Carvers Application Information

Applications are now open Please complete the application in full
The draw will take place on 31st March 2024.

If you have any questions in respect of an existing application please email [email protected]

Health & Safety

It is important that safe working practices are observed at all times in accordance with UK Health & Safety Law and recognised best practice. The Organisers therefore reserve the right to exclude anyone who they consider to be unsafe or a danger to others.

Entry Requirements

UK carvers will be required to produce a copy of their Certificate of Competence in the maintenance and use of chainsaws;
All Carvers must have Public Liability Insurance for £5,000,000 in order to meet the requirements of the Public Entertainment License issued by the Local Authority.

All overseas carvers should record their experience in their C.V which should be emailed to [email protected]

Dependent upon competition entrants the Novice competition may be run again this year. In order to be able to participate, novices must be able to meet the entry requirements as outlined above.

Competition Equipment

The competitors will only be allowed to use chainsaws to remove wood and to finish the carving. Specialist carving bars will be allowed. No other power tools or hand tools will be permitted.


Carvers are invited to contact the many local accommodation providers within the village to make their own arrangements.  Please see the Carrbridge website for further details: 
Shared Accommodation can be organised and should be indicated at point of application

Wood Selection

The wood will measure approximately 22 inches (56cm) diameter by 8 feet (244cm) long and it is hoped will be Sitka Spruce. This will be confirmed to entrants prior to the event. Selection will be on a first come first served basis. You may exchange logs with other carvers. It may help to arrive early and have a good look at the available wood and its location.

The Carving


Auction of Pieces

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