Share and Enjoy the Planted Layout Hobby
with the People All over the World

The International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest (IAPLC) is a world-class planted aquarium event launched at the start of the 21th century. Since its first Contest where a total of 557 entries from 19 countries were received, the IAPLC has been growing in terms of numbers of both entries and countries. Now it is surely the world’s largest aquarium contest with a total of more than 2,000 entries from over 60 countries across the globe. A major objective of IAPLC is for the hobbyists to share and enjoy their planted aquarium hobby with the people all over the world, instead of enjoying it as an individual fun activity. Join us and show your proud work to the world!

IAPLC – The Eve-Expanding Contest.
Nothing begins without action.

IAPLC attracts increasing attention from not only planted aquarium hobbyists but general public
around the world.
Who will win the IAPLC Grand Prix 2018?
We look forward to seeing your great creations!

IAPLC 2018 Screening Process

Closing Date for Application: May 31, 2018 (JST)

[ Initial Screening ]

To be conducted by the contest steering committee.

The top 127 works will be selected.

[ Second Screening ]

To be conducted by the international judges.

The International judges will evaluate the works under the same conditions within
the same time frame. It is a scoring system by judging criteria, and the total score
will be calculated for each work.

*The alteration in the evaluation method will take place from the 2018 contest as following.
127 works, selected during the initial screening process, are ranked by each jury and receive ranking points. The jury evaluates his/her top 10 works according to the evaluation criteria.
The total points of each work will be calculated as the sum of the ranking points and the evaluation score.

[ Final Score ]

The Best Aquarium points are added to calculate the final total score.

The grading sheets returned from judges around the world will be tallied up.
Extra points are added to the Best Aquarium that are selected by each judge.

The World Ranking is determined

Notice of result is sent to applicants

[ World Ranking Announcement ]

To be released by video and PDF.

Application Submission / inquiry

The International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest Steering Committee

8554-1 Urushiyama, Nishikan-ku, Niigata-shi, Niigata, 953-0054 JAPAN
PHONE: +81-256-72-6666
E-mail: support@iaplc.com