Maker of the Year Awards 2020 - Terms And Conditions


1. Entry is open to amateur, professional and student woodworkers.

2. Items should be made mainly from wood, however other materials may be incorporated.

3. Australian Wood Review Maker of the Year Awards are open to citizens and residents of Australia and New Zealand. In order to receive a prize, winners must supply an Australian or New Zealand mailing address. (For the purposes of this competition a resident is described as someone who has lived in Australia or New Zealand for at least one year at the time of entering this competition.

4. The ‘Student’ Award is open to all students enrolled in secondary school or a person enrolled in tertiary or private school classes in 2019/20.

5. Projects submitted for the Awards must not have been completed prior to January 1, 2019. If the EXIF data attached to an image shows the image was captured before 1 January, 2019 it will be deemed ineligible

6. An entrant may enter multiple times into one or both categories.

7. Collaborative entries are permitted however all makers must be listed. Prizes may not be split and will be delivered to one address only.

8. Employees of Yaffa Media Pty Ltd are not permitted to enter the competition

9. Freelance writers who have been paid to contribute to Australian Wood Review since 1 July 2017 are not permitted to enter the competition.


10. Entry fees are non-refundable.
• Early bird $20 (closes May 31, 2020)
• Standard $25
• Student $15 at all times


11. Furniture: This category is for tables, chairs, cabinets and chests and shelving, and includes furniture with combined function.

12. Bowls & Boxes: Items for this category may be turned, carved or joined, or made with a combination of techniques.

13. Art & Accessories: This category is for freestanding or wall mounted artworks. It includes kitchen and dining ware such as serving boards, spoons and other utensils. Lighting, lamps, musical instruments and hand tools are also considered as accessories.

14. Student – open category for students enrolled in secondary school or a person enrolled in tertiary or private school classes in 2019/20.

15. Maker of the Year – Winner from one of the individual categories will be chosen as Maker of the Year


16. Entries will be judged on the 5 criteria outlined below:
• Design
• Construction
• Functionality
• Detailing
• Best use of material


17. Each entrant retains copyright and ownership of their work and associated entry images. The entrant provides Australian Wood Review with authorization to use images for the sole purpose of promoting the Maker of the Year Awards throughout Australian Wood Review's and sponsor's print, digital and social platforms. 

18. The entrant must be the creator of any woodwork projects submitted and state if they have used plans or followed/copied another design and credit plan authors and/or designer.


19. Image format: Images must be in JPEG (.jpg) or .png format

20. Image dimensions: Images entered must be at least 2000px on the longest edge.

21. Image file size: Individual images must be no larger than 5MB.

22. Images must not include watermarks or other branding. Images may be taken by a third party where name and contact details are supplied. The competition organiser reserves the right to disqualify any entry with a watermark or other branding.


23. Launch date to coincide with the publication date of the March 2020 issue of Australian Wood Review (approx Feb 25).

24. Closing date for entries will be 13/09/2020 at 11.59pm (Linda Nathan to confirm).


25. A panel of industry experts will be selected by Australian Wood Review and will choose five finalists in each category. They will then vote on a winner from these finalists. The overall Maker of the Year will be chosen from the category winners.

26. Judges' decisions are final and no further correspondence will be entered into.


27. Finalists will be announced on and Facebook on 02/11/2020. Winners will be revealed to coincide with the December 2020 edition of magazine (approx 22/11/2020) and also announced online.


28. Product prizes are subject to availability, not transferable or exchangeable. If a prize is unavailable, the competition organiser reserves the right to substitute the prize with a prize to the equal value and/or specification.

29. The competition organiser takes no responsibility for prizes damaged or lost in transit.


30. The entrant indemnifies Yaffa Media Pty Ltd against any claim, legal or otherwise, that may arise out of publication of images.

31. Yaffa Media Pty Ltd reserves the right to disqualify any entry deemed to be in breach of the above Terms and Conditions. Yaffa Media Pty Ltd reserves the right to take legal action against anyone found to have breached the above Terms and Conditions. Any entry found to breach the above Terms and Conditions will be disqualified and all prize money and product prizes must be returned to Yaffa Media Pty Ltd

32. By entering images into this competition, the entrant guarantees to Yaffa Media Pty Ltd that all of the above Terms and Conditions have been met.