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New Woodturning Student Competition Featured at AWFS Fair 2015

 Friday, September 12, 2014

awfs_fairAssociation of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers®
(AWFS®), is proud to partner with the American Association of
Woodturners (AAW) to introduce the Turning to the Future
competition and juried exhibit, to showcase student  woodturning. The competition will be open to high school and
post-secondary students in art, design, or trade programs. The
finalist pieces will be on display at the AWFS Fair, July 22-25, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada, adjacent to the Fresh Wood student woodworking competition
The competition is open to all forms of turning, with the exception of furniture making. Projects must be at least partially made with a lathe and should be 20” or less in diameter. A distinguished panel of  professional woodturners will act as judges and cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third
prize at both school levels, sponsored by Woodcraft. All winners will receive an AAW symposium  scholarship and have their work featured in the American Woodturner journal. There is no entry fee.
“AWFS is excited for this partnership with AAW and the exposure of student woodturners to the industry”, says AWFS Executive Director, Angelo Gangone. “We look forward to their participation in the AWFS Fair and hope this leads to more opportunity for the students and woodturning programs.”
The entry deadline is May 1, 2015. Finalists will be on display throughout the AWFS Fair July 22-25, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Winners will identified and announced on Friday, July 24.

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