2024 KAT STATE CONVENTION:
March 22-24, 2024 @ Hotel at City Center in Topeka KS
March 21st, at 5pm is set up. Any members that can help would be greatly appreciated.
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The Kansas Association of Taxidermists is pleased to announce the 42nd Annual convention and competition. We hope you enjoy the show and please remember why we are here: To further our skills in the art of taxidermy and to educate our customers. This year the show will be held at the Hotel at City Center, Topeka, KS. March 22 -24, 2024.
There will soon be a schedule to help guide you through this exciting weekend of many activities and events! If you have any questions please contact one of our board of directors - they will be more than happy to assist you in any way they can.
AWARDS People's Choice, Breakthrough Judge's Choice, Richard H Schmidt Memorial Award of Excellence, Best All Around Taxidermist, Best Habitat, Large Life-size, Small Life-size, Fish, Reptile, Waterfowl, Upland Game Bird, Turkey, Gamehead, Whitetail, Open Mouth Whitetail, Competitors Award(see rules below), Best Out of State Award - all awards tentative
SPONSORED AWARDS WASCO Award, Polytranspar Award, Kansas Turkey Federation Award, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, McKenzie Distinguished Taxidermist Award, Whitetail Unlimited, and Van Dyke's Awards, SCI, and many more based on availability.
NEW for 2024-Ben Mears and G2 awards for both Professional and Master classes on their forms.
2024 President's Challenge: This year you can enter any small (Coyote or smaller) life-sized mount for this challenge. It will be judged in the category level that you are in and eligible for all awards, however the President challenge award will be chosen via peoples choice. The award will be a plaque. To enter just pay a $20 entry fee and on the registration form fill out the line corresponding to this award.
Judging will start at 12 noon on Friday. After this time all entries will be placed in competition room by the competition room chairmen. Your mount is required to be photographed before entering the competition room.
Combined artists: Each competitor will pay the entry fee of $20, but only one mount fee of $20 will be paid per entry
Early registration drawing: If you pre-register by the deadline on the registration form, you will be entered into a drawing to have next years (2025) membership dues and convention registration paid for by the KAT. (Mount fees will still be required to be paid by the winner if competing)
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