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Minwax® Do Good With Wood Award


Have you or someone you know used woodworking and wood finishing to improve your community? If so, Minwax® wants to recognize those good works with the Do Good With Wood Award!

This award program is open to virtually anyone who has been involved in a wood finishing project — through DIY groups, craft or hobby groups, school woodshop classes, clubs, guilds, parent organizations or simply on their own. Nominate yourself or someone in your community through December 31, 2013. Both individuals and organizations are welcome to enter!

In addition to cash prizes and Minwax® products for First and Second Prize winners, each month one lucky entrant will be randomly selected to win two gallons of Minwax® Wood Finish interior wood stain and two gallons of Minwax® Fast-Drying Polyurethane — just for entering! And every project submitted has a chance at being featured in the Do Good With Wood Hall of Fame on the Minwax® Facebook page, where the results of your hard work will be an inspiration to all!


Minwax® Announces 2012
Do Good With Wood Award Recipients

The Minneapolis Public Schools Assistive Technology Center Volunteer Program of Minneapolis, Minnesota, earns First Prize from Minwax® for using program volunteers woodworking skills to design and fabricate equipment for special needs students.

View the 2012 Winners

Details For Entry

Qualified participants must submit an entry for a project that involves working with wood and wood finishing. The award program celebrates the spirit of volunteering for the betterment of the community. Past winners include a retiree who builds wooden toys for sick and abused children and high school carpentry program students that built an entire new house for a low-income family. If you or somebody you know has completed a wood or wood finishing project that has improved a community, Minwax® encourages you to enter the 2013 Minwax® Do Good With Wood Award program!

See Official Rules

Submit a Nomination View Past Winners



First prize
- $5,000 cash prize
- Supply of Minwax® products valued at $1,000
- Consultation from leading wood finishing expert Bruce Johnson

Second Prize
- $2,000 cash prize
- Supply of Minwax® products valued at $600

Monthly Prize
- One randomly selected winner each month during submission period
- 2 gallons of Minwax® Wood Finish interior wood stain and 2 gallons of Minwax® Fast Drying Polyurethane