A panel of expert judges will rate each submitted project for function, form, design, workmanship, finish and originality. Entry categories include:
Juniors – ages 16 and under;
Masters – ages 17-54; and
Legacy: 55 and up.
The competition is meant to celebrate some of the newest and best designs from woodworkers around the great lakes region. Winners will be announced on May 5 at the festival’s main stage. Awards will go to the top three winners of each category. Cash prizes will be awarded for the first place finishers and peoples choice award.
The Great Lakes Woodworking Festival is organized by the Sam Beauford Woodwork Institute, an EDUcation member of the Woodwork Career Alliance of North America based in Adrian. The two-day fest, May 4-5, is free and open to the public. Approximately 5,000 people attended last year’s event.