Competitions at Aquatic Experience
2019 Aquascaping Live! Contest
Presented by the Aquatic Gardeners Association
Sponsored by FLUVAL
Aquatic Experience will be the host site for the Fifth Aquatic Experience Aquascaping Contest. The event is sponsored by Fluval and will be presented by the (AGA) Aquatic Gardeners Association. Contestants will compete in one of the two categories (Small or Large Tank) for prize money. The contest and judging will take place on the exhibit show floor. The work-in-progress and award-winning aquascapes will be on display for attendees to view all three days of the show. AGA representatives will be on hand to answer questions and promote the art and science of aquatic gardening. Entries are open to the public. Click here to sign up for the Large Tank contest. Click here to sign up for the Small Tank contest.
2019 American Cichlid Association Fish Competition
Sponsored by Aqueon
This contest is composed of 20 classes in nearly all new and old world cichlid groups with $25 cash awards given to first place winners in each class, plus a $500 Grand Prize and $100 Reserve Best of Show. All competitors receive free 2-day admission to the Aquatic Experience show floor—experiencing “everything aquatic under one roof” at the Meadowlands Exposition Center. Entries are open to the public with no limit on the number of entries. Click here to review the Rules & Regulations.
2019 4th International Shrimp Contest USA
Sponsored by Dennerle, JBJ and Shrimp King
Contestants compete in 10 categories for $1,000 in prize money and the top Shrimp King Award, and all competitors receive free admission to the Aquatic Experience show floor—experiencing “everything aquatic under one roof,” from saltwater and freshwater fish to marine plants and mammals. To see last years details for this competition, please click here.
International Betta Competition
Sponsored by Hikari and Aqueon
Presented by Betta Breeders United For the first time, an International Betta Congress sanctioned show will be hosted at Aquatic Experience. Over 300 dazzling bettas will be on display, competing in dozens of classes within the broad categories of competitor-bred, purchased, and wild species. Entries will be accepted from breeders all over the world. Many competition fish will be for sale after judging has been completed. CLICK HERE for entry information.