Something pretty cool is happening this summer: The Lumberjocks Woodworking Awards Summer 2008. It costs nothing to enter; but you must be a member of lumberjocks.com to participate. Entries start July 1, and close July 31, 2008, 3 PM CDT; voting opens August 1, and ends August 7, 2008.
If you are not yet familiar with this wonderful community of woodworkers, I encourage you to visit http://lumberjocks.com/ and spend some time looking at projects, personal blogs, forums, reviews, and videos.
From the web site announcement posted by Martin, the head Lumberjock:
Here’s your chance to showcase your latest woodworking projects and vie for the title of “Best Overall LumberJock”. The rules are simple and, like everything else at LumberJocks, there’s no fee to enter. The best part of this competition? There will be no designated jury of experts. You and your fellow LumberJocks will cast the votes. This creates a truly democratic voting process from our exceptional woodworking community. (See below for information on the rules and point system.)
If you are a member, all you have to do is enter, per the rules of the event; and if you are not a member of the Lumberjocks community, I recommend that you consider signing up for membership, and participating in what is a truly fun event!
The hardest decision you will have to make is which category to enter your project – make sure to check the rules, because you ARE allowed to enter one project into multiple categories:
- One Man’s Junk (…”think of an innovative way to reuse some old hardware, reclaimed wood and/or recycled junk and turn it into something unique and special”…), and
- Serve It Up With Class (…”Use your woodworking skills to create a serving tray using at least 2 different varieties of wood. Use inlay, marquetry, carving, and/or stains to turn your serving tray into a piece of art!”).
For the complete announcement, and the rules and prizes, go to http://lumberjocks.com/awards/summer_2008.