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Enrol for flower show photo competition

Photography enthusiasts are invited to enter the "Spring Blossoms for Celebration" Photo Competition, which is being held in conjunction with the annual spectacular Hong Kong Flower Show.

The competition is jointly organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) and Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) and sponsored by Schmidt Marketing (HK) Ltd.

Featuring the Geranium as this year's theme flower, the show will take run from March 16 to 25 in Victoria Park, from 9am to 9pm daily.

The competition aims to promote community greening with impressive photographs of flowers and plants on display; interesting or touching scenes captured at the showground; and portraits of TVB artistes and Miss Hong Kong 2006 titleholders with beautiful garden displays as a background.

The competition is divided into three categories. Category A, "Portrait of TVB Artistes and Miss Hong Kong", comprising Open and Student Sections, will hold its shooting session from 3.30pm to 4.30pm on March 15 in Victoria Park.

Entrants in Category A may enrol in person at any LCSD Leisure Link Outlets between February 7 and March 7, or by calling 2927 8080 between February 7 and March 2. The maximum number of entrants is 1,000. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Entry fee is $30 for adults and $15 for students, senior citizens and persons with a disability.

It is not necessary to apply in advance for Category B, "Flowers", and Category C, "Snapshots". However, entrants are required to pay an admission fee for entering the showground during the show period. Photographs must relate to the Hong Kong Flower Show 2007 and be taken at the showground of Hong Kong Flower Show 2007 during the show period.

All entries must be submitted by mail or in person by 6pm on April 16 to the Secretariat, Hong Kong Flower Show, 11/F, Leisure and Cultural Services Headquarters, 1-3 Pai Tau Street, Sha Tin.

In each category, there will be first, second and third prizes and a number of commendations. Results of the competition will be announced on the LCSD website at in late May. Winners will be notified in writing for collection of prizes. All winning entries will be put on display at Kowloon Park Green Education and Resource Centre and Arcade between June and July. Photos of the winning entries will also be uploaded onto the LCSD website at the same time.

For details of the photo competition, please refer to the leaflets and entry forms available at the District Leisure Services Offices of LCSD, or visit LCSD website. For enquiries, please call 2697 8030.

Ends/Thursday, February 1, 2007
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