Young Wood Pros competition open for entries

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - 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 kicks off Young Woodworking Professionals week, Woodworking Network's salute to woodworkers ages 18-35, which takes place Jan. 8-12.

Between now and Jan. 5, simply post your project and a brief description on Twitter, Instagram or at Woodworking Network's Facebook page, using #YWPweek. When posting on Twitter or Instagram, be sure to mention @WoodworkingBiz (Twitter) and @WoodworkingNetwork (Instagram).

Any type of project can be entered, including: cabinetry, furniture, millwork or simply artistic. Qualifying entries will be voted on by fans Jan. 8-12 on Woodworking Network's Facebook page. The Top 5 vote getters will be recognized at Wood Pro Expo Charlotte, with the winner announced at the Woodworking Network booth on Feb. 15 at 4:00 p.m. Wood Pro Expo Charlotte takes place Feb. 14-16 at the Charlotte Convention Center.

The winner also will get a write-up on and mentioned in publications.

This is the third year that Woodworking Network has hosted this event. Previous Young Wood Pro Award winners were Martin Goebel of Goebel & Co. Furniture for his classic table featuring World War II surplus, aircraft-grade sugar pine, and Dylan Horst for his undulating ash and benge Wave table.

Important dates & information
Jan. 5: Deadline for posting your project on Twitter, Instagram or the Woodworking Network Facebook page, using #YWPweek. Don't forget to mention @WoodworkingBiz (Twitter) and @WoodworkingNetwork (Instagram).
Jan. 8-12:
Fan voting on the gallery of qualifying entries, posted on Woodworking Network's Facebook page. The five pictures with the most "Likes" will be named finalists.
Feb. 14-16: The five finalists will be recognized at Wood Pro Expo Charlotte, with the winner announced at the Woodworking Network booth on Feb. 15, at 4:00 p.m.
To qualify: Entrants must be professional woodworkers between the ages of 18-35.

[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_original","fid":"64741","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"614","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"1024"}}]]A close-up look at the base of Martin Goebel's award-winning table.
Dylan Horst's Wave table earned the Conestoga College graduate the title of Young Wood Pro in 2015.

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Karen M. Koenig has more than 30 years of experience in the woodworking industry, including visits to wood products manufacturing facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As editor of special publications under the Woodworking Network brand, including the Red Book Best Practices resource guide and website, Karen’s responsibilities include writing, editing and coordinating of editorial content. She is also a contributor to FDMC and other Woodworking Network online and print media owned by CCI Media. She can be reached at [email protected]