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    AQ-ADA Singapore Aquascaping Contest 2010

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    Submission Deadline
    • 15th April 2010, 11.59pm ( GMT +8 )
    Theme and Size
    • There is only one category: Freshwater Planted Aquariums.
    • Open type aquariums may be submitted, but only the underwater portion will be judged.
    • There are no aquarium size restrictions.


    Entry Requirements
    • All members of Aquatic Quotient are welcomed to enter the contest.
    • No submission fee is required.
    • We hope to see unreleased work entered for this contest.
    • Each entrant is allowed to submit a maximum of 1 (one) entry for this contest.
    • Every submitted entry will be automatically submitted for the ADA International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest (IAPLC) 2010 by ADA Singapore. Participants may opt-out from the automatic submission during registration (see details below).
    • Entrants must submit a photo of the whole aquarium from the front. (The picture taken from an angle or one showing only part of the tank will also be judged unfavourably.)
    • Photos which are deemed heavily edited using photo editing tools will be judged unfavourably.
    • The use of non-aquatic plants will be judged unfavourably.
    • Works submitted for previous ADA IAPLC, Aquatic Gardeners Association (AGA) International Aquascaping Contest, AQ-ADA Singapore Aquascaping Contest or other aqauscaping contests may be judged unfavourably.
    Registration and Submission Instructions
    • To register for the contest, send a PM to AQ-ADAsg-Comp with the following details:
      • Full Name
      • NRIC
      • AQ User Name
      • Contact Number
      • Address (for submission to ADA IAPLC 2010)
      • Valid Email Address
      • Title of Submission
      • List of plants and fauna used
      • Opt-out of auto-submission to ADA IAPLC 2010? (Yes/No. Yes means you wish to opt-out.)
    • To submit aquarium photo for the contest, send the photo as an email attachment to [email protected]:
      • Entrants may submit their photos any time before 15th April 2010, 11.59pm ( GMT +8 ).
      • The subject of the email should be: Contest 2010 - <AQ User Name>.
        • E.g.: Contest 2010 - Vinz
    • The photo size should be at least 3.5MB and in JPEG format. We recommend that the longest side of the photo should be at least 2000 pixels long.
    • Contest judges and their relatives, and members of Biotope Services Pte. Ltd. and their employees and relatives are not allowed to enter the competition.
    • Entrants are strongly encouraged to register early. Aquarium photos may be submitted later.
    Judging criteria
    • Artistic Impression points (100 points)
    • Creativity (20 points)
      • Overall completeness of the layout and its originality are evaluated. The use of non-aquatic plants becomes the subject of points deductions.
    • Composition/Arrangement of plants (20 points)
      • Is the composition of the layout well-developed?
      • Are the aquatic plants appropriately positioned within the aquascape?
      • Is there a balance within the layout in terms of the colours and shapes of aquatic plants?
    • Balance between the fish and the layout design (20 points)
      • Creator’s choice of fish for the layout is evaluated.
      • Are the colours, size, swimming method and ecology of the fish suitable for the layout?
    • Natural Atmosphere (20 points)
      • Does the layout clearly tell you the creator’s idea of nature?
      • How is the method and technique that the creator used, render a natural feel in the layout?
    • Aquatic plants’ conditions and Time Progress essence of Layout (20 points)
      • The condition of the aquatic plants in the layout is evaluated.
      • The time progress of the layout based on the types of plants used and their conditions are evaluated.
      • Is the layout maintainable over a long period of time?
    Judges
    • There are 3 judges from AQ and 2 judges from Biotope Services Pte. Ltd.
    • The identities of the judges will only be revealed after the contest deadline.
    Announcement of Results

    • The results of the contest will be announced on Aquatic Quotient on 1st May 2010.
    Last edited by vinz; 9th Feb 2010 at 23:35.
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    Re: AQ-ADA Singapore Aquascaping Contest 2010

    Prizes, certificates and plaques will be presented during the AQ-ADA Singapore Aquascaping Contest 2010 Prize Giving Ceremony. Participants who are not able to come to the ceremony will be required collect their prizes personally from Biotope Services Pte. Ltd. after the ceremony or foot the full costs of shipping the prizes to their homes.

    Prizes
    All prizes are sponsored by Biotope Services Pte. Ltd.
    1st Prize
    • Cube Garden 60-P
    • Lily Pipe Outflow P-2
    • New Lily Pipe Inflow V-3
    • Garden mat


    2nd Prize
    • Do! Aqua Poppy Glass PP-1 13D
    • Do! Aqua Poppy Glass PV-1 13D


    3rd Prize
    • Do! Aqua Music Glass 15D
    • Do! Aqua Pinsettes M


    4th-6th Prize
    • Aqua Conditioner Black water (250ml)
    • Aqua Conditioner Vitamix (250ml)
    • Aqua Conditioner Chlor-Off (250ml)


    7th-9th Prize
    • Be Green (200ml)
    • Be Relax (200ml)
    Last edited by vinz; 9th Feb 2010 at 23:36.
    Vincent - AQ is for everyone, but not for 'u' and 'mi'.
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    Re: AQ-ADA Singapore Aquascaping Contest 2010

    To discuss the contest, please go to the discussion thread.
    Vincent - AQ is for everyone, but not for 'u' and 'mi'.
    Why use punctuation? See what a difference it makes:
    A woman, without her man, is nothing.
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    Re: AQ-ADA Singapore Aquascaping Contest 2010

    Prizes announced! See above.
    Vincent - AQ is for everyone, but not for 'u' and 'mi'.
    Why use punctuation? See what a difference it makes:
    A woman, without her man, is nothing.
    A woman: without her, man is nothing.

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