Turning to the Future

 

Turning to the Future student competition

 presented by the American Association of Woodturners

Don’t miss this opportunity to see impressive student work made with the use of a lathe! Finalist projects will be selected by a jury of turning professionals and on display at the AWFS® Fair where final judging will take place. Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony.

This competition is open to high school or post secondary students who are at least part time in a woodworking or related program. Projects may not be larger than 20″ in diameter; no furniture will be accepted. There is no fee to enter. Entry Deadline: May 3, 2021.

CLICK HERE for entry info for the AAW 2021 Turning to the Future competition!

Check out the AAW Calls for Entry page for all opportunities!

 


Congratulations to all finalists and winners of the AAW Turning to the Future competition!

 

See the final press release of 2019 Turning to the Future Winners

See the final press release of 2017 Turning to the Future Winners

See the final press release of 2015 Turning to the Future Winners

 

2019 High School Winners

Grand Prize – High School

Charlie Hamilton

“Oregon Beauty”

Mills E. Godwin High School

Richmond, VA

 

First Place – High School

Joel Gonnerman

“African Diamonds”

St. Ansgar High School

St Ansgar, IA

 

Second Place – High School

Noah Robitshek

Wooden Windows

Traverse City Central

Traverse City, MI

 

2019 Post-Secondary Winners

Grand Prize – Post Secondary

Joyce Kuntz

Ray of Light

Brigham Young University

Provo, UT

 

First Place – Post Secondary

Alec Ellis

Walnut Cathedral

Red Rocks Community College

Lakewood, CO

 

Second Place – Post Secondary

Justin Fiaschetti

Tornado Bowl

Boston University

Boston, MA

 

 

2017 High School Finalists

 

Michael Andersen
“Surreal Stream”
Andersen Home School
Chama, NM
anderson-michael-surreal-stream

Jason Coggins
“Kaleidoscope Effect”
Community School of Davidson
Huntersville, NC
coggins-jason-kaleidoscope-effect

Kyle Kreitzman
“Knock on Wood”
Simi Valley High School
Simi Valley, CA
170

Ruby Lopez
“Fill it with Freedom”
Santa Fe High School
Santa Fe, NM
lopez-ruby-bowl

Matthew Shiplett
“Autobiography in Wood”
Cedar Ridge High School
Hillsborough, NC
187

Ian Surman
“Rhapsody in Blue”
Cedar Ridge High School
Hillsborough, NC
244

Nickolas Valerio
“Irie XIII”
Santa Fe High School
Santa Fe, NM
valerio-nickolas-bowl

 

2017 Post Secondary Finalists

 

Nichole Cross
“Floating Rings”
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT
261

Scott Davies
“Cherry Pits”
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT
252

Scott Davies
“DNA”
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT
249

William Everett
“Styro-Drum”
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT
096

Danielle Heckman
“Nature Study”
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, PA
heckman-danielle-nature-study

Alexandra Salyers
“Mae”
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, PA
salyer-alexandra-mae

Carter Zufelt
“Müll Series – HDPE Sculpture 2”
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT
224

2015 High School Winners

 

First Place
Michael Andersen
“Twisting Wings”
Andersen Home School
Chama, NM
anderson-michael-twisting-wings

Second Place
Kailee Bosch
“Discovery”
Poudre High School
Fort Collins, CO
bosch-kailee-discover

Third Place
Miguel Ingles
“Triple Helix”
Cedar Ridge High School
Hillsborough, NC
246

 

2015 Post Secondary Winners

 

First Place
Carrie Etherington
“African Box”
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT
etherington-carrie-african-box

Second Place
Taima Krayem
“Rings Bowl”
North Bennett Street School
Boston, MA
krayem-taima-rings-bowl

Third Place
Danielle Heckman
“Candlestick”
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, PA
heckman-danielle-candlestick