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Fresh Wood Student Competition issues call for entries

The AWFS fair is accepting entries for the 2011 Fresh Wood Student Woodworking Competition.

The competition, which will be showcased at the 2011 AWFS fair July 20-23 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, 2011.

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 fair. AWFScovers shipping and the majority of costs to bring students and their teachers to the fair for the final round.

Final judging will take place July 19 at the AWFSfair. Awards will be given for first place and second place in each category and at each school level; honorable mentions will be awarded at the judges' discretion. A Best of Show award will also be selected from the first-place winners. The winner's school will receive the Larry Hilchie School Grant Award. A People's Choice award, for which all AWFS fair attendees and exhibitors have the opportunity to vote, will also be given. All finalists will be featured in the fifth volume of the publication "Fresh Wood," which will be available for purchase by November 2011.

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