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

A Raffle Entry for a Prize To Be Announced

First-place raffle prize to be announced. Open to Mainland U.S./Canada/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.

PLUS

Two cases of GF product in quarts. Stain Blocker limited to two 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, no isles. General Finishes product prizes are limited to water-based finishes for international winners. Runner-ups will receive three pints of GF products. International entrants will be responsible for any duty charges.


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

One case of GF product in quarts - Stain Blocker limited to two 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, no isles. General Finishes product prizes are limited to water-based finishes for international winners.

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

One case GF product in pints - (Pearl Effects limited to one 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, no isles. 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 of GF 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./Canada/U.K./Ireland/Europe

The winners in each Woodworking subcategory will be awarded a raffle entry for a prize to be announced. Open to Mainland U.S./Canada/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:

1st-PLACE: Two gallons or a case of quarts of GF products.

2nd-PLACE: One case of pints of GF products.

3rd-PLACE: Three pints of GF products.

Tables & Desks

Chairs & Benches

Storage  (Cabinets, Chests, Boxes, Dressers)

Instruments

Wood Carvings & Sculpture 

Youth or 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, no isles. 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 GF products in pints, a one-year subscription ($97 value) to online wood turning 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 media channels.

2nd-PLACE: 3 pints of GF products.

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 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./Canada

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

Four staging winners to receive an assortment of staging accessories valued at approximately $125. 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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