The Young Woodworking Professionals competition recognizes outstanding projects and the young wood pros that create them. The free competition kicks off Young Woodworking Professionals week, Woodworking Network's salute to woodworkers ages 18-35, which takes place Jan. 13-17, 2020.
 
 
Starting on Dec. 2, simply post your project and a brief description on Twitter, Instagram or at Woodworking Network's Facebook page, using #YoungWoodPro. When posting on Twitter or Instagram, be sure to mention @WoodworkingBiz (Twitter) or @WoodworkingNetwork (Instagram). Alternatively, you can enter directly with this form.
 
Please limit your entry to 1 per person. You must be between the ages of 18-35, (by year's end 2020) and be a professional woodworker. Judging of your project is completely based on the photo you post so make sure it's a good photo! 
 
Entry Deadline: January 10, 2020
 
Public voting
After entries close on Jan.10, we will publish an album on Woodworking Network's Facebook page containing all the entries. Public voting will take place Jan. 13-17. 1 like = 1 vote. Ten finalists will be determined based on the number of likes, with judges selecting the overall winner.
 
Judging
Due to the wide range of the submitted projects and their applications (i.e., functional, decorative - furniture, boat, artwork, etc.), judging consideration will be given to:
  • overall look/presentation of the project
  • the complexity of construction and design

Prize
The 2020 Young Woodworking Professionals contest winner will receive a $500 monetary award and will be featured on WoodworkingNetwork.com and in an upcoming issue of FDMC magazine. In addition, the winner will be recognized at the co-located Wood Pro Expo & Cabinets & Closets Expo in Arlington, Texas.

More information
For more information contact Brendan Linehan: brendan.linehan@woodworkingnetwork.com.

View past winners
This is the 5th year Woodworking Network has recognized outstanding projects by #YoungWoodPros. For a look at past winners, see below:

Drake Stuedemann – Austin Coffee Table No. 2
Nathan Deal,  Against the Grains Art - Great Auk 17-foot kayak
Dylan Horst – undulating Wave table made from ash and benge
Martin Goebel, Goebel & Co. Furniture – classic table featuring WWII surplus, aircraft-grade sugar pine

 

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