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Rules of Entry

  1. Every carving must have been completed within the 12 months immediately prior to the competition and may not be entered in the same competition in two successive years.
  2. Every carving must be an original made by the carver.
  3. More than one subject on a single base is considered one entry.
  4. A competitor may not enter carvings in more than one competition class.
  5. All entries must be made of wood. Glass eyes are acceptable. Subject to restrictions listed in the competition class description, other materials may be used as functionally required (i.e., hinges, hasps, drawer pulls, cane tips, etc.).
  6. Any/all discrepancies are to be submitted to the Kawartha Carving Competition by September 30, 2023 in writing with phone number, address, and signature for review by the Competition Committee. 
  7. The judges and their immediate families (i.e., spouses and children) are not eligible for the competition.
  8. Any entry may be reassigned to another category at the discretion of the judges.
  9. Carvings will be coded until judging is complete. Identification marks and signatures must be covered.
  10. If a carving is the work of 2 or more people, all names must be on the registration and on any place cards or other references during the show. Judges will be made aware that the entry was the work of more than one person. Entries will be judged in the class applicable to the more experienced carver/painter.
  11. Judging begins at 10:00 a.m. Saturday and is open to the public.
  12. Woodburning (pyrography) is not eligible for Best of Class or Best of Show consideration.