2017 World Show Registration Information and Prices
May 16-20, 2017 • Peoria Civic Center • Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette Hotel • Peoria, Illinois
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.
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| World Taxidermy Championships Registration
| World Fish Carving Championships Registration
| Combination World Taxidermy & Fish Carving Registration
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
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
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 17
| One Day World Show Pass – Thursday, May 18
| One Day World Show Pass – Friday, May 19
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
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 $36,000 in cash and competition prizes, located upstairs at the Peoria Civic 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.) $39.50 per person. Children 11 and under: $15.00.
| World Championships Awards Presentation & Banquet
$39.50 per person.
| World Show Awards Presentation & Banquet Child (Under 12)
$15.00 per child.
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
| Best All-Around Competition
| Entries in All Other Taxidermy Divisions:
| Fish Carving Entry Fees
| 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.
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.
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 17, 2017, 50 percent will be refunded. After Apr. 17, 2017, no refunds. Hotel registrations are not included.