Vintage Decoy Contest

John Purvis Memorial Vintage Decoy Contest

2022 Contest Categories

Great Lakes Teal
Undersized Decoy
(Smaller than Actual Size)
New England Goldeneye-Including New York State
Ben Schmidt Black Duck
Contemporary – Jim Schmiedlin Working Puddle Duck
Duck, Goose or Shorebird Decoy with the Most Detailed Paint
Widgeon Decoy – Any Region
Decoy Purchased for Under $100
Vintage Fish Decoy
Canadian Puddle Duck
Canvasback South of the Mason-Dixon Line (Maryland South)

Vintage Decoy Contest Rules

  1. Only GLDA or ODCCA members may submit entries. Note: Two entries per category per member. A member’s spouse (also a member) can enter two per category as well.
  2. No previous first place winner in any category may be entered in another contest for the following two years.
  3. Decoy must be pre-1960 and carved as a working decoy unless otherwise noted (any contemporary category is 1961 to present).
  4. Pairs constitute a single entry.
  5. Judging based solely on the decision of the judges.
  6. First place (Blue Ribbon Winners) from each category will be displayed while the membership votes on “The People’s Choice Award.”
  7. Entering this contest gives the GLDA the right to photograph and publish your entries.

Vintage Decoy Contest Schedule


8:30am to 9:30am – Registration

10:00am to 11:30am – Judging

11:30am to 1:30pm – Membership viewing

1:30pm to 2:00pm – Membership pick up of
all decoys except blue ribbon winners

4:00pm to 6:00pm – Membership viewing of category winners and voting for “People’s Choice” continues during the “Favorite Flock” display and cocktail party