Show Awards

Each year The Lure Show celebrates the newest innovations in Australian lure making through the Lure of the Year Awards.  Exhibitors are invited to enter product into a range of categories which are then voted on via peer review from other exhibitors at the show.

All award winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner at the Exhibition Center, Ipswich Showgrounds from 6:30pm, Saturday night.  For details on the awards dinner click here.

Award categories in 2017 are:


COMMERCIAL LURE

This division is for commercial lure makers that sell their lures commercially, either direct to the public or on a wholesale basis.

Lures must:
– swim
– be Australian made & owned
– be assembled and painted in Australia (no overseas lures re-painted in Australia)
– be entered only from exhibitors at the Australian Lure & Fly Expo
– be a current design & available for public purchase

You will need to include the following lure statistics as part of your entry: length, width, weight, retail price (how much does it sell for?)


COTTAGE LURE

This division is for hobbyists or amateur lure makers that do not sell lures commercially.

Lure must:
– swim
– be Australian made & owned
– be assembled and painted in Australia (no overseas lures re-painted in Australia)
– be entered only from exhibitors at the Australian Lure & Fly Expo


BLADED LURE OF THE YEAR 

This is for bladed or metal lures eg spinnerbait, chatterbait, spoon, blade, buzzbait, tail-spinner, ice jig etc.

Lure must:
– swim
– be Australian made & owned
– be assembled and painted in Australia (no overseas lures re-painted in Australia)
– be entered only from exhibitors at the Australian Lure & Fly Expo


MOST ARTISTIC FINISH (on usable lure)

Lures entered in this section should be a working lure (a lure that could be tied on & used) but have a custom paint job.

Lure must:
– be able to be used to catch fish
– may be a normal lure with a custom finish / paint job
– be Australian made & owned
– be assembled and painted in Australia (no overseas lures re-painted in Australia)
– be entered only from exhibitors at the Australian Lure & Fly Expo.

Lure does not have to be available for public purchase. May be a one off.


ORNAMENTAL LURE

There will be an award for the Australian Lure Of The Year at the Australian Lure Expo

– Lure DOES NOT HAVE TO SWIM
– Lure may be a normal lure with a special finish / paint job or lure may be mounted on a tree, piece of wood or plaque for example.
– Lure must be Australian made & owned
– Lure must be assembled and painted in Australia (no overseas lures re-painted in Australia)
– Entries only accepted from exhibitors at the Australian Lure & Fly Expo

Lure does not have to be available for public purchase. May be a one off.


BEST PRESENTED STAND

There will be an award for the Best Presented Stand.


BEST PRESENTED COLLECTION

There will be an award for the Best Presented Collection display or cabinet at the Expo. No entry form required, if it’s on display in the collectors area at the expo, it’s included.