Smoky Jon’s BBQ Awards

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SMOKY JON’S #1 BBQ of Madison, Wisconsin

SMOKY JON’S #1 BBQ has been representing Madison Wisconsin in prestigious barbeque competitions all over the U.S.A. for over 32 years. Smoky Jon set lofty goals to win World and National BBQ Championships. By working tirelessly at the art of producing World Class wood and charcoal cooked BBQ, these goals were attained. The road was not an easy one, but few great accomplishments in life are. Never in the history of BBQ in Madison, Wisconsin has any independent BBQ restauranteur, BBQ caterer, or BBQ contest participant ever won any World or National BBQ championship, let alone, winning over 100 World and National BBQ awards. Smoky Jon’s is proud to represent Madison Wisconsin in BBQ competitions and to have earned the title of “Madison’s All-Time BBQ King”!

Listed below are some of the awards Smoky Jon’s has received (most of which are on display at our BBQ restaurant)

  • 1st Place National BBQ Assoc Trade Show and Convention, San Marcos TX 2014

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2015 1st Place, Smoky Jon’s Mild Mustard BBQ Sauce National BBQ Convention, Nashville, TN
2015 1st Place, Smoky Jon’s Spicy Mustard BBQ Sauce National BBQ Convention, Nashville, TN
2015 1st Place, Smoky Jon’s Caribbean Marinade National BBQ Convention, Nashville, TN
2015 1st Place, Smoky Jon’s Asian Marinade National BBQ Convention, Nashville, TN
2015 2nd Place, Smoky Jon’s Spicy Fruit BBQ Sauce National BBQ Convention, Nashville, TN
2015 2nd Place, Smoky Jon’s Mustard Marinade National BBQ Convention, Nashville, TN
2015 2nd Place, Smoky Jon’s Condiment National BBQ Convention, Nashville, TN
2015 2nd Place, Smoky Jon’s BBQ Apparel National BBQ Convention, Nashville, TN
2015 3rd Place, Smoky Jon’s Fruit Marinade National BBQ Convention, Nashville, TN
2015 3rd Place, Smoky Jon’s Oil & Vinegar Marinade National BBQ Convention, Nashville, TN
2015 3rd Place, Smoky Jon’s Caribbean Seasoning National BBQ Convention, Nashville, TN
2015 Best Ribs – Madison Magazine
2015 1st Place, Hot Vinegar BBQ Sauce, Smoky Jon’s Fiery Supreme BBQ Sauce, National Fiery Food Show, Albuquerque, NM
2015 1st Place, Unique BBQ Sauce, Smoky Jon’s Original Supreme BBQ Sauce, Fiery Food & BBQ Show, Albuquerque, NM
2014 1st Place Gold Medal BEST RIBS, Madison Magazine
2014 1st Place Smoky Jon’s Mediterrnean Rub, National BBQ Convention, San Marcos, TX
2014 1st Place Smoky Jon’s Carribean Marinade, National BBQ Convention, San Marcos, TX
2014 1st Place Smoky Jon’s Mustard Marinade, National BBQ Convention, San Marcos, TX
2014 1st Place Smoky Jon’s Best Barbecue Apparel, National BBQ Convention, San Marcos, TX
2014 1st Runner Up People’s Choice BBQ Sauce Smoky Jon’s Orig Gourmet BBQ Sauce, National BBQ Convention, San Marcos, TX
2014 2nd Place Smoky Jon’s Cajun Rub, National BBQ Convention, San Marcos, TX
2014 2nd Place Smoky Jon’s Oil and Vinegar Marinade, National BBQ Convention, San Marcos, TX
2014 2nd Place Smoky Jon’s Fruit Marinade, National BBQ Convention, San Marcos, TX
2014 2nd Place Condiment Smoky Jon’s Sweet Fire Table Sauce, National BBQ Convention, San Marcos, TX
2014 3rd Place Smoky Jon’s Sweet Southwest Rub, National BBQ Convention, San Marcos, TX
