Fish Carving Judges

2022 World Fish Carving Championships Competition Judges

Levels Of Competition:
Open, Intermediate, Novice, Youth

The competition is open to wood sculptors of any level of artistic skill. There are four levels of competition: Open, Intermediate, Novice, and Youth. The wood sculpture must be of a fish or fishes, though it may contain other animals or marine life as habitat.

There are three Best in World titles in the Open Level. They are awarded in these three divisions: Decorative Lifesize, Decorative Miniature, and Natural Finish. The fourth open level division (Freestyle) is considered a demonstration division at this time and not eligible for World Champion status.

Open Level Divisions are elite divisions for those carvers whose work demonstrates the highest level of artistry and technique. Judging standards are the most demanding with the very best carvings earning the title “Best In World.”

2022 Decorative Lifesize, Decorative Miniature, and Natural Finish Judges:

  Josh Guge, California
Phil Brannan, Kansas   

2022 Fish Carving Competition and Seminar Coordinator:

   Don Frank, Missouri   

Fish carving judging begins at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 5. Fish carving critiques will be available to registered carving competitors from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Friday, May 6.