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Two competitions are normally held each year. Current winners are listed on the Competitions Winners page.

An Annual Competition is usually held in the summer, the date and venue being variable where the public are invited to vote. The following trophies are competed for

Bell Shield

Harry Wareham Trophy

Vic Flower Trophy

Jess Jay Trophy

President’s Trophy

Derek Duff Trophy (for novices)

Details of each trophy are given under the Competition Trophies Page.

Another competition, held at the AGM, is for the Bill Pinney Trophy.

For 2018 the competition will again have a common theme. Grinling Gibbons carvings were very much based on nature and included flowers, fruit, vegetable and animal/fish, i.e. items from your local supermarket. So this is the theme for 2018 and to carve an item to include one (or more) of these items in a block of lime no bigger than 9” x 9” x 9” (230mm x 230mm x 230mm for the metric minded). It can be in-the-round or relief. For example you could carve a trussed chicken, an apple, a bunch of flowers or a combination. John Vardon should be contacted if any queries. For more information click here

 Rules for all competitions are given on the Competition Rules Page