RULES OF THE ANGELFISH BREEDERS 6TH INTERNATIONAL ANGELFISH PHOTO CONTEST, 2017

1. Subject of the Competition:
The Photo contest subject is Angelfishes Photos. The properties of the fish and the quality of the photo will both effect the result. Any qualified photo of angelfish which fits into the following categories (and of course the rules in general) will be accepted.

Contest Category Structure :

Domestic Angelfish Classes:
1. Black Class: Black, D/D Black, Hybrid Black, Black Lace, Black Streaked etc.
2. Blue Class: Platinum, Philippine Blue any varient including Blue Silver, Blue Zebra, Blue Clown, Blue Ghost, Blue Smokey, German Blues, Paraiba etc.
3. Pinoy Class: Pinoy, Pinoy Paraiba, Smokey Pinoy, Pinoy Ghost, Smokey Pinoy Paraiba, any Pinoy variant.
4. Gold Class: Gold, Sunset etc.
5. Koi Class: Any Koi Variant
6. Half Black Class: Any True Half Black Variants, including Ghost & Blushing
7. Marble Class: Any Marble Variant
8. Albino Class: Any Albino Variant

Wild Type Angelfish Classes:
9. P. Altum Class: Wild Caught or Purebred
10. P. Leopoldi Class: Wild Caught or Purebred
11. P. Scalare Class: Peruvian, Brazilian, Manacapuru, Santa Isabel, Rio Nanay, Rio Negro, Rio Arapiuns etc. (Wild Caught or Purebred)
12. Wild Cross Class: At least (1) of the parents should be Wild Caught or Purebred. Any other variety including smokey, silver, veil, pearlscale, zebra, clown, ghosts etc.

Grand Champions:
13. Domestic Grand Champion : The best of the Domestics
14. Wild Grand Champion : The best of the Wild Caught, Pure Bred and Wild Crosses
The Winner:
15. The Grand Champion : The Best Angelfish Overall

2. Dates:

Photos will be accepted from April 30th, 2017 to September 30th, 2017. Judging will start on October 8th, 2017.

3. Participants:

Only the members of "Angelfish Breeders" Facebook group who are over the age of 18 can participate into the contest, except the ones that are on the Judging Panel.

4. Registration Form and Conditions:

4.1. Participants should take their own photographs.If you want to take other persons fish photo you should get approval and give hisor her information. Submitted photographs must be your own property and not that of someone else.
4.2. Any photographs that have received any other contest award or degree can not participate in our photo contest. If you are caught as violating this rule, then your photo will be demoted to the disqualified status. If this is found out after the winners have been publicized, we reserve the right to disqualify and retract the prize(s).
4.3. Any after effects on the photo files such as exposure, saturation, contrast, digital arrangements, even a simple manipulation of the content will not be accepted. In other words, NO ENHANCED PHOTOS ARE PERMITTED... Only original photos will be allowed.
4.4. Contestants can participate in each class with maximum three (3) photos per class in the contest.
4.5. Send photos as an attachment, digital copies, etc. to the following email address:

webmaster@angelfishbreeders.org

Your email should include the TOPIC NAME, YOUR NAME and / or YOUR COMPANY NAME and YOUR COUNTRY NAME. Application with in the email:
4.5. 1. Submitted photograph(s),
4.5. 2. Photo(s) name(s),
4.5. 3. Participant's name and surname
4.5. 4. Company name and position of the participant
4.5. 5. Contact person (telephone and postal address), we kindly request written information.
4.6. Photos should have a jpeg /jpg extension. The size of your photographs should be with in the minimum 2MB and maximum 10MB range. Email must be sent with original high-resolution images.
4.7. A confirmation message will be sent to all of the participants via email (notice of the application being received). If participants don't receive applications via e-mail confirmation, please contact us via the Angelfish Breeders group.
4.8. The first publication of the submitted photos in the contest and exhibition rights belong to the Angelfish Breeders Group, www.angelfishbreeders.org and Ocean Nutrition Europe Company. www.angelfishbreeders.org will not pay for the copyright to the participants (for the exhibited or published photos). Participant are assumed to be agreed to all of the rules and agrees that they are over 18 years old.

