In our innagural year for the Riparium category the judges were Ryan Noel Jo Ann Fujii Bailin Shaw and Karen Randall (all United States).
I am delighted with this category!!! I was not sure how it would work out or what we would see. You have for the most part brought your "A game"! Now I know what I want to build on my desk over the winter!!! Thank you all!
— Karen Randall
What an honor to judge the inaugural Riparium Category for this historic contest. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with each of your submissions regardless of scoring. And it's exciting to think about how these Ripariums will serve to inspire next year's entries and the year after that! And the year after that! Congratulations all! And thank you for getting this catetgory off to such a beautiful start.