AGA 2008

Discussion in 'Aquascaping' started by planter, 24 Jul 2008.

  1. planter

    planter Member

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    Hi All,

    Just a heads up to let you all know the AGA international Aquascaping contest is now open for entries. Closing date for entries is Sept 15th.

    Details and entry form can be found here -

    http://showcase.aquatic-gardeners.org/2008.cgi

    Between us we must have a good few scapes worthy of entry this year, I will certainly be doing my bit! :D

    Question is - Can I turn out another worthy scape in under 8 weeks ? :D

    Anybody entering?
     
  2. LondonDragon

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    I subscribed to their magazine and will be entering my tank, has George said even if its not worthy of winning the competition at least it will be another UK entry ;)
     
  3. Dan Crawford

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    I'm having a go, i think you can enter 3 scapes? hmmm, what to do.....

    I'll enter "route to wilderness" plus my new "Freescape" (yet to be published) and i have a 30cm cube on the way so that could be all 3. Either way, i'll enter something since you get some good feed back from the judges.
     
  4. Graeme Edwards

    Graeme Edwards Founder Staff Member

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    Sweet.....my rescaped 90cm can go in, it should be looking tip top by then too.

    Have they sorted out applying on line yet? Last time I enterd I had to take a photo of a sighned contract. Crazy.
     
  5. planter

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    Enter and submit pics online ! .... seems you can edit your entry to your hearts content before you finaly submit.
     
  6. TDI-line

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    You could always enter George's little mountain one, he he. ;)
     
  7. Mark Evans

    Mark Evans Expert

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    so we have until then for the tanks to grow? i'd like to enter my small tank, but its no where near ready :(
     
  8. Dan Crawford

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    He he "Little Mountain - Dan crawford". I can see it now :p
     
  9. I've just re-scaped my 40cm, so given a little time to fill out again, I might be submitting that as well

    Tom
     
  10. George Farmer

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    How exciting!

    The more UK entries the better, so come guys and girls...

    Even if you're not confident of a prize, the judges feedback should be worthwhile.
     
  11. Gill

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    can i enter a scpae even if i am chaning the fauna in there next week.
    would love to enter the 5*3*2
     
  12. George Farmer

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    Closing date is Sept 15th. So you can enter on the 14th Sept if you need to.

    Or you can enter any old 'scape you like.

    I entered a scape from early 2005 in last year's contest.

    Three entries max. $5 per entry (£2.50).

    Don't be shy.

    Let's show the world that the UK can aquascape.

    I can think of a least ten 'scapes from here that are worthy (not my own).
     
  13. planter

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    I noticed a Preevious entry had '© Neil hepworth (Practical Fishkeeping)' stamped across it.
    Anyone know if your allowed to add to your name like this? are there any rules against it?
     
  14. I believe they ask for the name of the aquascaper, and the photographer. In many people's cases this is the same person, but some people have pro photographers do the honours. That shot of George's tank was probably taken by Neil and used in PFK, so he had to get the credit for the photo.

    It's probably a legal thing about publishing photos.

    Tom
     
  15. planter

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    Cheers Tom,

    I understand why Neil Hepworth's name is on it, I was more interested to know if adding the 'Practical fishkeeping' bit was allowed?
     
  16. George Farmer

    George Farmer Founder Staff Member

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    Neil took the photos but the photo rights belong to PFK, as they commisioned him for the shoot.

    I hope that makes sense.
     
  17. planter

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    Cheers George,

    You probobly guess where im going with this ... it would be cool if my entries could have 'My name (My company)' printed on them! ;)
     
  18. George Farmer

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    Not sure about that, to be honest. I don't know how the AGA feel about advertising, but I know you can submit your website as part of the entry detail.

    I had to put 'PFK' because the photo submitted belonged the them.
     
  19. planter

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    ive played it safe and just put my name -

    my 3 entries are in :D

    Found the whole entry process really easy so No excuses from anyone! :D
     
  20. Mark Evans

    Mark Evans Expert

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    does that mean we can see your pics now :D
     

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