12 March 2019

Wood Awards 2019: Call for entries launched

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The Wood Awards: Excellence in British Architecture and Product Design has now launched its 2019 call for entries. Anyone involved in a UK-based wood project is invited to enter and has until 24 May to submit their applications. Enter the Wood Awards 


An elite independent panel not only judges all entries submitted, but visits the shortlisted projects in person – making the Wood Awards a uniquely rigorous competition. The buildings panel is led by three-time Gold Award winner Stephen Corbett of Green Oak Carpentry, and includes Andrew Lawrence, Arup; Adam Richards, Adam Richards Architects; Kirsten Haggart, Waugh Thistleton Architects; Nathan Wheatley, engenuiti; David Morley, David Morley Architects; Jim Greaves, Hopkins; Jonas Lencer, dRMM; and journalist Ruth Slavid. The furniture and product panel will be led by design critic, curator and journalist Corinne Julius, and includes Oliver Stratford, editor of Disegno magazine; Russell Pinch of Pinch Design; Rod Wales of Wales & Wales; and previous winners Yael Mer of Raw Edges and Eleanor Lakeland.


TRADA’s Rupert Scott says: ‘The Wood Awards is a highlight in our calendar. Every year we receive hundreds of entries, from individual student designers to experienced and celebrated international practices. This unique access gives us a much-loved opportunity to observe how the UK is using the material we are dedicated to, and every year the winning projects are perfect examples of the diversity and beauty of timber. We are excited to see what 2019 will bring!’


The shortlist will be announced in July and the winners revealed at an awards ceremony on 19 November 2019 at Carpenters’ Hall in London. The shortlisted projects will be on display at the ceremony and during the London Design Festival in September.


The 2019 buildings categories will be confirmed later this year, but are likely to include Commercial & Leisure, Education & Public Sector, Interiors, Private and Small Project. Other awards, such as Structural and Existing Building awards, can be given at the judges’ discretion.  Meanwhile, the Furniture & Product competition will be split into Bespoke, Production Made and Student Designer – which is open to anyone currently in education or who has left education in the past 12 months. Within the Student category there are two cash prizes: £1,000 for the Winner and £500 for the People’s Choice.


If you would like to speak to us about your entry, please contact Jane Lomas on woodawards@trada.co.uk or 01494 569642.


With permission from the owner, anyone associated with a building or product completed in the last two years can enter. Buildings must be located within the UK whilst furniture and other products must have been either designed or manufactured in the UK. Fitted furniture must be in the UK. There are no restrictions on the size or budget of a project, and it is free to enter. Entries must be submitted via woodawards.comRead the full terms and conditions.


Enter the Wood Awards 


TRADA is a proud sponsor of the Wood Awards, whose role in recognising, encouraging and promoting outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation using wood aligns seamlessly with TRADA’s aspirations as an association.