2015 growing season competition

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image.jpg hey guys just sharing my experience with the 2015 growing season competition held by American bonsai tool company. I always appreciate when company's hold events. I'm not sure how many people entered and they only posted the main winner. I enjoyed working my tree for the competition an would love to have seen the other trees.
Did any one else enter? I know there was one main winner. Then 3 professional and 3 hobbies winner. I Did not hear anything about it so I was super suprized to get a box and find out I won one of the 3 hobbies spots!
Any one else?
If so share your experience with the competition. I'd post a photo of my tree but I have to find it. It did take a photo of the winnings. They look like great toolset. I badly needed new tools.
 

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That stuff looks nice? First time I have heard of this. Can you please elaborate on this competition? I would like some tools! :D
 

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I intended to enter some azaleas, even took the pics but never got around to it. Congrats!
 

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View attachment 85002 hey guys just sharing my experience with the 2015 growing season competition held by American bonsai tool company. I always appreciate when company's hold events. I'm not sure how many people entered and they only posted the main winner. I enjoyed working my tree for the competition an would love to have seen the other trees.
Did any one else enter? I know there was one main winner. Then 3 professional and 3 hobbies winner. I Did not hear anything about it so I was super suprized to get a box and find out I won one of the 3 hobbies spots!
Any one else?
If so share your experience with the competition. I'd post a photo of my tree but I have to find it. It did take a photo of the winnings. They look like great toolset. I badly needed new tools.
Congrats! I'd love to see a photo when you find it!
 

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Nice, stainless too!?

Alright Alright!

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Congrats Kodama! Well done. Please do share a pic of your tree if you can. Aaron Packard curator of the Pacific Bonsai Museum, won the top prize with a really nice pine.

I decided to enter last minute in the professional category with a nursery grown Scots pine. I was lucky enough to get one of the 3 first prizes given out in the pro category. My entry is attached.
 

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Before and after on my street saved crept myrtle. Main thing I did was a lot of carving. Made some nice hollows in the base too. Torched it for a nice lighting strike look. Not much now but give it 5-6 years and I think it be a great tree.
 

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