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MD Eastern Regional Show July 27-29, 2012 - Updates

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by christy martin, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. christy martin

    christy martin New Member

    Just wanted to post some reminders and updates for the upcoming Eastern Regional Show.

    First - the deadline for early registration is July 13th. This puts you in a drawing for $50 prize. We are still going to have online registration but it is not quite ready yet. You can go to the MTA website and down load a registration packet if you did not receive one.
    Second - Deadline to book your hotel room at the discounted rate is July 4th. Make sure you mention you are with the MD Taxidermist Show. Check out our website for addition hotel information.
    Third - deadline for registering for the All Day Hands On Waterfowl Mounting Class with Brian Banbury is July 13th. This is an awesome opportunity to learn about waterfowl mounting with a very talented bird guy!!Check the website for details.

    We are doing the Competitor's Challenge in Professional & Master Division again this year which gives away $1600 in cash prizes. Best All Around gets $100 prize plus trophy.
    The President's Award this year is a striped bass/rockfish. It can be a reproduction or skin mount but it must be on a table or floor pedestal.
    We also have the Collective Artist award again. Two or more people can work on a piece. It will not be scored but will have one first place winner as well as being eligible for several other awards.

    Aside from the usual awards like WASCO and McKenzie's - we have several specialty awards sponsored by local conservation group chapters and individuals. Our local Ducks Unlimited chapter will have two waterfowl awards, RMEF will have an Elk award and Best Group Award, several Turkey awards this year from NWTF, a Bear award, Fur bearer award and a few Fish awards. We have two new sponsored awards this year that are something a little different. A Most Artistic Rocky Mountain Big Game Species Award and a Most Artistic North American Predator Award. Check out the rules in your packet or online for the guidelines about those two awards as well as all other awards.

    Also, Walnut Creek Hardwood is doing there award for Best Mount on a plague or hardwood base but it MUST be on one of their plaques or bases.

    There are several other waterfowl, whitetail, habitat and mammal awards. Ask anyone who has attended our show the last three years - we give away ALOT OF AWARDS!!!

    Update on suppliers attending:
    East Coast Tannery, Quality Taxidermy Supply, Jordans Bear Den, M.O.A. Custom Skulls, Mallory's Mirred Images Turkey Heads, Calloways Woodworking, Ohio Taxidermy Supply and Kyle Shanholtz Driftwood.

    We will be having the Supplier Hospitality again Friday evening from 5-7. This is our way of thanking the suppliers plus it gives everyone a chance to get to know the suppliers and buy their product. Snacks & refreshments will be served. So bring lots of money and SUPPORT OUR SUPPLIERS. Several drive a long distance to set up so lets make it worth their trip!!! If you run out of cash or forget your check book - there is an ATM in the lobby of the convention hall ;D

    We will have our annual auction again during the banquet Saturday evening. We will have the usual taxidermy related items as well as non-taxidermy items too. Professional Auctioneer Mark Swope will be providing his services. Again, ask anyone who has attended the auction the last three years - we have LOTS OF STUFF. So bring LOTS OF MONEY!! Don't forget - there is an ATM on site ;D

    Hope to see you at the show.

  2. sportsmans dream

    sportsmans dream New Member

    Re: MD Eastern Regional Show July 26-28, 2012 - Updates

    Thought the show was the 27th-29th?

  3. christy martin

    christy martin New Member

    The dates are 27-29. Corrected my mistake.
  4. We had planned to attend but now have a scheduling conflict with a wedding. We will be sending down some gift certificates for the auction and some award certificates for the youth competiors. We wish the best for the eastern regional show and everyone who attends. Bob n Ann
  5. Online Registration is up and running
  6. redog76

    redog76 New Member

    SWEET can't wait to see everyone!
  7. dartondude

    dartondude New Member

    just got my room. how many pieces are you bringing cj
  8. redog76

    redog76 New Member

    Im gonna bring 2 i think. How about you?
  9. dartondude

    dartondude New Member

    only 2? i might bring 4
  10. christy martin

    christy martin New Member

    Just a reminder the deadline for early registration for the show and Brain Banbury's class is this Friday July 13th. Oohh - creepy day :eek:
    If you know you are coming but not sure what mounts you are bringing - please register early anyway. You can register your mounts at the door.

    We realized after we sent the packets out that there is no spot on the registartion form for Brian's class so just add the class deposit to your other fees and make a note for our secretary what the extra money is for. Please call myself or Tim (301-432-5909) if you want to register for this class so we can reserve your spot plus Brian needs to know what bird you will be bringing. There are still seats available for this class.

    You can register online up until July 20th but to be eligable for the early registation raffle, it must be sent by July13th.
  11. tim martin

    tim martin New Member

    Don't forget to make your hotel reservations as well! The hotel has extended the cutoff date for the discounted rate a few days!! All the information for the hotel is available on the MTA website!

  12. K Kave

    K Kave Member

    who's ready?