Furniture Design Contest Call for Entries

The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.®

1st Annual Seat Weaving-Furniture Design Contest

July 31 – August 2, 2015  

Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park, Nashville, IN



Students of Universities, Colleges, Schools of Design and Other Schools of Higher Learning~~


You are invited to submit full sized furniture pieces for The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc. (TSWG) first annual Enhanced Seat Weaving and Furniture Design Contest. This contest will be held in conjunction with TSWG 8th Annual Gathering July 31-August 2, 2015 in Nashville, Indiana.


The goal of the contest is to advance the creativity and art of seat weaving in furniture; to bring new concepts, views, and thoughts utilizing traditional and/or innovative materials and designs to woven seated furniture.


All students of higher learning are invited to submit works, with no regard to age, weaving or design level status. You do not have to be a current member of the guild, but of course, membership is encouraged.


Selection committee jurors will independently screen all written applications and images, determining the winners. Entries will be evaluated on creativity, design, technique, craftsmanship and overall concept.


ENTRY PROCEDURE: All submissions need to be filled out through the official applicationform available from the guild website 


Participants are to submit the electronically fillable PDF application form and send by email with attached clear digital photos of their work for consideration to President Mindy King, address listed on the application form. There is no entry fee for this contest.


TSWG Contest Application Details

Note: No need for actual signature at bottom of form, just name.


AWARDS: 1st place $1,000, 2nd place $500 and 3rd place $300. Each award winner will receive a 1-year guild membership and free admission to that year’s Gathering. (Award does not include travel or lodging expenses).


The design contest awards will be presented at the annual summer Gatherings of TSWG. Winners are invited to display their work at the Annual Gathering and to receive their awards. All work of the winners will also be shown in The SeatWeaver’s Journal and posted to the guild website, with winning stories also submitted to furniture journals and hometown newspapers.




March 15, 2015—Contest entry deadline for Intent of Application

June 1, 2015–Contest entry submittal with digital photos deadline

June 30, 2015—Selection Committee awards notification

July 31-August 2, 2015—Award Recipient Exhibition & Presentation


PLEASE NOTE: Entries received by TSWG after these dates will not be accepted.

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