2008 Winners

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Cat Description Place Author or Editor Article Title Publication Society
1 Best Editor and Publication more than 6 issues 1st Place Pat Smith N/A Paradise Press Long Island Aquarium Society
1 Best Editor and Publication more than 6 issues 2nd Place Mike Mazurkiewicz N/A Cichlid Chatter Greater Chicago Cichlid Association
1 Best Editor and Publication more than 6 issues 3rd Place Dan Radebaugh N/A Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
2 Best Editor and Publication 6 or fewer issues 1st Place José M. Centeno N/A El Ojo de Agua Asociación de Acuaristas de Aguadilla
4 Best Changing Cover, Original Art 1st Place David Fraguglia N/A Cichlid Blues Pacific Coast Cichlid Association
4 Best Changing Cover, Original Art 2nd Place Pat Smith N/A Paradise Press Long Island Aquarium Society
4 Best Changing Cover, Original Art 3rd Place Mike Mazurkiewicz N/A Cichlid Chatter Greater Chicago Cichlid Association
4 Best Changing Cover, Original Art Honorable Mention Dan Radebaugh N/A Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
5 Best FAAS-Related Article 1st Place Pat Smith FAAS News, September 2008 Paradise Press Long Island Aquarium Society
5 Best FAAS-Related Article 2nd Place Pat Smith FAAS Report, March 2008 Paradise Press Long Island Aquarium Society
5 Best FAAS-Related Article 3rd Place Pat Smith FAAS Report, April 2008 Paradise Press Long Island Aquarium Society
6 Best Exchange Column 1st Place Pam Chin Cichlids in the News Cichlidae Communiqué Pacific Coast Cichlid Association
6 Best Exchange Column 2nd Place Kurt Johnson Piscatorial Pearls Tank Tales Aquarium Club of Lancaster County
6 Best Exchange Column 3rd Place Mary Finnstrom From the Desk of the Exchange Editor Cichlid Chatter Greater Chicago Cichlid Association
7 Best Review Column 1st Place Susan Priest Wet Leaves Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
7 Best Review Column 2nd Place Pam Chin Cichlids in the News Cichlidae Communiqué Pacific Coast Cichlid Association
7 Best Review Column 3rd Place Kurt Johnson Fish 'Net Findings Tank Tales Aquarium Club of Lancaster County
8 Best Spawning Article, under 500 words 1st Place Jeff Bollbach Tan Never Saw These! Pisces Press Nassau County Aquarium Society
8 Best Spawning Article, under 500 words 2nd Place Ted Judy Betta channoides: A White-seam Fighter Betta Splash Milwaukee Aquarium Society
8 Best Spawning Article, under 500 words 3rd Place Kurt Johnson Cynotilapia afra "Puulu" Tank Tales Aquarium Club of Lancaster County
9 Best Spawning Article, 500-1000 words 1st Place Anthony Tu Spawning Cyphotilapia gibberosa "Samazi Blue" Cichlidae Communiqué Pacific Coast Cichlid Association
9 Best Spawning Article, 500-1000 words 2nd Place Ted Judy Nanochromis transvestitus̶ The Clown Dwarf Cichlid Splash Milwaukee Aquarium Society
9 Best Spawning Article, 500-1000 words 3rd Place Richard and Brandon Kong First Time Breeding and the Sciaenochromis fryeri (Electric Blue) Cichlidae Communiqué Pacific Coast Cichlid Association
10 Best Spawning Article, more than 1000 words 1st Place Alexander A. Priest A New Star in the Galaxy: The Celestial Peral Danio, Celestichthys margaritatus Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
10 Best Spawning Article, more than 1000 words 2nd Place Dan Radebaugh The Banded Severum (Heros efasciatus) Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
10 Best Spawning Article, more than 1000 words 3rd Place Derek P.S. Tustin What I (Accidentally) Did this Summer (A Kinda BAP Report but Not Really) Tank Talk Durham Region Aquarium Society
10 Best Spawning Article, more than 1000 words Honorable Mention Harry Faustmann Breeding a South American Killifish Paradise Press Long Island Aquarium Society
11 Best Article on a Genus of Fish 1st Place Dan Spielman They're Not Just Convicts Anymore Cichlidae Communiqué Pacific Coast Cichlid Association
