Italian Shrimp Contest (2017)
informations about the first italian shrimp contest held in aprilia the 21th and 22th january 2017
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italian shrimp contest

Italian Shrimp Contest (2017)

Hi everybody,

the last shrimps contest in participated as judge was the Paris International Shrimp Contest (see also my little reportage)  unfortunately I  couldn’t participate as judge to other contest because of unavoidable work engagements.
By the way, the first contest of this year where I’ll be present is the first edition of the Italian Shrimp Contest, wich will be held in Aprila (LT) the 21th and the 22th January 2017.

The first Italian Shrimp Contest is organized by Vincenzo Spasiano (owner of  Aquarium Shrimp House) and some of his friends with the support of well known national and international companies.

italian shrimp contest

As some non italian speaking friends asked me for more details, here I will put togheter some useful information:

What? Italian Shrimp Contest

When? 21-22 January 2017

Where? Sala Manzù, Via Guglielmo Marconi , 04011 Aprilia (LT), Italy

How can I reach the place? Aprilia is located few km away from Rome, if you arrive by plane, is good to know that there are trains that goes form Rome to Aprilia every 30 minutes to every hours, depending on the day. It’s cheap, you can avoid the traffic and the journey take around half an hour. However public bus service are also available. For timetables see and or

Size of contest: 50 tank

Judges: Sebastian Prati (CH), Cristian Ghia (I), Giandomenico Chieffo (I) and Carmine Mazzei (I)


Judging criteria used: Shrimps judging criteria 2016 second version developed by Sebastian Prati

Registration fee: 15 € for each set, if you give the set for the auction it’s you don’t have to pay the fee and the money raised by the auction will be splitted between the breeder and the organization (60% breeder and 40% organization).

Registration dead line: 13/01/2017

Shrimp delivery dead line: 20/01/2017

Besides the contest there is something else? Yes, there are three booth present: Aquarium Shrimp House, Troplant and Aquaviva Acquari, more than 500 shrimps for sale from following breeders: Aquarium Shrimp House, Gennaro Lamba and Marco Tommasetti (for special request we can organize something also with other breeder present during the contest), aquascaping, photography exposition, life painting, etc
Maybe is better if I translate the program so you will have a better idea on what will happen:

Saturday 21th January 2017
10.15 Opening
From now on you will find:  – herpetology photographic exposition by Matteo di Nicola
– live painting by Andre Caponi (Winner 2016 of Biennial art show Pomezia)
– booths of the participating companies
– ticket for the charity shrimps raffle to support Leonardo di Ceglie

11.30 Beginning of shrimps evaluation by judges

17.00 Italian Shrimp Contest award ceremony (best in show prize will be delivered at the end of the event)
19.00 Shrimps auction (shrimps will be picked up only at the end of the event)

Sunday 22th January 2017 

10.00 Opening

11.00 Live aquascaping by Augusto Veneruso, Daniele Natoli, Nicholas Mazzei and Lorenzo Fiorenzano

18.30 Flash mob cured by Angela Mazza (Progetto Danza) and Alessio Capaldo (Hip-hop teacher)

19.00 Aquascaping tank auction and shrimps raffle extraction

As you may know by other events experiences, times are indicative.

For any additional information don’t hesitate to contact me, hope to see you there, and don’t forget to register your shrimps:

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