- Case Goods
- Design for Production
- 2017 Special Theme: Lighting.
The winner of the Best of Show award, sponsored by KCD Software, receives a $1,000 cash prize and the distinctive trophy.
The People’s Choice Award, sponsored by exhibitor Wagner Meters, is selected by AWFS Fair attendees and carries a $500 prize. In addition to Best of Show and People’s Choice, prizes can be awarded in each category and at each school level for First Place ($1,000), Second Place ($500), and Honorable Mention ($250). Fresh Wood and Turning to the Future are both free to enter, and AWFS covers costs to ship the Fresh Wood entries to and from AWFS Fair, as well as to bring the finalists and their teachers to Las Vegas.
A goal of the contests is to encourage students to pursue further education and careers in woodworking, woodturning and manufacturing as the industry faces shortages of skilled workers.
The full-scale international AWFS Fair, scheduled for Wednesday - Saturday, July 19-22, 2017 in Las Vegas, has become a critical hub for international commerce in the woodworking industry. The AWFS Fair brings together the entire home and commercial furnishings industry, including manufacturers and distributors of machinery, hardware, plastics, lumber, construction materials and other suppliers to the furniture, cabinet manufacturers, and custom woodworkers.