AquaJaya Challenge 2018 – Celebrating Diversity


Live Aquascape Contest


Community Gathering & Industry Meet Up


AquaJaya Challenge 2018 - Celebrating Diversity

In 2014 we held the first contest in IPPAE WTC Mangga 2 alongside a photo competition with international judges. The theme was “Road to International Aquascape Contest”. Our hopes were that, through this, Indonesia could show it’s potential at being a contest holder on an international level.
The event was a success with 30 aquascapers from Indonesia participating in the first national event of its kind.

In 2016 we did the second contest titled “Indonesia United” at Jakarta Convention Centre. Our goal was to align the Indonesian hobbyist with the business sector in an effort to grow the aquascape hobby into something larger and greater.  Doing this helped the artists and business people work together and build relationships. Further growing the hobby in Indonesia. The “Indonesia United” event was a major success with its 4 judges and 80 participants receiving coverage on 3 national television networks as well as its content being shared throughout the global online community.

This year we want to continue this momentum by inviting international aquascapers and judges as well as raising the total number of the participants and expanding the contest categories.

Event Date

  • Date : 21-22 July 2018
  • Location : Mangga 2 Square
    Jalan Gunung Sahari Raya No.1, Pademangan, RT.11/RW.6, Ancol, Pademangan, Kota Jkt Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14420


Spread awareness and promote the hobby
With more and more events taking place on a national and international level, the awareness for aquascaping will only continue to flourish. This creates the perfect platform for news and knowledge to easily spread from the current hobbyist to the public.

Grow the hobby in Indonesia, Asia and the World over
Participating in this event will be a good opportunity for aquascapers from around the world.
They can compete, meet fellow artists and learn the renowned Indonesian style. They then take this new found knowledge, experience and inspiration to their home country and share it with their local communities.

Synergy between hobby and industry
Indonesia is one of the fastest growing areas for social media. We love to share and spread the news, making social media the perfect platform to promote and gain exposure for your business.

Indonesia user worldwide rank :

  • No 3 in Facebook,
  • No 2 in Twitter,
  • No 4 in Instagram


Contest will consist of 120 participants divided into 40 tanks for Battle of Monster, 60 tanks for Scape War, 12 tank s for Lady Scapers. The Winners of Battle of Monster and Scape War will compete for the title of Grand Champion. Grand Champion will then compete in a friendly battle against the judges.

Battle of Monsters

40 Top Aquascapers
Not team
Based on Invitation

40 Top Aquascaper
Bukan team
Berdasarkan undangan

Scape War

60 Team Scapers
One team maximum two scapers
Open for public

60 Slot Peserta
Satu team maksimum dua orang
Terbuka untuk umum

Lady Scapers

12 Lady Scapers
Single Scaper / Team
Open for public

12 Lady Scaper
Boleh sendiri boleh team (team wajib lady juga ya)
Terbuka untuk umum


Premade Hardscape

Bring your own hardscape material such as wood, rocks sand, etc. However, premade hardscapes are strictly prohibited. There will be a thorough inspection from head to toe, even under grandma’s armpits. Lets compete fairly! P.S: No hammering inside the mall please, even the Avengers can not save you!

Participant Will Receive

1 x Optic clear tank (60 x 30 x 36 cm)
1 x RGB LED Fixture.
1 x Canister Filter
Registration fee is Rp. 1.000.000. You will be able to bring home two of the provided products; Either a tank + LED, a tank + canister filter, or an LED + canister filter. If participants wish to take home all provided hardware then Rp. 500.00 can be added to the total fee. Don’t forget the sponsor product

Livescape Timeline

Seven hours of scaping.  7 grueling hours of sweating, cutting and gluing.  However, worry not my friends; snacks will be provided during the event and a foot massage is only two minutes from the contest area

Please Do Not

Put money inside the aquarium during scoring, it is considered bribery and is prohibited.

PS: “Don’t kick judges during scaping, take a bath using aquarium water, and please pretty please, do not use shorts, sandals or iron bra”

Judging Creteria

Scoring will be based on:
(A) Creativity (style, uniqueness, overall concept)
(B) Execution (Arrangement, use of color, attention to detail and cleanliness).
Fauna will not be scored. Consider creating a new style!

Watering & Cleaning

Each participant must bring his/her own bucket or container for carrying water. Water will be available in a plastic pool with a pump provided. You can do as many water changes as you like, but please remember that water is precious. Take care of your scaping area, keep it clean like clearing whatsapp chat before the GF check.


1st Winner of Battle of Monster
  • Rp. 4.000.000,-
  • Product from AquaRiset
1st Winner of Scape War
  • Rp. 3.000.000,-
  • Product from AquaRiset
1st Winner of Lady Scaper
  • Rp. 3.000.000,-
  • Product from AquaRiset
2nd Winner of Battle of Monster
  • Rp. 3.000.000,-
  • Product from AquaRiset
2nd Winner of Scape War
  • Rp. 2.000.000,-
  • Product from AquaRiset
2nd Winner of Lady Scaper
  • Rp. 2.000.000,-
  • Product from AquaRiset
3rd Winner of Battle of Monster
  • Rp. 2.000.000,-
  • Product from AquaRiset
3rd Winner of Scape War
  • Rp. 1.000.000,-
  • Product from AquaRiset
3rd Winner of Lady Scaper
  • Rp. 1.000.000,-
  • Product from AquaRiset

Additional Prize from Grand Champion
(The Winner between Battle of Monster, Scaper War and Lady Scaper)

  • Ticket to CIPS – CFAA 2018 in GuangZhou China
  • Sponsor Products