@Lance.G I'm only an European stranger, but I'm very experienced (...as already mentioned) when it comes to produce big shows. Now, I don't think that the WTC can be compared with the NTA nor with the ETC or vis versa. All of this 3 biggest shows on that planet have their own rules, copy rights, property rights, commitments, ownerships, business strategies etc. etc. It's like in the industry, tell me one reason why it should stop when it comes to competitions. The ONLY thing which is similar in my eyes, is that all of them have the goal to bring our fascinating profession named taxidermy on the next level in general and defend it against a stronger and stronger blowing wind from the other side, the fundamental animal protectors and such. I truly feel myself very honoured, that with what I'm posting here fells at least partially in open ears, being the outlaw what I am. I only want to clear some confusion, and sometimes the 3. view of an outsider like me, is not bad for this. I said this also openly on my short speach at the WTC Award Bankett: I love America, I love all of you great guys and I am fully aware what you over there have achieved for where we stand now in taxidermy worldwide. Thank you so much for your compliment, it means a lot to me.