• Dear participants,

    EAPLC 2021 is now open for your submissions. Simply create a new user profile and submit 1 work in as many categories as you want. The submission period begins on the 1st. of September 2021 and closes on the 3rd. of October 2021 at 23:59 MET.

    The good news, you can log in to your profile at any time and change your picture prior submission deadline. After 03.10.2021 no changes will be possible.

  • EAPLC 2020 has received a record number of entries. A total number of 364 entries from 26 countries have been submitted. Large Category 63 entries, Medium Category 126 entries, Nano Category 139 entries, Paludarium & Wabikusa 36 entries. The total number of entries per country can be seen below:

    Germany 123, Spain 38, Austria …


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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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.

read more about the application guidlines

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%).

read more about the judging criteria


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.

meet the jury