October 12-13, 2019 | Saturday 10 am - 6 pm | Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
Secaucus, NJ | Meadowlands Exposition Center

Shrimp Contest USA

4th International Shrimp Contest USA Showcases Exotic Shrimp from Around the World



For the fourth consecutive year, Aquatic Experience will proudly present International Shrimp Contest USA, a unique competition that offers shrimp breeders the chance to exhibit rare and beautiful dwarf shrimp representing ten different categories. Contestants will compete for the People’s Choice Award and the coveted Shrimp King Award, each of which is worth $500 in prize money. All entries will be assessed by a jury consisting of experienced shrimp breeders and hobbyists from around the world. Sponsored by Dennerle, JBJ, and Shrimp King, International Shrimp Contest USA offers aquatic enthusiasts and the greater public insight into the breeders’ dedication to nurturing these exquisite creatures.


The contest will feature up to 100 tanks containing caridina and neocaridina shrimp. In order to participate in International Shrimp Contest USA, contestants must certify that they bred and raised the shrimp themselves. The judges will use a points system to assess the best shrimp in each of the ten categories, in accordance with the unique characteristics inherent to those categories. Judges will cast their votes before the show floor opens on Saturday, October 12, and results will be announced at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday in the exhibition area and online at https://aquaticexperience.org. Aquatic Experience attendees will also have the chance to vote for their favorites throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday.


International Shrimp Contest USA participants may opt to donate some of their shrimp to be raffled off in the WPA raffle booth after the competition. Proceeds from the raffle will support PIJAC Marine Ornamental Defense FundProject Piaba and Pets in the Classroom program, which provides grants to pre-K through 9th-grade teachers for the purchase and maintenance of small classroom animals. The raffle will take place on Sunday, October 13.


Established in 2016, Shrimp Contest USA is a non-profit organization with a mission of introducing beautiful, exotic dwarf shrimp to aquatic hobbyists in the U.S. and worldwide. While fulfilling this mission, the contest also creates a fun and rewarding competition for shrimp breeders at Aquatic Experience. For more information on International Shrimp Contest USA, visit https://shrimpcontestusa.com.

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