National Woodskills Competition
National Woodskills Competition, NZ's premier event for wood craft artists, with big cash prizes. With bumper entry levels last year it is hoped that 2013 will attract record breaking entry levels.
In 2013 there will be over 10 categories for the artistic wood workers to consider:
- Pinus Radiatus
- Carving/Sculpture-Rugby World Cup
- Woodturning-Open artistic
- Marquetry & Intarsia
- Toys, Models & Games and Musical Instruments
- Special Category (Public Vote)
The special category this year will be 'Anything Goes' and it will carry a total of $1500 in prize money and will be chosen by public vote. Anything goes in this category and entries can range from practical to the totally bizarre, the organising committee would really like to encourage entries to be really ‘out there’, the more bizarre the better!
Entries can be left totally to the imagination but should predominantly be made from wood or wood products, however they can be painted or left 'au naturel'.
The last two years have seen some interesting entries, but potential competitors should be warned that this year the organising committee reserves the right to reallocate entries into another category if required.
There is a change to the College age category with Woodcrafting of any sort being encouraged, previous years has seen good levels of junior entries into the competition and the National Woodskills Trust would like to see even more enter this year.
As with previous years, the Thursday evening prior to the official opening of the show will be an exclusive opportunity for sponsors, artists and the public to view the exhibits and the first Wearable Wood parade, the Exhibition Opening will also allow potential exhibits to be reserved for purchase once the weekend has concluded.