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NTA Convention 2018 is here..........

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by NTA, Jun 25, 2018.

  1. NTA

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    We've been watching all the GREAT competitions going on around the country and there has been some very impressive entries along the way. Congrats to all the state and UTA convention winners. Truly there is some serious talent among us. We would like to invite ALL to the upcoming NTA show. It's right around the corner. There is over 21,000.00 in our Prize Fund for this year with the addition of a $5,000.00 Competitors Award purse. This show is taking shape to be the largest we have seen in many years, with great judges and seminar instructors leading the way. If you are thinking about coming, don't forget our June pre-registration drawing for a 250.00 dollar Visa gift card. We have done this to help cut down on the long lines at registration. Also, this year we are introducing two kiosk systems where you can join, register, enter, and check out at one of our convenient kiosk displays. You will need to have a device with you such as a cell phone where you are capable of receiving your emails, in order to retrieve your own personal password. Otherwise our friendly staff will register you in the same manner you are all accustom to. We are getting excited and hope you are too. Please visit our website for more information, and as always please support our many industry sponsors. In addition, check out our new Facebook page, like and share if you would. https://www.facebook.com/nationaltaxidermists/ Thanks all. Hope to see ya soon in Springfield, Il. at the Crown Plaza Hotel. July 11-14. https://www.nationaltaxidermists.com/
     
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  2. Time for pictures
     
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  3. I heard Rodney S needed a uhaul for all his awards,great job.
     
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  4. wa

    wa Thanks John...this depicts me better

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    Can't wait to see the pics .. or have we already
     
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  5. NTA

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    Ken Edwards will be posting many beautiful pictures soon.
     
  6. Brian Reinertson

    Brian Reinertson Well-Known Member

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    Which title is the top tier? National champion or North American champion? Sounds like the talent there was top notch, congrats on a great show!
     
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  7. Cory

    Cory Keep an eye on quality!

    North American Champion then National Champion
    Either of which is a high standard for sure.
     
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  8. Jerry Huffaker

    Jerry Huffaker Well-Known Member

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    National Champion is the winner of the open divisions
    North American Champion is winner of the Division of excellence divisions

    It's best to try and win a national championship first because in my opinion the term "National Champion" applies much better to business advertising purposes to the general public.

    North American Champion is a more prestigious title in the Taxidermy world as it's in the most difficult division at the convention.

    With that being said there have been national champions that won Best of Show and were picked over a North American Champion because the mount was considered better so the quality in the Open division can be just as salty as the Division of excellence.
     
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  9. NTA

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    The winning pictures are now posted in Ken's Corner. And Jerry is correct. You can't judge the quality of a mount based on the division it competes in. Some people who have won World titles compete in the Open division merely because they want that title first. Once you win in the Open you are then forced into the Division of Excellence, so many top mounts at the NTA can be found in the Open division. This year was no exception.