The Washington Brant Foundation supports the history and artform of waterfowl decoy carving as part of our education mission. Every year the foundation sponsors a festival and decoy carving contest called the Puget Sound Open.

The contest will be held on May 10, 2014 at:

Holiday Sports
895 Nevitt Road
Burlington, WA


The 2014 Rules and Regulations brochure is available for download here: 2014 Puget Sound Contests and Rules

You can also download copies of the entry form here: 2014 Puget Sound Entry Form

Some of the contests featured at this year's event are:

Brant Division

Our famous Brant division contest. One of our most popular events. Compete with regional and national carvers for prizes including money and cool custom WBF embroidered Filson gear. 

Open Working Decoys

This year we have combined the three open class categories (Diver, Puddler, and Confidence) into one division. The best of each class will compete for the best of show title.

Muskrat Award Division 

The Mustrat Award Division open to anyone wishing to compete. Carving will be a drake harlequin. The rules are simple: 

  1. Entry must be made of wood.
  2. Entry will be judged floating.

No other rules apply. Carver’s are encouraged to carve and paint how they wish and not be restricted by rules.

1st place Muskrat Award Division is a purchase award and belongs to WBF.

First Prize: $500

2014 Washington State Ducks Unlimited Decoy Contest

Just like last year, the Washington Brant Foundation will be also be host to the 2014 Washington State Ducks Unlimited Decoy Contest. This year's carving will be a drake shoveler. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place entries are purchase awards and will be raffled off at the Washington State Ducks Unlimited Banquet. Entry Fee is $10 per decoy. More details on here: http://www.ducks.org/washington/events/33894/wa-du-decoy-carving-contest

Prize Money is as follows:

  1. $400
  2. $300
  3. $200

Other Puget Sound Open contests include:

  • Novice Division
  • Youth Division
  • Foam Division 
  • Miniature Brant Swap

See the Rules and regulations brochure for full details.  2014 Brant Contests and Rules