Call for Entries: 2015 PWM Excellence Awards

Woodworking ContestShow off your excellent work in 2015 Popular Woodworking Magazine Excellence Awards. Winners in each of five categories, the grand-prize winner, and the Readers’ Choice winner will be published in a feature article in the November 2015 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine.

The Grand-Prize Winner (as chosen by the editorial staff of Popular Woodworking Magazine) wins US$1,000. Each of the five Editors’ Choice winners and the Readers’ Choice entry with the highest number of votes overall (voting opens June 17) wins a US $100 gift certificate to ShopWoodworking.com.

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 14. (Note that you can submit already completed work for consideration).

We’ve tweaked the submission process a bit from last year’s contest to give you more control and to make it simpler – 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. You can upload up to two additional images (that only the editors will see) with close-ups on the joinery or another noteworthy detail of your choice. We’ll use that additional information to select the category and grand-prize winners. (Note that the entry form asks for your email, address and phone number; that will be kept private – we need it to contact you if you’re among the winners.)

All winners will be featured in the November 2015 issue (plus receive a gift certificate to ShopWoodworking.com). The grand-prize winner gets US$1,000.

Winners will also be featured at Woodworking in America 2015 (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.

We’re eager to see what you’ve built!

– Megan Fitzpatrick