September 1, 2007
Contest Instruction


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The competition:
Design and build a wall cabinet. For purposes of this contest, a wall cabinet is defined as a detachable cabinet that is designed to hang on a wall. Cabinets may be of any style and built for any purpose, such as display and/or storage. Wood must be the primary material. Built-in or floor-standing cabinets are not eligible. Entries must have been completed between July 1, 2004 and July 1, 2005, and may not have been previously entered in a woodworking competition.

Who may enter:
This competition is open to amateurs only. An amateur makes less than 25% of his or her income from woodworking.

Deadline for entries: July 1, 2005

Entry fee:
The fee to enter this contest is $15.00, payable online at time of entry, by credit card only. Limit: one entry per person.

The prizes:
The following prizes, provided by Woodcraft, shall be awarded at the judges' discretion. In addition, all entrants will receive a special Woodcraft Magazine subscription offer.
  • 1st Place - $750 Woodcraft gift certificate
  • 2nd Place - $500 Woodcraft gift certificate
  • 3rd Place - $250 Woodcraft gift certificate
  • Semi-Finalists (up to 10)- $25 Woodcraft gift certificate
  • Basis for judging:
    Entries will be judged based on design, craftsmanship and degree of difficulty. Design considerations include function, appearance, originality, materials selection and engineering. Craftsmanship is all about how well the piece is made and finished: tight joints, fair curves, surface preparation, appropriate and well-executed finishes, tight tolerances, etc. In the event of a tie or a decision too close to call based on available information, arrangements will be made to have an affiliated expert view the piece(s) or have the item(s) shipped to WoodCentral for final evaluation. All contest decisions are final.

    The judges:
    Our judges are all professional designer-craftsmen and/or woodworking journalists with extensive experience judging craftsmanship competitions:
  • David Marks, designer-craftsman, host of DIY Networks television program, Wood Works
  • A.J. Hamler, editor, Woodcraft Magazine.
  • Lee Grindinger, designer-craftsman, carving specialist, author
  • Richard Jones, designer-craftsman, woodworking educator in Buckinghamshire, England
  • Ellis Walentine, WoodCentral host

    How to enter:
    This is strictly an online competition. You may only enter online, on our special entry page, using digital images and online credit card payment.
    If you would like to enter this contest, continue to the Contest Entry page.

    How to edit my entry:
    You are able to edit your entry by continuing to the Entry Login page. After you have logged in using your e-mail address and password, you will be able to edit your entry.

    Contest rules:
  • Contest promoters or sponsors are not responsible for late, incomplete, or misdirected entries.
  • Limit: One entry per person.
  • Entry must be the sole work of the entrant.
  • Wood must be the primary medium for construction.
  • Employees, directors and franchisees of Woodcraft Supply Corp., Woodcraft Franchise Corp., Dovetail Media, Inc., or SBR, Inc., and all of its subsidiary companies,, and the immediate family or members of their same households of such employees, directors and franchisees are not eligible to enter.

    Announcement of winners:
    Names of the winners, photos of their entries, and judges' comments will be posted at and as soon as possible after the judging is completed, or no later than August 1, 2005.

    Don't miss the fun and the chance to win valuable prizes!
    Remember, the wall cabinet contest opens on June 1, 2005
    and closes promptly at midnight on July 1, 2005.

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