Sustainable Native Timber Design Competition

Are you feeling creative?

Create something amazing from local native timber to enter the inaugural Sustainable Native Timber Design Competition.

Working with Wood

The focus for the Design Competition is the "best use of sustainable farm grown native timbers".

The competition is now open to woodworkers, architects, boatbuilders, designers and cabinet makers in the Northern Rivers and South East Queensland.

Let your imagination run wild, whether you want to make panelling, doors or a chair, shape a surfboard or design decorate an interior, the sky is the limit. 

Design Competition Guidelines

Prizes presented at the Sustainable Native Timber Showcase and Design Competition at Federal Hall on Sunday 15 April.

For more information please contact Kate Love
m: 0439602480
p: (02) 6688 4257

Entries close on monday 9 april and are limited so ENTER now to secure your spot!

Design Brief

By entering the Design Competition you stand to win a share of $4,000 in cash and prizes. The two categories for design are:

1. Product Design

Product Design - best use of silver quandong, silky oak and/or Queensland maple in a made product e.g. doors, furniture, panels, interior decoration, surfboards

2. Concept Design

Concept Design – best use of silver quandong, silky oak and/or Queensland maple in a drawing or plan

Meet the Judges

We are looking for local woodworkers who appreciate the quality of fine sub-tropical timber and the environmental and social benefits of growing and harvesting locally. Add simple design criteria with creative and talented local makers and we should have a fantastic array of pieces to choose from.
— Tony Kenway, Design Competition Judge

The Design Competition will culminate in a Showcase Event at Federal Hall on Sunday 15 April.


Timber Supply for Competition entries

Mark Williams
p: 0417 428105
Stokers Siding, NSW
Silky Oak (Grevillia Robusta) in various sizes  

David Kirby
p: 0417 215232
SE Qld
Plantation Grown
Silver quondong, silky oak and Queensland maple 


Federal Hall and Church
3 Federal Rd, Federal NSW