AWFS adds student woodturning competition

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The 2015 AWFS fair will feature a new juried student woodturning competition called “Turning to the Future” and created through a partnership of the Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers and American Association of Woodturners.

The competition is open to high school and post-secondary students in art, design or trade programs. The finalist pieces will be on display July 22-25, 2015, at the AWFS fair in Las Vegas, adjacent to the Fresh Wood student woodworking competition.?

The competition is open to all forms of turning, with the exception of furniture making. Projects must be at least partially made with a lathe and should be 20” or less in diameter.

All winners will receive an AAW symposium scholarship and have their work featured in the American Woodturner journal. There is no entry fee.

“AWFS is excited for this partnership with AAW and the exposure of student woodturners to the industry”, AWFS executive director Angelo Gangone said in a statement. “We look forward to their participation in the AWFS fair and hope this leads to more opportunity for the students and woodturning programs.”?

The entry deadline is May 1, 2015.

For entry instructions, visit www.awfsfair.org.

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