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Preserved Wood in Aquatic Uses Awards



Preserved wood products have a long, rich tradition of use in aquatic environments, including docks, piers, bridges and other port facilities.

Western Wood Preservers Institute is looking to celebrate the innovative uses of preservative-treated wood products in these projects with the Preserved Wood in Aquatic Uses Awards program. The top 10 qualified entries will receive a wooden model of the Lady Washington (see below).

Please read the following before submitting a project. Entry forms can be submitted in printed form or electronically.

Click here to download a PDF form required for submitting an entry.



Submission Requirements

  • Project must prominently feature preserved wood products in either structural or non-structural uses in or over an aquatic environment.

  • Once an entry is submitted, it becomes the property of WWPI, which reserves the right to use submitted materials for future promotional uses. In entering a project, entrants give WWPI the express right to use all submitted photos in promotional materials and websites. Entrants are responsible for royalties or copyright fees resulting from the use of these photos.

  • Entry must include 5-10 high quality digital photos (300 dpi minimum resolution). Instructions for submitting the required photos digitally will be provided upon receipt of the completed entry form.

  • There is no charge for entering a project.

  • Projects must be located in the Western U.S. or British Columbia/Alberta, Canada.

  • Construction on a submitted project must be completed by Dec. 31, 2016.

NOTE: By submitting the entry form, you agree to give WWPI the express right to use all submitted photos in promotional materials and websites. Instructions for uploading photos will be sent to the e-mail address listed on the form.


The Lady Washington is a 90-ton sloop, refitted as a brigantine and named in honor of Martha Washington. It was the first American-flagged vessel to round Cape Horn, the first recorded vessel to reach the Oregon coast and the first to reach ports in Honolulu, Hong Kong and Japan.