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AQUA 2015 announces New Product Award winners

AQUA 2015 has announced the winners of its new New Product Awards. More than 100 new items were entered into ten different categories. 

The panel of aquatic retail judges arrived at the show before 9am on Wednesday, October 14, in order to make their choices. Their decisions took into account a number of guideline criteria such as product innovation, design, quality, packaging and value for money.

The judges were pleased to see such a wide range of products, and felt the majority of items on display showed some great innovation.

Here is a full list of winners:

POS/Merchandising/Support

  • Winner: Seaming Courses
  • Entered by: Gordon Low Products

Judges said: “This product is innovative, relevant, and educational for the trade.”

Pond Construction/Decoration

  • Winner: FTS Tivoli 100 Musical Fountain
  • Entered by: FTS Aquatics

Judges said: “It stands out from the crowd, has excellent workmanship and is very well priced for its quality.”

Pond Pumps

  • Winner: AquaMax Eco Titanium
  • Entered by: OASE

Judges said: “This product has full control and flexibility on the performance ratio, and the power consumption was impressive. All this sets it apart from its competitors.”

Pond Filters

  • Winner: ProfiClear Premium Compact
  • Entered by: OASE

Judges said: “Quality workmanship and innovative design make this a stand-out product.”

Pond Food, Care & Accessories

  • Winner: Floating Fish Dome
  • Entered by: Velda BV

Judges said: “A good and unique product that creates extra interest to pond keepers.”

Aquaria & Furniture

  • Winner: MiniReef 90
  • Entered by: Aqua One

Judges said: “Stylish, sensibly priced and a good piece of kit that would fit in most people’s homes.”

Highly Commended: biOrb HALO 15 MCR, entered by Reef One Ltd.

Aquarium Equipment

  • Winner: ASAP Filters
  • Entered by: Aquael

Judges said: “It is very easy to maintain and has a price point that’s accessible to a wide market.”

Highly Commended: Aqua One J-Bar 80 LED, entered by Aqua One.

Aquarium Food Care & Accessories

  • Winner: Pro-f
  • Entered by: NT Labs

Judges said: “This is a good range with an innovative pour or shake feature, innovative packaging, has colourful packaging and a great price point.”

Highly Commended: SHRIMPLAB, entered by Sharnbrook Shrimp.

Reptile

Judges said: “Cleverly packaged with a wide species-specific range and is very well priced.”

Highly Commended: Zoo Med Cavern Kit with Excavator Clay Burrowing Substrate, entered by Peregrine Livefoods.

 

Information provided by Neil Pope.

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