Head Competition Rules

  • All entries must be received by 2pm Saturday 2nd November 2024

  • A $30 entry fee must be paid per head entered

  • Only heads harvested between the last Sika Show - 3oth October 2023 and the Sika Show on 2nd November 2024 can be entered

  • All heads must be left on display for the 2 days of the Sika Show being the 2nd & 3rd November 2024 (unless prior arrangement is made with Sika Show management)

  • It is requested that a photo of your trophy at the time it was taken (preferably with you in it also) is emailed to info@sikashow.co.nz at the time of entry with your name in the subject line so we can display the photo during Prize Giving on the big screen above the stage for all winners as they come up to collect their prize.

  • The Judges decision for winning heads and disqualifications will be final and no correspondence will be entered into

  • All heads entered must be bare skull entries, NO mounted heads will be accepted for entry

  • You or your proxy must be present at Prize giving 3pm Sunday 3rd November 2024 for any drawn prizes

  • A hole will be drilled into all head entries for ID purposes and future competition safeguarding

  • All Sika Stag entries must be 6 points or more unless entered in the "most unusual head category"

  • All entries for public land categories must be from genuine public land and have an accompanying DOC permit that is dated for the period in which the animal was harvested

  • All other entries must be free range unless they are taken on a "Game Estate" and then they must be entered as so.

  • Junior entrants must be 14 years or younger at the date of the Sika Show 2024

  • Heads must be clean, free of any flesh or offensive smell, entries that don't meet this requirement will not be accepted

  • Bow entries MUST have genuinely been taken by bow and arrow

  • Choice for "Best Sika Head in Show" is at the Judges discretion and no correspondence will be entered into

  • DNA samples may be taken for ID purposes

  • There is no entry fee for Sika hind jaws entered

  • If requested, proof of where and when the animal was taken must be provided

  • Velvet heads can be entered as long as they are fully developed and hard in their entirety 

  • If a head in velvet scores the same as a head in hard antler the hard antler head will place ahead of it

  • Anyone with a current trespass notice against them will not be eligible to enter 

  • Head competition entrants will receive free entry on Sunday 3rd November 2024 to collect their heads and attend prize giving.

  • Online entries close 5pm on 28th October 2024, all entries after this time must be registered at the Sika Show on Saturday 2nd November between 9am & 2pm.

  • Every head entered will get 1x entry to go in the draw to win the Swarovski range finding binoculars valued at $5990.

IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO ENTER AND PAY YOUR ENTRY FEE ONLINE VIA OUR WEBSITE PRIOR TO THE SIKA SHOW TO SAVE TIME DURING THE CHECK IN PROCESS ON SATURDAY 2nd NOVEMBER.