Tim I've yet to meet anyone who win an award who claimed he didn't earn it. Secondly, there is not nor has there ever been s "standard" in taxidermy. Before you tell me its the score, tell me about 1/3 of a point. If a fraction of a point is used to deny someone from meeting a "standard", please don't tell me the human factor shouldn't be considered. IFT a piece is the BEST of all the entries you have presented, who devices it didn't meet a "standard" not present to be gauged by? Dale, who was the World Champion in Largemouth Bass?