymbidium sinense, in red flower, 1 clone
P207 Cymbidium sinense, multi petal/multi-lip, in flower, 1 clone
P208 Cymbidium sinense, "Qi Ye" Dwarf type, 1 clone
P209 Other Chinese Cymbidium, 1 clone

Section III POTTED PLANT

(Note: Plants grown on ground then transplanted into pots will be disqualified.)

Class No.ThemeQuota
P301 Hyacinth, 1 pot (pot not exceeding 250mm dia.) 165
P302 Kalanchoe, 1 pot (pot not exceeding 250mm dia.)
P303 Begonia, 1 pot (pot not exceeding 250mm dia.)
P304 Hydrangea, 1 pot (pot not exceeding 250mm dia.)
P305 Petunia, 1 pot (pot not exceeding 250mm dia.)
P306 Periwinkle, 1 pot (pot not exceeding 250mm dia.)
P307 Roses, 1 pot (pot not exceeding 250mm dia.)
P308 Impatien, 1 pot (pot not exceeding 250mm dia.)
P309 Any chrysanthemum plant, 1 pot (pot not exceeding 250mm dia.)
P310 Any bulbous plant, 1 pot (pot not exceeding 250mm dia.)
P311 Other flowering potted plant, 1 pot of any species of flowering potted plants not listed in this section or any other species of plants not listed in other sections (pot not exceeding 300mm dia.)
P312 Flowering plant in hanging basket, 1 pot (hanging basket or pot not exceeding 300mm dia.)

Section IV CACTUS & SUCCULENT

Class No.ThemeQuota
P401 Cactus, 1 pot (pot not exceeding 150mm dia.) 100
P402 Cactus, 1 pot (pot exceeding 150mm dia.)
P403 Succulent, 1 pot (hanging basket or pot not exceeding 150mm dia.)
P404 Succulent, 1 pot (hanging basket or pot exceeding 150mm dia.)
P405 Succulent with flowers in hanging basket, 1 pot (hanging basket or pot not exceeding 300mm dia.)
P406 Crist or variegated succulent or cactus, 1 pot (pot not exceeding 300mm dia.)
P407 Cactus, 3 pots (pot not exceeding 150mm dia.)
P408 Succulent, 3 pots (pot not exceeding 150mm dia.)

Section V FOLIAGE AND CARNIVOROUS PLANT

Class NoThemeQuota
P501 Fern, 1 pot 155
P502 Bromeliad, 1 pot (pot not exceeding 300mm dia.)
P503 Other ornamental green foliage plant, green leaves, 1 pot (pot not exceeding 300mm dia.)
P504 Other ornamental variegated foliage plant, non-green leaves, 1 pot (pot not exceeding 300mm dia.)
P505 Other ornamental foliage plant, 1 hanging basket
P506 Foliage plant inside glass bottle, 1 bottle (display of plants in a bottle not exceeding 700mm dia. and 700mm height)
P507 Bottle landscape, 1 bottle (natural plants* with accessories* in a bottle not exceeding 700mm dia. and 700mm height)
P508 Sarracenia spp., 1 pot (hanging basket or pot not exceeding 250mm dia.)
P509 Nepenthes spp., 1 pot (hanging basket or pot not exceeding 250mm dia.)
P510 Other carnivorous plant, 1 pot (hanging basket or pot not exceeding 250mm dia.)

Section VI AFRICAN VIOLET

Class No.ThemeQuota
P601 Miniature African Violet, 1 pot (leaf span not exceeding 150mm) 80
P602 Semi-miniature African Violet, 1 pot (leaf span 150mm to 200mm)
P603 Standard African Violet, 1 pot (leaf span over 200mm)
P604 Trailer African Violet, 1 pot (pot not exceeding 200mm dia., containing at least 3 branches from one plant)
P605 Other Gesneriad, 1 pot (pot not exceeding 250mm dia.)
P606 Other trailer Gesneriad, 1 pot (hanging basket or pot not exceeding 250mm dia.)


