It’s time to announce the results of the JBL Biotope Design Contest 2015. After a preliminary online heat, the final took place at the ZooSphere 2015 in St. Petersburg from 19 to 21 November.
We’d like to take the opportunity to congratulate the five winners on their impressive entries. Once again this year the jury was pleased to observe a very high standard amongst the entries generally. The Biotope Contest will take place again next year and perhaps we can even look forward to welcoming you as participant there.
If you’d like to reproduce one of these layouts at home, you will find detailed information underneath each of the ranked aquariums. The equipment made available to the participants can be viewed here .
Svetlana Kirillova (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Backwaters of a small forest tributary of the Rio Guaporé of the Noel Kempff Mercado National Park in Bolivia
Alexey Shabalin (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Stony tributary of River Tariku in New Guinea
Víctor Manuel Ortiz Cruz (Oaxaca, México)
A part of a former habitat of Ambystoma mexicanum in Lake Xochimilco.
Timur Tekbaş (Samsun, Turkey)
River Sangha, Loukela, Cuvette, Congo
David Milosevic (Paracin, Serbia)
Shady shallows of the Khao Sok National Park in Thailand
The five finalists were selected out of all the entries. You can view all of the first round aquarium layouts here: JBL Biotope Design Contest 2015 - Preliminaries