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ENTER NOW. STANDARD PRICING CLOSES 22 AUGUST 2021.

ABOUT THE COMPETITION

Now in its second year, Wood Review's Maker of the Year Awards, presented by Carbatec, encourage and promote talented and innovative woodworkers. Maker of the Year is Australia's only national online and print showcase for fine woodworking.

The awards are judged by a panel of leading Australian designer makers and craftspeople. In 2021 we're offering a prize pool worth $20,000, including $8,400 in cash.

Over the course of the competition make sure you follow Australian Wood Review's Facebook and Instagram pages where selected works from the competition will be featured throughout the year.

The competition closes on 5 September 2021 and culminates with the announcement of the winners at woodreview.com.au and the publication of a special Maker of the Year issue of Australian Wood Review magazine in December 2021.


Wood Review magazine publishes a selection of the best work in a special Maker off the Year feature article.

WHO CAN ENTER?

Entry is open to amateur, professional and student woodworkers.

The 'World' category is open to makers from around the world, including residents of Australia and New Zealand.

The other five categories (Art & Objects; Bowls & Boxes; Chests, Cabinets & Shelving; Tables, Chairs & Desks; and Student) are open to residents of Australia and New Zealand only.

The ‘Student’ category is open to those enrolled in secondary or tertiary education or private school classes in 2020/2021.

The Overall Winner will be selected from one of the winners of the following categories: Art & Objects; Bowls & Boxes; Chests, Cabinets & Shelving; Tables, Chairs & Desks; and Student. Entries in the 'World' category are not eligible to be 'Overall Winner'.

WHAT CAN YOU ENTER?

Your entry must be made mainly from wood, however other materials may be incorporated.

Projects submitted for the Awards must have been completed after 30 June 2019.

Entries submitted in last year’s competition (Maker of the Year Awards 2020) may not be entered in this year's competition (Maker of the Year Awards 2021).

You may enter as many times, and in as many categories, as you like.

PRICING AND DEADLINES

Maker of the Year Awards, presented by Carbatec, are open until Sunday 5 September 2021 (11:59pm, AEDT).

ALL CATEGORIES, EXCEPT STUDENT
EARLYBIRD: $29 (1 April to 10 June 2021)
STANDARD: $39 (11 June to 22 August 2021)
LAST MINUTE: $59 (23 August to 5 September 2021)

STUDENT CATEGORY
PRE-EARLYBIRD: $12 (15 February to 31 March 2021)
EARLYBIRD: $15 (1 April to 10 June 2021)
STANDARD: $20 (11 June to 5 September 2021)

Price is per entry (includes five images per project). All prices are in Australian dollars (AUD). ($29 AUD is approximately US$23, £16, or €19.)

ENTRY PREPARATION

Quality images will best show your piece – good lighting and focus are important; look for simple backgrounds. Your entry images should include full and key detail views. The judges will also look at your entry description – describe your design concept, materials and techniques in 200 words or so.

  • For each category you must submit 5 images of the final project.
  • Image format: Images must be in JPEG (.jpg) or PNG (.png) format
  • Image dimensions: Ideally images should be 2700px, or more, on the longest edge.
  • Image file size: Individual image file size must be no larger than 5MB.
  • Image file names should not include unusual characters such as !, @, ", ', #, $, %, ^, &, *, (, ), ©, etc. These characters can result in images not uploading properly. Hyphens (-) and underscores (_) are fine.
  • Images should not include watermarks or other branding.
  • You may enter multiple categories, and/or the same category multiple times

JUDGES

Maker of the Year will be judged by a panel of leading woodworkers and designers. Judges will be announced in July 2021.

RECOGNITION

Winners, runners-up, and Top 10 entries in each category will be recognised in the December 2021 issue of Australian Wood Review magazine. A parallel announcement will be made at www.woodreview.com.au at the end of November 2021.

In December 2021, entrants who finish 'Commended' or higher (Commended, Highly Commended, Top 20, Top 10, runners-up and category winners) will receive a pdf award (similar to the one pictured) via e-mail, confirming their placing in the competition.

MADE A MISTAKE?

Don't worry, we've got you covered. If you've uploaded the incorrect image, entered the wrong category, or you're just not sure what to do, drop us an e-mail explaining the problem and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

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