Over the last several years, participation in the FAAS Publication Awards has gone down markedly.
There are two prinary reasons for this:
- Fewer clubs can afford to print and distribute newsletters
- Most clubs have moved all of their member content to the web or social media
Last year, only four clubs participated in the Publication Awards, down from well over 20 about fifteen years ago.
From a practical standpoint, the judging process is time consuming and takes several months, so at this time, we do not feel that it is worthwhile to continue the awards. Given that fewer clubs are submitting entries, article quality is down, too.
FAAS would like to recognize the clubs who continue to offer quality publications. We know that it is a lot of work for editors and writers and we appreciate your contribution to the aquarium hobby.