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Monday
Feb132017

2017 IWCA Shorebird Decoy Championship March 11th - Strongsville, OH

The IWCA Shorebird Championship will be hosted by the Ohio Decoy Collectors & Carvers Association (ODCCA) at their annual event in Strongsville, Ohio on March 11-12, 2017.

The ODCCA divisions include IWCA Floating Decorative, IWCA Style Decoy, IWCA Shorebird Championship, Working Shorebird/Silhouette, "It Ain't Vintage Yet", Cocktail Bird, Rest of the Marsh & Miniatures, Ward World Youth Silhouettes, Dove Decoy, Fish Decoy, Decorative Fish, Jigging Sticks in Ballroom, and much more!

Mail-ins will be accepted until Monday March 6th.

 

You can learn more and download entry forms on their website:

http://ODCCA.net        

Hope to see you there!

Thursday
Jan262017

PSWA California Open - Letter from the President - Gary De Cew

Please join us in thanking the PSWA California Open, IWCA Affiliate member organization, for their years of dedication. We wish the best to their organization, in their goal to discover grants and funding to bring back the show in the next few years. February 18-19, 2017 will be the 44th and final show until which time funding is secured for future events... Thank you PSWA!


Saturday
Jan142017

PSWA California Open - 2017's First IWCA Affiliate Show - February 18 - 19

The PSWA California Open will be held on February 18-19th in San Diego California in San Diego, California.

Click Here for the 2017 Show Brochure

The 2016 IWCA Decorative Carver of the Year Awards will be presented at the PSWA California Open Reception & Auction on Saturday, February 19th, 2017. http://PSWA.net

There's still time to make arrangements to attend, or to send in your entries!

Hope to see you there!

Thursday
Dec222016

2017 IWCA Rules Booklet & Brochure - Now Available 

The IWCA is proud to announce a complete line-up of IWCA Championship events for 2017, as well as a new division; IWCA Working Shorebird Division, and a new Affiliate Member Show; Wisconsin Waterfowl Association’s Decoy Carving Competition and Exhibition holding thier fist competition in Stevens Point, WI in September.

There were also changes made to the rules, so it will be important for all competitors, and judges to thoroughly read the rules to insure there are no last minute surprises.

In 2017 the IWCA will offer these events at various IWCA Affiliate Member Shows:

  • IWCA Style Decoy Championship - June - Harkers Island, NC
  • IWCA Style Shorebird Championship - March - Strongsville, OH
  • IWCA Working Decoy Championship - September - Vancouver, WA
  • IWCA Canvas Decoy Championship - December - Harkers Island, NC
  • IWCA Young Guns Championship - December - Harkers Island, NC
  • IWCA Decorative Carver of the Year (Intermediate & Novice)

For those who do not want to wait for their copy of the 2017 Rules Booklet, you may download the complete rules booklet and show brochure listing all of the IWCA event dates and locations, as well as the new version of the rules for 2017.

Click Here to Read the 2017 IWCA Rules Online

Click Here to Download the 2017 IWCA Rules Brochure and Booklet in a printable .PDF format

We look forward to seeing you in 2017!

Wednesday
Dec212016

2016 IWCA Decorative Carver of the Year Winners Announcement

Congratulations to all of the decorative wildfowl carvers who stepped up to the challenge of the 2016 IWCA Decorative Carver of the Year Contest at both the Intermediate and Novice levels.

In the Intermediate level, Randy Hansen topped of the year with 470 points for 1st place, 2nd Place went to Hank Wurgler with 310 points, and 3rd place goes to Maxine Brown with 135 points.

At the Novice level, Bill Strickler achieved 130 points for 1st place, Lisa Strang and Dick Stern tied with 115 points for 2nd place. 

Click Here for the complete final results.

The 2017 IWCA Decorative Carver of the Year Awards will be presented at the PSWA California Open Reception & Auction on Saturday, February 11th, 2017. http://PSWA.net
Thursday
Dec082016

2016 Core Sound Decoy Festival Best of Show Winners Posted...

The Best of Show winners from the Core Sound Decoy Festival held on December 3rd & 4th have been posted.

Click Here to view the Best of Show Winners.

Congratualutions to all of the winners!

Thursday
Dec082016

2016 IWCA Working Decoy Championship Results Posted

The 2016 IWCA Working Decoy Championship have been posted...

Click here for winners and photos of the winning entries.

Congratulations to the winners!

Thursday
Nov032016

2016 Janice Smith Champagne Waterfowl Competition - December 2nd - Core Sound Museum

The Core Sound Museum in Harkers Island, NC will be holding the 2016 Janice Smith Champagne Waterfowl Competition on Friday, December 2, 2016.

Here are the rules and details. Mail-in entries are accepted!

Thursday
Nov032016

2016 IWCA Working Decoy Championship - Core Sound Decoy Festival - December 3 & 4 - Harkers Island, NC

The final IWCA Affliate Member Show will take place on December 3rd & 4th, 2016 in Harkers Island, North Carolina.

The 2016 IWCA Working Decoy Championship will be hosted by Core Sound Decoy Festival, offering prizes of $200 - 1st Best in Show, $100 - 2nd Best in Show, and $50 - 3rd Best of Show!

The Core Sound Decoy Festival offers IWCA divisions for all levels of competition, Open, Intermediate & Novice. Decorative Carver of the Year points may be obtained at the Intermediate and Novice levels.

Mail-ins are accepted. Visit their website http://DecoyGuild.com for more information, show brochure and entry forms.

See you at the show!

Tuesday
Oct182016

2016 Decorative Carver of the Year - Current Standings Posted

The current standings as of 10/18/2016 for both Intermediate and Novice Decorative Carver of the Year have been posted. The next and final IWCA Affiilate Show for 2016, where points may be gathered will the the Core Sound Decoy Festival held in Harkers Island, NC on December 3-4.

Click Here for Current Standings

Visit the Core Sound website for more information.... 

http://decoyguild.com/decoyfestival/schedule/

There's still time to get more points before the end of the year!