Cody Campanie, a student at Seattle Central College won The Best of Show Award, in the 2017 AWFS Fresh Wood Competition after judges reviewed the projects of 41 finalists from 16 different high schools and colleges in the U.S. and Canada at the 2017 AWFS Fair. Twenty-seven students went home with monetary prizes ranging from $250 to $1,000, along with trophies and software prizes.
Campanie was awarded a special sculpture made by renowned woodworker and artist Garry Knox Bennett, for his project Azulejos Table. He received $1,000 and he, his school, and his instructor received KCD Software Packages. He also received First Place in the Post Secondary Tables category of the competition, which included another $1,000 prize and a Certificate of Merit. The Best of Show award is sponsored by KCD Software.
Fair attendees awarded the People’s Choice Award, sponsored by Wagner Meters, and a $750 prize to Sarah Provard of West Jordan High School (Utah), for her Musically Inclined cabinet with themed inlay, which also won First Place in the High School Case Goods category.
For both students, this was the first time that students from their schools were finalists in Fresh Wood. In addition, six schools received awards for multiple projects: Art Center College of Design (California); Center for Furniture Craftsmanship (Maine); College of the Redwoods (California); Corner Canyon High School (Utah); Palomar College (Utah); Princeton Day School (New Jersey).