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Bonsai Today / Art of Bonsai Photo Contest - Judging Results

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The staff of AoB would like to sincerely thank all those who entered this contest, you have made this a very successful contest indeed! With over 15 pages of submissions consisting of over 200 entries from around the world, you have helped to set a new record for participation in an on-line bonsai contest. We received entries from AoB members, from many other forums, and from people who do not frequent Internet forums at all. As our rules did not require a person to be a member here at AoB or a subscriber to Bonsai Today, we drew in many participants from outside of the usual Internet contest circles. This allowed us to see the work of many bonsai artists that is not often seen, and some that has never been seen before!

Being the first collaboration between print and Internet media for a bonsai contest, we faced many challenges with organization, structure, judging, and layout, all of which were overcome with the help of Wayne Schoech from Bonsai Today and the hard working, mostly under appreciated, editorial staff of AoB. Thank you all for the hard work and dedication you put into this contest. Special thanks goes out to the judges of the contest, Attila Soos, Al Keppler, John Dixon, and Wayne Schoech. The unenviable task they had of judging over 200 entries was no small one. They did a remarkable job of judging the entries which consisted of many quality bonsai.

Last, but certainly not least, we would like to thank Bonsai Today for deciding to collaborate on this contest with AoB. The staff at Bonsai Today were, as always, pleasurable to work with and their professionalism as well as their enthusiasm made for a smooth and fun partnership in this contest. Although this is not the first time Bonsai Today and AoB has worked together on a project, it was certainly the largest project to date. Thank you Bonsai Today, we appreciate all you do to support AoB.

And now, on to the winners!

Congratulations to each and every winner of the contest, the choices were all tough and many quality entries just missed winning by a single point. If you are a winner, please see the note at the bottom of this post for information on claiming your prizes and the upcoming publication of your entry in Bonsai Today.

And the winners are....

Professional Category

Bonsai Today / Art of Bonsai Photo Contest - Judging Results

First Place Winner
Hanna Pall
Artist - Walter Pall
Acer palmatum

Bonsai Today / Art of Bonsai Photo Contest - Judging Results

Second Place Winner
Budi Sulistyo
Santigi Pemphis acidula

Bonsai Today / Art of Bonsai Photo Contest - Judging Results

Third Place Winner
Hanna Pall
Artist - Walter Pall
Acer palmatum

Non-Professional Category

Bonsai Today / Art of Bonsai Photo Contest - Judging Results

First Place Winner
Bradley Barlow
Ficus eugenoides

Bonsai Today / Art of Bonsai Photo Contest - Judging Results

Second Place Winner
Bradley Barlow
Ficus benjamina

Bonsai Today / Art of Bonsai Photo Contest - Judging Results

Third Place Winner
Eddie Levinthol
Chinese Banyan

Penjing, Saikei or Forest Planting Category

Bonsai Today / Art of Bonsai Photo Contest - Judging Results

First Place Winner
Mike Page
Kingsville Boxwood

Bonsai Today / Art of Bonsai Photo Contest - Judging Results

Second Place Winner
Hanna Pall
Artist - Walter Pall
Acer campestre

Bonsai Today / Art of Bonsai Photo Contest - Judging Results

Third Place Winner
Ernie Fernandez
Ficus nerifolia

Best North American Bonsai Category

Bonsai Today / Art of Bonsai Photo Contest - Judging Results

First Place Winner
Robert Kempinski
Florida Elm

Bonsai Today / Art of Bonsai Photo Contest - Judging Results

Second Place Winner
Robert Kempinski
Buttonwood

Bonsai Today / Art of Bonsai Photo Contest - Judging Results

Third Place Winner
Thomas Mozden
Chinese Elm

Companion Plantings Category

Bonsai Today / Art of Bonsai Photo Contest - Judging Results

First Place Winner
Morten Albek
Asplenium tricomanes

Bonsai Today / Art of Bonsai Photo Contest - Judging Results

Second Place Winner
Carl Bergstrom
Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron'

Bonsai Today / Art of Bonsai Photo Contest - Judging Results

Third Place Winner
Wendy Heller
Saxifragia Violet and Dwarf Equisetum moss

Overall Best Bonsai Category

Bonsai Today / Art of Bonsai Photo Contest - Judging Results

First Place Winner
Hanna Pall
Artist - Walter Pall
Acer palmatum

Bonsai Today / Art of Bonsai Photo Contest - Judging Results

Second Place Winner
Hanna Pall
Artist - Walter Pall
Acer palmatum

Bonsai Today / Art of Bonsai Photo Contest - Judging Results

Third Place Winner
Walter Pall
Picea abies

Attention Winners:
In order to receive your prizes and to have your winning entry published in Bonsai Today, you must send a single CD that contains a high resolution (at least 300 dpi) image of your entry to the following address.
Bonsai Today / AoB Photo Contest
Bonsai Today Magazine
P.O. Box 70
Passumpsic, VT 05861
Be sure to include your return address and/or other instructions for shipping your prizes as well as the species, pot, and any other information you would like to include.
We would like to publish the winners and distribute the prizes quickly, so please do not hesitate, send your CD today!

Again, congratulations!

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