Aquatic Experience Chicago-2015 will be the host site for the Second Aquatic Experience Aquascaping Contest. The event is sponsored by Fluval and will be presented by the Aquatic Gardeners Association. Contestants will compete in one of the two categories (Small or Large Tank) for $3,900 dollars in prize money. In addition to potential prize money, all Nano tank competitors will take home a fully equipped Fluval Flora Nano Tank. Large Tank contestants/clubs will be selected by the Aquatic Gardeners Association. The contest and judging will take place on the exhibit show floor. Judging will take place on the show floor Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 1:00pm-4:30pm. The work-in-progress and award winning aquascapes will be on display for attendees to view all three days of the show. AGA representatives will be on hand to answer questions and promote the art and science of aquatic gardening.
Small Planted Tank: A maximum of twenty-five individuals will compete in the small tank category for $1,900 dollars in prize money. In addition to potential prize money all small tank competitors will have access to the show floor plus education seminars and will take home a fully equipped Fluval Nano tank, a $150+ retail value! The small tank contest is open to all levels of aquascapers. There is a $100 entry fee to participate in the small tank contest. Rules and Regulations for additional contest information. Small Tank Entry Form Small Tank Rules
Large Planted Tank: Six teams will compete in the large tank category for $2,000 dollars in prize money. In addition to potential price money all teams will have access to the show floor and education seminars as well as $400 worth of merchandise. All team applicants will be screened by the Aquatic Gardeners Association with the top 6 receiving invitations. There is a $99 entry fee to participate in the Large Tank contest. Rules and Regulations for additional contest information. Large Tank Entry Form Large Tank Rules
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Questions? Email membership at aquatic-gardeners.org
The 2014 Aquatic Experience Aquascaping Live! Contests were a great success. Check out our Facebook group for photos of the winning tanks.
Large Tank Winners:
First Place: Jen Williams, Arlene Wagner, Nick Kinser, Cristy Keister
Second Place: Kris Weinhold, Aaron Talbot, Cavan Allen
Third Place: Tyler Koch, Josilee Ray
Small Tank Winners:
First Place: Jen Williams
Second Place: Phil Kerewich
Third Place: Ted Judy
Fourth Place: Andrew Daffron
Fifth Place: Jake Zucker
Sixth Place: Samantha Kinsman
Many Thanks to our volunteers who helped set up and clean the tanks, and talked to folks at the AGA booth: Jen Williams, Arlene Wagner, Cristy Keister, Kris Weinhold, Aaron Talbot, Cavan Allen, Jen Nevis, Robert Steinbach, Robert's colleague Susie, Bailin Shaw, Cheryl Rogers, and Karen Randall.
Thanks also to the folks at the World Pet Association for the opportunity.