WTC Registration Information and Prices

PREREGISTRATION HAS CLOSED
If you have not yet preregistered, you must register at the Crowne Plaza when you arrive. The World Shows staff will begin taking registrations in the lower level lobby on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Go to the Crowne Plaza lobby and look for the sign marked "New Registrations."

There are three general registrations to select from. 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 allow access in the taxidermy seminars. The Carving Registration allows access into the carving seminars. The Combination Registration allows access into both taxidermy and carving seminars.

World Taxidermy Championships Registration
This registration allows access into the Trade Show, Competition Areas (when open), taxidermy seminars, and eligibility to compete in the taxidermy competition.
$215.00

World Fish Carving Championships Registration
This registration allows access into the Trade Show, Competition Areas (when open), fish carving seminars, and eligibility to compete in the fish carving competition.
$180.00

Combination WTC and WFCC Registration
This registration allows access into the Trade Show, Competition Areas (when open), both taxidermy and fish carving seminars, and eligibility to compete in both the taxidermy and fish carving competition. $245.00

Spouse/Family Secondary Pass
With any General Registration, you can purchase additional, Secondary Passes (badges) for your spouse or other immediate family members over 12 years old (under 12 are free). The badge is good for all 5 days of the show and allows access to the competition area and the trade show only (when areas are open). IT DOES NOT ALLOW ENTRY INTO THE SEMINARS. The price per pass is $75.00.

One Day Registration Pass
For this fee you will be issued a ONE-DAY registration pass (badge) good for access into Seminars, the Trade Show (when open), and to view the Competition Area (when open Thursday and Friday only) for one day only. You are not eligible to compete. The price is $65.00. Choose your One Day registration from the follwing days:

Special Saturday One Day Pass
For this fee you will be issued a ONE-DAY registration pass (badge) good for access into the Trade Show (when open), and to view the Competition Area (when open) for one day only. You are not eligible to compete. The price is $25.00.

    Saturday, May 11: (Competition Area open 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. -- Trade Show open 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)

World Championships Award Program & Banquet
The WTC and WFCC Awards Banquet (Friday, May 10, 2013) will offer a full-course dinner with a cash bar at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Springfield. Bus transportation will be available beginning at 6:00 p.m. from the Crowne Plaza to the Hilton for the Award Ceremony. Buses will run every 15 to 20 minutes. The same buses will also be available for transport back to the Crowne after the ceremony. All major awards will be presented, including the presentations of $25,000.00 in cash competition prizes. Price is $38.50 per person. Proper attire is strongly recommended.

World Competition Entry Fees
You must register for the World Show (with one of the three registrations above) in order to be eligible to compete. At previous World Shows, record numbers of competition entries resulted in long lines. Although we will be adding computers and operators to shorten these lines, you can avoid them by registering your entries early. This will enable us to have a better idea of how many entries so we can prepare the area. You will also save money by avoiding the late entry fees. The Registration Entry Fee for the Master Division and Collective Artists Division is $50.00 per entry. For all other Divisions and all Fish Carvings, the Registration Entry Fee is $40.00 per entry.

Master Division and Collective Artists Division Entries
$50.00


Entries in All Other Divisions (Including All Fish Carvings)
$40.00

Electrical Hookup for Entry
Electrical Hookup for each Entry If an entry requires an electrical hookup, the Convention Center charges a $30.00 technician fee to bring an outlet to your entry.

How to Register

IF YOU HAVE PREREGISTERED: Go straight to the Lobby of the Crowne Plaza Convention Center on the lower level. Look for the area marked "Preregistered." Your World Shows packet, containing your badge, receipts, and any tickets for the banquet you may have purchased, will be ready for you to pick up. After you get your packet, if you are competing, proceed to the Competition Area next to the Registration Desk. Once you're through, you can take your mounts into the Competition Area.

IF YOU HAVE NOT PREREGISTERED: If you do not preregister, the World Shows staff will begin taking registrations in the lower lobby on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Go to the Convention Center lobby and look for the sign marked "New registrations." Once you reach the desk, your badge will need to be made while you wait and all payment transactions will be entered in the computer. We will do everything humanly possible to make registering as quick and correct as possible.

Cancellations: If you must cancel after registering, notify the WTC in writing. If the cancellation is received in our office before April 15, 2013, 50 percent will be refunded. After April 15, 2013 there will be no refunds.


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