Once again, the AGA's Annual International Aquascaping Contest comes to a close and our team has tabulated the scores and prepared the rankings for everyone to see. As in years past, there were some outstanding aquascapes, including this year's best of show, which the judges discussed in detail before a consensus was reached. For 2010, we again had a large number of entries from all around the world with many different styles represented for the many aquascapes. As in years past, our small and medium categories had many excellent aquascapes, but the other catgories were also well represented, including a number of very good tanks in the biotope category. As an added bonus this year, each of the judges will be presenting their views on the winning tanks at the 2010 AGA Convention.

Before we open up the entries for viewing, we have to give credit where credit is due. This contest has always been dependent on the efforts of people who volunteer year after year to get the word out worldwide about the contest. To help get word out to the numerous websites about our contest, we enlisted a group of dedicated workers: Drinda Jacobson, Arturo Giacosa, Dustin Wunderlich, Cheryl Rogers, and lastly Cavan Allen. For 2010, our beautiful graphics were provided by Jen Williams. Thank you everyone for your hard work and we hope to be able to count on your help for next year's contest. In addition to our volunteers, I'd also like to extend the AGA's gratitude to our judges for this year: Karen Randall from the AGA, Jason Baliban, Ghazanfar Ghori, and Claus Christensen. With the quality and number of aquascapes in the contest, they had an especially hard job this year.

Finally, I would also like to extend our thanks to our sponsors, Segrest Farms and AH Supply. Their generosity is greatly appreciated by the AGA!

Without the efforts of the volunteers and the sponsorship, this contest would not be the success it has been from year to year.

Enjoy the aquascapes!

Kind Regards,
Bailin Shaw
Aquascaping Contest Chair

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