The Editors Award Program
This program is designed to help encourage photos, articles,tips and tricks and anything else that may apply to
our wonderful hobby. Anything submitted to the editor you’ll get points for, as long as its usable and
your own. Turn in a BAP article on breeding swordtails and its worth 5 points for BAP. With the Editor’s award program, that article will get you 10 points. If you turn in photos along with the article, you can get an additional 30 points for a grand total of 40 points. Are you planning on going to a convention, Newport Aquarium, or even a local pet shop? Why not write a small article for some points.
1. To encourage the writing of articles for
Fancy Fins and the development of writ-
ing skills by CCAC members.
2. To acknowledge the accomplishment of
CCAC members contributions to the hob-
by through their writing and artistic efforts.
3. To encourage a spirit of competition for the annual
4. To increase information about the tropical fish hob-
by to CCAC members and aquarists in general.
Editors Award Program Rules
Participation is open to all Circle City Aquarium Club mem-
bers that are current on their dues. Articles (the word
“article” shall mean any written composition, photograph,
drawing or other item for submission) by nonmembers will
not qualify retroactively upon joining CCAC. All submis-
sions must be published originally by Fancy Fins of the
CCAC and not by any other club, website or publication.
Articles must be submitted in Word or other acceptable
word processing format. Articles submitted as the body of
an email shall not considered an acceptable medium for
submittal. Photos must be submitted in JPEG format.
Please be sure to clean the glass and remove any algae.
Photos containing personal identification or watermarks
shall not be considered for points.
10 – Required BAP or HAP articles. Short articles (less than 50 words) such as tips, jokes, etc.
10-Any hobby related subject such as product review or pet shop review of less than 250 words.
15 Any hobby related subject or BAP article of 250-500 words.
20 Any hobby related subject or BAP article of 500-1,000 words.
35 Any hobby related subject or BAP article of more than 1,000 words.
20 Original hand drawn of fish or plants.
10 Original photographs submitted without an article. To be usable, a photograph must be in focus and centered in the frame of the picture, with subject matter readily identifi-able.Please b esure to clean the glass and remove anyalgae. Photos containing personal identification or water-marks shall not be considered for points.
10 Other original drawings or cartoons, hand drawn, or computer assisted.
10 Additional points will be awarded for each photograph submitted with an article that relates to the subject matter of the article, to a maximum of 30 additional points per article. Photographs must be in focus and usable. Please see Eligibility for photo requirements.
For reprinted items appearing in publications that the Exchange Editor does not receive, it will be the responsibility of the author to provide proof to the committee by November 30 of the contest year. A continuing column of four or more editions within the time frame of the contest, usually a period of twelve consecutive months. Points awarded upon publication of the fourth (4th) edition.
Articles reprinted in another club’s publication (each
5 Articles reviewed in another club’s “Exchange Column”,
10 Any artwork reprinted in another club’s publication
10 Articles mentioned or reviewed in a “for profit” hobby
120 Articles reprinted (with permission of the author) in
an hobby related for profit magazine or journal with a large
distribution base in a “for profit” publication. These may be
edited by the publication or the author but must be sub-
stantially the same. These points will be awarded only if
the CCAC and Fancy Fins are credited.
Articles and authors receiving awards in the FAAS Publica-
tions Award Program will be awarded bonus points based
on the following schedule. The FAAS award points will be
counted in the year in which they are awarded, not neces-
sarily in the year
which they are awarded.
Article/Author of the Year
50 First in category
30 Second in category
20 Third in category
10 Fourth in category or honorable mention.
Leader Board (Current Points)
Updated April 2017