The Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers will conduct its second Design it Digital CAD-based design competition for middle school, high school and post-secondary students in accredited design or related programs in North America.
“We can’t wait to see the student entries we will receive,” says AWFS assistant executive director of education Adria Salvatore. “We value this opportunity to welcome more students to our industry and highlight the creativity and innovation involved in CAD for wood products manufacturing.”
Students who enter Design it Digital are presented with three hypothetical scenarios in which a client is asking for a custom piece of furniture. They can choose their favorite client project and design a solution using any CAD and rendering software.
Entry and judging are online processes through the contest website at https://did2020.artcall.org. The contest will be judged by a panel of industry professionals and the winning entries will be announced by AWFS in August 2020.
Middle and high school entries will be judged separately from post-secondary entries. Cash prizes for first place, second place, and honorable mention will be awarded for both school levels, along with in-kind prizes donated from industry sponsors including AWFS member companies.
Fuji Spray, a manufacturer of paint spraying equipment, is donating a pair of HVLP Semi-Pro Paint Systems. Blum USA has signed on as the high school prize sponsor.
“The 2018 contest brought a winning student and his teacher to IWF Atlanta to experience the industry firsthand. It is an excellent opportunity to engage young people in the many facets and skills required in wood manufacturing,” adds AWFS education committee chair Brian Joyce.
Contest entry is free, and applications will be accepted through May 29.
For more, visit www.awfs.org.