Rules

2nd stage. Fall 2014
 
1. Any aquarist living in European countries and having set up DENNERLE Scaper's Tank Complete 50l or  DENNERLE Scaper's Tank Complete PLUS 50l, you can win in the 1st stage of the Contest or buy, may participate in the 2nd stage. 
 
2. One participant may submit photos of only one aquarium to the Contest. There should be Scaper's Light and Scaper's Flow in your Scaper's TankScaper's Light and Scaper's Flow should be seen on one of the 4 photos of the aquarium.
 
3. Applications for participation in the Contest are accepted on our website from September 1 to October 31, 2014. Form should be filled in completely including 4 photos of the aquarium and a photo to prove authorship. Information about the aquarium and the author should be also provided.
 
4. Photos should be taken using digital camera with a resolution of at least 2000 pixels by the larger side in JPEG format. Blurry, fuzzy pictures will not be accepted. The author can crop photos, but in this case on the photo there should be only the underwater part within the front glass of the aquarium without glass edge if there is an above water part. The organizing committee can crop a photo, if cropping done by the author will not satisfy these conditions.
 
5. quarium provided to the voting shall be set up by the contestant himself. To confirm authorship photo of the aquarium with A4 sheet of paper with the name of the Contest (Scaper's Tank Contest 2014) and the year written by hand on it put to the aquarium should be downloaded in the form. This picture is only for the organizing committee of the Contest and will not be published on the website.
 
6. Drawing and cloning parts of images are prohibited. If members of the organizing committee of the Contest or members of jury suspect a participant using editing techniques, the participant will be disqualified immediately. Color and white balance correction can be made to compensate deficiencies of photo. The resulting image should look like the real aquarium.
 
7. All photos submitted to participate in the quality test will be rated by the jury according to the evaluation criteria listed below November 5 to 15. All submitted photos will be numbered and given to the members of jury without names of their authors. Results of members of jury voting will be published after publishing results December 1.
 
8. Winners will get money certificates for the 1st-3rd places, and honorary diplomas for the 1st-10th places. Also there will be a winner who will get money certificate for Audience award. Maybe there will be awarding ceremony, but it is not for sure yet.
 
1st stage. Spring 2014
 
1. We accept photos of freshwater planted aquaria up to 50 liters of any manufacturer. One participant may submit photos of only one aquarium to the Contest. Photos of aquaria made before 2014 will not be accepted.
 
2. Any aquarist living in European countries may participate. Europe is divided geographically into 4 zones: West, North, South, East, with a population of approximately 200 million people. As a result of the voting 10 winners in each zone will be selected. The winners will receive DENNERLE Scaper's Tank Complete 50l they have to set up for the 2nd stage of the Contest.
 
 
3. Applications for participation in the Contest are accepted on our website from March 1 to April 30, 2014. Form should be filled in completely including a photo of the aquarium and a photo to prove authorship. Information about the aquarium and the author should be also provided.
 
4. Photos should be taken using digital camera with a resolution of at least 2000 pixels by the larger side in JPEG format. Blurry, fuzzy pictures will not be accepted. The author can crop photos, but in this case on the photo there should be only the underwater part within the front glass of the aquarium without glass edge if there is an above water part. The organizing committee can crop a photo, if cropping done by the author will not satisfy these conditions.
 
 
5. Aquarium provided to the voting shall be set up by the contestant himself. To confirm authorship photo of the aquarium with A4 sheet of paper with the name of the Contest (Scaper's Tank Contest 2014) and the year written by hand on it put to the aquarium should be downloaded in the form. This picture is only for the organizing committee of the Contest and will not be published on the website.
 
6. Drawing and cloning parts of images are prohibited. If members of the organizing committee of the Contest or members of jury suspect a participant using editing techniques, the participant will be disqualified immediately. Color and white balance correction can be made to compensate deficiencies of photo. The resulting image should look like the real aquarium.
 
7. All photos submitted to participate in the quality test will be rated by the jury according to the evaluation criteria listed below. All submitted photos will be numbered and given to the members of jury without names of their authors. Results of members of jury voting will be published after publishing results of the quality test on May 20.
 
8. The voting in the first stage of the Contest will be held in two phases. 1st quality test: Audience and participants will vote to select Top 100 entries. The voting will take place on our website May 2-8. 2nd quality test: The members of the jury will select Top 10 entries in each zone of Top 100 entries selected by audience. 40 entries total. Owners of these Top 40 aquaria will get DENNERLE Scaper's Tank Complete 50l to set them up for the second stage of the Contest. The voting of the members of the jury will be held May 10-20. Results: May 25.
 
9. 40 items of DENNERLE Scaper's Tank Complete 50l will be delivered to the winners after June 1 at the expence of the organizer. Note! The aquaria will be delivered only after the winner confirming participation in the 2nd stage of the Contest!

General sponsor: 
All for planted aquariums,
Nano Cubes and ponds!
 
Organizer: 
Exclusive distributor of 
DENNERLE GmbH in Russia