2014 4th Place Smoky Jon’s Spicy Mustard BBQ Sauce, National BBQ Convention, San Marcos, TX
2014 5th Place Smoky Jon’s Asian Marinade, National BBQ Convention, San Marcos, TX
2013 1st Place Gold Medal BEST RIBS, Madison Magazine
2013 1st Place Smoky Jon’s Mild Vinegar BBQ Sauce, National BBQ Convention, Mobile, AL
2013 1st Place Smoky Jon’s Hot Sauce, National BBQ Convention, Mobile, AL
2013 1st Place Smoky Jon’s Mustard Marinade, National BBQ Convention, Mobile, AL
2013 1st Place Smoky Jon’s Oil & Vinegar Marinade, National BBQ Convention, Mobile, AL
2013 2nd Place Smoky Jon’s Fruit Marinade, National BBQ Convention, Mobile, AL
2013 2nd Place Smoky Jon’s Southwest Seasoning, National BBQ Convention, Mobile, AL
2013 2nd Place Best BBQ Apparel, National BBQ Convention, Mobile, AL
2013 3rd Place Smoky Jon’s Caribbean Marinade , National BBQ Convention, Mobile, AL
2012 First Place Smoky Jon’s Cajun Seasoning, National BBQ Convention, San Diego, CA
2012 Second Place Smoky Jon’s Spicy Mustard BBQ Sauce, National BBQ Convention, San Diego, CA
2012 Second Place Smoky Jon’s Spicy Fruit BBQ Sauce, National BBQ Convention, San Diego, CA
2012 Second Place Smoky Jon’s Spicy Vinegar BBQ Sauce, National BBQ Convention, San Diego, CA
2012 Fifth Place Smoky Jon’s Mild Vinegar BBQ Sauce, National BBQ Convention, San Diego, CA
2012 First Runner Up Smoky Jon’s Spicy Vinegar BBQ Sauce, National BBQ Festival, Douglas, GA
2012 Best Ribs (Best BBQ Dish), Isthmus Magazine, Madison, WI
2012 1st Place Ribs, Madison Magazine, Madison, WI
2011 First Place Smoky Jon’s Spicy Mustard BBQ Sauce, National BBQ Convention, Greenville, South Carolina
2011 First Place Smoky Jon’s Mild Vinegar BBQ Sauce, National BBQ Convention, Greenville, South Carolina
2011 First Place Smoky Jon’s Spicy Fruit BBQ Sauce, National BBQ Convention, Greenville, South Carolina
2011 First Place Smoky Jon’s Spicy Mustard BBQ Sauce, National BBQ Convention, Greenville, South Carolina
2011 Third Place Smoky Jon’s Mediterranean Rub, National BBQ Convention, Greenville, South Carolina
2011 Fourth Place Smoky Jon’s Cajun Rub, National BBQ Convention, Greenville, South Carolina
2011 Fourth Place Smoky Jon’s Sweet Fire Table Sauce, National BBQ Convention, Greenville, South Carolina
2011 Sixth Place Smoky Jon’s Southwest Rub, National BBQ Convention, Greenville, South Carolina
2011 First Place “Best Ribs” — Madison Magazine
2011 Best Ribs (“Best BBQ Dish in Madison”) – Isthmus
2010 Selected as one of the TOP 100 BBQ Places – Andrews & McMeel, Kansas City, MO
2010 America’s Best Ribs – A&M Publishing
2010 First Place Smoky Jon’s Spicy Vinegar BBQ Sauce, National BBQ Festival, Douglas, Georgia
2010 First Place Smoky Jon’s Spicy Vinegar BBQ Sauce, National BBQ Convention, Memphis, Tennessee
2010 second Place Smoky Jon’s Gourmet Hot Sauce, National BBQ Convention, Memphis, Tennessee
2010 Third Place Smoky Jon’s Sweet Fire Table Sauce, National BBQ Convention, Memphis, Tennessee
2010 Third Place Smoky Jon’s Cajun Rub, National BBQ Convention, Memphis, Tennessee
2010 Fourth Place Smoky Jon’s Mediterranean Rub, National BBQ Convention, Memphis, Tennessee
2009 First Place – Smoky Jon’s Spicy Vinegar BBQ Sauce, National BBQ Convention, Austin, Texas
2009 Second Place – Smoky Jon’s Mild Vinegar BBQ Sauce, National BBQ Convention, Austin, Texas
