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The World Taxidermy Championships®

19th - 26th February 2012, Salzburg Exhibition Centre

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`the World taxidermy Championships®' are taking place for the 2nd time in Europe ­ in Salzburg once again!

after the first time in 2008, Salzburg has once again been chosen to host `the World taxidermy Championships®'. the event is being staged by reed Messe Salzburg gmbH with the assistance of the austrian Federal guild of Fashion and Clothing technology, the European taxidermy Federation (EtF), and `Breakthrough Magazine inc.' the crème de la crème can place their work under the scrutiny of an expert jury in 3 divisions (Master, Professional, novice). the very best taxidermist will then be awarded the title `World Taxidermy Champion 2012', in the Master Division! You can look forward to an excellent standard of competition and a wide variety of unique exhibits! register your exhibits as entries today and take the opportunity to win great prizes! a total of E 30,000 in prize money is to be awarded in the various categories.

TWo Trade Fairs arE BEing StagED parallel to tHE WtC 2012 at SaLZBUrg EXHiBition CEntrE (23rd - 26th FEBrUarY 2012): · `die hohe Jagd & Fischerei': the largest trade fair in the central European alps for hunting and fishing, and the number 2 in the whole of the European continent (www.hohejagd.at) · `absolut allrad': off-road and 4x4 vehicle show During the 4 days of the show a total of 40,000 visitors will attend these 3 events!

The joint organisers of `the World taxidermy Championships®' in Salzburg:

Reed Messe salzburg gmbH in cooperation with:

We congratulate the winners of `the World taxidermy Championships®' 2011!

(St. Charles, Missouri/USa) a selection of winners in the Master Division:

Best in World, Whitetail VinCenT FleminG, EaSt BEnD, nC 131 Whitetail Best in World, large mammal phil soUCy, LiBBY, Mt 42 Cougar Best in World, medium-small mammal lanCe Van dUsen, LaWSon, Mo 186 Corsican Lamb Best in World, large Gamehead miKe olsZanoWsKi, DoUgLaSviLLE, Pa 46 Cape Buffalo Best in World, medium-small Gamehead Jean roll, PErrY, Mi 399 red Fox Best in World, Waterfowl Jerry FroeliCh, St. CLoUD, Mn 301 Emperor goose Best in World, Turkey BreTT deFreiTas, BoaZ, KY 376 turkey Best in World, non-Game Bird loWell shapley, PortEr, tX 455 Keel Billed toucan Best in World, non-Game Bird Jan FredriKsson, BYUrHoLM, SWEDEn 162 green Woodpecker Best in World, Coldwater Fish skin mount peTe harUm, graHaM, Wa 364 Chum Salmon Best in World, Warmwater Fish skin mount miKe orThoBer, Egg HarBor, Wi 96 Bluegill Best in World, mixed Group Terry WeiCK, HoPKinS, Mi 391 alligator gar and nutria Best in World, mixed Group rodney sChreUrs, CEDar grovE, Wi 426 Frog (repro) & toad (Skin Mount) Best in World, reptile/amphibian/other skin mount rodney sChreUrs, CEDar grovE, Wi 425 toad (Skin Mount) Best in World, Collective artists Zimmerman WildliFe, MartinSBUrg, Pa 413 gobi argali Best in World, live Taxidermy sculpture John sChmidT, WoonSoCKEt, SD 64 Bobcat

`In 2012 the `World Taxidermy Championships®' will be back in Europe for a second time. As in 2008, the competition is being held in Salzburg. We are delighted this unique and sensational event is again being staged as a part of `Die Hohe Jagd & Fischerei 2012' trade fair'. Dir. KommR Johann Jungreithmair CEO Reed Exhibitions Messe Salzburg

`The World Taxidermy Championships® is the grandest event in taxidermy and offers the most prestigious title in taxidermy, that of a World Champion. We are very happy to announce that we are producing the second World Taxidermy Championship in Europe, in conjunction with Reed Exhibitions Messe Salzburg. The World Show competition will be part of `Die Hohe Jagd & Fischerei', one of Europe`s most significant hunting and fishing shows. The WTC 2012 will be supported and produced with assistance of the European Taxidermy Federation and the Austrian Federal Guild of Fashion and Clothing Technology. `The World Taxidermy Championships®' has been called taxidermy`s greatest event and there are many reasons why it is given that title. Taxidermists from all over the world meet to compete, communicate, learn, and enjoy the highest standards of this art form. In addition to the competition, there will be seminars by the leading taxidermists, critiques of your entries by world-class judges, and large cash awards given to winners. We welcome you to visit Salzburg and be a part of this once-ina-lifetime experience. We hope to meet you at the WTC 2012!' Larry and Kathy Blomquist Publisher and Editor or Breakthrough Magazine and Producers of the World Taxidermy Championships®

take advantage of the special deals arranged with our partner hotels!

