New Brunswick Wood Carving Competition and Sale

14th Annual

NB Wood Carving Competition and Sale 2019

The Sir James Dunn Academy

180 King Street, Saint Andrews, NB

August 9-11, 2019

The New Brunswick Wood Carving Association extends its sincere thanks to the many sponsors and volunteers who have contributed to the success of this year’s competition.

Next year’s competition will be held August 7-9, 2020. Stay tuned for updates as they become available.

The New Brunswick Woodcarving Association is again offering a $300 purchase award for a carving of a whale (any whale). The winning carving will be used in our raffle draw for the 2021 competition. The carving will be chosen at our 2020 competition and will be featured on the raffle tickets.

Information for Carvers


Themes for our 2020 competition include…


Announcing Seven Purchase Awards for 2019.


Thank you to all our 2019 sponsors!


Our competition rules have been updated for 2019.


There are no category changes for 2019.


Forms will be available August 1, 2020.

Random 2019 Photos

Purchase Awards

JD Irving Ltd. $1500 – Loon and Chick by Maurice Isnor

AV Group $1500 – Bald Eagle by Maurice Isnor

Picket Fence Motel $300 – Santa by Ted Boothroyd

NBWCA $300 – Saw Whet Owl TBA

Doug Johnson $50 – Comfort Bird by Brian Dykeman

Other Awards

Best Night Time Theme – Judy Lynn Sorrie

Best Warbler Theme – Mike Drury

Best of Show – Novice – David McRoberts – Dragon

2nd Best of Show – Novice – Dan Owens – Small Mouth Bass

3rd Best of Show – Novice – Pamela Burpee – Turtle

Best of Show – Intermediate – Sean Corrigan – Merlin

2nd Best of Show – Intermediate – Richard Cyr – Bufflehead Hen

3rd Best of Show – Intermediate – Richard Cyr – Harlequin Drake

Best of Show – Advanced – John Bray – Sperm Whale

2nd Best of Show – Advanced – John Bray – Sora

3rd Best of Show – Advanced – John Bray – Falcon

Best of Show – Masters – Art Wolff – Flying Kestrel

2nd Best of Show – Masters – Maurice Isnor – Great Blue Heron

3rd Best of Show – Masters – Art Wolff – Great Horned Owl

Carver Profiles

In the coming months, we are hoping to profile a number of our carvers in this section. If you know of someone who has a unique approach to carving or has an interesting carving story to tell, please let us know via the “Contact Us” section.

The following article was written just a couple of weeks prior to our August competition. Any of you who were at the competition most likely met or saw our featured couple – Walter and Alma Bidlake.

The Latest News From NBWCCS

2019 Themes and Purchase Awards

We are happy to announce that the themes for the 2019 show have been chosen. We are also pleased to announce seven purchase awards.Theme BirdThe theme bird for 2019 is any New Brunswick warbler. General ThemeOur general theme is for anything related to night-time.2019...

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Two Host Hotels in 2019

An update on our Host Hotels for our 2019 show, Tara Manor and the Picket Fence Motel. The Picket Fence Motel has been a supporter of our show for several years and is offering carvers rooms ranging from $85 to $155 per night. To make a reservation at the...

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Reception at Tara Manor

We invite you to join us at Tara Manor for an informal reception on Saturday evening, August 10,  from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. It will be an excellent time for the carving community to come together, chat with each other, nibble on some food, and generally get to know each...

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Photos From NBWCCS 2019

Countdown to 2020 NBWCCS