The Winners! AWR Maker of the Year
Finally, it's time to announce the winner and runners-up for Australian Wood Review's Maker of the Year 2020!
There were four entry categories Furniture, Bowls & Boxes, Art & Accessories and Student. Entry was via our website where entry criterion and other information may be found. The 306 entries received ranged from all manner of furniture, lighting, cabinetry, hand tools, musical instruments, boxes and vessels to sculptural works.
Award winners were determined by a panel of experts whose formal qualifications span the disciplines of engineering, architecture, design and education as well as trade skills. A prize pool of over $15,000 was on offer – see what each award winner receives here.
Maker of the Year is
Our sponsors are the enablers that make community initiatives such as this possible. Maker of the Year 2020 was presented by 3M Australia, a company known for its scientific innovations and far reaching, research-driven products. Our sponsors are woodworking industry giants: Carbatec, Felder Group Australia, Hare & Forbes Machineryhouse and Whittle Waxes. A huge thank you to these companies that strive to provide top quality products and services, who support our community and who deserve our support in return.
The December issue (109) of Australian Wood Review magazine highlights the top ten entries for each category in a 12 page feature which includes comments and tips from the judges. Australian Wood Review is available from newsagents and selected retailers.
Congratulations to our award winners and shortlisted entrants, and a big thank you to all who entered – stay tuned for details of MOTY 2021 which will be released in February next year!
MAKER OF THE YEAR & FURNITURE CATEGORY WINNER
Simeon Dux, Sham Tallboy
FURNITURE – RUNNER-UP
Alexsandra Pontonio, Flank Bookshelf
BOWLS & BOXES – WINNER
David Haig, Rae’s Jewellery Box
BOWLS & BOXES – RUNNER-UP
Amichai Lankri, Kolenu Shabbat Candlesticks
ART & ACCESSORIES – WINNER
Grant Vaughan, Split Form 10
ART & ACCESSORIES – RUNNER-UP
Myles Gostelow, Platypus
STUDENT – WINNER
Ceri Aldiss, Arch Base Table
STUDENT – RUNNER-UP
Ollie O’Rourke, Formé Armchair
There are more awards to announce...and the winners will be your decision. People's Choice voting opens November 24 on our Facebook page. Your winners for each category will be announced in our eNews December 9. Sign up here to receive our eNews.
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