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    International Aquatic Plant Layout Contest (IAPLC) 2010

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    Join the world's largest planted aquarium design competition !!
    Grand Prize JPY 1,000,000!! Closing Date: May 31 2010

    Subject
    Only freshwater planted aquarium is the subject of the contest. Anyone interested in the planted aquarium can apply for the contest. In case of open type aquarium, only underwater part becomes the subject of the judgment.

    Entry
    - Anyone interested in the planted aquarium is welcome to the contest.
    - Only unreleased / unpublished work produced by an individual applicant is accepted. (There is no regulation in the aquarium size.)
    - We accept only 1(one) layout application with 1(one) image /photo per applicant.
    - In case the applicant ranked 27th or higher in the previous contests where he/she used the same layout materials (such as driftwood and stone) or the same layout composition with slight alternations (for example, changing just the plants), the applied work will be the subject of point-deduction.
    - The use of house plants or marginal plants, which hardly survives in the water, becomes the subject of point-deduction.
    - Please take a picture of whole aquarium from the front side. (The picture taken in angle or the one showing only part of the aquarium becomes the subject of point-deduction.)

    We accept a color reversal film and color negative film, also an image taken by digital camera. The copyright of all submitted images to the contest will belong to Aqua Design Amano Co., Ltd. The submitted film, print and media will not be returned to the applicants.

    Closing Date
    May 31, 2010

    ENTRY FEE
    No Entry fee
    The contest booklet - Every year we publish the contest booklet, containing all the applicants' layout pictures after the final ranking is determined. Anyone can purchase the contest booklet through our online bookstore. We will announce the release of booklet on our web site; www.iaplc.com. The booklet is scheduled to be published around October, 2010.


    Judging Criteria & Guidelines

    ARTISTIC IMPRESSION POINT(Maximum 100 points)
    Evaluate the beauty and sophistication as a piece of art.

    TECHNICAL POINT
    Creativity (Maximum 20 points)
    The overall completeness of the layout and its originality are evaluated.
    The use of house plants or emerged plants, which hardly survive under water, becomes a subject of point-deduction.

    Composition / Arrangement of plants (Maximum 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 colors and shapes of aquatic plants?

    Balance between the fish and the layout design (Maximum 20 points)
    Creator’s choice of fish for his/her layout is evaluated.
    Do the color, size, swimming method and ecology of the fish match the layout?

    Natural atmosphere (Maximum 20 points)
    Does the layout clearly tell you the creator’s idea of nature?
    How is the methods and techniques that the creator uses to render a natural feel in his/her layout?

    Aquatic plants’ conditions and Time Progress of layout (Maximum 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?

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    Re: International Aquatic Plant Layout Contest (IAPLC) 2010

    less then 2 months away...
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    Re: International Aquatic Plant Layout Contest (IAPLC) 2010

    Some tips. I am not sure how many judges are there. But I do know individual judges go out to catch certain errors. For example, Amano san dislike substrate that is not even/flat at the foreground. It will be good to know who has pet peeve

    The trick to scoring high position is to minimise points deduction. Those stubborn ones will never win, of course. This is just like a driving test. A person might be a good driver, if he don't follow the law, he fail.

    Another, you will almost certainly fail if you strike kerb during driving test. Likewise, you will rank very low if you decide to leave your thermometer in the tank



    Good luck,

    Armchair critic
    Last edited by barmby; 16th Apr 2010 at 16:13.

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    Re: International Aquatic Plant Layout Contest (IAPLC) 2010

    One month to go for the IAPLC application deadline!!!

    Last change to make modification, improvement, planting new plant, trimming, etc.
    Start taking your tank photo now if you have not done so.
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    Re: International Aquatic Plant Layout Contest (IAPLC) 2010

    2 days to go, plase submit your tank now to avoid last minute network overload...
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    Re: International Aquatic Plant Layout Contest (IAPLC) 2010

    Today is the last day, don't forget to submit yours
    -Robert
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    Re: International Aquatic Plant Layout Contest (IAPLC) 2010

    Look like this year's participants will topple last year 1342 entries from the ID that I received after registering yesterday morning. If the ID is running on sequential order, I got an over 2000 confirmation number, so there should be over 2000 entries this year.
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    Re: International Aquatic Plant Layout Contest (IAPLC) 2010

    from UKAPS somebody get 22++ ID
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    Re: International Aquatic Plant Layout Contest (IAPLC) 2010

    There are total 1819 participant this year and amazingly 59 participants from Singapore. New record high.

    The number of participants are listed below:
    Japan 498
    China 234
    Malaysia 116
    Taiwan 106
    India 100
    Hong Kong 95
    Poland 88
    Singapore 59
    Brazil 49
    Thailand 40
    U.S.A. 39
    Russia 34
    Indonesia 33
    Vietnam 33
    Spain 30
    Italy 28
    Greece 18
    Ukraine 18
    Germany 17
    Australia 16
    Israel 12
    Serbia 12
    Hungary 11
    United Kingdom 15
    France 10
    Korea 9
    Venezuela 9
    Sweden 8
    Portugal 7
    Turkey 7
    Kazakhstan 6
    Macau 5
    Mexico 5
    Philippines 5
    Romania 5
    Qatar 4
    Belarus 3
    Bulgaria 3
    Canada 3
    Croatia 3
    Czech Republic 3
    Latvia 3
    Netherlands 3
    Azerbaijan 2
    Chile 2
    Lithuania 2
    Moldova 2
    Reunion 2
    Finland 1
    Ireland 1
    Norway 1
    Slovakia 1
    Slovenia 1
    South Africa 1
    Switzerland 1
    -Robert
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    Re: International Aquatic Plant Layout Contest (IAPLC) 2010

    Go Singapore!
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    Re: International Aquatic Plant Layout Contest (IAPLC) 2010

    I must applaud ADA Singapore. The guys did a marvellous job in creating awareness and getting people to take part. Superb. I have a feeling that a person will get top 20.

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