General Rules for ALL Divisions
    The call making contest came into existence with the principle of supporting the NWTF and gaining national recognition with call makers competing in exciting and challenging categories. There are a total of four divisions within the contest (Division 1 - Decorative Turkey Call; Division 2 - Hunting Turkey Call; Division 3 - Decorative Duck & Goose Call and Division 4 - Hunting Duck & Goose Call).
  • All call makers are REQUIRED to pre-register all entries in the 2020 competition. The pre-registration deadline is January 20, 2020 and includes registering calls as well as receiving calls at headquarters (if mailing in calls vs delivering them in person at the convention to the Grand National Custom Call Registration Desk outside of Exhibit Hall – Ryman B2 from 3-7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11) . On January 20, 2020, at 11:59:59 PM EST, registration will automatically shut off.
  • The entry fee is $25 per call. All entries are 50% supportive unless the call maker specifies the entry is 100% donation. If entry is 100% donated, the entry fee is waived and NWTF retains 100% of proceeds from the sale of the call.
  • TO REGISTER CALLS: To register your call(s), type in customcalls.nwtf.org. You will need to create an account – this is a very quick and easy process (please make sure to include your email address). If you already have an account, please log in to that account. If you have forgotten your password, you will be able to reset it. This online process will allow you to track the sale of your custom call, receive your scores from the judges, obtain a bid paddle or silent auction number, pay for your registration fees, bid paddles and calls online and upload photos of your custom calls. You have the option to hide these photo uploads until the contest begins to prevent other call makers from being influenced by your designs.
  • When registering your call(s), please be sure to include a description of the call including types of materials used and any information that will enhance the sale should the call be selected for the Grand National Call Auction on Friday morning.
  • Entries must be the work of the call maker (no collaborative work, except in categories and divisions where this is allowed) and be completed since March 2019. Entries must be dated and signed by the call maker.
  • Call makers are responsible for selecting the category in which they wish to enter each piece. The NWTF reserves the right to place any call in a different category than the one designated by the entrant if the NWTF believes the new category better fits the rules. If a change is made, the call maker will be notified via email of the change.
  • The call maker must list the estimated fair market value for all entries. Please provide this information when registering online.
  • On July 6, 2016, the U.S. Fish & Game Wildlife Service announced that a ban on the commercial trade of ivory went into effect. This ban prohibits the sale of ivory. Therefore, we are prohibited from allowing any call to be entered in the Grand National Custom Call Competition that is made of or has ANY ivory on the call.
  • Calls made with box turtle or turtle shells are not permitted.
  • All calls entered must be in total compliance with all Tennessee laws, rules and regulations.
  • IMPORTANT: Once again, we will be identifying calls entered into this competition by a call ID number. This call ID number was given to you when you registered each call (each call will have a different ID number). Marking your call number on calls and any individual pieces that make up that call and/or its base should be done in a non-evasive way. You may wish to use marking tags with strings (can be purchased at Walmart, Office supply stores, etc.). Stickers and painters tape can be used but may cause damage to the finish. You are free to carve the number into the call but it could potentially decrease the value of the call.
  • All entries will be required to remain at the NWTF National Convention until Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020.
  • The call maker or their designated person may deliver pre-registered calls in person to the Grand National Custom Call Registration Desk outside of Exhibit Hall – Ryman B2 from 3-7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11th. Registration fees can be paid at the time of registering calls online OR at the convention when delivering call(s).
  • If you prefer mailing your calls to NWTF Headquarters, the deadline to RECEIVE the call(s) is January 20, 2020. Mail to: NWTF Grand National Call Making Competition, 770 Augusta Road, Edgefield, SC 29824. Please indicate on the package Division 1, Division 2, Division 3 and/or Division 4. Packages can be sent Priority, UPS or Fed Ex. PLEASE NOTE: Packages are not opened until we arrive at the convention.
  • It is the call makers’ responsibility to place an acceptable insurance value on the entry for shipping purposes.
  • The NWTF will not be held responsible for any loss or damage to entries that are beyond the control of the contest.
  • If you have any questions or need guidance, please feel free to contact Josh Webb at (803) 637-7427 Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 5 pm, EST.
  • All entries will be sold by means of the silent or live auction at a 50/50 split (unless an entry fee waiver is elected) at the 2020 NWTF National Convention. The 50/50 split entitles the artist or artisan to 50% of the auction bid and the remaining 50% goes to support the NWTF. Grand National Champion of Champion winning calls for each division will be sold by means of the silent or live auction at a 70/30 split (unless an entry fee waiver is elected). The 70/30 split entitles the artist or artisan to 70% of the auction bid and the remaining 30% goes to support the NWTF. (Exception: the Earl Mickel Purchase Award-winning call – Division 1 – Decorative Turkey Call). This award will be selected from the 3 Best of Class winners in categories 1-25 and will become the property of NWTF and put on permanent display at the National Headquarters. NWTF reserves reproduction rights. Name recognition and competition placement (if applicable) will be displayed with each entry at the auction.
  • Call makers who are unable to attend the convention or are concerned that their call(s) may sell for less than market value can place a bid online for their call once they have obtained a bidding number. Online bidding for silent auction calls will replace absentee bids. Once you place an online bid for a call, you are agreeing to purchase the call for that price if you do not get outbid by another buyer.
  • Business cards are not allowed next to calls any longer. As an alternative, you can now opt to have your information displayed on the silent bid sheet when the bid sheet is laid out. Call makers can now be followed by the buyers and collectors participating in the competition. After the contest has ended, your contact information will be displayed to anyone who requests it (Assuming you have allowed us to share it)
  • A panel of well-known call experts will judge all categories in which they specialize. Alternative, possibly less known, but experienced, judges will sometimes be used in circumstances where judges need to be replaced due to unforeseen situations. Alternate Judges are screened and evaluated by multiple staff members and other professionals before they are approved to judge the competition.
  • Judges will be asked to be available to meet with contestants and answer questions from noon-1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 in the custom call area.
  • Bidding on all silent auction calls will begin on Thursday, February 13, 2020, and will close starting at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14th. Approximate closing times are listed below.
    • Division II will begin at 3 p.m.
    • Division I will begin at 4 p.m.
    • Division III will begin at 5 p.m.
    • Division IV will begin at 5:30 p.m.
  • IMPORTANT: All silent auction online bidding will close 10 minutes before the division is closed for bidding. If you wish to cancel your bid, you will have up to 10 minutes after you place that bid to cancel (Unless we are in the final minutes of online bidding). Otherwise, the bid will stand. If you wish to enter last minute bids after online bidding is closed, please designate someone to enter those bids on your behalf who can be in the call making area as those division categories are closing.
  • Winners of the 27th Annual NWTF Grand National Custom Call Maker Competition will be announced at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, during the 17th Annual Premier Custom Call Auction. (NEW LOCATION FOR LIVE AUCTION FOR 2020 – RYMAN HALL B4 – EXHIBIT HALL). The Live Auction will begin at 10 a.m.
  • Buyers will be allowed to pay for and pick up calls/medallions/trophies beginning at 11 am – 2 pm, Saturday, Feb. 15th. After 2 pm, all calls/trophies/medallions not picked up, will be packed and shipped via Fed Ex/UPS directly from the convention hall to buyers/call maker. A shipping charge will be added to the total cost owed by the buyer/callmaker.
  • We strongly encourage all buyers/call makers to pick up items NO LATER than 2 p.m., Saturday (includes calls bought, medallions (1 given to the buyer and 1 given to the call maker), trophies won. This will eliminate the additional cost of shipping to the buyer/call maker and will ensure that each buyer/callmaker receive correct items. YOU may also designate someone to pick up your items for you, please write a statement for them to give to the call making staff member indicating you give permission for them to pick up your items.
  • Checks will be mailed out from NWTF Headquarters following the convention (Usually 3-4 weeks following the convention).
Division 1 Specific Rules

DECORATIVE TURKEY CALL

  • Call makers are limited to no more than two (2) entries per category. All call makers are REQUIRED to pre-register all entries in the 2020 competition. The pre-registration deadline is January 20, 2020, and includes registering calls as well as receiving calls at headquarters (if mailing in calls vs delivering them in person at the convention to the Grand National Custom Call Registration Desk outside of Exhibit Hall – Ryman B2 from 3-7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11) . On January 20, 2020, at 11:59:59 PM EST, registration will automatically shut off.
  • Cases and/or presentation displays are not required for calls entered in categories 1-24. They are required in categories 25 & 26 and judged together as one.
  • In Categories 1-24, judges only score the call. If a display base is used the judges will separate the call from the base and only score the call. The base will enhance the presentation of the call and will influence the sale price.
  • In Category 29: Collaborative Decorative Turkey Call, calls may be a combined effort between call maker(s) and artist. Calls must be registered by the maker of the call and accompanied by the name of the person doing the artwork. BEGINNING this year, both the winning call maker of this category and the artist will receive a medallion.
  • Outstanding Youth Decorative Turkey Call Maker of the Year Award. This award will recognize an outstanding youth call maker 17 years of age or less at the time of the convention. The winner will receive a Youth – National Champion Medallion with ribbon. In addition, all youth call makers will receive a Youth participant medallion with ribbon for participating. The call maker must indicate when registering if he/she is entering as a youth contestant.
