- Saturday 16 March. This special woodturning competition will be held as part of our 40Y celebrations. The closing date for entries is Saturday 16 March. The only specifications for entries are that they must be egg-shaped and made predominantly of wood. Incorporation of other materials is allowed.
Entries for the Wooden Egg Competition can be any size, solid or hollow, laminated, natural timber or decorated (pyrography, paint, carving etc). They can be stand-alone, or accompanied by an egg cup or purpose-built stand. The entries will be judged by all members attending the monthly Forum meeting on 16 March, led by a panel of 2-3 egg-spurts. Awards will be made on the basis of members’ comments (and voting if necessary). The number and type of awards will not be fixed in advance, but will be decided by those attending the judging forum on 16 March, depending on the number and range of entries. They may include awards for the largest egg, the smallest egg, innovative design, technical prowess, most unusual timber, natural timber beauty (most attractive egg without added decoration), best pyrography, best painted egg, best carved egg, best hollow egg, best laminated egg, best egg incorporating other materials, best egg-shaped lidded container, best egg with egg-cup combination, best egg with other stand design, best finish, encouragement award (limited to new members with limited woodturning experience), etc.
Awards and prizes will be presented on Tuesday 19 March, and Award-Winning entries will be displayed as a Special Exhibition during the Open Days on 23 and 24 March (4 weeks before Easter). Voting for the People’s Choice Award will take place during the Open Days, with the winner announced on Tuesday 26 March.