1) Any member may enter their own wet pets by paying the fee of $1 per entry.
2.) All entries must be registered before the meeting begins using the provided numbers.
3.) Registration form must be labeled with the scientific and common name and the aquarist’s name.
4.) Containers must have one clear flat side for judging, must be covered and not leak.
5.) Entries shall be shown in a bare aquarium; unless a decorated class. Marine is allowed calcareous substrate. Air stones and heaters are permitted.
6.) One entry per container unless divided properly; fish must be in the same class. A pair class may be shown in one container.
7.) Live entries will be judged by:
A.) Conformation to species standards:
c.) Quality (appearance)
d.) Deportment (how the fish shows)
8.) An entry may be used only once in a bowl show season, January to December.
9.) Points are awarded as follows: One (1) point is given for each entry up to 3 per month with additional points for:
1st place = 5 points 2nd place = 4 points 3rd place = 3 points
10.) At the end of each club year, high point members will receive an award or prize.
11.) Prize value or award will be determined by the committee with the Board of Directors approval.
12.) The Bowl Show chairman reserves the right to change classes.
13.) Fish may be brought in for discussion or identification; no fee for non-competitive displays.
14.) Monthly cash prizes are based on how many contestants (individual members entering) there are, not how many entries. For a single contestant the first prize is $5. For 2 contestants first prize is $10 and second is $5. If there are three or more contestants the first prize is $15, the second prize is $10, and the third prize is $5.