The 2024 Craftsman's Challenge is now open for entries

One of the most prestigious competitions for veneer woodwork, the Veneer Tech Craftsman's Challenge recognizes excellence in veneering design and project craftsmanship. Entries are now being accepted and the winners of the 2024 competition will be announced at the International Woodworking Fair (IWF) in Atlanta, Georgia.
Deadline for entries: June 28, 2024
The 2024 competition is sponsored by Veneer Technologies.
The Grand Prize winner receives $1500 cash and other category winners receive $500. All awarded entries also receive  publicity in FDMC Magazine, among trade groups and on The contest also rewards the distributors and sales representatives who help woodworkers find the best veneer for their projects.
Category Winners:
Student Design: Tenement Cabinet, Kiya Vega-Hutchens, Vermont Woodworking School
Architectural Woodworking: Journey from Cuzco, Spider Johnson, Tesoro Design
Cabinetry: Cabinet doors for Mile High House in Loveland Co, Timothy Schefter
Furniture: Marquetry of Cubes Ladies Desk, Steven Lash
Marquetry: Grizzly-399, Wayne Delyea, Wayne Delyea Furniture Maker
Specialty Products: Tuca, Chico Margarita, Ophicina São Francisco

Overall Winner: Art Deco Style Music Box, Dennis Zongker, Certainly Wood (distributor)
First-time entry Winner: Marquetry of Cubes Ladies Desk, Steven Lash
Veneer Tech Craftsman's Challenge
Veneer Tech Craftsman's Challenge
Dennis Zongker's Grand Prize-winning music box features flacut Gabon ebony and flat cut holly veneers. The close-up view shows the inlay detail on the segmented turnings that make up the corner legs on the music box. Read more about this and the other 2023 winning projects.