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.