Chairman's Challenge
Sponsored by Earlswood Interiors & Crafts

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Competition Rules for 2017

The way in which the Chairman’s Challenge is run is being modified, for 2016. One of the aims of AWGB and WMWT is to seek to improve woodturning skills and to facilitate this, the following applies.
There will be three groups and these will be Novice, Intermediate and Advanced. Members will be allocated into one of the groups - with their agreement - and will progress to the level that they aspire to.

The judging of entries will be based on published criteria, which will vary from group to group, but in all cases the intention is to give constructive feedback. It is intended that there will be a link with the Hands On day skills challenges, when practical, which should also help with skills development.

Judging will be by a panel (who as individuals would not expect to enter items into the “class” which they are judging), and feedback sheets will be completed and attached to each entry for members to consider. Entries will remain anonymous, as they are at present. The criteria and judging process remains, to date, a work in progress, and is subject to regular review to ensure that the criteria are appropriate and current.

Progression from one group to the next will be assessed on the basis of entries throughout the year, and will be a combination of the standard of work and the number of pieces produced during the year.
To assist members with limited experience we will provide drawings, photos and sometimes, measurements for Novice group members to work to. Whilst it may not be practical to do so for all groups, the focus is to give help and guidance to the Novice group mainly, and to the other two groups as and when possible.
There will no doubt be “wrinkles” to smooth out as we refine this process, but the emphasis is to get as much enjoyment out of the challenges as possible, whilst improving skills.

If members have any suggestions about the Challenge, in terms of judging, organisation or subject, please let a committee member know.

The Sponsorship offered by Earlswood Interiors applies to the Novice Group.

Month Novice Group Intermediate Advancede
January Spurtle Yarn Bowl Bowl on 3 Feet
February Plain Bowl (150mm) Carver's Mallet Cup and Saucer
March Pencil Pot Ring Stand Two-Tier Cake Stand
April " Napkin Rings Apple and Pear Vase turned thin and Coloured or Pierced or Both
May Egg and Cup Pestle and Mortar Stacking Box with Lid
June Mouse Pendant Goblet with Natural Edge
July Apple Genie Bottle Hollow Form with Finial
August Bud Vase Cup and Ball Baseball Cap (1/2 size)
September Ring Stand Small Bowl (150mm dia, Max. 3mm thickness) Wall Plaque
October Foot Massager Platter with Coloured or Decorated Rim Bowl Cut and Reconstructed
November Xmas Decoration - Christmas Tree Xmas Decoration - Angel Xmas Decoration - Free Choice
December No Competition No Competition No Competition

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