Owners must be present at the show to win. If you entered your own koi, you are all set. If you had an authorized designee enter your koi, you will need to appear at the show site during check-in Friday or on Saturday; in a rare case where your designee entered your fish, and something untoward occurs that keeps you from appearing at the show, you must contact the Show Chair immediately; an emergency number will be given to all entrants in September prior to the show. Koi competitors are encouraged to attend the Awards Banquet to receive their awards and be acknowledged for their koi keeping skills.


Judging begins at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, immediately following the Opening Ceremonies. Once judging begins, there will be no communication with the judges except via the announcer or the Show Chair.

Judging Novice Class

An award will be given to the winners of the Novice Class, which is open to anyone who has never shown a koi before at any show.

Koi Size Divisions

Our show has 7 categories of sizes:

Size 1 Size 2 Size 3 Size 4 Size 5 Size 6 Size 7
Under 9″ 9″ – 12″ 12″ – 16″ 16″ – 20″ 20″ – 24″ 24″ – 28″ Over 28″