Competitive Wildfowl Carving...
a road to wildfowl carving excellence.
Al Thomas and Johann Pedersen judge the 2010 DCAN Decoy Competition.
Many CFDCC members participate in local, regional and, national wildfowl carving competition events.
The carver may select a level of competition which best suits his or her level of carving experience and competency. These levels may include novice, intermediate, advanced or open, and master classes. Some events feature a youth carver class.
Competitive carvings are divided into categories such as decorative, life-sized, miniature and, working decoy carvings. Most categories are grouped by specie.
Carvings are judged on several criteria to include likeness to the live subject including field marks, color and, behavior in the wild.
Following judging and awarding of prizes, the carver may ask for a critique. This critique is used to improve the quality of the carving.
Prizes may include trophies, ribbons and, prize money.
For more information on shows around the country, go to our LINKS page.
Left to right, Gary Eigenberger, Jason Lucio and Lonnie Dye at the 2010 Ward World Wildfowl Carving Championship, Ocean City, Maryland.