Posted on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 11:33AM
The Rappahanock River Waterfowl Show is coming up on March 17th in White Stone, Virginia. It is a unique art festival showcasing all forms of wildfowl art.
James Richmond, Best in Show Buoy Decoys, Division B, 2011 Rappahannock River
This particular show a few contests that are quite unique, in addition to the typical contests you are accustomed to seeing. Some of the more unique contests include:
- The 2012 IWCA Canvas Decoy Championship. This contest is open to everyone, and follows the IWCA Canvas decoy rules.
- Buoy Body Decoys - The first and only buoy competition in the country. The body must be made of some type of float, and must retain the appearance of a buoy. There are two divisions within this contest. Division A requires that the head must be a silhouette and paint should be simple. Division B requires a fully carved head and allows more advanced painting.
- Foam Decoys - The only rules in this contest are that the body must be made of some type of styrofoam and the decoy must self right. Unlimited painting and head/bill detail are allowed.
- The show features IWCA Working, IWCA Style and IWCA Gunning Shorebird competitions as well.
Mail-in entries are allowed. You can visit the Rappahanock River show profile on our site for more details on show contacts, or you can visit the website of the Rappahanock River Show itself.
Show brochures and entry forms are available for downloads at the following links: