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AWFS adds online student competition

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The Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers announces the launch of “Design it Digital,” a new CAD-based design contest that is open to middle school, high school, and post-secondary students in accredited woodworking or related programs in North America.

This contest is free to enter and applications will be accepted until May 31, 2018.

In Design it Digital, students are presented with three hypothetical scenarios in which a client is asking for a custom piece of furniture. Students can choose their favorite client project and design a solution using CAD and rendering software.

“This contest introduces students to challenges that designers face when making a custom piece of furniture,” Don Bigelow, AWFS education committee chair, said in a statement.

“It also highlights the use of CAD software in our industry and provides an opportunity for AWFS member companies to get involved with students and schools. Our focus is to engage young people into thinking about the many career opportunities utilizing advanced technology in the wood industry.

For more, visit www.awfs.org.

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