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Design It Digital Student Competition Winners Announced in Virtual Ceremony

The Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers® (AWFS®) announced the winners of its Design It Digital (DID) student CAD competition during a virtual awards ceremony on Thursday, August 27, 2020. The winners of the 2020 Design It Digital Competition are: 1st Place Middle School/High School: Barn Bunkbed by Theodore Tran, Mark Keppel High School, Alhambra, CA (Instructor Paul Lam) 2nd Place Middle School/High School: Lincoln Logs Bunk Bed by Caden Bialow, Princeton Day School, Princeton, NJ (Instructor Chris Maher) 3rd Place Middle School/High School: Noah’s Ark by Nikhil Gandhi, Princeton Day School, Princeton, NJ (Instructor Chris Maher) 1st Place Post Secondary: Fish Hive by Patrick Duckett, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA[...]

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WED Talks Wow AWFS®Fair Attendees

      [caption id="attachment_12971" align="alignleft" width="170"] Norm Abram and Nathan Gilbert on Generation Next[/caption] Eight exciting presentations were made as part of the inaugural WED (short for “Wood Education”) Talk series, held on Thursday, July 18 at the AWFS Fair. The talks and speakers ranged and included topics such as social activism through woodworking; strong women in the woodworking industry; a professional woodworker’s career journey; and how to attract more young people to careers in our industry, culminating in a session with Q&A featuring This Old House team members Norm Abram and Nathan Gilbert and the Generation Next initiative to increase career awareness. The[...]

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Press Release: Students Earn Honors and Prizes in 2019 AWFS Fair Student Competitions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Adam Kessler, Education Manager (323) 215-0312 LAS VEGAS − (July 20, 2019) – Nicholas Maraldo, a student at Furniture Institute of Massachusetts won the Best of Show award in the 2019 AWFS® Fresh Wood Competition after judges reviewed 42 finalist projects of from 25 different high schools and colleges in the U.S. at the 2019 AWFS®Fair in Las Vegas, Nevada. Thirty-three Fresh Wood student finalists went home with monetary prizes ranging from $250 to $1,000, along with trophies and software prizes.   [caption id="attachment_12958" align="alignleft" width="177"] 2019 Fresh Wood Best of Show: Nautical Marquetry Table by Nicholas Maraldo[/caption] Maraldo was awarded an[...]

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AWFS® Announces 2019 Fresh Wood Panel of Judges

AWFS®) is honored to announce the judging panel for the 2019 Fresh Wood competition. This year 188 entries were received by Fresh Wood from high school and post-secondary students throughout the US and Canada. Forty-two projects were selected for the final round of judging which will take place at the AWFS®Fair in Las Vegas. The students and their instructors whose projects advanced to the final round are invited to attend the AWFS®Fair in person, with a majority of the travel costs covered by AWFS®. Read more...[...]

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Design it Digital Student CAD Contest Winners Announced

For Immediate Release Contact: Adam Kessler 323.215.0312 August 24, 2018, Anaheim, CA — The Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers® (AWFS®) announced the winners of its inaugural Design It Digital (DID) student CAD competition at the International Woodworking Fair (IWF) Atlanta on Wednesday August 22nd, at the AWFS® Booth #2375. DID is a Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) competition open to students in North America. In the contest, students are presented three hypothetical scenarios in which a client is asking for a custom piece of furniture. Students choose their favorite client project and design a solution using CAD and rendering software. They also estimate project[...]

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