  • Amateur Decorative Turkey Call Maker of the Year Award. All call makers who have been awarded Amateur Call Maker of the Year in a particular division will not be eligible to enter as an “Amateur” in that particular division. EXAMPLE: If you have won Amateur Call Maker of the Year in Division I – Decorative Turkey Call, you are not eligible to enter in Division I as an amateur again. However, you may continue to enter the remaining divisions (Divisions 2, 3 or 4 as an Amateur until you reach Amateur Call Maker of the Year in each one of those divisions). All amateur call makers will receive an Amateur participant medallion for participating. This does not eliminate any call maker from entering BOTH the Amateur categories and the other categories. You may enter BOTH the Amateur categories and the other categories.
Categories for Division 1 are as follows:
  • Category 1 - Decorative Box Call (glued box and glued lid design, other than categories 2-8) - Entries must be hand made of wood or other materials. Call must be signed and/or numbered by the call maker
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Eye appeal, artistic beauty 1 20 0.10
    Craftsmanship, sanding, gluing, finish, etc. 1 20 0.05
    Ingenuity, originality and creativity uniqueness in design 1 20 0.07
    Sound. It must be capable of producing realistic turkey sounds, i.e. yelp, cluck, etc. 1 10 0.02
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 2 - Decorative Box Call (solid one piece box and lid of natural wood, not glued, painted, or carved) - Entries must be hand made of wood or other materials. Call must be signed and/or numbered by the call maker
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Eye Appeal, Artistic Beauty 1 20 0.10
    Craftsmanship, Sanding 1 20 0.05
    Ingenuity, Originality and Creativity, Uniqueness of Design, 1 20 0.07
    Ability to produce the sound of the animal or object the call is meant to mimic. 1 10 0.01
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 3 - Decorative Box Call (carved and painted) - Entries must be hand made of wood or other materials. Call must be signed and/or numbered by the call maker
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Eye appeal, artistic beauty 1 20 0.10
    Craftsmanship, Sanding, Gluing, Finish, Etc. 1 20 0.05
    Ingenuity, Originality and Creativity, Uniqueness in Design 1 20 0.07
    Sound, It must be capable of producing realistic turkey sounds, i.e. yelp, cluck etc. 1 10 0.01
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 4 - Decorative Box Call (carved NOT painted) - Entries must be hand made of wood or other materials. Call must be signed and/or numbered by the call maker
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Eye appeal, artistic beauty 1 20 0.10
    Craftsmanship, sanding, gluing, finish, etc. 1 20 0.05
    Ingenuity, originality and creativity uniqueness in design 1 20 0.07
    Sound. It must be capable of producing realistic turkey sounds, i.e. yelp, cluck, etc. 1 10 0.02
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 5 - Decorative Box Call (laminated only) - Entries must be hand made of wood or other materials. Layers of wood or other material glued together to form a laminate. Call must be signed and/or numbered by the call maker
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Eye appeal, artistic beauty 1 20 0.10
    Craftsmanship, sanding, gluing, finish, etc. 1 20 0.05
    Ingenuity, originality and creativity uniqueness in design 1 20 0.07
    Sound. It must be capable of producing realistic turkey sounds, i.e. yelp, cluck, etc. 1 10 0.02
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 6 - Decorative Box Call (inlaid only) - Entries must be hand made of wood or other materials. Call must be signed and/or numbered by the call maker
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Eye Appeal, Artistic Beauty 1 20 0.10
    Craftsmanship, Sanding, Gluing, Finish, Etc. 1 20 0.05
    Ingenuity, Originality and Creativity, Uniqueness in Design 1 20 0.07
    Sound. It must be capable of producing realistic turkey sounds, i.e. yelp, cluck, etc. 1 10 0.02
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 7 - Decorative Box Call (wood burnt only) - Entries must be hand made of wood or other materials. Call must be signed and/or numbered by the call maker
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Eye appeal, artistic beauty 1 20 0.10
    Craftsmanship, sanding, gluing, finish, etc. 1 20 0.05
    Ingenuity, originality and creativity uniqueness in design 1 20 0.07
    Sound. It must be capable of producing realistic turkey sounds, i.e. yelp, cluck, etc. 1 10 0.02
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 8 - Decorative Box Call (open) - Entries must be made of wood or other materials incorporating two or more art forms.. Examples: carved and wood burnt, laminated and carved, etc.. Call must be signed and/or numbered by the call maker.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Eye appeal, artistic beauty 1 20 0.10
    Craftsmanship, sanding, gluing, finish, etc. 1 20 0.05
    Ingenuity, originality and creativity uniqueness in design 1 20 0.07
    Sound. It must be capable of producing realistic turkey sounds, i.e. yelp, cluck, etc. 1 10 0.02
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 9 - Decorative Box Call Amateur (open) - Entries must be hand made of wood or other materials. Examples: carved, wood burnt, laminated and carved & painted, etc.. Call must be signed and/or numbered by the call maker.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Eye appeal, artistic beauty 1 20 0.01
    Craftsmanship, Sanding, Gluing, Finish, Etc. 1 20 0.05
    Ingenuity, Originality and Creativity, Uniqueness in Design 1 20 0.07
    Sound. It must be capable of producing realistic turkey sounds, i.e. yelp, cluck, etc. 1 10 0.02
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 10 - Wingbone Yelper (thread wrapped only) - Entries must include one yelper, constructed of two or more wingbones only. No painting, scrimshaw, inlays or other embellishments on calls. Call
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Eye appeal, artistic beauty 1 20 0.10
    Craftsmanship, Sanding, Gluing, Finish, Etc. Including finish on inside of bell. 1 20 0.05
    Ingenuity, Originality and Creativity, Uniqueness in Design 1 20 0.07
    Sound. It must be capable of producing realistic turkey sounds, i.e. yelp, cluck, etc. 1 10 0.02
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 11 - Wingbone Yelper (open) - Entries must include one yelper, constructed of two or more wingbones only. Yelper can be painted, thread appliques, scrimshaw, inlay etc.. Call must be signed and/or numbered by the call maker.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Eye appeal, artistic beauty 1 20 0.10
    Craftsmanship, sanding, gluing, finish, etc. including finish on inside of bell 1 20 0.05
    Ingenuity, originality and creativity uniqueness in design 1 20 0.07
    Sound. It must be capable of producing realistic turkey sounds, i.e. yelp, cluck, etc. 1 10 0.02
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 12 - Turned Barrel trumpet style (no carving and/or painting) - Entries must include one turned yelper with one or two mouthpiece inserts. Call must be signed and/or numbered by the call maker.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Eye appeal, artistic beauty 1 20 0.10
    Craftsmanship, sanding, gluing, finish, etc. Including finish on inside of bell. 1 20 0.05
    Ingenuity, originality and creativity uniqueness in design 1 20 0.07
    Sound. It must be capable of producing realistic turkey sounds, i.e. yelp, cluck, etc. 1 10 0.02
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 13 - Air operated Yelper (open, other than categories 10-12) - May include wing bone, animal bone, horn, cane, metal or other type of material. Must include one yelper and one or two mouthpiece inserts. May be carved and/or painted. Call must be signed and/or numbered by the call maker.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Eye appeal, artistic beauty 1 20 0.10
    Craftsmanship, sanding, gluing, finish, etc. Including finish on inside of bell. 1 20 0.05
    Ingenuity, originality and creativity uniqueness in design 1 20 0.07
    Sound. It must be capable of producing realistic turkey sounds, i.e. yelp, cluck, etc. 1 10 0.02
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 14 - Tube Calls - Entries must include one tube call - open to any design. Call must be signed and/or numbered by the call maker.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Eye appeal, artistic beauty 1 20 0.10
    Craftsmanship, Sanding, Gluing, Finish, Etc. Including finish on inside of bell. 1 20 0.05
    Ingenuity, Originality and Creativity, Uniqueness in Design 1 20 0.07
    Sound. It must be capable of producing realistic turkey sounds, i.e. yelp, cluck, etc. 1 10 0.02
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 15 - Air Operated Yelper Amateur Open (including yelpers, locator calls, etc.) - May include wing bone, animal bone, horn, cane, metal or other type of material. Must include one yelper and one or two mouthpiece inserts. May be carved and/or painted. Call must be signed and/or numbered by the call maker.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Eye appeal, artistic beauty 1 20 0.10
    Craftsmanship, sanding, gluing, finish, etc. Including finish on inside of bell. 1 20 0.05
    Ingenuity, originality and creativity uniqueness in design 1 20 0.07
    Sound. It must be capable of producing realistic turkey sounds, i.e. yelp, cluck, etc. 1 10 0.02
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 16 - Friction Call - carved and/or carved and painted only (slate, glass or other material) - Entries must include one friction call and one striker only. Call must be signed and/or numbered by the call maker.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Eye appeal, artistic beauty 1 20 0.10
    Craftsmanship, sanding, gluing, finish, etc. 1 20 0.05
    Ingenuity, originality and creativity uniqueness in design 1 20 0.07
    Sound. It must be capable of producing realistic turkey sounds, i.e. yelp, cluck, etc. 1 10 0.02
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 17 - Friction Call - solid one piece pot of natural wood, not glued, painted or carved (slate, glass or other material) - Entries must include one friction call and one striker only. Call must be signed and/or numbered by the call maker.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Eye appeal, artistic beauty 1 20 0.10
    Craftsmanship, sanding, gluing, finish, etc. 1 20 0.05
    Ingenuity, originality and creativity uniqueness in design 1 20 0.07
    Sound. It must be capable of producing realistic turkey sounds, i.e. yelp, cluck, etc. 1 10 0.02