2009 Third Place – Smoky Jon’s Mediterranean Herb Seasoning, National BBQ Convention, Austin, Texas
2008 First Place – Smoky Jon’s Spicy Vinegar BBQ Sauce, National BBQ Festival, Douglas, Georgia
2008 First Place – Smoky Jon’s Mild Vinegar BBQ Sauce, National BBQ Convention, Austin, Texas
2008 – 2nd Place – Smoky Jon’s Spicy Vinegar BBQ Sauce, National BBQ Convention, Austin, Texas
2008 – 2nd Place – Smoky Jon’s Cajun Seasoning, National BBQ Convention, Austin, Texas
2008 – 2nd Place – Smoky Jon’s Mediterranean Herb Seasoning, National BBQ Convention, Austin, Texas
2008 – 4th Place – Smoky Jon’s Sweet Fire Table Sauce, National BBQ Convention, Austin, Texas
2008 – 5th Place – Smoky Jon’s Southwest Seasoning, National BBQ Convention, Austin, Texas
2007 First Place (Gold Medal) Best Ribs Award — Madison Magazine
2007 Best BBQ Award — Isthmus
2007 Second Place — Spicy Vinegar BBQ Sauce, National BBQ Festival — Douglas, Georgia
2007 First Place – Smoky Jon’s Mild Vinegar BBQ Sauce – National BBQ Convention- Raleigh NC.
2007 Second Place – Smoky Jon’s Spicy Tomato BBQ Sauce – National BBQ Convention- Raleigh NC.
2007 Second Place — Smoky Jon’s Gourmet Hot Sauce – National BBQ Convention- Raleigh NC.
2007 Second Place – Smoky Jon’s Spicy Vinegar BBQ Sauce – National BBQ Convention- Raleigh NC.
2007 Second Place — Smoky Jon’s Cajun Seasoning – National BBQ Convention- Raleigh NC.
2007 Second Place — Smoky Jon’s Mediterranean Herb Seasoning – National BBQ Convention- Raleigh NC.
2007 Third Place – Smoky Jon’s Southwest Seasoning – National BBQ Convention- Raleigh NC.
2006 Best Ribs Award – Madison Magazine and ISTHMUS
2006 1st Place in the “Peoples Choice” BBQ Sauce competition – National BBQ Convention – Knoxville, Tennessee
2006 1st Place – Smoky Jon’s Mild Vinegar BBQ Sauce – National BBQ Convention – Knoxville, Tennessee
2006 2nd Place – Smoky Jon’s Gourmet Hot Sauce – National BBQ Convention – Knoxville, Tennessee
2006 2nd Place – Smoky Jon’s Cajun Seasoning – National BBQ Convention – Knoxville, Tennessee
2006 2nd Place – Smoky Jon’s Southwest Seasoning – National BBQ Convention – Knoxville, Tennessee
2006 4th Place – Smoky Jon’s Mediterranean Herb Seasoning – National BBQ Convention – Knoxville, Tennessee
2006 4th Place – Smoky Jon’s Spicy Vinegar BBQ Sauce – National BBQ Convention – Knoxville, Tennessee
2005 Best Ribs Award – Madison Magazine and ISTHMUS
2005 2nd Place National BBQ Convention, Houston, Texas
2004 Best Ribs Award – Madison Magazine and ISTHMUS
2003 Best Ribs Award – Madison Magazine and ISTHMUS
2002 1st Place (out of 1170 entrants) National BBQ Convention, Houston, Texas
2001 4th Place National BBQ Convention, Greenville, South Carolina
2000 7th Place National BBQ Convention, Houston, Texas
1999 1st Place National BBQ Convention, Orlando, Florida
1998 2nd Place National BBQ Convention, Dallas, Texas
1997 Best Place for BBQ, ISTHMUS Poll, Madison, Wisconsin
1996 “Great Ribs That Convert Vegetarians” – WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL, Madison, Wisconsin
1996 Best Entree – Taste of Madison (Ribs)
1995 Best BBQ Sauce – ISTHMUS
1995 Best Ribs – MADISON MAGAZINE
1995 Reserve Grand Champion – American Cured Meat Championships, Louisville, Kentucky
1995 Best Ribs and Best Sauce, Food Critics Choice, Indianapolis, Indiana