Section VII BONSAI TYPE PLANT

(The internal dimensions of the pots of all entries in Classes P701-P708 should not exceed 900mm in length; 630mm in width; and 700mm in height.)

Class No.ThemeQuota
P701 Flowering Plant, 1 pot  135
P702 Fruit Bearing Plant, 1 pot
P703 Cascade Plant, 1 pot
P704 Foliage Plant, 1 pot
P705 Tree attached to rock(s), 1 pot (Only natural rocks could be used.  Artificial rocks are not allowed.)
P706 Forest (multiple trunks), 1 pot
P707 Reclining Tree, 1 pot
P708 Landscape Bonsai, 1 pot
(Only natural rocks could be used.  Artificial rocks are not allowed.)
P709 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

*Please refer to the part of Definition listed in the prospectus

 

The Plant Exhibit Competition (Flower Arrangement) (Section VIII to Section X)

Plant Exhibit Competition (Flower Arrangement) includes Section VIII "Floral Arrangement in Western Style", Section IX "Floral Arrangement in Oriental Manner" and Section X Jockey Club School section "Floral Art by School Children". Each section has different themes, requirements and quotas.

Section VIII "Floral Arrangement in Western Style" and Section IX "Floral Arrangement in Oriental Manner"

  • Entrants are allowed to enter one class in each of Section VIII "Floral Arrangement in Western Style" and Section IX "Floral Arrangement in Oriental Manner" and submit no more than one exhibit for each class.
  • The number of places in each class is limited. Please state your priorities in the Entry Form (please provide both class no. and theme). The Show Committee will allocate the places on a first-come-first-served basis. In the event of over-subscription, 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.
  • All components must be provided by the entrants themselves.

SECTION VIII FLORAL ARRANGEMENT IN WESTERN STYLE

(The background colour is light greyish blue (Pantone reference 7541 U, the actual colour may be slightly different)

Class No.ThemeCompetition requirementsQuota
W1 A Starry Night
  • A miniature exhibit
  • No accessories* allowed
  • The entire exhibit must not exceed the space allowed:
    Width: 70mm  Depth: 70mm  Height: 100mm
  • Exhibits to be displayed on tablings
 50
W2 The Song of Ocean
  • No accessories* allowed
  • The entire exhibit must not exceed the space allowed:
    Width: 600mm  Depth: 600mm  Height: 400mm
26 
W3 Timeless
  • Accessories* allowed
  • The entire exhibit must not exceed the space allowed:
    Width: 600mm  Depth: 600mm  Height: 400mm
 26
W4 Turning the Tide
  • Accessories* allowed
  • The entire exhibit must not exceed the space allowed:
    Width: 750mm  Depth: 750mm  Height: 600mm
26 
W5 Such a Greenery
  • Angelonia must predominate
  • No accessories* allowed
  • The entire exhibit must not exceed the space allowed:
    Width: 750mm  Depth: 750mm  Height: 1000mm
26
W6 Swirl
  • Accessories* allowed
  • The entire exhibit must not exceed the space allowed:
    Width: 750mm  Depth: 750mm  Height: 1000mm
26
W7 Floral Joy Around Town
  • A large exhibit
  • Subsidiary placements are permitted
  • Accessories* allowed.  All components to be provided by the entrant
  • 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
  • Exhibits to be displayed on tablings of 100mm from floor level
  • Maximum of 2 non-participating helpers
12

SECTION IX FLORAL ARRANGEMENT IN ORIENTAL MANNER

The background colour is light greyish blue (Pantone reference 7541 U, the actual colour may be slightly different)