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 18 - Friction Call - open category (other then Category 16 and 17) - Acceptable entries include laminated, woodburnt, checkered, terrapin design and painted only with slate, glass or other sound boards. Entries must include one friction call and one striker only. Call must be signed and/or numbered by the call maker.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Eye appeal, artistic beauty 1 20 0.10
    Craftsmanship, Sanding, Gluing, Finish, Etc. 1 20 0.05
    Ingenuity, Originality and Creativity, Uniqueness in Design 1 20 0.07
    Sound. It must be capable of producing realistic turkey sounds, i.e. yelp, cluck, etc. 1 10 0.02
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 19 - Trough Style Call (slate, glass, or other material) - Entries must include one trough style call and one or two strikers - open to any design. Depth of trough must recede a minimum 1/4 inch or more to qualify and the ends must be open. Call must be signed and/or numbered by the call maker.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Eye appeal, artistic beauty 1 20 0.10
    Craftsmanship, sanding, gluing, finish, etc. 1 20 0.05
    Ingenuity, originality and creativity uniqueness in design 1 20 0.07
    Sound. It must be capable of producing realistic turkey sounds, i.e. yelp, cluck, etc. 1 10 0.02
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 20 - Scratch Box - Entries must include one scratch box and one to two strikers - open to any design. Call must be signed and/or numbered by the call maker.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Eye appeal, artistic beauty 1 20 0.01
    Craftsmanship, Sanding, Gluing, Finish, Etc. 1 20 0.05
    Ingenuity, Originality and Creativity, Uniqueness in Design 1 20 0.07
    Sound. It must be capable of producing realistic turkey sounds, i.e. yelp, cluck, etc. 1 10 0.02
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 21 - Friction Call Amateur (open) - Entries must consist of a striker and a friction surface and include pot call design, trough call, scratch box etc. Call must be signed and/or numbered by the call maker.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Eye appeal, artistic beauty 1 20 0.10
    Craftsmanship, Sanding, Gluing, Finish, Etc. 1 20 0.05
    Ingenuity, Originality and Creativity, Uniqueness in Design 1 20 0.07
    Sound. It must be capable of producing realistic turkey sounds, i.e. yelp, cluck, etc. 1 10 0.02
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 22 - Push Button Design - Entries must include one push button call - open to any design. Call must be signed and/or numbered by the call maker.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Eye appeal, artistic beauty 1 20 0.10
    Craftsmanship, Sanding, Gluing, Finish, Etc. 1 20 0.05
    Ingenuity, Originality and Creativity, Uniqueness in Design 1 20 0.07
    Sound. It must be capable of producing realistic turkey sounds, i.e. yelp, cluck, etc. 1 10 0.02
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 23 - Striker - Entries must include one striker - open to any design. Call must be signed and/or numbered by the call maker.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Eye appeal, artistic beauty 1 20 0.10
    Craftsmanship, Sanding, Gluing, Finish, Etc. 1 20 0.05
    Ingenuity, Originality and Creativity, Uniqueness in Design 1 20 0.07
    Is striker functional 1 10 0.02
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 24 - Locator Call - Entries must include one locator call (i.e. owl, crow, coyote, deer, etc.) - open to any design. Call must be signed and/or numbered by the call maker.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Eye appeal, artistic beauty 1 20 0.10
    Craftsmanship, sanding, gluing, finish, etc. 1 20 0.05
    Ingenuity, originality and creativity uniqueness in design 1 20 0.07
    Sound. It must be capable of producing realistic locator sounds 1 10 0.02
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 25 - Matched Set/multiple calls - Entries must include minimum of three different turkey calls in any combination (i.e. locator, box call, friction, tube, wing bone, etc.) - open to any design. Call must be signed and/or numbered by the call maker. Must have a display base or other presentation case which will be included in the judging.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Eye appeal, artistic beauty 1 20 0.10
    Craftsmanship, sanding, gluing, finish, etc. 1 20 0.05
    Ingenuity, originality and creativity uniqueness in design 1 20 0.07
    Sound. It must be capable of producing realistic turkey sounds, i.e. yelp, cluck, etc. 1 10 0.02
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 26 - Best Overall Presentation - Open to any design. Call must be signed and/or numbered by the call maker. Must have a display base or other presentation case that will be included in the judging.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Eye appeal, artistic beauty 1 20 0.10
    Craftsmanship, sanding, gluing, finish, etc. 1 20 0.05
    Innovative design idea 1 20 0.07
    Sound. It must be capable of producing realistic animal sounds and or functionality of entry 1 10 0.02
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 27 - Innovative Hunting Related Collectibles & Accessories - Entries are eligible for cash award. Category for hand made items (One of a kind type) that accompany the hunt such as fancy turkey/bird totes, lanyards, gun slings, bird decoys, gun cleaning boxes, shooting sticks and reproduction vintage calls. All reproduction calls must be signed by the call maker to prevent any misrepresentation. Entries will be eligible for the 17th Annual Premier Custom Call Auction. Call makers can enter multiple entries. Calls in this category may be entered with bases or displays and will be ranked by the judges.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Eye appeal, artistic beauty 1 20 0.10
    Craftsmanship, Sanding, Gluing, Finish, Etc. Bases and displays will be judged. 1 20 0.05
    Ingenuity, Originality and Creativity, Uniqueness in Design 1 20 0.07
    Sound. It must be capable of producing realistic animal sounds and/or does it function well as intended 1 10 0.02
    Prizes: 1st Place: $100.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 28 - Grand National Champion of Champions - This is a stand alone category limited to past Decorative Turkey Call Best of Show Winners (1994 thru 2004) and the Earl Mickel Purchase Award winners (2005 to present) in Division I - Decorative Turkey Calls. Category 29 is not eligible for consideration for the call maker of the year. But is eligible for the 17th Annual Premier Custom Call Auction on a 70/30 split (Call maker/ NWTF). Call makers can enter multiple entries. Calls in this category may be entered with bases or displays and will be judged.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Eye appeal, artistic beauty 1 20 0.10
    Craftsmanship, sanding, gluing, finish, etc. 1 20 0.05
    Ingenuity, originality and creativity uniqueness in design 1 20 0.07
    Sound. It must be capable of producing realistic turkey sounds, i.e. yelp, cluck, etc. 1 10 0.02
    Prizes: 1st Place: $250.00. A specialized trophy. A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 29 - Collaborative Decorative Turkey Call - This is a stand-alone category that features two or more call Makers who wish to work together to create a call. This category is open to all types of calls; box, friction, air- operated or other. Category 29 is not eligible for consideration for call maker of the year, but is eligible for a cash award and the 17th Annual Premier Custom Call Auction. Call makers can enter multiple entries. Calls in this category may be entered with bases or displays and will be ranked by the judges.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Eye appeal, artistic beauty 1 20 0.10
    Craftsmanship, sanding, gluing, finish, etc. 1 20 0.05
    Ingenuity, originality and creativity uniqueness in design 1 20 0.07
    Sound. It must be capable of producing realistic turkey sounds, i.e. yelp, cluck, etc. 1 10 0.02
    Prizes: 1st Place: $100.00. A specialized trophy. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
Classes and Additional Contests for Division 1:
Class or Contest Name How contestants are entered Prizes
1st Best of Class I - Division 1 Winners from categories 1-9 $250.00. A ribbon with a medal. A specialized Trophy.
2nd Best of Class I - Division 1 Winners from categories 1-9 and not 1st best of class winner in class 1 $150.00. A ribbon with a medal. A specialized Trophy.
3rd Best of Class I - Division 1 Winners from categories 1-9 and not 1st best of class and 2nd best of class winner in class 1 $100.00. A ribbon with a medal. A specialized Trophy.
1st Best of Class II - Division 1 Winners from Categories 10-15 and Category 24 $250.00. A ribbon with a medal. A specialized Trophy.
2nd Best of Class II - Division 1 Winners from Categories 10-15 and Category 24 and not winner of 1st best of class in class 2 $150.00. A ribbon with a medal. A specialized Trophy.
3rd Best of Class II - Division 1 Winners from Categories 10-15 and Category 24 and not winner of 1st best of class or 2nd best of class in class 2 $100.00. A ribbon with a medal. A specialized Trophy.
1st Best of Class III - Division 1 Winners from Friction call categories 16-24 $250.00. A ribbon with a medal. A specialized Trophy.
2nd Best of Class III - Division 1 Winners from Friction call categories 16-24 and not the winner of 1st best of class in class 3 $150.00. A ribbon with a medal. A specialized Trophy.
3rd Best of Class III - Division 1 Winners from Friction call categories 16-24 and not the winner of 1st best of class or 2nd best of class in class 3 $100.00. A ribbon with a medal. A specialized Trophy.
Earl Mickel Award winner Class 1, class 2, and class 3 winners go up against each other $3,000.00. A ribbon with a medal. A specialized Trophy. Grand National Championship Ring.
Amateur Grand National Decorative Call Maker of the Year Amateur entries from winners of categories 9, 15, and 21 A ribbon with a medal.
1st Best of Class IV - Division 1 Matched Set and Best Overall Presentation Categories 25-26 $500.00. A ribbon with a medal. A specialized Trophy.
2nd Best of Class IV - Division 1 Matched Set and Best Overall Presentation Categories 25-26 And not the winner of first best of class $250.00. A ribbon with a medal. A specialized Trophy.
3rd Best of Class IV - Division 1 Matched Set and Best Overall Presentation Categories 25-26 And not the winner of first best of class or second best of class $125.00. A ribbon with a medal. A specialized Trophy.
Youth Decorative Turkey Call Maker of the Year This award will recognize an outstanding youth call maker 17 years of age or less A ribbon with a medal.
Grand National Champion of Champions Decorative Awards for Category 28 $250.00. A ribbon with a medal. A specialized Trophy.
