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The best of woodworking’s next generation is celebrated at the Fresh Wood student woodworking competition—and you can see all the finalists at the AWFS®Fair. Outstanding construction and design achievements by students from leading high school and post-secondary woodworking programs in North America will be prominently displayed at the show, and winners will be announced at an Award Ceremony at the Fresh Wood Display. Put the Fresh Wood Competition on your must-see list.

AWFS® sponsors the biennial Fresh Wood woodworking competition for high school and post secondary students in conjunction with the AWFS Fair for the purpose of showcasing student woodworking talent and introducing students who are interested in woodworking careers to the industry and to a national trade show.

Call for 2015 Entries

Deadline: May 1, 2015

Full-time students in an accredited high school or post secondary school woodworking or related industry program in North America AND Part-time students in an accredited post secondary school woodworking or related industry program in North America and who are transitioning into a career in woodworking or design are eligible, and are encouraged to submit their work for the 2015 competition. Post-secondary schools include colleges and universities as well as trade, art, and union apprenticeship schools. There is no entry fee.


Contest Documents (PDF):


Thank you to our 2015 Fresh Wood sponsors

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Best of Show Award Sponsor                   People’s Choice Award Sponsor

The Crescent 1SPECIAL:Rikon Power Tools sponsors Student-Made Bandsaw at the AWFS Fair


2015 Press Releases

AWFS Announces New Look for Fresh Wood Trophy

AWFS Announces Fresh Wood Judging Panel

Fresh Wood Features New Categories; Woodcraft Continues Donation Campaign

Past Fresh Wood Photos

The Fresh Wood competition has grown considerably since its inception in 1999. Click on the links below to see images of winning projects from past competitions: 2013 2011 | 2009 | 2007 | 2005 | 2003 | 2001 | 1999.

Take Fresh Wood Home With You

Order past editions of the fresh wood collection today! The full color photographs and narratives of each finalist and winner of the Fresh Wood student competition are featured in a contemporary soft cover publication.

The most recent editions, fresh wood v.6 (from 2013) and fresh wood v.5 (from 2011) can be ordered on Amazon.com (see links below).

fresh wood v.4 (2009) is sold on Blurb.com for $44.99 and up (plus shipping, different cover options available) HERE!

Hardbound in vibrant color, and loaded with detail, fresh wood volume 3 (2007) spotlights the genius and skill that went into creating the award-winning designs of the 2007 competition. Click here to access the PDF order form for fresh wood v.2 or v.3 (limited quantities available, sorry volume 1 is sold out). Click here for the Credit Card Payment Form.

Donate to Fresh Wood!

By shopping at Woodcraft.com and adding a Fresh Wood donation to your purchase, you can help offset the costs to ship the finalist projects to the AWFS Fair and provide student travel and hotel allowances. Click on the Woodcraft logo below to donate. Thank you for your support!




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