The Association of Woodworking and Furnishings Suppliers is now accepting entries for the 2011 Fresh Wood Student Woodworking Competition.
The competition, which will be showcased July 20-23 at the 2011 AWFS fair in Las Vegas, is open to full-time students in an accredited high school or post-secondary woodworking or related program and part-time students in an accredited post-secondary woodworking or related program that are transitioning into a career in woodworking or design. Post-secondary schools include colleges and universities as well as trade, art and union apprenticeship schools. Entry applications will be accepted until May 2.
The competition has six categories at both school levels: case goods, chairs, open, production/contract, reproduction and tables. Entries will be rated by a panel of judges that represent different aspects of the industry such as design, education, manufacturing and retail. Judges' scores will determine the finalist pieces that will be on display at the AWFS fair. AWFS covers shipping and the majority of costs to bring students and their teachers to the fair for the final round.
For forms and guidelines, visit www.awfsfair.org