2021 Royal Melbourne Show – Woodworking Competition & Exhibition
VWA Exhibitions

2021 Royal Melbourne Show – Woodworking Competition & Exhibition

Melbourne Showgrounds
Epsom Rd,
Ascot Vale VIC 3032

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Each year close to half a million people visit the Melbourne Royal Show and pass through the Arts and Crafts section that also contains the Woodworking Competition and Exhibition.

Exhibition Details

The competition is open to Amateur and Professional Woodworkers alike, so everyone has a chance to get involved, display your work, and even win up to $300 in prize money.

The VWA sponsors 10 categories of woodworking in the RASV annual Crafts competition + the Best in Show award.

There are 9 Categories for entry.

Novice Categories

A Novice is defined as: An exhibitor with no more than two years’ participation in that section and has not placed first in that section in the Art, Craft & Cookery Competition at the Royal Melbourne Show at any time. Must not work professionally in that craft, art form or technique.

  • CRA159 - NOVICE ARTICLE OF WOODCRAFT
  • CRA160 - NOVICE BOX MAKING
  • CRA161 - NOVICE WOODCARVING
  • CRA162 - NOVICE WOOD TURNING

Open Categories

The Open category is open to all entrants. 

  • CRA163 - ARTICLE OF WOODCRAFT - Including traditional solid timber, jointed carpentry and joinery. Made with hand or power tools.
  • CRA164 - ARTICLE OF WOODCRAFT - Decorated with metal and/or other materials.
  • CRA165 - BOX MAKING
  • CRA167 - WOODCARVING OTHER
  • CRA168 - WOOD TURNING

Woodcarving Category

 There is also a Woodcarving category: 

  • CRA166 - HERBERT GMEHLING MEMORIAL AWARD - WOODCARVING THREE-DIMENSIONAL/SCULPTURAL

Best in Show award

Lastly, the 10th category we sponsor is the that also wins an additional $250 prize money. The category that the winning entry is assigned to is:

  • CRA158S - Best Exhibit Woodcraft

Important Dates

Entries Close18 August 2021
Mail/Courier exhibit deliveriesMust arrive by Friday 27 August 2021
Exhibits to be delivered7 September 2021, 12 noon-7:00pm
Exhibition durationThu 23 Sep - Sun 3 Oct
Exhibits to be collectedThursday 5 October 2021, 12 noon-7.00pm

Prizes

The prize for each category is $50 cash plus 1 year VWA membership.

Entry Sizes

NOTE:  Size of any exhibit not to exceed 76cm x 122cm at base. Please indicate approximate size of exhibit on entry form. Must be able to be easily handled by one or two people. Hanging devices required (where appropriate)

Cost

$15 per item entered.

Note: The VWA is covering the entry costs of the first 20 entrants to this year’s exhibition. This process is managed by the RASV. The entry fee will be refunded if you are one of the first 20 entrants.

Entry Process

The Woodworking Competition is in the Woodcraft category of the Craft section of the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria's (RASV) Art, Craft & Cookery competition.

It's $15 to enter, however the first 20 entrants who submit a piece will have their entry fee refunded - this is subsidised by the VWA and managed by the RASV.

We have produced a PDF guide that you can download, that will take your through all the steps to Register and Enter.

You can download the RASV's Competition (Schedule) Guide here, as well as the paper entry forms.

You can jump straight into the entry process here.

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Victorian Woodworkers Association (VWA)
Postal Address

42 Courtney St,
North Melbourne, VIC 3051
03 5776 2178

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5 Tyrone St,
North Melbourne, VIC 3051
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