World Sponsors

Ward World Championship Sponsorship Opportunities

The Ward World Championship is the premier carving competition in the World and this is your opportunity to associate your name with this prestigious event.

With the goal of continuing this quality show while at the same time keeping the costs down for the carver, the Ward Foundation is seeking sponsors for the various divisions of the competition, special awards, and educational elements of the Education Conference.

As a sponsor, your name will reach over 50,000 individuals per year through mailings, website visits, show attendance, and media outreach.

Please select your preferred sponsorship level below:

Questions? Email to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

Individual Sponsors

Jeff Bounds and Marg Bounds 
Master Medallions in memory of their parents, Charles and Eleanor Bounds

Habbart Dean Memorial Fund
A. Danner Frazer Memorial awards for the Youth Division

Lew and Nancy Pearce
Champagne Waterfowl Division in memory of Nancy’s father, Gordon Diefenbach

Gary and Pam Stenger
Registration fees for YD and YG Divisions in Youth Competition

Josh and Laura Guge
Bob Guge Memorial award for the Best Novice Songbird

Karl and Deb Yankey
General Ward World Championship Sponsors

Dr. Kent Kimmel and Dr. Ruth Carroll
Novie Division Sponsor

Jack Cox
Intermediate Divison Sponsor

Supporting Organizations

Chincoteague Decoy Carvers and Artist Association
Benelli USA
Delmarva Decoy Collectors Association
Guyette and Deeter
MDI Wood Carvers Supply
Midshore Chapter of Delta Waterfowl
Ocean City Accommodations
Art League of Ocean City
Sharp Gas and Energy
Van Nuys Foundation
The Paper People
Louisiana Wildfowl Carvers & Collectors Guild
Ward World Championship Carvers and Supporters who donated items to the Benefit Auction


Maryland Heritage Area Authority
Maryland State Arts Council
Maryland Traditions
National Endowment for the Arts
Worcester County Arts Council
Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council