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Competitions and Scholarships

AWFS DESIGN IT DIGITAL STUDENT CONTEST
Deadline: May 31, 2018
Design it Digital is a new online student design competition. Students are presented with three hypothetical scenarios in which a client is asking for a specific custom piece of furniture. Students can choose their favorite client project and design a solution using Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and rendering software. This contest introduces students to challenges that designers face when making a custom piece of furniture. It also highlights the use of CAD software in our industry and provides an opportunity for AWFS® member companies to get involved with students and schools. Our focus is to engage young people into thinking about the many career opportunities available in the wood industry.
Prizes:Each Student may only win one prize package:Post-Secondary:
  • 1st Place will receive $1,000.00 (USD), A Semi-Pro HVLP Spray System from Fuji Spray, Cabinet Vision software from Vero, an AccuMaster Digital Fraction Caliper and a Measure Master Pro Calculator from Calculated Industries.  
  • 2nd Place will receive $500.00 (USD), A Castle 100 Pocket Hole Machine from Castle Inc, Cabinet Vision software from Vero, an AccuMaster Digital Fraction Caliper and a Measure Master Pro Calculator from Calculated Industries.
  • 3rd Place will receive $250.00 (USD), A mini-Ligno E/D from Lignomat moisture measurement, Cabinet Vision software from Vero, an AccuMaster Digital Fraction Calipers and a Measure Master Pro Calculator from Calculated Industries.
STREET SEATS INTERNATIONAL DESIGN CHALLENGE
Deadline: May 11, 2018
 
We are pleased to announce Street Seats: Urban Benches for Vibrant Cities, an international design challenge which will culminate in an outdoor design exhibition and walking tour in Downtown Portland, Oregon! 
Designers, whether individual or in teams, are invited to design a sustainable, outdoor park bench with a focus on reuse, using environmentally-friendly materials and innovative construction methods. Semi-Finalist teams will fabricate their unique bench designs to be featured in an outdoor public design exhibition at the World Trade Center Portland in August of 2018.