About EAPLC

Goals of the EAPLC Contest

  • Fostering the trend of Nature Aquariums and Aquascaping within Europe and Inspiring more young people to take on the hobby of a Aquaristics
  • Promotion of the partnership and exchange between European Aquascapers
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Prize & Award

  • All participants will receive a certificate of achievement including
    detailed scoring and judges comments
  • Top 5 in each category will receive a Honor Trophy
  • Best of Show Special Award

Awarding Ceremony

  • A unique event to celebrate the participants and
    award the winners is going to take place 2019
  • Special Guests and Acts will be awaiting you
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Application Guidelines

EAPLC stands for European Aquatic Plants Layout Contest. For this reason only entries from geographical Europe are allowed. To foster the trend of Nature Aquariums and Aquascaping the EAPLC contest has evolved since its first launch in 2013. Every year we receive a variety of skillful layouts from all over Europe. Starting from 2018 EAPLC offers a wider selection of categories for better classification and fair judging process. We are looking very much forward receiving your best works.

Application guidelines
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Judging criteria

Judging criteria is split in 2 categories. Total Impression on one and Extra Points on the other side. Total Impression allows collecting up to 95 Points (90%) based on Plants, Hardscape, Longevity, Photo and Invertebrates. Extra Points are given by dedicated members of the jury, specialized in: Plants – 2 Points (5%), Photography – 2 Points (3%) and Creativity – 1 Point (2%).

Judging criteria

Jury

EAPLC Jury members are selected from all over the world. They are not only active aquascapers, but also well known experts in the area of aquatic plants and aquarium hobby, best suited for a fair and impartial evaluation.

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