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It’s cattle call time for the Timber Design awards

Timber Design Awards 2012Come one, come all – roll up for the 2012 edition of the NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards.

We Kiwis aren't half bad at finding innovative ways to make use of timber, from beautifully-crafted furniture to energy efficient window frames to industrial applications like wind turbine blades.

So if you reckon you have a project or product under your belt that's worthy of recognition, you'd best get in before entries close on June 22.

Share your design in a 250-word description accompanied by four to six images, fork over a $50 entry fee and glory could be yours. 

There are nine categories in this year's Timber Design awards:

Timber Innovation in Business: Most innovative use of timber to solve a business/commercial challenge

Indigenous Timber Showcase Award: The use of indigenous timber in a manner that best highlights its unique characteristics. This category is open to entries from across the spectrum of timber usage from furniture to buildings, facilities to objet’s d’art

Canterbury Rebuild Innovation: Most effective use of timber in architectural and engineering terms, as a response to the Canterbury rebuild – this award is open to both built and unbuilt
Sustainability Award: For entries that show a commitment to sustainability where there is a focus on timber, the carbon footprint, location of supply, energy efficiency
Residential Architectural Excellence: Innovative use of timber resulting in a distinctive visual impact on a standalone or multi-unit/multi-story residential building

Commercial Architectural Excellence: Innovative use of timber resulting in a distinctive visual impact on a commercial, industrial or public building

Exterior Innovation: For any wood or wood panel product that forms the exterior of a structure 

Interior Innovation: For innovative use of wood or a wood panel product as a signature feature in a predominantly wood building

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