To recognize excellence in veneer woodworking, Woodworking Network presents the entries to this year's Veneer Tech Craftsman’s Challenge awards. The annual competition will accept entries until midnight, June 7, 2021 - so these are just the entries we've gotten so far.
The Grand Prize winner will receive $3,000 cash and other category winners will receive $1,000. In addition to the Grand Prize, the distributor for the winning entry will receive $2,000 and the distributor salesman will get $1,000 for supplying the veneer products or wood product application used.
Awards will officially be announced at the upcoming AWFS show July 20-23, 2021.
All projects must have been produced using natural veneer and wood product applications, but it doesn’t matter how much or how little of either is used. Whether it is furniture, cabinets, architectural woodwork, marquetry, special products or student work, all woodworkers need to do is demonstrate their craftsman’s touch. Also, it is not required that Veneer Technologies be the source of materials used to create the entry.
Note that there is a five-year threshold as all entries must have been produced no earlier than January 2016. Re-entries from previous craftsman's challenge competitions will not be accepted.
Last year's winner was furniture maker and marquetry expert Patrice Lejeune, who won for his "Trease Box III." Lejeune's box featured spectacular marquetry on the outside with intricate interior drawers and secret compartments throughout.
If you wish to enter this year's competition, you can do so below.
(Disclaimer: Contest entries displayed here have been submitted to the Craftsman's Challenge, but not yet verified by this year's judges and some may not meet the requirements to be accepted).
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