Class No.ThemeCompetition requirementsQuota
E1 Flowers Swaying in Spring Breeze
  • No accessories* or enhanced plant materials* are allowed.
  • The use of floral foam is allowed
  • The entire exhibit must not exceed the space allowed:
    Width: 600mm  Depth: 600mm  Height: 400mm
26
E2 Dialogue
  • Accessories* allowed
  • The use of floral foam is allowed
  • The entire exhibit must not exceed the space allowed:
    Width: 600mm  Depth: 600mm  Height: 400mm
26 
E3 Continuity
  • Accessories* allowed
  • The use of floral foam is allowed
  • The entire exhibit must not exceed the space allowed:
    Width: 750mm  Depth: 750mm  Height: 600mm
26
E4 Dancing Blossom
  • Accessories* allowed
  • Angelonia must predominate
  • The use of floral foam is allowed
  • The entire exhibit must not exceed the space allowed:
    Width: 750mm  Depth: 750mm  Height: 1000mm
26 
E5 Inspiration
  • No accessories* or enhanced plant materials* are allowed.
  • The use of floral foam is allowed
  • The entire exhibit must not exceed the space allowed:
    Width: 750mm  Depth: 750mm  Height: 1000mm
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Section X JOCKEY CLUB SCHOOL SECTION “FLORAL ART BY SCHOOL CHILDREN”

  • Entry form must be submitted by school. Each school are allowed send a maximum of 6 students to participate in Section X. Entrants are allowed to enter one class and submit one exhibit only. In the event of over-subscription, places will be determined on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Teachers and parents are not allowed to enter the designated competition areas.
  • All components must be provided by the entrants themselves.

(The background colour is light yellow (Pantone reference 607 U, the actual colour may be slightly different)

Class No.ThemeCompetition requirementsQuota
SH1 Best Friends
  • The entire exhibit must not exceed the space allowed:
    Width: 600mm  Depth: 600mm  Height: 400mm
  • Only open to primary school students; exhibits to be arranged by the participating students
44 
SH2 Fun of Visiting Rural Areas
  • The entire exhibit must not exceed the space allowed:
    Width: 600mm  Depth: 600mm  Height: 400mm
  • Only open to primary school students; exhibits to be arranged by the participating students
SH3 Joy of Growing up
  • The entire exhibit must not exceed the space allowed:
    Width: 750mm  Depth: 750mm  Height: 1000mm
  • Only open to secondary school students; exhibits to be arranged by the participating students
SH4 A Moment of Remembrance
  • The entire exhibit must not exceed the space allowed:
    Width: 750mm  Depth: 750mm  Height: 1000mm
  • Only open to secondary school students; exhibits to be arranged by the participating students

*Please refer to the part of Definition listed in the prospectus

 

Jockey Club School Section Plant Exhibit Competition (School Potted Plant Growing/Nursing and Garden Plot) (Section XI to XIII)

The Jockey Club School Section Plant Exhibit Competition (School Potted Plant Growing/Nursing and Garden Plot) includes Section XI "Primary School Potted Plant Growing/Nursing Competition", Section XII "Secondary School Potted Plant Growing/Nursing Competition" and Section XIII "School Garden Plot Competition". Each section has different themes, requirements and quotas.

  • For all the schools participating in the Section XI ‘Primary School Potted Plant Growing/Nursing Competition’ and the Section XII ‘Secondary School Potted Plant Growing/Nursing Competition’, the number of entries from each participating school is limited to three per class. Irrespective of the number of entries, each school is regarded as one entrant.
  • The entrants for the Section XIII "School Garden Plot Competition" are primary schools only. If the number of entrants is less than five, this Competition will be cancelled.

Section XI PRIMARY SCHOOL POTTED PLANT GROWING/NURSING COMPETITION

Class No.
(SPU & SPN)
DistrictThemeQuota
SPU1 Primary Schools of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon African Violet 300
SPU2 Primary Schools of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Cactus
SPU3 Primary Schools of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Fern
SPU4 Primary Schools of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Foliage Plant
SPU5 Primary Schools of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Succulent Plant (Except Cactus)
SPU6 Primary Schools of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Hanging Basket Plant
SPU7 Primary Schools of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Ornamental Fruit Plant
SPU8 Primary Schools of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Flowering Plant (other than SPU1 to SPU7)
SPN1 Primary Schools of the New Territories African Violet
SPN2 Primary Schools of the New Territories Cactus
SPN3 Primary Schools of the New Territories Fern
SPN4 Primary Schools of the New Territories Foliage Plant
SPN5 Primary Schools of the New Territories Succulent Plant (Except Cactus)
SPN6 Primary Schools of the New Territories Hanging Basket Plant
SPN7 Primary Schools of the New Territories Ornamental Fruit Plant
SPN8 Primary Schools of the New Territories Flowering Plant (other than SPN1 to SPN7)

