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The time has come to let the cat out of the bag. You’ve waited an entire week to find out about the LumberJocks/Popular Woodworking magazine Challenge Grand Prize , a week I hope you’ve spent eyeing bookcase designs, including those linked to in the previous newsletter (click here) where we announced the challenge. We boasted that neither Popular Woodworking, nor any other woodworking magazine that we know of, has ever offered this prize before. You can be part of this first-ever woodworking event. Here it is.

The winning original design will be published in Popular Woodworking magazine. We’re talking a full-out article, not just photos of the best design shown in a gallery. You’ll become a published contributing author , a fully paid contributing author , with your own byline.

We’ll work with you to develop step-by-step photos with captions as well as an opening photo for your story. (If we need to arrange for a photographer to come to your shop and take that shot, we will.) We will be with you at every step of the way.

We hope this will sweeten the pot, but we also don’t want to scare anyone from the contest. So, if you want to design but not necessarily build your bookcase, we’ll take on the project here in the Popular Woodworking shop and write the article based on your input. It’s going to be your choice. Either way you choose, your name will be on the article. The entire woodworking community will see, read and probably build your bookcase design.

This may open up a completely new path to meander down, or you may be happy just to get your design and name in front of thousands of fellow woodworkers.

To get a complete set of rules, how to post your entry and to become a LumberJock (remember you have to be a LumberJock member to enter the contest) click here.

, Glen D. Huey

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  • Al Navas

    Thanks for the reminder, Glen. This will be pretty amazing!

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