1. Pinus Radiata - (use of stain or paint must not inhibit visibility of the natural pine wood.

2. Carving - Open

3. Sculpture - Open

4. Woodturning - First Time Entrants  - for anyone who has not entered or recieved a prize at a competition.

5. Woodturning - Open Traditional - to make a functional item that has no form of embelishment. All work is to be done on the lathe.

6. Woodturning - Open Artistic.

7. Furniture - First Time Entrants - (anyone who has not entered or recieved a rize at a competition).  A moveable functional item as per catergory 8.

8. Furniture - Open - Moveable generally functional items that equip a house.

9. Marquetry & Intarsia - item to be an exhibit that best reflects New Zealand.

10. Toys, Models, Games - (Not necessarily just for children).

11. Musical Instruments

12. Miscellaneous - Exhibits deemed to be outside the above categories and judged by popular public vote. Made predominantly from wood, wood products or engineered wood. entry can be enhanced with paint or left natural. Be adventurous in creating anything from the practical to the bizarre. Would be fantastic to see entries that link with the theme of the competition.

13. Youth -  Junior Years 7 -9   Seniors Years 10-13 this also includes entries from home schooled students.  Any Wooden Object. 

14. indigenous carving - traditional Maori craving


Special Prizes

  • Ru Heather Memorial - Awarded for the best local entry, which has not won a prize in the current years competition from the Kawerau, edgecumbe, Whakatane, Opotiki, Matata, Rotoma and or Rotoiti areas.

  • Kawerau Rotary Accolade - Awarded to the best Tarawera High School woodcraft entry.

  • Lily Stubbs Memorial Honours Board - Awarded to the most deserving entry which has not won a prize in any Category.

  • Roy Buckley Youth Award - Awarded by judges to one senior youth section entrant who did not win a prize but was of high standard

Competitors may submit entries to one or more catergories, with a limit of 3 entries per category. One entry can not be entered into two categories.

Entries should contain at least 80% wood except for the miscellaneous category, which should not be less than 50% wood.

It has been noted that people have been using designs available from the internet & books. In fairness to all entrants the design content of the marks for intarsia and marquetry, toys, models and games categories has been removed to allow for this and they will be judged only on craftmanship.


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