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 & 10 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 11 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.


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.

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 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 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). PLUS a Gift Box to include an assortment of items from our fabulous sponsors.

SECOND PLACE: 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.

THIRD PLACE: 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.

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.

12 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.


12 Wood Turning Prizes

Prizes awarded for best wood turning project using any finish of your choice.

Turned & Carved: One case of pints of General Finishes Products
Decorated & Embellished Surface: One case of pints of General Finishes Product
Conventional Natural Edge Bowls: One case of 10 pints of General Finishes Products
Conventional Finished Edge Bowls: One case of 10 pints of General Finishes Products
Hollow Vessels: One case of 10 pints of General Finishes Products
Small Turnings: One case of 10 pints of General Finishes Products
Turned & Carved Legs: One case of 10 pints of General Finishes Products
Turned & Embellished Legs: One case of 10 pints of General Finishes Products
Conventional Spindles & Legs: One case of 10 pints of General Finishes Products
Creative Use of 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 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.