AWFS opens Fresh Wood student competition


The AWFS is accepting entries for its 2017 Fresh Wood student woodworking competition.

The competition, which will be showcased July 19-22 at the 2017 AWFS fair in Las Vegas, is open to high school and post-secondary students in accredited woodworking or related programs. It includes a special lighting category.

“This theme offers students the chance to do something really unique and spectacular, and will hopefully encourage students to take a step outside of their comfort zone,” AWFS assistant education director Adria Torrez said in a statement.

Any type of lamp, task light, accent light, hanging light, or outdoor light will be accepted. However, its must be made of at least 50 percent wood or wood composite and plug in to a standard 100/120-volt North American electrical outlet.

The other entry categories are case goods, seating, tables, design for production, and open.

The entry process for the 2017 Fresh Wood competition is now completely online. Students can go to to create a user login, upload images, and submit all entry information.

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