CHETWYND, B.C. – The Chetwynd International Chainsaw Carving Championship got underway this Thursday.

The event is entering its 14th year and has a total of 12 carvers competing. The carvers came from all around the world including the US, Japan, Lithuania, Australia, the UK and more.

Carvers are given a total of 36 hours to transform an enormous red cedar log into an elaborate work of art, with the winners taking home cash prizes.

Prizes include:

  • 1st: $5,000
  • 2nd: $3,000
  • 3rd: $2,000
  • People’s Choice: $1,000
  • Carver’s Choice: $500

All carvings will be placed throughout the city of Chetwynd once the competition concludes.