NEWPORT, NC – Veneer Technologies is now accepting entries for its fifth annual design competition, Veneer Tech’s Craftsman’s Challenge. The national competition highlights achievement in the use of natural veneer through cash awards and other recognition for wood veneer craftsmen, designers, distributors and distributor sales representatives. Any amount of natural veneer used in the end product from any source will qualify entries. Entrants each may submit up to a total of three entries.

A cash award of $3,000 will be made to the creator of the grand prize winning entry. The distributor of the veneer for the grand prize winning entry will receive $2,000 and the corresponding distributor salesman will receive $1,000. Winners of each of six categories receive $1,000 each. There is also an additional $1,000 award to the grand prizewinner for early entry by March 31.

These prizes, as well as other awards, will be presented at AWFS Vegas, July 15-18, in Las Vegas, NV. Entries are accepted through June 1. This year’s judges include fine furniture craftsman Paul Schurch of Santa Barbara, CA; Will Sampson, editor-in-chief of CabinetMaker magazine; and Whitney Coombs, president of the Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) and of Ivan C. Dutterer, Inc., an architectural woodworking firm.

For more information, and to enter, click here.

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