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Excellence in Craftsmanship Contest


Morgan Hill, CA


Mission Bell





Mission Bell sponsors a yearly Craftsmanship Showcase for woodworking programs at local high school, to encourage and mentor the next generation of wood craftsmen. Contest entrants are judged on complexity, functionality, joinery, color and grain matching, craftsmanship and creativity.

ABOVE 2023 First Place Winner Kade Darmen and his 3D Cutting Board project, with Live Oak School Woodworking Tech Instructor CJ Goularte and Mission Bell CEO Michael Christina

ABOVE 2nd Place winner Abel Nunes and Hollister High School CTE Instructor Mark Krause

ABOVE Abel's winning Coffee Table project

ABOVE 3rd Place winner Alan Ambriz and Hollister High School CTE Instructor Mark Krause

ABOVE Alan's winning Tortilla Press project

In order to encourage the next generation of woodworkers, Mission Bell participates in career fairs, conducts shop tours and visits local high schools to educate our youth on a career in the Millwork Industry. The yearly Excellence in Craftsmanship Contest is announced in the Fall, to provide career technical education students the opportunity to design and complete a project for Spring submission. A panel of judges from our Shop evaluates each entry, and provides feedback on each project. We then award scholarships for the top three projects to encourage a continued education path and promote woodworking at the high school level and beyond.

ABOVE Mission Bell Judges evaluating entries

ABOVE Another angle of this year's winning cutting board entry