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CDCA Exhibit and Vintage Decoy Competition

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This year’s CDCA Sponsored Exhibit at the Core Sound Decoy Festival will again be located in the library, just inside the main entrance to the show.

Members are invited to include their favorite decoys in the exhibit. The room is secured in the evenings and CDCA members are present in the room throughout the open hours of the show.

Antique/Vintage Decoy Competition

In coordination with the Carver's Guild, our fifth annual Vintage Decoy Competition will he held Saturday, December 1. Entries will be accepted in the library at the CDCA Exhibit until 11:30 AM, when the judging begins. Anyone is eligible to enter and there are no entry fees. You may download an entry form here. Winning decoys from last year's competition are not eligible.

The categories this year are:

Dare County Diver Decoy, Currituck Puddle Duck Decoy, Ocracoke or Portsmouth Island Brant, Mainland Hyde County Decoy, Carteret County Curlew Decoy, Knotts Island Decoy, Back Bay Coot Decoy, NC Canvas Swan Decoy, Core Sound Club Decoy, Core Sound Teal Decoy.

The numbers of entries allowed per person are unlimited, but no more than two entries per category per person. Judging will be based solely on the decision of the judges. Blue Ribbons will be awarded to the top Decoy in each category, and category winners will remain on display for the remainder of the show. Entry in the competition gives the CDCA the right to photograph and publish your entries. Prior Category Winners may not reenter the competition under any newly defined category in which it might qualify for a period of five (5) years.

In addition to the ten individual winners, a Best of Show Winner will be chosen by the judges. Show attendees will also be encouraged to vote for a ''People's Choice''award until 3:00 PM Saturday afternoon, at which time the winner will be announced. All winners will be pictured in Decoy Magazine in the issue following the festival and will be eligible for public display in the CDCA's permanent display case in the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center once the museum reopens in the Spring.

Entry application forms will be available the morning of the festival or may be downloaded here.

Earlier Event: November 30
Core Sound Waterfowl Weekend
Later Event: December 1
Core Sound Decoy Festival