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2018 Annual Pintail Waterfowl Call Making Contest

Brought to you by Pintail Waterfowl & Deadshot Custom Call Company

Additional sponsors, Full Tilt, Ron Gould Bands, and Bond Point will be doing our awesome awards again.

Dates:

August 1st-September 30th will be the call making and submission period.
September 3oth is the deadline for call picture submissions!
October 1st judging starts.
October 7th winners announced.

How to Enter:

Call makers may enter one (1) Photo of the call of they are entering. One call per person. You may submit pictures of calls by emailing them to us at ryan@pintailwaterfowl.com. Please do NOT send them on Facebook as they reduce the quality too much. Please put “Call Contest” in the header and make sure to include your full name (real name, not company name), city and state. You may also tell us anything you want about the call you are submitting.

Pictures posted to Pintail Waterfowl’s FB page are not allowed as entries.

Criteria:

Calls entered in the contest will be judged on use of color, material, and craftsmanship of the call. You are encouraged (not required) to use a mix of different materials (resin/acrylic, bone, antler, wood, metals, etc) BUT 50% or more of the call must be from our material. We want to see how far you can push your limits with our materials! While we are not judging on the quality of the photo, nicer photos represent the calls better and may play a role in your call getting noticed more by our judges. This contest is based solely on the picture of the call entrants submit and is not a chance based contest.

Categories are:

Best Newbie – A new category this year. You must have started making calls AFTER AUGUST 1ST 2017!!!

Most Creative – The calls that don’t fit the normal mold. Looking for outside the box!

Best use of materials – We want to see what you can do with our materials or even blending ours with other materials!

Best Craftsmanship – This is for only the cleanest of calls. The one where there is no doubt the amount of time that went into it.

Pintail’s Call Maker of the Year – That one call that just stands out above the rest.

You CAN win one category AND Callmaker of the year, but not two categories. All calls will be entered into all categories, EXCEPT Best Newbie can ONLY BE WON by someone who has been making calls for less than 12 months (honor system people!!!!)

Winners of the best newbie category will receive:

Custom call from Deadshot Custom Call Company

A $20 Pintail store credit

Winners in the most creative & best use of materials categories will receive:

A smooth, fine, or rough mandrel from Pintail Waterfowl

$20 Pintail store credit

A Pintail Waterfowl Hoody

A custom made award from Bond Point

Winner in the best craftsmanship category will receive:

Choice of a P1, P2, or P3 jigs.

A carbide turning tool from Deadshot Custom Call Company

A custom made award from Bond Point

$30 Pintail store credit

Call maker of the year will receive:

A custom jig from Pintail Waterfowl

A carbide turning tool from Deadshot Custom Call Company

A custom made award from Bond Point

A Pintail Waterfowl Hoody

2 Special Blanks from Pintail Waterfowl

$50 Pintail store credit donated by Full Tilt Fowlers

Stay Tuned for more to be added!

Rules:

Calls can be duck, goose, grunt calls, turkey pot, or any style of “tube” style calls.
Calls should be newly made during the call making period. This is based on the honor system.
Calls will be for all categories. Only one winner per category but a winner may win 1 category and COTY.
Must use a Pintail blank for at least half (50%) of the call. Premade style inserts are allowed.
Calls can be sleeved, laminated (with wood or other), etc as long as at least 1/2 (roughly) of the material is Pintail’s.
Calls can be plain, engraved, color filled, hand carved, banded etc.
We will not be judging on sound quality but calls should be a working call.
Submit 1 (one) picture of your best call
Pintail Waterfowl’s featured call makers are allowed to enter and have no say in the voting process.
By submitting a picture, you are agreeing to these rules and allow the picture submitted to be used in future marketing and advertising by Pintail Waterfowl, LLC.

Voting:

Calls will be judged by our independant panal of 5 to 7 judges. I don’t believe in “FB voting” as a fair way to judge. How many likes or shares do not play any role in voting.
Callmaker of the year call will be chosen solely by Pintail Ryan.
In the event of a tie between judges, ties will be broken by being chosen by the business owner.

Disqualifications:

If you are caught cheating in any way you will be disqualified.
Calls that use less that 50% of Pintail’s material will be disqualified.
Whining, complaining, bashing others will get you disqualified