TURNING CONTEST
Segmented Turnings

CONTEST COMPLETED
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Malcolm Tibbetts





Jim Rodgers





Mark Kauder





Malcolm Tibbetts





Jim Rodgers





Mark Kauder





The competition:
Make a segmented turning. A segmented turning is defined as a piece that has been constructed of multiple pieces of wood and then turned and/or carved or otherwise constructed. Other materials may be used besides wood, but wood must be the most prominent. Entries must have been turned on a lathe at some point in the process and evidence of turning must be obvious.

Eligibility:
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.

Judging criteria:
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), form, overall appearance, originality, materials selection and engineering. Craftsmanship includes how expertly the segments are joined as shown in the photos you submit, the quality of the turning and the turned surfaces, and the application of appropriate and well-executed finishes. The judges' decision will be final.

To Enter:
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.

Entry fee:
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.

Timeline:
The contest is now closed.
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The prizes:
The following prizes, provided by Teknatool, makers of NovaTM lathes and accessories, will be awarded at the judges' discretion:
  • 1st Place - $500 Teknatool / Nova Prize Voucher
  • 2nd Place - $250 Teknatool / Nova Prize Voucher
  • 3rd Place - $100 Teknatool / Nova Prize Voucher
  • Semi-Finalists (up to 10) - $25 Teknatool / Nova Prize Voucher

    The judges:
    (Click the judge's name to visit his website.)
  • Malcolm Tibbetts is an award-winning turner and author of The Art of Segmented Woodturning (Linden Publishing: 2006). He exhibits his work at A Frame of Mind Gallery in South Lake Tahoe, CA.
  • Jim Rodgers is a full-time turner, demonstrator and teacher, and president of the Bay Area Woodturners Association in California.
  • Mark Kauder is a computer network engineer and an accomplished woodturner specializing in segmented forms. His work and articles have appeared in Woodturning Design magazine.


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