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Carpenters' Craft Competition


*****  2021 Carpenters' Craft Competition  *****

It is very much regretted that due to the continuing Covid situation, the competition is now suspended for a further year until 2022.  The same test piece and all other details will be carried forward until next year. 


The Carpenters' Craft Competition is a national competition open to students of carpentry, joinery and shop fitting.  It gives outstanding students the chance to showcase their work and have it judged by leaders in the field.

With prizes of up to £500 available, the competition aims to encourage and reward highly motivated students who are prepared to go that extra mile to achieve the highest possible standards.

Success in this prestigious competition gives students a head start in their chosen vocation having achieved official recognition of their exceptional skills and high calibre workmanship.

There are opportunities to take part at both a regional and national level, with students from over 200 colleges nationwide eligible to take part.

Winners are presented with their prizes at a special ceremony held at the historic Carpenters' Hall in London.

2018/19 Competition Winners

We are delighted to announce that the national winners of the 2018/19 competition are as follows:

Under 20s

1st    Eóghan J Marriott (Stafford College)     

2nd   James Winter (Stafford College)

3rd   Lewis Adey (Exeter College)

4th   Isaac Wright (Exeter College


Over 20s

1st    Jack Johnson (Hackney College)

2nd   Leon Collyer (Exeter College)                             

3rd    Jordan Dimmack (Stafford College)                   

4th    Matthew Killoran (Accrington & Rossendale College)


Competition Documents. Due to the cancellation of the 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 competitions the instructions below are valid for 2021/2022. The closing date for applications moved to 31 March 2022 and for test piece submission to end May 2022.

You can access the 2021/22 competition instructions and application form here, the technical instructions here, the mark scheme here, competition drawing  here and the Materials List here. 

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