Fish Carving Competition

Three World Titles for 2017!

Three World Titles will be available at the 2017 World Fish Carving Championships. World Titles will be awarded for Best Decorative Lifesize, Best Decorative Miniature, and Best Natural Finish/Interpetive. Best Decorative Miniature and Best Natural Finish/Interpetive will not have a Second or Third in World.

The 2017 World Fish Carving Championships will be bigger and better than ever before! The incredible art form of producing a beautiful fish rendering from a block of wood is growing in popularity. Even though many carving shows now include fish carving, the World Fish Carving Championships remains as the only show devoted exclusively to fish carving.

      JUDGES’ CHOICE, BEST OF SHOW, FISH CARVING
      BEST IN WORLD, Open Level, Decorative Lifesize
      Second in World, Open Level, Decorative Lifesize
      Third in World, Open Level, Decorative Lifesize
      BEST IN WORLD, Open Level, Decorative Miniature
      BEST IN WORLD, Open Level, Natural Finish
PLAQUE + $1,000 Sugar Pine
PLAQUE + $500
PLAQUE + $300
PLAQUE + $200
PLAQUE + $500
PLAQUE + $500

Open Level

Judges’ Choice Best of Show 2013, 2013 Best in World Decorative Lifesize, Brown Trout Carving by Clark Schreibeis

• The Best in World Decorative lifesize will be selected from the first place pieces in each of the categories for that division, and the new Fish Carvers Invitational Division. A Second in World and Third in World will also be awarded in this division.

• Best in World titles will also be awarded in the Decorative Miniature Division and the Natural Finish Division. (These divisions will not have a Second or Third in World.)

JUDGES’ CHOICE BEST OF SHOW FISH CARVING:
$1,000.00 FROM SUGAR PINE SUPPLIES

BEST IN WORLD DECORATIVE LIFESIZE:
Recognition plaque and $500.00
Second in World: Recognition plaque and $300.00
Third in World: Recognition plaque and $200.00

BEST IN WORLD DECORATIVE MINIATURE:
Recognition plaque and $500.00

BEST IN WORLD NATURAL FINISH/INTERPRETIVE:
Recognition plaque and $500.00
Best of Category winners: Ribbons
Best of Class Winners: Ribbons
First, second and third place entries: Ribbons

Intermediate Level

Best of Show, Intermediate Level: Plaque Best of Category: Ribbon
Best of Class: Ribbon
First, second and third winners: Ribbon

Novice Level

Best of Show, Novice Level: Plaque
First, second and third winners: Ribbon

Youth Level

Best of Show, Youth Level: Ribbon
2nd, Best in Show: Ribbon
3rd, Best in Show: Ribbon

EACH ENTRY WILL RECEIVE A PARTICIPATION RIBBON.

60/40 Show and Sell

Display tables will be set up in the Fish Carving Area in the Expo Center to allow carvers to showcase their work to the public and offer them for sale. Sixty percent of selling price will go to the carver (seller), and the other 40 percent will go to the WFCC which will be used for prize money, etc. Carvers may also display pieces that are not for sale. All of the carvings on 60/40 tables will not be judged in any way as part of the regular competition.

Rules for participation:

• Carvers must email Laura Guge by April 1, 2017, to be eligible to participate: laura@gugeinstitute.com, telephone (630) 400-2444.

• All fish carvers are eligible.

• Carvers are allowed up to three pieces to display on the tables.

• Carvers must provide the title of each piece as well as the price they wish to sell it for when they bring their pieces in to the show. They also need to indicate if a carving is not for sale.

• Carving(s) entered in previous shows may be displayed.

• Carvers are responsible for providing packaging for any of their pieces that are available for purchase.

• Buyers will make checks out to the show for the full amount of the sales price. Carvers will receive a check for 60 percent of the sales price at the end of the show.