Division 2 Specific Rules

HUNTING TURKEY CALL

  • All call makers are REQUIRED to pre-register all entries in the 2020 competition. The pre-registration deadline is January 20, 2020, and includes registering calls as well as receiving calls at headquarters (if mailing in calls vs delivering them in person at the convention to the Grand National Custom Call Registration Desk outside of Exhibit Hall – Ryman B2 from 3-7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11). On January 20, 2020, at 11:59:59 PM EST, registration will automatically shut off.
  • The basis for this competition is to determine each call’s stand-alone merit of how well it performs in the hands of a hunter. The judges of this competition will be a qualified panel of experienced turkey hunters who will grade each call on the prescribed criteria. Please note that this is not a contest to determine who the best caller is, rather it is a contest to determine the best call in each specific category.
  • While it is expected that call makers can run their own calls with great precision, the question with turkey hunters is, how simple or easy the turkey call is to use and how much does it sound like a turkey. In determining and selecting the best hunting turkey call each year, the NWTF strives to ensure fairness and impartiality without prejudice towards commercial or custom call makers or with the design of any call entered in the hunting call competition. Criteria for determining and selecting the best call places equal emphasis on sound quality and tone, ease of use, versatility and its ability in attaining what is commonly referred to as a break over. (Crow and Locator calls will be judged a bit differently).
  • Entry into this event is open to commercially manufactured or custom, handmade or hand-tuned calls. Special awards named in honor of Henry Gibson, Neil Cost, Jeremiah Stevens, D.D. Adams, Tom Turpin, Don Chancey and Charles Jordan will be given. In addition, the 2020 Grand National Champion Hunting Turkey Call Maker of the Year will be recognized.
  • Please note: Calls made with box turtle or turtle shells are not permitted.
  • Call makers are limited to no more than two (2) entries per category.
  • When submitting calls for category 23-24, please also submit what animal or object his call is designed to mimic. Additionally, please include any instructions on how to blow or play the call.
  • Class I Categories: Category 1 – Category 6.
  • Class II Categories: Category 7 – Category 11.
  • Class III Categories: Category 12
  • Class IV Categories: Categories 13 – Categories 15
  • Class V Categories: Categories 16 – Categories 19
  • The following categories are not part of any class: Category 20 – Category 24.
  • Categories 1-21: The following characteristics of each call will be scored. - Ability to produce turkey-like sounds. Examples include, but are not limited to, yelp, cluck, kee-kee, cackle, cutting of the hen, purr, putt, gobble, tree call. - Ease of use to produce turkey-like sounds --- i.e. how simple or user-friendly the call is to use. - Tone, pitch and sound quality. - Break over or roll over - Versatility: the ability to obtain a vast range of turkey like sounds --- i.e. both spring or fall type calls, gobbler of hen sounds, including the ability to sound like more than one turkey.
  • Categories 22-24: The following characteristics of each call will be scored. - Ability to produce the sound of the animal or object the call is meant to mimic. - Ease of use to produce the sound of the specific animal or object - Tone, pitch and sound quality. - Projection quality --- i.e. loudness and clarity of the sound of the call.
  • Outstanding Youth Hunting Turkey Call Maker of the Year Award. This award will recognize an outstanding youth call maker 17 years of age or less at the time of the convention. The winner will receive a Youth National Champion medallion with ribbon. In addition, all youth call makers will receive a Youth participant medallion with ribbon for participating. The call maker must indicate when registering if he/she is entering as a youth contestant.
  • Amateur Hunting Turkey Call Maker of the Year Award. All call makers who have been awarded Amateur Call Maker of the Year in a particular division will not be eligible to enter as an “Amateur” in that particular division. EXAMPLE: If you have won Amateur Call Maker of the Year in Division 1 – Decorative Turkey Call, you are not eligible to enter in Division 1 as an amateur again. However, you may continue to enter the remaining divisions (Divisions 2, 3 and/ or 4) as an amateur until you reach Amateur Call Maker of the Year in each one of those divisions). The Amateur Turkey Call Maker of the Year will be determined by judging the 3 – 1st place winners of Categories 6, 11, and 15 and will be eligible to win Grand National Hunting Turkey Call Maker of the Year as well. In addition, all Amateur call makers will receive an Amateur participant medallion with ribbon for participating. This does not eliminate any call makers from entering BOTH the amateur categories and other categories. You may enter BOTH the amateur categories and the other categories.
Categories for Division 2 are as follows:
  • Category 1 - Short Box: - Hinged-lid design; traditional double-sided design e.g. (Cost, Lynch, Turpin). Short box dimensions are as follows: length of call 10 inches or less, sound chamber 5.5 inches or less with slight variations
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Ability to produce turkey-like sounds. Examples include, but are not limited to, yelp, cluck, kee-kee, cackle, cutting of the hen, purr, putt, gobble, tree call. 1 20 0.05
    Ease of use to produce turkey-like sounds- i.e. how simple or user-friendly the call is to use 1 20 0.04
    Tone, pitch and sound quality 1 20 0.03
    Break over or roll over 1 20 0.02
    Versatility: the ability to obtain a vast range of turkey like sounds i.e. both spring or fall type calls, gobbler or hen sounds, including the ability to sound like more than one turkey 1 20 0.01
    Prizes: 1st Place: $100.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 2 - Long Box - Hinged-lid design; long paddle design e.g. (Eminence fence post caller style, Cost style boat paddle). Long box dimensions are as follows: length of call 11 inches or greater, sound chamber greater than 6.5 inches with slight variations
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Ability to produce turkey-like sounds. Examples include, but are not limited to, yelp, cluck, kee-kee, cackle, cutting of the hen, purr, putt, gobble, tree call. 1 20 0.05
    Ease of use to produce turkey-like sounds -- i.e. how simple or user-friendly the call is to use 1 20 0.04
    Tone, pitch and sound quality 1 20 0.03
    Break over or roll over 1 20 0.02
    Versatility: the ability to obtain a vast range of turkey like sounds i.e. both spring or fall type calls, gobbler or hen sounds, including the ability to sound like more than one turkey 1 20 0.01
    Prizes: 1st Place: $100.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 3 - One Sided Box - Hinged-lid design e.g. (Lynch fool proof).
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Ability to produce turkey-like sounds. Examples include, but are not limited to, yelp, cluck, kee-kee, cackle, cutting of the hen, purr, putt, gobble, tree call. 1 20 0.05
    Ease of use to produce turkey-like sounds -- i.e. how simple or user-friendly the call is to use 1 20 0.04
    Tone, pitch and sound quality 1 20 0.03
    Break over or roll over 1 20 0.02
    Versatility: the ability to obtain a vast range of turkey like sounds - i.e. both spring or fall type calls, gobbler or hen sounds, including the ability to sound like more than one turkey 1 20 0.01
    Prizes: 1st Place: $100.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 4 - Tom Turpin Hen Box Handled Design - Traditional solid one-piece box design, outside walls of box are straight (at right angle to bottom), no spring under paddle. Box Call length not to exceed 11 inches including the handle. Width not to exceed 1.75 inches. May include: chalk box.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Ability to produce turkey-like sounds. Examples include, but are not limited to, yelp, cluck, kee-kee, cackle, cutting of the hen, purr, putt, gobble, tree call. 1 20 0.05
    Ease of use to produce turkey-like sounds -- i.e. how simple or user-friendly the call is to use 1 20 0.04
    Tone, pitch and sound quality 1 20 0.03
    Break over or roll over 1 20 0.02
    Versatility: the ability to obtain a vast range of turkey like sounds - i.e. both spring or fall type calls, gobbler or hen sounds, including the ability to sound like more than one turkey 1 20 0.01
    Prizes: 1st Place: $100.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 5 - Tom Turpin Hen Box NON Handled Design - Traditional solid one-piece box design, outside walls of box are straight (at right angle to bottom), no spring under paddle. Box Call length not to exceed 8 inches. Width not exceed 1.75 inches. May include: chalk box.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Ability to produce turkey-like sounds. Examples include, but are not limited to, yelp, cluck, kee-kee, cackle, cutting of the hen, purr, putt, gobble, tree call. 1 20 0.05
    Ease of use to produce turkey-like sounds -- i.e. how simple or user-friendly the call is to use 1 20 0.04
    Tone, pitch and sound quality 1 20 0.03
    Break over or roll over 1 20 0.02
    Versatility: the ability to obtain a vast range of turkey like sounds - i.e. both spring or fall type calls, gobbler or hen sounds, including the ability to sound like more than one turkey 1 20 0.01
    Prizes: 1st Place: $100.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 6 - Box Call Open (Amateur) - Entries can be short, long or one-sided design.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Ability to produce turkey-like sounds. Examples include, but are not limited to, yelp, cluck, kee-kee, cackle, cutting of the hen, purr, putt, gobble, tree call. 1 20 0.05
    Ease of use to produce turkey-like sounds- i.e. how simple or user-friendly the call is to use 1 20 0.04
    Tone, pitch and sound quality 1 20 0.03
    Break over or roll over 1 20 0.02
    Versatility: the ability to obtain a vast range of turkey like sounds i.e. both spring or fall type calls, gobbler or hen sounds, including the ability to sound like more than one turkey 1 20 0.01
    Prizes: 1st Place: $100.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 7 - Slate and Striker -
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Ability to produce turkey-like sounds. Examples include, but are not limited to, yelp, cluck, kee-kee, cackle, cutting of the hen, purr, putt, gobble, tree call. 1 20 0.05
    Ease of use to produce turkey-like sounds- i.e. how simple or user-friendly the call is to use 1 20 0.04
    Tone, pitch and sound quality 1 20 0.03
    Break over or roll over 1 20 0.02
    Versatility: the ability to obtain a vast range of turkey like sounds i.e. both spring or fall type calls, gobbler or hen sounds, including the ability to sound like more than one turkey 1 20 0.01
    Prizes: 1st Place: $100.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 8 - Glass and Striker -
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Ability to produce turkey-like sounds. Examples include, but are not limited to, yelp, cluck, kee-kee, cackle, cutting of the hen, purr, putt, gobble, tree call. 1 20 0.05
    Ease of use to produce turkey-like sounds- i.e. how simple or user-friendly the call is to use 1 20 0.04
    Tone, pitch and sound quality 1 20 0.03
    Break over or roll over 1 20 0.02
    Versatility: the ability to obtain a vast range of turkey like sounds i.e. both spring or fall type calls, gobbler or hen sounds, including the ability to sound like more than one turkey 1 20 0.01
    Prizes: 1st Place: $100.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 9 - Other Friction Call and Striker (i.e. aluminum, copper, rock, etc.) -
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Ability to produce turkey-like sounds. Examples include, but are not limited to, yelp, cluck, kee-kee, cackle, cutting of the hen, purr, putt, gobble, tree call. 1 20 0.05