Here is a small selection of great hotels:

hoTel radisson BlU hoTel & ConFerenCe CenTre salZBUrG the 4-star radisson Blu Hotel & Conference Centre in Salzburg offers 257 modernly furnished rooms and suites, and is located in close proximity to the most famous sights in the city of Mozart, the expo centre, the railway station and the airport. Single room: E 95* Double room: E 115*

hoTel neUTor ­ salZBUrG's arTisTiC meeTinG poinT the Hotel neutor is a gathering point for artists and its ideal location means it is The hUB for every stay in Salzburg! Situated within the old town of Salzburg, it's just a few minutes' walk to view numerous places of interest, museums, shops, restaurants and many other great sites and features! Single room: E 59* Double room: E 86*

information on the large range of partner hotels and special visitor packages can be obtained from our Visitor service Centre. Susanne Wiener is always available to help you with selections and bookings: t: +43 (0)662 4477 2600. E-mail: [email protected]).

SaLZBUrg ­ an all-round work of art!

*rates incl. breakfast

Explore Salzburg's most beautiful sites ­ and enjoy great events and experiences:

moZarT CiTy ToUr: this is an impressive tour of Salzburg including Hellbrunn and a visit to the house in which Mozart lived. Price: E 24 Duration: +/­ 2,5 hours

soUnd oF mUsiC ToUr: relive the highlights of the film `the Sound of Music', enjoy the many historical architectural wonders the city has to offer and witness the picturesque beauty of the lakes region.

Price: E 37

Duration: +/­ 4 hours

Salzburg is one of the most beautiful cities in the world; so it was no surprise when it was awarded UnESCo world cultural heritage status in 1997. Seize this opportunity to experience and explore Salzburg while participating in the `World taxidermy Championships®`. Salzburg is extremely multifaceted and offers everything from great art to excellent cuisine, from shopping to sightseeing. the city has that special something for every single guest. Enjoy the charms of this wonderful city!

moZarT dinner ConCerT By The salZBUrG ConCerT soCieTy aT sTiFTsKeller sT. peTer arias and duets from Mozart's three most popular operas ­ `Don giovanni', `the Marriage of Figaro' and `the Magic Flute' performed by the amadeus Consort Salzburg ­ a string quintet and two singers in historical costumes. the intervals are used to serve up a 3-course gourmet meal, prepared according to authentic recipes from the time of Mozart. The individual events, tours and features can also be booked conveniently at your hotel!

tHE JUrY*

Exhibits are to be evaluated by a jury of experts. Here are just a few of them:

CategoRY: MaMMals 1. Karl Matt, austria 2. Dieter Schön, germany 3. Berend Koch, germany 4. alexander Sokolov, russia 5. Joe Meder, USa 6. Skip Skidmore, USa (Mammals & reptiles) CategoRY: fisH 7. Kurt Zimmert, austria (Fish & reptiles) 8. Clark Schreibeis, USa 9. Matthias Fahrni, Swiss CategoRY: BiRDs 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Matthias Feuersenger, germany Jack Fishwick, great Britain Peter Sunesen, Denmark Markku natri, Finland Erling Moerch, Denmark Lennart Pettersson, Sweden

DiviSionS & CatEgoriES

Divisions:

there are three divisions for exhibits to compete: master division, professional division and novice division. a class determines the criteria used to judge an exhibit. > masTer this is the most difficult division. Judgement of exhibits is carried out by three jurors in the Master Division. Judgement is carried out to the strictest of criteria. For this reason it is only possible to become `World Taxidermy Champion 2012' in the masTer diVision. > proFessional the Professional Division is for taxidermists looking to compete with other taxidermists to see just how good their work really is. the jury is responsible for passing judgment on the standard of exhibits. > noViCe noviCE DiviSion is for beginners, youths and children who have already gathered some experience within the world of taxidermy. the learning aspect is of greatest importance within this division.

