Design In Wood

Enter Your Woodworking Creations

Woodworkers can enter furniture, models, musical instruments, clocks and other woodworking creations for cash awards and ribbons in the 2018 San Diego County Fair Design In Wood competitive exhibit.

Entry Information

Entry deadline:The deadline has passed; entries are closed..
Delivery of projects: Tuesday, May 22, noon-8:00PM. Shipped entries must arrive between May 14 and May 21.
Exhibitor Awards Ceremony: Thursday, May 31, 7:00-9:00PM
Exhibit dates: June 1-July 4, 2018
Exhibit pick-up date: Friday, July 6, noon-8:00PM

Entry Information has been left online for 2018 entrants and as reference for those who might want to enter in the future.

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Entry Information
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Results By Last Name
Results By Division
Tier 1 Accepted Entries

See What It’s About

Our thanks to the International Wood Culture Society, which created this 5-minute video of the 2015 Design In Wood exhibit.

A Look at Design In Wood

The Fine Print

Want detailed information about this competition? Check The Fine Print for the answer, or download the Entry Information flier.

The Design In Wood exhibit is open to all woodworkers, 18 and older. Work must be the creation of the artist whose name is on the entry registration.

Work that is not eligible:

  • Works previously displayed in this exhibit
  • Projects made from kits or under the supervision of an instructor

The processing fee is $20 per entry. Processing fees are non-refundable.

You may enter up to three entries, all classes combined.

Design In Wood is a juried show. You must enter digital images of your entry: front, side and isometric views. From these photos judges will determine which works will be accepted into the show.

Yes. If you would like to sell your artwork, indicate the price during the entry registration process. If you do not want to sell, mark NFS (Not For Sale) in the price field during registration, or leave the price field blank.

Listing a sale price authorizes the Fair to supply prospective buyers’ contact information to you. The sales transaction is strictly between the artist and prospective buyers; the Fair has absolutely no involvement beyond giving you this information. Additional details about selling your work is in the Design in Wood Entry Information.

This exhibit is open to ages 18 and older. Teens can enter their woodworking projects in the Industrial Arts exhibit.

Get in touch online or call us at (858) 792-4207.

San Diego County Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds