CHANGES TO JUDGING OF COMPETITIONS
Due to requests from some members for more inclusive competitions, changes are being made for this year.
Instead of just Amateur and Professional Class there will now be an added class of Novice and the requirements for all classes has changed.
Novice – classified as anyone who has practised taxidermy for less than 5 years and who has no credits in any of the disciplines, i.e. bird, mammal, fish, heads etc.
Amateur – now classified as anyone who has practised taxidermy for more than 5 years but has no credits in the disciplines, i.e. bird, mammal, fish, heads etc.
However if they have a credit in one of the disciplines, e.g. birds then they will be competing in the Professional class for that discipline, e.g. bird class.
Professional – now classified by having a credit in any one of the disciplines, e.g. birds, but will remain as amateur in mammals, fish, heads etc if they have no credits in these disciplines.
Anyone can compete in a higher class than the rules above dictate, at their discretion, e.g. someone with no credits can decide to compete in the professional class.
There will also be a change to the judging to avoid the same person being ranked multiple times in the same discipline e.g. winning 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
When registering your specimens below please put them into the category you are in, e.g. Novice, Amateur or Professional and then this will be checked when registration takes place at the Conference.
please read the following https://taxidermy.org.uk/resources/Documents/RulesGOT2020.pdf