[VOTE] Shohin Styling Competition 2016-2017. CREATE

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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Please select your favourite 3 trees from the list below. Scroll down for before and after pictures.

Poll ended at December 11th, 2017, 3:17 pm

[Boom 64] Kunzea Ambigua
49
10%
[Boom 64] Kunzea Ambigua
49
10%
[Bougy Fan] Mini Murraya
0
No votes
[Bougy Fan] Mini Murraya
0
No votes
[Bougy Fan] Smarty Pants Bougy
1
0%
[Bougy Fan] Smarty Pants Bougy
1
0%
[Bougy Fan] Tiger Bark Fig
1
0%
[Bougy Fan] Tiger Bark Fig
1
0%
[CraigM] Buxus Bodinieri
1
0%
[CraigM] Buxus Bodinieri
1
0%
[CraigM] Leptospermum Petersonii
6
1%
[CraigM] Leptospermum Petersonii
6
1%
[Kez] Juniperus Chinensis
51
10%
[Kez] Juniperus Chinensis
51
10%
[LLK] Small leaf privet
1
0%
[LLK] Small leaf privet
1
0%
[Matt S] Juniperus squamata prostrate
2
0%
[Matt S] Juniperus squamata prostrate
2
0%
[Matt S] Salix babylonica
16
3%
[Matt S] Salix babylonica
16
3%
[Pearcy] Callistemon Subulatus
8
2%
[Pearcy] Callistemon Subulatus
8
2%
[Pearcy] Corky Bark Elm No.1
2
0%
[Pearcy] Corky Bark Elm No.1
2
0%
[Pearcy] Corky Bark Elm No.2
2
0%
[Pearcy] Corky Bark Elm No.2
2
0%
[Rory] Allocasuarina littoralis 1
5
1%
[Rory] Allocasuarina littoralis 1
5
1%
[Rory] Allocasuarina littoralis 2
4
1%
[Rory] Allocasuarina littoralis 2
4
1%
[Rory] Allocasuarina torulosa
1
0%
[Rory] Allocasuarina torulosa
1
0%
[Ryceman3] Leptospermum Laevigatum
16
3%
[Ryceman3] Leptospermum Laevigatum
16
3%
[Ryceman3] Ulmus Parvifolia #1
5
1%
[Ryceman3] Ulmus Parvifolia #1
5
1%
[Ryceman3] Ulmus Parvifolia #2
2
0%
[Ryceman3] Ulmus Parvifolia #2
2
0%
[Sammy] Firethorne
6
1%
[Sammy] Firethorne
6
1%
[Sammy] Juniper prostrata
15
3%
[Sammy] Juniper prostrata
15
3%
[shibui] large shimpaku
1
0%
[shibui] large shimpaku
1
0%
[shibui] shimpaku group
2
0%
[shibui] shimpaku group
2
0%
[SirTheodore] Corky Bark Elm
4
1%
[SirTheodore] Corky Bark Elm
4
1%
[Sno] Berberis
3
1%
[Sno] Berberis
3
1%
[Sno] Ficus rubiginosa
0
No votes
[Sno] Ficus rubiginosa
0
No votes
[Sno] Juniperus Squamata prostrate
3
1%
[Sno] Juniperus Squamata prostrate
3
1%
[Steven] Crabapple
31
6%
[Steven] Crabapple
31
6%
[Thymetraveller] Thuja Occidentalis smaragd
2
0%
[Thymetraveller] Thuja Occidentalis smaragd
2
0%
[Watto] Ulmus Parvifolia
9
2%
[Watto] Ulmus Parvifolia
9
2%
 
Total votes: 498

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[VOTE] Shohin Styling Competition 2016-2017. CREATE

Post by Steven » December 4th, 2017, 3:17 pm

The objective of the CREATE category in the AusBonsai Shohin Progressive Styling Competition was to create the best possible Shohin sized bonsai (under 250mm tall) from raw, untrained stock over a period of 18 months.

We originally had 111 entries but due to several factors, 81 entries were disqualified or withdrawn. There were several of these entries that were stunners and it was a real shame to see them out of the running.

Please find following, in alphabetical order based on the artists name, the 30 finalists in the CREATE category of the AusBonsai Shohin Progressive Styling Competition 2016-2017. The 3 highest ranking trees based on your votes will win.

Please select your 3 favourite trees from the poll above and submit your vote on or before 11th December 2017. The results will be shown progressively as the voting takes place and the winners will be announced here on AusBonsai.

Don't forget to also vote in the REFINE category.

Please feel free to post your comments about the entries, the competition or even suggestions for future competitions.

Regards,
Steven
[Boom 64] Kunzea Ambigua.jpg
[Bougy Fan] Mini Murraya.jpg
[Bougy Fan] Smarty Pants Bougy.jpg
[Bougy Fan] Tiger Bark Fig.jpg
[CraigM] Buxus Bodinieri.jpg
[CraigM] Leptospermum Petersonii.jpg
[Kez] Juniperus Chinensis.jpg
[LLK] Small leaf privet.jpg
[Matt S] Juniperus squamata prostrate.jpg
[Matt S] Salix babylonica.jpg
[Pearcy] Callistemon Subulatus.jpg
[Pearcy] Corky Bark Elm No. 1.jpg
[Pearcy] Corky Bark Elm No.2.jpg
[Rory] Allocasuarina littoralis 1.jpg
[Rory] Allocasuarina littoralis 2.jpg
[Rory] Allocasuarina torulosa.jpg
[Ryceman3] Leptospermum Laevigatum.jpg
[Ryceman3] Ulmus Parvifolia #1.jpg
[Ryceman3] Ulmus Parvifolia #2.jpg
[Sammy] Firethorne.jpg
[Sammy] Juniper prostrata.jpg
[shibui] large shimpaku.jpg
[shibui] shimpaku group.jpg
[SirTheodore] Corky Bark Elm.jpg
[Sno] Berberis.jpg
[Sno] Ficus rubiginosa.jpg
[Sno] Juniperus Squamata prostrate.jpg
[Steven] Crabapple.jpg
[Thymetraveller] Thuja Occidentalis smaragd.jpg
[Watto] Ulmus Parvifolia.jpg
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Re: [VOTE] Shohin Styling Competition 2016-2017. CREATE

Post by Sammy D » December 4th, 2017, 6:07 pm

One tinsy problem. My juniper has 2 pics and the firethorn has none :lost: :lol:
A stick in a pot is better than no stick at all. Remember even the best bonsai started as a stick.

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Re: [VOTE] Shohin Styling Competition 2016-2017. CREATE

Post by Sammy D » December 4th, 2017, 6:08 pm

Sorry just seen the firethorn. Thanks :oops:
A stick in a pot is better than no stick at all. Remember even the best bonsai started as a stick.

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Re: [VOTE] Shohin Styling Competition 2016-2017. CREATE

Post by alpineart » December 5th, 2017, 5:50 am

Another great Ausbonsai challenge , sadly I missed the start for some unknown reason . Your all winners in my book .

Cheers . Alpineart

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Re: [VOTE] Shohin Styling Competition 2016-2017. CREATE

Post by Starfox » December 5th, 2017, 7:10 pm

This has been a great competition to follow, congrats to everyone on their tree. It's definitely an inspiration to see just what can be achieved in a relatively short amount of time.

I missed this one too but hopefully there will be another one real soon as I would love to enter. As for ideas I don't really know, maybe a native based part would be cool.

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Re: [VOTE] Shohin Styling Competition 2016-2017. CREATE

Post by Joe.sab » December 8th, 2017, 11:15 pm

nice job everyone ,good luck

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