The Vermont Wood Manufacturers Association has issued a call for entries for its annual Vermont Wood Products Student Design Competition, scheduled for Sept. 26-27 at the Fine Furniture & Woodworking Festival in Woodstock, Vt.
A team of judges comprised of professional woodworkers will evaluate the work on display and provide feedback to the students. The public will also be invited to cast a vote for Best in Show from among the student entries. A $500 grand prize will be awarded to the student whose work is selected as Best in Show by the woodworkers and the public.
All students who enter will also be given the opportunity to shadow a professional woodworker in his or her workshop for a full day. In the past, we have found this to be a very rewarding experience, particularly for students wishing to pursue woodworking as a career.
Students do not need to be enrolled in a high school level woodworking program. All Vermont students grade 9-12 are eligible to enter into this competition. Entry forms must be postmarked by Sept. 1, and are available for download from www.vermontwooddesigns.org.