$4000 in prizes for wood working competition

Paul Buckland LOW

Former winner Paul Buckland with his winning entry – a weedy sea dragon.

The Eden Whale Festival committee is excited to announce the Forestry Corporation have come on board once again to sponsor this year’s woodworking competition!

The Forestry Corporation are Celebrating 100 years of Forestry and as part of this celebration they want to highlight and showcase the history of forestry on the Far South Coast in conjunction with the festival on October 29 & 30.

There will be a first prize of $3000 for the best entry, the piece which best showcases and celebrates the rich history of the forestry here on the Far South Coast.  The work will be acquisitioned by Forestry Corporation who will donate this piece of work to the Bega Valley Shire Council for display.

To be eligible for the 1st prize art work must be no larger than 1 metre in any direction for display purposes.

There is also a second prize of $750, along with a $250 for a entry from a school or Tafe student under 18.

Brendan Grimson from the Forestry Corporation said Forestry Corporation were proud to once again be associated with the Festival as it is a great way to celebrate the history of Eden and the surrounding areas and the ongoing relationship between the community and the forests.

Festival Vice President Jim Chenhall said that the Committee’s aim is to highlight all of Eden’s history along with all that is on offer today in and around Eden.  The Woodworking competition is another way to help us achieve this. So all of the woodworkers out there need to get busy making something that will celebrate and showcase the rich history that Eden has had with the timber industry.

Past entries to the woodworking competition have been stunning and  we are looking forward to seeing this year’s wonderful entries with wood workers spurred on my the $4000 prize pool.

Conditions do apply to entries and any enquiries can be made emailed to admin@edenwhalefestival.com.au