Over the years, some of the competitions have defined a category called “Decorative Smoothies”. In this particular class, creative designs are highly encouraged. In competitions, these decoys are assessed on their creative design as well as their quality of their painting techniques. The biggest difference between the smoothie decoys and the decorative decoys is one particular restriction. In order to be recognized in this class, smoothie decoys must have a smooth rather than a textured finish. On a personal note, the majority of the decoys that I craft are of this style.