For years we have told callmakers when they finished 1st-5th place. New this year, we are going to tell you if you placed 20th, 30th, or even 200th in the categories you enter in
Duck and Turkey
Custom Callmaking Competition
If you liked last years contest, you will LOVE this years version. Registrations open early this year on October 1st, 2018
New this year, learn from the best callmakers and improve your callmaking skills
We are offering free workshops to anyone who wants to attend to learn more about techniques used by the best callmakers in the game. These workshops are FREE to everyone. Sign up is super easy once you are logged in.
In this years competition we disclosed more information than we ever have before allowing call makers to see the scores the judges awarded them and we finally gave the ability for judges to leave optional feedback for callmakers to read. This year we are doing even more!
Judging a competition this size for free in just a few short hours can be quite a challenge. Therefore, we are looking to increase the number of judges to help meet this challenge.
If you are planning to attend the 2019 convention and have experience judging calls or call playing, why not apply to be a judge. Note: All potential judges are screened to help ensure the judges chosen are qualified to do just that… judge fairly and ethically.
How can we
Make next year better?
We have received tons of feedback on how the contest can be even better. We are listening! Here are a few things we plan to address based on the feedback we have received. Have an idea? PLEASE let us know. The contest is for all of you!
Recognizing your accomplishments through reputation points
Reputation points are points awarded to callmakers to help define your reputation among your peers in the competition, identify your abilities to potential buyers, and possibly increase your sales from year to year.
Show your craftsmanship off to the entire World
Optionally of course, we are going to allow callmakers to upload pictures to our website for each call they enter into the contest. Of course these pictures MUST be approved before they appear live on our Website
Tell everyone who you are and connect!
We will be allowing callmakers and buyers to connect by allowing them to view each others personalized profiles. This is an optional feature that you are not required to use if you prefer not to
We are opening this contest up to the public
This year, we are making available online, bidding for custom calls(silent auction only). Online Bidding will replace Absentee Bids. With call makers having the ability now to upload photos of their calls, online viewers can bid online without having to physically be at the convention.
What else is changing?
There really is too much to list. I filled a notebook at convention with notes about what needs to improve and what we can do to make the contest even better. Here are a few of my other plans for next years version.
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This annual competition is sometimes referred to as the Superbowl of Callmaking competitions around the United States. The competition started 26 Years ago in 1993 with the creation of the Decorative Turkey Call Competition (More commonly known as Division 1). The contest has continued to grow year after year to become what it is today with over 1000 custom calls entered into the contest last year alone. Come join us every February in Nashville during Valentines Day week.
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