Sponsored by: Carbatec

Wooden items which have been made into a bowl shape which may be decorated, coloured, textured, embellished or otherwise enhanced.


Sponsored by: South Auckland Woodturners Guild

Wooden items which have been turned to a plate/platter shape on a lathe and may be decorated with other materials. The height must not exceed 15% of the diameter e.g. a 400mm diameter piece must not exceed 60mm in height.

Hollow Forms/Vases

Sponsored by: Timberly Woodturning

Hollow forms are wooden items which have been made from a single piece of wood and hollowed while turning on a lathe through a hole which is significantly smaller than the diameter of the finished work. Vases are wooden items which are at least twice as high as they are wide and have been hollowed while turning on a lathe. Hollow forms and vases may be decorated with other materials.

Domestic Ware

Sponsored by: Record Power

Wooden items which may be decorated with other materials. This includes items such as rolling pins, spoons/scoops, egg cups, goblets, salt/pepper shakers, egg timers, lamp stands, stools, bowls and any other wooden items the maker believes to be utilitarian in a domestic situation.


Sponsored by: New Zealand Centre for Fine Woodworking

A piece of furniture made predominantly from wood which combines design, comfort, appropriate strength/structure and functionality.

Lidded Boxes

Sponsored by: Carbatec

Any wooden item with a lid that fits into or over the body of the work to enclose a usable space within.


Sponsored by: Carbatec, Joiners Magazine

Any ornamental sculptured or abstract item made principally of wood. The item may be embellished with other materials. This may be a carving; or carved, textured, or painted woodturning; or marquetry, intarsia; or scroll saw work which creates an ornamental item from one or many pieces of wood; or any other wooden item which the maker considers to be ornamental.

Wall Art

Sponsored by: Valley Print

An item made principally from wood which is designed to be secured on a wall as a decorative item.  This may be a carving, sculpture, scroll saw work, marquetry, intarsia or any other woodwork, which may be embellished with other materials.  This entry is to be original work designed by the maker and not taken or copied from a pattern or book created by another person.


Sponsored by: North Shore Woodturners Guild

Any single piece of wood, which may be turned on the lathe or shaped with other tools and retains a part of the natural surface of the wood as it was found, or after the bark has fallen off.