Registration 2019

2019 World Show Registration Information and Prices
April 30 – May 4, 2019 • Expo Center • University Plaza Hotel • Springfield, Missouri

Registration

PREREGISTRATION HAS CLOSED

As of April 24, 2019, if you have not yet preregistered, you must register at the Springfield Expo Center when you arrive. The World Shows staff will begin taking registrations in the lower level lobby on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. Go to the Expo Center lobby and look for the sign marked “New Registrations.”

Registrations and Awards Banquet

Select from three main registrations. All three allow access into the Trade Show, Competition Areas (when open), and eligibility to compete in the respective competition associated with the registration. The Taxidermy Registration allows access into the taxidermy seminars. The Carving Registration allows access into the carving seminars. The Combination Registration allows access into both taxidermy and carving seminars.

Full Registrations

  World Taxidermy Championships Registration
  $205.00.

  World Fish Carving Championships Registration
  $155.00.

  Combination World Taxidermy & Fish Carving Registration
  $250.00.

Partial Registrations

Spouse/Family Pass:
With any Primary Registration, you can purchase additional, Secondary Pass(es)/Badge(s) for your spouse or other immediate family members more than 12 years old (12 and under are free). Each badge is good for all 5 days of the show and allows access to the competition area and the trade show (when areas are open). It does not allow you to compete nor to attend any seminars. $85.00.

  Spouse/Family Member Pass
  $85.00.

Non-Attending Competitor (Taxidermy or Fish Carving):
If you cannot attend, someone may bring your entry for you, however, you must still pay this registration fee plus an entry fee per piece. $85.00.

  Non-Attending Competitor
  $85.00.

Youth Pass (Taxidermy or Fish Carving):
With any Primary Registration, you can purchase a Youth Pass for immediate family members 12 to 17 years old (12 and under are free). Each badge is good for all 5 days of the show and allows access to the competition area and the trade show, seminars and eligibility to compete. $50.00.

  Youth Pass
  $50.00.

One-Day Registration Pass:
For this fee you will be issued a one-day registration pass (badge) good for access into seminars and trade show (when open Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday), and to view the competition area (when open Thursday or Friday).

You are not eligible to compete. $65.00.

  One Day World Show Pass – Wednesday, May 1
  $65.00.

  One Day World Show Pass – Thursday, May 2
  $65.00.

  One Day World Show Pass – Friday, May 3
  $65.00.

Saturday Special Pass, May 4:
For this fee you will be issued a Saturday registration pass (badge) good for access into
Trade show (10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) and to view the competition area (8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.).

You are not eligible to compete. $25.00.

  One Day World Show Pass – Saturday, May 20
  $25.00.

World Show Awards Banquet

World Championships Awards Presentation & Banquet: Friday, May 3, 2019
The WTC Awards Presentation and Banquet will offer dinner with a cash bar. All major awards will be presented, including the presentations of $30,750 in cash competition prizes at the University Plaza Hotel Convention Center. This is the most prestigious awards ceremony in the world for the taxidermy industry. Proper attire is strongly recommended. (Cocktails: 6:00–7:00, Dinner: 7:00–8:00, Awards Show: 8:00–11:00.) $45.00 per person.

Banquet Seating: There will be ten seats to each table, each at $45.00. We will place you at the first available table. You will not be able to choose the table, however, you CAN choose who sits with you — IF you buy those people’s seats when you buy yours. Your tickets will be all numbered to correspond with a table number and will be in your packet to give out. Tables will have prominent numbers and we will have the banquet staff ready to help you find your table and take up the tickets. Feel free to call us if you have any questions: 800-783-7266.

  World Championships Awards Presentation & Banquet
  $45.00 per person.

Competition Entry Fees: Taxidermy and Fish Carving

At previous World Shows, record-numbers of entries resulted in long lines. You can avoid this situation by registering your entries early. You will also save money by registering early. You do not have to tell us what species your entries are when registering early. We only need to know how many entries and in which divisions you wish to enter.

  Masters Division, Collective Artists and Live Sculpting
  $50.00.

  Best All-Around Competition
  $40.00.

  Entries in All Other Taxidermy Divisions:
  $40.00.

  Fish Carving Entry Fees
  $40.00.

  Electrical Hookup for Each Entry
  If an entry requires an electrical hookup, the facility charges a
  $50.00 technician fee to bring an outlet to your entry.

PREREGISTRATION HAS CLOSED

If you have not yet preregistered, you must register at the Springfield Expo Center when you arrive. The World Shows staff will begin taking registrations in the lower level lobby on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. Go to the Expo Center lobby and look for the sign marked “New Registrations.”

Cancellations: If you must cancel, notify the WTC in writing. If received in this office before April 1, 2019, 50 percent will be refunded. After Apr. 1, 2019, no refunds. Hotel registrations are not included.