AusBonsai Shohin Progression Competition 2016-2017

Create the best possible shohin sized bonsai over an 18 month period between 1st June 2016 and 30th November 2017. There are 2 categories;
Category 1. REFINE - A continuation of entries in the 2013-2014 competition.
Category 2. CREATE - To create the best possible Shohin sized bonsai from raw, untrained stock.
Entry posts must be made no later than Midnight AEST on 31st May 2016.

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Re: AusBonsai Shohin Progression Competition 2016-2017

Post by matlea » May 22nd, 2016, 4:04 pm

Ha too funny! Now to make some decisions!

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Re: AusBonsai Shohin Progression Competition 2016-2017

Post by Bougy Fan » May 22nd, 2016, 8:47 pm

I have noticed some of the CREATE entries don't have all of the necessary info, such as where the stock came from. You must include all of the info needed to have your entry qualify. If you are unable to edit your posts please contact one of the mods by PM and ask them to do it for you.
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Re: AusBonsai Shohin Progression Competition 2016-2017

Post by Steven » May 24th, 2016, 11:38 am

ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT TO GET YOUR ENTRIES IN.

If you want to continue with your tree simply post 2 current pictures and the current height of stock (from top of pot to tip of tree).

If you have something to enter in the CREATE category, you must start a "new topic" in the Shohin Styling Competition forum and make the "title" your name and the species of your stock, in this format, e.g.- [Your Username] Species name.
Your first post must contain the following;
• At least 2 photos of your chosen stock before any work commences.
• Species name (any species is allowed)
• Original height of stock (from top of pot to tip of tree)
• Where you obtained it from
• Cost of stock

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Re: AusBonsai Shohin Progression Competition 2016-2017

Post by Raymond » May 25th, 2016, 11:46 am

Struggling to find any decent stock in my local area :tounge: :tounge:

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Re: AusBonsai Shohin Progression Competition 2016-2017

Post by Steven » May 31st, 2016, 8:46 am

Today is the final day to get your entries in!

So far there are 34 entries in REFINE and 91 entries in CREATE so there are still plenty of chances to win :tu:

Midnight tonight is the cut off time...
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Re: AusBonsai Shohin Progression Competition 2016-2017

Post by kcpoole » May 31st, 2016, 8:52 am

I was just about to say the same as Steven.
Last day so hurry up!!!

Midnight EST is the cutoff time for entries so do not forget.

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Post by Raymond » May 31st, 2016, 10:24 am

Not looking good at this stage... Man i wish i lived an area where stock was readily available. :x :x

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Re: AusBonsai Shohin Progression Competition 2016-2017

Post by kcpoole » May 31st, 2016, 10:47 am

Raymond wrote:Not looking good at this stage... Man i wish i lived an area where stock was readily available. :x :x
Bummer, Nothing available in nurseries or collectable?
http://www.waterloonursery.com.au/water ... llery.html

I picked up several candidates in the local flower power for $12 but will grow them on a little first as I have better options on hand.
You might just have to create your own stock for future comps.

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Re: AusBonsai Shohin Progression Competition 2016-2017

Post by Raymond » May 31st, 2016, 3:24 pm

kcpoole wrote:
Raymond wrote:Not looking good at this stage... Man i wish i lived an area where stock was readily available. :x :x
Bummer, Nothing available in nurseries or collectable?
http://www.waterloonursery.com.au/water ... llery.html

I picked up several candidates in the local flower power for $12 but will grow them on a little first as I have better options on hand.
You might just have to create your own stock for future comps.

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Nurseries? In our area KC, we have 2 big green sheds within 16 km of each other. All the nurseries that were once open, have since closed...

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Post by Steven » May 31st, 2016, 5:21 pm

6 hours and 40 minutes to go...
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Re: AusBonsai Shohin Progression Competition 2016-2017

Post by Raymond » May 31st, 2016, 5:38 pm

Raymond wrote:
kcpoole wrote:
Raymond wrote:Not looking good at this stage... Man i wish i lived an area where stock was readily available. :x :x
Bummer, Nothing available in nurseries or collectable?
http://www.waterloonursery.com.au/water ... llery.html

I picked up several candidates in the local flower power for $12 but will grow them on a little first as I have better options on hand.
You might just have to create your own stock for future comps.

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Nurseries? In our area KC, we have 2 big green sheds within 16 km of each other. All the nurseries that were once open, have since closed...
Waterloo nursery is only open on the weekends. Not a great nursery for bonsai stock, mostly palms and pots, big pots...

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Re: AusBonsai Shohin Progression Competition 2016-2017

Post by melbrackstone » May 31st, 2016, 7:02 pm

• Final submissions and photographs must be submitted no later than Midnight EDST on 3th November 2017.
I'm guessing that should read 30th November, 2017?

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Re: AusBonsai Shohin Progression Competition 2016-2017

Post by kcpoole » May 31st, 2016, 7:15 pm

Raymond wrote:
Raymond wrote:
kcpoole wrote:
Raymond wrote:Not looking good at this stage... Man i wish i lived an area where stock was readily available. :x :x
Bummer, Nothing available in nurseries or collectable?
http://www.waterloonursery.com.au/water ... llery.html

I picked up several candidates in the local flower power for $12 but will grow them on a little first as I have better options on hand.
You might just have to create your own stock for future comps.

Ken
Nurseries? In our area KC, we have 2 big green sheds within 16 km of each other. All the nurseries that were once open, have since closed...
Waterloo nursery is only open on the weekends. Not a great nursery for bonsai stock, mostly palms and pots, big pots...
Ahh now that is a bummer. The BGS occasionally has good finds and for shohin trees they can be good.place

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Re: AusBonsai Shohin Progression Competition 2016-2017

Post by Lane » May 31st, 2016, 7:44 pm

I just scraped in!

I umm'd and ahh'd about even joining as I'm no threat but it will be a great incentive to fast track my learning and challenge myself.

Plus I own very few shohin, I am generally drawn to larger bonsai but am quickly gaining appreciation for them!

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Post by Rory » May 31st, 2016, 9:04 pm

MacGuyver wrote:I just scraped in!

I umm'd and ahh'd about even joining as I'm no threat but it will be a great incentive to fast track my learning and challenge myself.

Plus I own very few shohin, I am generally drawn to larger bonsai but am quickly gaining appreciation for them!
That is the same as a lot of people on here, myself included. :tu2:
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