The AAW recently announced that they are partnering with the Association of Woodworking and Furnishings Suppliers (AWFS) to launch “Turning to the Future”, a biennial student woodturning competition. Finalists work will be displayed July 22 – 25, 2015, at the AWFS’ biennial conference in Las Vegas.
All high school students in any program and post-secondary students in art, design, or trades programs are eligible to apply. The competition is open to all forms of woodturning, except furniture making. Work cannot be larger than 20″ in diameter. There is no entry fee.
First prize is $500, second prize is $100 and third prize is $50. All winners will receive an AAW symposium scholarship and have their work featured in the American Woodturner journal. Prizes are sponsored by Woodcraft and will be awarded in both high school and post-secondary categories.
Applications are due by May 1, 2015. More info can be found at the AAW Turning to the Future page.