Any new contests on the horizon??

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Re: Any new contests on the horizon??

Postby Bretts » January 2nd, 2013, 11:54 am

Qitianlong wrote:how about each contestant pays an amount, which covers a pre-bonsai stock plant, postage, beer for the organiser and some left for a prize. Then the organiser gets a local bonsai nursery to send each contestant the same type of tree, and we see who can win best bonsai (ie following the rules of bonsai) and most creative tree after a year... the prize could be a pot commissioned from an aussie potter... ? It would have to be a tree that could be grown successfully in all aussie climates... so maybe a trident maple or chinese elm??


Great stuff, find a nursery that would be happy to post and this could be alot of fun.
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Re: Any new contests on the horizon??

Postby Ash » January 2nd, 2013, 12:35 pm

How about a competition to see who can produce the best ausbonsai new species native bonsai profile?

And the prize? Free years subscription to ausbonsai :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Any new contests on the horizon??

Postby Guy » January 8th, 2013, 8:44 pm

-------since my formal upright suggestion didn't get much push--how bout a something from nothing comp.-------everyone purchase a 'pencil pine' ,(most nurseries would have then in the bargain bin)-----any size, and see what can be done--they are relatively pliable and could lend itself to several styles and interpretations 8-)
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Re: Any new contests on the horizon??

Postby evenings » January 9th, 2013, 12:27 pm

I've been a member for almost a year now and am really looking forward to a basic beginner comp to sink my teeth into :mrgreen:
I want to challenge myself and see if i have learnt anything over this past year :fc:

I will participate in everything and anything u guys decide :yes:
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Re: Any new contests on the horizon??

Postby Andrew F » January 9th, 2013, 12:55 pm

Webos wrote:Fattest air layer comp... Who can layer a beast!

This ^^^ :worship:
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Re: Any new contests on the horizon??

Postby Luke308 » January 9th, 2013, 1:07 pm

Love the idea of a ROR contest, but I am really waiting for the Shohin contest to be revived (for both new entries, and surviving ones) as I have a couple of trees on my benches which I am eagerly wanting to hack into but I am waiting for the competions revival.

The other one that I think is a great suggestion as it includes newbies and the more experienced and everyone inbetween is the nursery stock competition. I dont think it should be limited to stock purchased only during the competition dates as I'm sure there is more than a few of you out there with untouched stock trees on your bench. I would suggest similar rules apply to the nursery stock comp as those at the start of the shohin comp (which I think was only allowed to have ben trunk chopped???) Obviously a photo with the tree and the comp start date edition of the local newspaper would be advisable.


As for the trip to Japan prize........as much as I would love that as a prize, somehow I don't think that will ever happen unless this site becomes a paid site that requires subscription.
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Re: Any new contests on the horizon??

Postby Steven » January 9th, 2013, 4:29 pm

Some great ideas for comps!

I just need to finalise the shohin t's & c's then it will be launching. Need to come up with some prizes too. If anyone has any ideas or donations, please let me know.

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Re: Any new contests on the horizon??

Postby FatMingsBonsai » January 9th, 2013, 5:28 pm

SHOHIN ALL THE WAY FOR ME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :tu:
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Any new contests on the horizon??

Postby Isitangus » January 9th, 2013, 6:37 pm

Perhaps the call could go out for ausbonsai members to donate $3 each to go into prize pool?
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Re: Any new contests on the horizon??

Postby thoglette » January 9th, 2013, 11:26 pm

Isitangus wrote:Perhaps the call could go out for ausbonsai members to donate $3 each to go into prize pool?


For less that the cost of a cup of coffee - I'm in
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Re: Any new contests on the horizon??

Postby FatMingsBonsai » January 10th, 2013, 8:10 am

Shohin Comp,..3 bucks from all entrant. WINNER of best shohin in 1 yr or 2 or 3 yrs??? Wins the lot and a trophy????????

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Re: Any new contests on the horizon??

Postby Damian79 » February 10th, 2013, 8:41 pm

Hi guys
Im brand new to Bonsai but have the bug already. What ever it may be, Im in. A perfect opportunity to really try and learn some new stuff.
Maybe you could have two classes, experienced and novice, to make it fair on those that dont have the years behind us that others do. Just a thought.
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Re: Any new contests on the horizon??

Postby PAUL2229 » September 4th, 2013, 11:07 am

I read an interesting debate for an against 'instant bonsai' yesterday and thought it would be a good competition to have. maybe set a $xx limit for the plant/pot, and give us 4-6 weeks to see what we can do with it. now would be a good time to start too with the weather warming up

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Re: Any new contests on the horizon??

Postby NathanM » September 4th, 2013, 12:55 pm

I had all of my trees disqualified from Shohin comps because I didn’t come on to Ausbonsai for quite a long period of time, so I would love an opportunity for another competition 
I only had a quick skim over that post, but I think a 6week “instant bonsai” comp could be fun! Fairly cheap material, no size limits (obviously it won’t be too big with cheap material :P) and just a bit of fun.
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Re: Any new contests on the horizon??

Postby shibui » September 4th, 2013, 5:03 pm

Lots of good ideas for competitions in this thread but everyone seems to be waiting for 'THEM' to organise it. I don't think there is anything preventing individuals or groups from holding a competition. All you need is some rules, some prizes (even just flimsy, badly printed certificates and the notoriety of being a winner) and a judge(s) and we are away.

Don't sit around grumbling cause someone else should organise it... Put something in and get it happening.
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