National Fish Decoy Association


 

COMPETITION SHOWS

 

Class Decoy Length Paint Awards
1 Red Side Shiner 9 - 10" Open 1 - 5
2 Brown Trout 9 - 10" Open 1 - 5
3 Rainbow Trout 9 - 10" Open 1 - 5
4 Black Crappie 9 - 10" Open 1 - 5
5 Rock Bass 9 - 10" Open 1 - 5
NFDA sanctioned event. All National rules apply. Points for top 10 places in each class. $3 per fish entry. Out of state mail ins are welcome. Contact Road at 218.841.3566 with questions.


3rd Annual
Little Falls Decoy Show
Bob Johnson Invitational


Saturday, March 7, 2015
Little Falls Ballroom in Little Falls, MN
9 am - 3 pm
RAFFLES - SILENT AUCTION - DOOR PRIZES

ATTENTION DEALERS: Advance payment and table reservations required. $35 per table.

NFDA POINT SERIES DECOY CARVING COMPETITION

Class Decoy Length Paint Award
1 WALLEYE 9-10" AIRBRUSH 1 - 5
2 NORTHERN PIKE 9-10" AIRBRUSH 1 - 5
3 ARTIC CHAR 9-10" AIRBRUSH 1 - 5
4 GOLDEN TROUT 9-10" AIRBRUSH 1 - 5
5 BROOK TROUT 9-10" AIRBRUSH 1 - 5
6 PEACOCK BASS 9-10" OPEN 1 - 5
7 TULIBEE 9-10" OPEN 1 - 5
8 ANY FROG 9-10" OPEN 1 - 5
9 SALAMANDER 9-10" OPEN 1 - 5
10 ANY TURTLE 9-10" OPEN 1 - 5
11 EBAY 1 9-10" OPEN 1 - 5
12 EBAY 2 9-10" OPEN 1 - 5
13 EBAY 3 9-10" OPEN 1 - 5

NFDA sanctioned event. All National rules apply. Points for top 10 places in each class. $3 per fish entry.
Contact Rod at 218.841.3566 with questions.


11th Annual
Rudy Zweig Alexandria Fish Decoy & Sporting Collectable Show
Runestone Community Center at Douglas County Fairgrounds
802 3rd Avenue West    Alexandria, MN

Saturday, March 21, 2015
9 am to 4 pm

ATTENTION DEALERS:  Dealer Set up Friday Night from 3 pm through 8 pm and Saturday at 7 am.
Table cost is $25 each. Contact Paul Lundeen at 218.948.2888 or paul.lundeen@yahoo.com

NFDA POINT SERIES DECOY CARVING COMPETITION

CLASS DECOY LENGTH PAINT AWARDS
1* PERCH 8-9" OPEN 1-5
2* SUCKER 8-9" OPEN 1-5
3* STURGEON 8-9" OPEN 1-5
4* RED n' WHITE 8-9" OPEN 1-5
5 BLACK FIN TUNA 8-9" OPEN 1-5
6 BLACK DRUM 8-9" OPEN 1-5

NFDA sanctioned event. All National rules apply. Points for top 10 places in each class. $3 per fish entry. Out of state mail ins are welcome. Contact Rod at 218.841.3566 with questions.
*CLASS 1 - 4 ARE FISH HOUSE DECOYS SO JUDGED BY 80% SWIM.

ALSO AT THE ALEXANDRIA SHOW

MID-STATE CHAPTER CARVING CONTEST
(THIS IS NOT AN NFDA SANCTIONED EVENT SO NO NFDA POINT AWARDED)
QUESTIONS FOR THIS COMPETITION?  CONTACT SHANE JOOS AT 320.392.7426
MUST HAVE A TABLE AT THE SHOW TO PARTICIPATE AND NO MAIL IN ENTRIES ALLOWED


~~~SPONSORED BY PETE'S COUNTY MARKET~~~


WALL PLAQUE WITH 2 CRAPPIES ON DRIFTWOOD
FISH SHOULD 11-12" EACH
ONE (1) ENTRY PER PERSON
$500 PURCHASE AWARD FOR 1ST PLACE
$200 NON-PURCHASE AWARD FOR 2nd PLACE
$150 NON-PURCHASE AWARD FOR 3rd PLACE

~~~SPONSORED BY PETE'S COUNTY MARKET~~~

AMATEUR CATEGORY
To enter, carvers must have NEVER WON cash or awards at any show or competition.
Carved decoy must work and must be hand painted.
One entry per category.

