2018 Prizes by Category

Entries can be submitted July 18, 6:30 P.M.CST, through August 7, midnight CST. Results will be announced September 3. Winners will be able to claim prizes online from September 7-17.

Entries can be submitted July 18, 6:30 P.M.CST, through August 7, midnight CST. Results will be announced September 3. Winners will be able to claim prizes online from September 7-17. 

1st-PLACE PRIZES - POPULAR VOTE & UPCYCLING CATEGORIES

1st-Place Winners in the POPULAR VOTE & UPCYCLING categories will receive:

Chalk Up Another One (Popular Vote) and all 28 Upcycling merit categories are open to Mainland U.S./UK/Europe/Ireland residents, no isles. Other shipping restrictions or delays may occur based on location. General Finishes product prizes are limited to water-based finishes for international winners. Entrants will be responsible for any duty charges.

Please be advised that Canada was unable to respond to our request for approval in time for the contest. Please save your projects for the 2019 July contest. We will try again next year further in advance.

Grand Prize and Runner Up Prizes

In addition to our standard prizes of GF product and gift boxes, our independent judging panel will award a GRAND prize to 1 first place winner from the Popular Vote and Upcycling categories to receive a Mini-Mite 3-T70 Spray System valued at $650.00 donated by Fuji spray systems. Judges will also select 10 winners of the Popular Vote and Upcycling categories to receive 10 runner-up prizes: a Super Finish Max Sprayer and Small Spray Shelter COMBO valued at $138.00 donated by HomeRight. Entries open to MAINLAND U.S./UK/Europe/Ireland residents, no isles. Other shipping restrictions or delays may occur based on location. General Finishes product prizes are limited to water-based finishes for international winners. International entrants will be responsible for any duty charges.

PLUS

Two cases of GF product (8 quarts per case). Product to be of contestant's choice with the exception that Stain Blocker limited to two cans. Approximate value $500 - value varies based on products selected to fill cases. PLUS a Gift Box (approximate value $100). to include an assortment of items from our fabulous sponsors: Apollo, Eclectic Products, HomeRight, Woodcraft, Royal Design Studios, Bloxygen, BB Frosch, Muddaritaville Studio, Wood Icing, Chalk Pro, Mirka, System Three, Cling On Brushes, Kreg Tools, D. Lawless Hardware, re.invent.ed, Efex, Re.Design with Prima, Scrubby Soap, Grandma's Soap, Saltwash, Artistic Painting Studio, Global Art Supplies and Blick Art Materials. Giftboxes for U.S. only - no substitutions. Open to Mainland U.S./U.K./Ireland/Europe, no isles. General Finishes product prizes are limited to water-based finishes for international winners. Runner-ups will receive a three-pack of pints of GF products (approximate value $60.00). International entrants will be responsible for any duty charges.


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

One case of GF product (8 quarts per case) - Product to be of contestant's choice with the exception that Stain Blocker limited to two cans.. Prize value approximately $250 - value varies based on products selected to fill cases. PLUS a Gift Box (approximate value of $50) to include an assortment of items from our fabulous sponsors: Royal Design Studios, Bloxygen, D. Lawless Hardware, Efex, Grandma's Soap, Saltwash, Artistic Painting Studio, Global Art Supplies and Blick Art Materials. Category entries open to Mainland U.S. Other shipping restrictions or delays may occur based on location.. General Finishes product prizes are limited to water-based finishes for international winners. 

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

One 3 pack of  GF product in pints -Product to be of contestant's choice with the exception that Stain Blocker to be limited to one can. Prize value approximately $60 - value varies based on products selected to fill cases. PLUS a Gift Box (approximate value of $25) to include an assortment of items from our fabulous sponsors: Royal Design Studios, Bloxygen, D. Lawless Hardware, Efex, Grandma's Soap, Saltwash, Artistic Painting Studio, Global Art Supplies and Blick Art Materials. Category entries open to Mainland U.S./UK/Europe/Ireland residents, no isles. Other shipping restrictions or delays may occur based on location. General Finishes product prizes are limited to water-based finishes for international winners.


Creative Combos - 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, no isles. General Finishes product prizes are limited to water-based finishes for international winners. International entrants will be responsible for any duty charges.

Let inspiration reign! Use a combination of paint and stain to create anything from classic to creative. Stained top or painted frame, stained drawer fronts and painted frame, or any other combo. All manufacturers' finishing products are welcome as long as ONE General Finishes product is included in the design.

1st-PLACE: Two cases (8 quarts each) of GF products water-based product in quarts (Stain Blocker limited to two cans). 

2nd-PLACE: One case GF water-based product in quarts - (Stain Blocker limited to one can).

3rd-PLACE: One case GF water-based product in pints (Pearl Effects limited to one 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 and Sweden.

Woodworking Prizes - Open to Mainland U.S./U.K./Ireland/Europe

Open to Mainland U.S./U.K./Ireland/Europe, no isles. General Finishes product prizes are limited to water-based finishes for international winners. International entrants will be responsible for any duty charges.

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

BEST OF CATEGORY: The independent judging panel will choose a "Best of Category" entrant to win an Apollo Precision 5 spray system, valued at $1800.00. The balance of the first place winners will receive a $100 gift card from Klingspor in addition to the GF product prizes.

1st-PLACE: A gift card from Woodcraft Supply, and a case of 8 quarts of GF products, an approximate value of $250 depending on the product selected. Product to be of contestant's choice with the exception that Stain Blocker limited to two cans. Plus an assorted gift box from Scrubby Soap, Bloxygen, Eclectic Products (Famowood), System 3 Adhesive Kits and Mirka. Giftboxes for Mainland Canada and U.S. only - no substitutions.

2nd-PLACE: One case of pints of GF products, an approximate value of $225 depending on the product selected.

3rd-PLACE: Three pints of GF products, an approximate value of $60 depending on the product selected.

Tables & Desks

Chairs & Benches

Storage  (Cabinets, Chests, Boxes, Dressers)

Instruments

Wood Carvings & Sculpture 

Youth or Student Woodworking (25 Years Old and Under)

Other


12 Wood Turning Prizes - Open to Mainland U.S./U.K./Ireland/Europe

Category entries open to Mainland U.S. Other shipping restrictions or delays may occur based on location. General Finishes product prizes are limited to water-based finishes for international winners. International entrants will be responsible for any duty charges.

1st-PLACE: 1 case of 10 pints of GF products, an approximate value of $225 depending on the product selected. Plus an assorted gift box from   Scrubby Soap, Bloxygen, Eclectic Products (Famowood), System 3 Adhesive Kits, Mirka and Custom Service Hardware. Giftboxes for Mainland Canada and U.S. only - no substitutions.

2nd-PLACE: Three pack of pints of GF products, an approximate value of $60 depending on the product selected.

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

Segmented Turnings

Creative Use of Color 

Youth or Student Wood Turning (25 Years Old and Under)

Beginning Wood Turner with Less Than One Year of Experience 


Best Staging Prizes for Upcycling Categories - Open to Mainland U.S.

Prizes are awarded for the most beautifully photographed and accessorized images in the Upcycling categories. Category entries open to Mainland U.S. only.

Four staging winners to receive an assortment of staging accessories valued at approximately $125 - each assortment will vary. Judging will be based on the size and 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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