Art Competitions & Displays

Registration & Fees   -  Competitions  -   Display only  -  Awards  -  Judges  


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When registering your piece, you will be asked:
    - Event # - Division - Class - Level
Example if registering a life-size decoy flat bottom bird carving:
     Event 1 - Division A - Class 1 - Level Novice


SKILL LEVELS 

This competition includes artists of all ability levels. More experienced artists should compete at the Intermediate or Open level. This will ensure that the Novice levels of competition are reserved for beginning artists only. 

NOVICE: This level is designed to encourage those artists who are just at the beginning of their artistic endeavours. Artists who have not won 6 first place awards or Best of Show for their work may compete at this level. 

INTERMEDIATE: For artists who have progressed beyond the Novice level. Artists who have previously won 6 first place awards or Best of Show at the Novice level may compete at this level. 

OPEN: Open is open to all artists. Artists who have previously won 6 first place awards or Best of Show honours at the Intermediate level must compete at the Open level. 

NOTE: An artist entering more than one Event (Carving - Sculpture - Drawing - Photography) may compete at whichever level is most appropriate for their ability in that Event. However al entries within a single Event must be entered at the same level.

For example: A Novice Carver can also be an Open Painter and an Intermediate Photographer. 
 

THE LISTINGS BELOW SHOW A SKELETON LISTING OF THE EVENTS
FOLLOW THE LINKS FOR DESCRIPTIONS OF THE COMPETITIONS.

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Competitive Event #1 - Bird Carving 
    Click here for complete info on Carving Competitions 
   Brief Outline below - Novice, Intermediate and Open Levels

   -  Division A - Decorative Life-Size Decoys (Flat Bottom)
      - Class 1:  All ducks, geese & confidence

   -  Division AA - Contemporary Life-Size Decoys
       - Class 1: All ducks, geese & confidence
       - Class 2: Shorebirds not entered in Division D, Class 2

    - Division B - Decorative Life-Size Bird Carvings
       - Class 1: Songbirds
       - Class 2: Birds of prey
       - Class 3: All other species
       - Class 4: Mid-size (all species)

    - Division C - Decorative Miniature Bird Carvings
       - Class 1: Miniature flat-bottom decoys (must have base)

       - Class 2: Miniature songbirds

       - Class 3: Miniature (all other species)


    - Division D - Traditional Hunting Decoys
       - Class 1: All ducks, geese & confidence

       - Class 2: Shorebirds Purchase Award


    - Division DD - Contemporary Antique Decoys
       - Class 1: Ducks, geese & confidence (will be floated)
       - Class 2: Shorebirds


Competitive Event #2 - Sculpture
   Click here for complete info on Sculpture Competitions
   Brief outline below - Novice, Intermediate and Open Levels

    - Division E - Realistic Sculpture (All Media) 
       - Class 1: Painted
       - Class 2: Natural finish or patina

    - Division F - Non-Realistic Sculpture (All Media)
       - Class 1: Functional sculpture
       - Class 2: Non-functional sculpture

    - Division G - Relief (All Media)
       - Class 1: Antler
       - Class 2: Wood
       - Class 3: All other media

    - Division H - Realistic Fish Carving (Wood)
       - Class 1: All entries

    - Division KK - Caricatures and Fantasy
       - Class 1: All entries

Competitive Event #3 -Photography
   Click here for complete info on Photography Competitions
   Brief outline below - Novice, Intermediate and Open Levels

    - Division L - Photography Mammals
       - Class 1: Wildlife hoofed mammals
       - Class 2: All other wildlife mammals
       - Class 3: Domestic mammals

    - Division M - Photography Birds
       - Class 1: Waterfowl & Shorebirds
       - Class 2: Owls & Birds of Prey
       - Class 3: All other birds, including domestic

    - Division N - Photography All Other Nature
       - Class 1: All animals not classified as bird or mammal
       - Class 2: Natural landscapes and florals
 
Competitive Event #4 -Painting and Drawing
   Click here for complete info on Painting & Drawing Competitions
   Brief outline below
 
    - Division P - Decorative Artwork
       - Class 1: Textile Art
       - Class 2: All other decorative entries

    - Division QA - Painting & Drawing - Mammals
       - Class 1: Wild Mammals - canine & feline
       - Class 2: All other wild mammals
       - Class 3: All domestic mammals

    - Division QB - Painting & Drawing - Birds & Other
       - Class 1: Birds
       - Class 2: All animals not classified as bird or mammal


    - Division QC - Painting & Drawing - Landscapes
       - Class 1: All landscapes

    - Division QD - Painting & Drawing - Monochromatic
       - Class 1: All animals
       - Class 2: Landscapes & florals

    - Division R - Painting & Drawing - Miniature
       - Class 1: All animals
       - Class 2: Landscapes & florals

    - Division S - Painting & Drawing - Non-Realistic
       - Class 1: All entries

    - Division SS - Painting & Drawing - Caricature & Fantasy
       - Class 1: All entries

    - Division T - Digital Art
       - Class 1: All entries

JUNIOR COMPETITIONS
   Click here for Junior Competitions
   Brief outline below

Competitive Event #5 -Junior Painting and Drawing
    - Division U8 - Ages 8 & under
       - Class 1: Colour (any media)
       - Class 2: Monochromatic

    - Division U11 - Ages 11 & under
       - Class 1: Colour (any media)
       - Class 2: Monochromatic

    - Division U14 - Ages 14 & under
       - Class 1: Colour (any media)
       - Class 2: Monochromatic

    - Division U17 - Ages 17 & under
       - Class 1: Colour (any media)
       - Class 2: Monochromatic

Competitive Event #6 -Junior Carving and Sculpture
    - Division W8: Ages 8 & under
       - Class 1: All entries

    - Division W11: Ages 11 & under
       - Class 1: All entries

    - Division W14:  Ages 14 & under
       - Class 1: All entries

    - Division W17: Ages 17 & under
       - Class 1: All entries

Competitive Event #7 -Junior Photography
    - Division Z8: Ages 8 & under
       - Class 1: All entries

    - Division Z11: Ages 11 & under
       - Class 1: All entries

    - Division Z14: Ages 14 & under
       - Class 1: All entries
 
    - Division Z17: Ages 17 & under 
      - Class 1: All entries
         
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- Click here for Quick Draw - Sunday morning. To be auctioned that afternoon.

- Click here for Pin Carving - Sunday morning. To be auctioned that afternoon.

- Click here for The Awards - Award ceremony Sunday 3 pm.


   #1 - Indigenous Art
   #2 - Saskatchewan Large Predator Series Purchase Award - Black Bear
   #3 - Shore Bird & Wading Bird Series Purchase Award - Egret
   #4 - Wildlife Stamp Competition 
   #5 - Cocktail Glass Carvings
   #6 - SWAA Poster & Raffle Purchase Award - SWAA members only
   #7 - Wildlife in Action Photography Purchase Award
   #8 - Carved Walking Stick or Cane
   #9 - Upcycled into Art
   #10 -Prince Albert National Park Photographs

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 Membership with the association is only $30/year. There are many opportunities to show your work with SWAA throughout the year and we have numerous informative sessions and networking/visiting opportunities.








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