Theme Competitions- 2024

In 2024 there will be 2 theme competitions. All entries will be judged in their regular level and category before being judged as a theme carving.

2024 General Theme:

Next year’s general theme will be Flowers All categories of carving are welcome for this competition, but the piece must be 80% dominated by the flower theme.

2024 Bird Theme:

Any Warbler.  Any warbler species under any carving category will be eligible.

2024 Purchase Awards

The list of 2024 purchase awards now includes:

  • $1500 purchase award for a Black Labrador Retriever offered by Cooke Aquaculture Inc. any style
  • $1500 purchase award for a Woodpecker in Flight offered by JD Irving Ltd.
  • $1500 purchase award for a Harlequin Duck offered by JD Irving Ltd., any style, drake preferred
  • $1500 purchase award for an American Woodcock offered by AV Group
  • $350 purchase award for a Whale theme offered by the NBWA (future raffle carving)
  • $300 purchase award for a Santa offered by Picket Fence Motel, approximately 10″ in height

All carvers are eligible to enter carvings for consideration in purchase award competitions. For all entries in purchase award competitions there is an additional registration charge of $5 for Novice and Intermediate entries and $10 for Advanced and Masters entries. This charge is not reflected on the registration page, but will be added during on-site registration.