Conditions of Entry

  1. This competition is open only to New Zealand resident woodcrafters.
    “Duration of the competition” is defined as being from the time the entry is submitted until 31 December 2023.
  2. Entries must be the sole work of the entrant and completed within the one year prior to the closing date for entries. 
  3. Entries must be created by the entrant (excepting metal and ceramic inserts etc.) not copied from a work, book or pattern made by another person.
  4. Entries may not have been entered or shown in any previous public exhibition or on social media or webpages in whole or part in any way that judges could see all or part of the construction or completion of the entry.
  5. All items must be for sale for the duration of the competition.  If sold privately during this time the entrant shall notify the NAW so that the listing on the NAW website can be marked “sold” and the commission is still to be paid to the NAW on the advertised price.  Price must include 19% for commission including GST. 
  6. The cost of packing and shipping a sold item within New Zealand will be borne by the seller.  The cost of packing and shipping a sold item to other parts of the world are to be arranged by agreement between the purchaser and seller.
  7. The entrant is to submit a minimum of one and a maximum of four photographs of each entry.  These photos to be of the entry against a plain background and to show as many sides of the item as possible.
  8.  One photo to include a measure marked in centimetres.  The makers name to be covered so as to not be visible to the judges.  These photos to be in jpeg format and greater than 1000 pixels on the long side.
  9. The entrant is to submit a text of not more than 40 words to describe the item and this must include the materials used and at least one measurement of height or width of the item.
  10. The National Association of Woodworkers (NAW) reserves the right to use any of the photos submitted to publicise this exhibition or promote any future NAW activities.
  11. The National Association of Woodworkers (NAW) reserves the right to retain, in perpetuity, on their website for viewing by the public all photos submitted for this competition.
  12. All works will remain on display and for sale from as soon as they are posted to the website until at least 31 December 2023.
  13. All entries will be reviewed by the Steward and/or the NAW Committee to ensure that they are in the correct category, are priced appropriately and are not in any way inappropriate.  Should any changes be required the Steward will liaise with the entrant.
  14. The Steward may suggest to entrants, before judging begins, that they change or replace any of the words or photos that they have entered into the exhibition.
  15. The steward may request an in-hand sighting of any winning item to compare that item with the photographs presented to the exhibition.
  16. Prizes, as stated in this schedule, may be given as cash or vouchers. All prize money will be paid by direct credit to the account number on the entry form and vouchers sent by post to the address on the entry form.
  17. The judge/s decision shall be final and binding in all respects. No correspondence will be entered.  The sum of the judges scores will be available to entrants for items they entered from the Steward on request.

Entry Fees

NAW Members $9.00 per entry
Non-Members $19.00 per entry

Prize Values

First Prize    $500
Second Prize    $250
Third Prize    $125

Best Item by a New Woodcrafter (a person who has been involved in this craft for not more than two years) Sponsored by Carbatec.
First Prize $125.

Supreme Exhibit in the Competition Sponsored by the National Association of Woodworkers
To be judged from all Category Winners. $500 and one year free NAW membership.


Entrants are encouraged to create good photographs of their work. 

The simple need is a plain white or pale grey background with the soft light of an overcast day. Better not around noon so that morning or afternoon light casts a slight shadow and enhances the shape of the work.  Or use artificial lighting for consistent and planned results. 

Google “Photographing woodturning.” for more information.  You may have a friend or club member who can do this for you or a group of you can band together for a mini workshop on this subject which is likely to be useful in the future.

You are allowed a maximum of four photos and using all that allowance will provide better information to the judges.  One photo should be the hero shot; another the inside; another the under side; one with a measure clearly marked in centimetres.

The maker’s name is to be covered so as to not be visible to the judges. 

These photos to be in jpeg format and greater than 1000 pixels on the long side.