Many people are reluctant to talk in front of a crowd, much less compete in a duck calling "contest". This format allows you to 'compete' in complete anonymity from the convenience of your private computer. There is no stage fright to worry about, no fear of embarrassment in front of your friends and its FUN.
In fact, maybe contest is the wrong word. Think of it like a 'fun' shoot', where prizes are awarded for participating as much as for 'winning' and the object is to have fun and maybe learn something in the process.
The Judges are experienced duck hunters and realize that many people are reluctant to have others hear them use a duck call, whether from embarassment or fear of ridicule. This format eliminates that by using a number system for the contestants. In fact, the judges never even know who the contestants are.
In addition, every contestant is eligible for a weekly drawing for prizes to be drawn at random by the lovely Mrs. Duck from the table below:
|Tim Grounds Duck Call, Buck Gardner Duck Call, $25 Gift Certificate to Amazon.com,$50 Gift Certificate to Hoosier Jim's Duck Store, $50 Gift Certificate for Avery Products||
The Duck Blind
|Handcrafted Custom Call in the Marshmaster Style||
|Two Custom Braided Lanyards with whistle lines||
|Autographed and personalized
by the author, a copy of
Duck Calls an Enduring American Folk Art
a copy of
by Jim Fleming
|Two Echo Poly Timber Calls||
|Two Equalizer Duck Calls||
|Custom Timber Mallard Duck Call||
|Two Handcrafted Custom Duck Calls||
|Cash and Technical support||Sprig's Waterfowl
Dr. Duck's Office
How do I enter?
Contestants will register with the contest organizer by May 2nd/1999. Entries are via e-mail. Contestants will supply name, address and e-mail address. All information is confidential and will not used for any purpose other than this contest. Contestants will be assigned a number for contest identification purposes.
THE CONTEST WILL BEGIN MAY 2ND,1999
Who are the judges?
Judges will have a maximum score of 20 points to a minimum score of 10 points for each calling sequence. The high and low score will be disregarded in determining the contestant's score for each calling sequence. The contestant that has the highest cumulative score at the end of all calling sequences will be the 1st Place winner, the next highest cumulative score will be awarded 2nd Place and the next highest cumulative score will be awarded 3rd Place. In the event of a tie, the prize money will added together and split equally between the number of contestants that are tied.
Decision of the judges is final , as is the decision of the contest organizer.
Don't bother to sue, none of us have enough money to get around the block much less to interest a lawyer.
If you haven't noticed some judges are also sponsors. If this bothers you, even though the judges will not know who the contestants are, then please do not enter the contest.
-THIS CONTEST IS FOR THE ORDINARY JOE DUCK HUNTER-
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