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.

Show guidelinesJudging criteria

Participating Countries

  • Geographical Europe


  • Nano category, aquariums 0-59 liter
  • Medium category, aquariums 60-179 liter
  • Large category, aquariums 180+ liters
  • Paludarium & Wabikusa category


  • Only for participants from geographic Europe
  • Only one work per participants per category
  • In case of multiple entries, the last one is valid
  • Judging is made based on full frontal image only
  • Online Submission requires Google Login
  • File upload should be highest resolution possible, max file size 10mb
  • The Organizer has the right to proof the participants and to disqualify if their work is not matching with the contest rules
  • The Organizer and Partners have unlimited and free of cost access to use the pictures
  • Submission period is December 1.2019 – January 31.2020

IAPLC Compliance

  • IAPLC requires unpublished works
  • EAPLC is officially approved as an ADA-Authorized local contest. This means participation in both contests with the same work within the same year is officially allowed.
  • In order to align within the IAPLC compliance, only submit your IAPLC 2019 work!

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