We truly regret to inform that there are a number of entries that violated the contest regulation, simultaneous submission to non-ADA authorized contests. The below mentioned 43 entries are disqualified from the IAPLC2018 ranking.
*These ranking numbers are removed and considered as missing numbers. There is no change in rankings of the eligible entries.
As clearly stated in the application guideline, any simultaneous submission of identical work, whether an identical or different photo cut, to other contests is prohibited, except to the ADA-authorized contests. Furthermore, alternation and re-touching of the photos are carefully checked as copying and pasting fish or erasing unnecessary fish have been seen frequently in recent years. These entries are subject to considerable point deduction.
The Steering Committee will continue to strive for a fair and impartial judging in the future contests. We believe that a healthy contest can be organized only with shared awareness of contest rules and ethics among all the participants of the contest.
Thank you for your cooperation, and we greatly appreciate your understanding.
The International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest Steering Committee