New Networking Group for Carvers and Theme Builders Announces Contest

There’s a new networking group called R.A.T. International – the letters stand for rock carvers, artists and theme builders. Thom Hunt, the craftsman who founded the group, just bought a vintage post office in Fairbury, Neb., to act as a home base and training center. He also built a life-sized dinosaur out of concrete at the 2012 Concrete Decor Show in San Antonio.

Last but not least, he’s hosting a design competition for concrete artisans.

The awards will recognize any new project or piece finished between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2011. They will be handed out in several categories: Best Overall Concept, Best Use of Color, Best in Design, Best Use of Water as a Feature and Best in 3D Sculpture.

Enter via email. Submit photos and a short summary, including project name, medium and materials, to Thom at [email protected] He’ll announce the winners at the Show.

You can’t find out much more about the contest or R.A.T. International itself unless you apply to join, but doing so is free.

 

Got more questions about your project?

  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpeg, jpg, gif, png, pdf.
    Allowed formats: jpeg, jpg, gif, png, pdf
  • How would you like us to respond?

  • Note: Some questions will be published anonymously with their answers at the end of this story to share with other readers.