Turning to the Future encourages and supports students and instructors in reaching for and attaining the highest levels of skill in the use of the lathe. The contest is open to eligible students in North America.
Turning to the Future is sponsored by the American Association of Woodturners (AAW) to encourage and support students and instructors in reaching for and attaining the highest levels of skill in the use of the lathe. The contest is open to eligible students in North America.
There are two divisions, High School and Post-Secondary, with two categories each: Functional and Open. Five finalists in each division category will be chosen to have their work displayed at the 2021 AWFS®Fair in Las Vegas, Nevada. Work will be evaluated on craftsmanship, aesthetic appeal, creativity and/or utility, and process documentation. Application period opens March 1, 2021. Deadline for submissions is May 15, 2021. There is no entry fee.
A Grand Prize (TBA), First Prize ($500) and Second Prize ($250) will be awarded in the High School and Post-secondary divisions. One People’s Choice prize ($250) will be awarded.
Your instructor must complete the online School Registration form by May 3rd for your application to be considered.
We recommend reviewing the application questions listed below and thinking about them as you develop your project. Process images and descriptions are encouraged.