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PrintSo as not to have this interpreted as a ruse, I perhaps should have waited until Monday to open the entry period for the 2016 PWM Excellence Awards.

But this is no joke: We’re giving the grand-prize winner a check for US$1,000 – and to enter, it costs no more than a few minutes of time to submit pictures of and a description of your best work.

You can enter up to five pieces total in the five following categories:
■ Casework, Cabinets & Bookcases
■ Seating
■ Tables
■ Boxes & Smalls (a “small,” for example, might be a mantel clock or a beautiful shop-made wooden tool).
■ Turnings, Carvings & Objets d’Art (“objets” encompass wall-hung art pieces, sculpture, wooden jewelry, etc.).

The editors and contributing editors to Popular Woodworking Magazine will select the $1,000 grand-prize-winning entry, plus the Editors’ Choice winner in each of the five categories. Your online voting determines the Readers’ Choice winner (voting opens June 20). Each of the five Editors’ Choice winners, and the Readers’ Choice winner with the highest number of votes overall, will win a $100 gift certificate to

The entry period runs from today (April 1) through June 17. For complete details, visit the contest page at

I’m eager to see what you’re making!

— Megan Fitzpatrick


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  • adifrot

    Great to have PWM open this opportunity for the many woodworkers out there to be able to show off our stuff.
    Thank you for all you do.

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