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    The World Championship is an international event where carvers, collectors, and visitors convene at the end of each April in Ocean City, MD. From highly decorative works of art to functional hunting decoys, about 1200 different wildfowl carvings representing more than 150 species from around the world can be viewed at the premiere, most prestigious competition in the world. Competitors of all levels–from youth to world champions–compete against their peers for the chance to win a portion of nearly $60,000 in prize money, as well as other recognition including ribbons, medallions, plaques and trophies. There are over 40 different divisions in which an artist can compete–decorative life-size and miniature wildfowl, floating waterfowl, interpretive, gunning decoys, contemporary antiques, sculpture, and feathers & fronds. New this year is an open wood carving category and Fish carving returns!

    • Admission: Multi-Day Pass: $10
    • Seniors & Students – $8
    • Children under 12 free (with adult)
    • Group rate for 6 or more: $6 per person
    • Living Legends Dinner Tickets: $65 for members, $75 for non-members


    • Thursday, Registration 11 a.m.-8 p.m.  
      Artist After Hours (The Ocean City Center for the Arts) 5 p.m.- 8 p.m.
      Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
      Living Legends Award Presentation and Dinner  5:30 p.m.- 8 p.m.
      Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
      World Class Art and Carving Benefit Auction (Performing Arts Center) 2 p.m.
      Award ceremony(Performing Arts Center) 5:30 p.m.
      Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
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