2017 Prizes & Sponsors

Our thanks go out to the generous sponsors that are providing fabulous prizes for GF's 2017 contest.

FIRST PLACE PRIZES FOR THE POPULAR VOTE & 9 MERIT CATEGORIES

First Place Winners listed in the 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, And Pre-made Unfinished Furniture. 

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

All 10 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. No substitutions for this portion of the prize.

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.


10 2nd Place Prizes for POPULAR VOTE & Upcycling Merit Categories

One case GF product in Quarts - (Stain Blocker 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.

10 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: Two cases of quarts of GF product 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: Two cases of quarts of GF product 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.


6 Woodworking Prizes

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.


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.


8 Wood Turning Prizes

Prizes awarded for best wood turning project using at least one General Finishes product.


Natural Edge Bowls: One case of 10 pints of General Finishes Products
Finished Edge Bowls: One case of 10 pints of General Finishes Products
Hollow Vessels: One case of 10 pints of General Finishes Products
Pens: One case of 10 pints of General Finishes Products
Spindles & Legs: One case of 10 pints of General Finishes Products
Creative Finish Color: One case of 10 pints of General Finishes Products
Junior Woodturner: One case of 10 pints of General Finishes Products
Other: One case of 10 pints of General Finishes Products

 


Best Staging Prizes

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

4 staging winners to receive 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. 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. 


European Entrants

Due to shipping costs, prizes can only be awarded in Mainland UK and Mainland Ireland.