Registration

2017 World Show Registration Information and Prices
May 16-20, 2017 • Peoria Civic Center • Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette Hotel • Peoria, Illinois

Host Hotels

Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette Hotel (across the block from the Peoria Civic Center, on 501 Main Street, Peoria, IL 61602): $139.00 per night (two beds or king) including two breakfast buffets. Call 800-228-9290 or (309) 637-6500 and ask for the 2017 World Show rate. Check-in is at 4:00 p.m. and check out is at 12:00 p.m. Rates effective from Sunday, May 14, through Sunday May 21.

Marriott Courtyard Hotel (attached to the Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette Hotel on 501 Main Street, Peoria, IL 61602): $139.00 per night (two beds or king) including two breakfast buffets. Call 800-228-9290 or (309) 637-6500 and ask for the 2017 World Show rate. Check-in is at 4:00 p.m. and check out is at 12:00 p.m. Rates effective from Sunday, May 14, through Sunday May 21.

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.

If you wish to clarify any information about your registration, you can do so by clicking on “Add special instructions to the seller” when you check out your shopping cart. There, you can add any comments to accompany your registration.

You may also send an email to info@breakthroughmagazine.com with any questions or concerns about the registration process, or to inquire about an existing registration.

Full Registrations

  World Taxidermy Championships Registration
  $175.00 before April 1, 2017, or $205.00 thereafter.

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  World Fish Carving Championships Registration
  $125.00 before April 1, 2017, or $155.00 thereafter.

Name of Registrant(s)

  Combination World Taxidermy & Fish Carving Registration
  $220.00 before April 1, 2017, or $250.00 thereafter.

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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. $65.00 before April 1, 2015, or $85.00 thereafter.

  Spouse/Family Member Pass
  $65.00 before April 1, 2017, or $85.00 thereafter.

Name(s) for Spouse/Family Pass

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.

Name(s) for Youth Pass

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. $55.00 before April 1, 2017, $65.00 thereafter.

  One Day World Show Pass – Wednesday, May 17
  $55.00 before April 1, 2017, or $65.00 thereafter.

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  One Day World Show Pass – Thursday, May 18
  $55.00 before April 1, 2017, or $65.00 thereafter.

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  One Day World Show Pass – Friday, May 19
  $55.00 before April 1, 2017, or $65.00 thereafter.

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Saturday Special Pass, May 20:
For this fee you will be issued a Saturday registration pass (badge) good for access into
Trade show (10:30 a.m. to 2:00 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.

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World Show Awards Banquet

World Championships Awards Presentation & Banquet: Friday, May 19, 2017
The WTC Awards Presentation and Banquet will offer dinner with a cash bar. All major awards will be presented, including the presentations of $33,000 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: 6:30–7:30, Dinner: 7:30–8:30, Awards Show: 8:30–11:00.) $39.50 per person.

  World Championships Awards Presentation & Banquet
  $39.50 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
  $45.00 before April 1, 2017, or $50.00 thereafter.

  Best All-Around Competition
  $35.00 before April 1, 2017, or $40.00 thereafter.

  Entries in All Other Taxidermy Divisions:
  $35.00 before April 1, 2017, or $40.00 thereafter.

  Fish Carving Entry Fees
  $35.00 before April 1, 2017, or $40.00 thereafter.

  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.

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How to Register

If you wish to pay for your preregistration with a credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express) or by PayPal, use the secure PayPal shopping cart function above. You do not need to have an existing PayPal account to use this feature. You may also register using a credit card by phone by calling 1-800-783-7266, or register by fax at (985) 542-1831. If you wish to pay for your registration by check, please click on the button below for a printable registration form and register by mail. Remember, you can save money by registering before April 1, 2015 to qualify for Early Bird Discounts.

Click the button below to download the printable registration form:

Mail registration and payment to WTC, P.O. Box 2945, Hammond, LA 70404, or call 1-800-783-7266.

Cancellations: If you must cancel, notify the WTC in writing. If received in this office before April 1, 2017, 50 percent will be refunded. After Apr. 1, 2017, no refunds. Hotel registrations are not included.