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Founded in 1965, the International Fancy Guppy Association's (commonly known as the IFGA) mission is to promote the enjoyment and the techniques of breeding fancy guppies to the IFGA's show standards. 

This is accomplished by providing information on the breeding and raising of quality guppies to the IFGA show standards through our clubs, shows and the IFGA website while bringing together other hobbyist of like minds.

Education for new and experienced hobbyists of all ages as well as the promotion of good breeding techniques through the use of shows are our top priorities.

We promote the hobby by providing assistance, managerial and technical support to individuals or groups in developing new clubs supporting the IFGA standards.

We conduct an annual meeting to bring together affiliated clubs and members to manage and plan the future of the IFGA organization.

We also host judging seminars and training to members to qualify as a IFGA judge and maintain the qualified judges ability to use the IFGA show standards. 

We strive to offer a host of activities for our members. Membership with the IFGA comes with many benefits to hobbyists of all ages and experience. Members can join local affiliated clubs in their geography or start new clubs.


Affiliated clubs sponsor competitive shows throughout the United States with over 70 different color classes and often have an accompanying auction. We encourage all potential members and members to seek out their local clubs and come to our shows where you can meet some fellow guppy enthusiasts and make some lifelong friends!

Participating in shows is easy and brings a lot of reward! Members have the ability to mail their fish to the shows if the show is too far away or they are unable to make it. 

Members earn yearly points and individual awards at IFGA shows that count towards year end class and breeder championships. We have a Master Breeder award our members can earn as well as various other titles within our organization. Please check out our shows section for all the details. 

Interested in becoming a member? See details about all of our membership benefits and how you can become a member today! 


All guppy enthusiasts are welcome at our shows and we love to see potential members there. Please feel free to come to a show and enter your fish. Non-members may enter fish at our shows, but you must be a member to receive points and annual awards.   Join Us as a New Member.

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The following rules are now in effect for IFGA Shows and Awards



1. 2020 and 2021 show seasons are combined for any shows held. 


2. Trophy sponsorships will carry over to 2021 and sponsorship fees will not be collected for 2021.


3. Club dues of $35 per club for this year will still be required as expenses are still incurred.


4. No fines for show cancellation or rescheduling.


5. No changes in show rotation status for any club that cancels.  Show rotation order for 2021 & 2022 continues without change


6. Judging requirements are postponed until 2021.


2021 Judging Board Announcement

Due to the Covid pandemic IFGA Judges and Assistant Judges have not been able to complete their judging requirements for continued accreditation. For this reason, we will take a going forward approach toward satisfying the judging requirements. All Judges and Assistant Judges will be required to attend one Judging seminar and judge two shows (a minimum of 5 classes per show) during the 2021 and 2022 calendar years. Judging Seminars will be held at the GAIC Chicago Annual in October 2021, the Gateway St. Louis show in April, and the 2022 Annual hosted by Deep South Guppy Associates in October of 2022. If you are a full Judge and fail to meet the requirements you will become an Assistant Judge and must pass the written test and judge two shows in a show year to be re-instated. If you are an Assistant Judge and fail to meet the requirements you will must pass the written test or the visual test, and judge two shows in a show year to be re-instated.


Note: A show year is different from a calendar year. The show year begins with the Annual held in the prior year. (e.g. the first show of the 2023 show Year will be the Annual held at the Deep South Guppy Associates held in October 2022)


Jim Alderson,

IFGA Judging Board Chair

2022 IFGA Annual Meeting Announcement

DSFGA is pleased to announce the makeup of this year’s Annual show Speakers Forum which will take place on Friday, October 21st.  The speakers, times, and topics are listed below:


Greg Billings              8:00 AM t o 8:30 AM            Registration Software Topics

Jim Alderson              8:30 AM to  9:30 AM            Guppy Diseases

Roundtable                9:30 AM to 10:30 AM           Q & A

                                    (Gourlie, Grigsby, Marcotrigiano, Strader)

Scott Williams           10:30 AM to 11:15 AM        Selecting Breeders/Shipping to Shows


The senior judges will present the Judging Seminar PowerPoint at 1:00 PM and give both the written and visual tests to anyone wishing to take them.  The visual test will likely be scheduled for sometime on Saturday, the 22nd.


DSFGA wishes to announce the following details about this year's Annual Awards Banquet:  


The meal will be offered buffet style at a cost of $45 per person.  Payment is expected at time of registration.  However, the hotel has asked for a count of the number of attendees no later than 1 week prior to show weekend.  Contact Gordon Easterling (gnilretsae@yahoo.com) and Harley Goble (e8hgoble@mchsi.com) via email as early as possible with your intentions to attend the dinner.


Thank You. 


 2022 Show Dates

*For consistency for every show, please click on the show classes buttons below to view show classes


*Please check each scheduled show’s rules for their Covid19 protocols and attendance requirements. Each state and show venue will have its own unique requirements.

The safety of all attending the IFGA shows is our primary concern.


             April 9 & 10       Gateway

             April 23 & 24     Utah

             May 14 & 15      Michigan

             June 4 & 5         New England

             July 16 & 17       Chicago

             August 6 & 7      South Jersey

             October 21-23    Deep South   

              (IFGA Annual Meeting & Show)  


IFGA Reminder: All IFGA sanctioned shows must adhere to the mandates put forth by the CDC and the state for the show being held.