The International Fancy Guppy Association
The IFGA has been promoting the fancy guppy hobby since 1965. Each year, in conjunction with local clubs the IFGA sponsors multiple shows and an annual meeting. The annual meeting, held in October, is the largest show of the year and includes a business meeting with representations from all IFGA clubs, the presentation of awards for the season that just ended, and is considered the first show of the next season. While many breeders ship their fish to the shows throughout the season without actually attending in person, lots of IFGA members from across the country look forward to the annual meetings to get together with good friends.
At the 2018 Annual in St Louis, the PA Guppy Club was accepted as a new IFGA sanctioned club. We paid our dues and sponsored the yellow delta class. So it’s official, we are a real guppy breeding club! All of our core members are already IFGA members and most also belong to other IFGA clubs. We all participate in IFGA shows in some capacity; we have sent fish to compete at shows, volunteered for various tasks at shows, helped chair shows, studied to become judges, and even have a new assistant judge among our ranks! Hopefully, we will have our own shows soon. Give us a little time, we are just getting started!
The picture below can give you an idea of some of the standards we use to judge guppies. To learn more, please join the IFGA and gain access to the Judging Standards book. Not allowed to post those materials here… they are worth it!
2019 IFGA Shows & Annual Meeting
Please visit the IFGA Show page for all you need to learn about entering upcoming shows. You can download the necessary forms from their site and see posted rules as they are submitted (minimum of 120 days before showtime). Links to each show’s rules will appear as they become available.
May 18 – 19, 2019 ~ Michigan Guppy Breeders
June 8 – 9, 2019 ~ Gateway Guppy Associates
June 29 – 30, 2019 ~ Utah Fancy Guppy Associates
July 27 – 28, 2019 ~ Deep South Guppy Associates
October 4 – 6, 2019 ~ New England Fancy Guppy Associates