CategoRies:

Participants determine the skill level expected of their exhibit(s) themselves, by choosing the right division for their exhibits (Master, Professional or novice). allocation into categories is determined by exhibit(s) submitted. Category divisions in the Professional Division and novice Division are the same, as novice Division is seen as preparation for subsequent competitions. the World Champion title is only awarded in the most difficult of the three skill divisions, the MaStEr DiviSion. World titles will be awarded if there is a deserving entry (see guideline 6) in each of the Master Division categories. a first, second, and third place ribbon is possible in each available subcategory. in categories in which there are subcategories, the judges will select `Best in World` from winners of first place ribbons. to become a `World taxidermy Champion 2012', and to receive a medal, it is necessary to gain a minimum of 90 points. if there is a category in which no contestant achieves a minimum score of 90 points, the title `World taxidermy Champion 2012` will not be awarded.

For more detailed information on the jury ­ go to www.wtc-2012.com! there will also be a fascinating series of seminars to accompany the world championships. For full, completely up-to-date information ­ go to www.wtc-2012.com.

*Subject to changes!

CategoRies ­ MasteR Division

(Best in World titles are only awarded in the main categories, not in subcategories such as 1.a and 1.b)

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roe Deer Head ­ Shoulder Mounts a) open Mouth b) Closed Mouth 2. Medium-Small gameheads Shoulder Mounts (up to mouflon) 3. Big gameheads Shoulder Mounts (mouflon and bigger) 4. Small Birds (smaller than pheasant) a) Single b) group 5. Large Birds (pheasant and larger) a) Single b) group 6. Small Mammals (smaller than fox) a) Single b) group 7. Medium Mammals (fox to roe deer) a) Single b) group 8. Large Mammals (bigger than roe deer) a) Single b) group 9. Mixed groups 10. Fish (Skin Mounts) a) Bigger than 30 cm (12 inch) b) Smaller than 30 cm (12 inch) c) group 11. Skeletons 12. reptiles and amphibian (Skin Mounts) a) Single b) group

13. reproductions a) Fish, reptiles b) Mammals c) group d) Miscellaneous 14. Freeze Dry / PEg 15. Collective artists a) Single b) group 16. Sculpting (Live Sculpting) 17. re-creation and Model

CategoRies ­ PRofessional Division anD noviCe Division

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. roe Deer Head - Shoulder Mounts Small Mammals Head and Shoulder Mounts (up to mouflon) Large Mammals Head and Shoulder Mounts (mouflon and bigger) Small Birds (smaller than pheasant) Large Birds (pheasant and larger) Small Mammals (smaller than fox) Medium Mammals (fox to roe deer) Large Mammals (bigger than roe deer) Mixed groups Fish Skin Mounts (full body) Skeletons reptiles and amphibian (Skin Mounts) reproductions and re-creations Freeze Dry / PEg

EXtra CoMPEtition

CoMPetitoRs' aWaRD

to challenge for the Competitors' award it is necessary to enter at least four exhibits in either the Masters Division or Professional Division. Exhibits can be submitted in any category (all four in one category or each exhibit in its own suitable category). imporTanT: When participating for the Competitors' award the decision has to be made whether to participate in the Master Division or Professional Division. The exhibits are judged on the criteria of artistic merit, anatomical accuracy, originality and difficulty. if two competitors have the same number of points the prize will be shared equally between the competitors with the same total.

CoMPetitoRs' aWaRD RUles

The points of the four best exhibits submitted within the division are added together. The seven best taxidermists are selected for the final round in which four exhibits are put together and labelled from a to G. The entries are then re-evaluated by all the jurors of the corresponding categories in a new analysis and the winner is then selected.

priZe money ­ CompeTiTors' aWard masTer diVision 1st place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E 2000 2nd place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E 1500 3rd place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E 1000 4th place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E 250 5th place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E 250 6th place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E 250 7th place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E 250 priZe money ­ CompeTiTors' aWard proFessional diVision 1st place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E 1500 2nd place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E 1000 3rd place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E 500 4th place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E 250 5th place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E 250 6th place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E 250 7th place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E 250

ColleCtive aRtists (MasteR Division onlY)

this competition offers an excellent opportunity in which two or more taxidermists work together to acquire for a World title in taxidermy. this is only open to the MaStEr DiviSion. there are two subcategories for Collective artist: single animal or a group of animals. admission Criteria: any combination of animals can be entered for this prize. the best three exhibits in each subcategory will win First, Second and third place ribbons. the Best in World winner (gold medal) has the right to be titled `World Champions' and is awarded the E 1000.