1995 Best Entree – Taste of Madison (Ribs)
1994 Best Ribs – MADISON MAGAZINE
1994 1st Place Ribs, 1st Place Sauce Hot – Country Days National Rib fest, Grand Casino, Hinckley, Minnesota
1994 4th Place Ribs Twin Cities National Rib fest, Minneapolis, Minnesota
1993 1st Place Sauce, 3rd Place Ribs – Twin Cities National Rib fest, Minneapolis, Minnesota
1992 Best Entree – Taste of Madison (Ribs)
1992 2nd Place People’s Choice – Twin Cities National Rib fest, Minneapolis, Minnesota
1992 4th Place Professional Pork Ribs & 5th Place Professional Beef Ribs, Kansas City Beef-A-Thon, Kansas City, Missouri
1991 Best Ribs – ISTHMUS Poll
1991 1st Place Ribs (214 entrants); 2nd Place Showmanship, World Pork Expo Barbe-Q-lossal, Des Moines, Iowa
1990 Best Ribs – ISTHMUS Poll
1990 1st Place Ribs – Christmas Mountain Rib fest, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
1990 1st Place Whole Hog, 1st Place Ribs, 1st Place Sauce, Overall National BBQ Champion – GRAND SLAM VICTORY! National Pig Roasting Championships, Minneapolis, Minnesota
1988 2nd Place Ribs – Christmas Mountain Rib fest, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
1988 2nd Place Whole Hog – National Pig Roasting Championships, Minneapolis, Minnesota
1985 1st Place Ribs – Augsburger Rib fest, Madison, Wisconsin
1984 5th Place Ribs – (720 entrants) Mike Royko National Rib fest, Chicago, Illinois
1984 2nd Place Ribs – Pabst Blue Ribbon Rib fest, Madison, Wisconsin
1980 1st Place Ribs – Wisconsin Association of Professional Meat Processors, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2015 1st Place, Smoky Jon’s Mild Mustard BBQ Sauce National BBQ Convention, Nashville, TN
2015 1st Place, Smoky Jon’s Spicy Mustard BBQ Sauce National BBQ Convention, Nashville, TN
2015 1st Place, Smoky Jon’s Caribbean Marinade National BBQ Convention, Nashville, TN
2015 1st Place, Smoky Jon’s Asian Marinade National BBQ Convention, Nashville, TN
2015 2nd Place, Smoky Jon’s Spicy Fruit BBQ Sauce National BBQ Convention, Nashville, TN
2015 2nd Place, Smoky Jon’s Mustard Marinade National BBQ Convention, Nashville, TN
2015 2nd Place, Smoky Jon’s Condiment National BBQ Convention, Nashville, TN
2015 2nd Place, Smoky Jon’s BBQ Apparel National BBQ Convention, Nashville, TN
2015 3rd Place, Smoky Jon’s Fruit Marinade National BBQ Convention, Nashville, TN
2015 3rd Place, Smoky Jon’s Oil & Vinegar Marinade National BBQ Convention, Nashville, TN
2015 3rd Place, Smoky Jon’s Caribbean Seasoning National BBQ Convention, Nashville, TN
2015 Best Ribs – Madison Magazine
2015 1st Place, Hot Vinegar BBQ Sauce, Smoky Jon’s Fiery Supreme BBQ Sauce, National Fiery Food Show, Albuquerque, NM
2015 1st Place, Unique BBQ Sauce, Smoky Jon’s Original Supreme BBQ Sauce, Fiery Food & BBQ Show, Albuquerque, NM
2014 #1 BEST RIBS, Madison Magazine
2014 1st Place Smoky Jon’s Mediterrnean Rub, National BBQ Convention, San Marcos, TX
2014 1st Place Smoky Jon’s Carribean Marinade, National BBQ Convention, San Marcos, TX
2014 1st Place Smoky Jon’s Mustard Marinade, National BBQ Convention, San Marcos, TX
2014 1st Place Smoky Jon’s Best Barbecue Apparel, National BBQ Convention, San Marcos, TX
2014 1st Runner Up People’s Choice BBQ Sauce Smoky Jon’s Original Gourmet BBQ Sauce, National BBQ Convention, San Marcos, TX
