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Decoy Carving Competition

September 21 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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One event on September 22, 2019 at 9:00am

Date: September 21, 2019 | Time: 10:00 am  to  4:00 pm
September 22, 2019 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Oak Hammock Marsh Carving Guild is hosting its 16th Annual Decoy Competition.

It is our goal to keep the history of the Traditional Gunning Decoy as accurate as possible, so there will be three Gunning Decoy Divisions:

  • Traditional Hunting Decoys
  • Working Style Decoys
  • Contemporary Gunning Style Decoys

all life-size floating. Judging will take place Saturday at 10 a.m. until early afternoon.

Other Categories:

  • Rest of the Marsh – Any subject found in the marsh is eligible. First, second and third place ribbons only will be awarded.
  • Stylized Representations of the Marsh – First, second and third place ribbons only will be awarded.
  • Non-floating decorative puddle or diving duck carvings – First, second and third place ribbons only will be awarded.
  • Junior division – open to any carver under the age of 18.

This year, our competition will feature seven purchase awards!

  1. The Oak Hammock Interpretive Centre will again be offering a purchase award for a Traditional or
    Contemporary Style American Coot, Wood Duck (Hen or Drake), or Ruddy Duck. First Prize $500
    (Oak Hammock Interpretive Centre retains ownership of the First Place Decoy)
  2. Oak Hammock Carving Guild Purchase Award sponsored by Richard Whittom will be offering a
    purchase award for a carved duck head mounted on a base. First Prize $200. (Award sponsor
    retains ownership of the First Place carving)
  3. The Rod Fowler Memorial Purchase Award for a contemporary shorebird (Carvers Choice – Full or
    Half Size) Sponsored by Russ Muth. First Prize $200; Second Prize $50 (Award sponsor retains
    ownership of the First Place carving)
  4. The Ross Gage Purchase Award for an antique style (with a distressed or antique finish) shorebird.
    Sponsored by Ross Gage. First Prize $200; Second Prize $50 (Award sponsor retains ownership of
    the First Place carving)
  5. “Shadow” Purchase Award for a half-sized to full-sized songbird or other bird found in North
    America. Carving to be mounted on a base. Sponsored by John Frye. First Prize $400. (Award
    sponsor retains ownership of the First Place carving)
  6. Single Water Fowl Feather Purchase Award for the best life-size waterfowl bird
    feather – Sponsored by Carrie Braden. First Prize $100.00. (Award sponsor retains ownership of the
    First Place carving)
  7. New for 2019 – Larry Vanderhyde Purchase Award for best cocktail bird carving. Sponsored by Susan
    Cowtan. Maximum size of the subject, excluding base, must fit into a four-inch cube. First Prize $200.
    (Award sponsor retains ownership of the First Place carving)

Entries will be accepted at on Saturday, September 21, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Center. Entry fees will be $10.00 for the first entry and $5.00 for each additional entry. The entry fee for each of the Purchase Awards is $15.00.

There will be a carving sale table with proceeds going to the artist and the Oak Hammock March Carvers’ Guild

For more information, please check the complete rules here.

Details

Date:
September 21
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.oakhammockmarsh.ca/events/decoy-carving-competition-4/

Venue

Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre
1 Snowgoose Bay
Stonewall , Manitoba R0C 2Z0 Canada
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Phone:
204-467-3300
Website:
http://www.oakhammockmarsh.ca/

Organizer

Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre
Phone:
204-467-3300
Email:
ohmic@ducks.ca
Website:
http://www.oakhammockmarsh.ca/