Awards



Polystranspar Award goes to the Highest Scoring Fish, painted with Polystranspar paints (includes $50 gift certificate)

Starfish Award goes to the Highest Scoring Fish Replica

Wasco Award goes to the Most Artistic Entry (includes $100 gift certificate)

Breakthrough Award goes to the Judges’ Best of Show (includes $100 gift certificate)

James’ Award goes to the Highest Scoring James’ Deer

Research Mannikins Award goes to the Highest Scoring Novice (includes $100 gift certificate)

Research Mannikins Award goes to the Highest Scoring Youth (includes $100 gift certificate)

Turkey Federation Award goes to the Highest Scoring Turkey

Lifetone Award goes to an Entry that is painted with Lifetone or Hydromist paint

Walnut Creek Award goes to an Entry mounted on a Walnut Creek Base or Panel

Al & Evelyn Holmes Award goes to the Best Habitat; choses by Ms. Evelyn Holmes

Woody Award goes to a Blue Ribbon Entry that was not chosen for a major award

Ducks Unlimited goes to the Judge’s Favorite Duck

Van Dykes Award goes to the Most Creative and Original

Mounted in Alaska Award goes to the Best Life-size Mount



MSTA Best of Category Awards



Best All Around goes to the Highest Scoring Four Pieces (includes cash award)

Collective Artist Award goes to the Highest Scoring Mount done by two or more competitors

Best Commercial Award goes to the Highest Scoring Commercial Entry

Best Professional Award goes to the Highest Scoring Professional Entry, in all Categories

Traveling Award goes to the Highest Scoring Professional or Master’s Entry (only given to in-state competitors)

State Champion Award goes to the Highest Scoring Master Entry, in all Categories

Youth Award goes to the Highest Scoring Youth Entry

Novice Award goes to the Highest Scoring Novice Entry



People’s Choice Awards



Mckenzie Award goes to a Whitetail Deer, a Life-size Mammal, a Bird, and a Fish

UTA Artisan Award goes to any one entry chosen by the current competitors

Margaret Purvis Award goes to any one entry

Game Head Award goes to any one Game Head entry

Reptile Award goes to any one Reptile entry