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Wood Awards & TDUK Launch

The Wood Awards is the UK’s premier competition for excellence in architecture and product design in wood. Established in 1971, the Wood Awards recognises, encourages and promotes outstanding wood design, craftsmanship and installation.

The Wood Awards’ elite independent judging panel not only judges all submitted entries but also visits the shortlisted projects in person, making the Wood Awards a uniquely rigorous competition. The Awards are split into two main categories: Buildings and Furniture & Product.

The Gold Award is given to the project that the judges deem to be the winner of winners. The buildings judging panel is led by Jim Greaves of Hopkins Architects. The furniture and product panel is led by design critic, curator and journalist Corinne Julius. The full 2021 judging panels will be announced in due course.

The Wood Awards shortlist and winners all receive exposure through the competition’s PR and marketing. The Wood Awards shortlist will be announced in September and everyone involved in a shortlisted project will be invited to attend the Wood Awards ceremony held in London in November. The shortlisted projects will be on display at the ceremony as well as at an exhibition held earlier in the year. All Wood Award winners receive certificates.

About the event:

From more than 200 projects entered, this year’s shortlist of 32 for the Wood Awards unveils the diverse, creative, and high-quality buildings and furniture being made using the world’s only truly sustainable and renewable material – wood.

Alongside the Wood Awards, the official launch of Timber Development UK (TDUK) will happen on that day,TDUK is the end result between the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) and Timber Research and Development Association (TRADA). As a result, Timber Development UK has been formed from the merger of two of the largest and longest established organisations in the supply chain.


There will be talks by some of the applicants that are part of the shortlist.

  • Event short description (used on home page):

    The Wood Awards is the UK’s premier competition for excellence in architecture and product design in wood.