Open Division
The purpose of this division is to broaden the scope of the awards program. It also provides an opportunity to gauge the amount of interest in work areas not now included in the regular divisions and classifications. Creativity, Originality and Level of Difficulty will play a determining factors in this award category.

(OD-1) Miscellaneous Projects and Industrial Processes - Scoring Guide for OD-1
Miscellaneous Projects will include any project not covered by other classifications. Drawings are not required for this classification. Examples: (Woven textiles, or upholstered items)
An Industrial Processes entry will consist of two or three similar examples which display an industrial process used in construction or manufacture of products. Entries may be projects, exercises, or samples of processes. Student made molds, jigs, and fixtures along with drawings, must accompany the project. Examples: (Impregnation, bending, laminating, inlaying, wood flour resin compression, joints, welding beads, or metal erosion.) - Laminated bow are to be interested in OD-1 Groups eligible to participate A, N and P.

(OD-2) Models - Scoring Guide for OD-2
Models may be cars, boats, airplanes, steam engines, trains, other machines or mechanisms. Included in the Tech report a list should include the components (not made or purchased) by the student. Drawings are required for this classification.   Groups eligible to participate A, N and P.
3D printed projects need to be entered in MD-3: Mechanical Drawing Presentation and Architectural Models are to be entered in AD-3 Architectural Presentation, both must meet the requirements for the classification.

(OD-3) Advanced Group Projects - Scoring Guide for OD-3
A Group Projects made by two or more students in an industrial technology or vocational technical class is eligible. Student-made molds, drawings, and layouts must be included. Examples: (Newspapers, yearbooks, woodworking, metals, CAD or rapid proto-typing.) One award will be given in each of the following areas: miscellaneous and graphics, woodworking, and metalworking. Students and teacher must decide what scoring guide and test is best suited for the project presented. Only Group C is eligible to participate.

(OD-4) Furniture or Machine Restoration And Refinishing - Scoring Guide for OD-4
Furniture Restoration and Refinishing is geared to accommodate the special needs of antique connoisseurs. The focus of this division is to the preservation of historic pieces, and includes activities dedicated to quality refinishing, repairing, restoration and reupholstering. The studentís areas of expertise may include the maintenance, repair, and conservation of antiques as well as architectural fabrication and preservation; the conservation of antique objects and art; decorative painting and gilding; upholstery using the materials and styles originally employed; stone, marble and metal or machine repair and restoration. Specialties include marquetry (wood, ivory, brass and tortoise shell), carving, gilding, hand turning, caning, antique paint conservation, faux graining, and fine polishing. Fabrication work includes custom wood or metal doors and windows, wood millwork paneling, cabinetry, and molding. This classification includes any piece of freestanding furniture (metal or wood) which normally sets on the floor, on the lawn, or on the patio. Only one item will be permitted per entry except for matched pairs or sets. Two or more pieces of furniture forming a matched pair or forming a set having the same function will be admitted as one entry. A suite of furniture is not allowed. Entry must include a photo of the piece prior to work beginning.  - Groups eligible to participate A, N and P

(OD-5) Intarsia, Marquetry, Parquetry, Inlays and Wood Carving: Scoring Guide for OD-5
Intarsia, marquetry, parquetry and inlays is a beautiful three dimensional mosaic wall hanging, or decorative work in which thin pieces of wood, metal, or organic material, such as shell or mother-of-pearl, are affixed in intricate patterns to the flat surfaces of furniture. It is the craft of covering a structural carcass with veneer forming decorative patterns, designs or pictures. The result may be furniture, decorated small objects or free-standing pictures. Parquetry the art in a piece is achieved with the use of repeating geometric shapes. This use of geometric as opposed to free form pieces distinguishes the craft of Parquetry from Marquetry. Marquetry differs from the more ancient craft of inlay, in which a solid body of one material is cut out to receive sections of another. Wood carving project made of wood which involves the use of carving tools. Examples: Bird, dog, or statue. Groups eligible to participate A, N and P.