We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2012/2013 1st ofBonsai Magazine Progressive Styling Contest sponsored by RYUGA Bonsai Tools and International Bonsai Magazine.
The tree with the highest total score of all of the entries was declared the Grand Winner. Separating the remaining entries into the conifer and deciduous, adding the scores of our three judges together for each entry, and dividing that total by three to determine the average score per entry determined the winners. The entry with the highest total average score was declared the winner of that category.
The guest masters who judged this contest are:
All entries have had their scores entered along with any comments from the judges.
Please take a moment today and help us thank all of the people, sponsors and entrants that made this contest a success by visiting the sponsors and judges websites (found below) and by leaving a comment on this post. And please comment on what would make this a better contest for any future one that may or may not be in the works.
Please take a moment to thanks our sponsors for without them this contest would not be as successful.
Grand Prize Winner
Artist: Andy Buettner
Country: Costa Rica
Common Name: Mexican Cypress
Latin Name: Callitropsis lusitanica
Height (Before/After): 58 cm (22.8″); (diameter trunk base – 7 cm or 2.75″) / 46 cm (18.1″), Width: 50 cm (19.6″)
Pot Source: Plastic Training Pot
Artist: Tony Tickle
Country: United Kingdom
Common Name: Sabina Juniper
Latin Name: Juniperus sabina
Height (Before/After): 65cm (25.6″) / 51cm (20″)
Pot Source: Nursery Container / Japanese training pot
Artist: Lennard le Roux
Country: South Africa
Common Name: False Olive
Latin Name: Buddleja saligna
Height (Before/After): 60 cm (23.6″) / 58 cm (22.8″)
Pot Source: Plastic basin / chipped and cracked training pot
Most Original Design Award
Featured Image: Finish Line by jayneandd, on Flickr