The handiwork of local year 12 industrial technology students is on display at Petries Mitre 10 Mudgee this week.
The display is part of the store’s annual School Trade Awards, which is open to students from Mudgee, Gulgong and Kandos High Schools.
This year St Matthew’s students will be represented for the first time, along with a number of students from Mudgee High and Kandos High.
This year’s entries include a variety of pieces such as a dressing table made from Elm and Pecan, a foosball coffee table made from New Guinea Rosewood and Red Ironbark, a hydraulic motorbike stand, a sideboard, a wine rack a computer desk and a ute canopy.
The entries will be on display in store for a week before a presentation evening on Wednesday, November 9, at 6pm.
The presentation night is open for anyone to attend.
The works will be put under the microscope by a panel of Petries local trade business owners.
The piece that the panel names as the best entry will earn its maker a $300 Mitre 10 gift voucher.
There is also a people’s choice award which is open to the public to vote on.
Anyone can drop into Mitre 10 and fill out a voting form during the time the pieces are on display, up until the presentation night.
The student whose piece has the most votes wins a $100 Mitre 10 gift card.
The public is encouraged to visit the store and check out the craftsmanship on display in the works and vote for their favourite work.
There is also a $50 gift card to be won for anyone who votes for the winner of the people’s choice award.
“It’s worth a visit to Petries Mitre 10 to see the quality of the work on display; it’s a testament to the talent of these students,” said store manager Jason Brown.
“It is evident by the attention to detail just how much time and effort has been put into these pieces.”
All the entries will be on display at Petries Mitre 10 from Tuesday, November 1.
If you want to vote on your favourite item make sure you visit before Wednesday, November 9.
The School Trade Awards are hosted by Petries Mitre 10 each year to showcase the talents of local industrial technology students.
The popular awards are now in their sixth year.