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Entries for 2024 will open on
Friday 8 March 2024 and close on Friday 12 April 2024.


This competition is open to ALL carpentry apprentices of ALL ages – and you don’t have to work for a Master Builder, or be trained by a specific training provider.

You can check out the 2024 Entry Guide below. We have two versions, one for apprentices and one for employers. Keen for some posters for your site? Check them out here


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heads up meetings 

Heads up meetings are sessions held around the country where you can find out more about the competition. Please note: not all regions host a heads up meeting. Get in touch with your regional branch to find out more. 


Please read the terms and conditions to confirm your eligibility which include:

  • Currently employed by, or contracted to a building firm or a builder at the time of the regional competition being judged.
  • You may only enter the competition a maximum of two times, provided you are not a national winner the prior year - in which case you may not enter again.

You'll also need to have:

Completed at least two years of your New Zealand Certificate in Carpentry L4 by and still be an apprentice at the time of entries close on Friday 12 April 2024.

Note that you do not need to be working for a Registered Master Builder to enter. The competition is open to any carpentry apprentice, regardless of their training provider. 




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