Entries for Round 1 of the UK Aquascaping Championship 2016 opened on the 1st of February. Sponsors of the contest are Arcadia, Aquadeco, Ciano, Clear-Seal, Dennerle, Eheim, Tetra & Reeflowers.

Once again, the competition is being run with the support of UK Aquascaper, Alastair Treymaine.

To enter Round 1, entrants are required to submit a photograph of their aquascape via the UKASC website by Sunday 14th August. The top ten entries from Round 1 will go forward to Round 2, the live scape off, to decide the UK Aquascaping Champion 2016. The live scape off will take place on Saturday 15th October at J&K Aquatics. The 10 scapers who compete in Round 2 will get to keep their creations including the Clear-Seal Edgeline.

The top three placed scapers will be decided by spectators voting in ballot boxes throughout the scape off. The third placed scaper will win a Ciano Emotions 80, £150 cash and other sponsor goodies, the second placed scaper will win a Ciano Emotions 120, £200 cash & other sponsor goodies and the UK Aquascaping Champion 2016 will win a bespoke Clear-Seal tank to the value of £850, £250 cash & other sponsor goodies.

Photo: L-R Manuel, Stephen, Paul James (J&K MD) and Champion Antoni – L-R Manuel Arias & Stephen Rhodes, runners up in the UKASC 2015 with Paul James, Managing Director of J&K Aquatics and Antoni Dimitrov, UKASC Champion 2015.