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Competition Schedule & Dates (2021 Competition)

The NWTF remains dedicated to the artists that make up Cust Call Making Competition year after year. We have had a lot of conversation in previous months in regards to how we can take the circumstances we have been given surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and turn them into an opportunity for success. Using use all of our available resource at the NWTF, we feel like we can make the upcoming competition better than ever before, and shine a spotlight on the competition in the upcoming virtual Convention and Sport Show giving it the attention it deserves.

With that said, the contest will look a bit different this year and we understand that some of you will have concerns. We have had a great deal of success over prior months with our virtual events. By driving traffic to the contest through social media, live Facebook feeds, Email Blasts and through other means, we can make this event a huge success for all involved.

We recognize the effort from all of the participants designing and creating the calls each year and the time spent on that craftsmanship and artwork that makes this competition the biggest and best in the Country. It's all of your individual efforts that contribute so much towards the NWTF’s mission. Not just in your donations to the contest, but also the events you attend, the time you choose to volunteer for your local chapters and the competition itself, as well as the positive words you share with friends and family about the NWTF and it’s mission. Every little bit helps and we would like to take this opportunity to say “THANK YOU” from the entire NWTF organization.

There are some changes that should be discussed up front. Here is a list of changes that we feel will be necessary (Note: These could change as we get closer to convention)

  • Both the Live and Silent auctions have been moved to a single “Online” auction event with live bidding.
  • There will be no “Bid Paddles” sold this year. We understand that some of you collect them year after year, and we apologize in advance for this inconvenience.
  • The main NWTF headquarters campus will not be open to visitors during the custom call-making competition. However, for those who prefer to hand-deliver their calls, there will be an outdoor station setup for the drop off of calls all day on Jan 25th ONLY at the Palmetto Shooting Complex in Edgefield, SC. This facility will be open to the public for shooting if you like, and has an outdoor pavilion area to gather with each other if you so choose. There are multiple venues available for lodging and several other things to do in nearby Augusta, GA area.
  • Online auctions and bidding will be live for 2 weeks and will close in accordance with the schedule below.
  • Judges will have more time to judge calls this year which will give them a better opportunity to give a fair assessment of the quality of the calls.
  • With silent bid sheets being eliminated, online bidders will always have the most up to date information about what a current bid is on a given call.
  • Social media will be very active with lots of live streams of judge interviews, walk-throughs, and so much more.
  • There will be live support through-out the contest to help answer questions or to view calls when needed to make purchase judgements (We will not be allowed to play air operated calls)

Let’s all come together and make this a contest to remember!!

  • MONDAY November 30th , 2020

    9:00 AM EST - Registrations for the 2021 contest open

  • WEDNESDAY January 20, 2021 11:59:59 P.M. EST

    Registrations Close Automatically

  • Monday January 25th, 2021 5:00:00 P.M. EST

    Deadline to RECEIVE all shipped calls. Calls MUST be shipped to NWTF headquarters 770 Augusta Rd. Edgefield SC. 29824 If you would prefer, you can also hand deliver your calls to headquarters on January 25th ONLY. Calls will NOT be accepted in person on any date before January 25th. We will make a determination before that date if callmakers will be allowed to tour the museum.

  • WEDNESDAY January 27th, 2021

    Finish DIVISION 2 Judging

  • THURSDAY January 28th, 2021

    Judging will wrap up

  • FRIDAY January 29th, 2021

    All Winners will be announced with a live stream. Link will be announced once it has been determined
    Online Auctions will open up

