The "Best of Show" award was given during the Carving Championship in Winnipeg, MB. This is a judged show for carvers only. Carvers use this opportunity to display their work for competition and to learn from more experienced carvers and judges.
The Guardian also won a first place ribbon in the Bark Open Class at the Northern Alberta Wood Carvers Association Carving Competition April, 2010 in Edmonton, AB. It also won second place in the Bark Open Class at the Wheat City Carvers Competition April, 2011 in Brandon MB.
I was very pleased and honored to be given these awards by the various clubs.
I learned a great deal about various finishes and carving techniques from the other carvers amd judges attending the shows.