taXiDeRMists CHoiCe

Judging in this competition is done by the participants themselves according to what, in their opinion, is the best exhibit from all categories and divisions. Having registered as a participant at `the World taxidermy Championships®' contestants subsequently receive a voting card. voting cards must be entered into the ballot box at the latest by 3:00 p.m. on thursday 23rd February 2012. the winner will be awarded an official certificate, a special medal and prize money of E 500.

sponsered by: Messezentrum Salzburg 500

MasteR of MasteRs

Participation in the Master of Masters is reserved for the crème de la crème. those admitted include former World Champions, jury members and past winners of the 1st place in the Master Division. the standards set for these exhibits are the very highest of all those within the scope of `the World taxidermy Championships®'. admission criteria: all structural shapes must have been made by the taxidermist him/herself. Commercially available models shall not be permitted unless they were originally constructed by the competitor him/herself. all work must be carried out by the competitor him/herself. the winners will be decided by a secret vote carried out amongst all the participants in the Master Division. the exhibit receiving the most votes is awarded this extra prize.the winners of the first three places receive a special medal and a certificate.

tHe siMon t. BlaCKsHaW aWaRD foR JUDges' CHoiCe Best of sHoW

the `Judges' Choice Best of Show award' is chosen from all the `Best of World' winners in the Master Division. a secret vote amongst all the jurors shall decide the winner. the winner is awarded a certificate, a special medal and E 1000 in prize money.

the austrian Federal guild of Fashion and Clothing technology

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Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the gala evening!

(For all other details on entry conditions ­ see point 7 of the competition conditions.)

CoMPEtition ConDitionS

the World taxidermy Championships® 2012 / 19th to 26th February 2012 / Salzburg Exhibition Centre

