The 2015 Fresh Wood Best of Show Trophy,
created by Paul Schürch
Read the press release
YOU’VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE. 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.
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):
(2017 FRESH WOOD INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE IN SUMMER 2016)
Best of Show Award Sponsor People’s Choice Award Sponsor
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: 2015 | 2013 | 2011 | 2009 | 2007 | 2005 | 2003 | 2001 | 1999.
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. (Volumes 1 and 2 are sold out.)
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!