Colorado Springs, Colorado - (NAPSI) - The next time you watch a home improvement show on TV and think “I can do that,” consider this: Through the Do Good With Wood Award program, you may earn national recognition for your creativity with wood combined with your community spirit.

Whether you’re a high school student, a seasoned woodworker or a creative crafter, if you’ve used your skills to give back to the community, let Minwax recognize you for Doing Good With Wood.

The First Prize is $5,000 in cash, a workshop with wood finishing expert Bruce Johnson, and a supply of products valued at $1,000. The Second Prize is $2,000 in cash plus the products.

The program is open to virtually anyone involved in wood finishing projects, through individual effort, DIY groups, craft or hobby groups, school classes, clubs or guilds.

Past winners include a guild that made wooden holiday toys, a shop class that created a campus gathering place by building benches from a fallen tree, and a group that made beds with storage, for children transitioning from shelters to foster home care.

For more information on how to enter or to submit an entry online, visit The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2014.