ATLANTA - The call for entries for the 2012 Challengers Distinguished Achievement Awards®, competition is officially underway with the entry deadline set for April 27, 2012.

Challengers Award® finalists and winners will be recognized all 4 days of the show in a highly visible display area on the show floor. The special area will provide buyers and the media information about the 2012 finalists and winners. Winners will be announced in this area on the opening day of the show, Wednesday August 22, 2012

The Challengers Award® is known throughout the world as the woodworking industry’s highest honor, recognizing advancements in technology or significant contributions to environmental improvement: and focuses on companies that have distinguished themselves by developing innovative technology in products, materials, supplies and services. The award challenges IWF exhibiting companies to develop revolutionary, creative, ingenious, forward-thinking technology, materials, services or safety devices that advance the industry.

Presented every two years, The Challengers Award® recognizes seven outstanding exhibiting companies. A panel of distinguished judges will review and analyze each entry and decide on the top 20 entries just prior to the Fair. The final judging will take place August 21st the day before the show opens.

PDF entry forms for the IWF 2012 Challengers Awards competition are here>>

Or request an IWF 2012 Challengers Awards entry packet here>>

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