Leg number seven of the countrywide competition to find the year’s best Guppy was held at the Open Show of the Nationwide Goldfish Societies UK in Telford on September 30, 2017.
WORDS AND PHOTOGRAPHY: Dr DAVID FORD
Judges at this event were Jane Handley, Angela Galbally, Steve Elliott, Tina Smith,
and Bill Galbally.
The Best in Show was a Spade Tail — a Grey Snakeskin/Filligran by member Jack
Tseng with 80.67 points.
The Best Pairs was a Delta tail Albino Red by Steve Elliott, which is pictured above.
The FGUK will hold its final event for the European Championship Show on
October 5–8, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Express, Rockingham Road, Kettering, NN14 1UD.
The owner of the Best Guppy for 2017 will then receive this European Championship
Practical Fishkeeping has just launched its 2017 Readers’ Poll to find the UK’s best aquatic shops. But this year we’d like to take it a step further and ask the retailers to tell us about their amazing shop staff for a new PFK award.
If you have a member of your retail team who you think really deserves recognition, we want you to let us know. Maybe they’re super-knowledgeable in their field, have decades of experience, or go above and beyond what’s expected of them. Perhaps they’re talented aquascapers, amazing with customers, or a whizz when it comes to your social media pages. Whatever makes them the best, we want to hear about it.
Send us an email with up to 500 words and a photo of the member of staff concerned, explaining why you want to nominate them. Feel free to include any customer feedback. From these, we’ll draw up a shortlist, and we may even feature some of them in-mag or online.
We’ll then want to speak to those who make it onto the shortlist — either over the phone or in person — as well as the individual who nominated them. This should give us the additional information we need to help us decide the PFK aquatic salesperson of the year, which will be announced in a forthcoming issue of the magazine. There will be prizes for both the winner and the runner-up.
Send your emails to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject of ‘top shop staff’.
The closing date is August 17, 2017.
We want you to vote for your top aquatic retailers in the Practical Fishkeeping Readers’ Poll — and just by taking part, you could win a great prize, courtesy of our sponsor, Fluval.
Great aquatic shops deserve your support — so if you know of a retailer who offers fabulous fish, first class customer service or has amazing staff, here’s your chance to shout about it and give something back for service that’s gone above and beyond the expected.
Receiving a PFK Readers’ Poll award is the highest praise for an aquatic shop and every vote counts — and the result depends entirely on you, the PFK reader.
Your votes are important, so as a thank you, we will automatically put your details into a prize draw where there are £400-worth of Fluval aquatic products to be won courtesy of our sponsor, Rolf C. Hagen.
NOAH (the National Office of Animal Health) is celebrating the nation’s love of pets with its ‘#MeAndMyPet photo competition, and it wants you to send in your best ‘pet selfie’.
As part of its mission to encourage owners to think about the health of their pet and seek expert advice on pet healthcare, the competition will celebrate how much we care about our pets and how much of a huge priority they are for us. NOAH says: "We’re inviting owners to strike a pose with their pet and submit their best ‘pet selfies’ to show off the bond between them and their happy, healthy pets. The campaign is the next part of NOAH’s ‘Happy, Healthy Pets Project’. One lucky winner will receive a £125 voucher for pet treats and supplies.
Through the act of snapping and sharing a photograph of their pets, NOAH hopes to highlight the importance of building relationships that can help to keep pets happy and healthy all year round.
NOAH Chief Executive, Dawn Howard comments: “We know how important our pets are to us – 40% pet owners confess to loving their pet more than their partner! It’s really important to think about keeping your pet healthy as well as loved. Creating a strong bond with your pet is vital to their happiness and wellbeing, as well as bringing of joy and contentment to pet owners. Animals bring so much to our lives, and we in turn can bring so much to theirs if we know how to love and care for them well. We hope that our latest competition showing the UK’s happiest and healthiest pets and their owners will help drive the conversation further and help inspire hundreds of others to join them.”
Ed's note: Of course, you can also send in selfies of you with your cat, dog, horse, hamster, rabbit, millipede, gecko or budgie — but this is a fishkeeping website, so hey!
How to enter
For more information or to submit photos to the gallery, simply visit www.pethealthinfo.org.uk/gallery.
Entries uploaded by Monday, June 12, will be eligible to win a £125 voucher for pet supplies and treats (terms and conditions apply). Entrants must ensure they click the pink competition tick-box to enter when uploading their photos.
Christmas may have been and gone but there's still time to enter the Practical Fishkeeping advent calendar competition and you could get 2017 off to a great start with some brand new fishkeeping gear!
Aquariums, lighting, food, pond equipment and much more are all up for grabs — including some cuddly plush Zebra plecs! So check out the range of fabulous prizes here and enter now!