Aquatic Experience Chicago-2016 was the host site for the 3rd Aquatic Experience LIVE! Aquascaping Contests. The event was sponsored by Fluval and sanctioned by the Aquatic Gardeners Association. Contestants competed in one of two categories (Small or Large Tank) for $3,900 dollars in prize money. The contest and judging took place on the exhibit show floor Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 1:00pm-4:30pm. The work-in-progress and award winning aquascapes were on display for attendees to view all three days of the show. AGA representatives were on hand to answer questions and promote the art and science of aquatic gardening.
Click on the photo to see a larger version. All Photos by Karen Randall. See the winners for 2017 2018.
Small Planted Tank:
John Pini, First Place
Hiep Hong, Second Place
Marvin Lo, Third Place
Kim Moreau-Gronewald, Fourth Place
Shawn McBride, Fifth Place
Ted Judy, Sixth Place
Large Planted Tank:
The Aquascapers' Collective: Arturo Commisso, Cory Hopkins, Megan Hopkins, Hiep Hong, Xiaozhuang Wong, First Place
Phil Kerewich & Jake Zucker, Second Place
Chicago Aquatic Plants Society: Bailin Shaw, John Pini, Malay Biswas, Scott Miller, Marvin Lo, Third Place
Aquagirls Jennifer Williams & Rachel O'Leary, People's Choice
Aquatic Experience web site
Questions? Email membership at aquatic-gardeners.org