Wootha Prize is now open as Maleny Wood Expo returns

After three years of cancellations due to the pandemic, Barung Landcare is excited to host the return of the Maleny Wood Expo to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland in 2023!

Held over the May long weekend, the expo has been a feature of the region since 1996.

Bringing together some of Australia’s finest woodworkers and timber artisans, the Wood Expo offers an exciting three-day program of entertainment, workshops, displays and talks for all generations to enjoy.

Sponsored by Sunshine Coast Council, the Sunshine Coast Wootha Prize is the feature exhibition at the Expo.

The competition showcases beautiful and sustainably crafted pieces from wood artisans and furniture makers from all over Australia.

This year, entrants are invited to explore the theme ‘Dovetails’.

With a first prize of $10,000 the Sunshine Coast Wootha Prize is a great opportunity to feature a diversity of talented artisans, skilled at working with wood.

Previous winners have gone on to further develop their skills and talent, and benefit from the lift in profile that the competition offers. 

Entries for the Sunshine Coast Wootha Prize are currently open, and close midnight March 17, 2023.

Visit www.malenywoodexpo.com for more information and to enter.