This page is just some of the UK Taxidermy awards I have received over the years, I have as yet not traveled to the european or USA shows, these have a lot more entrants and quite often much better quality work.
1992 was my first competition win, I remember that day well and more importantly all the work trying to make a nice piece of bird taxidermy, a lot of hard work went in to get to a level that stood a chance of getting any award, winning the UK Bird Competition Winner with my Peregrine Falcon was great milestone for me.
I now look back on the photo of the project and know it was not a great or even good piece but luckily must have been the better item of bird taxidermy at the meeting. In reality all my wins are just fair birds, and I am still hoping to get the a stage I can produce a good piece of bird taxidermy.
The students I have taught over the years and students of other good taxidermy teachers have a great opportunity
"a great head start of sound techniques and theories"
Something not available when I started.
I expect to see my students produce stunning work and embarrass mine.
If you do not you are letting your teacher and yourself down
Go for it and take the lead in taxidermy in the UK and hopefully around the world.