On the 30th of January and 5th of February, 2016, two preliminary regional competitions were held to select a woodcarver and a young furniture maker respectively to represent Ghana in 2016 World Wood Day event (WWD) in Nepal. 8 woodcarvers, who were selected from some major carving centres, showed their passion for wood and skills during the 10-hour competition. Although, Mr. ABOSTI, George, winner of the carving competition, was unable to show up in 2016 WWD event, the activity undoubtedly helped support local artists and carving industry in Ghana.

Venue: Queen Elizabeth II Hall, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ashanti Region

Participating Carvers:
1. Isaac Boah
2. Nathaniel Frimpong
3. Ernest Ahwiren
4. Padmore Boadi
5. George Abotsi
6. Matthias Tenge
7. ANKRAH, Akuffo
8. AFARI, Raymond

Judges for the Woodcarving Competition
1. Dr. Kafui Agyeman – Lecturer, Integrated Rural Art and Industry, KNUST, Kumasi
2. Mr. Mustapha Issah – Public Relations Officer, Center for National Culture, Kumasi
3, Mr. Joseph Agyei Mensah – Wood Carver (2014 Winner, Wood Carving Competition)

World Wood Day