Woodturning CONNECT 2023

15 March 2023

Deadline: September 18, 2023

The Worshipful Company of Turners’ biennial turning competitions are open for applications. A number of opportunities are open including:

A. The Worshipful Company of Turners’ Competitions

  • The Master’s Exhibition – a piece taking the Royal Coronation as its theme. Entry by invitation only
  • The Master’s mixed media competition – any turned item in wood and incorporating at least some leather or pewter, or both
  • Felix Levy Competition – Any piece of turning with no restriction as to subject, size or style
  • Bert Marsh Competitions – two categories, one for members of the Worshipful Company of Turners and one for holders of the Company’s Certificate in Turning.


B. Competitions organised in conjunction with the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain. Open to members of the AWGB


C. Competitions organised in conjunction with the Society of Ornamental Turners. Open to members of the SOT


D. Competition organised in conjunction with Association of Pole Lathe Turners and Greenwood Workers. Open to members of the APTGW

  • Pole Lathe, One competition, to produce a piece on a pole lathe

This competition is being held at Bodgers Ball in May 2023, though entries will be displayed at Pewterers’ Hall on 19th October 2023.

Full details and eligibility criteria can be found here.



Important dates:

Monday 18th September

  • Entry forms must be received by the Assistant Clerk by close of business on Monday 18th September. If you submit your entry after this date, we cannot guarantee that your piece(s) will be entered into the competitions

Monday 2nd October

  • Items being delivered by post or courier should arrive at the Company offices in Saddlers’ Hall, no later than 5pm on this date.
  • Please refer to General Conditions of entry 2023 for further details

Wednesday 18th October

  • All entries must be at Pewterers’ Hall by noon. Please don’t bring anything in person without having previously submitted an entry form before 18th September. No pieces will be entered into the competitions without an entry form provided before 18th September.
  • Private View and Evening Reception (invitation only)

Thursday 19th October

  • 10 am – 4.00 pm public view day and opportunity to buy, book through Eventbrite
  • 4.30 pm prize giving ceremony
  • Entries which have not been sold may be collected from Pewterers’ Hall after the prize giving ceremony

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