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.


Check here for the latest news about Affiliated Wood Carves, Ltd and the International Woodcarvers Congress

For information about seminars, click Seminar Status in the left menu bar.



IMPORTANT - Shipping Address Correction

Please note that we have discoverred typos in the Ship To address on the Competition Entry Form.  The correct Ship To address is: 

AWC Ltd c/o The Woodcraft Shop

2724 State Street

Bettendorf, IA  52722.

The form has been corrected and a new version with the correct address is available on the Competition page.   


Judging and Seminar Changes

Due to family circumstances there is a change in the Judges for the 2018 International Woodcarvers Congress.

Carol Jean Boyd Singleton has withdrawn and we ask that fellow carvers keep her and her family in their thoughts.

Linda Curtis will be one of the trio of judges for 2018. Linda has judged the show in the past and has been a strong supporter of AWC and The International Woodcarvers Congress. The judge trio will be: Linda Curtis, Rick Harney and Josh Guge

Linda will also be teaching a 3 day seminar, Carving a Wolf Head in Cottonwood Bark on June 13-15th.

Updated Seminar Descriptions and Registration Form may be found by clicking the Education menu item to the left.

If you have questions you can call: 563-676-8264


2018 Seminar Registration Now Underway

Seminar information for the 2018 Congress is now available. Click Education in the menu bar to the left to view or download the seminar lists or the registration form. Register soon to ensure your spot.


Competition Registration Now Open

All forms for the 2018 Competition are now available on the Competition page.  Click Competition in the menu bar to the left to view or download the information.

Please note carefully the following Group/Class Changes determine by the Board Of Directors:

Group T: Intarsia is eliminated and moved into Group C, Class 305:

Group K: Subjects must be fixed to a common base


2018 Fund-Raising Efforts

There are three different events during Congress Week that we count on to raise funds: the Silent Auction, the Banquet Bucket Raffle and the Show Bucket Raffle.   Please consider a donation of a carving or some sort of handi-work.

We also have received such things as specialty chocolates and nuts; and a basket full of goodies from Wisconsin.  items like that are just right for our Show Bucket Raffle because they are things that would intrerest everyone visiting the Show.  You can drop your donation off when you carry in your carvings for the Competition or ship it to the Woodcraft Shop, 2724 State Street, Bettendorf, IA . 52722.  Thanks so much for your support.


2017 Photo Galleries Now Available For Viewing

Photo galleries of the winning 2017 carvings, as well as activities during Congress Week are now available here on the AWC web site. Please click Photo Galleries in the menu bar to the left.