2018 Annual Turning Competition and Exhibition

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April 19–21—Show everyone in Richmond what you can do on the lathe. Spindles and bowls, boxes and ornaments, pens and more—nearly everything is fair game for our annual competition for novices to masters!

Hosted by Richmond Woodcraft, judging and display will take place on April 21st, but entries must be delivered to the store by April 19th. Winning entries will be displayed for all the world to see the week following the competition. So download the rules and grab a registration form and get turning!


Entries from a previous competition



  1. Competition is open to all turners.
  2. All turning entries must have been finished within the last 12 months.
  3. All entries must be turned on a lathe and made primarily of wood without the use of any form of duplicator. Synthetic materials may be used as accents; mandrel entries can be made of any material.
  4. Entries must be dropped off with completed entry forms by Thursday, April 19.
  5. A maximum of six pieces may be entered with no more than two pieces in any one category, except Exhibition Only has no limit and will not be judged.
  6. Turnings will be judged on appeal, originality, creativity, difficulty, and finish.
  7. Entrants are responsible for placing their entry in the appropriate category. However, the judges, at their discretion, may move a turning into a more appropriate category.
  8. All entries will be available for public viewing Saturday, April 21 and may be removed after 5pm.
  9. Winner must be agreeable to having his/her picture taken and posted in the store and on the store’s and Richmond Woodturner’s websites/Facebook pages at the conclusion of the competition.
  10. Judges’ decisions are final.
  11. Every precaution will be taken to make sure entries are protected and handled properly, but submissions are at the risk of the entrant.


Download your registration form now!