The FEGA Master Engraver certification is open to all FEGA members.
It is a way of recognising excellence and achievement in the art of hand engraving within FEGA. It is for those members that have attained the highest levels of skill and ability within our art.
The process is simple. Fill in the application for and get your work ready. Every year at the annual convention/exhibition you bring your work along that complies with the rules on the application form. The FEGA Master Engravers at the convention all judge your work and it is scored appropriately. Your work is kept as anonymous as possible.
If you pass then you are presented with your certificate at the show, either at the general meeting or the banquet/auction. You will also be able to use the FEGA Master Engraver logo on all your advertising and web site promotion.
If you do not pass then you will be advised by one of the Master Engravers present and you will be shown where your work can be improved. They will also encourage you to try again. This should be taken in good grace and the spirit that it is given in. They want you to succeed.
Many of the current FEGA Master Engravers had to have more than one turn to achieve the status of Master Engraver. All that have achieved it are very pleased that they did.
FEGA also reserves the right to turn down an application if it is seen in the best interests of the applicant and FEGA.
Please click one of the links below for an Adobe PDF of the guidelines and an application.