Neptune Systems has just announced a call for nominations for their 3rd Annual Marine Aquarium Hobbyist of the Year (MAHY). Nominations must be submitted by a club official with examples (links to online profiles, forum posts, photos, etc.) that would show how this person exemplifies the following criteria: love of the hobby, dedication, persistence, patience, helpfulness, humility, and incredible respect from their peers, along with a few paragraphs stating why the club feels this person is deserved of the award. The nominee should be an “everyday” hobbyist (as opposed to a known personality in the industry). The winner of the 2017 MAHY award will be provided with airfare to New Orleans, hotel accommodations, and a full ticket to MACNA. Additionally, they will receive $500 in new gear of their choice from Neptune Systems. To qualify, the aquarist must belong to a club, for at least one year, that is a current member of MASNA, and must currently own and maintain a marine aquarium of any size. An individual aquarium club may only nominate one member for this award – chosen in any manner they desire. And nominations must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on 8/1/2017 to be considered for this award. Neptune Systems will select a 3-5 member committee of respected individuals in the marine aquarium industry. These individuals will work with Neptune Systems to come to consensus on who they believe is most deserved of the award based on the criteria above by 8/10/2017, at which time, the winner will be notified privately so arrangements can be made. Announcement of the MAHY winner and the presentation of the award will take place at the 4th annual Neptune Systems 2017 MACNA Meetup on Friday morning, August 26th, 2017 in New Orleans, LA. Good luck!