1. organizer: reed Messe Salzburg gmbH am Messezentrum 6, Po box 285 a-5021 Salzburg t: +43 (0)662 4477-2238, F: ext. 2289 E: [email protected], i: www.wtc-2012.com 2. patronage: the event will be taking place under the patronage of the European taxidermy Federation and the austrian Federal guild of Fashion and Clothing technology (Bundesinnung für Mode und Bekleidungstechnik) and Breakthrough Magazine inc., administrators of `the World taxidermy Championships®'. 3. participant eligibility: all taxidermists worldwide. all private individuals and registered companies are entitled to participate. 4. language: the competition will be held in the languages german and English. 5. liability: the organizer does not accept any liability for exhibits submitted for the competition. Competitors take part at their own risk. the organizer has arranged optional insurance (see registration form). 6. divisions and Categories: there are three divisions for exhibits to compete: Master Division, Professional Division and novice Division. World titles can only be won in the Masters Divisions. The master division is the most difficult division. Each exhibit in the Master Division will be judged by three judges on one score sheet. Best in World titles are only awarded in the main categories, not in subcategories such as 1.a and 1.b. in categories with no subcategories the highest scoring entry with a score of 90 or higher will win the gold medal (Best in World), second highest a silver medal (Second in World) and third highest a bronze medal (third in World). in categories with subcategories a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbon will be awarded to the three highest scoring entries that meet the criteria and Best in World will be selected by the judges from first place winners in the subcategories. Second and third in World will be selected from remaining eligible ribbon winners. a mount must score at least a 90 in the Master Division to be eligible to win a Best in World, Second in World or a third in World. if there is no mount scoring at least a 90 in that category, there will be no World title awarded. the Master Division is a single ribbon division. this means only a first, second and third place ribbon is possible in the individual categories and subcategories. an entry still must score high enough to be worthy of a ribbon. in some cases, the first, second and third place winners may all score in the 90s, however, if a category or subcategory has one mount scoring in the 90s and the next highest scoring mount is in the 70's, then there will only be a first and a third place awarded (the second place will not be awarded). in the Master Division a competitor cannot "sweep" a category or subcategory. if he/she has more that one entry in a category only his or her highest scoring entry in that category or subcategory will receive a placing. the same "no sweep" rule also applies to Best in World titles within a category. the exhibits (entries) in the Collective artist Category of the Master Division are judge by different criteria than other exhibits (entries) in the Master Division categories. the rules for completing these exhibits are also different. Please read 7b for more information on the Collective artist category. The professional division is considered a division for advanced taxidermist and not for beginning taxidermist. Each exhibit (entry) will be judged separately and independently by one of the jury members. The novice division is for beginners, youths and children who have already gathered some experience within the world of taxidermy and who wish to gain more experience by competing as exhibitors. the learning aspect of taxidermy is of greatest importance within this division. Very important: Competitors may not compete in the same category in different divisions. For example, if you enter in Category 10 Fish (skin Mounts) in the Master Division you cannot enter this same category in the Professional Division. You may compete in both the Master and Professional Divisions but not in the same category of both. Categories ­ master division (Best in World titles are only awarded in the main categories, not in subcategories such as 1.a and 1.b) 1. roe Deer Head ­ Shoulder Mounts a) open Mouth b) Closed Mouth 2. Medium-Small gameheads Shoulder Mounts (up to mouflon) 3. Big gameheads Shoulder Mounts (mouflon and bigger) 4. Small Birds (smaller than pheasant) a) Single b) group 5. Large Birds (pheasant and larger) a) Single b) group 6. Small Mammals (smaller than fox) a) Single b) group 7. Medium Mammals (fox to roe deer) a) Single b) group 8. Large Mammals (bigger than roe deer) a) Single b) group 9. Mixed groups 10. Fish (Skin Mounts) a) Bigger than 30 cm (12 inch) b) Smaller than 30 cm (12 inch) c) group 11. Skeletons 12. reptiles and amphibian (Skin Mounts) a) Single b) group 13. reproductions a) Fish, reptiles b) Mammals c) group d) Miscellaneous 14. Freeze Dry / PEg 15. Collective artists a) Single b) group 16. Sculpting (Live Sculpting) 17. re-creation and Model Categories - professional and novice division 1. roe Deer Head - Shoulder Mounts 2. Small Mammals Head and Shoulder Mounts (up to mouflon) 3. Large Mammals Head and Shoulder Mounts (mouflon and bigger) 4. Small Birds (smaller than pheasant) 5. Large Birds (pheasant and larger) 6. Small Mammals (smaller than fox) 7. Medium Mammals (fox to roe deer) 8. Large Mammals (bigger than roe deer) 9. Mixed groups 10. Fish Skin Mounts (full body) 11. Skeletons 12. reptiles and amphibian (Skin Mounts) 13. reproductions and re-Creations 14. Freeze Dry / PEg Competitors are expected to state the division and category of evaluation of exhibits on registering. Participants are free to enter the Master, Professional or novice Division, depending on where they are most comfortable in competing. in case of doubt the panel of adjudicators will assist in selecting the correct division. Young (juvenile) mammals will be allocated to a category according to their estimated actual live weight. the adjudicating panel is responsible for all final decisions. 7. prizes & awards: Every competitor will receive a certificate of participation. in the Master Division the three highest scoring exhibits (entries) in each category will determine who wins the Best in World, Second in World, and third in World for that category. the Best in World winners will be awarded a gold, silver and bronze medal. the prizes for the Professional and novice Divisions are a blue ribbon (from 100 to 90 points), red ribbon (from 89 to 80 points) or yellow ribbon (from 79 to 70 points) awarded when the according points total has been achieved. the following special money awards will be awarded to qualifying winners in the Professional Division. the blue ribbon points range (exhibits scoring 90 or higher) will be subdivided into gold, silver, and bronze ribbons. the entry in each category awarded the highest points will be awarded gold, the second highest points will receive silver, and bronze to the third highest. if two competitors are awarded the same number of points, a panel of adjudicators shall make the final decision. special prizes > 7a. The Competitors' award Competitors in the Master Division and Professional Divisions must submit at least 4 exhibits in order to qualify to participate. the participant can enter more than 4 exhibits and the highest 4 scoring entries will be used to determine who is eligible to win these awards. there is no limit as to the number of exhibits that can be entered. if a participant has entered 4 exhibits each in both Master Division and Professional Division, he/ she is required to decide, when registering, in which division he/she would like to compete for the Competitors' award. otherwise, he/she will be excluded from the aforementioned discipline. this award and prize money will be awarded to the seven highest scoring groups of four entries in both Master Division and Professional Division. Each group of four entries of the 7 highest scoring competitors are then put together and labeled a, B, C, D, E, F and g. all the jury members of the world competition will vote by secret ballot to determine the winner. the exhibits are judged on the criteria of artistic merit, anatomical accuracy, originality and difficulty. the result will be announced at the gala evening (award ceremony). if two competitors are allocated the same number of points after balloting, the prize money will be shared equally. > 7b. Collective artists (Category of the master division only) the winner of this World title will win E 1000. there are two subcategories for Collective artist: single animal or group of animals. the competing exhibit must have been made by at least 2 or more taxidermists. this category is an excellent opportunity for companies or teams to compete for a World title in taxidermy. Every team participating in this category can submit as many exhibits as it wishes. any combination of animals can be entered for this prize. the 3 best placed exhibits in each subcategory will win First, Second and third place ribbons. the Best in World, Second in world and third in World winners will be awarded a gold, silver and bronze medal providing there are three entries that score in the 90 or higher the Best in World winner (gold medal) has the right to be titled `World Champions' and is awarded the E 1000. > 7c. master of masters Who is permitted to participate: Entry into this competition is limited to former world champions, members of the jury and past winners of a First place in the Master Division. Forms, shapes, profiles & moulds: all structural shapes must be fabricated by the taxidermist him/herself. Standard conventional purchasable forms or artificial parts may not be used unless they were originally created by the participant in question. Judging: the winners will be decided by a secret vote carried out amongst all the participants in the Master Division. the exhibit receiving the most votes wins this prize. the winner will be announced during the gala evening. Conditions: Participants are permitted to submit any desired species or combination of species. all work must have been completed by the taxidermist. this shall be confirmed with his/her signature. Freeze drying: Freeze-drying and dry frozen body parts are not allowed in the Master of Masters competition. all body parts of all species, including the head, must be skinned

