New at our 2020 show! Contests, Time Changes & Prizes!
(All of the changes listed below are in the 2020 Competition rules, click here to view.)
• NEW! $250 Dove Decoy Purchase Award, Best of Show
• NEW! Senior Decorative Life-Size Floating Decoy Contest - Tank (Not IWCA)
At the request of many of our “Seasoned Carvers” ODCCA is offering a new decorative decoy contest for those who want to admit (and can prove) they are 65 years or older as of March 14, 2020. Clean your glasses, sharpen your knives, and start carving now for this fun contest! Entry must be made since the previous ODCCA show, March 9, 2019.
• NEW! IWCA Style Decoy Championship
The International Wildfowl Carvers Association has designated the IWCA Style Decoy Championship to be held at the 2020 ODCCA show. Cash prizes will be: Best of Show - $300; 2nd Best of Show - $200; and 3rd Best of Show $100.
• NEW! Working Decoy Singles Championship, Delta Waterfowl North Central Ohio Chapter Purchase Award Contest – Tank, (Not IWCA)
The Delta Waterfowl North Central Ohio Chapter is sponsoring the Working Decoy Singles Championship with a Best of Show $400 Purchase Award. The contest is not IWCA and the level of competition is Open only. Thank you Delta!
• New! $250 Singles Best of Show & Rosette
Wildfowler Pool Contests Single, Six-Bird Rig & Youth - Not IWCA
In response to many suggestions made at last year’s show, Vince Ciola and Ken Stuparyk reached out to Wildfowler participants to seek their input.
The results of the survey and a visual reference are included in the 2020 Competition Rules.
New Wildfowler Registration Times - To make registration more convenient, two registration times will be held for the Wildfowler Competitions.
The times and locations will coincide with the usual contest registrations in the Ballroom: Friday, March 13, 2020, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, March 14, 2020, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
Wildfowler entries will be on display in the Ballroom for public viewing throughout the day on Saturday prior to the contest. Volunteers will be needed to help move the decoys to the pool area.
New Wildfowler Contest Time and Day: 9 p.m., Saturday night, March 14, 2020, pool area.
Many people commented about having to get up early on Sunday morning. So in 2020, the Wildfowler contests will be held Saturday night beginning at 9 p.m., giving our participants time to have a nice dinner after the auction, and to “sleep in” Sunday morning.
Other Contest Changes:
Friday Night Kid's Painting contest will be a Blue Gill.
Ward World Youth Silhouette will be a Screech Owl, click here for pattern.
Decoy Paint-at-Show contest will be a Canada Goose Picklehead.
Shorebird Carve-at-Home & Paint-at-Show will be a Piping Plover
Fish Decoy Carve-at-Home and Paint-at-Show will be a Pan Fish.