11 Best Article on a Genus of Fish 2nd Place Derek P.S. Tustin Eyeballs on Oddballs̶  Freshwater Jellies Tank Talk Durham Region Aquarium Society
11 Best Article on a Genus of Fish 3rd Place Mike Garibaldi Petrochromis, My Way Cichlid Chatter Greater Chicago Cichlid Association
12 Best Article on a Species of Fish 1st Place Frank Fallon The Case of the Hanging Cichlids Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
12 Best Article on a Species of Fish 2nd Place Alexander A. Priest Are You Truly My Honey? The Honey Gourami, Colisa chuna Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
12 Best Article on a Species of Fish 3rd Place Dan Radebaugh The Banded Severum (Heros efasciatus) Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
12 Best Article on a Species of Fish Honorable Mention Eric Rogne The Signifier Rainbow Splash Milwaukee Aquarium Society
13 Best Marine Article 1st Place Stephen Sica The Bahamian Lionfish Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
13 Best Marine Article 2nd Place Stephen Sica French Angelfish of Aruba and Bonaire Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
15 Best Continuous FAAS Column 1st Place Pat Smith FAAS Report Paradise Press Long Island Aquarium Society
15 Best Continuous FAAS Column 2nd Place Pat Smith FAAS Report Pisces Press Nassau County Aquarium Society
16 Best Article on Aquascaping/Design 1st Place Derek P.S. Tustin Cyptic Emersion̶ Part One of Ten) Tank Talk Durham Region Aquarium Society
16 Best Article on Aquascaping/Design 2nd Place Derek P.S. Tustin My Green Wet Thumb̶ Going Topless Tank Talk Durham Region Aquarium Society
16 Best Article on Aquascaping/Design 3rd Place Sharon Barnett Takashi Amano, I am not, but I love my Jungles! Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
17 Best Article on Plant Maintenance/Cultivation/Reproduction 1st Place Derek P.S. Tustin My Green Wet Thumb̶ Summer Flowers Tank Talk Durham Region Aquarium Society
17 Best Article on Plant Maintenance/Cultivation/Reproduction 2nd Place Stephen Sica My Favorite Aquarium Plant: Rotala rotundiifolia Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
17 Best Article on Plant Maintenance/Cultivation/Reproduction 3rd Place Derek P.S. Tustin My Green Wet Thumb̶ Silly Salvinia Tank Talk Durham Region Aquarium Society
18 Best Show Article 1st Place Pam Chin ACA 2008 Recap Cichlidae Communiqué Pacific Coast Cichlid Association
18 Best Show Article 2nd Place Claudia Dickinson The Pirates of the NEC: The Event That We Have All Been Waiting For! Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
18 Best Show Article 3rd Place Margaret Peterson "Behind the Scenes" in View . . . From the Other Side of the Glass Paradise Press Long Island Aquarium Society
18 Best Show Article 3rd Place Pat Smith Weekend Workshops Pisces Press Nassau County Aquarium Society
20 Best How To or Do It Yourself Article 1st Place Derek P.S. Tustin My Green Wet Thumb: Floating Gardens Tank Talk Durham Region Aquarium Society
20 Best How To or Do It Yourself Article 2nd Place Kevin Plazak African Cichlids for a Tiny Tank Cichlidae Communiqué Pacific Coast Cichlid Association
20 Best How To or Do It Yourself Article 3rd Place Tara Miller Spreading Roots: Tools and Tricks from Tara's Fishroom Tank Tales Aquarium Club of Lancaster County
21 Best General Article on Society Management 1st Place Joseph Ferdenzi A Greater City Memoir Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
21 Best General Article on Society Management 2nd Place Derek P.S. Tustin Audience Etiquette̶ Something "Non-Fishy" to Ponder Tank Talk Durham Region Aquarium Society
21 Best General Article on Society Management 3rd Place Jon Schweikert Don't Forget to Sign Up! Paradise Press Long Island Aquarium Society
21 Best General Article on Society Management Honorable Mention Ken Smith Introduction to the Board Pisces Press Nassau County Aquarium Society