and mounted in a conventional manner. prizes: the First, Second, and third place winners each will earn a special medal and a certificate. > 7d. Taxidermists' Choice this competition allows participating taxidermists to choose and vote for their personal favorite exhibit from all competition entries. on registering, participants are each given one ballot paper on which they write the number of their favorite exhibit and submit their vote. all votes must be submitted by 3:00 p.m. on thursday, 23rd February 2012. the winner will be awarded a certificate and a special medal to be awarded at the gala evening. the Salzburg Exhibition Centre has donated E 500 for the winner. > 7e. The simon T. Blackshaw award for Judges' Choice Best of show the `Judges' Choice Best of Show award' is awarded amongst all the Best in World winners in the Master Division. a secret vote amongst all the jurors shall decide the winner. the winner is awarded a special medal and a certificate. Furthermore, the austrian Federal guild of Fashion and Clothing technology is donating E 1000 towards this prize. 8. Judging: all exhibits will be judged anonymously, thus no exhibit shall be allowed to carry the name of the taxidermist. the main focus of evaluation shall be on the prepared animal itself. However, other aspects of the exhibit, such as the frame, artistic merit, base, plates, habitat, as well as the stability of the exhibit, will also be taken into account. recognized experts chosen by the panel to serve as jurors will judge exhibits. three jurors in the Master Division will judge each exhibits. in the Professional Division and novice Divisions, evaluation shall be carried out by a single juror. Evaluation of exhibits entered for the competition is carried out in accordance with a standardized set of judging criteria (app. 1). a copy of the evaluation will be given to the competitor. Documentation, such as photos of the preparation of the exhibit by the competitor, will be taken into account in the judging. DvDs and videos cannot be accepted as documentation. Professional Division and novice Divisions exhibitors are permitted to use conventionally accepted trade forms (mannequins) and reproduction parts from supply companies. in the Master Division, mounts must have been generated from a shape or form produced by the competitor him/herself, or be made of a conventional trade form which has been significantly changed in various sections. all exhibited and visibly constructed parts, such as the nose or the palate, must have been made by the competing taxidermist in person. an exception is made for ears. on submission, the

competitor must fill out a form listing the individual features worked on. in the reproductions and re-Creations category, it is forbidden to use any natural parts for the species and creatures being portrayed. all competitors have the right to enter an unlimited number of exhibits. Mystical and fantastic mounts are not allowed! also pets such as cats and dogs are excluded from the competition. When registering, competitors are obliged to state the division and category of competition for which the exhibit is to be entered. Each exhibit can be entered in one division/category only. Submission of registration signifies the entrant's acceptance of all competition conditions. 9. `The World Taxidermy Championships®' regulatory Committee: the chairman of this committee: Larry Blomquist. Members of this committee for the WtC 2012 will be Larry Blomquist, Ken Edwards, Skip Skidmore, Kurt Zimmert, Christoph Meier and Dieter Schön. this committee will make decisions on any questions, particularly as regards to obeying rules of the competition, that come forward and are not addresses in the guidelines and Competition Conditions prepared for this WtC 2012. the original rules and regulations already employed by `the World taxidermy Championships®' will be used as a guide for any situation not provided for in the 2012 rules. there shall be no recourse to legal action for competitors not in agreement with the decision of the panel. their decision is final. in the Professional Division and novice Divisions, jury scores can only be contested when the competitor officially orders the panel to review the judging for a fee of E 100. no re-judging (reappraisal) is allowed in the Master Division, not for any exhibit that is in the competition for the Competitors' award. any re-judging request must be brought to Larry Blomquist, the judging coordinator. Panel decisions are final and can not be contested. applications for reappraisal of exhibits have to be received by 3:00 p.m. on 23 rd February 2012 at the latest. if two competitors are awarded the same number of points, the panel of adjudicators shall make the final decision. a final reappraisal may lead to a lower or higher ribbon placement, but shall not change the prize money or special award earned by any other entry in the original judgment of exhibits. 10. Competition fees: Competitors pay E 90 for the first exhibit, E 70 for the second exhibit, E 50 for the third, and E 30 for every additional exhibit. those registering after the submission deadline (30th January 2012) are obliged to pay a surcharge of E 50. no exhibit will be allowed as a part of the competition and judged unless the entry fee has been paid. Competition fees are to be paid into to the reed Messe Salzburg gmbH accounts:

