2020 Prairie Canada Carving Championship Show & Competition
April 17 - 19, 2020
Pembina Curling Club, Winnipeg
Friday, April 17, 2020 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm - carving entry drop-off
Saturday, April 18, 2020 7 - 8 am - carving drop off for out of town carvers
9 am to 4:30 pm - Show and Competition
5:30 Banquet - cocktails and dinner
Sunday, April 19, 2020 9 am to 4 pm - Show and Competition
PCCA Show and Competition Highlights
Judging – Saturday 9:00 – 2:00
Display - Over 280 original wood, bone, antler & stone carvings and wood turnings
Turning demonstrations by the Woodturners’ Association of Manitoba
Information available on Manitoba carving clubs, courses, and competitions
Feature Carving Exhibits
Live Hawks & Owls
Children’s Art Activity
Live Auction - Original carvings – Sunday 2:00 PM
People’s Choice Carving Award - Voting closes Sunday 1:30
Raffle Prize Draw - Sunday 2:00
Open to the Public Saturday 9:00 a 4:30, Sunday 9:00 - 4:00
Razertip Purchase Award
Ray Minaudier - shoveler pair
$3675.00 in Cash Prizes and Purchase Awards
PRAIRIE CANADA CARVING CHAMPIONSHIP wishes to announce the purchase awards and cash prizes available at the 34th annual competition to be held April 17-19, 2020. Below is a listing and brief description of the awards. (In depth details and requirements for purchase awards are available further down in this document). Rules and procedures for the entire 2020 Competition will soon be available.
Purchase Awards 2020
Razertip lndustries Inc. offers a purchase award of $600.00. The criteria this year is “Best Wildlife Sculpture suitable for the 2020 Prairie Canada raffle piece”. The carving can be from any Category of the competition, but a maximum of 16” size. Carvings will be judged for merit and on its ability to generate revenue. The carving will not be floated. The entry judged as first in this category will become the property of the Prairie Canada Carvers’ Association and the carver will receive the $600.00 prize. This carving becomes the PCCA raffle piece for next year. Wildlife carvings from other competitive categories may be entered. Please advise your intention at registration. There is no entry fee for this category.
Jim Richardson Antique Decoy Purchase Award - In 2020 the carver will create a bluebill decoy in the style of Canadian carver George “Red” Weir. Carvings will be judged according to Prairie Canada’s Division B guidelines, except decoys will be floated but do not have to self-right. The carving is to be entered as a newly painted decoy “just off the workbench”, and must not be “antiqued”. The entry judged as first in this category will receive a $500.00 award and the carving will become the property of Mr. Richardson. The entry fee for this category is $20.00.
Richard Whittom Purchase Award offers $200.00 for the best life-size duck head carving. The winner will receive the $200.00 prize and the carving becomes the property of Mr. Whittom. Entries must be the head and neck portion only of the duck, and displayed on a suitable stand. The carver may choose to follow any of the guidelines of Divisions A, B, C, or D. The entry fee for this category is $15.00.
Mark Rathwell Purchase Award for the best cane or walking stick with a wildlife theme. The winner will receive the $200.00 prize and the carving becomes the property of Mr. Rathwell. The carving will follow the guidelines of Division K. The entry fee for this category is $15.00.
Carrie Braden Purchase Award - This purchase award offers $100.00 for the best life-size bird feather. The winner will receive the $100.00 prize and the carving becomes the property of Ms Braden. Entries must be a feather from a North American bird, any species. The feather may be displayed in any way the carver chooses, let your imagination be your guide. The entry fee for this category is $15.00.
LakeFish Net & Twine Purchase Award - This purchase award offers $600.00 for the best Greenback Walleye carving. The winner will receive the $600.00 prize and the carving becomes the property of LakeFish. Carvings will be judged according to Prairie Canada’s Division Y guidelines. The carving must have a total length of between 14 and 18 inches. The entry fee for this category is $20.00.
Winnipeg Building & Decorating Fish Purchase Award - This purchase award offers $500.00 for the best Realistic Life-size Fish carving. The winner will receive the $500.00 prize and the winning carving becomes the property of Winnipeg Building and Decorating. Entries must be the carver’s choice of one of the following fish: Walleye, Northern Pike or Smallmouth Bass.
Carvings will be judged according to Prairie Canada’s Division Y guidelines. The carving must have a total length of between 14 and 18 inches. The entry fee for this category is $20.00.
People’s Choice Award
The People’s Choice award is judged by the public. The winning carver will receive a $200.00 cash award and a trophy donated by Les Gens de Bois Woodcarving Club Inc.
Carvers’ Choice Award
The Carvers’ Choice Award is judged only by carvers engaged in the competition. The winning carver will receive a $200 cash donated by Adanac Carvers Association.
Don Phalen Memorial Award
This award of $200 is made to a Novice carver for the Best Working Decoy under the guidelines of Divisions B, C or D. This award is sponsored by the Oak Hammock Marsh Carving Guild.
Prairie Canada Junior’s Awards
This award offers a $100 first prize for the best carving by a Junior carver. Second place will receive $50 and third place receives $25. There is no entry fee. Entries are to be registered in Division “N”. This award is sponsored by Cliff Zarecki.
“Spirit” of Giving Award
This award offers $100 for the best Novice bark wood spirit. An additional $100 will be sent to a Charity of the carver’s choice. This award is sponsored by Paul Giasson.
Manitoba 150 carving challenge - the Beauty and History of Manitoba
Each year Prairie Canada Carving Championship issues a special challenge for carvers. We have had the duck head challenge, the fish challenge, and the Great White North challenge. This year, we are embracing Manitoba's 150 birthday, and challenging carvers to enter pieces of their work to celebrate the milestone.
The guidelines are: carve a piece that represents or reminds you of Manitoba. Some obvious choices may be crocuses, or bison, or our Grey Cup winning Bombers! The carvings need to fit on an 8" x 8" surface, as we will be displaying them on small pedestals. The rules are simple: if it is a carving, it is eligible. And there is no entry fee. There will be some prize draws for those who have entered this challenge. Most of all, have fun with your entries.
PCCA Show Workshops and Demonstrations
Prairie Canada is pleased to offer workshops, featuring talented Manitoba instructors, offering workshops for every carver from beginners to advanced.
Oak Hammock Marsh Waterfowl Decoy Carving Competition
Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre; September, 21 & 22, 2019 eMail the Oak Hammock Carvers Guild for more information. Rules Document and Competition info may be found here.
"Images of Nature" Competition by Alberta Wildlife Carving Association
May 3rd - 5th, 2019 in Sherwood Park, Alberta For Information call: Glenn Maber (780) 907-0454 or click here
Reflections Art Festival
October 26 - 27, 2019 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan For information, click here.
Canadian National Wildfowl Carving Championships
March 20th - 22nd in Waterloo, Ontario. For information, click here
Pacific Brant Carving & Art Show
April, 2020 in Parksville, British Columbia. For information, click here
Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Festival
April 24th - 26th, 2020 in Ocean City, Maryland. For information, click here.
Alberta Wildlife Carving Association - Images of Nature
May 1 - 3, 2020 in Sherwood Park (Edmonton), Alberta. For information, click here