The national Wood Awards recently closed its call for entries with an impressive 262 individual architecture and furniture entries. Located across the whole of the UK, the projects entered use a vast range of wood species, treatments, innovations and timber products, and early feedback from the judges indicate that it is not only a bumper crop, but one of excellent quality, making for another fascinating competition.
The Wood Awards independent judging panel now has the challenging task of selecting a shortlist of projects which will be visited in person over the summer, before the eventual winners are announced in November.
As the UK’s premier award scheme with over 40 years of supporting excellence in the world’s only naturally sustainable material, the not-for-profit competition is the flagship for wood in the best of British architecture, furniture and design.
The Wood Awards is only made possible by the major sponsorship of the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), the Carpenters’ Company, TRADA and Wood for Good. Other sponsors include American Softwoods, BRE and the Forestry Commission. New from 2014 is the combined sponsorship of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and the Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) and the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) as a supporter. The Wood Awards Gold Award is sponsored by Arnold Laver.
For more information and regular updates, visit www.woodawards.com.