Australian Wood Design Competition Information: Entry Form, Critical Dates, Rules, Categories, Prizes



Proudly presents the



December 15th 2018 to February 1st 2019
At Orbost Exhibition Centre,
8 Clarke St, Orbost, Vic 3888

Official opening: Saturday December 15th, 2018
Entries close: Tuesday 1st December 2018
Delivery day: Monday 7th December 10am to 4pm
Pick up: after February 2nd 2019



Award Categories 2018 -18


Furniture and/or Marketable Design $TBA
Reuse, Reduce, Recycle $TBA
Turning and/or Carving $TBA
Schools and Amateur $TBA
Acquisition (People’s Choice) $TBA


(Note: We are still gathering prize money. Prize amounts will be announced by October 2018. We hope to offer $1000 in each category.)





We source different judges each year, who refer to this guide:

• The work should have some original content
• High standard of execution
• Aesthetically pleasing
• Technically correct, accurate joints, etc.
• Fulfil its intended function
• Sculpture can be turned, carved, constructed, etc.—it’s open to your imagination
• The sustainability of the supply of the timbers used is important
• Timbers on the ‘Not Accepted’ list will not be accepted unless they are only used as veneers
• Most marketable design: judges are looking for production line pieces of a commercial nature
• Reuse-Reduce-Recycle is only for Australian hardwoods not on the ‘Not Accepted’ list. It is for reclaimed timbers only—not salvaged. Concise information (including photos if possible) regarding the history of the wood is necessary. This award highlights the elegant way in which wood ages. Old wood can be reworked as it is, or it can be cut down to produce a clean new surface.
• Judge’s decisions obviously reflect their personal tastes. This is why we try to source different judges from year to year.
• If you are entering more than one piece, consider entering an exceptional piece that will attract the judges’ eyes as well as a very saleable item which will attract further orders.



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downloadable PDF

Entry Form 2018-2019.


Australian Wood Design Exhibition

Entry Form 2018/2019

Entries Close Monday 3rd December, 2018


Collaborative Names
Business Name
Town/suburb Postcode
Phone Fax
E-mail Address
Secondary College (if applicable)
Number of items entered
Direct deposit details/Cheque/Money Order enclosed for $

Please send to:
Orbost Exhibition Centre
8 Clarke St
Orbost, Victoria, 3888

Please answer the following questions:
1. Can you help on the roster to staff the exhibition? YES/NO
2. Do you wish to supply a CV of no more than 100 words for the catalogue? YES/NO
3. Do you wish to nominate your local newspaper to receive a press release and photos for winning entrants? YES/NO
Name of paper
Phone Fax

Declaration: I have read and agree to abide by the conditions of entry and accept the judges’ decision as final.

Signed Date

Timber Used
Timber Source
Where grown
Finish used
Reuse, Reduce, Recycle (provide details)
Your price $ We will add 30%
Not For Sale Please add ‘Not For Sale’ fee to your payment

Timber Used
Timber Source
Where grown
Finish used
Reuse, Reduce, Recycle (provide details)
Your price $ We will add 30%
Not For Sale Please add ‘Not For Sale’ fee to your payment

Timber Used
Timber Source
Where grown
Finish used
Reuse, Reduce, Recycle (provide details)
Your price $ We will add 30%
Not For Sale Please add ‘Not For Sale’ fee to your payment


Conditions of Entry

• Fees: one piece, $20, two pieces, $40, three pieces $50.
• Wood Inc members who help set up/do a roster etc. receive a price discount of $5.00.
• Items entered ‘Not For Sale’ incur an additional fee of $20.00
• Exhibits should be delivered to the Exhibition Centre on Monday 7th December,2018.
• Please label and pack entries carefully and include name of exhibitor.
• No item is to be removed from the exhibition before noon on Sunday 2nd February, 2019.
• Items for exhibition must have been made by the entrant during the 12 months prior to the opening—no duplicates from previous shows. This ensures a fresh show.
• Business cards will not be displayed. No addresses or phone numbers are to be placed in or on entries.
• The judges decision on entry standards and awarding of prizes is final.
• Items must have a minimum of 75% Australian timbers. The balance can be media other than wood. Timbers from the “Not Accepted” list can only be used in the recycled category and some form of credible evidence of recycling/recovery must be provided.
• Collaborative works between exhibitors are accepted if this is noted on the entry form.
• Entries must have some original content.
• A commission of 30% will apply to all sales.
• All items will be displayed at the discretion of the exhibition committee. The committee reserves the right to amend the conditions of entry and to photograph exhibits.
• The organisers will make every effort to ensure that all works are handled with care, however no responsibility will be taken for stolen works or accidental damage. Concerned exhibitors may like to arrange their own insurance.
• If appropriate, please provide details of how the entry qualifies for the Reuse, Reduce, Recycle award for the judges’ information and for publication in the catalogue.
• Reuse, Reduce, Recycle is only for woods that have been reclaimed and have evidence of the reclamation. The Reuse, Reduce, Recycle section of the entry form must be filled in.

Judging Panel: TBA


Our shop in the entry foyer will be in operation throughout the exhibition. We welcome arts and crafts from local caraftspeople and fine woodwork from anywhere in Australia. The gallery takes a 30% commission on all sales. For enquiries please call 0449734587 or 51542634.

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