Vintage Decoy Contest

Great Lakes Decoy Association

Vintage Decoy Contest

Sponsored by:

Decoy Magazine

2018 Contest Categories & First Place Winners:

1 Any Decoy from Prince Edward County, Ontario/ Unknown Bufflehead Drake, Collection of Marty and Barb Hanson

2 Tom Schroeder Decoy or Carving/ Skirt Bottom Canvasback Drake, Collection of Ken and Mari Cole

3 New England or Maritime, Canada Merganser/ Capt. Charles Osgood Hen Merganser, Collection of Don Kirson

4 Detroit Decoy Dynasty: Any Petersen, Dodge or Early Backyard Mason/ Dodge Swan, Collection of Alan and Elaine Haid. This decoy also took Peoples Choice award! 

5 Chincoteague Island Decoy/ Dave “Umbrella” Watson Pintail Pair, Collection of Don Kirson

6 Illinois River Teal/ Charles Schoenheider Sr. Blue-Wing Teal, Collection of Joe and Donna Tonelli. This decoy also took Best of Show Honors!

7 Jack Rider Decoy/ Canada Goose, Collection of Jeff and Joyce Hay

8 Low Head, Preener or Sleeper Decoy From The Great Lakes Region/ Enoch Reindahl Mallard, Collection of Joe and Donna Tonelli 

9 New York State Diver/ Fairman Davis Goldeneye Hen, Phil Jones Collection

10 Any Wisconsin Decoy/ Mandt Homme Canvasback Pair, Joe and Donna Tonelli Collection

11 Russ Allen Decoy or Carving/ Canada Goose, Russ Allen Collection

Vintage Decoy Contest

Only GLDA members may submit entries.

No previous first place winner in any
category may be entered in another contest for the following two years.

Decoy must be pre-1960 and carved as
a working decoy unless otherwise noted (any contemporary category is 1961 to present).

Pairs constitute a single entry.

Judging based solely on the decision
of the judges.

First place (Blue Ribbon Winners)
from each category will be displayed while the membership votes on “The
People’s Choice Award”.

Entering this contest gives the GLDA
the right to photograph and publish your entries.


 8:30-9:30 AM registration

10:00-11:30 AM judging

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM membership viewing
& “People’s Choice” voting

1:30-2:00 PM Membership pick up of
all decoys except blue ribbon winners

4:00-6:00 PM membership viewing of each category winners and voting for “Peoples Choice continues during the “Favorite Flock” display and cocktail party