2009 Winners

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Cat Description
Place Author or Editor Article Title Publication Society
1 Best Editor and Publication More than Six Issues First Place Cam Turner   Fins and Tales Kitchener-Waterloo Aquarium Society
1 Best Editor and Publication More than Six Issues Second Place Dan Radebaugh   Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
1 Best Editor and Publication More than Six Issues Third Place Greg Steeves   The Lateral Line Hill Country Cichlid Club
2 Best Editor and Publication, six (6) or fewer issues First Place Jim Ellenberger   Cichlidae Communiqué Pacific Coast Cichlid Association
2 Best Editor and Publication, six (6) or fewer issues Second Place David Fraguglia   Cichlid Blues Pacific Coast Cichlid Association
4 Best Changing Cover Original Art First Place Cam Turner   Fins and Tales Kitchener-Waterloo Aquarium Society
4 Best Changing Cover Original Art Second Place Dan Radebaugh   Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
4 Best Changing Cover Original Art Third Place Greg Steeves   The Lateral Line Hill Country Cichlid Club
4 Best Changing Cover Original Art Honorable Mention Patricia A Smith   Paradise Press Long Island Aquarium Society
6 Best Exchange Column First Place Pat Smith X-Change It!, November 2009 Pisces Press Nassau County Aquarium Society
6 Best Exchange Column Second Place Kurt Johnston Piscatoral Pearls-2/09 Tank Tales Aquarium Club of Lancaster County
6 Best Exchange Column Third Place Stephen Sica with Donna Sosna Sica Fish Bytes, May 2009 Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
6 Best Exchange Article Honorable Mention Zenin Skomorowski Exchange Editor’s Report, February 2009 Fins and Tales Kitchener-Waterloo Aquarium Society
7 Best Review Column First Place Susan Priest Wet Leaves, December 2009 Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
7 Best Review Column Second Place Susan Priest Wet Leaves, June 2009 Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
7 Best Review Column Third Place Susan Priest Wet Leaves, April 2009 Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
8 Best Spawning Article Under 500 words First Place Alexander A. Priest Breeding Betta splendens Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
8 Best Spawning Article Under 500 words Second Place Greg Steeves Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor victoriae The Lateral Line Hill Country Cichlid Club
8 Best Spawning Article Under 500 words Third Place Allan Abrahams Lamprologus calliurus ‘Magara’ The Lateral Line Hill Country Cichlid Club
8 Best Spawning Article Under 500 words Honorable Mention Tony Spinelli Aulonocara stuartgranti (Bi-Color 500) The Lateral Line Hill Country Cichlid Club
9 Best Spawning Article, 500 - 1000 words First Place Alexander A. Priest Paradise Revisited Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
9 Best Spawning Article, 500 - 1000 words Second Place Joseph Ferdenzi Double Royalty: LaCorte's Emperor Tetra Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
9 Best Spawning Article, 500 - 1000 words Third Place Greg Steeves Xystichromis sp. “blue fire fin” The Lateral Line Hill Country Cichlid Club
9 Best Spawning Article, 500 - 1000 words Honorable Mention Jerry Rothermel My First Experience with Breeding Sphaerichthys selatanensis Fish Talk Atlanta Area Aquarium Association
9 Best Spawning Article, 500 - 1000 words Honorable Mention David Ramsey Pearl Gouramis, Raising the Fry Fish Talk Atlanta Area Aquarium Association
9 Best Spawning Article, 500 - 1000 words Honorable Mention Daniel Spielman Spawning the “Yellow Meeki”, Thorichthys pasionis (Rivas 1962) Cichlidae Communiqué Pacific Coast Cichlid Association
9 Best Spawning Article, 500 - 1000 words Honorable Mention Vern Smith Tilapia snyderae Cichlidae Communiqué Pacific Coast Cichlid Association
10 Best Spawning Article, more than 1000 words First Place Alexander A. Priest The Fish from Bung Borapet Swamp Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
10 Best Spawning Article, more than 1000 words Second Place Alexander A. Priest Handsome is as Handsome does Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
10 Best Spawning Article, more than 1000 words Third Place Diane Tennison Benitochromis nigrodorsalis The Lateral Line Hill Country Cichlid Club
10 Best Spawning Article, more than 1000 words Honorable Mention Greg Steeves Astatotilapia cf. bloyeti Sauvagae, 1883 The Lateral Line Hill Country Cichlid Club
10 Best Spawning Article, more than 1000 words Honorable Mention Jim Ellenberger Don’t Believe Everything You Read
(or Hear)
(A BAP Spawning Report)
Cichlidae Communiqué Pacific Coast Cichlid Association
