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Artistic Compositions Awards

Below are a few of the accomplishments by Artistic Compositions.

Artistic Compositions was created over 20 years ago when Shane Smith mounted his first bird, a Greenwing Teal. Shane's talents have been accented by the winning of National Championships, North American, Grand National, Regional and State Competitions.He has achieved these top honors not just with waterfowl, but with upland birds and Turkeys.

His most recent accomplishment is earning the title of "World Champion". This is the Pinnacle of achievement so to speak of in the taxidermy industry. He has become one of the most recognized waterfowl and upland taxidermists in the world. Shane has a true passion for birds, and demonstrates his artistic abilities in the specimens displayed. Each bird has its own character and meaning.

Artistic Compositions travels the country from Alaska to Maine and all parts of the world in search of the perfect "picture". Shane has a visual idea of how he would like to mount each species of waterfowl.

Waterfowl Taxidermy Awards:
2007 WORLD CHAMPION (Ocellated Turkeys) World Taxidermy Championships. Reno, Nevada
2007 Carl E. Akely 3rd place honors (Ocellated Turkeys) World Taxidermy Championships. Reno, Nevada
2006 NWTF Grand National Champion (Ocellated Turkeys) Nashville, TN
2006 NWTF Best of Show (Ocellated Turkeys) Nashville, TN
2006 NWTF Peoples Choice (Ocellated Turkeys) Nashville, TN
2004 Division of Excellence NORTH AMERICAN WATERFOWL CHAMPION Huntsville, AL. (Silver Teal) National Taxidermy Association
2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006 Masters Division Champion Alabama
1998 National Champion
1994 1st Place World Championship
1992 Southern Regional Champion
5 time Alabama Judges Best of Show honors
1 time Tennessee Best of Show (Judges Choice Award)
Masters Division Alabama - State Champion 14 times

Other Accomplishments:
Waterfowl Award of Excellence from National Taxidermist Association
Breakthrough Best of show (2 times)
1999 Masters Best of Best Waterfowl GA/AL Champion
1999 Alabama State Champion Masters Waterfowl Div.
1999 Masters Choice Highest Scoring Entry
1998 Award of Excellence from Alabama Taxidermist Assoc.
1997 Award of Excellence from Alabama Taxidermist Assoc.
1996 Award of Excellence from Alabama Taxidermist Assoc.
1994 Award of Excellence from Alabama Taxidermist Assoc.
7 Time Most Artistic Entry - Winner (Wasco)
President of Alabama Taxidermist Association
7 Time Most Artistic Entry - Winner
President of Alabama Taxidermist Association
    

















 
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