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Entries up for Fresh Wood student competition

The AWFS received 195 entries for its 2017 Fresh Wood student woodworking competition. Judges will select about 40 finalists who will be invited to display their work at the fair on July 19-22 in Las Vegas.

This year’s entries came from 48 different schools in the United States and Canada, including 62 from high schools and 133 from post-secondary schools.

There were 169 entries in the 2015 competition.

 “The higher number of entries can be attributed to increased promotion to schools, students and teachers and a stronger presence for the competition on social media,” AWFS executive vice president Angelo Gangone said in a statement.

Judges for the competition are furniture designer Jenna Hall, Fine Woodworking editor Tom McKenna, Chris Poehlmann of CP Lighting in Philadelphia, Mei-Yen Shipek of Autodesk Pier 9 in San Francisco, and Scott Vasey of Advanced Fixtures in Princeton, Texas.

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