Our Judges

Jeff Miotke

Judge

5/5
Jeff has been an avid aquarist for over 40 years keeping many varieties of fresh and saltwater fish. It was 2011 when Jeff discovered Nature Aquarium by Takashi Amano and it changed his world. He studied, practised and started creating nature aquariums which led him to the competitive scene. Jeff has had the honour of being ranked among the top aquascapers year after year.

Samuele Gamberini

Judge

5/5
Samuele has a vast amount of experience within the aquascaping community. Having competed in many contests himself, he knows all to well what it takes to achieve a great aquascape. Known worldwide for his spectacular nano scapes, Samuele is a professional aquascaper who is looking for not only a beautiful display but also a balance between nature and creativity.

Pavol Kulanda

Judge

5/5
Pavol has consistently ranked high in all his contests and for good reason. His ability to not only create great scapes but to understand every element of the hobby leaves us in awe. Pavol not only shares his aquascape images and videos with us all, he also shares great advice and tips to help aquascapers of all levels reach their own goals.

Dou Mok

Judge

5/5
Dou has been successfully competing in the worldwide contests for 4 years now and provides us with a great amount of experience. Not only does Dou understand what makes a great scape, he is an avid photographer and can apply that knowledge to our contest judges panel. Dou believes in sharing knowledge and supporting each other. This is put into practice via his own Facebook page.

Luis Cardoso

Judge

5/5
Luis is part of our judging panel because we recognise his passion to push himself to reach his absolute best when creating aquascapes. It is important that our judges can identify aquascapers that have gone that extra step to make their own aquascape that little bit special. Luis has thrived on the feedback he has received on his own aquascapes and brings this element to our judges panel.

Charo Capelo

Judge

5/5
Charo has creativity in abundance and this shows in all of her aquascapes. The hardscape features created by Charo are perfect examples of creativity, art and nature coming together and producing amazing things. Charo knowledge of hardscape materials will give our judging panel a complete view of each element a successful aquascape.