Friday, February 1, 2008

The Art of Bonsai Awards

This is really for everyone who has a good photograph of a good bonsai. Please participate and/or spread the word. Post this on your forums.
artofbonsai.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=66&sid=edc916ef634864e566797ad6777e0bb8



After careful deliberation, the staff at AoB has decided to focus on one contest only each year. It is our hope that by doing so, we can bring together a larger representation of quality bonsai from around the world, while continuing to offer a respectable prize list and maintain our high standard of professional judging.

We have taken all of our groundbreaking and record setting contests and incorporated the best ideas from all into one single photo contest format. This new design includes multiple categories, while creating a format where other categories and subdivisions can be easily added to meet the needs of our members and sponsors in the future.

We have also decided to offer additional awards, in cooperation with other bonsai organizations and our sponsors, such the American National Bonsai Exhibition Award, and the ABFF award. These awards are in addition to our primary awards, which are designed to reward and recognize the very best bonsai in the world.

We have eliminated our previous sub-categories dividing professional and non-professional entrants. It is our decision to hold contests that reflect the philosophy of the Art of Bonsai Project, namely that all content here be of the highest caliber.

We sincerely hope that you will help spread the word about this contest and participate yourself. Please see the contest area here for more infomation.

Good luck to all!
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3 comments:

blazing said...

Hello Mr. Pall,

i've been working on a turkish translation of the rules on the AoB awards page. My aim is to reach the Turkish Bonsai community and more people to join and show interest to the contest. However the work is not yet completed because my college has begun last week, and i've been busy. Hopefully this week i'll finish translating and email it to the web site. Yet i don't have a world class bonsai tree, but i hope this little work will help the bonsai world to gather more enthusiasts together.

Emre Durdar

blazing said...

Hello Mr. Pall,

i've been working on a turkish translation of the rules on the AoB awards page. My aim is to reach the Turkish Bonsai community and more people to join and show interest to the contest. However the work is not yet completed because my college has begun last week, and i've been busy. Hopefully this week i'll finish translating and email it to the web site. Yet i don't have a world class bonsai tree, but i hope this little work will help the bonsai world to gather more enthusiasts together.

Emre Durdar

Brian, Maple Valley, WA said...

Walter - You words of wisdom are spot on! I can't tell you how much I agree with your assessment. I live in the Seattle, WA area and the substrate my trees are in is generally very wet all the time, especially in winter. Yet, I have never lost a tree since I've been here (over ten years). In reality the water drains well enough that they do very well. Thank you for your advice.