GRAND PHOTO COMPETITION:
Now closed results will be announced at the June meeting and entries displayed at A S of V Hall
TABLE SHOWS - TABLE SHOWS FOR 2013 ARE CONDUCTED ONLY
BY THE AQUARIUM SOCIETY OF VICTORIA
a full listing of months and species to be shown
can be found on their website ~
The CYRIL CALLAM TROPHY ( See winners for 2012 below.... )
The Cyril Callam Trophy, commemorating a past President and Patron of the Society, is an annual home tank competition for the best set up aquarium.
There are two sections - Planted Tank which is for tropical tanks decorated and landscaped with plants, and General Tank which caters for Cichlid, Marine, and Coldwater tanks. General tanks may have plants in them but these are not judged as part of the overall set up.
Trophies are awarded for Tropical Planted Tank ...Open class 1st. 2nd. and 3rd.place, General Tank 1st. and 2nd place as well as Junior award, and Novice award.
Open is for all comers with no limits on tank size or type. Junior class is for associate members (under 18yrs) again no specification as to tank size etc.
Novice class is for first time entrants whatever age.
Awards in any section or class are only made if three entries or more are made in that section.
Judging is carried out (usually in September) by three independent judges, guided by the points categories of Fish, (Plants) Décor and General Impression.
Judges and photographer(s) travel to each entrant's home on judging day to evaluate and record the entry. Results are notified on Presentation Night in December.
In 2004 the competition was extended to include Unplanted Tanks and Jnr. and Novice classes.