18 March 2020

Wood Awards 2020: Call for entries

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The Wood Awards: Excellence in British Architecture and Product Design has now launched its 2020 call for entries.

 

Established in 1971, the Wood Awards is the UK’s premier competition celebrating the world’s only naturally sustainable material. The Awards have had an impact on the architectural and design landscape, becoming a ‘mark of excellence’ in wood with past Gold Award winners including Niall McLaughlin Architects, Foster+Partners and 6a architects.

 

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

 

Is your timber building eligible to enter?

  • Buildings must be located within the UK.
  • Buildings must have been completed in the last two years.
  • With permission from the owner, anyone associated with a building can enter.
  • Entries must be submitted via woodawards.com by 22 May.​
  • There is no entry fee and entrants may submit more than one project. 

 

 

Is your timber product eligible to enter?

  • Furniture and other products must have been designed and/or manufactured in the UK. 
  • Fitted furniture must be in the UK.
  • There are no restrictions on the size or budget of a project.
  • The furniture or product must have been completed in the last two years.
  • With permission from the owner, anyone associated with a product can enter.
  • Entries must be submitted via woodawards.com by 22 May.
  • There is no entry fee and entrants may submit more than one project.
  • The Student Designer category is open to anyone currently in education or who has left education within the past 12 months.

 

The Wood Awards shortlist will be announced in July and the winners will be announced a ceremony held on 25 November at Carpenters’ Hall in London. The shortlisted projects will be on display at the ceremony and during the London Design Festival in September.

 

Entries will be accepted until 22 May 2020. Enter the Wood Awards 2020

 

Each year TRADA is behind the scenes of the Wood Awards, answering your questions and processing your entries. If you would like to speak to someone at TRADA about your entry, please email Jane Lomas at jlomas@trada.co.uk.