2017 Prizes by Category

Contest entrants will be able to set up an account and submit entries starting 8 PM CST, July 7, through midnight CST, July 28. Voting begins noon CST, August 4, through midnight CST, August 11. Winners will be announced the third week in August.

1st-PLACE PRIZES - UPCYLING CATEGORIES

1st-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. Open to Mainland U.S./Canada/U.K./Ireland/Europe. General Finishes product prizes are limited to water based finishes for international winners.

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. Open to Mainland U.S./Canada/U.K./Ireland/Europe. General Finishes product prizes are limited to water based finishes for international winners.

PLUS all 1st-place winners will be entered into 4 drawings for a Studio Plus Sprayer from WAGNER.

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. Open to Mainland U.S./Canada/U.K./Ireland/Europe. General Finishes product prizes are limited to water based finishes for international winners.


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

1 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. Open to Mainland U.S./Canada/U.K./Ireland/Europe. General Finishes product prizes are limited to water based finishes for international winners.

3rd-Place Prizes For Popular Vote & Upcycling Merit Categories

1 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. Open to Mainland U.S./Canada/U.K./Ireland/Europe. General Finishes product prizes are limited to water based finishes for international winners.


2 Instructional/Demonstration Video Prizes - Open to Mainland U.S. only.

This category is open to mainland U.S. residents. 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: 2 cases of quarts of GF product, a Studio Plus Sprayer from Wagner Spray Systems, and celebrity status on a General Finishes video to be filmed in Spring 2018 in Wisconsin. Includes round-trip airfare and 2 nights at Adams' Casa Grande in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

1st-Place Woodworking Video: 2 cases of quarts of GF product, a Studio Pro Sprayer from Wagner Spray Systems, and celebrity status on a General Finishes video to be filmed in Spring 2018 in Wisconsin. Includes round-trip airfare and two nights at Adams' Casa Grande in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.


European Treasures - Open to Mainland U.K./Ireland/Europe Only

This category is a special tribute to our friends across the water, open ONLY to Mainland UK, Mainland Ireland and Mainland Europe residents. General Finishes product prizes are limited to water based finishes for international winners.

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 1 General Finishes product, and your project must include a metallic finish or metallic accents.

1st-PLACE: A Ticket and 2 nights hotel accommodations including all meal events at the GF 2017 Flippin' Furniture Expo September 5 - 7, 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 water based product in quarts (Stain Blocker limited to 2 cans). 

2nd-PLACE: 1 case GF water based product in Quarts - (Stain Blocker limited to 1 can).

3rd-PLACE: 1 case GF water based 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 -Open to Mainland U.S./Canada/U.K./Ireland/Europe

The winners in each Woodworking subcategory will be awarded a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Fuji Spray Mini-Mite 3 PLATINUM - T70 Spray system, in addition to General Finishes products. The remaining winners will receive a raffle ticket for a change to win a Studio Plus Sprayer from Wagner. Open to Mainland U.S./Canada/U.K./Ireland/Europe. General Finishes product prizes are limited to water based finishes for international winners.

Prizes awarded in each subcategory for the best handcrafted furniture or project, finished using any product of your choice, in the following categories:

  1. 1st-Place: 2 gallons or a case of quarts of GF products plus one chance to win Fuji Spray Mini-Mite 3 PLATINUM - T70 Spray system or 4 chances to win a Studio Pro Sprayer from Wagner
  2. 2nd-Place: 1 case of pints of GF products
  3. 3rd-Place: 3 pints of GF products

Tables & Desks

Chairs & Benches

Storage  (cabinets, chests, boxes, dressers)

Instruments

Wood Carvings & Sculpture

Creative Use of Color 

Youth & Student Woodworking (25 years old and under)

Other


14 Wood Turning Prizes Open to Mainland U.S./Canada/U.K./Ireland/Europe

Open to Mainland U.S./Canada/U.K./Ireland/Europe/Australia/New Zealand's North & South Islands. General Finishes product prizes are limited to water based finishes for international winners.

1st-Place prizes for the best wood turning project using any finish(s) of your choice are: 1 case of pints of General Finishes Products, $50 gift card from Woodcraft, 1-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.

2nd-place prizes: 3 pints of General Finishes products for the following categories:

Turned & 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 

Youth & Student Wood Turning (25 years old and under)

Beginning Wood Turner with less than one year's experience 


Best Staging Prizes for The UpCycling Categories - Open Open to Mainland U.S./Canada

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

4 staging winners to receive an assortment of 5 or 6 staging accessories valued at approximately $125 AND a drawing among the 4 winners for a chance to go to the Flippin Furniture Expo in Indianapolis (Expo ticket, all classes, 2-nights hotel accommodations and all meal events at the Expo). 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 1,000 pixels wide - the standard for most social media channels. 

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