11 Best Article on a Genus of Fish First Place Dave Hansen Steatocranus (Boulenger, 1899): A The Lateral Line Hill Country Cichlid Club
11 Best Article on a Genus of Fish Second Place Greg Steeves New to the Hobby Haplochromines The Lateral Line Hill Country Cichlid Club
11 Best Article on a Genus of Fish Third Place Michael Risko Dwarf Tanganyikan Jewels Fish Talk Atlanta Area Aquarium Association
11 Best Article on a Genus of Fish Honorable Mention Susan Priest My First Favorites Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
12 Best Article on a species of Fish First Place Phil Maznyk In Search Of EBJDs Fins and Tales Kitchener-Waterloo Aquarium Society
12 Best Article on a species of Fish Second Place William Amely Really, Betta Fish! Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
12 Best Article on a species of Fish Third Place Joseph Ferdenzi Double Royalty: LaCorte's Emperor Tetra Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
12 Best Article on a species of Fish Honorable Mention Jim Everson Neolamprologus buescheri SPLASH Milwaukee Aquarium Society
13 Best Marine Article - Fish First Place Stephen Sica Lionfish Invade Cayman Islands Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
13 Best Marine Article - Fish Second Place Stephen Sica Groupers Are A Diver’s Best Friend Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
13 Best Marine Article - Fish Third Place Margaret Peterson Life in the Marine Tank.. Paradise Press Long Island Aquarium Society
15 Best Continous FAAS Column First Place Patricia A Smith FAAS Report Paradise Press Long Island Aquarium Society
15 Best Continous FAAS Column Second Place Pat Smith FAAS Report Pisces Press Nassau County Aquarium Society
16 Best Article on Aquascaping or Design First Place Dave Hansen Setting up a Rheophilic Tank The Lateral Line Hill Country Cichlid Club
16 Best Article on Aquascaping or Design Second Place Michael Risko African Rift Lake Cichlids Aquarium Set up, Maintenance, and Propagation Fish Talk Atlanta Area Aquarium Association
17 Best Article on Plant Maintenance, Cultivation or Reproduction First Place Ed Koerner The Backyard Aquarium Fins and Tales Kitchener-Waterloo Aquarium Society
17 Best Article on Plant Maintenance, Cultivation or Reproduction Second Place Ed Koerner Cryptic Bio-Types Fins and Tales Kitchener-Waterloo Aquarium Society
17 Best Article on Plant Maintenance, Cultivation or Reproduction Third Place Ed Koerner Floating Plants Fins and Tales Kitchener-Waterloo Aquarium Society
18 Best Show Article First Place Pam Chin ACA 2009 - The Hybrid Menace Cichlidae Communiqué Pacific Coast Cichlid Association
18 Best Show Article Second Place Diane Tennison F.O.T.A.S. 2009 - A Convention Recap The Lateral Line Hill Country Cichlid Club
18 Best Show Article Third Place Joseph Ferdenzi Voyage to the Bermuda Fry-Angle Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
18 Best Show Article Honorable Mention Rich Levy Fishroom Challenge: My Perspective Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
20 Best How To or Do-It-Yourself Article First Place Ed Koerner More Than a Hole in the Ground Fins and Tales Kitchener-Waterloo Aquarium Society
20 Best How To or Do-It-Yourself Article Second Place Zenin Skomorowski Moonlighting a Tank Fins and Tales Kitchener-Waterloo Aquarium Society
20 Best How To or Do-It-Yourself Article Third Place Steve Abrams Why a Wet/Dry Filter? Paradise Press Long Island Aquarium Society
21 Best General Article on Society Management First Place Pat Smith Don't Shoot the Messenger 10/09 Pisces Press Nassau County Aquarium Society
21 Best General Article on Society Management Second Place Ken Smith Writing Myths Paradise Press Long Island Aquarium Society
21 Best General Article on Society Management Third Place Jim Peterson It's Your Club..You Can Make a Difference Paradise Press Long Island Aquarium Society
21 Best General Article on Society Management Honorable Mention Jack Traub, C.P.A. How to Become a Not-for-Profit Organization in New York Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
22 Best Article on Health or Nutrition First Place Dan Radebaugh Size Does Matter Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
22 Best Article on Health or Nutrition Second Place Phil Maznyk Avoid Being A Nervous Fishkeeper Fins and Tales Kitchener-Waterloo Aquarium Society
22 Best Article on Health or Nutrition Third Place Terry Clements Tank Cycling Tips: good bugs Fins and Tales Kitchener-Waterloo Aquarium Society
23 Best Collecting Article First Place Margaret Peterson Finding Hidden Treasures Paradise Press Long Island Aquarium Society
23 Best Collecting Article Second Place Jim Peterson Catch of the Day Paradise Press Long Island Aquarium Society
