Category: Competitions

Turning related competitions of all types

British Woodturner of the Year Competition

GMC Publications and the Woodworker’s Institute are excited to announce a new British Woodturner of the Year Competition. Selected entries will be displayed at an upcoming exhibition, Celebrating British Craft, which will be held at the Oxo Gallery in London from Wednesday 8 May to Sunday 19 May 2019. The event is designed to highlight, promote and showcase quality, finely-crafted woodwork of various kinds and to provide an interactive experience with demonstrations of traditional woodworking skills.

The competition is free to enter and the closing date for photographic entries is Sunday 14 April. The item you enter doesn’t have to be a new piece, as long as it was made within the last two years and hasn’t won a prize at a major woodturning event.

There are three categories:

  • Young Woodturners : open to turners aged 18 or younger
  • Amateur Woodturners : open to turners who don’t make any money turning
  • Professional Woodturners: open to turners who earn some of all of their living from turning

More details on the Woodworkers Institute website

New Club Competition

2018 Seminar Club Collaboration Competition

At this year’s Seminar, the AWGB is introducing a Club Collaboration Competition involving a
minimum of five club members to produce a wooden tractor. First prize for the winning team will be £250, second prize will be £150 and third prize will be £100.
1. The Collaboration Competition is open to both Affiliated and Associated Clubs and judging will take place at the 2018 International Seminar, to be held at Yarnfield Training and Conference Centre from 5th to 7th October 2018.
2. Club teams should comprise of a minimum of 5 Club members and each club may submit one entry.
3. The theme for the competition is a Tractor and judging emphasis will be on as many  working/moving parts as possible. Battery powered, moving components are NOT permitted.
4. The maximum dimensions are 40cms long x 30cms wide x 25cms high
5. The tractor must be made solely from wood, which may be any variety.
6. Preference in judging will be given to turning techniques as opposed to other disciplines such as carving or pyrography.
7. Clubs must submit a materials list with their entry, together with any supplementary plans or techniques that may assist the judges with their decision.
8. Judging is ‘blind’ and therefore any documentation should NOT contain information that will identify the club or individuals.
9. However, the AWGB competition co-ordinator WILL require a separate, full list of participants in the collaboration, together with photographs of the participants and of the entry, during  production.
10. The judge’s decision is final.

Get those thinking caps on and teams organised! We are looking forward to seeing what can be produced.