2014 2nd Place Smoky Jon’s Cajun Rub, National BBQ Convention, San Marcos, TX
2014 2nd Place Smoky Jon’s Oil and Vinegar Marinade, National BBQ Convention, San Marcos, TX
2014 2nd Place Smoky Jon’s Fruit Marinade, National BBQ Convention, San Marcos, TX
2014 2nd Place Condiment Smoky Jon’s Sweet Fire Table Sauce, National BBQ Convention, San Marcos, TX
2014 3rd Place Smoky Jon’s Sweet Southwest Rub, National BBQ Convention, San Marcos, TX
2014 4th Place Smoky Jon’s Spicy Mustard BBQ Sauce, National BBQ Convention, San Marcos, TX
2014 5th Place Smoky Jon’s Asian Marinade, National BBQ Convention, San Marcos, TX

2013 1st Place Gold Medal BEST RIBS, Madison Magazine
2013 1st Place Smoky Jon’s Mild Vinegar BBQ Sauce, National BBQ Convention, Mobile, AL
2013 1st Place Smoky Jon’s Hot Sauce, National BBQ Convention, Mobile, AL
2013 1st Place Smoky Jon’s Mustard Marinade, National BBQ Convention, Mobile, AL
2013 1st Place Smoky Jon’s Oil & Vinegar Marinade, National BBQ Convention, Mobile, AL
2013 2nd Place Smoky Jon’s Fruit Marinade, National BBQ Convention, Mobile, AL
2013 2nd Place Smoky Jon’s Southwest Seasoning, National BBQ Convention, Mobile, AL
2013 2nd Place Best BBQ Apparel, National BBQ Convention, Mobile, AL
2013 3rd Place Smoky Jon’s Caribbean Marinade , National BBQ Convention, Mobile, AL
2012 First Place Smoky Jon’s Cajun Seasoning, National BBQ Convention, San Diego, CA
2012 Second Place Smoky Jon’s Spicy Mustard BBQ Sauce, National BBQ Convention, San Diego, CA
2012 Second Place Smoky Jon’s Spicy Fruit BBQ Sauce, National BBQ Convention, San Diego, CA
2012 Second Place Smoky Jon’s Spicy Vinegar BBQ Sauce, National BBQ Convention, San Diego, CA
2012 Fifth Place Smoky Jon’s Mild Vinegar BBQ Sauce, National BBQ Convention, San Diego, CA
2012 First Runner Up Smoky Jon’s Spicy Vinegar BBQ Sauce, National BBQ Festival, Douglas, GA
2012 Best Ribs (Best BBQ Dish), Isthmus Magazine, Madison, WI
2012 1st Place Ribs, Madison Magazine, Madison, WI
2011 First Place Smoky Jon’s Spicy Vinegar BBQ Sauce, National BBQ Convention, Greenville, South Carolina
2011 First Place Smoky Jon’s Mild Vinegar BBQ Sauce, National BBQ Convention, Greenville, South Carolina
2011 First Place Smoky Jon’s Spicy Fruit BBQ Sauce, National BBQ Convention, Greenville, South Carolina
2011 First Place Smoky Jon’s Spicy Mustard BBQ Sauce, National BBQ Convention, Greenville, South Carolina
2011 Third Place Smoky Jon’s Mediterranean Rub, National BBQ Convention, Greenville, South Carolina
2011 Fourth Place Smoky Jon’s Cajun Rub, National BBQ Convention, Greenville, South Carolina
2011 Fourth Place Smoky Jon’s Sweet Fire Table Sauce, National BBQ Convention, Greenville, South Carolina
2011 Sixth Place Smoky Jon’s Southwest Rub, National BBQ Convention, Greenville, South Carolina
2011 First Place “Best Ribs” — Madison Magazine
2011 Best Ribs (“Best BBQ Dish in Madison”) – Isthmus
2010 Selected as one of the TOP 100 BBQ Places – Andrews & McMeel, Kansas City, MO
2010 America’s Best Ribs – A&M Publishing
2010 First Place Smoky Jon’s Spicy Vinegar BBQ Sauce, National BBQ Festival, Douglas, Georgia
2010 First Place Smoky Jon’s Spicy Vinegar BBQ Sauce, National BBQ Convention, Memphis, Tennessee
2010 second Place Smoky Jon’s Gourmet Hot Sauce, National BBQ Convention, Memphis, Tennessee
