PHILADELPHIA ALT TAXIDERMY COMPETITION
This competition is organized by rock-star taxidermist Beth Beverley, whose studio, Diamond Tooth Taxidermy, specializes in couture pieces. She's been featured on the AMC show Immortalized and written about in numerous articles.
I was a bit starstruck at the prospect of meeting her in 2014 and sharing my work in front of "real" art taxidermists, but I found Beth to be a gracious hostess and the artists to be quite open and friendly. I just got back from the 2016 competition, where I felt more at ease -- and took FIRST PLACE!