Competition Info

Every two months a new competition will be live. Carvers with an active membership can compete in any of the current competitions. The voting public (VP) can vote for their favorite carvings and be entered into monthly prize drawings. 


Each competition will have 2 categories, one voted on by carvers and one by the voting public members. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th will be awarded in the “carver choice”. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the “voting public” as well as random drawings just for voting will be awarded.   
 

2022 Competitions

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SIGNATURE BEAR

Submissions Open: 01/01/2022

Voting Close: 02/28/2022

This contest has been completed!

Enter your best bear carvings and let the voting begin. There are 2 competitions: One voted on by carvers and one by the voting public! Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd and random drawings just for voting!

Total prizes value:

$2000

usd minimum.

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GREAT DOG CHALLENGE

Submissions Open: 05/01/2022
Submission Close: 06/30/2022

This contest has been completed!

The "Great Dog Challenge" is our newest contest. Submit your best dog carving. We can't wait to see what you come up with.

Total prizes value:

$2000

 usd minimum

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FUNCTIONAL CHALLENGE

Submissions Open: 09/01/2022
Submission Close: 10/31/2022

This contest has been completed!

The "Functional Challenge" is our newest contest. Submit your best piece serves a secondary purpose after the art. 

Total prizes value:

$2000

 usd minimum

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FANTASY CHALLENGE

Submissions Open: 03/01/2022
Submission Close: 04/30/2022

This contest has been completed!

The fantasy challenge is a very broad category. You can create anything or use any of your old projects that you feel fits into the world of fiction.  We can't wait to see what you come up with.

Total prizes value:

$2000

usd minimum

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PATRIOTIC CHALLENGE

Submissions Open: 07/01/2022
Submission Close: 08/31/2022

This contest has been completed!

The "Patriotic Challenge" is our newest contest. Submit your best piece that represents your home country. We can't wait to see what you come up with.

Total prizes value:

$2000

 usd minimum

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GREAT ADD ON CHALLENGE

Submissions Open: 11/01/2022
Submission Close: 12/31/2022

The Great Add On Challenge showcases carver’s ability to add on to their original log. Whether it’s with glue, screws, or tongue and groove, you can see it in the Great Add On Challenge! 

Total prizes value:

$2000

 usd minimum

2023 Competitions 

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Abstract

Submissions Open: 01/01/2023

Voting Close: 02/28/2023

The Abstract Challenge will have our carvers put a twist on of their favorite pieces, or create something completely out of the box. We want to see your creative juices flow with this competition. 

Total prizes value:

$2000

usd minimum.

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PAINT IT UP!

Submissions Open: 05/01/2023
Submission Close: 06/30/2023

Putty and paint bring a carving to life! In this competition, use putty, paint, and color to bring your piece to the next level! 

Total prizes value:

$2000

 usd minimum

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INANIMATE OBJECTS

Submissions Open: 09/01/2023
Submission Close: 10/31/2023

Create your best rendition of a non living thing. This can be a piece of furniture, something symbolic, or even something abstract. Art comes in all forms, and we want to test your skills!  

Total prizes value:

$2000

 usd minimum

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Aquatic

Submissions Open: 03/01/2023
Submission Close: 04/30/2023

The Aquatic Challenge is a new GCA theme. Submit your best piece that features aquatic fun! Animals, sports, and anything else you can think of qualifies! 

Total prizes value:

$2000

usd minimum

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Pet 

Submissions Open: 07/01/2023
Submission Close: 08/31/2023

Everyone loves to see their pets immortalized in sculpture. Whether yours is furry, scaled, feathered, or bare, lets see them in our Pet Challenge!  

Total prizes value:

$2000

 usd minimum

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MYTHICAL

Submissions Open: 09/01/2023
Submission Close: 10/31/2023

Entries in our Mythical Challenge are more than just an unreal skill level. They’re unreal period! You’ll see it all in this competition! 

Total prizes value:

$2000

 usd minimum