The Young Woodworking Professionals competition recognizes outstanding projects and the young wood pros that create them. And it's returning in 2021!
Beginning Monday, December 14, simply post a picture of your woodworking project along with 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 2021) 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! 
Public voting
Entrance to the competition will close January 15. We will then publish a photo album to our Facebook page containing each and every entry. Public voting will then take place over January 18-22. Voting is based on number of 'likes' each entry receives. 1 like = 1 vote.
Ten finalists will then be determined based on the number of votes, with our team of judges selecting the overall winner.
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

The 2021 Young Woodworking Professionals contest winner will receive a $500 monetary award and will be featured on and in an upcoming issue of FDMC magazine.

More information
For more information contact Brendan Linehan:

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

Andrew Morris - Walnut Credenza
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


Vote for Young Wood Pro until Friday

Voting for Woodworking Network's Young Wood Professionals competition is now live!
Young Wood Pro recognizes outstanding projects and the young wood pros that created them. The free competition is Woodworking Network's salute to woodworkers aged 18-35. 
More than 50 young people have entered the competition.

Woodworkers under 35: Submit your awesome projects for Young Wood Pro

Editor's Note: The deadline for entry has been extended through Sunday, January 6th. Get your submissions in before it's too late!   Entries are being accepted for the popular Young Woodworking Professionals competition, which recognizes outstanding projects and the young wood pros that created them. The free competition is Woodworking Network's salute to woodworkers aged 18-35. Entries will be accepted from November 5 until January 6.  

The Great Auk is Young Wood Pro Winner

CHARLOTTE -- Young Wood Pro finalist, Nathan Deal's 17-ft. kayak named the Great Auk was awarded the Young Wood Pro winner at Wood Pro Expo in Charlotte.  Deal said his kayak was crafted with western red cedar and used curly white maple for accent strips.

Young Wood Pro winner to receive Castle 100

CHARLOTTE -- Castle, Inc. is a proud supporter of the Young Wood Pro Award program at this year's Wood Pro Expo in Charlotte. They will be presenting a New Castle 100 screw pocket machine to the winner. Castle Inc. is committed to recognizing exceptional achievement in the woodworking craft and promoting excellence in the industry.