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Friday, October 29 2021 - 20:14
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The 2022 Award Selection Campaign for Outstanding Contribution Award and Blooming World Peony Awards of the Peony Capital of China (Heze) kicks off
HEZE, China, Oct. 29, 2021 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

On October 25, the Information Office of Heze Municipal People's Government 
held a news conference to announce the official start of the 2022 Award 
Selection Campaign for the Outstanding Contribution Award and Blooming World 
Peony Awards of the Peony Capital of China (Heze). The campaign is now calling 
for entries from China and abroad.

The award selection process will commence in early 2022. In accordance with the 
Award Selection Rules of the Outstanding Contribution Award of the Peony 
Capital of China (Heze), the campaign organizer will declare two categories - 
Peony Cultural Art and Peony Industrial Development - and select one individual 
or group winner for each. The after-tax prize will be CNY 300,000 for each 
winner. The award candidates are those individuals or teams from China and 
abroad having made outstanding achievements in the cultivation and breeding, 
scientific research and development, and business model innovation of peony 
flowers as well as peony cultural art creation and production; having made 
outstanding contributions to the development of Heze's peony industry and peony 
cultural art; and having significant social influence.

The award selection campaign of the Blooming World Peony Awards includes 
acknowledgement of achievement in seven areas that can be divided into two 
categories: peony industry development and peony cultural art. These seven 
areas include: National Peony Competition, Peony Scientific Innovation Award, 
Peony Industry Business Model Innovation Award, Peony Artwork Competition, 
Peony Calligraphy Competition, Peony Photography Competition, and Peony 
Cultural Creative Design Competition. Each separate distinction has a Golden 
Peony Award, the pinnacle, for which the prize is CNY 100,000 each.

According to Liu Furong, Executive Vice Secretary of the Publicity Department 
of the CPC Heze Municipal Committee and Director of the Municipal Civilization 
Office, in April 2022 when the peony is in full bloom, the 2022 Blooming World 
National Peony Competition and the Peony Cultural Art Exhibition will be held 
in Heze to showcase the creations of the finalists in the various competitions 
in peony art, calligraphy, photography, and creative design. In mid-May 2022, 
Heze will hold the Award Ceremony of the Peony Capital of China (Heze). During 
this time, some outstanding award-winning works in the Peony Cultural Art 
category will be displayed in public places, such as the airport and the 
high-speed railway station, exhibiting the distinctive, vibrant and inclusive 
nature of the Peony Capital of China.

As an important growth driver of the peony industry and the development of 
peony cultural art, these awards were initiated in 2020 and will henceforth be 
an annual fixture in the Heze calendar. The official website of the campaign 
(http://heze.dzwww.com/hkss/) will be kept up to date.

Source: The Information Office of Heze Municipal People's Government

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