IWG National Seminar 2019 - Chapter Challenge Rules


The 2019 Chapter Challenge will be a Crane that is used for lifting. The rules for this competition are as follows:

  1. All entrants MUST have their entry at the hotel before 5pm on Friday 18th as judging will begin at 5pm until 7.30pm by the six main demonstrators and on Saturday if required. This is required to give time to judge the efforts put in by the chapter woodturners.
  2. The chapter challenge will take place at the 2019 National Seminar and is open to all chapters of the IWG. Each chapter is entitled and encouraged to submit one entry with pieces contributed from as many chapter members as possible.
  3. The maximum display area for each chapter is
    1. Base Maximum is 1 metre square,
    2. Height Maximum is 1.75 metres from Hotel floor and
    3. Jib or Arm or boom must be in proportion and Maximum space it can take up is 1.75 metres in total.
  4. The crane should be a working model. This means that it should move and spin freely as real crane would. It does not have to be powered. If powered the max. Voltage is 12 Volts via a transformer or battery. Any entry higher than 12 Volts will strictly not be allowed to enter the competition, Additional related items such as lights are welcome.
  5. The crane can be made from any materials available but judging will be done strictly on the turning of wood only and not on plastic, metal or acrylic turning.
  6. There are no restrictions on the types of wood used. The use of woodturning techniques is encouraged and will be considered foremost by the judges over and above other disciplines such as woodcarving, lighting etc.
  7. Chapters MUST submit a full list of materials used and include details of plans and techniques used... (This text should not contain any information that would identify the chapter or turners involved to the judges).
  8. The competition co-ordinator will require a full list of participants. We would also appreciate photos of the participants and the project during development to be supplied.
  9. The judges will select a winning entry from those that meet the criteria above based on their overall impression of the entries and woodturning. The Judges will supply a critique on all entries.
  10. Above all, have fun and good luck!

The Winning Chapter will get two free memberships as well as the Chapter Challenge Trophy.

Chapter Challenge entry forms can be downloaded here.

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