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OSCOV award judging in the COVID-19 environment.

Hello to the OSCOV Community,

We hope you are safe & healthy, and coping as well as possible in the unusual environment in which we all live.

Even though so much of life has been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic – OSCOV continues to thrive and adapt.

An important development has been the implementation by our Judging Panel of new processes facilitating:

(a)        the consideration of orchids for any OSCOV award; and

(b)        the submission of entries into the 2020 Victorian Orchids of the Year (VOOTY) (which will be judged in February 2021).

The new award consideration process starts with the submission of specified photographs of the exhibit, and, where possible, a number of OSCOV Judges seeing the exhibit in person.  If you would like to submit an orchid for award consideration – please contact Glenda Coutts (0448 913 155 or glenda.coutts@bigpond.com), Bob Mason (0427 437 612 or pemro@bigpond.net.au) or Alan Baker (0413 599 368 or bakerco@live.com.au) and the process can be activated for you.  Specific details on the process are included in paragraph 16 in Annexure A of the OSCOV Judging Handbook which can be found here: OSCOV – JudgingHandbook@10.5.20(final).  We expect to revert to traditional judging processes as soon as COVID-19 restrictions allow.

The new VOOTY submission process also involves the submission of specified photographs of the exhibit with a completed Application Form.  Specific details on the process are included in paragraph (i) on page 11 of the OSCOV Judging Handbook which can be found here: OSCOV – JudgingHandbook@10.5.20(final).  The VOOTY Application Form, which includes details of where the Form & photographs need to be sent, can be found here: OSCOV – VOOTYApplicationForm@10.5.20.  We expect to revert to the traditional VOOTY submission process as soon as COVID-19 restrictions allow.

Please keep your passion for orchids strong – OSCOV hopes that the initiatives described above will help you get the credit you deserve despite current difficulties!

OSCOV Show 2020 – COVID-19 coronavirus update @ 28.4.20

We are still hopeful that we will be able to hold the Melbourne Orchid Spectacular as planned in late August 2020.  Of course, whether or not we can do so will depend on the availability of KCC Park and current social distancing/public gathering restrictions being sufficiently relaxed.  The OSCOV Executive will make a decision by no later than 30 June 2020 on whether or not this year’s Show will need to be cancelled.  Our decision will be posted here on the OSCOV website, and the Melbourne Orchid Spectacular Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Melbourne-Orchid-Spectacular-164357086923002/).  We thank you for your patience in these difficult and uncertain times, and we hope that all in the OSCOV community are keeping safe and well.

Victorian Orchids of the Year 2019 – PowerPoint presentation

The full PowerPoint presentation of the OSCOV Victorian Orchids of the Year 2019 is now available: VOOTY-2019-PowerPointFinal2.

There were some exemplary orchids shown in Victoria in 2019 and many of them were in the running for the OSCOV VOOTY awards!  Congratulations to all of the winners.

OSCOV Show 2020 – COVID-19 coronavirus update @ 19.3.20

OSCOV has been fielding questions regarding plans for the OSCOV Show in August 2020 – bearing in mind the current COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.  At this stage we confirm that we continue planning for the Spectacular to be held over 28-30 August and we hope the Show will not be affected by the COVID-19 issue. However – it may be that closer to the scheduled time, circumstances change and we may need to revise our plans.  In that case – we will endeavour to give all our stakeholders as much notice as possible.

The Victorian Orchids of the Year – 2019

The OSCOV Judging Panel chose the Victorian Orchids of the Year yesterday – congratulations to all of the winners!

Here is a link to the full gallery.

 

Orchid Species Society of Victoria’s Sales Day 2020 is fast approaching!

Here is the schedule of Presentations at next week’s OSCOV Melbourne Orchid Spectacular! Open Fri 23, Sat 24 & Sun 25 August 2019

Here is the list of Vendors attending the OSCOV Show next week!

OSCOV Show 2019 – TryBooking ticket purchases

OSCOV has set up a TryBooking page so you can pre-book your tickets to this year’s OSCOV Melbourne Orchid Spectacular!  Click here to book.

Show Schedule for the 2019 OSCOV Melbourne Orchid Spectacular

The 2019 Show Schedule is now available (sponsor details yet to be included):

ShowSchedule2019(9.4.19)

OSCOV Victorian Orchids of the Year 2018 – PowerPoint

The PowerPoint presentation of the OSCOV VOOTY awards for 2018 is now available!

VOOTY 2018 – PowerPoint(final)3

Flyer for the 2019 OSCOV Show!

OSCOV Victorian Orchids of the Year 2018

The OSCOV Judging Panel decided the 2018 Victorian Orchids of the Year earlier today.  The Orchid of the Year was Paphiopedilum Golden Goblet ‘Brian’ grown by Michael Coker.  For all of the winners – click here!

OSCOV Melbourne Orchid Spectacular 2019

The dates for the OSCOV Melbourne Orchid Spectacular in 2019 have been set!  The Spectacular will be open to the public on Friday 23, Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 August 2019 from 9:00am to 4:00pm on each of those days!  Make sure you put those dates in your calendar.

Here are the Champions from 2018 – including a new FCC/OSCOV for a wonderful Masdevallia!

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Here is the presentations schedule for the 2018 OSCOV Show!

Vendors for the OSCOV Melbourne Orchid Spectacular 2018

OSCOV Melbourne Orchid Spectacular 2018

Preparations are well underway for this year’s OSCOV Melbourne Orchid Spectacular.

More details can be found here, or from the OSCOV Show Facebook page here.

It’s an Australian orchid event not to be missed!

OSCOV Sponsors