The Woodworking Shows at Fairplex in Pomona will host the Second Annual Student Design Competition sponsored by The Woodworking Shows and JET.
The Student Design Competition was introduced in 2004 to recognize and reward Southern California High School students for their woodworking accomplishments. Woodworking requires proficiency in mathematics and geometry, the ability to read and follow project plans and instructions, as well as manual dexterity and the ability to use machinery. As schools in the area struggle to keep shop and woodworking programs in the curriculum, this competition provides exposure for the art and science of woodworking and offers a public platform to showcase participating students’ creativity and skill.
The design competition was open to high school students throughout Southern California. Participation in this year’s competition nearly quadrupled from last year. Students representing San Gorgonio High School, San Bernardino High School and Brethren Christian High School submitted projects to be judged. All students submitting completed projects receive a Certificate of Recognition and are eligible to win prize packages generously donated by show exhibitors and sponsors.
The students’ projects will be judged by an expert panel in the areas of design, quality of construction and finish. First, second and third prizes in a juried category, as well as a prize for the “People’s Choice” category, will be awarded. A gallery area displaying the projects will be featured at The Woodworking Shows throughout the course of the event.
The Woodworking Shows hours are Friday 12pm to 7pm, Saturday 10am to 6pm, and Sunday 10am to 4pm at Fairplex in Pomona. Admission price is $10.00 per ticket (good for entire weekend). Discount admission coupons are available at www.thewoodworkingshows.com.
Media Only: For information or to arrange on-site interviews, please contact chinabnr.
Freida Woody, 310.477.8521, ext. 327 or visit www.thewoodworkingshows.com.