FIERF Forging Competition

Each year, students will come together to compete in the Forging Foundation’s Forging Competition. The Forging Competition is a great way for students to have a hands-on opportunity to learn more about forging while competing for prizes!

FIERF Forging Competition 2023

Students and Educators, join us for the first ever FIERF Forging Competition for a hands on opportunity to learn more about forging! Teams of up to four students and one faculty advisor will compete for the chance to win recognition and prizes at this year’s Forge Fair.

Each team will forge (2) tuning forks to an assigned frequency

Schedule of Events:
November 1, 2022                Team submissions due
May 1, 2023                            Technical Report, Poster and Photograph due
May 23-25, 2023                    Forge Fair 2023 – Items on Display (Cleveland, OH)
May 25, 2023                          Forging Contest (Cleveland, OH)
  • The Best Process & Overall Winner
    • $500 to each team member 
  • Closest to the Frequency
    • $500 to each team member
  • People’s Choice Award (voted on by Forge Fair attendees)
    • Trophy to each team member

The competition is underway and the students have already begun researching materials and designing their forks.  Below are the participating schools and their team names.

Cleveland State University – CSU Viking Tunes
Colorado School of Mines – Your Average Metal Band
Georgia Southern University – Eagle Forging
Mississippi State University - Mississippi State University
North Carolina State University – NC State Forge
Purdue University – Purdue Forksmiths
The Ohio State University – Forging Bucks
The University of Alabama – UA Forging Team
University of Cincinnati – Team Alpha
University of North Texas – The Fearsome Fork Forgers
University of Pittsburgh - Metaleros


We are eager to see the results and hope that you are too.  Join us at Forge Fair May 23-25, 2023 to vote for your favorite tuning forks, and see which teams walk away victorious!

For more information on the FIERF Forging Competition, please contact Amanda Dureiko at 216-781-6260 or [email protected].