ENTRY INFO 2022

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EARLYBIRD ENTRY PRICING CLOSES THIS SUNDAY NIGHT.

The Maker of the Year Awards, presented by Carbatec, are open for entries. The Awards, which encourage talented and innovative woodworkers from Australia, New Zealand and around the world, will offer a prize pool of $23,000 in 2022, including $10,000 cash and $10,000 in Carbatec Gift Vouchers. As well, the best entries will be showcased in a special edition of Wood Review in December 2022.

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ABOUT THE COMPETITION

Now in their third year, Wood Review's Maker of the Year Awards, presented by Carbatec, encourage and promote talented and innovative woodworkers from Australia, New Zealand and around the world. Maker of the Year is the only online and print showcase for fine woodworking of its kind in the world.

The awards are judged by a panel of leading Australian designer makers and craftspeople. In 2022 we're offering a prize pool worth $23,000, including $10,000 in cash and $10,000 in Carbatec gift vouchers.

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 Monnday 5 September 2022 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 2022.


Wood Review's December 2021 issue featured the best entries from Maker of the Year 2021.

WHO CAN ENTER?

Entry is open to amateur, professional and student woodworkers.

The 'World' category is open to makers from around the world. Makers from Australia and New Zealand may enter the World category.

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 2021/2022. Please indicate if you are a Secondary or Tertiary student when you enter. Separate prizes will be awarded for the best secondary student entry and the best tertiary student entry.

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 2020.

Entries submitted in previous year’s competitions (Maker of the Year Awards 2020 and 2021) may not be entered in this year's competition (Maker of the Year Awards 2022).

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 Monday 5 September 2022 (11:59pm, AEDT).

ALL CATEGORIES, EXCEPT STUDENT
PRE-EARLY BIRD $25 (15 February to 3 April 2022)
EARLYBIRD: $30 (4 April to 29 May 2022)
STANDARD: $40 (30 May June to 21 August 2022)
LAST MINUTE: $49 (22 August to 5 September 2021)

STUDENT CATEGORY
EARLYBIRD: $15 (15 February to 29 May 2022)
STANDARD: $20 (30 May June to 21 August 2022)
LAST MINUTE: $25 (22 August to 5 September 2021)

Price is per entry (includes five images per project). All prices are in Australian dollars (AUD). ($20 AUD is approximately US$15, £11, or €12.)

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, branding or text.
  • You may enter multiple categories, and/or the same category multiple times

OPTIONAL VIDEO LINK

Entrants have the option to submit a link to a video/reel “tour” of their entry, suggested length is no longer than 45 seconds. The link can be sent via DM (direct message) to Wood Review's Instagram or Facebook pages (preferred), or emailed to moty@woodreview.com.au. Content should be unbranded, without text or graphic overlays. Videos will not be used in the judging process, but may be used to showcase a particular entry on woodreview.com.au or Wood Review’s Facebook or Instagram pages. Submitting a video link is optional and not required to enter Maker of the Year.

JUDGES

Maker of the Year will be judged by a panel of leading woodworkers and designers. Judges will be announced in July 2022.

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RECOGNITION

Winners, runners-up, and finalist entries in each category will be recognised in the December 2022 issue of Australian Wood Review magazine. A parallel announcement will be made at www.woodreview.com.au at the end of November 2022.

In December 2022, entrants who finish 'Commended' or higher (Commended, Highly Commended, Top 100, Top 100 and Finalist, 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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