The announcement from IAPLC steering committee #1

Thank you for applying for IAPLC 2013

We have already announced the result of IAPLC2013, but it becomes known that several of works were publicized without any notice or permission on a magazine in Thailand. It is very regrettable that the warning from the steering committee was ignored, and several pictures were publicized. After the deliberate consultation process, we decided that the below 5 works are disqualified.

Rank 27th
Rank 29th
Rank 114th
Rank 130th
Rank 708th

*the disqualified rank becomes vacant and the World Ranking does not change.

We clearly mentioned on the contest application form that the copyright for all submitted works for IAPLC belongs to Aqua Design Amano Co., Ltd. It is not allow to use the material for any public/internet media, such as articles or advertisements WITHOUT the permission. Also, disclosing of submitted work before the official announcement (before Nature Aquarium Party or publishing IAPLC contest booklet) is prohibited.

The steering committee organizes IAPLC under the strict judge guideline and makes fair and concurrent announcement of result. We would like to ask for all contestants of IAPLC to follow the contest rules and wait for the official announcement. Your understanding and cooperation are highly appreciated.

The International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest Steering Committee