The Art of the Planted Aquarium
Registration for the qualifying
Here you can find the documents / guidelines for the qualifying "The Art of the Planted Aquarium".
Registration by Brigitte Fronert
Pet Fair Hanover 2014 – Still for three days with the competition “The Art of the Planted Aquarium“
On the 4th September, a meeting concerning to the future of the Aquascaping-competition and the Pet Fair Hanover was held in Braunschweig. The participants were Anne Frank and Brigitte Fronert from the event company TMS Event, Harald Soßna (The Aquarium), Christian Homrighausen (Dennerle), Ibrahim Mefire (Eheim) as well as Thomas Heinen and Thomas von der Heyde (Dähne-Verlag). At this meeting, a new concept for the competition “The Art of The Planted Aquarium” has been decided.
In 2014, “The Art of the Planted Aquarium Qualifying – North” will take place at the Pet Fair Hanover. More “Qualifyings” will be in Freiburg and Dresden in the course of the year. Even abroad, some “Qualifyings” will be initiated during the year. This “Qualifyings” represent the regional contests for the major international competition, which will be held again in 2015 in Hanover. In addition, it is possible to apply via wildcard for the finals in 2015 in Hanover. Therefore, the “Qualifyings” and the main competition held in alternating years. The competition is organized in two categories of dimension. These are Dennerle Contest Edition 35 Liter and Eheim Contest Edition 250 Liter. The detailed terms and conditions will be announced soon.
The competition is supported by the two main sponsors Dennerle and Eheim. The Organizer is TMS Event, together with Harald Soßna, who is still available therefore with his know-how. The Dähne-Verlag is taking over the media partnership for “The Art of the Planted Aquarium” with the magazine Aquaristik as of now.
With the decision for the qualifying in Hanover also the decision of the TMS Event was revised to host the Pet Fair Hanover in 2014 only on Saturday and Sunday. As usual, the gates of the Pet Fair Hanover open for visitors on Friday, 24 January 2014. The fair goes up to 26th January 2014.
At the same time it was decided to expand the whole aquaristic area on the Pet Fair Hannover. All aquarium features of the fair are bundled under the motto “Aquarium world Hanover”. In addition to the Scaper-Competition the International Shrimp Championship will take place again, which is also organized by Dähne-Verlag with the magazine caridina and the AKWB. It will be offered an extensive lecture- and workshop program for beginners and professionals. Overmore, it is planned a coupon marketing campaign with all aquarium exhibitors. Also exhibitory clubs and internet forums are more concentrated to a “competence center” in the exhibition area. Furthermore, the Dähne publisher will organize a “caridina night” as an evening event on Saturday. Therewith, the course is set to expand the Pet Fair Hanover as the hobby fair for aquarists in North Germany. Futher details of the activities are now being worked out and announced shortly.