    Ease of use to produce turkey-like sounds- i.e. how simple or user-friendly the call is to use 1 20 0.04
    Tone, pitch and sound quality 1 20 0.03
    Break over or roll over 1 20 0.02
    Versatility: the ability to obtain a vast range of turkey like sounds i.e. both spring or fall type calls, gobbler or hen sounds, including the ability to sound like more than one turkey 1 20 0.01
    Prizes: 1st Place: $100.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 10 - Double sided pot call (can be any combination of surfaces) and striker(s) -
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Ability to produce turkey-like sounds. Examples include, but are not limited to, yelp, cluck, kee-kee, cackle, cutting of the hen, purr, putt, gobble, tree call. 1 20 0.05
    Ease of use to produce turkey-like sounds- i.e. how simple or user-friendly the call is to use 1 20 0.04
    Tone, pitch and sound quality 1 20 0.03
    Break over or roll over 1 20 0.02
    Versatility: the ability to obtain a vast range of turkey like sounds i.e. both spring or fall type calls, gobbler or hen sounds, including the ability to sound like more than one turkey 1 20 0.01
    Prizes: 1st Place: $100.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 11 - Friction Call Open (Amateur) - Entries can be pot calls, scratch boxes, push pins, troughs, and tongue designs.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Ability to produce turkey-like sounds. Examples include, but are not limited to, yelp, cluck, kee-kee, cackle, cutting of the hen, purr, putt, gobble, tree call. 1 20 0.05
    Ease of use to produce turkey-like sounds- i.e. how simple or user-friendly the call is to use 1 20 0.04
    Tone, pitch and sound quality 1 20 0.03
    Break over or roll over 1 20 0.02
    Versatility: the ability to obtain a vast range of turkey like sounds i.e. both spring or fall type calls, gobbler or hen sounds, including the ability to sound like more than one turkey 1 20 0.01
    Prizes: 1st Place: $100.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 12 - Turned Trumpet Call - Turned or machined barrel with mouthpiece, mouthpiece is not required to be turned.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Ability to produce turkey-like sounds. Examples include, but are not limited to, yelp, cluck, kee-kee, cackle, cutting of the hen, purr, putt, gobble, tree call. 1 20 0.05
    Ease of use to produce turkey-like sounds- i.e. how simple or user-friendly the call is to use 1 20 0.04
    Tone, pitch and sound quality 1 20 0.03
    Break over or roll over 1 20 0.02
    Versatility: the ability to obtain a vast range of turkey like sounds i.e. both spring or fall type calls, gobbler or hen sounds, including the ability to sound like more than one turkey 1 20 0.01
    Prizes: 1st Place: $100.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 13 - Wingbone Open - Minimum of two or more wingbones or various materials such as wingbone/rubber tubing/cow horn are permissible.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Ability to produce turkey-like sounds. Examples include, but are not limited to, yelp, cluck, kee-kee, cackle, cutting of the hen, purr, putt, gobble, tree call. 1 20 0.05
    Ease of use to produce turkey-like sounds- i.e. how simple or user-friendly the call is to use 1 20 0.04
    Tone, pitch and sound quality 1 20 0.03
    Break over or roll over 1 20 0.02
    Versatility: the ability to obtain a vast range of turkey like sounds i.e. both spring or fall type calls, gobbler or hen sounds, including the ability to sound like more than one turkey 1 20 0.01
    Prizes: 1st Place: $100.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 14 - Jordan Style Yelper - Three-section glued yelper with internal chambers of various sizes; may include 1 wingbone mouthpiece. The second and third sections can be any material other than wingbone consistent with Charles Jordan-style yelpers.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Ability to produce turkey-like sounds. Examples include, but are not limited to, yelp, cluck, kee-kee, cackle, cutting of the hen, purr, putt, gobble, tree call. 1 20 0.05
    Ease of use to produce turkey-like sounds- i.e. how simple or user-friendly the call is to use 1 20 0.04
    Tone, pitch and sound quality 1 20 0.03
    Break over or roll over 1 20 0.02
    Versatility: the ability to obtain a vast range of turkey like sounds i.e. both spring or fall type calls, gobbler or hen sounds, including the ability to sound like more than one turkey 1 20 0.01
    Prizes: 1st Place: $100.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 15 - Air-Operated Yelper Open (Amateur) - Entries may be wingbone design or turned barrel or Jordan Style.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Ability to produce turkey-like sounds. Examples include, but are not limited to, yelp, cluck, kee-kee, cackle, cutting of the hen, purr, putt, gobble, tree call. 1 20 0.05
    Ease of use to produce turkey-like sounds- i.e. how simple or user-friendly the call is to use 1 20 0.04
    Tone, pitch and sound quality 1 20 0.03
    Break over or roll over 1 20 0.02
    Versatility: the ability to obtain a vast range of turkey like sounds i.e. both spring or fall type calls, gobbler or hen sounds, including the ability to sound like more than one turkey 1 20 0.01
    Prizes: 1st Place: $100.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 16 - Scratch Box Design -
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Ability to produce turkey-like sounds. Examples include, but are not limited to, yelp, cluck, kee-kee, cackle, cutting of the hen, purr, putt, gobble, tree call. 1 20 0.05
    Ease of use to produce turkey-like sounds- i.e. how simple or user-friendly the call is to use 1 20 0.04
    Tone, pitch and sound quality 1 20 0.03
    Break over or roll over 1 20 0.02
    Versatility: the ability to obtain a vast range of turkey like sounds i.e. both spring or fall type calls, gobbler or hen sounds, including the ability to sound like more than one turkey 1 20 0.01
    Prizes: 1st Place: $100.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 17 - Push-Pin Call -
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Ability to produce turkey-like sounds. Examples include, but are not limited to, yelp, cluck, kee-kee, cackle, cutting of the hen, purr, putt, gobble, tree call. 1 20 0.05
    Ease of use to produce turkey-like sounds- i.e. how simple or user-friendly the call is to use 1 20 0.04
    Tone, pitch and sound quality 1 20 0.03
    Break over or roll over 1 20 0.02
    Versatility: the ability to obtain a vast range of turkey like sounds i.e. both spring or fall type calls, gobbler or hen sounds, including the ability to sound like more than one turkey 1 20 0.01
    Prizes: 1st Place: $100.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 18 - Trough Call and Striker - e.g. (Ray & Ira Chisholm, Pap Nelson, Ben Lee). Depth of trough must recede a minimum 1/4 inch or more to qualify and the ends must be open.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Ability to produce turkey-like sounds. Examples include, but are not limited to, yelp, cluck, kee-kee, cackle, cutting of the hen, purr, putt, gobble, tree call. 1 20 0.05
    Ease of use to produce turkey-like sounds- i.e. how simple or user-friendly the call is to use 1 20 0.04
    Tone, pitch and sound quality 1 20 0.03
    Break over or roll over 1 20 0.02
    Versatility: the ability to obtain a vast range of turkey like sounds i.e. both spring or fall type calls, gobbler or hen sounds, including the ability to sound like more than one turkey 1 20 0.01
    Prizes: 1st Place: $100.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 19 - Tongue and Striker -
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Ability to produce turkey-like sounds. Examples include, but are not limited to, yelp, cluck, kee-kee, cackle, cutting of the hen, purr, putt, gobble, tree call. 1 20 0.05
    Ease of use to produce turkey-like sounds- i.e. how simple or user-friendly the call is to use 1 20 0.04
    Tone, pitch and sound quality 1 20 0.03
    Break over or roll over 1 20 0.02
    Versatility: the ability to obtain a vast range of turkey like sounds i.e. both spring or fall type calls, gobbler or hen sounds, including the ability to sound like more than one turkey 1 20 0.01
    Prizes: 1st Place: $100.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 20 - Grand National Champion of Champions Box Call - Stand-alone category (limited to past Gibson Award Winners; limited to hinged-lid design calls only, short, long or one-sided or combination). Category 18 is not eligible for current year Gibson Award or Best in Show (Neil Cost) Award. All calls entered in this category will be sold on a 70/30 (callmaker/NWTF) basis.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Ability to produce turkey-like sounds. Examples include, but are not limited to, yelp, cluck, kee-kee, cackle, cutting of the hen, purr, putt, gobble, tree call. 1 20 0.05
    Ease of use to produce turkey-like sounds- i.e. how simple or user-friendly the call is to use 1 20 0.04
    Tone, pitch and sound quality 1 20 0.03
    Break over or roll over 1 20 0.02
    Versatility: the ability to obtain a vast range of turkey like sounds i.e. both spring or fall type calls, gobbler or hen sounds, including the ability to sound like more than one turkey 1 20 0.01
    Prizes: 1st Place: $100.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 21 - Box Call Sets - Must include one Category 1 type box and one Category 2 type box. The winner of this category will receive a first place medallion and will earn the Don Chancey Award.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Ability to produce turkey-like sounds. Examples include, but are not limited to, yelp, cluck, kee-kee, cackle, cutting of the hen, purr, putt, gobble, tree call. 1 20 0.05
    Ease of use to produce turkey-like sounds- i.e. how simple or user-friendly the call is to use 1 20 0.04
    Tone, pitch and sound quality 1 20 0.03
    Break over or roll over 1 20 0.02
    Versatility: the ability to obtain a vast range of turkey like sounds i.e. both spring or fall type calls, gobbler or hen sounds, including the ability to sound like more than one turkey 1 20 0.01
    Prizes: 1st Place: $100.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 22 - Crow Call -
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Ability to produce the sound of the animal or object the call is meant to mimic. 1 20 0.05
    Ease of use to produce the sound of the specific animal or object. 1 20 0.04
    Tone, pitch, and sound quality. 1 20 0.03
    Projection quality - i.e. loudness and clarity of the sound of the call. 1 20 0.02
    Prizes: 1st Place: $100.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 23 - Locater Calls - Any locating call other than a crow call. This can be any kind of call that could be used to locate turkeys -- i.e. tube, owl, woodpecker, coyote, hawk, train whistle, etc.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Ability to produce the sound of the animal or object the call is meant to mimic. 1 20 0.05
    Ease of use to produce the sound of the specific animal or object. 1 20 0.04
    Tone, pitch, and sound quality. 1 20 0.03
    Projection quality - i.e. loudness and clarity of the sound of the call. 1 20 0.02
    Prizes: 1st Place: $100.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 24 - Deer Call - Grunt tube design
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Ability to produce the sound of the animal or object the call is meant to mimic. 1 20 0.05
    Ease of use to produce the sound of the specific animal or object. 1 20 0.04
    Tone, pitch, and sound quality. 1 20 0.03
    Projection quality - i.e. loudness and clarity of the sound of the call. 1 20 0.02
    Prizes: 1st Place: $100.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
Classes and Additional Contests for Division 2:
Class or Contest Name How contestants are entered Prizes
Best of Show - NWTF GN Champion Call Maker of the Year - Division 2 None A ribbon with a medal. A specialized Trophy. Grand National Championship Ring.
