Conference 2018 Results

The Guild of Taxidermy Conference Competitions

held at The Hayes Conference Centre in Derbyshire on 23rd to 25th March 2018

Best in Show

Superb Tanager
by Jack Fishwick

Breakthrough Judges' Choice

Superb Tanager
by Jack Fishwick

Wagstaffe Trophy
(Best Case)

Superb Tanager
by Jack Fishwick

Norfolk Trophy
(Best Groundwork)

Goosanders by Peter Scott

Professional Bird Winners

Professional Mammal Winners

First Mammal
Red Squirrel by Steve Toher
Second Mammal
Badger by Peter Scott

Professional Fish/Reptile Winners

Professional Osteological Winners

First Osteological
Sea Bass by Luke Williams

Amateur Winners 2018

Best Amateur

Barn Owl by Jed Balmer

Amateur Bird Winners

Amateur Mammal Winners

First Mammal
Grey Squirrel by Jed Balmer

Amateur Fish/Reptile Winners

First Fish/Reptile
Bearded Dragon by Martin Bourne

Amateur Game Head Winners

First Game Head
Highland Bull by Martin Bourne

Amateur Osteological Winners

First Osteological
Marmoset by Arran Woodford

Credits 2018

Higher Credits

Standard Credits

Other Items from the Show 2018

Lectures 2018

STEVE HEYES demonstrated how to mount an open-mouth fox using original jaw set and form.

PETER SUNESEN showed how he analysed live birds for reference and how this reflected in the making of his manikins.  He also showed he used acrylic paste to give the required feather positioning on birds.

AVIAN CHALLENGE - Peter Sunesen again led this year's challenge of a flying jay which was won by Mike Gadd.

Other Photos 2018

Results List 2018

Prize Awards

Credits Awarded

Best in Show
Superb Tanager - Jack Fishwick

Breakthrough Judges' Choice
Superb Tanager - Jack Fishwick

Wagstaffe Trophy (Best Case)
Superb Tanager - Jack Fishwick

Norfolk Trophy (Best Groundwork)
Goosanders - Peter Scott

Professional Bird
1st: Superb Tanager - Jack Fishwick
2nd: Canary - Jack Fishwick
3rd: Red-vented Bulbul - Jack Fishwick

Professional Mammal
1st: Red Squirrel - Steve Toher
2nd: Badger - Peter Scott
3rd: none

Professional Fish/Reptile
1st: Rainbow Trout - Jack Fishwick
2nd: Bearded Dragon - Steve Toher
3rd: Gudgeon - Steve Toher

Professional Osteological
1st: Sea Bass - Luke Williams
2nd: none
3rd: none

Best Amateur
Barn Owl - Jed Balmer

Amateur Bird
1st: Barn Owl - Jed Balmer
2nd: Pheasant - Stephen McIntyre
3rd: Jay - Rebecca Dick

Amateur Mammal
1st: Grey Squirrel - Jed Balmer
2nd: none
3rd: none

Amateur Fish/Reptile
1st: Bearded Dragon - Martin Bourne
2nd: none
3rd: none

Amateur Game Head
1st: Highland Bull - Martin Bourne
2nd: none
3rd: none

Amateur Osteological
1st: Common Marmoset - Arran Woodford
2nd: none
3rd: none

Higher Credits

  • Jack Fishwick - Canary, Superb Tanager, Rainbow Trout and Red-vented Bulbul
  • Steve Toher - Red Squirrel and Bearded Dragon

Standard Credits

  • James Dickinson -  Frog
  • Jack Fishwick - Night Heron and White-headed Bulbul
  • Will Hales - Little Owl
  • Steve Heyes - Adder
  • Donal Mulcahy - Song Thrush, Pheasant, Barn Owl and Mallard Drake
  • Colin Scott - Black Grouse and Siamese Fireback Pheasant
  • Peter Scott - Badger
  • Pernille Lindberg Stenby - Black Bird
  • Emilie Woodford - Woodford Owl
  • Luke Williams - Sea Bass Skeleton

qualifying Steve Heyes as an Accredited Member and Donal Mulcahy as a Bird Specialist

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