You Could Be A Young Wood Pro! Here's How
August 26, 2015 | 11:59 am CDT

It's not too late to enter the 2nd Annual Young Wood Pro contest. Part of Young Woodworking Professionals Week, the contest is open until August 28. It's easy to  join in -- just post a wood project you've done, with the hashtag #YWPweek.

At the culmination of YWPweek, Woodworking Network will award the Young Woodworking Professional who has demonstrated the highest degree of skill in a woodworking project: furniture, cabinet, art object, turning - you name it.

The winner will get a full write-up on our site and in Woodworking Network publications. You’ll also receive a trophy worthy of a woodworker and be honored during Awards Night at the Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo 2016, March 22-24 in Pasadena (The last winner, Martin Goebel, flew out to Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo in Schaumburg, IL to claim his award).

Are You a Young Wood Pro? Enter Now!
Dane Wunderlich, Woodwork by Dane
Dylan Horst
Jordan Rempel
Brad Brueggemann, Pecan Capital Woodworks

How to Enter:

1. **Use the hashtag #YWPweek on Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest OR post to the Woodworking Network Facebook timeline before 8/28.

2. Include a finished product image and the predominant species of wood used.

(you can also enter by emailing [email protected] with your project pictures and information)


Stage 1 - Woodworking Network editors will publish a Facebook album for 10 semi-finalists at the start of YWPweek.

Stage 2 – You take control! The top 5 photos that receive the most votes in the form of ‘likes’ will become finalists.

Stage 3 – Editors will vote on the 1st place winner.

So what are you waiting for!? Snap, submit and get nominated!


The Fine Print

*We know many of you are young at heart, but to qualify as a Young Professional you must be age 18-35 and you also need to be a professional woodworker.

**Woodworkers who post using #YWPweek before 8/28 will be automatically entered for the Young Woodworking Professional of the Year award.

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Michaelle Bradford | Editor

Michaelle Bradford, CCI Media, is Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine and Woodworking Network editor. She has more than 20 years of experience covering the woodworking and design industry, including visits to custom cabinet shops, closet firms and design studios throughout North America. As Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine under the Woodworking Network brand, Michaelle’s responsibilities include writing, editing, and coordinating editorial content as well as managing annual design competitions like the Top Shelf Design Awards. She is also a contributor to FDMC and other Woodworking Network online and print media owned by CCI Media.