23 Best Collecting Article Third Place JB Edmundson Snorkel 101 The Lateral Line Hill Country Cichlid Club
24 Best Traveling Aquarist Article First Place Rein & Char Breitmaier The Minimalist Aquarist in Israel – Parts 1, 2 and 3 Fins and Tales Kitchener-Waterloo Aquarium Society
24 Best Traveling Aquarist Article Second Place Dan Radebaugh On the Road: The Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
24 Best Traveling Aquarist Article Third Place Dan Radebaugh On The Road: A Visit to Mote Marine Aquarium Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
25 Best Humorous Article First Place Marsha Radebaugh The Fishkeeper’s Wife’s Top Ten Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
25 Best Humorous Article Second Place The Undergravel Reporter The IRONy Of It All Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
25 Best Humorous Article Third Place The Undergravel Reporter Backyard Blunders Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
26 Best Original Artwork First Place Patricia A Smith Shrimp Paradise Press Long Island Aquarium Society
26 Best Original Artwork Second Place Bernard Harrigan Little Leo, the Oddball Cory Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
26 Best Original Artwork Third Place Elliot Oshins THE Bobbeh Meisseh Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
27 Best Cartoon First Place Bob Kulesa The Topical Fish Tank-April Tank Tales Aquarium Club of Lancaster County
27 Best Cartoon Second Place Bob Kulesa The Topical Fish Tank-January Tank Tales Aquarium Club of Lancaster County
27 Best Cartoon Third Place Elliot Oshins The Fish Mobile Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
28 Best Continuing Column by a Single Author or Author(s) First Place Zenin Skomorowski Name That Fish (mystery fish guessing contest results) Fins and Tales Kitchener-Waterloo Aquarium Society
28 Best Continuing Column by a Single Author or Author(s) Second Place Ed Koerner The PlantED Tank Fins and Tales Kitchener-Waterloo Aquarium Society
28 Best Continuing Column by a Single Author or Author(s) Third Place Rein & Char Breitmaier The Minimalist Aquarist Fins and Tales Kitchener-Waterloo Aquarium Society
28 Best Continuing Column by a Single Author or Author(s) Honorable Mention Susan Priest Wet Leaves Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
28 Best Continuing Column by a Single Author or Author(s) Honorable Mention Claudia Dickinson Cichlidically Speaking Modern Aquarium Greater City Aquarium Society
29 Best Article All Other Categories First Place Terry Maxwell Classroom Aquariums Breed The Lateral Line Hill Country Cichlid Club
29 Best Article All Other Categories Second Place Evan Bowers Digital Camera Basics for the Aquarium Photographer The Lateral Line Hill Country Cichlid Club
29 Best Article All Other Categories Third Place Bob Channen 66 Years and Counting Fins and Tales Kitchener-Waterloo Aquarium Society
29 Best Article All Other Categories Honorable Mention Bob Kulesa Triops- The Oldest Living Animal Species Tank Tales Aquarium Club of Lancaster County
29 Best Article All Other Categories Honorable Mention Andy Hudson How Things Work! Glass Aquariums: Part 1 SPLASH Milwaukee Aquarium Society
30 Author of the Year First Place Alexander A. Priest     Greater City Aquarium Society
30 Author of the Year Second Place Ed Koerner     Kitchener-Waterloo Aquarium Society
30 Author of the Year Third Place Pat Smith     Nassau County Aquarium Society
30 Author of the Year Fourth Place Dave Hansen     Hill Country Cichlid Club
30 Author of the Year Fifth Place (Tie) Dan Radebaugh     Greater City Aquarium Society
30 Author of the Year Fifth Place (Tie) Susan Priest     Greater City Aquarium Society
16, Junior Level 1 Best Article on Aquascaping or Design First Place Lillian and Donald Schweikert A Froggy Tale Paradise Press Long Island Aquarium Society
20, Junior Level 1 Best How To Do It Article First Place Lillian and Donald Schweikert A Froggy Tale Paradise Press Long Island Aquarium Society
23, Junior Level 1 Best Collecting Article First Place Lillian and Donald Schweikert A Froggy Tale Paradise Press Long Island Aquarium Society
26, Junior Level 1 Best Original Artwork First Place Lillian Schweikert Ray Paradise Press Long Island Aquarium Society
26, Junior Level 1 Best Original Artwork Second Place Donald Schweikert Fish Tank Paradise Press Long Island Aquarium Society
26, Junior Level 1 Best Original Artwork Third Place Lillian Schweikert Crab Paradise Press Long Island Aquarium Society
8, Junior Level 1 Best Spawing Article Under 500 words First Place Griffin Quigley Breeding Livebearers Fins and Tales Kitchener-Waterloo Aquarium Society