11 March 2020

TTJ Timber Innovation Award 2020: Call for entries

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TRADA is officially calling for entries on behalf of the prestigious TTJ Awards hosted by the Timber Trade Journal.

 

The TTJ Timber Innovation Award, which is co-sponsored by TRADA and Timber Expo, has launched again for 2020 with two categories for innovation: Innovative Product Development and Innovative University Timber Research.

 

The winners will be announced at the annual TTJ Awards dinner, which will take place on September 25 in London.

 

Entries will be accepted until 12 June 2020.

  

Enter the Innovative Product Development category

This category celebrates exceptional product design which has demonstrated a measurable impact on the timber industry. Previous winners include Sonae Arauco’s Three Dimensional Fiberboard (3DF) and Safeguard Europe Ltd's Roxil Wood Protection Cream.

 

 

Terms and conditions

Companies, organisations or individuals may enter the Innovative Product Development award category, providing: they either manufacture, distribute or own the property rights to the product or system; the product is fully or partially made using timber materials or assists with timber-based building materials (e.g. paints, coatings, adhesives, fixings, etc.); the product or system meets the appropriate UK building regulations, and health and safety standards; and the product must have been launched on to the market at the time of entry.

 

 

Timescale

Entry closes on 12 June 2020 and a shortlist will be selected on 8 July 2020. If shortlisted, you will then be invited to present your application to a panel of industry members in High Wycombe on 15 July 2020. Finalists will be invited to the TTJ Awards ceremony dinner in London on 25 September 2020, during which the winner will be announced.

 

Enter the Innovative University Timber Research category

This category acknowledges ground-breaking timber research undertaken by undergraduate and postgraduate students at British universities. Previous winners include Elissa Brunato, who created sequins from naturally abundant wood-derived cellulose, and a team of students from the Architectural Association who collaborated on the Sawmill Shelter.

 

 

Terms and conditions

Individuals may enter the Innovative University Timber Research award category, providing: the university or individual owns the intellectual property rights to the research, theories, products and/or systems described in the research project; the research has been carried out as either undergraduate or postgraduate (Masters or Doctoral) work; and the research is complete and findings have been peer reviewed, or the research will be complete and will have been peer reviewed by 12 June 2020. The work can have been undertaken in previous academic years providing it hasn’t been previously submitted.

 

 

Timescale

Entry closes on 12 June 2020 and a shortlist will be selected on 17 June 2020. If shortlisted, you will then be invited to present your application to a panel of industry members in London on 8 July 2020. Finalists will be invited to the TTJ Awards ceremony dinner in London on 25 September 2020, during which the winner will be announced.

 

The prizes

The winners of both categories of the Timber Innovation Award will benefit from an array of marketing benefits and the kudos of being the winner of an award that really pushes the boundaries in timber development. In the Innovative University Timber Research category only, the winner will receive £200 plus one year’s full TRADA membership and the runner-up will receive £100 plus one year’s full TRADA membership.

 

Enter the competition

To enter the TTJ Timber Innovation Award in either category, please email Jane Lomas on jlomas@trada.co.uk for an application form.

 

Request an application form

 

For further information, or help with your application, please call Jane Lomas on 01494 569642.

 

 

Timber Expo, supported by TRADA, is the UK’s largest showcase event for wood and timber in construction, covering structural timber frame, sawmills, merchants, glulam, SIPs, CLT, fixings and fastenings, timber cladding, doors and windows, mouldings, skirtings and flooring products. There’s not a more comprehensive representation of the timber industry anywhere else in the UK.

 

The Timber Focus Theatre, which is run by TRADA, is a showcase of the very best projects using wood in the built environment and provides independent, authoritative design and technical guidance. It brings together award-winning architects with clients and contractors to showcase best practice in timber construction projects.