Fossil Display Categories & Important Information

     In general, more than one entry per member is allowed. However, there is one exception to that general rule. Only one Best Fossil can be entered by each member in each of the 2 Best Fossil categories.
     Also, please make an effort to identify and label your fossils whenever possible.
     Also, fossils collected prior to the year 2022 and then finally prepped during the year 2022 are not eligible for certain display categories.

     You will find the 11 Competition Categories listed below. Because there are new categories and categories that have been modified, please carefully read the requirements listed under each category. There are specific rules for each category that must be followed.

1. Best Collection - 2022 Club Trip (entry must contain only specimens
    collected in 2022 from a single trip to a single site)

2. Best Collection - 2022 Non-Club Trip (entry must contain only specimens collected
    in 2022 from a single trip to a single site)

3. Best Fossil - 2022 Club Trip (entry must be a specimen collected in 2022, the fossil
    can be displayed alone or displayed in a collection, and only one Best Fossil can
    be entered by each member in each of the 2 Best Fossil categories)

4. Best Fossil - 2022 Non-Club Trip (entry must be a specimen collected in 2022, the
    fossil can be displayed alone or displayed in a collection, only one Best Fossil can
    be entered by each member in each of the 2 Best Fossil categories)

5. Best Collection - Open Competition (a collection of fossils from a single site that
    may contain specimens from past years, individual fossils collected prior to 2022
    are not eligible for the Best Fossil categories listed above)

6. Best Collection - Common Theme (a collection of fossils from multiple sites under
    a designated theme, it may contain specimens from past years, individual fossils
    collected prior to 2022 are not eligible for the Best Fossil categories listed above)

7. Best Collection - Youth (ages 13 or under - entry must contain only specimens
    collected in 2022 from a single trip)

8. Best 2 Dimensional Paleo Art - Adult (age 14 or older, entry may be an artwork
    created in any year, entries entered in our Banquet Competition in previous years
    are ineligible)

9. Best 3 Dimensional Paleo Art - Adult (age 14 or older, entry may be an artwork
    created in any year, entries entered in our Banquet Competition in previous years
    are ineligible)

10. Best 2 Dimensional Paleo Art - Youth (age 13 or younger, entry may be an artwork
      created in any year, entries entered in our Banquet Competition in previous years
      are ineligible)

11. Best 3 Dimensional Paleo Art - Youth (age 13 or younger, entry may be an artwork
      created in any year, entries entered in our Banquet Competition in previous years
      are ineligible)

     You are also most welcome to create a non-competitive fossil display that will not be entered in any of the 11 competition categories. In the past, some of our members brought fossil displays to the banquet with the sole intent on simply providing our members with some interesting fossils to view without those fossils being entered in the competition.
  
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