Apr 20


Canada Wood, the joint initiative between the Canadian government and timber industry association partners representing producers in Canada, has this week confirmed its backing of the Wood Awards. The UK’s premier award scheme celebrating excellence in design in wood, the world’s leading naturally sustainable material, is currently calling for projects to enter this year’s competition.

In this collaborative venture, which is at the heart of Canada Wood, the six Canada Wood UK partner associations – the Canadian Plywood Association (CANPLY); Coast Forest Products Association (CFPA); Council of Forest Industries (COFI); Ontario Wood Products Export Association (OWPEA); Quebec Wood Export Bureau (Q-WEB) andWestern Red Cedar Export Association (WRCEA) – are all enthusiastically committed to the Wood Awards. Their combined support makes Canada Wood the Wood Awards’ latest major sponsor for 2012.

Canada Wood in the UK provides industry, trade, specifiers, designers and the public with the support through information resources and marketing initiatives, advising on technical issues, sources of supply, product availability, grading, environmental matters and related topics, and offers a series of RIBA accredited CPD presentations that can be tailored to individual needs.

John Park, Canada Wood UK manager, said, “The Wood Awards is our opportunity to take advantage of the creative talent of building and furniture designers to showcase wood in all its splendour and for the many unheralded craftsmen and women out there to demonstrate just how good they are at working with it. As a major global producer of wood and wood products from a vast, diverse and sustainably managed forest resource, and with a centuries-old trading relationship with the UK, this support from Canada is a natural fit. Oh yes, and the Wood Awards is the most glamorous, cost-effective, focused and exciting way of selling wood to a specifier audience!”

“Canada Wood’s support is hugely encouraging, both for the Wood Awards and the industry as a whole,” said Wood Awards organiser, Lucy Kamall. “Canadian species and products have always featured strongly in the Wood Awards, and their generous support in this, our tenth year, along with our other committed sponsors enables us to spread the message about timber and wood products further and faster.”  The timber industry’s sustainability and promotion campaign, Wood for Good, also became a major sponsor of the Wood Awards this year, alongside long-standing supporters the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) and the Carpenters’ Company. Other sponsors include TRADA and American Softwoods, and support from BRE.

As Britain’s premier architecture and furniture competition celebrating excellence in design and craftsmanship using timber, the Wood Awards recognises, encourages, promotes and celebrates outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation in wood.

The Wood Awards is open for entries via www.woodawards.com. There is no administration charge to enter and the closing deadline is 1st June.

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Notes to Editors:

The Wood Awards 2012
The Wood Awards is the premier award for wood in buildings and furniture.

Sponsors of The Wood Awards 2012 include Canada Wood, the American Hardwood Export Council, Carpenters’ Company, Wood for Good, TRADA and American Softwoods, and support from BRE.

Full details of all sponsors and information on The Wood Awards can be found at www.woodawards.com.

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