  • FRIDAY February 12th, 2021

    Bidding will end by category in each division at the times below

    • Division 1 (Decorative Turkey)
      • Category 1 - 9:00 A.M. EST
      • Category 2 - 9:05 A.M. EST
      • Category 3 - 9:10 A.M. EST
      • Category 4 - 9:20 A.M. EST
      • Category 5 - 9:25 A.M. EST
      • Category 6 - 9:30 A.M. EST
      • Category 7 - 9:35 A.M. EST
      • Category 8 - 9:40 A.M. EST
      • Category 9 - 9:45 A.M. EST
      • Category 10 - 9:50 A.M. EST
      • Category 11 - 9:55 A.M. EST
      • Category 12 - 10:00 A.M. EST
      • Category 13 - 10:05 A.M. EST
      • Category 14 - 10:10 A.M. EST
      • Category 15 - 10:15 A.M. EST
      • Category 16 - 10:20 A.M. EST
      • Category 17 - 10:25 A.M. EST
      • Category 18 - 10:30 A.M. EST
      • Category 19 - 10:35 A.M. EST
      • Category 20 - 10:40 A.M. EST
      • Category 21 - 10:45 A.M. EST
      • Category 22 - 10:50 A.M. EST
      • Category 23 - 10:55 A.M. EST
      • Category 24 - 11:00 A.M. EST
      • Category 25 - 11:05 A.M. EST
      • Category 26 - 11:10 A.M. EST
      • Category 27 - 11:15 A.M. EST
      • Category 28 - 11:20 A.M. EST
      • Category 29 - 11:25 A.M. EST
    • Division 2 (Hunting Turkey)
      • Category 1 - 11:30 A.M. EST
      • Category 2 - 11:35 A.M. EST
      • Category 3 - 11:40 A.M. EST
      • Category 4 - 11:45 A.M. EST
      • Category 5 - 11:50 A.M. EST
      • Category 6 - 11:55 A.M. EST
      • Category 7 - 12:00 P.M. EST
      • Category 8 - 12:05 P.M. EST
      • Category 9 - 12:10 P.M. EST
      • Category 10 - 12:15 P.M. EST
      • Category 11 - 12:20 P.M. EST
      • Category 12 - 12:25 P.M. EST
      • Category 13 - 12:30 P.M. EST
      • Category 14 - 12:35 P.M. EST
      • Category 15 - 12:40 P.M. EST
      • Category 16 - 12:45 P.M. EST
      • Category 17 - 12:50 P.M. EST
      • Category 18 - 12:55 P.M. EST
      • Category 19 - 1:00 P.M. EST
      • Category 20 - 1:05 P.M. EST
      • Category 21 - 1:10 P.M. EST
      • Category 22 - 1:15 P.M. EST
    • Division 3 (Decorative Duck)
      • Category 1 - 1:30 P.M. EST
      • Category 2 - 1:35 P.M. EST
      • Category 3 - 1:40 P.M. EST
      • Category 4 - 1:45 P.M. EST
      • Category 5 - 1:50 P.M. EST
      • Category 6 - 1:55 P.M. EST
      • Category 7 - 2:00 P.M. EST
      • Category 8 - 2:05 P.M. EST
      • Category 9 - 2:10 P.M. EST
      • Category 10 - 2:15 P.M. EST
      • Category 11 - 2:20 P.M. EST
      • Category 12 - 2:25 P.M. EST
      • Category 13 - 2:30 P.M. EST
      • Category 14 - 2:35 P.M. EST
      • Category 15 - 2:40 P.M. EST
    • Division 3 (Hunting Duck)
      • Category 1 - 3:00 P.M. EST
      • Category 2 - 3:05 P.M. EST
      • Category 3 - 3:10 P.M. EST
      • Category 4 - 3:15 P.M. EST
      • Category 5 - 3:20 P.M. EST
      • Category 6 - 3:25 P.M. EST
      • Category 7 - 3:30 P.M. EST
      • Category 8 - 3:35 P.M. EST
      • Category 9 - 3:40 P.M. EST
      • Category 10 - 3:45 P.M. EST
      • Category 11 - 3:50 P.M. EST
      • Category 12 - 3:55 P.M. EST
      • Category 13 - 4:00 P.M. EST
      • Category 14 - 4:05 P.M. EST
      • Category 15 - 4:10 P.M. EST