Timber Design Award entries now open

Friday 7 Oct 2016

Entries are now being accepted for the renowned 2017 NZ Wood-Resene Timber Design Awards, and Stage One entries will close on Friday, 28 October. With a record number of entries received in 2015 and enquiries already coming in, NZ Wood’s Promotion Manager Debbie Fergie is anticipating another record-breaking event.

These awards are the premier space for architects, engineers and others to profile their recent work with locally sourced timber and wood-based products, manufactured in New Zealand. Continued advances in wood processing and engineered wood products to improve timber’s properties, mean this medium is proving to be a sustainable and cost effective alternative to other construction systems.

“Entries must be for projects completed between 1 January 2015 and 28 February 2016, and of course projects must have significant timber content,” says Debbie Fergie. “Our new ‘Innovation in Student Design’ category this year will expand the range of entries even more. Top students from Auckland, Victoria and Canterbury Universities who work with wood have the chance to compete in a prestigious competition that’s been held for over 40 years now – and hopefully to impress potential employers as well!”

Winners will be announced at a gala awards dinner at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland on 9 March 2017. For a full list of entry criteria, and a timeline of entry submissions and judging announcements visit www.nzwood.co.nz.

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