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To view the list of 2012 winners click here:  Show and Competition Winners

SHOW DATE:  SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2013

ROCHESTER MUSEUM AND SCIENCE CENTER - EISENHART AUDITORIUM

657 EAST AVENUE, ROCHESTER, NEW YORK

Admission:  Free

INFORMATION FOR SPECTATORS:

10:00 AM     Show Opens (judging completed except decoys)
10:30 AM     Working Decoy Judging.
  2:00 PM     Soap Carving for Kids (free - sign up at Show)
  3:00 PM     End of Silent Auction & Raffle Sales.  Presentation of President's Award          3:30 PM       Raffle Drawing (need not be present to win)
  4:30 PM     Peoples' Choice and Members' Choice Awards
  5:00 PM     Show Closes

INFORMATION FOR COMPETITORS:

For 2013 show rules click on:  Rules 2013

Specialty class for 2013:  Champagne Glass Competition options of floating or non-floating,  For a copy of the rules click on:  Champagne Glass Rules 

Introducing the inaugural President's Award - "Magic in Wood" Competition.  To download the rules click on: Magic in Wood Rules 

Click on:  Entry Tag to download an entry form.  They will be available at registration or print some and fill them out ahead of time to save time!

Entry Fees for Competitors:
Genesee Valley Woodcarvers members: $5 / first 3 entries; $1 for each entry thereafter.
Non-members:  $15 surcharge plus $5 / entry.                   
Youth:  No charge.

Friday, April 12, 2013                                                                                          

3:30 to 6:00 PM - Register and drop off carvings

Saturday, April 13, 2013

10:00 AM - Show opens, see schedule above.
5:00 PM   - Show closes, pick up carvings.

Competition Divisions -

Bird:  Waterfowl, seabirds & shorebirds, song birds, birds of prey & upland game birds, all other birds, miniatures, smoothies –antique and realistic, and interpretive bird sculptures

General:  Human figures, caricatures- human & animal, animals, marine life, carousel figures, relief carving, chip carving, miniatures, and miscellaneous

Working Decoys:  Single class and category

Bench:  Bird & general pieces produced in a class setting by “open” carvers

Youth:  Single Class and Category

Special:  Champagne Glass and President's Award - Magic in Wood.

Competition Class Levels (Bird and General Divisions)

Beginner:  Carvers new to competition or those who are still progressing towards the Advanced level. 

Advanced:  Open to all carvers but must be entered by anyone winning Best-in-Show in any prior GVW competition.  Begineer/Intermediate carvers are encouraged to move up to the Advanced class after winning blue ribbons but are not required to do so.

All other divisions will be judged as a single class. 

Judging Criteria:        Craftsmanship, Accuracy, Essence, and Artistry