Become a Competitor

Nearly $60,000 of Prize Money and 1,250 Ribbons Are Awarded!

With 39 divisions there is something for just about everyone from youth to world champions. The Silhouette Division in Youth Competition is a great group or individual project for beginners.

The screech owl is the silhouette for the 2020 – 2021 competition.

2020 Competition Guide  in case you need rule guides until the 2021 guide is ready please refer to the 2020 Guide!

World Championship

  • Decorative Life-size Wildfowl
  • Decorative Floating Pairs
  • Decorative Miniature Wildfowl
  • Interpretive Wood Sculpture
  • Shootin’ Rig

Master, Advanced, Intermediate, Novice

  • Decorative Life-size Wildfowl
  • Decorative Floating Waterfowl
  • Decorative Miniature Wildfowl
  • Interpretive Wood Sculpture
  • Bench (Novice and Intermediate)

A. Danner Frazer Youth Competition

  • Decorative Wildfowl I – Ages 16-17
  • Decorative Wildfowl II – Ages 12-15
  • Decorative Wildfowl III – Ages 11 and under
  • Gunning Decoy I – Ages 15-17
  • Gunning Decoy II – Ages 14 and under
  • Silhouette – Ages 16-17
  • Silhouette – Ages 12-15
  • Silhouette – Ages 11 and under

Lem & Steve Ward Competition

Hunting Decoys

  • Gunning Pairs – Open and Champion
  • Contemporary Decoys – Open and Champion
  • Contemporary Antiques
  • Shorebird Decoys
  • Bench

Decorative Smoothie

  • Smoothie Waterfowl – Open and Champion
  • Smoothie Shorebirds and Wading Birds
  • Champagne Waterfowl – Open and Champion

Sculpture Other Than Wood, Palm Fronds, Feathers, Fish, Open Category, and Antique “Old Bird” 

Registration is the week of the show on Thursday from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Friday from 7 – 9 a.m. Mail-ins are accepted in the Lem and Steve Divisions and Youth Divisions and must be received at the Ward Museum the Saturday prior to the show. Instructions for mailing entries will be in the Competition guide.

Sample registration forms for the World Championship are available in PDF format below.

Lem & Steve (an updated for with Single Gunner is coming soon!)

Palm Fronds

More forms coming soon!