Call for Entries: 2014 PWM Excellence Awards

14PWMExcellceLogoShow off your excellent work in 2014 Popular Woodworking Magazine Excellence Awards. Winners in each of five categories, a grand-prize winner, and a Readers’ Choice winner will be published in a feature article in the November 2014 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine.

You can enter up to five pieces; the categories are: Casework, Cabinets & Bookcases; Seating; Tables; Boxes & Smalls (e.g. beautiful tools); Turnings, Carvings & Objet d’Art (by which we mean something that doesn’t seem to fit elsewhere – could be an art piece that hangs on the wall, a sculpture…). The entry deadline is June 20. Note that you can submit already completed work for consideration; we’re not expecting you to complete a Newport Six Shell Secretary in the next two months (but if you can, well, we should talk about an article…).

The PWM editors will select a grand-prize winner, plus a winner in each category. And, voters  determine the Readers’ Favorite winner (voting opens June 23).

We’ve tweaked the submission process a bit from last year’s contest, to give you more control – you choose the picture to upload for the world to see and provide a little information about the project; that will appear on the “View Entries” page. There’s a separate form to send to the editors with up to five photos so that you can give us a close-up on the joinery or some other noteworthy details of your choice. We’ll use that additional information to select the category and grand-prize winners.

All winners will be featured in the November 2014 issue (plus receive a gift certificate to ShopWoodworking.com). The grand-prize winner will also get an all-expenses paid trip to Woodworking in America 2015 (up to $1,500 value).

Winners will be featured at the 2014 Woodworking in America welcome session (Friday, Sept. 12) need not be present to win, and here on the blog. (And of course, in the November issue of the magazine.)

For complete rules and the online entry form, visit the Popular Woodworking Magazine Excellence Awards page.

Any questions? Please post them below.

I’m eager to see what you’ve built!

– Megan Fitzpatrick

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