Contest Information

Contest will be judged on Saturday, August 19, 2017, beginning at 10 am

We ask that only hobbyists (non-professionals) enter the contest. We also ask that judges, contest workers, and their families refrain from entering the contest.


2-D Fretwork –

Projects primarily exhibit 2 dimensions of length and width with very little depth. Pieces require minor assembly/construction. Such as silhouettes, frames, ornaments (flat, slotted and compound cut), signs, word art, etc

3-D Fretwork-

Projects exhibit 3 dimensions of length, width and depth. Pieces require complex assembly/construction. Such as shelves, boxes, clocks, night lights, etc.


Projects primarily emphasize intarsia techniques in their execution.


Projects cannot be classified as either fretwork or intarsia. They must show evidence of a scroll saw being a major piece of equipment used in making the project. (You may be asked to write a brief description of how the project was made.) This category will include segmentation, non-pierced work, marquetry and inlay which were done with a scroll saw.


Classes: Basic, Intermediate, Complex

Each of the above categories will be divided into 3 classes. Placement into classes is based on the complexity of the design used for the project and not on the skill level of the participant.  The show staff will make the final determination for class after all entries are received. It is somewhat variable and will depend, in part, on other entries in the category. The division of the category into classes will be determined first by the complexity of the entry’s design and secondly by the total number of entries in the category.


  • Class winners: first, second, and third will receive ribbons
  • Best in class winner: a rosette ribbon and many other valuable prizes
  • Best in show winner: a rosette ribbon and many other valuable prizes
  • Scrollers choice winner: a rosette ribbon and many other valuable prizes
  • Junior Scroller winner: a rosette ribbon and many other valuable prizes

Entry Fees:

Age 16 and under may enter as many items as they want FREE!
The fee for folks age 17 and older will be $5.00 per item entered.

General Rules:

Fees must accompany your entry form. Entry items will be taken from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm on Friday, August 18, 2017 and from 9:00 am to 10:00 am on Saturday, August 19, 2017. By entering an item in the contest, you give permission for your name and photo to be used in promoting the contest. Contest staff will make the final determinations for placement of entries into categories and classes. When participating in this contest you agree to abide by and respect the decisions of the judges.