Out of the Woods

The “Out of the Woods” Competition and Exhibition is Western Australia's premier Wood Working Competition organised by the Fine Wood Work Association (WA) Inc.

The Competition is open to all, with over twenty categories covering every form of woodworking. Novice and Student categories provide special incentives for the less experienced.

There is a Themed Competition open to FWWA Members only.

What is the Out of the Woods Competition and Exhibition

A major event on the woodworking calendar each year is the Perth Wood Show held at the Claremont Showgrounds. The Association organises, as part of the Show, the Out of The Woods Competition and Exhibition covering all forms of woodworking. The Wood Show is held in August each year.

The Out of The Woods Competition and Exhibition aims to promote fine woodworking. Other than a requirement that wood is employed as the predominant material there are few boundaries. Pieces may be classic or modern, emphasize function or form or be shaped by hand tools or machines. We seek fine woodwork evidenced by clear purpose, thoughtfulness in design and execution, and a high degree of care and skill.

The Out of The Woods Competition is open to woodworkers of all ages and skill levels. The categories for Adults cover all forms of woodwork from furniture making to carvings, wood turning, box making and a miscellaneous section for those other works that defy classification. There is also a Novice category for new entrants, and a People’s Choice Award which is decided by public votes at the Wood Show.

The Out of The Woods Competition and Exhibition also aims to encourage young woodworkers and has categories for secondary school students. There is an open category for each year from 7 to 10, and separate Furniture and Artistic categories for years 11 and 12.

The Out of The Woods Competition and Exhibition is recognised as one of the leading woodworking competitions in Australia.