Outstanding Youth Hunting Turkey Call Maker of the Year None A ribbon with a medal.
Amateur Hunting Turkey Call Maker of the Year Amateur entries from winners of categories 6, 11, 15 A ribbon with a medal.
Best of Class I - Division 2 None $250.00. A ribbon with a medal. A specialized Trophy. Gibson Award.
Best of Class II -Division 2 None $250.00. A ribbon with a medal. A specialized Trophy. D. D. Adams Award.
Best of Class III - Division 2 None $250.00. A ribbon with a medal. A specialized Trophy. Tom Turpin Award.
Best of Class IV -Division 2 None $250.00. A ribbon with a medal. A specialized Trophy. Charles L. Jordan Award.
Grand National Champion of Champions None $250.00. A ribbon with a medal. A specialized Trophy. Neil Cost Award.
Don Chancey Award None $250.00. A ribbon with a medal. A specialized Trophy.
Best of Class V - Division 2 None $250.00. A ribbon with a medal. A specialized Trophy. Jeremiah Stevens Award.
Division 3 Specific Rules

DECORATIVE DUCK & GOOSE CALL

  • All call makers are REQUIRED to pre-register all entries in the 2020 competition. The pre-registration deadline is January 20, 2020, and includes registering calls as well as receiving calls at headquarters (if mailing in calls vs delivering them in person at the convention to the Grand National Custom Call Registration Desk outside of Exhibit Hall – Ryman B2 from 3-7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11). On January 20, 2020, at 11:59:59 PM EST, registration will automatically shut off.
  • The call(s) may be presented in the contest on a presentation stand or box. These stands, boxes, bases will not be judged for the quality of craftsmanship and design and may be of commercial nature if desired, as their presence will not influence the judging of the calls.
  • Calls may be constructed of any material per category guidelines.
  • Tips, guards and banding on any part of the call will be considered as standard construction items and their presence on an entry will not affect the entry’s placement into a category.
  • An entry may be constructed using one or more styles, materials, and techniques.
  • Signatures, brands and call maker’s marks will not disqualify the entry or influence the judge thereof.
  • Calls are to be the product of the person whose name is registered as call maker.
  • Calls entered into Category 12: Two-dimensional Decorative Call and/or Category 13: Open Calls may be a combined effort between call maker(s) and artist. Calls must be registered by the maker of the call and accompanied by the name of the person doing the artwork. BEGINNING this year, both the winning call maker of these categories and the artist will receive a medallion.
  • You may enter as many calls and as many categories as you wish.
  • Outstanding Youth Decorative Duck & Goose Call Maker Award. This award will recognize an outstanding youth call maker 17 years of age or less at the time of the convention. The winner will receive a Youth National Champion medallion with ribbon. In addition, all youth call makers will receive a Youth participant medallion with ribbon for participating. The call maker must indicate when registering if he/she is entering as a youth contestant.
  • Amateur Decorative Duck & Goose Call Maker of the Year Award. All call makers who have been awarded Amateur Call Maker of the Year in a particular division will not be eligible to enter as an “Amateur” in that particular division. EXAMPLE: If you have won Amateur Call Maker of the Year in Division 1 – Decorative Turkey Call, you are not eligible to enter in Division 1 as an amateur again. However, you may continue to enter the remaining divisions (Divisions 2, 3 and/ or 4) as an amateur until you reach Amateur Call Maker of the Year in each one of those divisions). This does not eliminate any call maker from entering BOTH the Amateur categories and the other categories. You may enter BOTH the Amateur categories and the other categories.
  • NEW Amateur call makers will be eligible to compete for the Grand National Decorative Duck & Goose Call Maker of the Year
Categories for Division 3 are as follows:
  • Category 1 - Decorative Carved Call - Amateur - Category for calls whose major influence is relief carving using hand-held power tools that are electric or air driven. Calls may have oil, painted or stained finishes with main emphasis on the carving. Entries may include a duck call, goose call, swan call or whistle type call.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Quality of sound reproduction. 1 4 0.01
    Technical quality of workmanship and finish. 1 10 0.04
    Does design and medium compliment each other? 1 10 0.02
    Is design intent conveyed well and proportional 1 10 0.03
    Overall appearance of call 1 10 0.05
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 2 - Hand Checkered Call - Amateur - Category for calls whose intent is to feature the art and skill of hand checkering as the major influence. Entries may include a duck call, goose, call, swan call or whistle type call.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Quality of sound reproduction. 1 4 0.01
    Complexity and symmetry of checkered panels 1 10 0.04
    Quality of workmanship and finish 1 10 0.03
    Overall checking ability 1 10 0.05
    Overall judges opinion 1 10 0.02
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 3 - Laminated Call - Amateur - Category for calls constructed of two or more types of wood or materials. The major influence being on the lamination of the call and the aesthetic appeal. Entries may include a duck call, goose call, swan call or whistle type call.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Quality of sound reproduction. 1 4 0.01
    Does design and medium compliment each other? 1 10 0.03
    Symmetry and complexity of pattern 1 10 0.05
    Quality of lamination and workmanship (finish) 1 10 0.04
    Overall judges opinion 1 10 0.02
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 4 - Matched Set - Category for two or more calls that are complimentary in design, material and adornments and may include any combination of call types.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Quality of sound reproduction. 1 4 0.01
    Complimentary in design 1 10 0.04
    Quality of workmanship and finish 1 10 0.03
    Overall judges opinion 1 10 0.02
    Overall appearance of call 1 10 0.05
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 5 - Traditional Carved Call - Category for calls whose major influence is traditional relief hand carving using traditional hand held tools such as knives, gouges, files and sandpaper. Calls may have oil or stained finishes with main emphasis on the carving. Entries may include a duck call, goose call, swan call or whistle type call.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Quality of sound reproduction. 1 4 0.01
    Technical quality of workmanship and finish. 1 10 0.04
    Does design and medium compliment each other? 1 10 0.03
    Is design intent conveyed well and proportional 1 10 0.02
    Overall appearance of call 1 10 0.05
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 6 - Decorative Antler Call - Category for calls whose intent is to feature art and skill of functional call making utilizing natural animal material such as antler or bone calls that feature carved, checkered, laminated, scrimshaw or painted adornments. Any antler, horn or bone material may be used in the construction. Wood material is excluded in this category. Entries may include a duck call, goose call, swan call or whistle type call.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Quality of sound reproduction. 1 4 0.01
    Does design and medium compliment each other? 1 10 0.02
    Overall appearance of call 1 10 0.04
    Overall judges opinion 1 10 0.05
    Quality of workmanship and finish 1 10 0.03
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 7 - Decorative Carved Call - Category for calls whose major influence is relief carving using hand-held power tools that are electric or air driven and relief carved from a single piece of material. Decorative lip rest and banding is permitted if hand crafted. Calls may have oil, painted or stained finishes with main emphasis on the carving. Entries may include a duck call, goose call, swan call, or whistle type call.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Quality of sound reproduction. 1 4 0.01
    Technical quality of workmanship and finish. 1 10 0.04
    Does design and medium compliment each other? 1 10 0.02
    Overall appearance of call 1 10 0.05
    Is design intent conveyed well and proportional 1 10 0.03
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 8 - Hand Checkered Call - Category for calls whose intent is to feature the art and skill of hand checkering as the major influence. Entries may include a duck call, goose call, swan call or whistle type call.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Quality of sound reproduction. 1 4 0.01
    Overall judges opinion 1 10 0.02
    Quality of workmanship and finish 1 10 0.03
    Complexity and symmetry of checkered panels 1 10 0.04
    Overall checkering ability 1 10 0.05
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 9 - Laminated Call - Category for calls constructed of two or more types of wood or materials. The major influence being on the lamination of the call and the aesthetic appeal. Entries may include a duck call, goose call, swan call or whistle type call.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Quality of sound reproduction. 1 4 0.01
    Does design and medium compliment each other? 1 10 0.04
    Overall judges opinion 1 10 0.02
    Symmetry and complexity of pattern 1 10 0.05