Bank austria aG BLZ 12000 account number 50423510900 iBan at621200050423510900 BiC: BKaUatWW deutsche Bank BLZ 70070010 account number 2014504 iBan DE96700700100201450400 BiC: DEUtDEMM We also accept payment via viSa or MaStErCarD credit cards. Payment by Monday, 6th February 2012 at the latest. 11. registration: Competition registration must be conducted via the registration form (app. 2). the form must contain a legally binding signature and have been received by reed Messe Salzburg gmbH no later than Monday, 30th January 2012. registrations after this date can only be carried out while exhibits are being received at the show (point 12). 12. submission of exhibits: Exhibits can be delivered on Sunday, 19th February 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and on Monday, 20th February 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. rooms and facilities will be provided after delivery for final preparatory (grooming) work. all exhibits submitted must remain as part of the competition for the entire duration of the show right up until 5.30 p.m. on Sunday, 26th February 2012. if an exhibit has to be delivered under a glass cover or in glass display case, the aforementioned must be removed for the judging purposes. if this work is not carried out by the competitor, it shall be organized by the organizers. Competitors can deliver their exhibit(s) personally to the location agreed. if an exhibit is handed over by a third party, the exhibit shall only be accepted on the condition that the organizers are in possession of a completed and signed registration form, and it can either be proven that competition fees have already been received, or that the fees are paid in cash on receipt of the exhibit. 13. Forwarding / Transport / Customs: if a competitor instructs a forwarding agency to transport the exhibit(s), by whatever means or route (road, rail, sea, air), the exhibit will not be collected by the organizers. Prompt delivery and receipt of goods to the organizers on the site of the show shall be the responsibility of the transporters (Lagermax), as shall the tasks of storage, any necessary unpacking, and compliance with any delivery schedules and conditions agreed between the transporters and the competitor. if a competitor is not able to take possession of his/her exhibit after the event, at the latest on Monday, 27th February 2012 at 3:00 p.m., the organizers will, on behalf of the participant, instruct the expo transporters (Lagermax) to take possession of the exhibit. transport assignments for the expo forwarding agents should be arranged with the forwarding agent directly. all competitors importing

exhibits from a non-EU country are requested to contact Lagermax forwarding agents for information on customs procedures. all exhibits must be officially passed by customs. Lagermax internationale Spedition gmbH. Messelogistik-Center am Messezentrum 6 5020 Salzburg t. +43 (0)662/4090/2295 F: +43 (0)662/4090/692 [email protected] www.lagermax.com general Manager: Hans-georg Kracher, ext. 2295 authorised commercial agent: Harald Wagmeister, ext. 2299 14. exhibition: the competition is being staged as part of the hunting fair, `Die Hohe Jagd & Fischerei' at Salzburg Exhibition Centre. the participant agrees to the showing of competition exhibits in public. 15. admission: admission of exhibits shall be decided by the regulatory Committee. if any of the competition rules are broken, this can lead to the disqualification of the exhibit. Furthermore, the Committee reserves the right to exclude exhibits which in their opinion are of particularly poor quality, insufficiently dried out, or poorly preserved. Management reserves the right to restrict entries not conforming to accept taxidermy methods, or that are, in the view of the competition management, of poor taste. Mystical and fantastic mounts are not allowed! also pets such as cats and dogs are excluded from the competition.all decisions on admission are final and may not be legally disputed. the competitor is obliged to declare that the exhibit submitted has not participated at any other World Championship. all submitted exhibits must have been prepared by the exhibitor in person, except for the Collective artist category. this must be confirmed on the registration form. if the number of registrations received exceeds the maximum possible number of competitors, the organizers reserve the right to enforce additional admission limitations. registrations will be dealt with in the order in which they are received. 16. Fair play: a lack of fair play on the part of a competitor shall be punished by the regulatory Committee and can lead to disqualification. 17. protected species: Please note: Each and every contestant at `the World taxidermy Championships®' must adhere to the austrian laws and regulations concerning the import and export of protected species and products made using such protected species. Documents must be provided proving the exhibit and item in question has been authorised for import and export. the Wa-