DECOY SIZE NON-PURCHASE AWARD
RED n' WHITE 6-8" 1ST: $50  2ND: $25
NORTHERN PIKE 7-11" 1ST: $50  2ND: $25
LARGEMOUTH BASS 6-8" 1ST: $50  2ND: $25
TROUT 6-8" 1ST: $50  2ND: $25
MINI FISH 1-2" 1ST: $50  2ND: $25

 


18th Annual
THE GATHERING 2015
WORLDS LARGEST FISH DECOY SHOW

Saturday, April 11th and Sunday, April 12th, 2015
Perham Area Community Center
Perham, MN

Sporting Collectibles Show
John Jensen National Fish Decoy Contest
Casey Edwards National Bunning Bird Contest
Texas Worlds Fish Decoy Contest
NFDA World Point Series Contest
NFDA Awards Banquet
NFDA Collectible Silent Auction

WATCH FOR UPDATES AND MORE DETAILS ON THE NFDA'S FACEBOOK PAGE
www.facebook.com/nfdadecoys

The fun doesn't stop here. Shop the city of Perham for your chance to win over $3,000 in prizes!!!
BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE PERHAM EVENT COMMITTEE, PERHAM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND
THE NATIONAL FISH DECOY ASSOCIATION
Perham merchant's 4th annual
"Spring Up All City Sale"
April 8th through April 12th, 2015


Shop at any of the 60 participating merchants and register for your chance to win prizes. Look for the yellow
flower in merchant's windows. Map of the participating merchants will be available closer to the date of event.
Follow the NFDA on facebook or watch for more information at www.perham.com

LODGING:
Super 8 Motel  218-346-7888
The Crossings by Grandstay  218-346-2033
 


DECORATIVE AND OPEN PAINT AND WORKING CLASS DECOYS

CLASS DECOY LENGTH PAINT 1ST PLACE
PURCHASE AWARD
1 TIGER MUSKIE 9-10" HANDPAINTED $250
2 PUMPKINSEED 9-10" HANDPAINTED $250
3 BROOK TROUT 9-10" HANDPAINTED $250
4 CUTTHROAT TROUT 9-10" HANDPAINTED $250
5 PERCH 9-10" HANDPAINTED $250
6 WALLEYE 9-10" AIRBRUSH $250
7 NORTHERN PIKE 9-10" AIRBRUSH $250
8 ARTIC CHAR 9-10" AIRBRUSH $250
9 GOLDEN TROUT 9-10" AIRBRUSH $250
10 BROOK TROUT 9-10" AIRBRUSH $250
11 RED SIDE SHINER 9-10" OPEN $250
12 BROWN TROUT 9-10" OPEN $250
13 RAINBOW TROUT 9-10" OPEN $250
14 BLACK CRAPPIE 9-10" OPEN $250
15 ROCK BASS 9-10" OPEN $250
16* PEACOCK BASS 9-10" OPEN $250
17 TULIBEE 9-10" OPEN $250
18 ANY FROG 9-10" OPEN $250
19 SALAMANDER 9-10" OPEN $250
20 ANY TURTLE 9-10" OPEN $250
*Class 16 is 2016 show logo. NFDA WORLD POINTS AWARDED TO TOP 10 PLACES IN EACH CLASS. Ribbons and certificates to the top 5 places in each class.
FIRST PLACE IN EACH CLASS IS A PURCHASE AWARD
 

NFDA JUNIOR DIVISION

CLASS DECOY LENGTH PAINT AWARD
21 SUCKER 8-9" OPEN 1-5
22* SUNFISH 8-9" OPEN 1-5
23 NORTHERN 8-9" OPEN 1-5
24 RED n' WHITE 8-9" OPEN 1-5
*Class 22 is 2016 NFDA button logo winner. NO POINTS BUT NATIONAL RULES APPLY! Ribbons and certificates for the top 5 places in each class.

 

NFDA MINNOW SERIES - DECORATIVE WORKING

CLASS DECOY LENGTH PAINT AWARD
25 NINE SPINE STICKLEBACK 6-7" OPEN 1-5
26 MOSQUITO FISH 6-7" OPEN 1-5
27 SOUTHERN STAR HEAD TOP MINNOW/MALE 6-7" OPEN 1-5
NFDA WORLD POINTS AWARDED TO TOP 10 PLACES IN EACH CLASS. Ribbons and certificates for top 5 places in each class. Find these minnows in the Peterson Field Guide/Freshwater Fishes or Fishes of the Central United States.

