Judging

2018 Judging

  • All entries will be judged by a panel of experts.
  • Entries will then be ranked using the criteria below.
  • Judges decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The top three entries will be awarded the fantastic prizes on offer and the first placed entry will be crowned the UK Aquascaping champion 2018. Winning entrants will do an aquascaping demo at a J&K roadshow in the Autumn/Winter.

Judging criteria

  • Composition and planting balance.
  • Entrant’s technical skills.
  • Originality of scape.
  • Long term maintenance of the scape – whether the tank can be maintained for a longer period or if created for the photo only.
  • Recreating a natural habitat for fish and shrimp.
  • Condition of aquatic plants and fish.