Doing Good with Wood: MinwaxÂ® Issues Last Call for Entries for 2011 Community Craftsman Award Program
UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J., Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Minwax, the leading manufacturer of wood finishing and wood care products, announces the last call for entries for the 2011 Community Craftsman Award. Eligible participants include individuals, community groups, schools, associations and woodworking clubs or guilds that promote and participate in the betterment of their communities through woodworking. The grand prize is a $5,000 cash grant, a supply of Minwax products, and a consultation with author and wood finishing expert Bruce Johnson. One individual award winner will be recognized with a cash grant of $2,000, and two runner-up winners will receive a supply of Minwax products. The deadline for all submissions is December 31, 2011.
Recent winners of the Community Craftsman Award include a group of volunteers who built safe, snug new beds for foster kids, a high school teacher who worked with a group of students to help rebuild after Hurricane Katrina, another teacher who built new bookshelves for his town library, and high school students who built therapeutic furniture for disabled children.
“We see a wonderful variety of projects submitted to the Community Craftsman Award Program,” notes Janet Krakow, vice president, marketing, Sherwin-Williams Wood Care Products. “The projects vary in size, scope and complexity, but they all have one thing in common – the projects were undertaken by caring, committed people who used their woodworking and wood finishing skills to help others and improve their communities.”
The winners will be announced in early spring 2012 and the names posted on the Minwax Web site at minwax.com. All eligible applicants are encouraged to enter by writing a summary of recent woodworking projects that have been completed for the purpose of enhancing their community and helping others. Entries can be submitted by either (1) uploading to the Minwax website at minwax.com, (2) via e-mail by writing to email@example.com, or (3) via mail by writing to Minwax Community Craftsman Award, c/o Brushfire Inc., 2 Wing Drive, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927.
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For more than 100 years, MinwaxÃ‚® has been a leader in the development and manufacturing of high-quality wood finishing and wood care products. From wood stains to clear protective finishes, plus solutions for wood preparation, maintenance, cleaning and repair, MinwaxÃ‚® products are asked for by name by the Do-It-Yourself consumer, seasoned woodworkers, and professional contractors. Headquartered in Upper Saddle River, N.J., with a manufacturing facility in Flora, IL, MinwaxÃ‚® is part of Sherwin-Williams Wood Care Products.
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