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Registration - Canadian National Wildfowl Carving Championship

Please note - Registration to the Owl's Nest Competition must be made through the Owl's Nest Woodcarving Club website (please click here to be directed to their website.)

Pre-Registration is preferred for convenience of the carvers at show registration. It makes the whole registartion process much smoother.

For the 2019 Show there will be a reduction of $3.00 on the first bird only of a pre-registered entry.

Entry Fees

Canadian Master and Open

$20.00 for the first entry
$12.00 for each additional carving

Intermediate, Novice, Beginner
$12.00 for the first entry
$7.00 for each additional carving

Purchase Awards
$25.00 for each entry, $20.00 for the single Champagne Waterfowl.

Carvers are strongly urged to deliver entries to the registration area in the Forbes Family Hall at Rim Park by noon on Friday, because the display of carvings is a major feature of the Show which opens to the public on Friday 12:00 noon.

Mail-in Registration

Cheques/Money Orders should be made out to Grand Valley Woodcarvers
No post-dated cheques

Click here to download a pdf copy of the Mail-in Registration form. It will print on letter size paper.

The completed registration form should be mailed along with a cheque or money order for the correct amount to:

    Grand Valley Woodcarvers

    PO Box 25011

    Shoppers Drug Mart Postal Outlet

    Kitchener, Ontario


    N2A 4A5

Mail in entry forms must be received on or before Monday March 12, 2018.


E-mail Registration

An alternative is to e-mail your registration to Canadian Nationals Registrar

Click here to download an excel version of the Registration form .

In the dialogue box that opens, choose either to "Open in Excel", or to "Save to File".

Open the file in excel, complete the required information and save it. You can then insert the completed excel registration form in an e-mail to the Registrar.

Emailed entries must be received on or before March 13, 2019.

Payment for email entries is due when delivering the carving(s).

On-site Registration

Friday March 15, 2019

On-site Registration 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Deliver exhibits to carving registration area in Forbes Family Hall at Rim Park during the above times.

If you are travelling a long distance and you are unable to make it before Saturday, you can deliver your carvings between 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday March 16, 2019.

Entries arriving after 9:30 a.m. on Saturday will NOT be accepted.


Judging begins at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday.
The decisions of the judges are final.

While the organizers of this competition agree to take every reasonable precaution to ensure the safety of articles submitted to the competition, it must be understood that the owners are required to directly assume all risk. Should any article be accidentally damaged, lost, or stolen, the organizers will provide assistance for the recovery of the same, but will not recognize any claim for payment of the value, or any portion thereof.


Hotels and Eating Places

Click here, for a map of places to stay and eat in the local proximity of the carving show.


Created Aug., 2017 by P. McLaren based on work from Barkhouse Photography