GSAS holds a number of interesting competitions and award programs, some ongoing, some once a year, some maybe only once!
If you breed fish, look into our Breeders Award Program (BAP). Breed fish, earn points! Certificates, ribbons, plaques, even the occasional spherical aquarium... all have been awarded to folks in the BAP program.
CARES is a program to maintain at-risk species of fish in order that they be preserved for future generations.
If you are a plant enthusiast, check out our Horticulture Award Program (HAP). It’s kind of like BAP for plants...you propagate plants and earn points and ultimately, awards.
Active participants can also guess the Mystery Plant of the Month to win a specimen!
A posse of judges, photographers and videographers come to your house and look at your aquariums and fish. Nearly dormant for over ten years, this program was revived in 2008 and has been a resounding success.
The Home Show has its own page where you can view photos from past years.
As part of most monthly meetings, enter your fish in competition with those of your fellow club members. Just bring a fish and a suitable container.
In the past, we have featured a number of small contests throughout the year. Some years we run some, some years we run others. If you are interested in a particular contest, ask a board member. Oftentimes all it takes is one person to chair a contest to make it thrive!