5. Deadline:

The latest application day is on September 30th, 2017. Your email should be stamped with its sent time no later than 24:00 hrs. or 11:59 pm on the September 30th, 2017. Submitted photos, with the max of (5) for each class, must comply with the rules. Once the time has expired, no application will be accepted. There will not be any exception.

6. Judges:

Surname in alphabetical order

* Salih Alpbaz ............... General Manager of Rotifer Ltd. / Turkey
* Cüneyt Birol ............... Exclusive Fish Lover / President of Turkish Discus Society / Turkey
* Rasim Demirtaş ......... Owner of Akvaryumist / Turkey
* Mo Devlin ................... Professional Photographer and Owner of Mojo Marketing / USA
* Hakan Günel .............. Sales Manager of Rotifer Ltd. / Turkey
* Glenn Hermans .......... Ocean Nutrition / Belgium
* Tom Huang ................ CEO of Parrot / Taiwan, The Republic of China
* Leslie James ............... Admin of "Angelfish Breeders" Group / USA
* David Labell ............... Owner of AngelfishUSA / USA
* Cindy Lenaerts .......... Sales & Marketing / Ocean Nutrition / Belgium
* Roman Miklavcic ....... Exclusive Fish Lover / Slovenija
* Jon Miller .................... Admin of "Angelfish Breeders" Group / USA
* Adrian Puglisevich .....Exclusive Fish Lover / Sales Manager of Cassar Service Station / Malta
* Steffen Rothe ............. Owner of ZooZ mit WBA-Aquaristik (Pet-Shop) and Owner of WBA (World Best Angel / Angelfish Breeding) Germany
* Steve Rybicki .............. Owner of Angels Plus / USA
* Raiko Slavkov ............. Discoverer of Bulgarian Green Gene / Bulgaria
* Ward Spruyt ............... Nutritionist / Ocean Nutrition / Belgium
* Ferhat Sönmez .......... Training Coordinator / FujiFilm Turkey / Turkey
* Jeffrey Tan .................. Owner of IP Discus / Malaysia

7. Evaluation, Objection and the Results

7.1. Evaluation:
All photos submitted to the competition jury will be given a numbered code. The Judges will not know which photo(s) belongs to which participant(s), their names or work addresses. Judges' selections will be made by the end of the second week of October 2017 and the results will be announced on the third week of October 2017. Awards will go to these classes:
Domestic Angelfish Classes:
1. Black Class: Black, D/D Black, Hybrid Black, Black Lace, Black Streaked etc.
2. Blue Class: Platinum, Philippine Blue any varient including Blue Silver, Blue Zebra, Blue Clown, Blue Ghost, Blue Smokey, German Blues, Paraiba etc.
3. Pinoy Class: Pinoy, Pinoy Paraiba, Smokey Pinoy, Pinoy Ghost, Smokey Pinoy Paraiba, any Pinoy variant.
4. Gold Class: Gold, Sunset etc.
5. Koi Class: Any Koi Variant
6. Half Black Class: Any True Half Black Variants, including Ghost & Blushing
7. Marble Class: Any Marble Variant
8. Albino Class: Any Albino Variant
Wild Type Angelfish Classes:
9. P. Altum Class: Wild Caught or Purebred
10. P. Leopoldi Class: Wild Caught or Purebred
11. P. Scalare Class: Peruvian, Brazilian, Manacapuru, Santa Isabel, Rio Nanay, Rio Negro, Rio Arapiuns etc. (Wild Caught or Purebred)
12. Wild Cross Class: At least (1) of the parents should be Wild Caught or Purebred. Any other variety including smokey, silver, veil, pearlscale, zebra, clown, ghosts etc.
Grand Champions:
13. Domestic Grand Champion : The best of the Domestics
14. Wild Grand Champion : The best of the Wild Caught, Pure Bred and Wild Crosses
The Winner:
15. The Grand Champion : The Best Angelfish Overall
There will be (15) awards.
7.2. Objection Period:
After the first announcement of the results, all winner are subject to any objection about violation of any rules. Objection period will be in 7 days after the first release of the results. Late objections will not affect the results. (Especially for those which are published before or during the contest, will be disqualified if the proof submitted to the jury.)
7.3. Final Results:
After the end of objection period, the final results will be announced and they will be definite. Awarded Photographs will be exhibited along with Photographs that are worth of being displayed by the Judges' Panel.

