Affiliated Wood Carvers, Ltd

International Woodcarvers Congress

Affiliated Wood Carvers, Limited, (AWC) is a non-profit corporation whose primary purpose is to promote the fine art of woodcarving through the sponsorship of the International Woodcarvers Congress.


The International Woodcarvers Congress offers over 95 separate categories in the judged competition. Cash awards and prizes have in past years exceeded $20,000 thanks to our very generous sponsors.

The competition is judged each year by a team of judges who are considered quite advanced in their particular woodcarving field. The trio of judges is rotated yearly to keep the competition unpredictable and pure. One of the primary duties of the judges during Congress Week is to hold two Judges’ Critique Sessions. These sessions provide insight on what the judges look for during the competition. These Judges’ Critiques have proven to be one the most popular events held during Congress Week, and can be s valuable learning experience.

The competition is open to all levels of carvers. Membership in AWC is necessary to compete unless you are 18 years old or younger.  Competitors 18 years or younger must submit the Youth Permission form signed by a parent or legal guardian.


Information and Forms


Further information and required forms are available below. Click on each item to view and download.    

2019 Forms and Information are NOW available!  Click the links below to download.

2019 Competition Group and Class Listing - version 2-18-19

2019 Rules of Competition - version 2-18-19

2019 Special Packing and Shipping Instructions - version 2-18-19

2019 Competition Entry Form version 2-18-19 

2019 Youth Permission Form - version 2-18-19

2019 Shirt & Patch Form - version 2-18-19