3. Elaine Turner Trophy
The Elaine Turner Trophy commemorates a former Life Member of the Society, and is designed to encourage the breeding of fishes and promote species maintenance.
A perpetual trophy awarded for one year to the member who has successfully bred the greatest number of species within the competition year. The winner will also be awarded a personal trophy or plaque.
Rules are as follows :
1. Any member of EDAS who is financial for the period of the claim is eligible to enter.
2. Claims must be submitted to the BAA Secretary on the appropriate form, available from said Secretary.
3. The competition shall include only those fishes hatched between the 1st. of September and the 31st. of August (inclusive) in the ensuing year.
4. Completed forms must be handed to the BAA
Secretary at, or before the date of November General Meeting. They must be witnessed by a financial member of a recognized aquarium society.
5. Species that are claimed in any year may be bred again for inclusion in any subsequent year.
6. Color varieties and/or geographical morphs may be counted, at the discretion of the BAA Secretary, as separate for the purposes of this award only.
7. Species claimed for inclusion in the Elaine Turner Trophy does not preclude them from being claimed in the BAA or New Fish Bred records
ELAINE TURNER TROPHY WINNERS 1984 to 1999
1984 .. R. Lee
1985 .. H. Brown (Ms)
1986 .. R. Lee
1987 .. No award made
1988 .. J. Reeves
1989 .. J. Reeves
1990 .. C. Mitchell
1991 .. P. McDonald
1992 .. D.Bolger/T.Parsons
1993 .. G. Moulden
1994 .. J.Reeves/T.Parsons
1995 .. G. Moulden
1996 .. G. Moulden
1997 .. J. Cousins
1998 .. J. Cousins
1999 .. J. Cousins
ELAINE TURNER TROPHY WINNERS 2000 to 2008
2000 .. J. Cousins
2001 .. J. Cousins
2002 .. J. Cousins
2003 .. J. Cousins
2004 .. J. Cousins
2005 .. J. Cousins
2006 .. J. Cousins
2007 .. J. Cousins
2008/12 .. No award made
As well as competitions with trophies or prizes EDAS operates two special breeding awards that are non competitive, rather they are a personal challenge.
1. Breeders Achievement Award (Tropical)
The Breeders' Achievement Award (BAA) is designed to encourage members to breed a variety of different species.
The Award has been adopted by a number of different aquarium societies within Australia as a common indication of achievement. It consists of a series of lapel pins of differing colors, a new color presented as the breeder reaches increasing numbers of species.
Rules Governing the B.A.A.
1. Fish are counted as separate species only if the latin or scientific name is different. Color varieties or geographical morphs are all considered to be one species.
2. The parent fish and fry must be inspected within two weeks (14 days) of the fry free swimming. A second inspection must take place within sixty days of hatching.
3. Inspection must be made by a financial member of a recognized aquarium society.
4. Registration forms are available from the BAA Secretary and are to be lodged with said Secretary.