shington Convention (a.k.a. CiTes) regulates international trading with endangered species of animals and plants living in the wild, and the products made from them. these documents must be obtained in the respective country of origin. in the case of protected species each contestant shall be held responsible for adherence to all applicable legal requirements (see: CiTes ­ www.cites.at). nB: Copies of all necessary documents and certificates of authorisation must be made available to the event organizers. the austrian Ministry of agriculture, Forestry, the Environment and Water Management is responsible for all CitESrelated issues. 18. Contact: the organizers of the World taxidermy Competition should be contacted in regard of all organizational issues. all inquiries must be submitted in writing (letters, faxes, e-mail): reed Messe Salzburg gmbH am Messezentrum 6, Po box 285 a-5021 Salzburg t: +43 (0)662 4477-2238, F: ext. 2289 E: [email protected], i: www.wtc-2012.com 19. Changes: the organizer reed Messe Salzburg gmbH, reserve the right to make any changes to the competition regulations and conditions they consider to be necessary. 20. data protection: DECLaration oF agrEEMEnt aCCorDing to tHE Data ProtECtion LaW: the exhibitor authorises the use of details provided by him/herself in the registration form (exhibitor details) in the joint database shared by reed Messe Salzburg gmbH (registered under Dvr no. 0079944 with the Data Processing register), reed Messe Wien gmbH (Dvr no. 2108555), and reed CEE gmbH (Dvr no. 3003805 ) for the marketing of events organised by the three aforementioned companies. these exhibitor details may also be passed on to the media and associate companies listed under www.messe. at/partnersbg for purposes connected to the trade fair. this agreement can be revoked at any time and making any further use of such data inadmissible. DECLaration oF ConSEnt according to the tELECoMMUniCation LaWS: From this point on the exhibitor consents, subject to withdrawal of consent at any time, to the receipt of information via e-mail from reed Messe Salzburg gmbH, reed Messe Wien gmbH and reed CEE gmbH on events staged by reed Exhibitions.

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daTe: VenUe: 19th ­ 26th February 2012 Salzburg Exhibition Centre, am Messezentrum 6, 5021 Salzburg, austria sUBmission oF exhiBiTs: 19th February 2012: 10:00 a.m. ­ 6:00 p.m. 20th February 2012: 8:00 a.m. ­ 12:00 p.m. GeT-ToGeTher parTy: JUry eValUaTion: exhiBiTion period: aWard Ceremony: speCialisT seminars: parTiCipanTs: Fees*: 20th February 2012, 7:00 p.m. Invitations will be distributed after registration. 20th ­ 22nd February 2012 23rd ­ 26th February 2012 gala evening with awards ceremony on the 24th February 2012, 7:00 p.m. Invitations will be distributed after registration. 23rd ­ 24th February 2012 taxidermists worldwide 1st exhibit: E 90 2nd exhibit: E 70 3rd exhibit: E 50 Every further exhibit: E 30 Entry registrations received after the 30th January 2012 shall be subject to a surcharge of E 50. `Die Hohe Jagd & Fischerei' `absolut allrad'

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* Prices do not include vat please note: Each and every contestant at the World taxidermy Championships® must adhere to the austrian laws and regulations concerning the import and export of protected species and products made using such protected species. Documents must be provided proving the exhibit and item in question has been authorised for import and export. The Washington Convention (a.k.a. CiTes) regulates international trading with endangered species of animals and plants living in the wild, and the products made from them. these documents must be obtained in the respective country of origin. in the case of protected species each contestant shall be held responsible for adherence to all applicable legal requirements (see: CitES ­ www.cites.at). nB: Copies of all necessary documents and certificates of authorisation must be made available to the event organisers. the austrian Ministry of agriculture, Forestry, the Environment and Water Management is responsible for all CitES-related issues.

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