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Enter the Wood Awards 2017

The Wood Awards: Excellence in British Architecture and Product Design has launched its 2017 call for entries.

Those involved in a UK-based wood project are invited to enter and have until 26 May to submit their applications.

Established in 1971, the Wood Awards recognises, encourages and promotes outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation using wood in projects throughout the UK.

The Wood Awards’ elite independent judging panel not only judges all submitted entries but also visits the shortlisted projects in person, making the Wood Awards a uniquely rigorous competition.

The Wood Awards shortlist will be announced in July and the winners will be announced at the Wood Awards ceremony on 21 November 2017 at Carpenters’ Hall in London.

The shortlisted projects will be on display at the ceremony and during the London Design Festival in September.

Michael Morrison of Purcell and Max Fraser of Spotlight Press return as chairmen of the Buildings and Furniture & Product judging panels. New to the Buildings judging panel is Andrew Waugh of Waugh Thistleton Architects.

He says: “It’s a fascinating and exciting time to be judging these awards. We are seeing the emergence of a new environmentally aware architecture – an architecture that is centred on the beauty of wooden construction – an age of timber architecture.”