Kodama Koi Show - Virtual Young Koi Show 

ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED.

The goal of this koi show is to educate & promote the joys of koi keeping as a hobby. We hope to encourage your interest in learning great husbandry for keeping Japanese koi and to support efforts to create more koi masters.

Entry Details: $5 entry fee per koi that you enter. Everyone can vote for their favorite koi for free. Must register and login to add koi entries to competition.

What are the Awards?: Grand Champion, Adult Champion, Young Champion, Baby Champion

What are the Prizes?: Kodama Koi Food All Season and Color Up, Hi Silk Koi Food, or Rinko Magazine Subscription

Official Judges: Mr. Kaneko from Kaneko Koi Farm, Mr. Hirasawa from Kanno Koi Farm

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Koi Show Sponsors:

Rinko Magazine, Hi Silk, Kodama Koi Farm

 

2021 Young Koi Schedule:
7/15 - Registration opens
8/15 - Registration closes

8/27 - Award ceremony & Judges seminar.

2nd Virtual Kodama Koi Show Also Coming in December!

Mr. Kaneko

Kaneko Koi Farm

Official Koi Show Judges!

Mr. Hirasawa

Kanno Koi Farm

Watch Koi Show Award Ceremony

Learn how the judges felt about each award winning koi and enjoy the festivities to cap another great show. Join us next time in the show and award show! Thanks for watching and sharing.

Official Koi Show Rules

Rules & Regulations:

  • ENTRIES ARE CLOSED
  • Entry fee is $5/Koi. We welcome donations.
  • Young koi are considered under 65 cm.
  • This Koi show is open to all Koi lovers including hobbyists and dealers.
  • The entrants must be from America (North, Central and South America) to win awards.
  • All the Koi must be entered by a personal name, not a business name.
  • All the entered Koi must be owned by the entrant at the time of registration and award ceremony.
  • All the submitted image and information must be owned by the entrant.
  • The images and videos should not show anything but Koi.
  • Every entry must be pre approved by the organizer for the acceptance of registration.
  • The organizer has a right to reconfirm the entry information with entrants and/or correct the entry information without contacting entrants.
  • Once published, replacements of images and videos are not allowed.
  • By participating, entrants agree that the organizer will own rights to use all images or information collected from entries, comments or ratings for marketing purposes.

Entering Koi In Show

Please review and submit the necessary information with the form online:

  • Koi Name - Does your koi have a name? Put a title for what we should refer to your koi as.
  • Koi Description - Write a description about this koi. Tell a story, it's history, how it's pattern changed. It's your canvas!
  • Approximate Size and Size category - It is an honor system. Please provide as accurate or best estimate information as possible.
  • Variety & Category - The information will be double checked by the organizer.
  • Koi Picture(s) - Vertical photo preferred and larger photos are recommended. Jpg or Png files accepted. Minimum size: width 320px x height 500px. Up to 3 images allowed.
  • Koi Video - (up to 60 seconds) add link to youtube/vimeo (Horizontal video is recommended.)
  • Koi picture and video must be taken on 7/1/2021 or after
  • Name, Email, Phone Number - Enter the information to contact you about where to send your award if you win.

Koi Show Categories:

Variety Categories:
  • Kohaku
  • Taisho Sanke
  • Showa
  • Utsurimono
  • Asagi & Shusui
  • Koromo & Goshiki
  • Kawarimono (including Bekko, Muji)
  • Hikarimono (Hikarimoyo / HikariUtsuri / Hikari Muji)
  • Tancho
  • KinGinrin
  • *No Doitsu Hirenaga butterfly category. They will go under each variety category.
Size Categories:
  • 15 Bu: Under 15cm or 6”
  • 25 Bu: 15 - 25cm or 6 - 10”
  • 35 Bu: 25 - 35cm or 10 - 12”
  • 45 Bu: 35 - 45cm or 12 - 18”
  • 55 Bu: 45 - 55cm or 18 - 22”
  • 65 Bu: 55 - 65cm or 22 - 26”

Awards:

Awards will be announced during virtual award ceremony on 8/27/2021!

No Koi can win more than one award, except for special awards.

* Delivery of the prizes - FREE delivery to a winner in the U.S.A. Winners from outside US must pay the shipping. Please note some countries may not allow import of prize items such as koi food. In such cases, no compensation will be provided.

