Get Inspired What's Happening...

Calling all woodcrafters

4 February 2020

The Kawerau National Woodskills competition is celebrating 30 years this year and as sponsors of this amazing event, we want YOU to show us your skills. 

This annual competition always draws a large crowd from across the country and features talented woodcrafters from around the world. But this year we want it to be bigger and better. Whether you are experienced in woodcraft, are just starting out or have students that would enjoy entering (see the students sections below) - we encourage you to enter this year.

The theme is "30 years of Woodskills". This year there will be 19 categories to choose from and three special trophies. 

  • Pinus Radiata
  • Carving - open
  • Sculpture - open
  • Woodturning - first time entrants
  • Woodturning - open traditional
  • Woodturnng - open artistic
  • Furniture - first time entrants
  • Furniture - open
  • Marquetry & Intarsia
  • Toys, Models & Games
  • Skill Saw ***NEW FOR 2020
  • Musical instruments
  • Miscellaneous
  • Youth Junior
  • Youth Senior
  • College Students (Y10 - 13) furniture / other
  • Tarawera High School
  • Raranga
  • Lily Stubbs Memorial Trophy - judges choice
  • Ru Heather Memorial Trophy - best local entry
  • Roy Buckley Award

Further information will be added to: