Jack Wilms won first place in the Wootha Prize with Metamorphosis last year

Jack Wilms won first place in the Wootha Prize with Metamorphosis last year

The Wootha Prize is an initiative of Barung Landcare to promote sustainable use of timber resources, and is currently thought of as the largest of its kind.

Barung Landcare invites you to participate in the 11th Wootha Prize competition to be exhibited at the Maleny Wood Expo From Seed to Fine Furniture in early May 2018.

With ongoing commitment from sponsors, the Wootha Prize is becoming a truly prestigious national woodworking competition, attracting contemporary designers and innovative craftspeople in the promotion of our beautiful native timbers and sustainable use of our timber resources.

The Wootha Prize forms the feature exhibition at the Wood Expo which will run for the 22nd year in 2018 attracting thousands of visitors to the area.

The Wootha Prize offers wood artisans working in sustainably harvested Australian timbers from native forests or plantations, recycled or weed timbers, the opportunity to showcase their work to the broad Maleny Wood Expo audience.

The competition is themed each year, with the 2018 competition theme being “joined”. This theme is open to artistic interpretation.

Entries may be contemporary-to-traditional in design, and may be functional or sculptural. Exhibition pieces may be offered for sale at the exhibition.

The selection application deadline is March 2, find the application form at www.malenywoodexpo.com/wootha-prize

Winners will be announced at an Awards Ceremony on Friday May 4. Enquiries:  woothaprize@malenywoodexpo.com