Major Trophies

  • Grand champion
  • Adult champion from Best in Size 55 and 65
  • Young champion from Best in Size 35 and 45
  • Baby champion from Size 15 and 25

Best in Sizes

  • 15 Bu: Under 15cm or 6”
  • 25 Bu: 15 - 25cm or 6 - 10”
  • 35 Bu: 25 - 35cm or 10 - 12”
  • 45 Bu: 35 - 45cm or 12 - 18”
  • 55 Bu: 45 - 55cm or 18 - 22”
  • 65 Bu: 55 - 65cm or 22 - 26”

Best in Varieties

Prizes

Prize NameQuantityPrizes
Grand champion1Kodama Koi Food AS & CU 18lb
Adult champion or Best in Size 51KKF CU 18lb
Young champion or Best in Size 3 - 41KKF AS 18lb
Baby champion or Best in Size 1 - 21KKF AS 18lb
Best in Sizes6Hi Silk 11lb
Best in Varieties10Rinko Free subscription1 year
Mamoru Kodama Prize1Koishi
Hi Silk 21 Koi food Prize1Hi Silk21 22lb
Rinko magazine Prize1Free subscription1 year
People's Choice Prize1Kodama Koi Food 5lb

People's Choice Award

The koi with the votes will receive it's own award as voted on by users.

Vote on the koi and tell us your favorite. Whichever koi has the most votes in the vote form wins the people's choice award!

Major winners will be published in Rinko magazine, the Japanese Koi magazine!

How To Enter Koi Show:

  • Start by adding a koi entry or signing up for an account.
  • Use your dashboard to manage koi entries, view payments, orders, and change password.
  • Checkout to pay for and list your koi on the website that have been submitted.
  • You vote for your favorite koi at anytime to support the People's Choice Award.
  • Koi Registration closes on 8/15
  • Award Ceremony with Judges Seminar will be 8/27 on Zoom

Remember to invite friends who can also vote for their favorite koi (don't abuse this feature!)

What Should I Say About My Koi? - Koi Videos, Koi Photos, Variety, and Size details will be the only content judged for the koi show. Name and Description are a unique opportunity for you to share your koi details. Avoid use of any breeders information, we will remove from description. 

How Do I Take High Quality Koi Photos? - We recommend you read our new blog post about taking pictures of koi. It features our best tips for taking a clear photo or video of your koi fish.

Watch a video walk-through of the original koi show platform. FYI the upvote feature has been replaced with a voting form.

Vote for Your Favorite Young Koi

Submit this short form to place a vote for your favorite koi in the Virtual Young Koi Show.
The crowd favorite will receive a prize and honors at the award ceremony. You can also tell us more about why you like this koi and the best responses will also be read at the ceremony, so tell us about your best reasoning on why you selected a koi.
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Kodama Koi Show Has Been Featured On: 

Major winners will be published in Rinko magazine, the Japanese Koi magazine!

Virtual Kodama Young Koi Show Entries

Variety
Koi Size
Elle
Grand Champion
Kohaku
6037
Kiseki
Adult Champion
Taisho Sanke
6146
Sanke - AV
Young Champion
Taisho Sanke
6183
CHOSEN 1
Baby Champion, People's Choice Award
Showa
6160
Shiro Utsuri - JU
Mamoru Kodama Award
Utsurimono
6450
Doitsu Ginrin Ochibashigure - AM
Rinko Magazine Award
KinGinrin
6070
Sylvie
Hi Silk Koi Food Award
Kohaku
6337
Smoove
Kanno Koi Farm Award
Kohaku
6040
Beni Kumonryu - LZ
Kaneko Koi Farm Award
Kawarimono (including Bekko
6074
Sansai Kohaku
Best in Size 6
Kohaku
6015
Kumonryu -
Best in Size 5
Kawarimono (including Bekko
6012
Vulcan
Best in Size 4
Koromo & Goshiki
6195
Doitsu Tancho Sanke - TI
Best in Size 3
Tancho
6217
Ochi
Best in Size 2
Kawarimono (including Bekko
6353
Budo Goromo - SM
Best in Size 1
Koromo & Goshiki
6441
Ginrin Kumonryu - JU
Best Ginrin
KinGinrin
6504
Tancho Kujyaku - LZ
Best Tancho
Tancho
6076
Kujyaku - LK
Best Hikarimono
Hikarimono (Hikarimoyo / HikariUtsuri / Hikari Muji )
6181
Ochiba
Best Kawarimono
Kawarimono (including Bekko
6091
Checkers
Best Koromo & Goshiki
Koromo & Goshiki
6233
Cotton
Best Asagi & Shusui
Asagi & Shusui
6253
Panda
Best Utsurimono
Utsurimono
6094
Pepper
Best Showa
Showa
6188
Vazzano
Best Sanke
Taisho Sanke
6156
Pocky
Best Kohaku
Kohaku
6033
Sandan Kohaku
Kohaku
6007
Kohaku
Kohaku
6027
His name is M
Taisho Sanke
6045
King Showa
Showa
6050
Pearl
Taisho Sanke
6053
Diamond
Kohaku
6056
Pearl Bekko
Kawarimono (including Bekko
6059
Ginrin Showa
Showa
6062
Ginrin Kindai Showa
KinGinrin
6064
Golden
Hikarimono (Hikarimoyo / HikariUtsuri / Hikari Muji )
6082
snow White
Kohaku
6087
Amazing
Kohaku
6097
Sweet Lips
Showa
6101
Hare no hi
Tancho
6108
Beni
Utsurimono
6113
Pearl
KinGinrin
6118

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