Welcome to the 2005 AGA International Aquascaping Contest!
Thank you to all who participated in our aquascaping contest this year. Once again, we had a record turnout.
We'd like to thank our judges, Carlos Sanchez, Mike Senske, Christian and Marie-Paule Piednor, and Karen Randall, for their hours of work carefully evaluating each and every entry. Without them, there would be no contest.
We'd also like to thank all the entrants from around the world who have overcome the barriers of the Internet, language, digital imaging and PayPal. Hats off to our sponsors, for giving the entrants one more reason to finish up, and to Phil Edwards for getting the sponsors. My personal thanks to Scott Hieber, Carlos and Phil for getting the word out. And finally, thanks to Ricky Cain for the ripply multinational dining room table logo concept, and the fantastic judge models from The Greater Seattle Aquarium Society.
-- Erik Olson
9 November 2005