NFDA FISH HOUSE DECOYS - DOUG DAVIS MEMORIAL CONTEST
(formerly service working)
PLEASE READ THE NATIONAL RULES BEFORE MAKING ANY OF THESE DECOYS
RULES HAVE CHANGED FOR 2014-2015.

CLASS DECOY LENGTH PAINT AWARD
28 PERCH 8-9" OPEN 1-5
29* SUCKER 8-9" OPEN 1-5
30 STURGEON 8-9" OPEN 1-5
31 RED n' WHITE 8-9" OPEN 1-5
*Class 29 is the 2016 NFDA Fish Fry Beer Batter Logo. NFDA WORLD POINTS AWARDED TO TOP 10 PLACES IN EACH CLASS. Ribbons and certificates for top 5 places in each class.

NFDA SALTWATER DIVISION

CLASS DECOY LENGTH PAINT AWARD
32 BLACK FIN TUNA 8-9" OPEN 1-5
33 CALIFORNIA YELLOW TAIL 8-9" OPEN 1-5
34 BLACK DRUM 8-9" OPEN 1-5
NFDA WORLD POINTS AWARDED TO TOP 10 PLACES IN EACH CLASS. Ribbons and certificates for top 5 places in each class.

NFDA/OTIS LAEL FOLK ART MEMORIAL DIVISION

CLASS DECOY LENGTH PAINT AWARD
35 ANY INSECT 5-8" OPEN 1-5
36 OTTER 9-12" OPEN 1-5
37 HAND MADE WORKING FISH SCALER 8-10" OPEN 1-5
38* BULL HEAD 8-10" OPEN 1-5
*Class 38 is the 2016 NFDA wine label. NFDA WORLD POINTS AWARDED TO TOP 10 PLACES IN EACH CLASS. Ribbons and certificates for top 5 places in each class.

SHOWDOWN
ONE WINNER TAKES ALL - $1,000 PURCHASE AWARD
(new rules)
CARVER MUST ENTER 6 CLASSES IN THE DESIGNATED CLASSES 1-20 TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS CLASS

CLASS ITEM LENGTH 1ST PLACE AWARD ONLY
39 STREAM OF TROUT 51.5" (see details below) $1,000
 OPTIONS: diorama, driftwood plaque, painted background board or display as a table top center piece.  Any species trout; mix or match. Can include minnows, critters, flys, bugs, etc. which don't count in total inches. Must be able and ready to hang on a wall or displayed as a table top center piece as that may be the way officials display them before judging. JUDGING IS ON THE FISH AND DISPLAY, CONCEPT, CREATIVITY AND QUALITY OF WORK. CARVER MUST ENTER 6 CLASSES IN THE DESIGNATED CLASSES 1-20 TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS CLASS


NFDA eBAY SERIES - CLASS 40 - DECORATIVE WORKING
The NFDA expenses to host shows and contests continues to increase each year. Please show your
support and enter a decoy (or 2 or 3 or 4, etc.) in this category. You will receive a lot of recognition
for your donation on facebook and on eBay.
(JUDGED 50/50 AS ONE CLASS)

SEGMENT FISH DECOY SIZE PAINT AWARD
E1 CHOICE 8-9" OPEN 1-5
E2 CHOICE 8-9" OPEN  
E3 CHOICE 8-9" OPEN  
DOUBLE NFDA WORLD POINTS FOR FIRST 10 PLACES. Carver may enter this class 3 times provided each entry is a different species. ALL entries are donations to the NFDA and will be sold on eBay as a fundraiser starting in the fall of 2015. Ribbons and certificates for top 5 places.


