2015 Carving Competition Rules

East Carolina Wildlife Arts Festival

2015 Carving Competition  Rules, Fees, and Prizes


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Species Selections for 2015





NC Championship


Harlequin Drake

Judged by IWCA Style Decoy Rules

Decorative Head Carving


Harlequin Drake

Pamlico Gunning Pairs


Sea Ducks

Includes all species of smew, long-tailed duck (old squaw), scoter, eider, harlequin,red-breasted merganser, and common merganser. Judged by IWCA Working Decoy Rules



Old Squaw Drake

Material is carver’s choice. May be made of wood, cork or canvas.

O’Neal’s Gunning Division


Old Squaw Drake

Judged by IWCA Style Decoy Rules.

NC Songbirds


Songbirds typically found in North Carolina.

Songbirds include blackbirds, buntings, chickadees, creepers, crows, cuckoos, dippers, finches,flycatchers, gnatcatchers, goatsuckers, grosbeaks, hummingbirds, jays, kingfishers, kinglets, larks, nuthatches, orioles, parrots, pipits, shrikes, sparrows, starlings, swallows, swifts, tanagers, thrashers, thrushes, titmice, vireos, warblers, waxwings, woodpeckers, and wrens.A complete list of eligible species is available at the following link: http://www.ecwguild.com/songbirds-of-nc/