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Chapter Collaborative Challenge ("C3")
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For the annual symposium, each AAW chapter is invited to submit one collaborative work created by as many chapter members as possible, with a minimum of six participants, for the Chapter Collaborative Challenge (“C3”).

First State Woodturners, Newcastle, Delaware
Title: Musical Molinology
Winner Category: Best in Show, Technical
Central Ohio Woodturners, Columbus, Ohio
Title: Three Rivers Blast Furnace
Winner Category: Artistic


 Minnesota Woodturners Association, Roseville, Minnesota
Title: Toys on the Move
Winner Category: Fantasy


  • The work may be any turned object, functional or not.
  • The collaborative work must be created by a minimum of six chapter members.
  • All packaging, delivery and shipping costs to and from the symposium site are the responsibility of the chapter.
  • The completed display of the work needs to fit on a 6' x 2.5' gallery table and should not exceed a height of 4'.
  • The names of all participants must be listed on the work or on an accompanying nameplate.
  • At least one chapter representative must be in attendance at the symposium to be responsible for displaying and to arrange for return shipping of the entered work.
  • Any electrical/electronic devices in the piece must have an obvious power switch for safety and noise reduction. However, the AAW cannot guarantee that electricity will be available where the Chapter Collaborative Challenge work is displayed.

Categories & Awards

Each chapter must specify the category in which they would like their piece to be judged.
  • Artistic
  • Mechanical/Technical
  • Fantasy
A total of four awards will be presented for each of the categories above and Best in Show. The AAW will provide one free symposium registration for each of the four awards.

"The C3 provides an opportunity for building team spirit within a club while at the same time creating a masterpiece of art that will live on well after its debut at the symposium. This combination is a means by which chapter members become directly involved with the many benefits of being a woodturner and of belonging to a national organization of peers. Members connect with other individuals who share a common interest—a desire to learn more about their passion: woodturning excellence. The C3 challenges members to work together with one goal while transforming a concept into reality. Each person plays an important part to achieve that success."

Byron E. Rosbrugh
Wilmington Area Woodturners Association

Read Byron's article about the Chapter Collaborative Challenge from American Woodturner, October 2010.

Display & Voting

The Chapter Collaborative Challenge pieces will be prominently displayed during the symposium in an area near the Instant Gallery.

During the symposium, attendees will be invited to select, by ballot, their choice for “Best of Show” and their favorite pieces in each of the three categories, Artistic, Mechanical/Technical, and Fantasy. Votes will be tallied prior to the awards ceremony, during which winners will be recognized.



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