Turn a vessel and decorate it. A vessel is defined as a hollow form, with or without a lid, with an opening smaller than its major diameter. Open bowls are not eligible.
The vessel must have been decorated after turning, by any creative method you wish, including but not limited to carving, piercing, woodburning (pyrography), sandblasting, dyeing, painting, inlay work and other decorative techniques. Mixed media may be used in the decoration process. Segmented vessels are not eligible unless they are further decorated after turning.
This is a turning competition. Entries must have been turned on a lathe prior to decoration and evidence of turning must be obvious.
Only amateur woodworkers are eligible to enter this contest. An amateur, for contest purposes, is someone who makes less than 25% of his or her income from the sale of their work, teaching and/or demonstrating woodturning.
Entries will be judged on the basis of design and craftsmanship. Design considerations include function (if there is an intended function, which there need not be), overall appearance, originality, materials selection and engineering. Craftsmanship is all about how well the piece is turned, decorated and finished: turning skills evidenced, excellence of decorative techniques, and the application of appropriate and well-executed finishes. The judges decisions will be final.
A minimum of three photos are required, but not more than five per entry are allowed. Our online entry form allows you to include descriptions for each of your photos. Please tell us anything about the conception or creation of your piece that will be informative to the judges in their deliberations.
The fee to enter this contest is $15.00, payable online at time of entry, by credit card or PayPal. Limit: One entry per contestant.
The contest is now closed.
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The following prizes, provided by Craft Supplies, will be awarded at the judges' discretion:
The judges: (Click a judge's name to view some of his work.)
How to enter:
This is strictly an online competition. All entries must be made via your web browser on our online contest entry page. No mailed entries will be accepted. Limit one entry per contestant.