Mar 06
Wood awards 2024 call for entries

The Wood Awards 2024 is open for entries!

Enter the Wood Awards by 24 May (for free!) to join our celebration of the very best of timber design, craftsmanship and installation.

The Wood Awards is the UK’s premier competition for architecture and product design in wood – setting the benchmark, year-on-year, for timber excellence.

With ten dedicated categories, the awards welcome outstanding timber projects of all shapes, sizes and stripes.

Enter by 24 May – for FREE

Entries are divided into two main categories: ‘Buildings’ and ‘Furniture & Object’. Within Buildings, there are six project categories: ‘Education & Public’, ‘Small Project’, ‘Private’, ‘Commercial & Leisure’, ‘Restoration & Reuse’, and ‘Interiors’. There are four project categories to enter in Furniture & Object: ‘Bespoke Furniture’, ‘Production Furniture’, ‘Sculpted Object’, and ‘Student’.

As well as selecting a winner and highly commended project for each of the ten categories, the judges nominate recipients for special awards, at their discretion, including the Structural and Sustainability Awards, and the prestigious Gold Award – given to the winner of the winners.

Find out more about the categories

A stellar judging line-up 

Entries will be judged by two panels of influential professionals from across the UK architecture and design industry. The fully-independent judges assess each submission and will visit every shortlisted project in person, making the Wood Awards an exceptionally rigorous competition.  

The buildings panel is led by Jim Greaves, Principal at Hopkins Architects, and includes specially selected experts to judge the sustainability and structural merits of entries. The furniture and product panel is this year chaired by award-winning furniture designer and maker Sebastian Cox.   

Keep a look out for upcoming announcements about the 2024 judges.  

Why enter the Wood Awards? 

Established in 1971, the Wood Awards is unique in its integrity and longevity. It is entirely non-profit – aiming only to recognise excellence – and is judged in person by elite panels of independent experts. 

Committed to being affordable and accessible to all, including small companies, studios, workshops, and individual designer-makers, the Wood Awards continues to be completely free to enter. 

Each shortlisted project is displayed in a public exhibition as part of the Material Matters design fair as well as published on the Wood Awards website, showcasing the achievements of entrants to a wide design audience.  

Culminating the awards, the winners are announced at a prestigious ceremony at Carpenter’s Hall and receive hand-crafted timber trophies.  

Learn about last year’s winners

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Questions 

If you have any questions about your entry, please email [email protected] and one of our friendly team will get back to you. 

Learn more about conditions of entry

Sponsors 

As a not-for-profit competition, the Wood Awards can only happen with collaborative industry sponsorship. Major Sponsors of the Wood Awards 2024 include the Carpenters Company, the American Hardwood Export Council and Timber Development UK.