2010 Third Place Smoky Jon’s Sweet Fire Table Sauce, National BBQ Convention, Memphis, Tennessee
2010 Third Place Smoky Jon’s Cajun Rub, National BBQ Convention, Memphis, Tennessee
2010 Fourth Place Smoky Jon’s Mediterranean Rub, National BBQ Convention, Memphis, Tennessee
2009 First Place – Smoky Jon’s Spicy Vinegar BBQ Sauce, National BBQ Convention, Austin, Texas
2009 Second Place – Smoky Jon’s Mild Vinegar BBQ Sauce, National BBQ Convention, Austin, Texas
2009 Third Place – Smoky Jon’s Mediterranean Herb Seasoning, National BBQ Convention, Austin, Texas
2008 First Place – Smoky Jon’s Spicy Vinegar BBQ Sauce, National BBQ Festival, Douglas, Georgia
2008 First Place – Smoky Jon’s Mild Vinegar BBQ Sauce, National BBQ Convention, Austin, Texas
2008 – 2nd Place – Smoky Jon’s Spicy Vinegar BBQ Sauce, National BBQ Convention, Austin, Texas
2008 – 2nd Place – Smoky Jon’s Cajun Seasoning, National BBQ Convention, Austin, Texas
2008 – 2nd Place – Smoky Jon’s Mediterranean Herb Seasoning, National BBQ Convention, Austin, Texas
2008 – 4th Place – Smoky Jon’s Sweet Fire Table Sauce, National BBQ Convention, Austin, Texas
2008 – 5th Place – Smoky Jon’s Southwest Seasoning, National BBQ Convention, Austin, Texas
2007 First Place (Gold Medal) Best Ribs Award — Madison Magazine
2007 Best BBQ Award — Isthmus
2007 Second Place — Spicy Vinegar BBQ Sauce, National BBQ Festival — Douglas, Georgia
2007 First Place – Smoky Jon’s Mild Vinegar BBQ Sauce – National BBQ Convention- Raleigh NC.
2007 Second Place – Smoky Jon’s Spicy Tomato BBQ Sauce – National BBQ Convention- Raleigh NC.
2007 Second Place — Smoky Jon’s Gourmet Hot Sauce – National BBQ Convention- Raleigh NC.
2007 Second Place – Smoky Jon’s Spicy Vinegar BBQ Sauce – National BBQ Convention- Raleigh NC.
2007 Second Place — Smoky Jon’s Cajun Seasoning – National BBQ Convention- Raleigh NC.
2007 Second Place — Smoky Jon’s Mediterranean Herb Seasoning – National BBQ Convention- Raleigh NC.
2007 Third Place – Smoky Jon’s Southwest Seasoning – National BBQ Convention- Raleigh NC.
2006 Best Ribs Award – Madison Magazine and ISTHMUS
2006 1st Place in the “Peoples Choice” BBQ Sauce competition – National BBQ Convention – Knoxville, Tennessee
2006 1st Place – Smoky Jon’s Mild Vinegar BBQ Sauce – National BBQ Convention – Knoxville, Tennessee
2006 2nd Place – Smoky Jon’s Gourmet Hot Sauce – National BBQ Convention – Knoxville, Tennessee
2006 2nd Place – Smoky Jon’s Cajun Seasoning – National BBQ Convention – Knoxville, Tennessee
2006 2nd Place – Smoky Jon’s Southwest Seasoning – National BBQ Convention – Knoxville, Tennessee
2006 4th Place – Smoky Jon’s Mediterranean Herb Seasoning – National BBQ Convention – Knoxville, Tennessee
2006 4th Place – Smoky Jon’s Spicy Vinegar BBQ Sauce – National BBQ Convention – Knoxville, Tennessee
2005 Best Ribs Award – Madison Magazine and ISTHMUS
2005 2nd Place National BBQ Convention, Houston, Texas
2004 Best Ribs Award – Madison Magazine and ISTHMUS
2003 Best Ribs Award – Madison Magazine and ISTHMUS
2002 1st Place (out of 1170 entrants) National BBQ Convention, Houston, Texas
2001 4th Place National BBQ Convention, Greenville, South Carolina
2000 7th Place National BBQ Convention, Houston, Texas

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