8. Prizes:

For 12 Classes winners:

1- Community Formula Crumbles 75gr http://www.oceannutrition.eu/en/products.aspx?Product=community-formula-crumbles

2- Discus Pellets 125gr http://www.oceannutrition.eu/en/products.aspx?Product=discus-pellets

3- Spirulina Flakes 71gr http://www.oceannutrition.eu/en/products.aspx?Product=spirulina-flakes

4- Discus Flakes 34gr http://www.oceannutrition.eu/en/products.aspx?Product=discus-flakes

5- Community Formula Flakes 71gr http://www.oceannutrition.eu/en/products.aspx?Product=community-formula-flakes

6- Formula Two Flakes 71gr http://www.oceannutrition.eu/en/products.aspx?Product=formula-two-flakes

7- Brine Shrimp Plus Flakes 71gr http://www.oceannutrition.eu/en/products.aspx?Product=brine-shrimp-plus-flakes

8- Instant Baby Brine Shrimp 20gr http://www.oceannutrition.eu/en/products.aspx?Product=instant-baby-brine-shrimp

9- Brine Shrimp Eggs Premix 50gr http://www.oceannutrition.eu/en/products.aspx?Product=brine-shrimp-eggs-premix

10- Brine Shrimp Eggs 50gr http://www.oceannutrition.eu/en/products.aspx?Product=brine-shrimp-eggs

11- Cichlid Omni Flakes 34gr http://www.oceannutrition.eu/en/products.aspx?Product=cichlid-omni-flakes

12- Algae Wafers 75gr http://www.oceannutrition.eu/en/products.aspx?Product=algae-wafers

13- Tropical Wafers 75gr http://www.oceannutrition.eu/en/products.aspx?Product=tropical-wafers

14- Community Pellets 100gr http://www.oceannutrition.eu/en/products.aspx?Product=community-pellets

15- Feeding Station 1 piece http://www.oceannutrition.eu/en/products.aspx?Product=feeding-station

For Grand Champions and The Winner:

1- Community Formula Crumbles 75gr http://www.oceannutrition.eu/en/products.aspx?Product=community-formula-crumbles

2- Discus Pellets 125gr http://www.oceannutrition.eu/en/products.aspx?Product=discus-pellets

3- Spirulina Flakes 156gr http://www.oceannutrition.eu/en/products.aspx?Product=spirulina-flakes

4- Discus Flakes 156gr http://www.oceannutrition.eu/en/products.aspx?Product=discus-flakes

5- Community Formula Flakes 156gr http://www.oceannutrition.eu/en/products.aspx?Product=community-formula-flakes

6- Formula Two Flakes 71gr http://www.oceannutrition.eu/en/products.aspx?Product=formula-two-flakes

7- Brine Shrimp Plus Flakes 156gr http://www.oceannutrition.eu/en/products.aspx?Product=brine-shrimp-plus-flakes

8- Instant Baby Brine Shrimp 20gr http://www.oceannutrition.eu/en/products.aspx?Product=instant-baby-brine-shrimp

9- Brine Shrimp Eggs Premix 50gr http://www.oceannutrition.eu/en/products.aspx?Product=brine-shrimp-eggs-premix

10- Brine Shrimp Eggs 50gr http://www.oceannutrition.eu/en/products.aspx?Product=brine-shrimp-eggs

11- Cichlid Omni Flakes 156gr http://www.oceannutrition.eu/en/products.aspx?Product=cichlid-omni-flakes

12- Algae Wafers 75gr http://www.oceannutrition.eu/en/products.aspx?Product=algae-wafers

13- Tropical Wafers 75gr http://www.oceannutrition.eu/en/products.aspx?Product=tropical-wafers

14- Community Pellets 100gr http://www.oceannutrition.eu/en/products.aspx?Product=community-pellets

15- Feeding Station 1 piece http://www.oceannutrition.eu/en/products.aspx?Product=feeding-station

9. General Rules:

9.1. Angelfishbreeders.org reserves the rights commence the following: The Award-Winning Photographs will be used and published with the names of the winners and the names of our sponsors through out the internet or in any media.
9.2. Angelfishbreeders.org reserves the rights to change the rules and the dates of the contest or even cancel the contest at anytime.