2018 Competitions at Aquatic Experience
American Cichlid Association Fish Competition
Sponsored by Aqueon, CaribSea, and DrTim’s Aquatics
This contest is composed of 25 classes in nearly all new and old world cichlid groups with $40 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 3-day admission to the Aquatic Experience show floor—experiencing “everything aquatic under one roof” at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center. Entries are open to the public with no limit on the number of entries. Contest is currently closed, click here to review 2017 Rules & Regulations.
Aquascaping Live! Contest
Presented by the Aquatic Gardners Association
Sponsored by FLUVAL
Aquatic Experience will be the host site for the Fourth 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 review the Rules & Regulations for the Large Tank and to sign up. Click here to review 2018 Rules & Regulations for the Small Tank and to sign up.
3rd International Shrimp Contest USA
Sponsored by Dennerle, JBJ and Shrimp King
Contestants compete in 11 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 find out details for this competition, please click here.