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Turning to the Future


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Turning to the Future student competition

presented by the American Association of Woodturners

2017 Turning to the Future Contest Rules and Information (PDF)

Find all information about the AAW 2017 Turning to the Future competition here.

2017 Online Application – open March 1 – May 1, 2017Click here to receive notification when the 2017 Turning to the Future entry application is available!

Congratulations to all finalists and winners of the 2015 AAW Turning to the Future competition!

See the final press release of Turning to the Future Winners

Check out student resumes, items available for purchase and business opportunities.

High School

First Place
Michael Andersen
“Twisting Wings”
Andersen Home School
Chama, NM
anderson-michael-twisting-wingsSecond Place
Kailee Bosch
“Discovery”
Poudre High School
Fort Collins, CO
bosch-kailee-discoverThird Place
Miguel Ingles
“Triple Helix”
Cedar Ridge High School
Hillsborough, NC
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Post Secondary

First Place
Carrie Etherington
“African Box”
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT
etherington-carrie-african-boxSecond Place
Taima Krayem
“Rings Bowl”
North Bennett Street School
Boston, MA
krayem-taima-rings-bowlThird Place
Danielle Heckman
“Candlestick”
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, PA
heckman-danielle-candlestick

High School Finalists

Michael Andersen
“Surreal Stream”
Andersen Home School
Chama, NM
anderson-michael-surreal-streamJason Coggins
“Kaleidoscope Effect”
Community School of Davidson
Huntersville, NC
coggins-jason-kaleidoscope-effectKyle Kreitzman
“Knock on Wood”
Simi Valley High School
Simi Valley, CA
170Ruby Lopez
“Fill it with Freedom”
Santa Fe High School
Santa Fe, NM
lopez-ruby-bowlMatthew Shiplett
“Autobiography in Wood”
Cedar Ridge High School
Hillsborough, NC
187Ian Surman
“Rhapsody in Blue”
Cedar Ridge High School
Hillsborough, NC
244Nickolas Valerio
“Irie XIII”
Santa Fe High School
Santa Fe, NM
valerio-nickolas-bowl

Post Secondary Finalists

Nichole Cross
“Floating Rings”
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT
261Scott Davies
“Cherry Pits”
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT
252Scott Davies
“DNA”
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT
249William Everett
“Styro-Drum”
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT
096Danielle Heckman
“Nature Study”
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, PA
heckman-danielle-nature-studyAlexandra Salyers
“Mae”
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, PA
salyer-alexandra-maeCarter Zufelt
“Müll Series – HDPE Sculpture 2”
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT
224  Don’t miss this opportunity to see impressive student work made with the use of a lathe! Finalist projects will be selected by a jury of turning professionals and on display at the AWFS Fair where final judging will take place. Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony.
This competition is open to high school or post secondary students who are at least part time in a woodworking or related program. Projects may not be larger than 20″ in diameter; no furniture will be accepted. There is no fee to enter. Entry Deadline: May 1, 2017. For complete details, see documents below.
Entry Forms (PDF) – 2017 Entry forms to come, Summer 2016

Official 2015 Press Releases
New Woodturning Student Competition Featured at AWFS Fair