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Author:  Paul Stokes [ Mon Jun 19, 2006 6:55 am ]
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Peter Kirkham of K.Wire has donated 2 x 1kg rolls of K.Wire that will be betwwen 0.75mm and 3mm in diameter.
Thank you Peter Kirkham!

Author:  Paul Stokes [ Sun Jun 25, 2006 2:53 pm ]
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Ross Adams of Nitju Clayworks has donated one bonsai pot up to about 18" oval, he will take a whack at any design, glaze color approximate due to the kiln gods!
See attached examples. More can be seen on their website
Thank you Ross Adams!

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Author:  Paul Stokes [ Sun Jul 16, 2006 10:36 pm ]
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Takeshi Nishimura of Kaneshin Cutlery Mfg Co,.Ltd has donated a gift credit of 12,000 yen for use on his website.
Thank you Takeshi Nishimura!

Author:  Will Heath [ Sun Jul 30, 2006 11:23 am ]
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The final prize distribution is posted below.
We wish to extend a big thanks and all of our appreciation to the sponsors of this contest, your prize donations were generous and certainly added value to this contest. We will keep the sponsors names on the Sponsor Page for some time in order to remind our members to support the people who support us.

First Place
  • Two Tokonome pots donated by Paul Stokes in the name of his website, Bonsai Swap.
  • One bonsai pot up to about 18" donated by Ross Adams of Nitju Clayworks.
  • A Heavy duty hand-crafted solid hardwood Bonsai Display Stand in Mahogany with the dimensions of 18 inches long and 12 inches wide. (45cm x 30cm) donated by Jim Thoman of Jim's Woodworks.
  • Customized Ink Drawing donated by Jeff Lahr.
  • A ?40 sterling gift voucher donated by Ian C of British Bonsai.
  • $50.00 gift certificate donated by the good folks at Stone Lantern Publishing.
  • $100 gift certificate donated by Bill Struhar of Michigander Pots.
Second Place
  • Two handmade pots donated by Tony Remington of the Tony Remington Studio.
  • Two books, "Awakening the Soul" (Photographs of the viewing stone
    collection of the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum) and the English
    translation of Saburo Kato's book: "Forest, Rock Planting & Ezo Spruce
    Bonsai" donated by Johann F. Klodzen, the Executive Director of the The National Bonsai Foundation.
  • ?25 sterling gift voucher donated by Victor Harris of Erin Pottery.
  • $100.00 gift certificate donated by Matt Castle of Castle Pots.
  • 12,000 yen gift credit donated by Takeshi Nishimura of Kaneshin Cutlery Mfg Co,.Ltd.
  • $25 gift certificate donated by Loretta MacDonald of Bonsai Concepts Canada
Third Place

Many entries will also be accepted for possible publication in leading bonsai magazines as well as in galleries here at AoB.
Thanks to all who have entered and to William N. Valavanis who has volunteered his valuable time to judge this contest. Although the number of entries we received were lower than expected, the quality is remarkable.
Complete descriptions of prizes and the terms can be found in the individual posts above in this thread.
Thank you,

The editorial staff at AoB

Author:  Will Heath [ Thu Aug 03, 2006 9:36 am ]
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The judging page has been opened to the public where all entries and full sized pictures can be viewed.
This page can be seen at ... ontest.htm
A few final mail in entries need to be posted still and then we will officially start the judging.

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