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Author:  Will Heath [ Sat Jun 10, 2006 10:56 am ]
Post subject:  Display Contest Judging

William N. Valavanis has graciously agreed to judge our display contest. We are appreciative of his agreement and for his commitment of time to this endeavor, thank you Bill, we are honored to have someone of your experience judging our first annual display contest.
This thread will be for the comments of Bill alone and will be set up when the deadline has passed so that each entry will have it's own post where a larger picture can be viewed as well as the smaller picture shown in the entry thread. Here Bill can comment on the entries and rank them accordingly.

Author:  Will Heath [ Sun Jul 30, 2006 11:24 am ]
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The judge for this contest, William N. Valavanis, will be able to view a specially made page that has both the original emails from the entrants containing species information and the date of sending. This page will also allow Bill to view and/or download the full sized, unaltered photographs as submitted.
The public will also be able to view this page, without the personal emails attached, when the judging begins.
Prizes can be seen here at and the distribution will be as follows:
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 prise donations were generous and certainly added value to this contest. We will keep the sponsors names on the sponsor page here for some time in order to remind our members to support the people who supports 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.
  • A tropical pre-bonsai plant valued at $100.00 donated by Jim Smith of DURA-STONE CO.
Second Place
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.
Thank you,

The editorial staff at AoB

Author:  Will Heath [ Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:46 pm ]
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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 http://www.artofbonsai.org/display_cont ... 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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