It is with great pleasure that the Aquatic Gardeners Association announces the results of the 2023 AGA International Aquascaping Contest. The contest had another outstanding year with excellent participation in every category, including a number of beautiful aquascapes submitted to our new Riparium category! And we again had many spectacular aquascapes entered in the Aquatic Gardens categories making the judging very challenging for our panel of judges to pick the best aquascapes for this year’s contest.
Speaking of our panel of judges, we had a very accomplished group of judges that applied their expertise to this year’s aquascapes. The success of the contest is dependent on their hard work. Judging this contest is a daunting task that requires our them to take time from their work and home obligations. Without their willingness to participate, our aquascaping contest would not be the success it is today. The AGA is incredibly thankful to all of our judges for your participation!
The contest would not be the success it has been without the generosity of our sponsors. We had a number of very generous sponsors supporting our contest this year including: Seachem Laboratories, Oase Living Water, Florida Aquatic Nurseries, AquaLifeRX, PetZone, Amazonas Magazine, and the Chicago Aquatic Plant Society. Thank you for your generous support!
On the AGA side, I would like to thank the Contest Planning Committee including Cheryl Rogers, Jen Williams, Omid Niavarani and Karen Randall, all of whom were instrumental in helping to ensure the contest ran smoothly in 2023. Many thanks to Antonio Nikolic of Bolbi Aqua for creating this year's graphics. And a huge thank you to Erik Olson, the AGA’s tech guru, who not only handled the aquascapes as they were received, but also the preparation of the final website for our contest showcase. Thank you volunteers, judges and sponsors for your hard work and support!
So, without further ado, enjoy this year's aquascapes!
Bailin Shaw, AGA Contest Chair
Contact us by December 18th, after which the placings are finalized.