22 Best Article on Health/Nutrition 1st Place Alexander A. Priest My Microworm Recipe Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
22 Best Article on Health/Nutrition 2nd Place Joseph Ferdenzi The Chlorine Storm Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
22 Best Article on Health/Nutrition 3rd Place Pat Smith Raising Adult Brine Shrimp Paradise Press Long Island Aquarium Society
23 Best Collecting Article 1st Place Tom Mason Visiting Caňo Palma - A Trip to a Mini-Paradise Tank Talk Durham Region Aquarium Society
23 Best Collecting Article 2nd Place Dan Radebaugh Catfish Hunter or As Long as You're Going to Florida . . . Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
23 Best Collecting Article 3rd Place Margaret Peterson View . . . From the Other Side of the Tank: Seining in the Great South Bay Paradise Press Long Island Aquarium Society
24 Best Traveling Aquarist Article 1st Place, Junior Level III Sam Borstein John G. Shedd Aquarium High School Lake Ecology Mentorship Cichlid Chatter Greater Chicago Cichlid Association
24 Best Traveling Aquarist Article 1st Place Dan Radebaugh Catfish Hunter or As Long as You're Going to Florida . . . Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
24 Best Traveling Aquarist Article 2nd Place Susan Priest My Trip to Madagascar Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
24 Best Traveling Aquarist Article 3rd Place Stephen Sica Of Sharks and Democrats Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
25 Best Humorous Article 1st Place Michael Foran If you Build it, They will Come Pisces Press Nassau County Aquarium Society
25 Best Humorous Article 2nd Place Undergravel Reporter Fish-Flush Foolish Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
25 Best Humorous Article 3rd Place Margaret Peterson The View . . . From the Other Side of the Tank (March 2008) Paradise Press Long Island Aquarium Society
26 Best Original Art Work 1st Place Pat Smith White Cloud (Drawing) Pisces Press Nassau County Aquarium Society
27 Best Cartoon 1st Place Bernard Harrigan Caption: "My best friend, my wife, AND my cichlids?!" (10/08) Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
27 Best Cartoon 2nd Place Bob Kulesa The Topical Fish Tank Tank Tales Aquarium Club of Lancaster County
27 Best Cartoon 3rd Place Bernard Harrigan Caption: "Deep in the rivers of Asia, the Archerfish are on the hunt" Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
28 Best Continuing Column, Single Author 1st Place Rick Borstein Cichlid Ramblings Cichlid Chatter Greater Chicago Cichlid Association
28 Best Continuing Column, Single Author 2nd Place Pam Chin Ask Pam Cichlidae Communiqué Pacific Coast Cichlid Association
28 Best Continuing Column, Single Author 3rd Place Susan Priest Fishkeepers Anonymous Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
29 Best Article, All Other Categories 1st Place Dennis Heltzel Aquarium Filtration Tank Tales Aquarium Club of Lancaster County
29 Best Article, All Other Categories 2nd Place Jannette Ramirez The Fishkeeper Who Was Kept By Her Fish! Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
29 Best Article, All Other Categories 3rd Place Richard Kong More Than Just a Hobby Cichlidae Communiqué Pacific Coast Cichlid Association
29 Best Article, All Other Categories Honorable Mention Claudia Dickinson The GCAS Presents Greg Steeves Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
30 Author of the Year 1st Place Derek P.S. Tustin N/A Tank Talk Durham Region Aquarium Society
30 Author of the Year 2nd Place (Tie) Alexander A. Priest N/A Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
30 Author of the Year 2nd Place (Tie) Pam Chin N/A Cichlidae Communiqué Pacific Coast Cichlid Association
30 Author of the Year 4th Place Stephen Sica N/A Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society