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AWFS-Design it Digital Winners Announced in a Virtual Ceremony

 Saturday, August 29, 2020

The Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers® (AWFS®)  recently announced the winners of its Design It Digital (DID) student CAD competition during a virtual awards ceremony on August 27, 2020.

The winners of the 2020 Design It Digital Competition are:

DID is a Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) competition open to students in North America. In the contest, students presented three hypothetical scenarios in which a client is asking for a custom piece of furniture. Students choose their favorite client project and design a solution using CAD and rendering software.  AWFS received an increased quantity of entries compared to the 2018 inaugural contest, particularly from post-secondary students. The three scenarios presented for which students could design their entries were: a loft apartment fish tank; themed bunk beds; or a desk for a YouTuber with accommodations for AV equipment.  

The 2020 Design it Digital judging panel consisted of Don Bigelow from Hexagon, Doug Hague from Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI), and Saúl Martín from Architectural Woodworking Company in Los Angeles. The six best projects receive prize packages. “We were happy to see so many impressive entries, it appears that this contest provided students an opportunity to complete a computer-based project while learning remotely during the pandemic,” says juror Doug Hague.

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