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Best Carving Design Contest 2011

The Entry Deadline has passed. Check back soon to vote for the People’s Choice Awards.

Contest Rules:

  • Projects must be your original design and cannot be altered versions of existing patterns by another designer.
  • Projects can be hand or power carved and can be finished naturally or with paint.
  • Projects must be able to be made from commonly available wood.
  • Include the name of anyone who contributed to the carving, including instructors or spouses.
  • Projects cannot have been previously entered in a WCI-sponsored contest.

To Enter:

Submit the following information:

  • Category of entry: Relief, Realistic, Caricature, Santa, Chip Carving, Stylized, or Junior Carver (16 years and under)
  • Clear photographs of your work from multiple views. DO NOT send your carving. You can e-mail photos, send a disk, or send traditional prints. DO NOT send photos printed from your home computer.
  • Information on the project size and types of wood used
  • Information on special construction or finishing methods, including add-ons
  • Your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address

Category winners receive:

(two winners in each category – one voted on by the public, and one selected by the editors)

  • $50 Fox Books Gift Certificate
  • Woodcarving Illustrated T-shirt
  • Commermorative Contest Pin

Best in Contest Winners receive:

(two best in contest winners – one voted on by the public, and one selected by the editors)

  • Category prize package PLUS
  • $50 Cash
  • Autographed Fox Chapel Book

Submit entries to:

Best Carving Design Contest
Woodcarving Illustrated
1970 Broad St.,
East Petersburg, Pa., 17520

Or e-mail:

See a few of the Editor’s Choice winners from the 2010 Best Carving Design Contest in the gallery below.

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