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SkillsUSA California put students’ woodworking skills to the test at six regional competitions throughout the state

Woodworking Students Compete in SkillsUSA California Regional Contests

This year, SkillsUSA California put students’ woodworking skills to the test at six regional competitions throughout the state. As the national SkillsUSA website states: “Skills USA is a national nonprofit organization serving middle school, high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.” AWFS® sponsored Society of Wood Manufacturing (SWM) members volunteered at three of these California events. Region 3 Introductory Woodworking Students with their projects. The SkillsUSA CA Region 3 Conference was held on January 25th at[...]

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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 adam@awfs.org (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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Veneer Tech Craftsman’s Challenge judges announced

Wood scientist, veneer specialist, master craftsman are among judges selected for 2015 woodworking competition. Entries due May 25. The competition includes a student entry category. Winners will be announced at the AWFS Fair. Click here for details.[...]

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Judges announced for Fresh Wood student woodworking competition

Fresh Wood Student Competition Judging Panel Taps Experts in Furniture Design, Lutherie and Architectural Millwork ANAHEIM, CA – Feb 12, 2015 – Six distinguished woodworking and furniture industry professionals have been selected as judges for the AWFS 2015 Fresh Wood student woodworking competition. The judging panel consists of: Bob Barone, accomplished lap steel guitar maker/artist Martin Goebel, owner, Goebel & Co Furniture, melding traditional craftsmanship and contemporary design Daniel Hellman, co-owner, Hellman-Chang, creator of luxury furniture lines Saúl Martín, shop superintendent, Architectural Woodworking Company, a high-end commercial architectural millwork firm Richard Schroeder, Vice President, Design, Stanley Furniture Company and ASFD Board President Davide Tonizzo, owner, Design D, industrial design[...]

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New Categories for Fresh Wood; Woodcraft Donation Program Continues

AWFS has announced a new Special Theme Category for the Fresh Wood student woodworking competition. The competition, which will be showcased at the 2015 AWFS®Fair, July 22-25, in Las Vegas, is open to high school and post-secondary students in accredited woodworking or related programs.  Entry applications will be accepted until May 1, 2015. The Special Theme category topic will vary with each competition; the 2015 theme of Musical Instruments is based on the overwhelming popularity of stringed musical instruments in the 2013 competition. “We have learned that high schools and post-secondary programs have adopted stringed instrument instruction as a great way to introduce students to fundamental woodworking skills”, says[...]

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