SPONSOR SERIES
(new rules)
CARVER MUST ENTER 6 CLASSES IN THE DESIGNATED CLASSES 1-20 TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS CLASS

CLASS DECOY SPONSOR SIZE 1ST PLACE CASH
PURCHASE AWARD
41 STEAM PUNK
FLYING FISH
(metal accessories allowed)
JANE LITCHY,
NFDA VOLUNTEER WEB DEVELOPMENT
6-8" $250
42 DORADO RON HAMM,
CARVER, COLLECTOR, & NFDA VOLUNTEER
8-9" $250
44 UNDER THE SEA REALISTIC/DECORATIVE
OCEAN SPECIES. FISH OR CRITTER
TAMMY MICHELS,
NFDA VOLUNTEER JUDGE & COLLECTOR.
10-12" $250
45 ANY SUNFISH ERIC NEITERS,
DECOY  COLLECTOR
9-10" $250
NO NFDA WORLD POINTS AWARDED. Winner certificate and purchase cash prize award for 1st place entries. All entries should be realistic/decorative working decoys unless otherwise noted above.  CARVER MUST ENTER 6 CLASSES IN THE DESIGNATED CLASSES 1-20 TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS CLASS.

 

CLASS 46 - LARRY CHRISTY SPONSOR
WWW.FISHDECOYS.NET

 CARVER MUST ENTER 6 CLASSES IN THE DESIGNATED CLASSES 1-20 TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS CLASS.

TROUT FISH PLAQUE - 16-20" IN FULL BODY

1ST PLACE PURCHASE AWARD    $600
2ND PLACE PURCHASE AWARD    $500
3RD PLACE PURCHASE AWARD    $400

Any back board or driftwood. Judging is based on innovation, creativity, quality and craftsmanship.
NFDA WORLD POINTS AWARDED FOR FIRST 10 PLACES.

 

CLASS 46.5 - ALL NEW TEXAS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
CARVER MUST ENTER 6 CLASSES IN THE DESIGNATED CLASSES 1-20 TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS CLASS.

DECORATIVE WORKING BROOK TROUT DECOY - ABOUT 9" LONG

1ST PLACE PURCHASE AWARD    $350
2ND PLACE PURCHASE AWARD    $250
3RD PLACE PURCHASE AWARD    $150

Only 1 entry per person allowed. NFDA WORLD POINTS AWARDED FOR FIRST 10 PLACES.
Entries are not donations to the Texan for 2015. The NFDA would appreciate your donation of your entries
to use for future fund raising activities.

 

CASEY EDWARDS GUNNING BIRD COMPETITION

Working decoys only. Judges expect field ready birds. Ducks are swim tested. Calls are tested.
Ribbons and certificates for 1st through 5th place awarded at the NFDA Awards Banquet.
Register birds at the same table as the fish decoys at the The Gathering.

CLASS BIRD SIZE AWARD
47 BLACK BELLIED PLOVER FULL NON-PURCHASE 1ST PLACE AWARD $50
48 YELLOW LEGS FULL NON-PURCHASE 1ST PLACE AWARD $50
49 OLDSQUAW FULL NON-PURCHASE 1ST PLACE AWARD $50
50 ANY EIDER FULL NON-PURCHASE 1ST PLACE AWARD $50
51 GREAT GREY OWL
(DECORATIVE WORKING)
3/4 PURCHASE 1ST PLACE AWARD $250
SPONSORED BY TAMMY MICHELS
52 VIOLET TAILED SYLPH HUMMINGBIRD
(DECORATIVE-ON DISPLAY)
4 - 4.5" BODY NOT COUNTING BEAK OR TAIL PURCHASE 1ST PLACE AWARD $300
SPONSORED BY
GEORGE & ANITA HELGET

 

THE GATHERING 2014 BEST OF SHOW AWARDS

DIVISION CLASS CASH AWARD RIBBON TROPHY
Designated/Open
Hand Painted
6-20
1-5
$200
$200
X
X
X
X
NFDA Junior Division 21-24 $100 X X
NFDA Minnow 25-27 $100 X X
NFDA Fish House Decoy
Doug Davis Memorial
28-31 $100 X X
NFDA Saltwater 32-34 $100 X X
NFDA Otis Lael Folk Art 35-38 $100 X X
Casey Edwards Gunning
Birds
47-52 $100 X X

 

NFDA AWARDS BANQUET 2015

THE CACTUS
SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2015
$35 PER TICKET
Following the close of the show on Saturday
Meal time to be announced
(ticket includes a meal, door prizes and awards banquet)
Cash Bar

The banquet is fun for everyone, including the carvers who have no idea if they are a winner until their name is announced at the award ceremony. If you have not attended the banquet before then you are missing half the show. This is an annual fund raiser for the NFDA too so make plans to support the club and join us for a great evening of fun with fine people. The more the merrier!


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