2022 WOODCARVING COMPETITION CATEGORIES

 1. Novice Realistic:  Category available only to 

carvers who have carved for less than a year and who are not entering Categories #4-46. Visually accurate depiction of subject. Any subject, any size, and any finish.

 

2.  Novice Caricature: Category available only to carvers who have carved for less than a year and who are not entering Categories #4-#46. Carving must exaggerate or distort physical features, movement and/or expressions for a humorous effect. Any subject, any size and any finish.

 

3.  Novice Relief: Category available only to carvers who have carved for less than a year and who are not entering Categories #4-#46. Any subject including low relief, medium relief, high relief, intaglio relief, and incised carving. Any size and any finish.

 

4.  Novice Pyrography: Category available only to carvers who have carved for less than a year and who are not entering Categories #5-#48. Wood burning on a flat surface. Any finish.

 

5.  Realistic Human Bust(s): Human bust(s), any

size and any finish. A visually accurate carving that 

depicts a person’s head and shoulders. Must be carved in the round.

 

6.   Realistic Human Figure: A full bodied, visually accurate, single human figure, any size and any finish. Must be carved in the round.

 

7.  Realistic Animal Bust: A visually accurate carving depicting an animal’s head and upper chest. Must be carved in the round. Any size and any finish. 

 

8.  Realistic Animal Figure: A visually accurate, full bodied, animal representation. Any size and any finish. Must be carved in the round.

 

9.  Realistic Fish or Marine Life: A visually accurate, full bodied, fresh or saltwater fish, amphibian, aquatic mammal. Carved in the round. Any size and any finish.

 

10.  Realistic Group: Two or more humans, animals, aquatic species, birds, etc. Full bodied. Must be permanently mounted as a group. Any size and any finish. 

 

11.  Stylized: Artistic subject with a natural wood finish. No detailed, realistic carving may be entered in this category.

 

12.  Cane/Staff: Any subject, any finish.

13. Single or Group Mythical Creature/Carousel Animal: Includes wizards, witches, fairies, dragons, elves, gnomes, carousel animals, etc. Any size and any finish. (Santas must be entered in the Santa Category.)

 

14.  Christmas Ornaments: Any Christmas theme including single or grouped items such as bells, etc. Must be able to hang ornament on a Christmas tree. Any finish.

 

15.  Santa in the Round: Santa bust or full figure. Any finish.

 

16.  Snowman in the Round: Snowman bust or full figure. Any finish.

 

17.  Relief Carving-Santa: Santa carving in relief. Any finish.

 

18.  Relief Carving-Snowman: Snowman carving in relief. Any finish.

 

19.  Relief Carving-Human: Any low relief, medium relief, high relief, intaglio relief, or incised carving. Any size, any finish.

 

20.  Relief Carving-Architectural: Building, structure carved in low relief, medium relief, high relief, intaglio relief, or incised carving. Any size, any finish.

 

21.  Relief Carving-Animals/Aquatic Creatures/Birds: Any subject including low relief, medium relief, high relief, relief, intaglio relief, or incised carving. Any size and any finish.

 

22.  Relief Carving - Other - Except Human, Architectural, Animal, Santa or Snowman: Any subject including low relief, medium relief, high relief, intaglio relief, and incised carving. Any size and any finish.

 

23.  Song Birds in the Round: Any species such as cardinal, blue jay, black capped chickadee, etc. Any size, any finish.

 

24.  Birds of Prey in the Round: Any species such as an eagle, hawk, owl, etc. Any size, any finish.

 

25.  Game Birds in the Round: Any species such as quail, pheasant, etc. Any size and any finish.

 

26.  Shore Birds in the Round: Any species. Any size any finish.

 

27.  Ducks in the Round: Any species. Any size and any finish.