Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers® (AWFS®), is proud to partner with the American Association of Woodturners (AAW) to introduce the Turning to the Future competition and juried exhibit, to showcase student woodturning. The competition will be open to high school and post-secondary students in art, design, or trade programs. The finalist pieces will be on display at the AWFS Fair, July 22-25, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada, adjacent to the Fresh Wood student woodworking competition.

The competition is open to all forms of turning, with the exception of furniture making. Projects must be at least partially made with a lathe and should be 20” or less in diameter. A distinct panel of professional woodturners will act as judges and cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third prize at both school levels, sponsored by Woodcraft. All winners will receive an AAW symposium scholarship and have their work featured in the American Woodturner journal. There is no entry fee.

“AWFS is excited for this partnership with AAW and the exposure of student woodturners to the industry”, says AWFS Executive Director, Angelo Gangone. “We look forward to their participation in the AWFS Fair and hope this leads to more opportunity for the students and woodturning programs.”

The entry deadline is May 1, 2015. Finalists will be on display throughout the AWFS Fair July 22-25, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Winners will identified and announced on Friday, July 24.

For more information and entry instructions, visit or call: Adria Torrez, (800) 946-2937.

About AWFS

The full-scale international AWFS®Fair, scheduled for Wednesday - Saturday, July 22-25, 2015 in Las Vegas, has become a critical hub for international commerce in the woodworking industry. The AWFS®Fair brings together the entire home and commercial furnishings industry, including manufacturers and distributors of machinery, hardware, lumber, construction materials and other suppliers to the furniture, cabinet manufacturers and custom woodworkers. For more information on the AWFS®Fair, please visit:

Source: AWFS

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