Woodworkers Guild of Georgia

2020 Woodworking Show of Atlanta, Georgia

Dates and location to be determined


Show off your work at the Woodworking Show in the Guild booth! You can bring projects to display or compete in a judged competition for ribbons. Categories will be: Furniture, Boxes, Turning, Carving, and Other Woodworking.

More information about the Guilds project competition is available from the Guild's Woodworking Show Director. More information about the Woodworking Shows in general can be found at www.thewoodworkingshows.com .

How do you enter the competition?
Just click here to open the Entry Form . We will have entry forms as a hand out at the January and February meetings as well. Entries for the competition must be solo projects where you are the sole woodworker. Any prefabricated or purchased components must be disclosed. You must be a paid member of the Guild to enter.

How will my piece be judged?
Two to three outside judges will review the projects from 11 am to 12 noon to complete their evaluations. The judges will look at workmanship, complexity, design, and finishing. Some of the details considered will be how well the piece was designed, are the joints appropriate for the piece, any planer snipe or sanding swirls present, does the finish have any runs in it or orange peel, ergonomics if applicable (does the chair sit well). If your piece is unusual and you want to let the judges know why, just leave a note with the piece explaining (i.e. chair was built for a 6-foot 4-inch person who weighs 275 pounds). When the judges finish, the booth volunteers will help total the scores and ribbons will be placed. A few minutes for some pictures and at noon sharp the doors to the show will open.

When do I bring my piece to the show?
On Thursday afternoon during set up or Friday morning before 10 am. Please contact the Guild's Woodworking Show Director for more information and directions for getting your piece into the show. If you are bringing a large piece, there will be members from the Guild who can help you unload and bring it inside. You may have to come to the booth to recruit some helpers if none are by the loading dock. Check in with the Woodworking Show Director at our booth. If you have signed your piece, please cover your name with a piece of tape.

Woodworkers Guild of Georgia Competition Rules

  1. An entrant must be a current member in good standing of the Woodworkers Guild of Georgia.
  2. All pieces entered in competition should be registered in advance by end of day on Monday prior to the show.
  3. A piece may be entered for judging at one public Guild showing (Woodworking Show) and one additional Guild showing (e.g., Holiday party).
  4. You may enter up to three pieces in each category.
  5. A piece cannot be entered in more than one category.
  6. The entrant must perform all work on pieces entered competition. Prefab elements are allowed, but must be declared.
  7. Each category must have a minimum of three entries to be judged. Any category with fewer than three entries will be dropped, and the entries will be moved to the most appropriate category by the show committee.
  8. All signatures, logos, or identifying marks must be covered prior to judging. They may be uncovered after judging is completed.
  9. Pieces cannot be removed before the official closing of the show.
  10. The Woodworkers Guild of Georgia reserves the right to deny an entry at our sole discretion (such as safety, size, subject matter, etc.).

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