Section XII SECONDARY SCHOOL POTTED PLANT GROWING/NURSING COMPETITION

Class No.
(SSU & SSN)
DistrictThemeQuota
SSU1 Secondary Schools of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon African Violet 200
SSU2 Secondary Schools of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Cactus
SSU3 Secondary Schools of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Fern
SSU4 Secondary Schools of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Foliage Plant
SSU5 Secondary Schools of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Succulent Plant (Except Cactus)
SSU6 Secondary Schools of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Hanging Basket Plant
SSU7 Secondary Schools of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Ornamental Fruit Plant
SSU8 Secondary Schools of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Flowering Plant (other than SSU1 to SSU7)
SSN1 Secondary Schools of the New Territories African Violet
SSN2 Secondary Schools of the New Territories Cactus
SSN3 Secondary Schools of the New Territories Fern
SSN4 Secondary Schools of the New Territories Foliage Plant
SSN5 Secondary Schools of the New Territories Succulent Plant (Except Cactus)
SSN6 Secondary Schools of the New Territories Hanging Basket Plant
SSN7 Secondary Schools of the New Territories Ornamental Fruit Plant
SSN8 Secondary Schools of the New Territories Flowering Plant (other than SSN1 to SSN7)

 

Section XIII SCHOOL GARDEN PLOT COMPETITION

Classs NoThemeQuota
SGP Wonderful Nature 5

*Please refer to the part of Definition listed in the prospectus

 

The Plant Exhibit Competition (LCSD Garden Plot) (Section XIV to Section XV)

SECTION XIV LCSD WESTERN STYLE GARDEN PLOT COMPETITION

  • Garden Plots must be built inside the showground.
  • Plot area: 5m x 9m
  • The section is open only to District Leisure Services Offices of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.
  • Theme: “Floral Joy Around Town”
  • Theme flower: “Angelonia”

SECTION XV LCSD ORIENTAL STYLE GARDEN PLOT COMPETITION

  • Garden Plots must be built inside the showground.
  • Plot area: 5m x 9m
  • The section is open only to District Leisure Services Offices of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department
  • Theme: “Floral Joy Around Town”
  • Theme flower: “Angelonia”
 

Rules of Competition and Notes

1. Please refer to the prospectus for details.

Warning and Notes:

Under the Protection of Endangered Species of Animals and Plants Ordinance (Cap. 586 of the Laws of Hong Kong), the import, export, re-export or possession of an Appendix I plant species (e.g. slipper orchids) or an Appendix II plant species of live and 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 species 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 species) and inspection by an authorized officer upon its landing or before export/re-export in Hong Kong. #CITES is referring to Convention on International Trade in Endangered species of Wild Fauna and Flora.

As stipulated in the Plant (Importation and Pest Control) Ordinance (Cap. 207 of the Laws of Hong Kong), a Plant Import Licence issued by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department and a valid Phytosanitary Certificate issued by an the competent authorized officer of the Plant Protection Servicesauthority of the exporting country place are required for import of plants into Hong Kong.  However, plants produced in and imported from any place in China outside Hong Kong are exempted from the licensing control of Cap. 207.

Under the Forests and Countryside Ordinance (Cap. 96 of the Laws of Hong Kong), damaging any plants in any forest or plantation on government land without lawful authority or excuse is prohibited. Some rare and attractive plants are specifically listed in the Forestry Regulations to control their sale or possession.

Under the Genetically Modified Organisms (Control of Release) Ordinance (the Ordinance), Cap. 607 of the Laws of Hong Kong, 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.

 
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