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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Rory wrote:
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:
Nothing to lose, more bonsai stuff to gain. :tu:
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the Comp is ON!
Time to ge the wire and shears out and go for it,
Good luck to everyone and remember that a dead tree is not the desired outcome. If in doubt, err on the conservative side and take it slower. There will always be follow up comps to refine the initial development.

Last night at School, I pulled out a self sown Callistimon from one of my pots and gave to Ray and suggested he enter it in the Comp :lol: :lol:
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If Ray is entering that KC, then I'm out! Don't think I'd stand a chance against that matieral :lol:

Good luck everyone! Can't wait to see the finished products :D :aussie:
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Nah unfortunately Ray is ineligible as he is very much computer liiterate:-)
Clinton would have to post everything for him :-) :lol: :lol:

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:lol: I bet Ray is bummed he won't have a chance at one of those Pots.
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melbrackstone wrote:
• 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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LOL. Thanks Steven. It confuzzled me no end when I was entering all the dates to remember into my calendar.... thinking why the 3rd??? Then I saw the 3th and the light came on. :)
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Bummed i missed out on this. :tounge: :tounge: Huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge Thank You to the administrators for putting together the threads and the comp notes and rules. Hopefully, next time a comp like this turns up, i can go for a drive to the city and get some stock...
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38 entries in the REFINE section and 111 in the CREATE. I wonder how many will remain at the end?

Good luck to all and please remember that the main objective is to have some fun and sharpen your skills, not to kill trees.

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Steven wrote:TIME-FRAME AND COMMITMENTS
• You must make a minimum 3 monthly progression update including photos, an overview of work completed and experiences. Updates must be made within the following EDST periods - 1st June to 31st August 2016, 1st September to 30th November 2016, 1st December 2016 to 28th February 2017, 1st March to 31st May 2017 and 1st June to 31st August 2017 then the final submission. Monthly updates are encouraged where there is substantial growth or techniques to show.
Hope everyone's tree's are doing well after the initial work.
REMINDER: The first of the updates must be made before 31st August which is less that 4 weeks away.

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Only 17 days to go to to get your updates done and confirm your participation in the competition.

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There are plenty of updates being posted but there are still many more to come.

Only 9 days left to photograph your entries and post your updates. Remember, if you don't update your thread your entry will be disqualified.

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Final week to get your updates posted. Any entry not updated before 31st August will be disqualified...
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3 days to get your updates posted...
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Hi all

I have reviewed all of the entries in both comps and moved the ones that have not been updated in the last 3 months ( between 31st May - 31st Aug).
the entries hve been moved to the Disqualified / deleted forum as they are now exclude from the running in this comp.
If you have a tree thus affected, please keep on developing it as it will be eligible in the next Refine competition comp.

ps, there are no disqualification in the the refine section so far :yes: soi keep it up guys and gals

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