Past Winners


Flute Makers
Flute Players
Past Winners

Although the details of the individual competitions have changed through the years, each year's competitions have been very popular. On this page we honor the winners of those previous competitions.


2011 NRF Competition Winners

Flute Makers' Competition

1st Craig Noss
2nd Ray Wood
3rd Utah Farris

Flute Players' Competition

1st Joyce Bugaiski
2nd Laura Young
3rd Ricky Leonard

Artists' Competition

1st Joyce Bugaiski
Peyote Style Beading - on Kuzin Bruce flute and two pipe stems
2nd Kim Cruickshank
Stylized Leather, Fur, and Antler Bag
3rd Lola Swimmer
Acrylic Painting: "Girls Night Out" (18"x24")


Utah Farris
Wood Carved Red Tailed Hawk


2010 NRF Competition Winners

Flute Makers' Competition

Best of Show Joey Hill
Most Creative James Peck
Most Artistic Daniel Arrington
Best Theme Rand Rowe

Flute Players' Competition

1st Jonathan C. Ward
2nd Rae Denton
3rd Pat Wilson

Artists' Competition

Best of Show

Dean Morrison
Men's Breastplate made with black horn hair pipe, Whiteheart glass beads, buckskin leather, and abalone shell discs. Media: Traditional Regalia

Native American Culture Category

1st Lynn Lipford
Hand Carved and decorated Gourd - untitled. Media: Gourd
2nd Billy Whitefox
Silver Necklace titled, " The Buck Stops Here". Media: Silver, Turquoise and hoof
3rd Joyce Bugaiski
Colored pencil on stonehenge paper, titled "Tsalagi Madonna". Media: Colored Pencil

Nature/Environment Theme Category

1st Linda H. Harrell
Hand Coiled Long Leaf Pine needle basket with a White Tail Deer antler shed incorporated. Media: Woven Pine Needles and Antler
2nd Utah Farris
Hand carved Canvasback Hen Decoy carved from Tupelo Gum wood and hand painted in oils. Media: Carved Wood
3rd Kim Cruickshank
Hand made Leather Journal featuring hand made paper bound in the Old World Tradition. Media: Leather and paper

Honorable Mention

Kathy Larzelere
NRF 2010 Ribbon Shirt done in Medicine Colors. Media: Traditional Textile

2010 photos by Lou Seiler

2009 NRF Competition Winners

Flute Makers' Competition

Best of Show

Utah Farris

Single Chamber Wood

1st Joey Hill
2nd Rand Rowe
3rd Ed Dougherty

Single Chamber, Other Material

1st Craig Noss
2nd Chuck Theroux


Flute Players' Competition

Novice Category

1st Sydney Mitchell
2nd Jim Peck
3rd Pat Wilson

Advanced Category

1st Dave McCullen
2nd Damion Begay
3rd Tom Matthews

2009 photos by Lou Seiler

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