    Quality of lamination and workmanship (finish) 1 10 0.03
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 10 - Carved Waterfowl Head Call - Category for calls that emulate the natural duck or goose form in an artistic fashion, color or style. Category to be judged on finish colors as well as artistic interpretation. Entries may include a duck call, goose call, swan call or whistle type call.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Quality of sound reproduction. 1 4 0.01
    Overall judges opinion 1 10 0.04
    Quality of workmanship and finish 1 10 0.03
    Artistry/artistic appeal in the essence of the species 1 10 0.05
    Is design accurate and proportional 1 10 0.02
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 11 - Miniature Call - Category for calls that are no more than 3 inches in total overall length. Calls may be of any style or design including all categories from Division 3 and 4. Entries may include a duck or goose call.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Quality of sound reproduction. 1 4 0.01
    Overall judges opinion 1 10 0.04
    Quality of workmanship and finish 1 10 0.03
    Artistry/artistic appeal (carving, checkering, lamination, etc.) 1 10 0.05
    Miniature detailing and proportions 1 10 0.02
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 12 - Two-dimensional Decorative Call - Category for calls whose major decorative influence is scrimshaw, etching, wood burning, line carving or painted scene. Calls may be of any material and may be combined effort between call maker and a two-dimensional artist. Call must be registered by the maker of the call and accompanied by a person's name doing the artwork. (BEGINNING THIS YEAR, BOTH the winning call maker and the artist will be awarded a medallion). Entries may include a duck call, goose call, swan call, or whistle type call. On July 6, 2016, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced that a ban on the commercial trade of ivory went into effect. This ban prohibits the sale of ivory. Therefore, we are prohibited from allowing any call to be entered in the Grand National Custom Call Competition that is made of or has ANY ivory on the call.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Quality of sound reproduction. 1 4 0.01
    Overall judges opinion 1 10 0.02
    Quality of workmanship and finish 1 10 0.03
    Complexity of design and technical quality of artistry 1 10 0.04
    Artistry/artistic appeal 1 10 0.05
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 13 - Open Call - Category for calls that are carved, painted, laminated, multi-piece constructed, inlaid, banded, scrimshawed, machine checkered, machine cut, indexed geometric design, wood burned, rose lathe work and any call entered whose major influence will not place it into any of the above divisions as well as call entries that the rule committee determines should be placed into this division. Entries may include a duck call, goose call, swan call, or whistle type call. On July 6, 2016, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced that a ban on the commercial trade of ivory went into effect. This ban prohibits the sale of ivory. Therefore, we are prohibited from allowing any call to be entered in the Grand National Custom Call Competition that is made of or has ANY ivory on the call.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Quality of sound reproduction. 1 4 0.01
    Overall judges opinion 1 10 0.04
    Is design intent conveyed well and proportional 1 10 0.03
    Quality of workmanship and finish 1 10 0.02
    Artistry/artistic appeal 1 10 0.05
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 14 - Decorative Waterfowl Display - This is a stand-alone category in Division III. Display must include one or more duck, goose, swan or waterfowl whistle calls. Category open to any waterfowl theme design. Category will be judged on overall display design and call(s). This category is not available for Best of Show. It may be a collaborated effort between the call maker and artist. (BEGINNING THIS YEAR, BOTH the winning call maker and the artist will be awarded a medallion). The call must be registered by the maker of the call and accompanied by the person's name doing the artwork.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Overall appearance of call 1 10 0.05
    Aesthetic decorative quality 1 10 0.04
    Quality of craftmanship 1 10 0.03
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 15 - Grand National Champion of Champions - This is a stand-alone category (limited to past Decorative Duck & Goose Call 1st Place Best of Show Winners) in Division III - Decorative Duck & Goose Calls. This category is not eligible for the current year Division III - Decorative Duck & Goose Call Best of Show Award. Call makers will be eligible for the 17th Annual Premier Custom Call Auction on a 70/30 (callmaker/NWTF) split basis. Calls in this category may be entered with bases or displays and will be included in the judging. Judging criteria and points will be awarded.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Quality of sound reproduction. 1 4 0.01
    Overall appearance of call 1 10 0.04
    Overall judges opinion 1 10 0.05
    Quality of workmanship and finish 1 10 0.03
    Complimentary in design 1 10 0.02
    Prizes: 1st Place: $250.00. A specialized trophy. A ribbon with a medallion.
Classes and Additional Contests for Division 3:
Class or Contest Name How contestants are entered Prizes
Grand National Youth Dec. Duck & Goose Call Maker of the Year This is a test of lot's of "entries" and quotes. to see if this works A ribbon with a medal. A specialized Trophy.
Grand National Amateur Dec. Duck & Goose Call Maker of the Year Amateur entries from winners of categories 1, 2, 3 A ribbon with a medal. A specialized Trophy.
Grand National Champion Call Maker of the Year - Best of Show - Division 3 None $1,500.00. A ribbon with a medal. A specialized Trophy. Grand National Championship Ring.
Grand National Champion of Champions Award - Dec. Duck & Goose None $250.00. A ribbon with a medal. A specialized Trophy. Champions of Champions Ring (winner may purchase).
2nd Best of Show - Division 3 None $1,000.00. A ribbon with a medal. A specialized Trophy.
3rd Best of Show - Division 3 None $750.00. A ribbon with a medal. A specialized Trophy.
Favorite Decorative Entry - Mark Warmath awarded None Acrylic Award.
Division 4 Specific Rules

HUNTING DUCK & GOOSE CALL

  • All call makers are REQUIRED to pre-register all entries in the 2020 competition. The pre-registration deadline is January 20, 2020, and includes registering calls as well as receiving calls at headquarters (if mailing in calls vs delivering them in person at the convention to the Grand National Custom Call Registration Desk outside of Exhibit Hall – Ryman B2 from 3-7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11). On January 20, 2020, at 11:59:59 PM EST, registration will automatically shut off.
  • The call(s) may be presented in the contest on a presentation stand or box. These stands, boxes, bases will not be judged for quality of craftsmanship and design and may be of commercial nature if desired, as their presence will not influence the judging of the calls.
  • You may enter as many calls and as many categories as you wish
  • Judges are selected as to their ability to transition from different calling styles. Judges selected can alter calling styles from traditional field calling to main street calling and are capable of using single, double and metal reed calls.
  • Calls may be constructed of any material per category guidelines.
  • Tips, guards and banding on any part of the call will be considered as standard construction item and their presence on an entry will not affect the entry’s placement into a category.
  • An entry may be constructed using one or more styles, materials and techniques.
  • Signatures, brands and maker’s marks will not disqualify the entry or influence the judge thereof.
  • Calls are to be the product of the person whose name is registered as the call maker.
  • Calls may include artwork, checkering, scrimshaw, etc. but will only be judged for sound and functioning criteria.
  • Artwork and adornments on working calls may be a collaborated effort by call maker and artist. Call must be registered by the call maker of the call and accompanied by person’s name doing the artwork.
  • NEW Amateur call makers will be eligible to compete for the Grand National Hunting Duck & Goose Call Maker of the Year.
  • Outstanding Youth Hunting Duck & Goose Call Maker of the Year Award. This award will recognize an outstanding youth call maker 17 years of age or less at the time of the convention. The winner will receive a Youth National Champion medallion with ribbon. In addition, all youth call makers will receive a Youth participant medallion with ribbon for participating. The call maker must indicate when registering if he/she is entering as a youth contestant.
  • Amateur Hunting Duck & Goose Call Maker of the Year Award. All call makers who have been awarded Amateur Call Maker of the Year in a particular division will not be eligible to enter as an “Amateur” in that particular division. EXAMPLE: If you have won Amateur Call Maker of the Year in Division 1 – Decorative Turkey Call, you are not eligible to enter in Division 1 as an amateur again. However, you may continue to enter the remaining divisions (Divisions 2, 3 and/ or 4) as an amateur until you reach Amateur Call Maker of the Year in each one of those divisions). This does not eliminate any call maker from entering BOTH the Amateur categories and the other categories. You may enter BOTH the Amateur categories and the other categories.
