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FEGA Award Categories and Judging Information

To enter the awards competition is simple: You must be a FEGA member and
have a table at the show. You will find further details toward the bottom of this
page.

The categories for the 2018 FEGA Engraving Awards are:

FEGA BEST ENGRAVED HANDGUN AWARD
This award is presented to a FEGA engraver in recognition of outstanding
engraving on a handgun. Winner receives a certificate from FEGA and $500.

FEGA/ CONNECTICUT SHOTGUN BEST ENGRAVED SHOTGUN AWARD
Sponsored by Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Company
This award is presented to a FEGA engraver in recognition of outstanding
engraving on a shotgun. Winner receives a certificate from FEGA and a $300
Galazan gift certificate.

FEGA BEST ENGRAVED RIFLE AWARD
This award is given to a FEGA engraver for outstanding engraving on a rifle. The
Winner receives a certificate from FEGA and $300.

FEGA BEST ENGRAVED SINGLE SHOT RIFLE AWARD
This award is given to a FEGA engraver for outstanding engraving on a falling
block or rolling block rifle submitted by a table holder . Winner receives a
certificate from FEGA and $500.

FEGA BEST ENGRAVED MODERN FIREARM AWARD
The firearm must be of a new design introduced on or after January 1st, 1946.
The winner receives a certificate from FEGA and $500.

FEGA/BLUE BOOK PUBLICATIONS BEST METAL ON METAL INLAY
AWARD
Sponsored by Blue Book Publications
This award is given to a FEGA engraver for exemplary use of metal on metal
inlays, overlays or a combination thereof. Winner receives a certificate from
FEGA and and a special book from Blue Book Publications.

FEGA/GRS ARTISTIC UNIQUENESS IN ENGRAVING DESIGN, STYLE
AND/OR SUBJECT MATTER AWARD
Sponsored by GRS
This award promotes artistic risk in a non-traditional or unusual style, design, or
subject matter on a firearm or other engraved object. Glendo representatives will
determine the recipient. Winner receives a certificate from FEGA and $500.

FEGA/WILLIAM HENRY BEST ENGRAVED KNIFE AWARD
Sponsored by William Henry Studios
This award is given to a FEGA engraver for outstanding engraving on a knife.
Winner receives a certificate from FEGA and $500.

FEGA ENGRAVERS' CHOICE AWARDS
This is an open competition for exhibiting FEGA members of their "best gun."
The winner is selected by vote of all attending FEGA members. Winner receives a
FEGA "Engravers' Choice" certificate and $300. Also, two runners-up will each
receive a FEGA "Award of Merit" certificate and $100.

PEOPLE'S CHOICE TABLE AWARD
This award is for the best table display. The winner is selected by vote of all
attending FEGA members one ballot each. The winner receives a certificate
from FEGA and a table voucher for the next year's show.

FEGA COLLABORATING ARTIST AWARD
Sponsored by FEGA and given to the collaborating artist of a winning engraved
firearm project where the collaborator scrimshaws or carves the grips or stock of a
winning entrant in one of the firearms categories. This is not a competition; it is
FEGA's way of honoring the contributing artist if there happens to be one. The
winner must submit the appropriate application form in behalf of the collaborating
artist. Winner's collaborator receives a certificate and $100 from the Guild in
each category the firearm wins in except Metal on Metal and Artistic Uniqueness.

FEGA EMERGING ARTIST AWARD.
The winner of this category is determined by the FEGA Board of Directors far in
advance of the show. See fega.com for details.


Additional rules, regulation and clarifications:

To enter the awards competition, you must be a FEGA member and have
purchased a table at the show. Tables may not be shared.

You may enter your engraved gun or other item in as many categories as you like
for which the item is qualified. The decision of FEGA Vice President Blue to
accept or decline an item for a specific award category shall be final.

Firearms and other items must be in a finished engraved state.

If you should win an award in a category, you cannot enter that same item in that
same category in subsequent years award competition, but you may enter it in any
other categories for which it qualifies and which it has not previously won.

For the Metal on Metal Award, you may enter any object on which you have
performed metal inlay or overlay or combination thereof; it need not be a firearm.

For the Artistic Uniqueness Award, you may enter any object which you have
engraved; it need not be a firearm.

TO BE A JUDGE:

You are automatically qualified as a contest judge if:

1. You are an exhibiting FEGA member. This means if you are an active member
who has purchased a table at the show, you can be a judge in the appropriate
competitions. You are the judge and may cast a ballot. One ballot per table. No
one else who might be helping you at your table -- no wives, no friends, no
offspring or pets may vote -- just you, as you are the artist and table holder. You
are qualified to judge in any contests except one that you have entered.

Or:

2. You are are a current FEGA Master Engraver, even if you do not have a table.
What this means is that if you are a FEGA Master Engraver and are not exhibiting,
you can still be a judge in any and all contests. Because you have attained FEGA
Master Engraver status, we value your dedication to the art and our guild, and we
respect, and want the benefit of, your judgment.

NOTE: You cannot judge unless you are a table holding exhibitor or are a FEGA
Master Engraver. It doesn't matter how accomplished an engraver you are. Unless
you meet one of the two criteria listed above, you cannot vote. This policy is
designed to encourage FEGA members and FEGA Master Engravers to become
involved and to display and compete. It also eliminates the need to select judges
at our annual meeting and frees up scarce time needed for other guild business.

3. Exceptions to the above voting rules:

THE ENGRAVERS CHOICE AWARD
For this competition, each current FEGA member present at the show, whether a
table holder or not, may cast one ballot for a winner and two runners-up in this
category. Ballots are available at the FEGA table one ballot per member. You
are encouraged to pick your favorites.

PEOPLE'S CHOICE TABLE AWARD
For this competition, each current FEGA member present at the show, whether a
table holder or not, may cast one ballot for a winner. Ballots are available at the
FEGA table one ballot per member.

Awards judging commences at 12PM on Friday, January 19, 2018
Verbal announcements will be made during the show to advise you when to bring
your items to the judging table, when to vote, and when to retrieve your items.

If you have any questions contact Mike Fennell, FEGA Vice President Blue, at
mikefennell@mindspring.com





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