2017 Prizes by Category

Contest entrants will be able set up an account and submit entries starting July 7th through July 28th. Voting begins August 4th through noon Aug 11th, CST. Winners will be announced the third week in August. Our thanks go out to the generous sponsors that are providing fabulous prizes for GF's 2017 contest.

1st PLACE PRIZES FOR THE UPCYLING CATEGORIES (POPULAR & MERIT)

First Place Winners listed in the UPCYCLING categories below will receive:

Mad Scientist Custom Color Mix (popular Vote), Jiving With Gel Stain, The Classics: Black Or White, DIY Hobbyist Upcycled Furniture, Cabinetry: Paint Or Stain, Creative, Masterpiece Transfers, Country Chic, Mid-Century Modern Makeover, Smashing Shades of Gray, Bling It On U.S.A., Anything Goes, Repurposed to a New Use, And Pre-made Unfinished Furniture. 

A Raffle Entry For A Ticket to the GF 2017 Flippin' Furniture Expo September 5TH - 7TH, Indianapolis IN

All 1st place winners will be entered into 4 chances to win an Expo ticket, all classes, 2-nights hotel accommodations and all meal events at the Expo. If winners of the Expo drawing have already purchased a ticket, they will reimbursed. No substitutions for this portion of the prize. AND 1st place winners will be entered into 4 drawings for a Studeo Pro Sprayer from Wagner Spray Systems.

PLUS all 1st place winners will be entered into 4 drawings for a Studeo Pro Sprayer from Wagner Spray Systems.

AND two cases of GF product in quarts. Stain Blocker limited to 2 cans. PLUS a Gift Box to include an assortment of items from our fabulous sponsors; Royal Design Studios, Bloxygen, Chalk Supply, D. Lawless Hardware, Efex, Grandma's Soap, Saltwash, Wagner, Artistic Painting Studio, Global Art Supplies and Blick Art Materials.


2nd Place Prizes for POPULAR VOTE & Upcycling Merit Categories

One case GF product in Quarts - (Stain Blocker limited to 1 can). AND Winners will also be entered into 4 drawings for a Studeo Plus Sprayer from Wagner Spray Systems. PLUS a Gift Box to include an assortment of items from our fabulous sponsors; Royal Design Studios, Bloxygen, Chalk Supply, D. Lawless Hardware, Efex, Grandma's Soap, Saltwash, Wagner, Artistic Painting Studio, Global Art Supplies and Blick Art Materials.

3rd Place Prizes For Popular Vote & Upcycling Merit Categories

One case GF product in Pints - (Pearl Effects limited to 1 can) PLUS a Gift Box to include an assortment of items from our fabulous sponsors; Royal Design Studios, Bloxygen, Chalk Supply, D. Lawless Hardware, Efex, Grandma's Soap, Saltwash, Wagner, Artistic Painting Studio, Global Art Supplies and Blick Art Materials.


2 Instructional/Demonstration Video Prizes

The clearest instructional/demonstration video using at least one GF product that is 30 - 60 seconds long. We suggest (but don't require) the video style used at https://tasty-videos.com/. 

1st Place Upcycled Furniture Video: Two cases of quarts of GF product, Studeo Plus Sprayer from Wagner Spray Systems, and celebrity status on a General Finishes video to be filmed in spring of 2018 in Wisconsin. Includes round trip airfare and two nights at Adams' Casa Grande in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

1st Place Woodworking Video: Two cases of quarts of GF product, a Studeo Pro Sprayer from Wagner Spray Systems, and celebrity status on a General Finishes video to be filmed in spring of 2018 in Wisconsin. Includes round trip airfare and two nights at Adams' Casa Grande in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.


European Treasures

This category is a special tribute to our friends across the water, open ONLY to Mainland UK, Mainland Ireland and Mainland Europe residents.

Bring on the bling! Classic European treasures stand out for their fine use of metallics and ornamentation in furniture design. In this category, gilding takes center stage with the use of lustrous finish adornments of any kind, including gold/silver wax, GF Pearl Effects, gold or silver leaf, copper, etc or any manufacturers' gilding or metallic finishes. This is your challenge: You must use at least one General Finishes product, and your project must include a metallic finish or metallic accents.

FIRST PLACE: A Ticket and 2 nights hotel accommodations including all meal events at the GF 2017 Flippin' Furniture Expo September 5TH - 7TH, Indianapolis IN, USA. No substitutions for this portion of the prize. Winners must provide their own transportation. More Expo info here: http://expo.generalfinishes.com/ PLUS two cases of GF product in quarts (Stain Blocker limited to 2 cans). 

SECOND PLACE: One case GF product in Quarts - (Stain Blocker limited to 1 can).

THIRD PLACE: One case GF product in Pints (Pearl Effects limited to 1 can).

Due to shipping premiums, we cannot deliver prizes to the isles. Prizes can only be shipped to Mainland UK, Mainland Ireland and Mainland Europe including Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.

Woodworking Prizes

First place prizes awarded for the best hand crafted furniture or project using at least one General Finishes product in the finishing schedule. Each of the 6 entries will be awarded a raffle ticket to win a Fuji Spray Mini-Mite 3 PLATINUM - T70 Spray system in addition to General Finishes products. AND the other 5 entries will receive a Studio Plus Sprayer from Wagner.


Tables: 2 gallons or a case of quarts of GF products plus one chance to win Fuji Spray Mini-Mite 3 PLATINUM - T70 Spray system.
Chairs & Benches: 2 gallons or a case of quarts of GF products plus one chance to win Fuji Spray Mini-Mite 3 PLATINUM - T70 Spray system.
Storage  (cabinets, chests, boxes, dressers): 2 gallons or a case of quarts of GF products plus one chance to win Fuji Spray Mini-Mite 3 PLATINUM - T70 Spray system.
Instruments: 2 gallons or a case of quarts of GF products plus one chance to win Fuji Spray Mini-Mite 3 PLATINUM - T70 Spray system.
Most Creative: 2 gallons or a case of quarts of GF products plus one chance to win Fuji Spray Mini-Mite 3 PLATINUM - T70 Spray system.
Other: 2 gallons or a case of quarts of GF products plus one chance to win Fuji Spray Mini-Mite 3 PLATINUM - T70 Spray system.


14 Wood Turning Prizes

First place prizes for the best wood turning project using any finish of your choice are:

One case of pints of General Finishes Products, $50 gift card from Woodcraft, one year subscription ($97 value) value ) to online woodturning educational video courses from the Studios of Bradley R.M., and promotion of your winning project and your business with custom graphics across all of General Finishes social medial channels..

Turned and Carved Surface 

Decorated & Embellished Surface

Conventional Natural Edge Bowls

Conventional Finished Edge Bowls 

Hollow Vessels with or without Lids/or Finials 

Pens

Lidded Boxes 

Small Turnings

Turned, Carved & Embellished Legs & Spindles

Conventional Spindles & Legs & Spindles

Segmented Turnings

Creative Use of Color 

Junior Woodturner (18 years old and under)

Beginning Wood Turner with less than one year's experience 


Best Staging Prizes

Prizes are awarded for the most beautifully photographed and accessorized images.

4 staging winners to receive an assortment of beautiful staging accessories. Judging will be based on size of image, beauty of the image, quality of lighting, and accessorizing. Preference will be given to images that are at least 1000 pixels wide - the standard for most social media channels.