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2019 East Carolina Wildlife Arts Festival - Competition Results Posted

The results are in from Washington, North Carolina! 

Click Here to download the .PDFs


Congratulations to all of the winners!


2019 ODCCA Show - March 8-10 - Holiday Inn - Strongsville, OH

Just around the corner is the Ohio Decoy Collectors & Carvers Show. Here is the show schedule...

For entry forms and rules visit the ODCCA website at

2019 Show Schedule

Friday March 8, 2019

8 a.m. to completion Ohio Federal Junior Duck Stamp Competition, Juniper Room (closed to public during judging)

9 a.m. Painting Seminar, to be announced in next newsletter.

12 p.m. noon​ Vendor Set-Up in Ballroom

5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Membership, T-Shirts, Raffle Sales, Front Lobby

6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. All Contest Registration in Ballroom in back near tanks (except Fish Decoys and Wildfowlers contests)

5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dealer Sales

7 p.m. Kids' Painting Contest, Green-winged Teal,Juniper Room, Mark Langenderfer & Kate

7 p.m. Vintage Decoys Collectors' Seminar byDennis Forthofer, Ballroom. “Sandusky Bay Carvers” and “100,000 Decoys from California”

7 p.m. “Meet-Greet & Buy-Sell” in Ballroom, check-in, (formerly Swim & Sell)

7:30 p.m. Refreshments, Meet-Greet & Buy-Sell

Saturday, March 9, 2019

7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Vendor Set-Up, Ballroom

7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. All Contest Registration in Ballroom in back near tanks (except Wildfowlers contests)

7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Registration Fish Decoys,Ballroom

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. SHOW OPENS to the public

9 a.m. to 9 p.m. In-Room Buy, Swap & Sell, First Floor Rooms

9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Registration of Flat Art,Ballroom

9 a.m. Contests Judging Begins, Ballroom

10 a.m. Shorebird Judging, Ballroom

10 a.m. Fish Decoy Judging, Ballroom

10 a.m. Flat Art Judging, Ballroom

12 noon Palm Frond and Cocktail Bird Judging,Ballroom

12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Registration of Vintage Decoy
Collectors' Contest, Juniper Room

1 p.m. Judging Vintage Decoys, Juniper Rm

1:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Registration of Auction Items, Boardroom

3:30 p.m. Bidders Auction Sign-Up, Preview, Ballroom

4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Early Registration of WildfowlersSingle, Shooting Stool 6-Bird Rig, Youth, 1st floor Board Room

4:30 p.m. Ky Kraus Memorial Auction and Cocktail Party, Ballroom 

Sunday, March 10, 2019

7:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m Registration of Wildfowlers Single, Shooting Stool 6-Bird Rig, Youth, Poolside

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. SHOW OPENS to the public

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Shorebird Carve-at-Home & Paint
At-Show Contests, Semipalmated Plover and Fish Decoys, Ballroom

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. In-room Buy, Swap & Sell,  First Floor Rms

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Decoy Paint-at-Show Contest,
Green-winged Teal drake, Ballroom

10 a.m. to Completion Judging of Wildfowlers Single, Shooting Stool 6-Bird Rig, Youth, Pool Contests, Poolside

1 p.m. Judging of Shorebird and Fish Decoy,
Carve-at-Home & Paint-at-Show Contest, and Decoy Paint-at-Show Contest

1:30 p.m. Auction and Raffle Ticket Drawing

3 p.m. SHOW ENDS. Entries may be picked up from all contests.



2019 East Carolina Wildlife Arts Festival - February 7th-9th - Washington, NC

The East Carolina Wildlife Arts Festival is back for 2019 and is just around the corner, being held on February 7-9th in Washington, North Carolina. 

If you cannot attend the show in person, mail-ins will be accepted until February 2, 2019, so there's still time to get your entries mailed-in.

Click Here for all of the Details

We hope to see you and your entries there!


2018 IWCA Decorative Carver of the Year - Updated Final Results - 01/01/2019

The final results for the 2018 IWCA Decorative Carver of the Year have been updated. Those carver who were not members of the IWCA were removed.

Click Here for the Updated Final Results

Remember to pay your annual IWCA Membership fees to be eligible for IWCA Championship events and other IWCA sponsored events.

Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2018 IWCA Decorative Carver of the Year winners!


2018 IWCA Style Decoy and IWCA Working Decoy Championship - Results

The 2018 IWCA Stule Decoy and IWCA Working Decoy Championship results have been posted with photos of the Best of Show winners in each championship division.

Click Here to View Results and Photos!

This closes out the year for the IWCA Championship Events.

We hope to see you and your entries at the next IWCA Sanctioned Affiliate Member Show

East Carolina Wildfowl Arts Festival in 2019!

On behalf of everyone at the IWCA



2018 IWCA Decorative Carver of the Year - Novice/Intermediate Winners Announced!

The results are in! Many thanks to IWCA Records Keeper, Tom Goddard, for compiling the points through out the year for the final results! Now we have the winners. In fact, due to several ties in 2018, we have several winners across the country!

Each winner will receive an engraved plaque for their efforts and successes in 2018. Novice and intermediate carvers entered their works at  the various IWCA Affiliate Member Shows held over the course of the year. With every win, in the decoratrive divisions, the carver accrued points for a final total at the end of the year.

Click Here for all of the Details

On behalf of the IWCA, congratulations to all of the 2018 recipients of the IWCA Decorative Carver of the Year Award!



2019 Wisconsin Waterfowl Association Decoy Carving Competition Dates Announced

The WWA has announced the dates and location of the 2019 Decoy Carving Competition. The event will be held on July 27th at the Cabela's in Richfield, WI during the Waterfowl Weekend. Entries for the decoy competition will be accepted on July 26 as well.

Visit their website for more information...


2019 East Carolina Wildlife Arts Festival - Competition Book/Entry Form/Exhibitor App

The 2019 East Carolina Wildlife Arts Festival Competition Brochure, Entry Form, and Exhibitors Application Form are now available for download on their IWCA Affiliate Show page...

Click Here to Download the Brochure and Forms

The IWCA is happy the ECWAF is back for 2019 and we hope to see you and your entries at the competition!


2018 IWCA Style Decoy & IWCA Working Decoy Championships - December 1& 2


The Core Sound Decoy Festival will be hosts of the 2018 IWCA Style Championship as well as the IWCA Working Decoy Championship on December 1st & 2nd in Harkers Island, NC.

Walter (Brother) Gaskill won this year's poster contest with his Belted Kingfisher (2018 Featured Species) pictured to the left. William (Bill) Veasey is the featured artist for 2018.

Congratulations to Brother and Bill!

The Core Cound Decoy Festival Accept mail-ins if you cannot attend the show.

For more information:

(252) 838-8818

 1574 Harkers Island Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516

Hope to see you there!


2018 Chesapeake Wildfowl Expo - Ward Museum - Salisbury, MD - October 13


Chesapeake Wildfowl Expo

October 13th, 2018

Ward Museum Salisbury, Maryland 
Contact: Rich Smoker 
Phone: (410) 742-4988 ext. 106 or 114 

More information - 2018 Chesapeake Wildfowl Expo