2023 Competition Rules and New Contests
2023 Competition Rules, contest registration, entry fees, awards and mail-ins, click here to view and print.
New Feather Contest and Silent Auction
A single feather carved from wood. Do not include the original with your entry!
Feathers will be judged Sat., noon, in the Ballroom. All feathers become property of ODCCA and are entered into a Silent Auction following the contest when bids can be submitted. Auction proceeds split 50% to the carvers and 50% to benefit the ODCCA. Best of Show Feather will receive $100 and rosette. (See 2023 Competition Rules page 6).
New Modern Collectibles Contest, $500 Purchase Award
This contest is sponsored by the Great Lakes Decoy Association. This is the perfect opportunity for you to enter something different, and for us to feature some of the great artwork that doesn't have a home in any of the current “traditional” decoy contests.
The goal of this contest is to highlight some
of the “other artwork” that many make, but are rarely seen outside of an inner circle of friends. Things like hanging, flying, or standing birds, fish plaques, miniatures, other game birds or animals in general, flat art, antique it - or don’t! YOU NAME IT! Get inspired and have some fun! Best of Show Purchase Award is $500, 2nd BOS is $100, and 3rd BOS is $50.
Thank you Great Lakes Decoy Association for your generous donation! (See 2023 Competition Rules page 8.)
3-Bird Rig Wildfowlers Contest in 2023
The rig contest is being changed to three decoys from 6 decoys to encourage more participation!
(See 2023 Competition Rules page 5.)
Senior Decorative Life-Size Floating Contest
No decoys entered in this contest can be entered in another contest at the show. (See 2023 Competition Rules page 5.)
An increase of $5 will be charged for the first entry in adult contests. Fees for additional entries will remain the same. Youth contests are free.
(See 2023 Competition Rules Entry Fees page 3.)
Kids’ Friday Night Painting Contest
A life-size Blue Bird will be the subject. Contest is free, pre-school to grade 12. Please pre-register so we have enough blanks. Email Mark Langenderfer, click here - firstname.lastname@example.org. (See 2023 Competition Rules page 2.)
Dove Decoy Contest and Auction
New this year, a Purchase Award of $250 goes to Best of Show. First, second and third place winning entries will be auctioned, carvers to receive 80% share, 20% to benefit the ODCCA. (See 2023 Competition Rules page 7.)
Sunday Paint-at-Show Contests
Decoy Paint-at-Show, Goldeneye
Shorebird Paint-at-Show, Black-bellied Plover
Fish Decoy Carve-at-Home & Paint-at-Show, Yellow Perch.
(See 2023 Competition Rules page 8.)
Rest of the Marsh and Miniatures Contests
Let's have some fun with this! Entries will include the addition of Marsh Critters of north America such as frogs, turtles, snakes, beavers, river otters, muskrats, opossum, raccoons, woodchucks, etc. This is in addition to the usual Categories of Birds as described in the National Audubon Society, the Sibley Guide to Birds.
(See 2023 Competition Rules page 6.)
Ky Krause Memorial Auction
A 15% buyers’ premium and a 15% sellers premium will be added to all items sold or purchased. No club discounts. For more information, click here.
For our 2023 show, mail-in entries will only be accepted for: Palm Frond, Flat Art, Cocktail-size Bird, Cocktail-size Fish, Feather and Fish Decoy contests.
If you can’t attend the show, ask a friend to bring your entry. Printable entry forms will be available in February online at www.odcca.net. (See 2023 Competition Rules for individual rules for mailing).