Min Hsuan Lo has agreed to be one of the judges in the contest.
Min Hsuan Lo received the grand prize of the JAL World Bonsai Contest in 1999 and he has won several other honors since. He resides in Taiwan but has traveled to Malaysia, the Philippines, South Africa, India, and U.S.A., acquiring a vast knowledge of regional bonsai along the way.
A gallery of his own trees can be seen here at AoB ( http://www.artofbonsai.org/galleries/hsuanlo.php
) and more can be learned about Min by reading his profile here at AoB as well ( http://www.artofbonsai.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=855
Thank you Min for agreeing to this difficult task!