I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all exhibitors of the Okinawa International Orchid Show, and to all those who have provided their support and cooperation year after year.
Okinawa International Orchid Show has been held with the purpose of sharing dissemination of orchids, conservation, popularization of horticulture, creation of art, contribution to tourism, facilitation of urban greenery and parks. It is my honor to announce the 33 anniversary of the event this year. We hold the show in the hope of providing an opportunity for orchid lovers, growers, floral designers from Japan and overseas to gather and meet and have friendly interaction as well as responding everybody’s wide interest in orchids. And thankfully, our orchid show has been highly rated for its content and long history.
The show is not only about judging of orchids in various categories but there will be many related events planned to satisfy various visitors’ interests.
All orchid lovers are cordially invited to enter your best pieces and visit flower-filled Okinawa on this occasion to meet with other orchid enthusiasts within and outside of Japan.
Chairman of Okinawa International Orchid Show Executive Committee
Chairman of Okinawa Churashima Foundation
The Okinawa International Orchid Show is held with the purpose of sharing dissemination of orchids, conservation, popularization of horticulture, creation of art, contribution to tourism, facilitation of urban greenery and parks.
Okinawa International Orchid Show has been held since the opening of Tropical Dream Center, and counts 33th anniversary this year. It is known as one of the major orchid shows in Japan as well as highlight of winter tourism in Okinawa .
Visitors are surrounded by gorgeous orchid blossoms at their peak, which were tendered with grower’s love and passion. Prime Minister Award has given to the Grand Champion, the best orchid of the show chosen from entries within and outside Japan, as well as various minister awards to the most superior piece of each judging category. With this year's theme "Asian Orchid~Our Proud Flower~", Tropical Dream Center presents the colorful art of orchids centering around three large orchid greenhouses, which will be filled with orchid entries from the region and beyond.
Entry pieces will be judged by a group of orchid professionals from Japan and overseas. Judging takes place in two divisions: Certification division and Competition division.
Certification Division is carried out on new hybrid species which have not been certified in other orchid conferences.
The evaluation standard includes floral shape, color, size, quality, inflorescence and its arrangement as well as number of flowers.
The F.C.C. Prize (over 90 points), A.M. Prize (80-89 points), and H.C.C. Prize (75-79 points) will be awarded according to the mean value of judges' points on each entry.
Competition Division includes 5 categories: Potted Flower Category, Cut Flower Category, Display Category, Flower Design Category, and International Entrants Category. 1st Prize, 2nd Prize, and 3rd Prize are chosen from each category.
Overall evaluation is to choose to the entry which best represents the exhibition and its spirit.
OIOS is the only orchid show in Japan which receives Prime Minister Award, and it is given to the Grand Champion.
Come and check out the breathtaking beauty of the best flower!
|F.C.C. Prize（First Class Certificate）||over 90 points||Ribbon|
|A.M. Prize （Award of Merit）||80-89 points||Ribbon|
|H.C.C. Prize（Highly Commended Certificate）||75-79 points||Ribbon|
|Prize||Category||Award（Plan）||Extra Prize&Number of winner|
|Grand Champion||Overall Evaluation||Prime Minister Award||1,000,000yen (1)|
|1st Prize||Potted Flower||Minister of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs Award||150,000yen (1)|
|Cut Flower||Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Award||150,000yen (1)|
|Display||Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Award||150,000yen (1)|
|Flower Design||Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award||150,000yen (1)|
|International Entrants||Minister of Foreign Affairs Award||150,000yen (1)|
|2nd Prize||Potted Flower||Director-General of Okinawa General Bureau, Cabinet Office Award||100,000yen (1)|
|Cut Flower||Governor of Okinawa Award||100,000yen (1)|
|Display||Governor of Okinawa Award||100,000yen (1)|
|Flower Design||President of Nippon Flower Designers Association Award||50,000yen (1)|
|Flower Design||President of Japan Florists Telegraph Delivery Association Award||50,000yen (1)|
|International Entrants||Director-General of Okinawa General Bureau, Cabinet Office Award||100,000yen (1)|
|3rd Prize||Each category||Chairman of Okinawa Churashima Foundation Award||Sponsor’s Prize(several)|
|Ribbon||Each category||Chairman of Okinawa International Orchid Show Committee Award||Ribbon (several)|
|Priod||potted & cut flower||display||flower design|
Before leaving your country, you are requested to apply for CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) permit. CITES permits, phytosanitary certificates, invoices and packing lists are required to export orchids to Japan.
Consignee’s address is:
Ocean Expo Park Management Center
424 Ishikawa, Motobu, Kunigami, Okinawa JAPAN 905-0206
＊Please make sure your plants to enter Japan at Naha Airport, Okinawa (no stopover at any other ports in Japan).
＊For orchids subject to Appendix II, only CITES permits issued by the government in your country are required.
＊For orchids subject to Appendix I, you will need to obtain an import permit issued by Japanese government in addition to the CITES permit issued by the government in your country. Please inform the committee by January 1 if you apply to this case.
The orchid species subject to CITES Appendix I (artificially propagated plants only) are as follows:
＊Pre-acknowledgement from the Japanese Government is required for orchids subject to Appendix II imported from Afghanistan, Israel, India, Papua New Guinea and Peru. In this case we also need application. Please contact the organizing committee if you require the procedure.
Okinawa International Orchid Show Committee
424 Ishikawa, Motobu, Kunigami, Okinawa JAPAN 905-0206