1. PYROGRAPHY: Wood burning. The burning or incision through heat of a pattern that is the principle subject of the piece. Example, a picture burned into a plaque is acceptable. A carved piece with burned details is not acceptable.2. FOUND WOOD: Any subject that is carved in wood in its natural and unaltered condition – commonly thought of as driftwood, dead falls, cottonwood bark, cypress knees, slab wood (discarded portion of a tree when it is sawn into lumber), pine knots and etc.2.1 COTTON WOOD SMALL: will fix into a box (11” X 6” X 3”)2.3 COTTONWOOD LARGE: larger than a box (11+” X 6+” X 3+”)2.5 OTHER FOUND WOOD 3. ORNAMENTAL: The object of this category is intended for those carvings which are decorative in nature, but may be functional such as signs, jewelry, carved boxes, dolls, etc. This category may include entries not meeting the definition of any other category or non-wood carvings (i.e. golf/ soft balls, antler, resin, etc.).3.1 WILL FIT: into a box (11” X 6” X 3”)3.3 LARGER: than a box (11+” X 6+” X 3+”)4. CARICATURE: May be any subject. May be in the round, relief, natural finish or painted. Caricature exists in many forms and is acceptable in any form.4.1 SMALL: carvings between 2 and 6 inches in any direction, excluding the base.4.3 LARGE: carvings greater than 6 inches in any direction, excluding the base.4.5 GROUP: 2 or more subjects on the same base.5. ANIMAL: Mammals, reptiles, insects, fish, etc. May be in the round or relief. : Represents the true form of the subject as found in nature.6. BIRDS: All avian species. May be in the round or relief. Realistic 7. HUMAN SCULPTURE: May be in the round or relief. Realistic 8. STYLIZED: Prominently features the stylized form of the subject.8.1 ANIMAL STYLIZED: Mammals, reptiles, insects, fish, & Birds 8.3 HUMAN STYLIZED: The form may be fully clothed or nude.9. RELIEF: Generally described as a “picture in wood”. The forms or figures may be raised or incised into the wood. Relief carvings of an abstract nature may better be placed in the “Abstract” category.10. FUNCTIONAL: Utilitarian in nature. Items maybe unpainted, natural finish or painted and have painted or unpainted decorations added to the surface.10.1 NON-EATING: Walking sticks, canes, toys, non-eating utensils, decoys & Decorative utensils 10.3 EATING: Eating utensils or treenware. 11. CHIP CARVING: The incision of a pattern or design into the wood by removing a series of precise chips to form an engraved design lower than the surface. The resulting design may be positive or negative in nature.12. HOLIDAY / RELIGIOUS: any carving pertaining to a religious or holiday theme12.1 HOLIDAY: Carvings pertaining to a non-religious holiday theme such as Santa’s, Easter bunnies, Jack-O-Lanterns and flags.12.3 RELIGIOUS: Carvings pertaining to a religious theme such as Bible figures, angels, menorahs and crosses.13. MINIATURES: any carving not greater than 2 inches in any direction, excluding the base.14. UNDER ADVISEMENT / ROUGH OUTS: Carvings that were completed with the aid of or in class of a professional instructor or carving that were made using a manufactured rough out blanks. Carvings may be in the round or relief, unpainted, natural finishes or painted. Carvings should be primarily wood and hand carved, not turned. This category is not eligible for “Best of Division” awards. However, first, second and third place ribbons will be awarded. 15. YOUTH: Anyone under 18 years of age by the show date. Carvings must be done entirely by entrant and within the last 2 years. Youth will be judged against other youth only. 16.Miscellaneous: non-wood carvings (not eligible for Best-in-Show), abstracts, and any subjects not covered in the above categories.
CARVING COMPETITION ENTRY RULES
1.The JRWCA carving competition is open to all carvers and unlimited entries. All entries must be solely carved and finished by the artist (except for category #14) and completed since January 1, 2016. Previous ribbon winning carvings in JRWC competitions are not eligible for judging. JRWC reserves the right to refuse any entry that, in their opinion, is offensive. Only THREE (3) carvings in each category are allowed and only ONE (1) division per carver. By registering, the carver agrees to abide by all JRWC competition rules.2.There will be three (3) divisions of skill for this competition:a.Novice (Any Apply) – Carving less than 5 years or carved less than 20 pieces or has not win Best-of-Novice in other competitionsc.Intermediate(Any Apply)-Carving more than 5 years or carved more than 21 pieces or has won Best-of-Novice ribbon in any competition or demonstrator at club events or sell at local craft shows.d.Open(Any Apply)– Prior Intermediate Best-in-Show winner or serious carver with extensive experience or teacher of carving classes or demonstrator at major events or sell pieces at art shows/galleries or published in national carving magazines.1.Fees for entering carvings into the competition: Members are $2 per entry up to a maximum of $10. Nonmembers are $10 for unlimited entries, Youth-members are free for unlimited entries and Youth-nonmembers are $5 for unlimited entries. A late fee of $5 will be assessed for registrations received within 1 hour of entry closing.2.Registration begins March 1, 2018. Receipt of entry form & money will be giving by email only.3.Mail entry forms to: Make checks payable:James River Woodcarvers.JR Competition 2018, PO Box 29432, Henrico, VA 232421.Carving check-in times at Woodcraft will be Thursday, April 19(3 to 7 pm) & Friday, April 20(1 – 4 pm) before the judging begins. Entry numbers will be assigned at this time. Allcarvings must be received at the competition site no later than 4:00 pm on the Friday of judging. No exceptions will be made for late entries. 2.Judging will commence at 5:00 pm on Friday. Carvings will be judged by a panel of three on design, technical difficulty, skilled execution, surface finish, and final presentation. Ribbons may not be awarded in all categories as determined by the panel of judges. 3.Entrants are responsible for placing their entry in the appropriate category. However, the judges, at their discretion may move a carving (with the Show Committee Chairman approval) to a more appropriate category within the divisions or a diffident division and category. The judge’s decisions are final.4.Youth entrants will be judged against other youth.5.All ribbon winners must be left at the Woodcraft Store for public display Saturday. Carvings may be picked up on Sunday afternoon. 6.Show committee chairman reserves the right to add, divide or delete categories as deemed necessary in order to separate the entries into more practical grouping. 7.A miscellaneous category has been added. Any non-wood entry is not eligible for Best-in-Show.
LocationWoodcraft Store9862 West Broad Street (Rt. 250)Richmond (Glen Allen), VAPhone: 804-355-3945