Fellow Aquascapers,

It’s that time of the year again and I am again very excited to announce that the 2018 International AGA Aquascaping Contest will officially open for submission of aquascape entries on June 4th, 2018. As with past contests, all information including the rules and guidelines, entry forms and other important information about the contest is provided right here!

Since it was so successful for last year’s contest, we are again not requiring contestants to physically print, sign, and send in their photo releases for their aquascapes! You are still free to publish your photos anywhere you desire and the AGA will only use the photos for display as part of the contest results and other contest-related promotions as in the past.

Each year, the contest committee sends out a request for volunteers to help with the work load. The quality of the contest depends on the level of participation from dedicated volunteers from around the world, and this year will be no exception. Of particular importance is finding some individuals to post information on websites, forums, and other social media sites both in the United States as well as internationally. If you are involved with an international forum or club, please consider helping out by posting announcements.

If you would like to get involved, please email me at bailin_shaw@hotmail.com

I look forward to seeing the aquascapes when they are revealed in November of this year! Good luck aquascapers!

Bailin Shaw
Aquascaping Contest Chairperson