AQUARIOSCAPING Planted Tank Contest 2012 After bringing to Portugal some of the biggest names in the fantastic art of planted tanks, like Takashi Amano, Oliver Knott, Tom Barr and Jordi Pelegrí, and after we had the good fortune to see several workshops of the great national aquascaping master who's also a great international reference, Filipe Oliveira (FAAO), we've decided to take another step in spreading the art of aquascaping in Portugal. We are hosting a competition for planted tanks (aquascaping) during the year 2012, which we named AQUARIOSCAPING. It's a photo contest based on international competitions such as ADA, AGA, etc. Your participation in this project is critical to its success, being the hole purpose of it to promote planted tanks and, if possible, to continue this compromise in future years. Since we want to have a good competition between many high quality tanks, we've decided to offer you prizes that can generate interest and motivate as many people as possible to participate, including: Prizes: 1st place - 500€; 2nd place - 300€; 3rd place - 200€; Since we have cash prizes of considerable value, we also thought that the judging should be done by people with recognized high degree of knowledge in this field. So we've made several contacts to people world renowned, who have agreed to participate in this initiative. Soon, we will make known the names chosen for this task. But a true contest must have a people's award. That'll also happen in "AQUARIOSCAPING". We'll also make a lot of noise on the social networks and of course, on our online board, for people to vote on their favourite aquarium. There wont be any money award in this 'people's choice award'. The participation in this contest is not limited to our registeres users. Anyone can participate. As long as they send the pictures of their aquarium within the rules, it will be accepted. Rules: - The theme is planted tanks only. - Shops can participate with pictures of their aquariums (shop exibition aquariums can only participate on the shop's behalf) - The file format/extension must be jpeg, jpg or png. - You can (and you should) send light/colour ajusted photos but it has to be accompanied by it's original (for us to know what ajustments there were to the photo) - You must also send a picture with the participant and aquarium in the same photo. - With each photo you must send: Full name, username (if you are a member of our online board) and the aquarium's setup. - The photos must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org untill 04-11-2012 11h59pm (Lisbon Time » "CET-01:00") - By participatind, you are accepting to concede the photo's rights to the online board Aquariofilia.net The Aquarium Setup information you must send are as follows: Size (LxWxH in metric system): Lighting: Other Equipments: Aquarium name: Flora: Fauna: Type of gravel: decorative material: Participation is available from 2012-05-15 until 2012-11-04 (yyyy-mm-dd). You can send pictures of the evolution of the aquarium, allways followed with your name and aquarium name. The winner's anouncement will be made on december 10th, 2012. Good Luck! Thank you all from our managemente team. Aquariofilia.net PS - The awards and/or conditions of the contest may change during this time. These changes will be reflected here and will only be done whenever it will improve the conditions and allways to benefit the participants.