It is the responsibility of each carver to enter his/her works in the appropriate category and level of competition. Please read this information carefully and consult with the show committee at registration if you have questions.
Entries are limited to:
Carvings completed within the last two years
Carvings that have not won a first place, "Best in Group", or "Best in Show" in a previous Desert Woodcarving Show.
Carvings which are entirely the work of the individual except for carvings entered in the Mentored and Team Categories.
Carvings made from duplicator rough-outs are not eligible, except for Rough-out and Mentored categories
Entries must be made mostly of wood, except for entries in categories for "Other than Wood".
Re-classification of Entries
Prior to judging, the show committee may change an entry to a category if deemed more appropriate
At the discretion of the show committee, a category with an excessive number of entries may be divided if a more equitable competition will result. In a like manner similar categories with too few entries may be combined.
Judges will limit awards if entries are not of sufficient merit.
Any individual judge may give an honorable mention award
Rosette winners or their designated representatives need to be present Sunday for the awarding of prizes.
Carvings entered in the competition are to remain on the competition and award tables until the end of the show (4:00 PM Sunday). NO EXCEPTIONS so DON'T ASK! The show committee or its representatives are NOT responsible to hold carvings entered in the competition past 5:00 PM Sunday.
All entries by an individual must be entered at the same level; i.e. Youth, Novice, Intermediate, Advanced levels except Open. An Advanced carver who has not won a blue ribbon in Open may enter Advanced and Open at the same time.
Team entries must be entered at the highest skill level of a team member.
OPEN: Any carver may enter. All professional carvers or carvers who have won 2 or more Best of Show at the advanced level must enter at this level. Please see the Open Category page for a list of the Open categories.
ADVANCED: Any carver may enter, except for those qualified to enter Open. All carvers who have won 5 or more Intermediate First Place Awards or 3 "Best in Group" Awards at a Desert Woodcarving Show must enter this level. All carvers who have won any Intermediate or or higher "Best in Show" Awards at a Desert Woodcarving Show must enter this level. Any carver who has won a blue ribbon or higher at the Open level may no longer enter Advanced. Please see the Advanced Category page for a list of Advanced Categories and Groups.
NOVICE: Any carver who has been carving for less than 4 years and who has not won 3 Novice "First Place Awards" at a Desert Woodcarving Show. Carvers who have won any "Best in Show" Award or any Intermediate "First Place Awards" at a Desert Woodcarving Show may no longer enter at the Novice level. Please see the Novice Category page for a list of Novice categories.