Categories for Division 4 are as follows:
  • Category 1 - Amateur - Working Duck Call - A - Category for traditional made plastic reed natural wood duck calls that are not stabilized and are hand tooled and traditional lath turned with main emphasis on sound reproduction and quality of craftsmanship. Sleeving and laminating are acceptable but must be wood.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Quality of feed call 1 10 0.02
    Quality of individual quack 1 10 0.04
    Quality of hail call 1 10 0.03
    Quality of finish and construction 1 10 0.05
    Overall quality of sound reproduction 1 10 0.06
    Ease of use (calling) 1 10 0.01
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 2 - Amateur - Working Duck Call - B - Category for traditional made plastic reed acrylic duck calls that are hand tooled and traditional lath turned with main emphasis on sound reproduction and quality of craftsmanship.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Quality of feed call 1 10 0.01
    Quality of individual quack 1 10 0.03
    Quality of hail call 1 10 0.02
    Quality of finish and construction 1 10 0.05
    Overall quality of sound reproduction 1 10 0.06
    Ease of use (calling) 1 10 0.02
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 3 - Amateur - Working Duck Call - C (Open) - Category for traditional made plastic reed duck calls to include calls made from nylon, glass, delron, micarda, corian, metals, cast resin, hybrids or any stabilized and dyed woods or other similar materials. This is an open category for calls that are hand tooled and traditional lath turned with main emphasis on sound reproduction and quality of craftsmanship.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Quality of feed call 1 10 0.02
    Quality of individual quack 1 10 0.03
    Quality of hail call 1 10 0.01
    Quality of finish and construction 1 10 0.05
    Overall quality of sound reproduction 1 10 0.06
    Ease of use (calling) 1 10 0.04
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 4 - Working Duck Call - A - Category for traditional plastic reed natural wood duck calls that are not stabilized and/or hand tooled and traditional lath turned with main emphasis on sound reproduction and quality of craftsmanship. Sleeving and laminating are acceptable but must be wood.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Quality of feed call 1 10 0.01
    Quality of individual quack 1 10 0.03
    Quality of hail call 1 10 0.02
    Quality of finish and construction 1 10 0.05
    Overall quality of sound reproduction 1 10 0.06
    Ease of use (calling) 1 10 0.04
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 5 - Working Duck Call - B - Category for traditional made plastic reed acrylic duck calls that are hand tooled and traditional lath turned with main emphasis on sound reproduction and quality of craftsmanship.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Quality of feed call 1 10 0.01
    Quality of individual quack 1 10 0.03
    Quality of hail call 1 10 0.02
    Quality of finish and construction 1 10 0.05
    Overall quality of sound reproduction 1 10 0.06
    Ease of use (calling) 1 10 0.04
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 6 - Working Duck Call - C (Open) - Category for traditional made plastic reed duck calls to include calls made from nylon, glass, delron, micarda, corian, metals, cast resin, hybrids or any stabilized and dyed woods or other similar materials. This is an open category for calls that are hand tooled and traditional lath turned with main emphasis on sound reproduction and quality of craftsmanship.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Quality of feed call 1 10 0.01
    Quality of individual quack 1 10 0.03
    Quality of hail call 1 10 0.02
    Quality of finish and construction 1 10 0.05
    Overall quality of sound reproduction 1 10 0.06
    Ease of use (calling) 1 10 0.04
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 7 - Working Duck Call - D - This is a stand-alone category in Division IV. This category is not available for Best of Show. The Category is for calls made by utilizing any modern manufacturing technique such as milled, cast, molded, C.N.C. or machined turned calls using any material with main emphasis on sound reproduction and quality of craftsmanship. Wood, acrylics, glass, plastics, injection molded and production calls are welcome.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Quality of feed call 1 10 0.01
    Quality of individual quack 1 10 0.03
    Quality of hail call 1 10 0.02
    Quality of finish and construction 1 10 0.05
    Overall quality of sound reproduction 1 10 0.06
    Ease of use (calling) 1 10 0.04
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 8 - Working Duck Call - E - Category for traditional made metal reed wood duck calls that are hand tooled and lath turned with main emphasis on sound reproduction and quality of craftsmanship.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Quality of feed call 1 10 0.01
    Quality of individual quack 1 10 0.03
    Quality of hail call 1 10 0.02
    Quality of finish and construction 1 10 0.05
    Overall quality of sound reproduction 1 10 0.06
    Ease of use (calling) 1 10 0.04
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 9 - Working Calls Matched Set - Category for two or more calls which are complimentary in design, material and adornments with main emphasis on sound reproduction and quality of craftsmanship. Entries may include any number or combination of game calls but must have a duck and goose call included.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Quality of finish and construction 1 10 0.03
    Complimentary in design 1 10 0.01
    Overall appearance and ease of use (calling as a set) 1 10 0.02
    Overall sound reproduction quality of duck call 1 10 0.05
    Overall sound reproduction quality of goose call 1 10 0.04
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 10 - Working Goose Calls - A - Category for short reed-style calls made by utilizing any traditional or modern manufacturing technique or material with main emphasis on sound reproduction and quality of craftsmanship. Wood, acrylics, glass, plastics, injection molded and production calls are welcome.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Quality of finish and construction 1 10 0.04
    Overall quality of sound reproduction 1 10 0.06
    Quality of low-end calls (feed and set down) 1 10 0.01
    Quality of honk 1 10 0.03
    Quality of mid-range and high-end calls (greeting, double cluck and hail) 1 10 0.02
    Ease of use (calling) 1 10 0.05
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 11 - Working Goose Calls - B - Category for traditional resonate cavity and flute style calls. Calls may be made by utilizing any traditional or modern manufacturing technique or materials with main emphasis on sound reproduction and quality craftsmanship. Wood, acrylics, glass, plastics, injection molded and production calls are welcome. Entries to include speckle belly, snow goose, swan, and Canada goose calls.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Quality of finish and construction 1 10 0.04
    Overall quality of sound reproduction 1 10 0.06
    Quality of low-end calls (feed and set down) 1 10 0.02
    Quality of honk 1 10 0.03
    Quality of mid-range and high-end calls (greeting, double cluck and hail) 1 10 0.01
    Ease of use (calling) 1 10 0.05
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 12 - Working Antler Calls - Category for calls whose intent is to feature the art and skill of functional call making utilizing natural animal materials. Any antler, horn or bone material may be used in construction. Wood, plastics or ivory are excluded in this category. Entries may include a duck call, goose call, swan call or whistle type calls.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Quality of craftmanship 1 10 0.04
    Quality of feed call 1 10 0.02
    Quality of individual quack 1 10 0.03
    Quality of hail call 1 10 0.01
    Overall quality of sound reproduction 1 10 0.06
    Makers creativity 1 10 0.05
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 13 - Working Waterfowl Whistles - Category for non-typical traditional duck calls to include pintail, woodduck, drake mallord, whistle, teal, widgeon and any other whistling ducks. Calls must be handmade of any material with emphasis on sound reproduction and quality of craftsmanship. Calls must include descriptive write up of sounds entry is capable of reproducing.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Quality of finish and construction 1 10 0.04
    Makers creativity 1 10 0.01
    Overall sound reproduction of each species 1 10 0.05
    Ease of use (calling) 1 10 0.03
    Overall call design 1 10 0.02
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 14 - Working Cut-down Calls - Category for handmade cut-down calls made of wood, antler, acrylic, plastic or molded materials. Calls must be the product of the person whose name is registered as maker. Call emphasis will be based on volume, sound reproduction and quality of craftsmanship.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    High end ducky rattle that smooths out on top 1 10 0.05
    Bottom range sound ability (whisper) 1 10 0.03
    Good mid-range ducky rattle 1 10 0.02
    Easy loose feed chatter ability 1 10 0.04
    Top end volume 1 10 0.06
    Quality of craftsmanship and construction 1 10 0.01
    Prizes: 1st Place: $150.00. A ribbon with a medallion. 2nd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 3rd Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 4th Place: A ribbon with a medallion. 5th Place: A ribbon with a medallion.
  • Category 15 - Grand National Champion of Champions - This is a stand-alone category (limited to past Hunting Duck & Goose Call 1st Place Best of Show winners) in Division IV - Hunting Duck & Goose Calls. This category is not eligible for the current year Best of Show Award. Call makers will be eligible for the 15th Annual Premier Custom Call Auction on a 70/30 (callmaker/NWTF) split basis. Calls in this category may be entered with bases or displays and will be included in the judging. Judging criteria and points will be awarded.
    Judged on the following criteriaLow ScoreHigh ScoreWeight
    Quality of feed call 1 10 0.05
    Quality of individual quack 1 10 0.04
    Quality of hail call 1 10 0.03
    Quality of finish and construction 1 10 0.02
    Overall quality of sound reproduction 1 10 0.06
    Ease of use (calling) 1 10 0.01
    Prizes: 1st Place: $250.00. A specialized trophy. A ribbon with a medallion.
Classes and Additional Contests for Division 4:
Class or Contest Name How contestants are entered Prizes
Grand National Champion Call Maker of the Year - Best of Show - Division 4 None $500.00. A ribbon with a medal. A specialized Trophy. Grand National Championship Ring.
2nd Best of Show - Division 4 None $250.00. A ribbon with a medal. A specialized Trophy.
3rd Best of Show - Division 4 None $150.00. A ribbon with a medal. A specialized Trophy.
2018 Grand National Champion of Champions - Hunting Duck & Goose Call None $250.00. A ribbon with a medal. A specialized Trophy. National Champion of Champions Ring (winner may purchase).
Grand National Youth Hunting Duck Call Maker of the Year None A ribbon with a medal. A specialized Trophy.
Grand National Amateur Hunting Duck Call Maker of the Year Amateur entries from winners of categories 1, 2, 3 A ribbon with a medal. A specialized Trophy.
Grand National Hunting Goose Call Maker of the Year None $500.00. A ribbon with a medal. A specialized Trophy. National Goose Call Champions Ring (winner may purchase).
Favorite Hunting Entry - Mark Warmath awarded None Acrylic Award.
Best Presentation - Mark Warmath awarded None Acrylic Award.
Past and Present Participation - Mark Warmath awarded None Acrylic Award.
Dennis C. Poeschel Design Award - Mark Warmath awarded None Acrylic Award.