Category Archive: Taxidermy

NTA 2019 Major Award Winners

With 240 competition entries, this was by far the biggest show in the past 12 years for the NTA. Sioux Falls, South Dakota was the location for the 48th annual National Taxidermist Association convention, competition and trade show. The NTA had been at this facility twice before, in 2005 and 2011, and each time I …

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2019 Texas TTAI Award Winners

I always look forward to the Texas Taxidermy Association convention. It is easily the best state show in the country. Every year I am amazed at how smoothly this huge convention is run and how it continues to improve over time. This year was no exception as the TTAI produced a record number of entries …

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Frank Newmyer Lifetime Achievement Award

On May 3, 2019, at the World Taxidermy and Fish Carving Championships® awards banquet held at the Springfield, Missouri Civic Center, Show Chairman Larry Blomquist and Master of Ceremonies Russell Knight presented the fifth ever World Show Lifetime Achievement Award to Frank K. Newmyer of Gladwin, Michigan.

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NTA 2018 Major Award Winners

Kathy Blomquist told me, “Pulling into the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, Illinois felt like coming home.” I know exactly what she meant! Arriving at the NTA’s host facility was a familiar experience. In fact this was the eighth week that I has spent at this beautiful hotel attending taxidermy conventions. It could not have been …

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2018 Texas TTAI Award Winners

If there was a Best in World award for the most outstanding state taxidermy convention, Texas would surely take the gold medallion. It is amazing how a show this good continues to improve year after year, but it does! The 2018 TTAI convention was the biggest and the best so far, with over 200 superb …

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